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Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering, M.E.M.E. (January 2021 Requirements)

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Program Description

The Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering is a 24 month program for full time students with an accelerated path to complete the program in 12 months of study.  Part time students will normally be expected to complete the program in 3 years, one term, (40 months).  The program attracts highly motivated students seeking advanced training in the discrete manufacturing.    Students design their own program of studies by selecting (with approval of their academic advisor) courses of interest to them.    Applications for admission to the program are made through the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology.  Applicants will be required to complete an online interview.

The program accepts full-time and part-time students.

In addition to the general requirements for entry into a graduate program in Engineering, students must hold a degree in Engineering or Technology with at least a B average (equivalent to a McMaster 8.0/12 GPA) in the penultimate and final years.

Delivery of the program includes a strong emphasis on project‐based experience within the Manufacturing Industry, which is obtained through an industry‐based project and through projects  defined within courses.  Requirements for these are outlined below. Due to the strong practical orientation of the project components of the program, successful completion requires that students have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Students completing the Program on a course-only basis will be required to complete 10 courses from the approved list of courses. Course selection must be done in consultation with the program lead.

Students completing the Program via course and project work will be required to complete eight courses from the approved list of courses and also successfully complete the M.Eng. project. Course and project selection must be done in consultation with the program lead.

McMaster students may receive advanced standing for up to two courses (note that a maximum of two 600-level courses can count towards a SEPT graduate program) with the approval of the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.


Students wishing to pursue the course plus 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 the course based option. 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 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).

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