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 terminal degree (does not lead to a PhD).

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.


Possession of a 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 two years

Research Areas

Areas of research include operations research, ergonomics, and a variety of other fields related to the professor's specialties. Students entering the Master's program come from a variety of backgrounds, including Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, and others.

Learn more about research in the department.

Admissions Requirements

Contact Information

Subject Code: IENG
Tel: 902-494-1288
Address: Faculty of Engineering, Graduate Studies & Research Office, Sexton Campus, 1360 Barrington Street,
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3J 2X4
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. John Blake
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-6068
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