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Master of Science in Engineering Management (Mechanical Engineering)

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 15.0 units in coursework and a thesis


  • Five 3-unit graduate-level courses which must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator and/or Thesis Supervisor(s)
    • At least three courses must be ENG M courses
    • No reading courses can be credited towards the minimum course requirement
  • Additional coursework may be required.


  • Registration in 900-level THES

Ethics Requirement

Engineering students must complete FGSR ethics requirements based on their programs

Professional Development Requirement

Engineering students are required to:

  1. complete FGSR’s professional development requirement, which includes an individualized career plan document called an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and eight hours of professional development activities inspired by their career plan;
  2. complete professional development requirements specific to the Faculty of Engineering:
    1. students doing their first graduate degree in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta are required to complete an ENGG Grad PD 01 module; or,
    2. students doing their subsequent graduate degree in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta who have completed ENGG 600 and/or ENGG Grad PD 01 in a previous graduate degree are required to complete four hours of professional development in the areas of communication, networking, EDI, university teaching, and career development. These hours must be included in the student’s IDP and approved by their supervisor/advisor and the department graduate coordinator

Academic Standing Requirement

Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 throughout the course of the program.

Failure to maintain the required cumulative GPA will normally result in a recommendation by the Graduate Coordinator to FGSR that the student be placed on academic probation  and/or be required to withdraw.

Residence Requirement

The minimum period of residence is two four-month terms of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.

Length of Program

The time required to complete the program will vary according to the previous training of the applicant and the nature of the research undertaken. Normally, it will take 18 to 24 months to complete the MSc.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MSc program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years.