Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to complete my degree?

Each degree varies in length and by type of study. The MEng Degree program generally takes 1 year to complete as a full time student. Our research degrees (MESc and PhD) take longer as they involve intensive research and the presentation of a final thesis. The MESc Degree program takes approximately 2 years to complete. The PhD Degree program takes approximately 4 years.

Ordering transcripts?

Transcripts must be ordered through the Office of the Registrar. Please see their website for more information.

Status & Enrolment Letters

 For any Official Western Letters, please visit the Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar does not process on the spot requests. All orders must be made in advance online.

What safety training am I required to complete?

All graduate students are required to complete the following training within the first two months of study. Failure to do so can result in your student account being sealed. To unseal your account you will be required to pay a $50 fee and show proof that you completed all required training. 

Instructions for joining all training sessions is available here: http://uwo.ca/hr/learning/required/index.html

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WHIMIS

Training available on OWL

WHIMIS

Training available on OWL

WHIMIS

Training available on OWL

Worker Health & Safety Awareness Training

Training available on OWL

Worker Health & Safety Awareness Training

Training available on OWL

Worker Health & Safety Awareness Training

Training available on OWL

Safe Campus

Training available on OWL

Safe Campus

Training available on OWL

Safe Campus

Training available on OWL

Laboratory Safety - Hazardous Waste

Training sessions are available at the start of each term. Students must then complete the online training on OWL

Laboratory Safety - Hazardous Waste

Training sessions are available at the start of each term. Students must then complete the online training on OWL

Workplace Hazards Communication Form

When you complete this form your need to list your supervisor's email as mgaylard@uwo.ca

Workplace Hazards Communication Form

When you complete this form your need to list your supervisor's email as mgaylard@uwo.ca

Students with TA Assignments must complete Accessibility in Teaching on OWL Students with TA Assignments must complete Accessibility in Teaching on OWL

I will be away from campus for a few weeks. What am I required to do?

Any student who will be away from campus for more than 2 weeks must complete a Off Campus Request Form. Forms must be completed 1 week prior to departure. Even if you are away from campus for research or to complete work required as part of an NSERC IPS, you still must complete this form and submit it to the Graduate Office before you leave.

How much is tuition?

Tuition and fee amounts are posted at the start of each term in your student centre.  A detailed breakdown of tuition fees is also available from the Office of the Registrar

I am graduating this term. Now what?

Congratulations! Make sure that you enroll for graduation via the Student Centre before the end of term.  This will ensure your final grades are submitted on time and your name is included for Convocation.

For more information about Convocation, please visit the Convocation website.