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Engineering Materials (PhD)


Next enrollment cycle

January 2024

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First Year Course Fee

USD 12,418

Course Accredited By


  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree

This is a Research based Program.

An applicant for admission to graduate studies leading to the PhD degree in Environmental engineering must normally be a graduate of a recognized university with a master's degree in applied science (MASc) or the equivalen

An applicant for admission to a course of graduate studies leading to the PhD degree in engineering must normally be a graduate of a recognized university with a research-based master's degree in engineering or applied science.

Applicants with degrees in related fields will be considered but will normally require strengthening of their background in engineering.
At the discretion of the Program Graduate Committee, Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) may be required.

  • The Engineering Materials graduate program recognizes the close relationship between advanced level education and the advancement of knowledge, and is committed to excellence in graduate teaching and research.
  • An emphasis on fundamental scientific research and strong research collaborations with industry characterize our programs.
  • Research work carried out in the program can be classified under the general field of Materials Science and Engineering. This reflects the holistic approach that we have taken whereby we build upon a firm base of scientific research (materials science) and apply it to the development of new or improved materials and processes (materials engineering).

Research is concentrated on the following aspects of materials:

  • Physical
  • Mechanical
  • Tribological
  • Chemical
  • Processing

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2024
  • May 2024
  • September 2024

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Deadline for Fall: 

  • M.A.Sc., Ph.D: April 1
  • MEng: Please review the MEng website for admission availablity

Deadline for Winter: 

  • M.A.Sc., Ph.D: August 1
  • MEng: Please review the MEng website for admission availablity

Deadline for Summer:

  • M.A.Sc., Ph.D: December 1
  • MEng: Please review the MEng website for admission availablity
  • 4 Year honours degree in a related field

Minimum TOEFL: 

  • M.A.Sc., Ph.D.: IBT-83
  • MEng: IBT-92
  • Minimum IELTS: 6.5
  • Minimum Pearson: 65


  • PhD, MASc and MEng graduate programs in Engineering Materials are administered by Mechanical,
  • Automotive and Materials Engineering upon the advice of its Graduate Studies Committee for Engineering Materials. Research is concentrated on the physical, mechanical, tribological, chemical and processing aspects of materials. The program hosts one NSERC/ Industrial Research Chair: i) Chair in Tribology of Lightweight Materials. Particular research topics include:Material Design, Development: Aluminum alloys (wrought, cast, particulate, reinforced), structure refinement, nanocrystalline alloys, solidification and precipitation processing, metal hydrides for energy applications, ceramics and cementitious materials, metallic forms, materials for batteries and fuel cells, smart materials, computational materials science.
  • Material Processing: Surface coatings, surface modification technologies (PVD, CVD, thermal spraying) welding, machining, galvanizing and galvannealing of steels, steel fabrication, nanofabrication.
  • Mechanical Properties of Materials: Creep and fatigue behaviour, deformation mechanisms, computer simulation of deformation, corrosion, erosion, impact testing, crashworthiness evaluation.
  • Light Metals Casting Technology: Advanced foundry processes for lightweight castings for automotive engines; aluminum and magnesium alloys; new generation foundry materials, solidification modelling, die
    casting process control.
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  • Tribology (Wear) Research: Friction and wear of metal matrix composites, coatings for tribological applications, development of wear resistant materials for automotive applications, micromechanical
    modeling of tribological processes.
  • Program Type: Graduate
  • Major or Degree: PhD Engineering
  • Course Load: Full Time
  • Fee Category: Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Term: Fall
  • Residence: Alumni Hall - Single in a 2 Bedroom Suite
  • Meal Plan: Full Meal Plan - moderate off campus flexibility.
  • Estimated Total
  • $ 9883.36
  • Base Tuition
  • Base Tuition -  $ 2393.10 - Assessed each term

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