The Schulich School of Engineering has established common minimum student admission requirements for all its graduate programs. Departments and graduate programs may have additional requirements over and above those of the Schulich School of Engineering.
In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements for admission, the Schulich School of Engineering minimum requirements are as follows:
a) BSc degree or equivalent.
b) A minimum admission grade point average of 3.00 on a four-point scale or equivalent.
c) Holders of BSc or equivalent degrees in Science, Medicine, Kinesiology or other Engineering, if accepted, may be required to take additional senior undergraduate engineering courses. These courses will not be counted for credit toward their graduate program. Holders of bachelor’s degrees from disciplines other than Engineering, Science, Medicine or Kinesiology are required to complete a minimum of 30 units make-up undergraduate engineering courses with a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a four-point scale before admission.
d) Two reference letters are required for thesis-based (MSc) graduate programs. References are not required for course-based (MEng) graduate programs.
In exceptional circumstances, students who do not meet the entrance requirements (but have BSc degrees in the same or equivalent Engineering discipline and a GPA of at least 2.70) may be considered for admission after upgrading requirements have been met. These include a minimum of 18 units of make-up courses, or 9 units of make-up courses if they have acceptable industrial experience, with a minimum grade of 3.00 on a four-point scale in each course. At least 12 or 6 units of these courses, respectively, must be graduate-level courses.
Doctor of Philosophy
a) MSc degree, or transfer from MSc program, or, in exceptional cases, BSc degree or equivalent.
b) A minimum admission grade point average of 3.50 on a four-point scale or equivalent.
c) Transfer from MSc to PhD program is allowed only after the successful completion of all courses required for the MSc degree with a minimum GPA of 3.50.
d) Two reference letters.
Holders of MSc or equivalent degrees in Science, Medicine, Kinesiology or other Engineering, if accepted, may be required to take additional senior undergraduate Engineering courses. These courses will not count for credit toward their doctoral program.