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Admission Requirements and Application Procedure for Prospective Students

Please read through the admission requirements and application deadlines first before proceeding to the application instructions at the bottom of this page. 

Please note that ADMI applications are accepted ONLY from Canadian citizens and permanent residents

General Admission Requirements
  • Academic Requirement
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement
  • Application Deadlines
    Application Instructions


    General Admission Requirements

    1.  Academic Requirement:

    Masters-level applicants: A minimum of B+ (78-80%) academic standing in the last two years of a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited Canadian university or its equivalent.  

    PhD applicants: A minimum of B+ (78-80%) academic standing in a Masters degree from an accredited Canadian University or its equivalent.
    Although a Ph.D. candidate will normally hold a Master's degree, it is possible for a Master's candidate to transfer registration directly to a Ph.D. program without completing the Master's program.  Exceptionally strong students may apply to transfer directly to a Ph.D. program from a M.A.Sc. program, without first completing all of the M.A.Sc. degree requirements, by fast-tracking.  Information on this option is available in our Degree Regulations section.  

    Applicants whose degrees were obtained outside North America should check the SGS Admission Requirements website.  The International Degree Equivalencies Chart will help you assess whether you are eligible for entry into one of our graduate programs.  Please note that although the minimum grades listed are equivalent to a mid-B grade, MIE has a minimum requirement of B+.

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    2.  English Language Proficiency Requirement:

    All applicants holding degrees from universities in countries in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency.

    This requirement applies to applicants from, but not limited to, Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, Iran, the Middle East, Israel, the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, most European countries, and non-English-speaking countries in Africa. 

    Applicants may not use Language of Instruction to waive the English language proficiency requirement.  Partial completion of a degree in a country where the official language is English is also not sufficient to waive the English language proficiency requirement.

    This requirement should be met at the time of application.  We will NOT offer admission to applicants who do not meet the English language proficiency requirement.

    If you have previously been denied admission to the University of Toronto on the basis of your English language proficiency, you must submit new test scores that meet the current minimum from one of the standardized tests.

    You may demonstrate your facility in English using one of the following methods:

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    Required scores: 237 Computer-based (or 580 Paper-based) and TWE 4.0

    Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) - INTERNET-BASED TEST (iBT)
    Required scores:  MINIMUM 22/30 for Writing AND 22/30 for Speaking AND OVERALL TOEFL score 93/120
    NOTE: ALL parts of the TOEFL iBT requirements as above should be met on the SAME test.  For example, if you achieve an overall score of 93 or above, but do not achieve a minimum of 22/30 in either Writing or Speaking, your scores will NOT be accepted as proof of English language proficiency.

    Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
    Required Score: 85

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic Module)
    Required Score: 7.0

    The Certificate of Proficiency in English(COPE)
    Required Score: 86 (writing = 32, reading = 22, listening = 22)

    Equivalency comparison based on previous COPE scoring system:

    00 – 21 (Level 0); 22 – 31 (Level 1); 32 – 45 (Level 2); 46 – 60 (Level 3)


    UofT School of Continuing Studies Academic Preparation Course
    Required Score: a final grade of B in Level 60


    Important Note: The University of Toronto does not have the resources to admit all qualified applicants - meeting the minimum requirements does NOT guarantee admission.  The application process requires considerable amounts of your time and some expense in terms of a non-refundable application fee.  We therefore encourage you to consider carefully before submitting an application.  The application package and fee will not be returned to unsuccessful applicants.  The University does not provide free preliminary assessments of credentials.

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    *September 2009 Application Deadline - Extended to May 01, 2009

    Application Deadlines       

    Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents:

    Start Date

    M.Eng. Deadline

    M.A.Sc. Deadline

    Ph.D. Deadline

    September

    June 1

    February 1

    February 1

    January

    October 1

    June 1

    June 1


    Visa Students:

    Start Date

    M.Eng. Deadline

    M.A.Sc. Deadline

    Ph.D. Deadline

    September

     n/a

    February 1

    February 1

    January

    n/a

    June 1

    June 1



    Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their complete applications early. 
    Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.

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    Formal Application Instructions

    2008-2009 Application Cycle - PhD, MASc, MEng
    Please note that the application instructions have changed significantly for the 2008-2009 application cycle.  It is applicants' responsibility to ensure they meet the minimum admission requirements and follow the correct instructions.

    1. Ensure you meet the MIE admission requirements.
    1. Applicants must submit an online application using the School of Graduate Studies Admissions Application website.  As you submit your applicant profile, the SGS Admissions Application website will prompt you to make arrangements for payment of the application fee. You may pay the application fee on-line or off-line. The fee is payable on-line by credit card, or off-line by credit card, certified cheque or money order. Cheques and money orders should be made payable to the University of Toronto. If you pay off-line, you must forward a hard copy of the‘Offline Payment Form’ along with payment directly to the School of Graduate Studies.
    • Once you access the SGS online admissions application and enter your contact information an applicant identification number and a password will be emailed to you. You can leave and return to your application at any point until you move to the payment stage. At that point you can return to check on the status of this application including whether we have received your supporting documents.
    • Payment of your application fee must be received by the School of Graduate Studies before we will consider your application. You may pay online by VISA or Mastercard. This payment method is secure as the transaction is handled by Mirapay, a third party authorized by VISA and Mastercard. Mirapay provides the School of Graduate Studies with payment confirmation only. SGS and the University of Toronto will not have access to your credit card information. Please note that the process requires that popup blockers on your web browser be disabled.
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: The application fee is non-refundable, regardless of the circumstances.  The application fee cannot be transferred to other applications and will not be returned even if you do not complete the rest of the application process.  Each application (to different Start Date / Graduate Unit / Program Type) requires a separate application fee be paid.  When you are completing the SGS application, you must ensure that you have selected the correct Start Date, Graduate Unit, Program Type, Attendance Type, Program/Degree and Collaborative Program (if applicable).  If you incorrectly enter this information and pay the application fee, you cannot request a refund or a change to your application - you would have to submit a new application with the correct information and pay a new application fee.
    1. Applicants must submit the required paper documents as listed below by the appropriate application deadline.
    Reminder: Documents submitted as part of your application will NOT be returned under any circumstances. The MIE Graduate Studies Office will not forward these documents to other departments or institutions and will not provide copies.

    ADMI - Master of Engineering in Design and Manufacturing (www.admicanada.com)
    The ADMI program are open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

    Applicants to the Industrial Master's Program in Advanced Design and Manufacturing (ADMI) should read the ADMI Application Instruction Guide.




    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (Check List)
    Completed
    1. “SGS Application Mailing Sheet”:
    • this sheet MUST be submitted first!  (Important:  Applications without this document WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED)
    • how to print:
      • login to the School of Graduate Studies Admissions Application website
      • select the application to MIE and view your “Supporting Documents”
      • click on “mailing sheet”

    2. English language proficiency test scores (if applicable):
    • see MIE English language requirements
    •  applicants who do not meet this admission requirement will not be considered. This requirement should be met at the time of application
    • TOEFL: you should submit an unofficial paper copy and arrange for ETS to send your scores directly to the University of Toronto (institution code 0982).
    • IELTS (Academic module) or MELAB: you should arrange for Official scores to be sent directly to the Department.

    3. GRE scores (optional):
    • GRE scores are not required but are recommended
    • if you have taken the GRE, please submit an unofficial paper copy of your scores

    4. Official Transcripts:
    • We require ONE copy of Official Transcripts from ALL former post-secondary institutions attended (whether or not a degree has been granted)
    • To be considered official, transcripts must be submitted as follows:
      • individually enclosed in an envelope that is sealed and signed by the issuing institution (Academic Registrar)
      • if the transcript is not in English or French, an Official English Translation must accompany it (see below)
      • complete contact information for the office issuing the transcript (office name, telephone number, fax number, e-mail, mailing address) should be provided for overseas institutions
      • must be sent/mailed directly from the issuing institution
    • Official English translations are accepted if:
      • they have been prepared by the transcript issuing institution and are enclosed with the official transcript in the original language in an envelope sealed and signed by the issuing institution; or
      • they have been prepared by certified translators and are submitted in an envelope sealed and signed by the certified translator
    • Transcripts will not be accepted if:
      • the envelope has been opened
      • the envelope has not been sealed and signed by the issuing institution (Academic Registrar)
      • the transcripts are enclosed with other documents (reference letters, resume) or with transcripts from another institution
    • If you attended the University of Toronto, you may submit a printout of your ROSI record in place of an official transcript. Official Transcripts for all other institutions must still be provided
    • WES/CES and other credential evaluator reports will not be accepted in place of Official transcripts
    • IMPORTANT: do not submit your original documents – these will not be returned and the issuing institution may not replace them

    5. References:
    • each applicant must provide contact information for two referees using the web-based system – see “7 – Tasks for Applicants” in Guide to Potential Applicants.
    • your referees will be prompted to submit a reference using the web-based system, and also asked to submit signed paper copies in sealed and signed envelopes.
    • it is your responsibility to ensure you have secured the agreement of your referees to complete the web-based reference and submit the signed paper copy
    IMPORTANT
    The following are required in order for a document to be considered "OFFICIAL":

    1)  reference letter must be printed on an institutional letterhead
    2)  reference letter must be signed (original signature, not electronic)
    3)  signed reference letter must be sealed in an institutional envelope
    4)  the institutional envelope must be signed by the referee across the envelope seal

    Please make sure that the reference letters are sent directly by the referees to our office


    The mailing address for the MIE Graduate Office is:

    Graduate Studies Office
    Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
    University of Toronto
    5 King’s College Road
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5S 3G8
    CANADA
    1. *Important*  Once you have arranged for all of the above paper documents to be submitted to the MIE Graduate Office, you may proceed to the MIE web-based graduate admissions site with your SGS Application ID.  You are expected to read the complete "Guide to Potential Applicants" in the Help section before using the system.
    Documents / information that must be entered or uploaded on the MIE web-based system are not limited to, but include:
    • English language proficiency test scores (if applicable)
    • Reference letters - you will be asked for contact information for two referees.  Your referees will be automatically prompted to upload references electronically to the web-based system, and also asked to mail in a signed paper copy in a sealed and signed envelope.  It is your responsibility to ensure you have secured the agreement of your referees to do this.
    • Statement of Intent
      • mandatory for PhD and MASc applicants
      • optional for MEng applicants - please enter a short sentence as the system requires an entry in this field before you can proceed
    • Resume/CV - mandatory for ALL applicants

    Note: Contact the MIE Graduate Office if you are unable to select the program you wish apply to on the SGS Admissions Application website.  Do NOT select any other available program - the application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE, regardless of the circumstance.

    Once you have submitted all the required application documents,  please allow at least 4 weeks for processing*.  You may check your application and document(s) status from your SGS online file.

    *processing time may vary depending on volume.

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    Contact Information

    Mailing:
    Graduate Studies Office
    Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
    University of Toronto
    5 King's College Road
    Toronto, ON
    M5S 3G8

    Actual Location:
    Graduate Studies Office
    Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
    Rosebrugh Building Room 214
    164 College Street

    Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm

    Email: grad.admission@mie.utoronto.ca

    Inquiries regarding graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering should be sent by e-mail to the address above.  Email inquiries to other addresses, including those of individual staff members, will not be replied to. 

    IMPORTANT:  Please note that e-mail enquiries will not be answered where issues are addressed on the MIE website.

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