Engineering Science (M.A.Sc., M.Eng., PhD)

With the possibility of completing the Master of Engineering in only one year, you can bolster your career with a plan for advancement.

Take full advantage of Sudbury’s idyllic location and Laurentian University’s full depth of mining, environmental, mechanical and mechatronic engineering expertise to study resource management processes.

A global centre for mining technology and research, Sudbury is the site of the world’s largest mineral exploration and mining-service clusters in the world.

It is home to two of the world’s deepest mines and is the corporate headquarter for numerous multinational mining companies. Ravaged for decades by industrial pollution, it has since been recognized by the United Nations for its widely celebrated remediation and rehabilitation success story, now referenced as the Sudbury Protocol.

The world now turns to Sudbury for environmental solutions. Laurentian’s proximity to the mining operations of Vale, Glencore, Kidd Creek, Hemlo, Red Lake, Goldcorp, Placer Dome, and mines in northwestern Quebec, as well as E.B. Eddy’s large scale wood processing facilities at Espanola, make it a natural laboratory for the study of environmental impact, management and ecological recovery issues.

Academic Advisor

For the M.Eng. (Fast Track):

Dr Krishna Challagulla

Telephone: 705.675.1151 ext 2306

Email: BhartiGraduateSchool@laurentian.ca

Office:
For all other Graduate Programs
Dr Dean Millar
Telephone: 706 675 1151 ext 2296

How to Apply
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Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

Laurentian’s Bharti School of Engineering offers a course-based M.Eng. in Engineering Science program which includes - but is not limited to: mining engineering; robotics, automation and advanced technologies in mining; and process engineering.

The program was developed in consultation with industry, as an interdisciplinary program admitting students with engineering or science degrees. It is accessible on a full- or part-time basis to recently graduated or long-standing engineers who wish to pursue a graduate degree.

Program requirements include the successful completion of ten industry relevant courses (3-credit) on a broad range of mining engineering, mechanical engineering and business management topics.

*Please note that course offerings may change and be modified to reflect interest.

  • Advanced Mine Design
  • Advanced Mine Ventilation
  • Project Management
  • Ore Reserve Estimation
  • Mine Seismicity
  • Health and Safety
  • Machine Maintenance
  • Simulation of Industrial Systems
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Fault Detection and Diagnostics
  • Advanced Rock Mechanics
  • Research Methods
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Mine Risk Management
  • Advanced Modeling and Composite Materials
  • Control of Robot Manipulators
  • Deep Mine Dynamic Rock Support
  • Advanced Solid Mechanics
  • Advanced Fluid Power Control Systems
  • Numerical Modeling in Rock Mechanics
  • Engineering Seminar
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Sample courses:*

Admission Requirements - Masters Programs 
For admission to M.Eng. or M.A.Sc. degree program, a candidate normally holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, with a B standing (70%) in mining, mineral processing, metallurgical, civil, mechanical, chemical or other appropriate branches of engineering. Candidates who hold an Honors B.Sc. in chemistry, geology, physics or another appropriate discipline are considered for admission to the M.A.Sc. program. However, before being admitted to this program, such candidates may be required to successfully complete some qualifying courses drawn from the undergraduate engineering curriculum.

Courses Taken at Other Universities - Masters Programs 

A student may be given credit towards his/her degree for graduate courses taken at other universities. The maximum number of credits awarded will be three (3) for Masters program. Advanced standing credits are usually assessed at the time the student is formally admitted into the graduate program with the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies with the recommendation the Graduate Program Committee. Once in the program any student wishing to pursue a course at other universities must obtain prior approval of the Graduate Program Committee.

Additional Coursework - Masters Programs 
With the approval of the Graduate Program Committee and the Advisory Committee, Masters students may be required to satisfactorily complete additional course work beyond the program requirements.

Admission Requirements - PhD

Applicants for admission to the PhD program normally hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university, with a minimum grade of B (70%). Applicants must provide evidence of suitable educational background and potential for advanced research in their selected discipline. Letters from referees, professional experience and publication record are additional criteria that may be taken into consideration for admission. A student with an undergraduate degree will not formally be admitted directly into the PhD program. M.A.Sc. students wishing to transfer to the PhD program without completing their program must first obtain a recommendation from their Advisory Committee. The Graduate Program Committee will then evaluate each application on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the performance of the student in graduate courses and research.

Courses Taken at Other Universities - PhD
A student may be given credit towards his/her PhD degree for graduate courses taken at other universities. The maximum number of credits awarded will be three (3) for PhD program. Advanced standing credits are usually assessed at the time the student is formally admitted into the graduate program with the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies with the recommendation the Graduate Program Committee. Once in the program any student wishing to pursue a course at other universities must obtain prior approval of the Graduate Program Committee.

Additional Coursework - PhD

With the approval of the Graduate Program Committee and the Advisory Committee, PhD students may be required to satisfactorily complete additional coursework beyond the program requirements.

Application Process

Step 1. If you are applying to the M.Eng (Fast-Track), please continue to step 2 below; otherwise, read on. 

The M.Eng., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Engineering Science, all involve a Project or Thesis and you must have a Supervisor to guide you through this. Consult the Faculty tab to find the person undertaking engineering research that is closest to your interests. Contact them to determine whether they would be willing to support your application. If so, they will send you a Project / Thesis Supervisor Agreement with their portion completed. 

Without a completed Project / Thesis Supervisor Agreement, your application for one of our Project / Thesis graduate programs in Engineering will not be considered complete. You can also contact the Graduate Program coordinator to try to connect you with the right potential Supervisor. In particular, international applicants can save both time and money by securing the support of a Supervisor first.

Securing a supervisor at this stage will expedite the admissions process.

Step 2. Click here to submit the online application. Once students have applied, they will receive instructions (typically within 48 hours) from the Office of Admissions leading them to the MyLaurentian portal. Students can access the portal at my.laurentian.ca; sign in credentials will be provided in the correspondence received from the Office of Admissions upon successful completion of an application. The following documents will be required in order to complete an application.

Documents:

  • Three Reference Forms (to begin the process at my.laurentian.ca click on "Reference Submission" on the left-hand navigation menu)
  • Statement of Interest (to be uploaded via MyLaurentian)
  • Project / Thesis Supervisor Agreement from (to be uploaded via MyLaurentian)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (to be uploaded via MyLaurentian)
  • Official Academic Transcript(s) from all post secondary studies* (Please note that current or prior Laurentian University students do not need to request transcripts)  

*Please note that official transcripts or WES course-by-course (for institutions attended outside of North America) must come directly to the Office of Admissions from the previous post secondary institution by requesting at the time of your application or by contacting the institution's Registrar's Office.

 

Step 3. Once the Admissions Office receives all information and the application is deemed complete, the application will be forwarded to the department.  An Admissions Committee meets to review the applications.

 

Step 4. The Admissions Committee will review all applications on file and make a decision regarding the suitability of each applicant.  The Admissions Committee will then make a recommendation to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Laurentian University. The Graduate Studies office will verify the dossier and if satisfactory, the Dean of Graduate Studies will forward the recommendation to the Office of Admissions at Laurentian University for admission. 

 

Step 5: If approved for admission, the Office of Admissions will send the student an Offer of Admission via MyLaurentian.  Applicants wishing to accept the offer of admission must indicate their response on MyLaurentian within 3 weeks of receiving the offer. Once the student has accepted the offer, a transition to the registration process occurs.

 

To verify Language Requirements, Transcripts and Application deadlines, please click here.

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Students must follow these regulations while in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 

Approved Fields of Study

  • Mining Engineering
  • Robotics, Automation & Advanced Technologies
  • Process Engineering

 

Engineering Science - Master of Engineering - fast track (M.Eng.)
For the M.Eng. degree, students must complete:
ENGR 5116EL  -  Masters Seminar in Natural Resources Engineering (3 cr)

ENGR 5156EL  -  Research Methods (3cr)

Additional Course work (24 credits)*


*A minimum of 18 credits must be graduate-level courses, and it may include 6 credits of non-engineering graduate level course(s) with the university, subject to the approval of the M.Eng. Program Coordinator. The remaining 6 credits can be upper year (third and fourth year) undergraduate engineering or non-engineering courses. For non-engineering undergraduate course(s), the consent of the M.Eng. Program Coordinator must be obtained.

 

Engineering Science - Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
For the M.Eng. degree, students must complete:
ENGR 5100EL  -  MEng Project (6 cr)
ENGR 5116EL  -  Masters Seminar in Natural Resources Engineering (3 cr)

ENGR 5156EL  -  Research Methods

Course work (18 credits)*


*A minimum of 12 credits must be graduate-level courses, and it may include 3 credits of non-engineering graduate level course(s) with the university, subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Committee and the Advisory Committee. The remaining 6 credits can be upper year (third and fourth year) undergraduate engineering or non-engineering courses. For non-engineering undergraduate course(s), the consent of the Graduate Program Committee and the supervisor(s) must be obtained.

 

 

Engineering Science - Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.)
For the M.A.Sc. degree, students must complete:
ENGR 5500EL  -  MASc Thesis (9 cr)
ENGR 5116EL  -  Masters Seminar in Natural Resources Engineering (3 cr)

ENGR 5156EL  -  Research Methods

Course work (9 credits)*


*A minimum of 6 credits must be graduate-level courses. This may include 3 credits of non-engineering graduate course(s) within the university, subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Committee and the Advisory Committee. The remaining 3 credits can be upper year (third and fourth year) undergraduate engineering or non-engineering courses. For non-engineering undergraduate course(s), the consent of the Graduate Program Committee and the supervisor(s) must be obtained.

 

Academic Regulations
Students must obtain a minimum grade of C  (60%) in each course. Students who fail (receive less than C) in a compulsory course must repeat it. Students who fail (receive less than C) in an elective course may repeat it or take another elective. Students may not repeat courses they have not failed. Students are permitted a maximum of one failed 3-credit course. An overall GPA of 5.5 (70%) must be maintained.

 

Engineering Science - Ph.D.

Degree Requirements

For the PhD degree, students must complete:
ENGR 6500 E – PhD Thesis (15 credits)
ENGR 6116 E – PhD Seminar in Natural Resources Engineering (3 credits)

Course work

A PhD student must successfully complete 9 credits of graduate-level courses beyond the course requirements for the M.A.Sc. degree or M.Eng. (regular and fast-track) degree. This may include 3-credits of non-engineering graduate course(s) within the university subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Committee and the Advisory Committee. In addition, all students must submit a research proposal to their Advisory Committee for approval within twelve months (three academic terms) of admission. Successful candidates must also pass an oral Comprehensive Exam within 18 months of initial registration of the student into the program, and must successfully defend a PhD thesis (ENGR 6500).

 

Academic Regulations
Students must obtain a minimum grade of 60% (C standing) in each course. Students who fail (receive less than 60%) in a compulsory course must repeat it. Students who fail (receive less than 60%) in an elective course may repeat it or take another elective. Students may not repeat courses they have not failed. Students are permitted a maximum of one failed 3-credit course. An overall average of 70% (B average) must be maintained in the PhD program.