Master of Engineering Programs

Professional programs are structured to assist qualified engineers in the advancement of their professional careers and to provide students with the skills necessary to address key technological challenges. We offer various technical streams within our MEng program to allow you to receive specialized knowledge in the specific area that interests you.

MEng degree programs are offered by the following departments:

We also offer unique opportunities that can be combined with the MEng degree:

Dual Degree - MEng and MBA

  • The combination of a Master’s of Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration provides students with the unique opportunity to combine the technical knowledge of engineering with leadership skills in business. This is ideal for anyone looking for a career in manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, logistics, consulting, or finance. Further, the ability to develop a new product or technology in engineering and commercialize that new product or technology at Ivey offers a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs.

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Engineering in Medicine - Collaborative Specialization

  • Modern advances in engineering science and technology have enabled the rapid development of miniaturized medical devices, customized implants, sophisticated diagnostic instrumentation, precision surgical robotics, and information technology for e-Health. The healthcare industry has become one of the world’s biggest industrial sectors providing a wide range of job opportunities in research, product development and patient care.

    Engineering in Medicine is an interdisciplinary, non-thesis Master of Engineering (MEng) program offered in the Faculty of Engineering at Western University.
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MEng Co-op Program

The Faculty of Engineering offers a Co-op option for the Master of Engineering (MEng) program. 

This option will allow MEng students to complete a Co-op in an industrial organization to enhance experiential learning and engage in other learning activities of practical interest. It will also provide an opportunity for students to gain practical experience relevant to their academic field that will assist them in their career advancements.

Students registered in this option would complete a Co-op comprised of one term in addition to the three terms of the regular MEng program (total program length will be 4 terms). For students in the combined MEng-GDip program, who opt-in to the Co-op option, the total program length will be 5 terms. In exceptional cases, if a student secures a Co-op longer than one term, the total length of the program will be extended accordingly.

The Co-op option will be offered to students who start the MEng program in the Fall term. Student can do the Co-op in the following Summer or Fall term. The Co-op option will not be available to students who start the MEng program in Winter and Summer terms.

The Co-option will be available once students start the program (the option will not be offered at the time of admission). Students can request for this option under any of the following cases:

  1. International students applying for the “Co-op work permit” prior to securing a Co-op.
  2. International students who have successfully secured a Co-op and would like to apply for the “Co-op work permit”.
  3. Domestic students (Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents) who have successfully secured a Co-op.

To Register:

  1. MEng students must submit a request to their home graduate program. Students must have a cumulative average of 75% or higher and registered as full-time students. Students are also required to submit an application through Western Engineering Career Services and pay $100 application fee. Western Engineering Career Services will provide support and services to students seeking Co-op positions.  
  2. Students can request for the Co-op option prior to the end of their second term in the program (i.e., April 30 th).
  3. For international students (Cases I and II), if they are not able to secure a Co-op AND an approved Co-op work permit before the end of their third term (cut off date: August 20 th), their registration will be changed back to the original 3-term MEng program to which they were admitted and they complete the original MEng program.
  4. If a student's Co-op is cancelled prior to its commencement, their registration will be changed back to the original MEng program.

At the beginning of the Co-op term, students will register in the Co-op Module and pay a tuition fee of $500 for the Co-op term. Through this registration they will maintain the full-time registration status in the program. Each registered student must complete the Co-op and submit a report at the end of the Co-op term. 

During the Co-op term, student are not allowed to register in any course for credit. They must complete all their course credits in the other three terms of the program.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

MEng-GDip in Engineering Leadership and Innovation

    • Faculty of Engineering offers a Combined Master of Engineering (MEng) – Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Engineering Leadership and Innovation. It is a 4-term (16 months) program where students concurrently take courses in both MEng and GDip programs. Students registered in this option must complete the requirements for both MEng and GDip programs. Once completed, students receive MEng degree and Graduate Diploma.
    • Students registered in any technical field of the MEng program in the Faculty of Engineering could opt for this option as this option does not affect or alter the technical course requirements of a particular MEng technical field.

    • MEng-GDip Combined Option

  • TUITION FEE: Tuition fees are applied to student accounts three times per year at the beginning of each term (January 1, May 1, September 1). As the Combined MEng-Graduate Diploma program is classed as a four-term graduate program, students will be required to pay tuition for four consecutive academic terms. The per-term rates of tuition for the Combined MEng-Graduate Diploma program are assessed at the same tuition rate as the stand-alone MEng program. To view current graduate program fee schedules, please visit the Office of the Registrar website
  • Program Structure (Combined option) 
    •    - Students are required to complete 8 technical courses OR 6 technical courses and a project (as per the MEng
    •      program in which they are registered)
    •    - Students are required to complete 2 professional courses, which are cross-listed as GDip elective courses
    •    - Students are required to complete 4 courses of the GDip program (3 core courses and one elective course)
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University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE) - MEng

  • The University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE), created through the partnership of three leading Ontario universities, namely, McMaster University, University of Waterloo, and The University of Western Ontario, presents a unique, innovative learning experience through a Master Degree Program in Nuclear Engineering Design with emphasis on nuclear power reactor technology. UNENE is an alliance of universities, nuclear power utilities, research and regulatory agencies for the support and development of nuclear education, research and development capability in Canadian universities.

    The UNENE program is designed to provide practicing engineers the enhanced knowledge, tools, technology as well as business and management skills, necessary to keep them at the forefront of their profession. The UNENE Master's Degree program has the enthusiastic endorsement of industrial partners OPG, AECL, Bruce Power, CNSC, CNS, NSS and COG.

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