Graduate Studies

Welcome all current, incoming and prospective graduate students!

The graduate program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manitoba is well-recognized amongst many other Mechanical Engineering Departments across and outside Canada. We are proud to deliver a world-class graduate experience leading to degrees in Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.). All programs are led by well-established professors and adjunct professors engaged in local industry with interlocking specialization. Our graduate students have access to state of-the-art research facilities. We value the importance of challenging and relevant course work, effective supervision and high quality meaningful research. 

We continuously strive to prepare our students for many specialized career choices and to increase impact of our research programs on the local and global communities through a combined and coordinated effort by faculty members, technical support staff and graduate students. Our exciting research concentrations include Advanced Manufacturing, Automation and Control, Production and Operations Research, Materials Engineering and Processing, Composite Materials, Combustion, Energy, Aerospace, Fluid Mechanics, Multi-Phase Systems, Thermo-Fluids, Nonlinear Dynamic Systems, Biomechanics, Tele-Robotics, Fluid Power Systems, Structures, Nondestructive Testing and Diagnosis, Vibrations and Acoustics, Nano-Mechanics, and Health Care Management. Due to the inter-disciplinary nature of many of our research programs, students will have the opportunity to benefit from a selection of graduate courses offered by other departments across the university, as well as co-supervision by academics across the Faculty of Engineering and Science. 

During the course of your study as a graduate student, you will have ample opportunities to be considered for a variety of financial supports, including Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Postgraduate Fellowships, Faculty of Graduate Studies Fellowships and Scholarships, Research Assistantships by the academic advisers and Entrance Scholarships for international students. There are also sufficient Teaching Assistant positions budgeted and available in the department to accommodate those students wishing to assist academics in teaching. In addition, partial travel awards are available from various sources (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Graduate Student Association) for graduate students to attend conferences.

The University of Manitoba International Centre for Students offers programs and services to help international students before and after their arrival to ease their transition to Canada and ensure their experience is enjoyable, safe, and successful. We are proud of our long history of graduate programs and the fact that our past graduate students are in high demand by industry, research laboratories and universities. We are also proud that we have a program in place at our department that engages our graduate students as members in national and international professional societies including Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME) and American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME).

Graduate studies and research is full of fun, challenges and rewards. The experience of being the first to observe, create or understand something is wonderful. I invite you to visit our web-site and contact us with any questions you may have. To those who are considering our department for their graduate studies, we hope to, one day, have you as a member of our community.

Dr. Mark Tachie
Associate Head, Graduate Studies