Master of Engineering (MEng)

The Master of Engineering (MEng) is a coursework degree requiring at least seven courses, one graduate seminar and a project. The MEng is a professionally-oriented degree.

An MEng project must show the student’s ability to carry through to completion a project of a credible level of difficulty that draws on the knowledge and experience gained through advanced undergraduate and graduate industrial engineering course work.

Alternatively, a student may elect to do two additional courses instead of the project.


Possession of an engineering baccalaureate degree or its academic equivalent from an academic institution recognized by Dalhousie University, in which the language of instruction is English, or four years of full-time post-secondary instruction at a university where English is the primary language of instruction and in a country where English is the principal language; otherwise, a satisfactory score on an approved English language examination is required.

Program Requirements

The MEng degree requires not less then 21 credit hours, the gradaute seminar and a six credit hours project. 

Undergraduate courses, in the area of a student’s interest, not taken by the student for previous credit, may be included in the program, subject to prior approval. Not more than 12 credit hours may be undergraduate credit hours.

Length of Program

The typical time to complete a MEng is one to two years.

Project Areas

Areas of project application include operations research, ergonomics, and a variety of other fields related to the professors’ specialties. Students entering the Master of Engineering program come from a variety of backgrounds, including Industrial Engineering and other branches of engineering.

Admissions Requirements

Contact Information

Subject Code: IENG
Tel: (902) 494-3125
Address: Department of Industrial Engineering
Dalhousie University
5269 Morris Street, Room 108
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 4R2
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. John Blake
Graduate Coordinator Tel: (902) 494-6068
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