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, or 450-500 hours, 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 (if it is incomplete, your supervisor will be notified)
- 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
- 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
Students who started 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 not submitted to the MEng/Graduate Office. It is written in addition to the final report, which is due at the end of the project.
Found your Project?
- In consultation with your supervisor, complete an MEng Project Registration form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete an SGS Add/Drop form requesting enrolment in CHE2222H and CHE1800Y and send it to email@example.com
- Finish CHE2222H Safety Training (even if your project is not in a lab)
- Safety Training must be completed before you can start work on your project. If you do not complete Safety Training, your supervisor will be notified.
- Complete an RRF and send it to Health & Safety for approval (even if your project is not in a lab)
- If you need keys to a lab, show Nivetha Pandi your approved RRF to receive them
Finished your Project?
- IMPORTANT: Read about how to format and submit your final MEng project report
- See Finishing Up for next steps
- If you are interested in presenting your MEng project results at our MiC Series, contact the MEng Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
MEng Project of the Year Award
Every year, we award two MEng project students a $500 award for receiving the MEng Project of the Year Award.
Faculty members: If your student did an excellent job on their MEng project, consider nominating them for the MEng Project of the Year Award. Nominations can be sent to email@example.com at any point in the year. The award decisions will be made in May of each year and awarded shortly after that.