Program Learning Objectives

The Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering is focused on excellence in learning and professional development for students. This program aims not only to advance students’ knowledge and expertise beyond the Bachelor’s level in the field of mechanical engineering, but also to enable and foster their independent research skills, creative activities, and professional skills. In addition to the focus placed on original research, students will be provided with opportunities for professional development through engaging in complementary education and training in areas such as commercialization, law, business, ethics, technical writing, and communication.

The objectives of the graduate program are designed so that by the time of graduation, the MASc and PhD students will obtain and demonstrate the skills and abilities below:  

(i) Acquisition of advanced knowledge through classroom learning in conventional and specialized subjects of Mechanical Engineering and related fields; 

(ii) For MASc Students, the ability for graduates to independently conduct research and creative activities with guidance, resulting in contributions to the body of knowledge of their chosen fields. For PhD students, the ability for graduates to conduct research independently through defining, planning and solving of scientific problems to lead and advance knowledge in their field of specialization. Research outcomes should lead to creativity and competence at an international level;

(iii) Diversification of knowledge and experience beyond the immediate research field by engaging in complementary education and training in areas such as teaching/mentoring and commercialization as well as public outreach activities;

(iv) Effective delivery and communication of scholarly findings with professionals and society at large in various forms, such as oral presentations (e.g. conferences and industrial forums) and disseminations (e.g. scholarly journals, patents, and mass media outlets);

(v) Commitment to the implementation of professional and ethical standards as well as sustainable practices related to research and professional activities