Dec 13, 2019  
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Degree of PhD in Mechanical Engineering [Graduate]

Program Requirements

The Department normally requires candidates to satisfactorily complete approved courses in one major field and at least one minor field. The minimum requirements after a bachelor's degree are ★30 in graduate courses, ★18 of which must be in the major field, including MEC E 680 , plus research leading to a thesis of high calibre. For those students entering the PhD program after a master's degree the minimum course requirement is ★15 in graduate courses including MEC E 680 . Either a maximum of two MEC E 700 -level and one MEC E 500-level courses, or a maximum of three MEC E 700 -level and no MEC E 500-level courses can be credited toward the ★30 and a maximum of one MEC E 700 -level course and no 500-level Mechanical Engineering courses can be credited toward the ★15 in a post-master's program. No reading courses can be credited towards the minimum course requirements. ENGG 600 is required. Note that all courses must be approved by and additional courses may be required by the Graduate Coordinator and the Thesis Supervisory Committee.

The minimum period of residence is two academic years of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.

Length of Program

The time required to complete the PhD will vary with the individual candidate; however, a minimum of 30 months is normally required. The maximum time permitted is six years.