MSc in Mechanical Engineering

A Master of Science (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering at Lakehead University provides a transformational experience that prepares graduates to effectively and innovatively tackle the mechanical engineering challenges faced by industries and communities throughout Canada and globally. This program aims to foster students’ independent research abilities through a combination of course work and systematic research. Graduate students will benefit from small class sizes, friendly working environment and close supervisor-student interactions. The program offers three routes to the degree:

  • The thesis option fosters develops the independent research abilities of students. These objectives are achieved through a combination of course work and research. This option is ideal for students seeking to continue on to doctoral studies as well as students interested in research and development careers within industry. All thesis students must enrol full-time in the program.

  • In addition, there are two course-based options that combine advanced level coursework with either a research project or paper. The course based options allow students broad exposure to advanced topics within the field as well as the opportunity to complete a research project or investigate an emerging field of engineering through the completion of a research paper. Both full-time and flex-time options are available for course-based students.

Full details on the degree requirements can be obtained by viewing the calendar entry.

All applications to the thesis option are automatically considered for financial assistance.

Information for Prospective Students

Information for Current Students

  • Procedures and forms
  • Program announcements

Contact Information

For additional information about the Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering contact: 

Graduate Coordinator, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (807) 343-8010 ext.7175
Office: CB 4061
Engineering Graduate Administrator
Phone: (807) 343-8010 ext.7140
Office: CB 4067