In order to have a successful application, it is important to understand the application process in our department.
The responsibility rests with the applicant to ensure all documents required are submitted by our deadline. Please carefully review all responses. Once an application is submitted, it is not possible to make changes unless you contact The School of Graduate and PostDoctoral Studies or The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
The Accelerated MESc is designed to encourage the very top students in MME, to complete the MESc in a format that will only require one extra year of study beyond obtaining the BESc.
This program is offered to current 3rd year Western Engineering students, and in order to be accepted into the Accelerated MESc, an applicant must have an admission average of 80% or above in each of his/her 2nd and 3rd years. For dual-degree students, the admission average is calculated based on 2nd and 3rd years of the Engineering program.
To take advantage of this program, an applicant must identify a supervisor during 3rd year, and begin his/her research project in the supervisor's lab between 3rd and 4th years. During the 4th year of study, the student is allowed to overload his/her schedule, taking 2 extra courses. In the summer following 4th year, the student starts the MESc and the research resumes. Two additional graduate courses must be taken and the research thesis is completed ideally within the next 12 months. To increase the appeal of this program, the following is suggested as a possible pathway: (1) Begin a research project in the summer between 3rd and 4th year; (2) Enrol in MME 4410 in 4th year; (3) Enrol in 2 technical electives in 4th year instead of 5 (one technical elective is replaced by MME 4410); (4) Enrol in 2 courses at the graduate level (96XX) in 4th year (one graduate course will be counted as one technical elective and the other graduate course will be counted towards the MESc); (5) Complete the research program and 2 additional graduate courses following the completion of 4th year.
We are now offering a recently created joint 2+2 PhD program, in which each student will spend 2 years at Western, and 2 years at Soochow. Each student must have one supervisor from Western and one from Soochow (Western's Mechanical and Materials Engineering participating member is Prof. X. Sun). The logistical details regarding registration to which university during the course of the program, will be outlined at the time of offer. Upon completion, each student will receive a degree from Western, and a certificate from Soochow. Applicants must meet all current Mechanical and Materials Engineering PhD admission requirements in order to be eligible for consideration. Admission requirements may be obtained here, and more information regarding Soochow Univeristy-Western University Centre for Synchrotron Radiation Research is available on their website.
**Each applicant is only considered for the degree to which he/she applies to. It is an applicant's responsibility to make certain to apply to the correct degree (MEng/MESc/PhD), as we do not switch after application submission.**
78% or B+ (North American Equivalent) in order to be categorized as fundable for the MESc/PhD admission consideration.
Assessment is based on the last two years of full-time study, or the last twenty courses.
Equivalency conversion to Western's scale is taken from various university grade conversion scales as per university regulation.
Factors that may also be considered may include publication record, industrial experience, and merit.
Note all students (with the exception of applicant's holding a scholarship from their own country), accepted into the MESc/PhD research program receive financial support that covers a minimum of basic tuition fees and basic living expenses.
There are also a number of scholarship opportunities available for students. In lieu of the financial support, students receive the value of the scholarship plus a supplement. Please visit the SGPS website for more information.
Application to our program does not guarantee admission.
An application file is only considered for the degree to which an applicant applies to.
The responsibility rests with the applicant to ensure all documentation required is submitted prior to our posted deadlines: