The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers programs of study and research in the following disciplines leading to:

M.A.Sc. – Masters degree with thesis in:

M.Eng. – Master of Engineering degree (without thesis) in:

  • Aerospace, Materials, Mechanical Engineering, and Sustainable Energy
  • There are two options available for the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree:
    • Project Option – complete 7 courses plus a project, or
    • Courses Option – complete 10 courses

Ph.D. degrees in:

  •  Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

These degrees are offered as part of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering  (OCIMAE), or in the case of the M.A.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, as part of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering  (OCIBME). These Institutes are joint between the relevant academic departments at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.  A major advantage of this Institute structure is to allow graduate students to register directly in relevant courses at either university for credit toward their degree program.

English as a Second Language

The language of instruction at Carleton is English. For admission into Carleton’s graduate programs, you will need to demonstrate that your knowledge and use of English are strong enough for graduate studies at an English-language university.

If your first language is not English, you can prove your language proficiency by

(a) showing that you have completed ESLA 1900 or ESLA 1905 at Carleton University with a final grade of B- or higher; or by

(b) mailing official certification (transcripts) to indicate that you have studied for the last three years (full-time, non-ESL) in a university in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom or any other country in which the primary language is English, and where the language of instruction in the relevant educational institution was exclusively English; or

(c) you can submit an English-language test result as noted in the following table

English Language Test Score
Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL) 70
Paper-based TOEFL 580
Internet-based TOEFL 86 (22 in writing and speaking, 20 reading and listening)
IELTS 6.5 IELTS (min 6.0 each band)

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