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Graduate Studies at McGill's Faculty of Engineering


McGill's Faculty of Engineering Graduate Programs and Research Areas

Architecture | Chemical Engineering | Civil Engineering | Electrical & Computer Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Mining and Materials Engineering | Urban Planning


  • Professional graduate program leading to a M.Arch.
  • Accredited by:
    • Canadian Architectural Certification Board
    • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards in the USA
  • Post-professional M.Arch and Ph.D. degrees available.
  • Research Areas : History and Theory of Architecture, Cultural Mediations and Technology, Urban Design and Housing. 

Chemical Engineering

  • Graduate programs leading to a M.Eng., Ph.D., or a non-thesis M.Eng.
  • Advanced graduate courses emphasizing important fundamentals such as: Heat and Mass Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Computational Methods, and Thermodynamics.
  • Specialized courses in: Bioengineering, Environmental Sciences, and Materials
  • Research Areas: Advanced Materials, Polymers, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Energy, Environmental Engineering, and Plasma Science and Technology. 

Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics

  • Graduate programs leading to a M.Eng., M.Sc. and Ph.D.
  • Advanced courses of instruction and laboratory facilities
  • Research areas: Structural Engineering, Infrastructure Rehabilitation, Materials Engineering, Risk Engineering, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and Transportation Engineering. 

Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Graduate programs leading to a M.Eng. and Ph.D.
  • Extensive research interests and facilities with more than 50 faculty members and 300 graduate students.
  • Research Areas: Bioelectrical Engineering, Telecommunications and Signal Processing, Systems and Control, Integrated Circuits and Systems, Nano-Electronic Devices and Materials, Photonics Systems, Computational Electromagnetics, Power Engineering, and Intelligent Systems. 

Mechanical Engineering

  • Graduate programs leading to a M.Eng., M.Sc. and Ph.D.
    • Master in Manufacturing Management from the Faculty of Engineering and the Desautels Faculty of Management.
    • Master in Aerospace Engineering for bilingual students, in partnership with other Quebec Universities and local industry.
  • Research Areas: Aerodynamics, Aeroelasticity, Combustion, Fluids and Thermal Engineering, Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Dynamics and Control, Vibration and Structural Dynamics, Design and Manufacturing, and Bioengineering. 

Mining and Materials Engineering

  • Graduate programs leading to a M.Eng., M.Sc. and Ph.D.
  • Research areas : Geomechanics, Mining Environments, Strategic Mine Planning and Optimization, Stochastic Modelling, Operations Research, Mineral Economics, Materials Handling, Process Metallurgy, Computational Thermodynamics, Hydrometallurgy, Effluent and Waste Treatment, Mineral Processing, Metal Casting and CFD Modelling, Surface Engineering, Composites, Ceramics, Electron Microscopy, Automotive and Aerospace Materials, Biomaterials and Nanomaterials. 

Urban Planning

  • Graduate program leading to Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) and an ad hoc Ph.D. in Urban Planning, Policy and Design.
  • Accredited by The Ordre des urbanistes du Québec, The Canadian Institute of Planners. Founding member of Villes et développement
  • A formal specialization in urban design is offered within the M.U.P. program, allowing students to complete a semester in Barbados as part of the Barbados Field Study program.
  • Research Areas: Planning History and Theory, Metropolitan Development and Governance, Urban Design, Landscape Planning and Ecology, Housing and Urban Form, Environmental Policy and Planning, Sustainable Community Development, University-community Partnerships, Planning in Developing Countries, Land Use and Transportation Planning.