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Master of Engineering [M.Eng] (Mechanical Engineering)

 1 year
 full time
 joint program & on campus

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, Carleton University

$ 22,962 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • Carleton University offers MEng in Mechanical Engineering for a duration of 1 year.
  • It is an on-campus, joint program offered on a full-time basis.
  • Mechanical Engineering is offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute that combines the research strengths and resources of Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.
  • Carleton University offers 3 graduate courses in Mechanical Engineering program of study are:
    • MASc in Mechanical Engineering (2 years)
    • MEng in Mechanical Engineering (1 year)
    • PhD in Mechanical Engineering (4 years)
  • This program prepares students for a career as engineers by combining rigorous programs and a highly supportive learning environment with practical, hands-on experience.
  • The major components of the Mechanical Engineering program are:
    • Aeronautical and Space Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Controls and Robotics
    • Materials and Manufacturing
    • Solid Mechanics and Design
    • Thermal and Fluid Engineering
  • The program provides 3 pathway options: ​coursework, research project, or thesis basis which requires students to complete an engineering project and produce a report in the last semester.
  • Graduate students at Carleton work alongside faculty, and industry, government, and other community leaders who are recognized for their research excellence.
  • The Department has over 30 full-time faculty members who are intellectual leaders in their fields of research and the student-faculty ratio of this program is 12:1.
  • University allows students collaboration with National Research Council Canada, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, National Defence, the Ottawa Hospital, and the Canadian Space Agency.
  • The Faculty of the department has received many awards like Internal awards, External Awards, Teaching Awards.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to serving society through pioneering and integrated teaching and research activities in an environment.
  • According to Maclean's rankings, the Engineering program ranks at 7th last year based on the program's reputation, research reputation, and a measure of the program's publications and citations.
  • Job opportunities after MEng Mechanical Engineering are Robotics Course, Nanotechnology, etc and the average salary goes up to 61,860 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration1 year
Fees$ 23,740 for 1 year
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Aug 31)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, Carleton University
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must hold a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field from a recognized University.
  • The related fields include a UG degree in computer engineering, engineering science, computational mathematics, applied computing, applied mathematics, computer information systems.
  • A GPA of at least 3.33/4.33 (B+ grade) is required in the Electrical Engineering program or aerospace engineering or a related discipline.
  • Students with a GPA of at least 2.67/4.33 (B- grade) or higher in other Engineering programs are also eligible to apply.

Work Experience Eligibility:

The work experience is more useful for students opting for the thesis-based Master's program and the admission is offered based upon publications, participation in research projects, and academic awards.


Students without related academic experience or work experience students should have also encouraged to apply, given they have bachelor's degrees with at least high honors standing in mechanical or aerospace engineering or a related discipline.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4 years bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree.
  • Or, completed both a bachelor’s (3 years) degree and a master’s degree.
  • Or, completed a bachelor’s degree requiring 4 years of study (e.g,  B.Tech, B.Eng, or B.Arch).
  • Or, obtain a first-class division (75% or above, Distinction or Outstanding).

Submission of GRE scores is required for this program, the recommended GRE score to get into the program is 300+.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

Required Document List

Following are the required Documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcript: A PDF copy of all post-secondary transcripts within the application or in Carleton Central.
  • Two Letter of Reference: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Statement of Intent: Explain the reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Writing Sample: Students applying for a job, internship, may be asked to provide a writing sample that allows an employer or graduate program to judge student ability to convey a written message.
  • Aptitude test results: Used to make inferences about competencies, capabilities, and future performance on the job of the students.
  • Preference Form: Some departments require students to fill in a preference form that will ask to outline their preferences for the program specialization, research area, or faculty supervisor.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.

Application Deadline

Aug 31

Scores Required

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fees$22962
Health insurance$477
Total fees$23740

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room(on campus)$ 13,354
Room(off campus)$ 10,000


Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #301/ 400

Mechanical Engineering [ International ]

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
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VISA & Work Study


  • Students need a Study Visa to stay in Canada. After receiving the study permit, they can apply for the Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
  • The cost of the Study Visa is 112 USD and valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan.
    • Completed IMM 1294 (Application for Study Permit Made Outside of Canada).
    • Letter of Acceptance (Student Information for a Study Visa from Carleton University).
    • Valid Passport (photocopy or scan).
    • Biometrics (fingerprints and photo)
    • Financial Evidence.
    • No criminal record certificate
    • Results of a medical exam.

Work Study

  • The Work-Study Program provides students a chance to get at a part-time on-campus job.
  • In On-Campus program students may work up to a maximum of 192 hours for the work-study period and earn up to a maximum of $3,000 for the fall/winter session.
  • The work-study hourly wage is $15.00/hour plus vacation pay.

Career and Placement after Course

Following are the Job opportunities of MEng in Mechanical Engineering are:

  • Piping Design and Engineering Course
  • Master of Engineering in Tool Design
  • Robotics Course
  • Mechatronics Course
  • Nanotechnology

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