Changing Graduate Programs

The Department allows students to transfer between programs subject to certain conditions detailed below. 

Transfer from MEng (Non-Thesis) to M.Sc. Thesis.

Students must submit an application in uApply. Please contact the Department for additional information.

Transfer from MEng Aerospace (Non-Thesis) to M.Sc. Thesis.

Students must submit an application in uApply. Please contact the Department for additional information.

Changing Programs from MEng to PhD

The Department allows students to transfer between programs subject to certain conditions detailed below.

Fast-track from M.Sc.. (Thesis) to Ph.D.: An outstanding student may request a transfer (“fast-track”) into the Ph.D. program without submitting a master's thesis, provided that the following requirements are met: • The application must be made within 15 months of initial registration in the M.Sc. (Thesis) program. • At least four courses at the 500 level or above toward the M.Sc. requirement were completed • The courses were completed (or will be completed) in no more than two terms. • The student has a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher. • The supervisor supports the transfer. The request must include a current CV, Personal Statement, a transcript of the student's McGill grades and the letter of support from the supervisor. It is reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee for evidence that the student is academically outstanding and has strong research capabilities. If the request is approved, the student will be asked to submit an application to the Ph.D. program, and a decision form will be sent to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to effect the transfer. Within the first term of the transfer, the student must complete any outstanding coursework credit (16 credits) from the Masters program and must complete the Literature Review (MECH 700). The normal Ph.D. course requirements must be fulfilled within one year of the transfer.

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