Graduate Handbook

Graduate studies can be exhilarating, confusing and stressful in equal measures. This handbook is designed to reduce the confusion and stress by providing information about the Department, people who can help you, resources that are available for your use, and answers to frequently asked questions.

2018-2019 Graduate Handbook



  1. Introduction, p.4

  2. Advising and Course Selection, p.5

  3. Program Information, p.6

    • Master of Engineering
    • Master of Applied Science
    • Doctor of Philosophy (incl. Qualifying Examination)
    • Graduate Diploma
    • Thesis Guidelines (incl. Scope of Masters and PhD Theses)
    • Transfer Credits
    • Transferring Programs
    • Leave of Absence
  4. General School of Engineering Information, p.14

    • Offices
    • Lab Usage
    • Computer Access and Use of SOE Computers
    • Photocopying and Printing
    • School of Engineering Vehicle Usage
  5. Administrative Personnel, p.18

  6. Forms and Additional Resources, p.20

  7. Timelines and Procedures for Completion, p.21

  8. Guidelines for MEng Oral Examination, p.24

  9. Guidelines for Oral Examination of Thesis (MASc and PhD), p.25

    • Role of the Chair
    • Role of the Examiner
    • Maximum Duration of Oral Examination
    • PhD Oral Examination
    • MASc Oral Examination
  10. Post Defense/Presentation Procedures, p.28

  11. Financial Information and Awards, p. 29

    • Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)
    • Graduate Service Assistant (GSA)
    • Scholarships, Fellowships and Bursaries