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Programs Offered and Timelines

The Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering provides course- and research-based training to graduate students leading to acquisition of the degrees of Master of Applied Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering. The program is focused on nurturing excellence in learning and professional development for graduate students. It aims not only to advance students’ knowledge and expertise beyond Bachelor’s level in the field of Mechanical Engineering, but also to enable and foster their independent research skills, creative activities and entrepreneurship skills.

  • 4 years Full-time

Our graduate program also offers part-time MASc, PhD and Direct PhD programs.

Minimum Requirements

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:

MAScPhDDirect PhD
Past Degree in EngineeringB in each of the past two years of undergraduate studiesB+ in each of the past two years of graduate studiesA- in each of the past two years of undergraduate studies
Past Degree in Non-EngineeringB+ in each of the past two years of undergraduate studiesA- in each of the past two years of graduate studiesA in each of the past two years of undergraduate studies

English Proficiency Requirement:

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)550
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)79-80
IELTS (Academic Module)6.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Pass
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP) Graduate with Pass
CAELOverall score of 60, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC1
Minimum CAE ScoreC
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How to Apply

There are two ways to apply for our graduate programs.

Method 1- Applying with a prospective supervisor:

You can reach out to the faculty members (people page) to see if they have any open positions in their groups. We recommend that you review their personal websites to see if you are interested in working with them. You can also contact the professors according to the research areas below:

Method 2- Applying without a prospective supervisor:

You can apply directly to the program without having any prospective supervisor (please see below). However, we strongly recommend that you follow method 1 above for your application as it increases the chance of admission substantially. 

Document Required

The following documents should be submitted to the program (and the prospective supervisors if you are following Method 1 above).

  • all undergraduate degree transcripts
  • all master degree transcripts (for PhD)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a cover letter elaborating on your professional goals and motivations for pursuing graduate studies
  • two confidential letters of recommendation (or contact information of your referees if you are following Method 1)
  • 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 here.

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