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Graduate Studies Calendar 2020-2021 Program Descriptions Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing ENME
Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing - ENME
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Location: Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 505
Program number: 403.220.4153/3541
Fax: 403.282.8406
Email address: gradenme@ucalgary.ca
Web page URL: schulich.ucalgary.ca/mechanical-manufacturing

1. Degrees and Specializations Offered

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MSc), thesis-based
Master of Engineering (MEng), thesis and course-based

The MEng program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Specializations:

Certificate Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering

2. Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Schulich School of Engineering minimum requirements, the Department’s requirements are as follows:

Master’s Programs (MSc and MEng)

a) A Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree or equivalent.

b) A minimum admission grade point average of 3.00 ("B") on a four-point scale or equivalent.

c) The admission requirements for both the MEng program and MSc program are the same.

Doctor of Philosophy

See Engineering Programs.

4. Advanced Credit

See Engineering Programs.

5. Program/Course Requirements

In addition to Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Schulich School of Engineering minimum requirements, the Department requires:

Master of Engineering (course-based)

30 units, of which 12 units may be taken from outside of the Department, and no more than 12 units can be senior undergraduate courses (500-level).

Master of Engineering (thesis-based)

a) At least 15 units, of which 6 units may be taken from outside the Department, and no more than 3 units can be a senior undergraduate course (500-level).

b) In addition to the 15 units, students must present at the annual Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Conference in the Winter Term to receive credit for Mechanical Engineering 613.

Master of Science

a) At least 15 units, of which 6 units may be taken from outside the Department, and no more than 3 units can be a senior undergraduate course (500-level).

b) 3 units must be selected from either Mechanical Engineering 631 or 633.

c) In addition to the 15 units, students must present at the annual Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Conference in the Winter Term to receive credit for Mechanical Engineering 613.

Doctor of Philosophy

a) For students entering the PhD program with a MSc or equivalent, at least 6 units beyond the Master's degree are required at the graduate level (600-level or higher).

b) For students without a MSc or equivalent, at least 21 units at the graduate level (600-level or higher) are required. Of these courses, 6 units may be taken from outside the Department, no more than 3 units can be a senior undergraduate course (500-level), and three units must be selected from either Mechanical Engineering 631 or 633.

c) In addition to the courses listed in (a) or (b), students must present at the annual Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Conference before their candidacy exam to receive credit for Mechanical Engineering 713.

d) Following the candidacy exam, students must make one additional presentation at the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Conference in the Winter Term as partial fulfillment of the degree requirement.

Note: The student's supervisor and the Associate Head (Graduate Studies) must approve all courses taken outside of the department.

Pipeline Engineering Specialization

Students wishing to complete the Pipeline Engineering Specialization must complete the degree requirements stated above and include the following:

  • MEng (course-based): 18 units of Pipeline Engineering approved courses;
  • MEng (thesis-based): 9 units of Pipeline Engineering approved courses with a Pipeline Engineering project;
  • MSc: 9 units of Pipeline Engineering approved courses with a Pipeline Engineering project;
  • PhD: 6 units of Pipeline Engineering approved courses with a Pipeline Engineering project.

Pipeline Engineering Approved Courses

ENME 619.10 or 620 ENME 619.46
ENME 619.11 or 622 ENME 619.49 or 630
ENME 619.12 or 624 ENME 619.50
ENME 619.16 or 626 ENME 619.55
ENME 619.20 ENME 619.57 or 634
ENME 619.23 ENME 619.67 or 636
ENME 619.26 ENME 619.74 or 638
ENME 619.27 or 628 ENME 619.90 or 640
ENME 619.35 ENME 667
ENME 619.40 or 632 ENME 669
ENME 619.45  

This list is provided as a reference. Please be advised that not all of these courses may be offered in any one semester. For more information about approved courses, contact the Graduate Program Advisor at pec@ucalgary.ca.

Further information about this specialization is available on the Pipeline Engineering Centre's website schulich.ucalgary.ca/pec.

6. Additional Requirements

None.

7. Credit for Undergraduate Courses

See Section 5 for details.

8. Time Limit

See Engineering Programs.

9. Supervisory Assignments

MEng (course-based) students in the department do not require a supervisor.

See Engineering Programs.

10. Required Examinations

Candidacy Examinations

Doctoral students must pass an oral Field of Study examination and an oral defence of the thesis proposal. For complete details of the examination format and other candidacy requirements, see the Candidacy Requirements document available on the Department website.

Thesis Examination

See Engineering Programs. In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Schulich School of Engineering requirements, the program requires:

Scheduling of the Examination
All members of the Supervisory Committee must have reviewed the student’s draft thesis document before an examination can be scheduled.

Composition of the Committee
The Internal Examiner must be external to the home program.

11. Research Proposal Requirements

Doctoral students must complete a written thesis proposal and an oral defence of the thesis proposal. See the Candidacy Requirements document available on the Department website for further information about the proposal requirements and evaluation process.

12. Financial Assistance

The MEng program is self-funded.

See Engineering Programs.

13. Other Information

Students may hire an editor to copyedit their theses subject to the conditions outlined in the Faculty of Graduate Studies Thesis Guidelines.

See Engineering Programs.