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Applicants for admission whose first language is not English must meet the English Competency Requirement as specified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The minimum acceptable TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score for the Department of Mechanical Engineering is 575 on the paper-based test or 90 on the Internet-based test (the minimum score for each section is Writing: 20; Speaking: 20; Reading: 20; Listening: 20). A minimum acceptable IELTS score is 6.5. Even with passing TOEFL/IELTS scores, students may be required to take English language courses in addition to their other course work.
The admissions selection process is competitive. Not all students who meet the minimum requirements will be admitted. Typically, between 14 and 20 students are admitted to the program each year.
Online applications may be submitted by following the links from <www.uvic.ca/graduatestudies/admissions>. If an applicant is unable to successfully submit an application online, they should contact the Graduate Admissions and Records Office. The Graduate Admissions and Records Office is the official depository for all applicant documentation.
Additional information about graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is available at: <www.uvic.ca/engineering/mechanical>.
Admission To Master's Programs
Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. The minimum requirement for admission to the MEng is B and for the MASc is B (grade point average of 5.0 on the University of Victoria scale of 9.0) for the last two years of university work.
Admission to the PhD Program
The minimum requirement for admission to the doctoral program is a master's degree in science or engineering. In exceptional cases, a student registered for a master's degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering may be allowed to transfer to the doctoral program without completing the master's program.
Entry points to the department are September, January and May. International applications received after the University's deadlines may be accepted by the department, but it may not be possible to process them in time for the desired entry point or to obtain a student visa.
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