Master of Applied Science and Doctor of Philosophy

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a relevant engineering (e.g., mechanical engineering, material engineering, or electrical engineering) or sciences (e.g., physics, chemistry, or biology) program. For the PhD program, applicants must hold a master’s degree equivalent to the Mechanical Engineering MASc degree at York University, conferred by a relevant engineering (e.g., mechanical engineering, material engineering, or electrical engineering) or sciences (e.g., physics, chemistry, or biology) program.

The minimum admission requirement for the programs are listed in the table below:

  • APPLICANT’S PAST DEGREE
  • Past Degree in Engineering:
  • Past Degree in Non-Engineering:
  • MASc
  • B in each of the past two years of undergraduate studies
  • B+ in each of the past two years of undergraduate studies
  • Direct PhD
  • A- in each of the past two years of undergraduate studies
  • A in each of the past two years of undergraduate studies
  • PhD
  • B+ in each of the past two years of graduate studies
  • A- in each of the past two years of graduate studies

Applicants must provide the following in their application package

  • all of their undergraduate degree transcripts
  • Their MASc transcript (for PhD)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a cover letter elaborating their professional goals and motivations for pursuing graduate studies
  • two confidential letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants who have not completed four full years of studies at the secondary-school level or university level in a country where English is a primary language or where English is the primary language of instruction must demonstrate their language proficiency in English. (Accepted tests include Test of English as a Foreign Language,  International English Language Testing System or the York English Language Test.)

More detailed information can be found at http://futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/language_tests#exemptions

You must reach out to faculty members and receive acceptance from them as your supervisor. With this application method students would contact the professors they are interested in working with. A full list of the professors in the mechanical engineering department can be seen on the people page. Prospective students would send their CV, transcript, and a one page summary of why they are interested in working with the selected professor. If the interests of the student and the professor align they will then follow up with next steps to apply which can be found here:

For more information about the application process and our graduate program, visit the graduate department’s website for Mechanical Engineering here.