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.