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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Mechanical Engineering

Offered by: Mechanical Engineering     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Candidates normally register for the M.Eng. degree in the first instance. However, in exceptional cases where the research work is proceeding very satisfactorily, or where the equivalent of the M.Eng. degree has been completed at another university, candidates may be permitted to proceed directly to the Ph.D. degree without submitting a master's thesis as long as they have satisfied the course requirements for the M.Eng. degree.

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses

  • MECH 700 Ph.D. Literature Review

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Preparation of a written literature review.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • This course must be completed in the student's second term, within 8 months of initial registration in the program.
  • MECH 701 Ph.D. Thesis Proposal

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Preparation of the Ph.D. thesis proposal by the student.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • This course must be completed in the student's third term, within 12 months of initial registration in the program.
  • MECH 702 Ph.D. Comprehensive Preliminary Oral Examination

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Presentation of the Ph.D. thesis proposal by the student and oral examination of the student's background in related areas.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • This exam must be taken in the student's fourth term, within 16 months of initial registration in the program.
Faculty of Engineering—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)