Students wishing to pursue the project-based option must submit a project proposal for approval by both the faculty lead as well as the Associate Director of Graduate Studies in SEPT. If the project is not approved by either individual, students will be reverted to course based stream. Students are encouraged to develop their own ideas and find industrial sponsors. Projects are ideally undertaken at local companies but may be conducted at locations inside Canada or abroad with the Program Lead’s approval and provided that none of the work on the project was done prior to admission into the program. Project groups or individuals will have an industry‐based supervisor (stakeholder) with whom the student team can discuss progress, arrange trials etc. Students will also have an academic supervisor who will normally have some expertise in the subject area. It is expected that the teams will meet with their supervisors on a regular basis to discuss their progress.
The project team will orally defend their final project report to an examination committee comprised of their academic supervisor and the second reader (faculty member).
Students enrolling in the program choose their courses in one of the following streams:
- Automation and Smart Systems,
- Automotive, and
- Digital Manufacturing
Each stream has a set of core courses and a set of recommended elective courses. Students can take maximum of 2 half courses (one term courses) at 600 level.
Students wishing to take an elective course outside of the recommended electives need to obtain a written permission from their graduate advisor.
Students have to complete the minimum required number of core courses in order to complete the program
There are 2 pathways towards the degree:
6 courses + project
- 1 required course
- 1 professional development course
- 3 to 4 core courses
- 0 to 1 elective course
Students pursuing this option, in addition to taking 6 courses specified above, must register for the project courses:
- SEP 799 / M. Eng. Project in Systems and Technology
- 1 required course
- 1 to 3 professional development courses
- 4 to 7 core courses
- 0 to 3 elective courses
All full-time students must register for the seminar series courses (attendance is mandatory), which are:
SEP 771 / W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology Practitioner’s Forum Part I (seminar series, full-time students only)
SEP 771 / W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology Practitioner’s Forum Part II (seminar series, full-time students only)
SEP 771 is a seminar series presented by guest speakers, invited by the School, of relevance to all M. Eng. programs at the School. All full-time students are required to take these courses. Course grades are either ‘pass’ or ‘fail’. In order to pass the course, the student must attend a minimum of 80% of the seminars.
Students should note that not all courses are offered every year.