MEng students may optionally complete an MEng project. The project replaces three half-credit technical CHE courses in the MEng program requirements. A CHE faculty member (or a faculty member with a CHE appointment) must supervise a project.
An MEng project should entail a critical review of the relevant literature, data collection and analysis, and possibly new theory. Projects usually take 6-8 months to complete (approximately the same duration as three half-credit courses). However, project duration can vary, so students should discuss this with potential supervisors before starting a project.
Ways to Find an MEng Project
- Refer to our list of existing projects
- Attend MEng Project Day (an annual event held in September where CHE faculty members present their MEng projects to MEng students)
- Suggest your project ideas to CHE faculty members
Important Information about MEng Projects
- Projects can start and end at any time (i.e., starting or ending partway through a term is permitted)
- Students must complete CHE2222H (Safety Training) before beginning work on a project
- CHE2222H is an online course that takes 1-2 days to complete and does not count as one of the half-credit courses in the MEng program requirements
- Students must complete a Research Registration Form (RRF), even if their project is not in a lab
- After starting a project, students must be continuously registered (section 6.1.8) until the project is complete
- To complete a project, students must write a report and submit it to their supervisor
- Supervisors may make correction recommendations to the report, which should be incorporated into the final version of the report
- When a project student requests graduation, their supervisor must email the MEng Coordinator at email@example.com and confirm that the project is complete (see Finishing Up)
NEW: Interim Report Requirement (beginning Summer 2022)
Students starting an MEng project in Summer 2022 or later are required to write a short (1-5 pages) interim report that:
- outlines the project’s goals and objectives
- summarizes the progress made toward these goals and objectives
- identifies any problems encountered
The interim report is due to the student’s supervisor at the mid-point of the project and is not graded. It is in addition to the final report, which is due at the end of the project.