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Chemical Engineering Grad Studies at UToronto vs McGill

  1. Sep 21, 2010 #1
    Hey all.

    This really has more to do with uoft. I noticed that the grad program in ChE at UToronto has fewer course requirements, and fewer course options than the other main engineering specializations. I was wondering why that was so.

    In contrast, I noticed that McGill's grad ChE program has a ton of course requirements. I did also notice, however, that McGill's ugrad can be done in 3 years(?).

    Any comments? Especially for UofT, since UofT usually has more course offerings than any other school in Canada for any given subject.

    Thanks for any insights,
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 21, 2010 #2
    Have you looked at course content? It might be that UofT's courses cover a greater amount of topics, despite perhaps having the same name.
  4. Sep 21, 2010 #3
    Are you talking about undergraduate study or graduate study ?

    I believe all Engineering undergrad programs take 4 years.
  5. Sep 22, 2010 #4
    Graduate Study.

    McGill says that their BEng can be completed in 3 years for those with the "appropriate" background. If not, you will have to take an additional semester of science courses.

    It looks like McGill requires about 4 courses + thesis, or 15 courses + project:

    As for UofT, their MEng is 7 courses + project, or 10 courses, but their MASc is 3 courses + dissertation.

    UofT MASc for Mech is 5 courses + thesis.

    MEng for Mech is similar to ChE.
    http://www.mie.utoronto.ca/graduate/programs.php [Broken]

    CivE and EE have the same format as ME.

    I was more interested in that there are alot more course offerings for ME than ChE, even for the subjects that they have in common (thermo, fluid mechanics, heat transfer).

    http://www.chem-eng.utoronto.ca/graduate/current/gradcourses/coursedesc.htm [Broken]

    I was just curious, especially wrt to the ME-ChE difference. (I have come across a lot of "smack talk" btw undergrads in ChE and ME.)
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