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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

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This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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2017-2018 Graduate Academic Calendar 
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Mechanical Engineering, PhD

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Degree requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering are listed below. For general program information, admission requirements, graduate faculty lists and/or details on part-time options, see Mechanical Engineering .

Degree requirements

Students in the PhD program must complete four courses worth a total of 12 credits, the PhD Candidacy Exam (ENGR 6001G ), Seminar (ENGR 6003G ), Workshops (ENGR 6006G ) and a dissertation worth 40 credits (ENGR 6002G ).

A student who has been approved to transfer directly into the PhD program after one full year in the MASc program must complete nine courses worth a total of 27 credits, Seminar (ENGR 6003G ), Workshops (ENGR 6006G ) and a dissertation worth 40 credits (ENGR 6002G ).

Within 18 months of entry into the PhD program, PhD students must prepare a written research proposal and pass the oral PhD candidacy exam (ENGR 6001G ). PhD students must successfully defend their dissertation (ENGR 6002G ) in front of an examining committee.

Note: PhD students may not take any undergraduate-level courses in lieu of their graduate course requirements.

Courses outside of the program

Courses in other graduate programs at UOIT may be taken provided that students have not taken similar courses during their undergraduate or master’s degrees and the courses are approved by the graduate program director. At least half of a student’s courses must be within their program in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Students who wish to take courses outside of their program must gain approval from the graduate program director. Students who are uncertain about the academic background needed for a graduate course should consult the course instructor before registering for the course.

Course listing

In the list of engineering graduate courses below, courses related to the Energy and Thermofluids Engineering field are numbered as ENGR 51xxG. Courses related to the Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering field are numbered as ENGR 5221G  through ENGR 5263G . Courses related to the Design field are numbered as ENGR 527XG.

PhD students may select from the courses listed for Energy and Thermofluids Engineering, Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering, and the core automotive courses  (ENGR 53xxG).

Courses numbered ENGR 50xxG are common to all fields. Note that ENGR 6000-level courses are restricted to PhD students.

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