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BHARTI SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Graduate Student Handbook

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Master of Applied Science (MASc)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

in Natural Resources Engineering

Faculty of Science and Engineering

September 2015
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Table of Contents:

1. Introduction 2
2. Degrees Offered 3
3. M.Eng Program in Natural Resources Engineering 4
4. MASc Program in Natural Resources Engineering 5
5. PhD Program in Natural Resources Engineering 7
5.1 Advisory Committee 8
5.2 Course Work 8
5.3 Seminar 9
5.4 Research Proposal 10
5.5 Comprehensive Examination 10
5.6 Thesis 12
5.7 Residence Requirements and Part-Time Studies 12
6. Advisory Committee Selection Form 13
7. Eligibility Criteria for Supervisors & Advisory Committee Members 13
8. Annual Progress Report 13
9. Time limits for completion of the PhD program 14
10. Intellectual Property 14
11. Student Funding 14
12. Advisory Committee Selection Form 15
13. Annual Progress Report Form 16

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1. Introduction

Laurentian University is situated in the heart of one of Canadas most important


areas of natural resources exploitation. The university is strategically located with
respect to several major mining camps, including those of Inco, Falconbridge, Kidd
Creek, Hemlo, Red Lake, Goldcorp, Placer Dome, and mines in northwestern
Quebec. It is also close to E.B. Eddys major wood processing facilities at Espanola,
and is at the center of a vibrant and growing services sector for natural resources
industries. In addition, the long period over which these natural resource industries
have operated in the region has created a unique natural laboratory regarding
environmental impact, management and ecological recovery issues. These regional
realities are reflected in the strategic focus and planning of Laurentian University,
within which engineering education and research play a central role.
Since being established in 1960 through the federation of three colleges,
Laurentian University has successfully achieved several strategic goals in
engineering education. In 1979, the first undergraduate degrees were granted
through the School of Engineering, in Mining Engineering and in Extractive
Metallurgical Engineering, respectively. In 2004, Laurentian Universitys
undergraduate degree in extractive metallurgy has been incorporated into a more
broadly based degree in Chemical Engineering, with options in either Extractive
Metallurgy, or in Environment and Sustainability. In 2009, Laurentian Universitys
undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering was expanded to a full four-year
program, with an option in Mechantronics.
Based on the continuous strengthening of the research capability at Laurentian,
and the needs of the resources sector for a viable regional vehicle for continuing
education and research training, a Masters level graduate program in Mineral
Resources Engineering commenced in 1994. With the steady development of the
graduate program in engineering at Laurentian University, including successful
acquisition of three nationally or provincially funded Research Chairs, the School of
Engineering has reached a high level of engineering competence and research
expertise. Based on this foundation, commencing in 2004 the School of Engineering
offers a PhD program in Natural Resources Engineering. With the advent of the PhD
program, all three graduate programs are now in the field of Natural Resources
Engineering.
This document is meant to provide a handbook for PhD and Masters candidates.
Additional information concerning scholarships, bursaries, graduate policies and
guidelines can be found in the annual Graduate Studies calendar and the School of
Graduate Studies website. If you need further assistance please contact your
supervisor or the graduate program coordinator.

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2. Degrees Offered

The School of Engineering offers the following graduate degrees:

MEng in Natural Resources Engineering

MASc in Natural Resources Engineering

PhD in Natural Resources Engineering

The graduate programs in Natural Resources Engineering includes three research


fields:

Mining Engineering - Primary research directions include geomechanics of


deep mining, rock support and ground control systems, mine evaluation,
mine planning and decision analysis, production simulation, flexible mining
systems, fragmentation technology, drilling technology, rapid drift
development, ventilation and mine fire analysis.

Robotics, Automation & Advanced Technologies in Mining - Primary


research areas include telerobotic control of mining equipment, automation of
production processes, advanced drilling and cutting technology, water jet
technology, equipment reliability assessment, underground safety and
ergonomics.

Process Engineering - Primary research areas include advanced materials,


biochemical engineering, hydrometallurgy, mineral processing,
polymerization, process modeling and simulation, process optimization and
control, pyrometallurgy, rheology, transport phenomena, and waste
processing, recycling and materials utilization. Research areas also include
chemical processes underlying environmental degradation and recovery due
to resource extraction, and the mathematical modeling of recovery dynamics.

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3. Master of Engineering in Natural Resources Engineering

The general requirements for the MEng degree consist of successful completion
of 30 credits which includes course work (21 credits), participation in the graduate
seminar (3 credits), and submission of a project report (6 credits). The specific
requirements are as follows:

Course Work: The course work consists of 18 credits in addition to the project
course (ENGR 5100), seminar course (ENGR 5116), and Research Methods course
(ENGR 5156). A minimum of 12 credits must be graduate-level courses. This may
include 3 credits of non-engineering graduate course(s) within the university, subject
to the approval of the Graduate Program Committee and the Supervisor(s). The
remaining 6 credits can be upper year (third- and fourth-year) undergraduate
engineering or non-engineering courses. For non-engineering undergraduate
course(s), the consent of the Graduate Program Committee (Graduate Program
Coordinator, Director, and a faculty representative each from Mining, Chemical and
Mechanical Engineering) and the Supervisor(s) must be obtained.

Students must obtain a minimum grade of 60% (C grade) in each course. Students who
fail (receive less than 60%) in a compulsory course must repeat it. Students who fail an
elective course may repeat it or take another elective. Students may not repeat courses they
have not failed. Students are permitted a maximum of one failed 3-credit course. An overall
average of 70% (B grade) must be maintained in order to complete the degree requirements.

A student may be given credits towards his/her degree for graduate courses
taken at other universities. The maximum number of such credits awarded will be
three (3). Advanced standing credits are usually assessed at the time the student is
formally admitted into the graduate program with the approval of the Dean of
Graduate Studies with the recommendation the Graduate Program Committee.
Once in the program any student wishing to pursue a graduate course at other
universities must obtain prior approval of the Graduate Program Committee. The
criteria for course transfer shall be met if the following conditions are satisfied:

(a) The Advisory Committee and Graduate Program Coordinator agree that the
course in question is applicable to the students degree program

(b) The student achieved a grade acceptable to the School of Engineering


(minimum 70% or B)

(c) The student must not have completed a course having substantially similar
content at Laurentian University

Please note that a MEng student may take or audit course(s) of their choice only with the
consent of the Graduate Program Committee and the supervisor(s).

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It is the responsibility of the student with advice from the supervisor(s) to ensure all
academic requirements are met prior to graduation.

Seminar: All MEng students are required to give one (1) oral presentation in the
department. Attendance at the Engineering seminar course (ENGR 5116) is required
of all MEng students for a minimum of twelve (12) seminars. This is normally held
on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Brief notes on 12 seminars must
be submitted to and judged satisfactory by the Graduate Program Coordinator in
order to complete the seminar course.

4. Master of Applied Science in Natural Resources Engineering

Please see the Graduate Program Coordinator for MASc admission criteria.

The general requirements for a MASc degree consist of successful completion of


course work (12 credits), participation in the graduate seminar (3 credits), and
presentation of a thesis (9 credits) which embodies the results of independent
research. The specific requirements are as follows:

Advisory Committee: Following initial registration in the program, within 4


months the supervisor(s) and the student will establish an Advisory Committee,
comprising the Principal Supervisor and two or more members including Co-
supervisor (if applicable), at least one of whom shall be full-time faculty in the
School of Engineering. The Advisory Committee shall assist the supervisor(s) in
monitoring and guiding the overall progress of the student. The Advisory
Committee shall provide assistance and advice in the selection of coursework,
ensure adequate breadth and depth for the proposed research topic,
recommendation of additional readings if necessary, review of the students
research proposal and review of the draft(s) and final copy of the thesis.

Course Work: The course work consists of 9 credits in addition to the thesis course
(ENGR 5500), seminar course (ENGR 5116), and Research Methods course (ENGR
5156). A minimum of 6 credits must be graduate-level courses. This may include 3
credits of non-engineering graduate course(s) within the university, subject to the
approval of the Graduate Program Committee and the Supervisor(s). The remaining
3 credits can be upper year (third- and fourth-year) undergraduate engineering or
non-engineering courses. For non-engineering undergraduate course(s), the consent
of the Graduate Program Committee (Graduate Program Coordinator, Director, and
a faculty representative each from Mining, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering)
and the Supervisor(s) must be obtained.

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Students must obtain a minimum grade of 60% (C grade) in each course. Students who
fail (receive less than 60%) in a compulsory course must repeat it. Students who fail an
elective course may repeat it or take another elective. Students may not repeat courses they
have not failed. Students are permitted a maximum of one failed 3-credit course. An overall
average of 70% (B grade) must be maintained in order to complete the degree requirements.

A student may be given credits towards his/her degree for graduate courses
taken at other universities. The maximum number of such credits awarded will be
three (3). Advanced standing credits are usually assessed at the time the student is
formally admitted into the graduate program with the approval of the Dean of
Graduate Studies with the recommendation the Graduate Program Committee.
Once in the program any student wishing to pursue a graduate course at other
universities must obtain prior approval of the Graduate Program Committee. The
criteria for course transfer shall be met if the following conditions are satisfied:

(a) The Advisory Committee and Graduate Program Coordinator agree that the
course in question is applicable to the students degree program

(b) The student achieved a grade acceptable to the School of Engineering


(minimum 70% or B)

(c) The student must not have completed a course having substantially similar
content at Laurentian University

Please note that a MASc student may take or audit course(s) of their choice only with the
consent of the Graduate Program Committee and the Advisory Committee.

It is the responsibility of the student with advice from the Advisory Committee to ensure
all academic requirements are met prior to graduation.

Seminar: All MASc students are required to give one (1) oral presentation in the
department. Attendance at the Engineering seminar course (ENGR 5116) is required
of all MASc students for a minimum of twelve (12) seminars. This is normally held
on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Brief notes on 12 seminars must
be submitted to and judged satisfactory by the Graduate Program Coordinator in
order to complete the seminar course.

Thesis: MASc students are required to complete and successfully defend a thesis
(ENGR 5500). General regulations regarding thesis defense procedures are outlined
in the School of Graduate Studies calendar. The Graduate Program Coordinator will
submit a recommendation to the Dean of Graduate Studies regarding the
composition of the Thesis Examination Committee no later than six (6) weeks before

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the anticipated date of thesis defense. The Thesis Examination Committee shall have
a minimum of four (4) members including an External Examiner who is chosen
based on his/her expertise in the subject area. The External Examiner shall be given
a minimum period of four (4) weeks prior to the defense to review the thesis, and
may or may not be present at the thesis defense. Each member of the Committee
shall review the thesis and submit a thesis report, in confidence, to the Dean of
Graduate Studies, indicating whether or not the thesis should proceed to defense.
At the thesis examination, the Committee will reach one of the following three
decisions:
(a) PASSED: the thesis is acceptable in its present form, or with minor revisions.
(b) REFERRED: the thesis is not acceptable in its present form, but could be
acceptable pending major revisions.
(c) FAILED: the thesis is unacceptable, even with substantive revisions.

5. PhD in Natural Resources Engineering

Students who wish to enter the PhD program on a full-time or part-time basis
have to submit their application to the universitys Admissions Office. Once the
application, including all supporting documents, is complete, it will be forwarded to
the Graduate Program Coordinator in the School of Engineering. The application
will be evaluation by faculty members within the School of Engineering, and
feedback will be provided to the Graduate Coordinator. The Graduate Program
Committee (Graduate Program Coordinator, Director, and a faculty representative
each from Mining, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering) will make their decision
based on faculty input and the following admissions standards:
A full-time faculty member within the School of Engineering agrees to act as
Principal Supervisor for the student.
Minimum average grade equivalent to 70% (or B) for at least the last 4 courses
prior to undertaking the PhD (i.e. Masters level courses).
A Masters degree from a recognized university (information on recognized
universities can be obtained from Laurentian University Admissions). Students
enrolled in the MASc program may be transferred to the PhD program prior to
the completion of the MASc program. The expectation for the transfer to the PhD
program is that the performance of a student already enrolled in a Masters
program is excellent (exemplary research progress plus average marks above 80%
or A- for courses taken during the MASc program with a minimum of three
courses). The transfer can occur only after two terms (8 months) in the MASc
program. Application for such transfer must be supported by the students
Principal Supervisor.

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Final admission to the PhD program will be granted by the Dean of Graduate
Studies on the recommendation from the Graduate Program Committee.
Conditional admission may be granted by the Graduate Program Committee
based on successful completion of specific conditions determined in cooperation
with the candidates supervisor.

5.1 Advisory Committee

Following initial registration in the program, within 4 months the supervisor(s)


and the student will establish an Advisory Committee, comprising the Principal
Supervisor and three or more members including Co-supervisor (if applicable), at
least two of whom shall be full-time faculty in the School of Engineering. The
Advisory Committee shall assist the supervisor(s) in monitoring and guiding the
overall progress of the student. The Advisory Committee shall provide assistance
and advice in the selection of coursework, ensure adequate breadth and depth of
preparation for the PhD Comprehensive Examination, and for the proposed research
topic, recommendation of additional readings if necessary, review of the students
research proposal and review of the draft(s) and final copy of the thesis.

5.2 Course Work

A PhD student must successfully complete 9 credits of graduate courses


beyond the requirements for the MASc degree in addition to the thesis course
(ENGR 6500) and seminar course (ENGR 6116). This may include 3 credits of non-
engineering graduate course(s) within the university, subject to the approval of the
Graduate Program Committee and the Supervisor(s). If the student has not taken
ENGR 5156 during their Master's degree from another university/insitution, then
he/she is required to take ENGR 5156 (Research Methods) for their PhD program.
With the approval of the Graduate Program Committee and the Advisory
Committee, a PhD student may be required to satisfactorily complete additional
coursework beyond these minimum requirements. Students must obtain an overall
average of 70% in their coursework in order to complete the degree requirements.

Students must obtain a minimum grade of 60% (C grade) in each course. Students who
fail (receive less than 60%) in a compulsory course must repeat it. Students who fail an
elective course may repeat it or take another elective. Students may not repeat courses they
have not failed. Students are permitted a maximum of one failed 3-credit course. An overall
average of 70% (B grade) must be maintained in order to complete the degree requirements.

A student may be given credits towards his/her degree for graduate courses
taken at other universities. The maximum number of such credits awarded will be
three (3). Advanced standing credits are usually assessed at the time the student is

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formally admitted into the graduate program with the approval of the Dean of
Graduate Studies with the recommendation the Graduate Program Committee.

Once in the program any student wishing to pursue a graduate course at other
universities must obtain prior approval of the Graduate Program Committee. The
criteria for course transfer shall be met if the following conditions are satisfied:

(a) The Advisory Committee and Graduate Program Coordinator agree that the
course in question is applicable to the students degree program

(b) The student achieved a grade acceptable to the School of Engineering


(minimum 70% or B)

(c) The student must not have completed a course having substantially similar
content at Laurentian University

Please note that a PhD student may take or audit course(s) of their choice only with the
consent of the Graduate Program Committee and the Advisory Committee.

It is the responsibility of the student with advice from the Advisory Committee to ensure
all academic requirements are met prior to graduation.

5.3 Seminar

All PhD students are required to give one (1) presentation in the department and
one (1) presentation (oral or poster with supervisor(s) approval) either in the
department or at a national/international research meeting/conference. The
approval of an external conference presentation to satisfy the seminar requirement is
at the discretion of the Graduate Program Coordinator.

Attendance at the Engineering seminar course (ENGR 6116) is required of all


PhD students for a minimum of twelve (12) seminars beyond the requirements for a
Masters degree. This is normally held on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30
p.m. Brief notes on 12 seminars must be submitted to and judged Satisfactory by the
Graduate Program Coordinator in order to complete the seminar course.

5.4 Research Proposal

In order for the student to continue in the program, the research proposal must
be approved by the Advisory Committee within three academic terms (12 months)
from the date of initial registration in the program. The proposal should be printed
in 12-point font and not exceed 20 pages in length. Once approved, the Advisory
Committee shall ensure that the candidate forwards one copy of the approved

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research plan to the Graduate Program Coordinator. In the event that a Research
Proposal is not submitted within the specified time the student may be asked to
withdraw from the PhD program, unless prior permission for delay has been sought
and given by the Graduate Program Committee

5.5 Comprehensive Examination


In order to proceed to PhD candidacy, a student must pass a Comprehensive
Examination. This examination will test their knowledge, preparedness and research
ability in the field and the topic identified in the approved Research Proposal. Under
normal circumstances, the comprehensive examination will be held no later than six
academic terms (18 months) from the initial registration of the student into the
program. Approval for any extension to this timeframe must be formally given by
the Graduate Program Committee. Except in the case of extreme extenuating
circumstances, as determined by the Graduate Program Committee, no extension
will be granted beyond eight academic terms (24 months) from the initial
registration of the student into the program. A student who has not completed their
comprehensive examination within the timeframes noted above will be required to
withdraw from the program.

The Comprehensive Examination Board shall normally include the Advisory


Committee and two additional members, at least one of whom must be a full-time
faculty member in the School of Engineering. The examination shall be chaired by
the Graduate Program Coordinator, or his/her designate. The Chair shall have
voting privileges only in the event of a tied vote and only for the purpose of
breaking such tie.

The comprehensive examination shall consist of a written report and an oral


exam.
The student shall be required to submit a written report that include the research
progress, literature review and the research plan for completing the thesis. The
report shall be submitted to each member of the Comprehensive Examination Board
at least two weeks before the date of the comprehensive examination. The written
report should be printed in 12-point font and not exceed 30 pages in length. Late
submission without an explanation acceptable to the Comprehensive Examination
Board shall be deemed to be a failure by default and the candidate will be asked to
withdraw from the program.

The oral part will comprise a 30-minute presentation by the candidate


summarizing his/her work completed to date (normally expected to include a
comprehensive literature review), work in progress and plan for completion.

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Following the presentation, the student shall be orally examined by the Board with
regard to preparedness and ability to undertake the research as outlined in the
approved research proposal. The duration of the comprehensive examination will be
at the discretion of the Chair.

The decision of the Comprehensive Examination Board shall be based on a


simple majority vote. Each member of the Board shall submit a brief written report
to the Chair to support his/her decision, within one day of the examination. One of
three decisions is possible:

(a) PASS: the candidate has met the required standards and may proceed in the
PhD program.
(b) INCOMPLETE: the candidate has passed the examination except for
identified weakness that can be corrected by appropriate, and specifically
identified remedial measures. A PASS shall be awarded upon successful
completion of those measures.
(c) FAIL: the candidate has not met the required standards. Normally, the
candidate will be given permission to repeat the Comprehensive Examination
within the next 4 months. Failure to pass a second examination will result in
the candidate being required to withdraw from the program.

The Chair of the Comprehensive Examination Board may, at his/her discretion,


give a preliminary indication of the result to the candidate immediately following
the examination. The Chair shall inform the Dean of Graduate Studies in writing as
to the outcome of the examination, and the candidate shall be informed of the result,
in writing, by the Dean of Graduate Studies within one week of the examination. In
the case of an INCOMPLETE decision, the weaknesses and necessary remedial
actions, and the required timeline, must be specified in the letter.

5.6 Thesis
A PhD student is required to complete and successfully defend a thesis (ENGR
6500). General regulations regarding thesis defense procedures are outlined in the
School of Graduate Studies calendar. The Graduate Program Coordinator will
submit a recommendation to the Dean of Graduate Studies regarding the
composition of the Thesis Examination Committee no later than six (6) weeks before
the anticipated date of thesis defense. The Thesis Examination Committee shall have
a minimum of five (5) members including an External Examiner (who is chosen
based on his/her expertise in the subject area and is normally expected to be present
at the thesis defense) and an Internal Examiner (who is chosen based on his/her

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expertise in the subject area and should to be outside the School of Engineering but
within Laurentian University). Both External and Internal Examiners shall be given
a minimum period of four (4) weeks prior to the defense to review the thesis. Each
member of the Committee shall review the thesis and submit a thesis report, in
confidence, to the Dean of Graduate Studies, indicating whether or not the thesis
should proceed to defense.

At the thesis examination, the Committee will reach one of the following
three decisions:
(a) PASSED: the thesis is acceptable in its present form, or with minor revisions.
(b) REFERRED: the thesis is not acceptable in its present form, but could be
acceptable pending major revisions.
(c) FAILED: the thesis is unacceptable, even with substantive revisions.

5.7 Residence Requirements


In general, a minimum of six academic terms (24 months) of residence is required
for all PhD students, although this requirement may be modified by the Dean of
Graduate Studies in special circumstances on a case-by-case basis with a
recommendation from the Graduate Program Committee. In no case will the
residency requirement be modified until completion of the Comprehensive Exam.

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6. Advisory Committee Selection Form
Following initial registration in the graduate program, the supervisor(s) and the
student will establish an Advisory Committee according to Section 5.1. The
"Advisory Committee and Project Selection Form", a copy of which can be found at
the end of this handbook, must be completed and submitted to the Graduate
Program Coordinator within four (4) months of the initial registration into the
program. This form requires the student and the supervisor(s) to specify a project
and establish an advisory committee, and obtain the signature of the members of
Advisory Committee.

7. Eligibility Criteria for Supervisors & Advisory Committee Members


Supervisors and Advisory Committee members must meet the following criteria:

Must be active in the general area of the student's research

Have a tenured/tenure track/permanent appointment in a department relevant


to the field or be an adjunct professor in the School of Engineering or someone in
industry who is not an adjunct professor.

Principal supervisor shall be a full-time member in the School of Engineering

Must hold a degree equivalent to or higher than that for which the student is a
candidate

Principal supervisor should demonstrate continuous scholarly or creative


activity of an original nature.

8. Annual Progress Report

All MASc and PhD students (full-time and part-time) are required to fill the
Annual Progress Report located at the end of this handbook. The completed form,
which will be used to evaluate the students performance, must be submitted to the
Graduate Program Coordinator by September 30 every year. It will then be
forwarded to the Dean, School of Graduate Studies for approval.

9. Time Limits for Completion of Graduate Program

Students in the Masters program (full-time and part-time) must complete all the
requirements within four (4) years from the date of initial registration in the
program. Students in the PhD program (full-time and part-time) must complete all
the requirements within seven (7) years from the date of initial registration in the

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program. It should be noted that these specific periods are limits and not indicative
of normal program duration. The normal time for completion on full-time basis is
two (2) years for a Masters degree and four (4) years for a PhD degree. Extension of
the prescribed time limits may be granted for good reason in consultation with the
Advisory Committee and the Graduate Program Committee. If the School of
Engineering supports the request, it must be referred to School of Graduate Studies.

10. Intellectual Property

Laurentian University has what is commonly called an inventor owned


intellectual property policy. This and other aspects of commercialization, including
the division of the revenue proceeds, are contained in the Collective Agreement
between the Board of Governors of Laurentian University and the Laurentian
University Faculty Association (LUFA). The agreement can be viewed on Laurentian
University Faculty Associations website. Further information on university policies
on intellectual property can be found at the IPMO (Intellectual Property
Management Office) at Laurentian University.

11. Student Funding


For 2015-16 academic year, Graduate Teaching Assistantships/Graduate
Fellowships (GTA/GFs) are available from the School of Graduate Studies for new
full-time graduate students ($8,171/year for 2 years for Masters, and $12,753/year
for 4 years for PhD) who are Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. The
School of Graduate Studies has the right to impose quotas/restriction on the number
of GRA/GF allocated to each graduate program. Currently, international/visa
graduate students are not eligible to receive GTA/GF.

Laurentian Summer Fellowships (valued at $1,000) may also be available to all


full-time MASc and PhD students who are Canadian Citizens and Permanent
Residents to work on their research in the summer following their first year of
study. International/Visa graduate students are not eligible to receive summer
fellowship.

Additional financial support may also be available in the form of Research


Assistantship from faculty members holding grants.

For 2015-16 academic year, the minimum funding required (from all sources) for
a full-time MASc student is $16,000/year for 2 years. For a full-time PhD student,
the minimum funding required (from all sources) is $20,000/year for 4 years.

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SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Research Project and Advisory Committee Selection Form

Name: __________________________________________________________________

Degree Program: MASc ( ) PhD ( )

Research Project: _________________________________________________________

Principal Supervisor: ____________________________________________________

Signature of Principal Supervisor: ___________________________________________

Co-supervisor (if applicable): _______________________________________________

Signature of Co-supervisor (if applicable):_____________________________________

Other Advisory Committee Members: __________________Signature______________

__________________ Signature _____________

__________________ Signature _____________

1. The Advisory Committee should consist of minimum 3 members for MASc and 4
members for PhD. This includes the Principal Supervisor.
2. For MASc, at least two Advisory Committee members including the Principal
Supervisor should be full-time faculty in the School of Engineering.
3. For PhD, at least three Advisory Committee members including the Principal
Supervisor should be full-time faculty in the School of Engineering.
4. This form must be returned to the Graduate Program Coordinator within 4
months of initial registration into MASc program or PhD program.

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SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Annual Progress Report (for MASc and PhD Students)

Name of Student:

Year in Program:

Program:

Members of the Advisory Committee:

To be completed by Student

1. What progress have you made toward your degree during the past year (Sept 20XX
Aug 20XX)? Please explain deviations from last years goals. Do not include
progress recorded in last years report.

2. Please itemize the remaining requirements for your degree, including stages of your
thesis or dissertation and propose a timetable for completing them, with specific
goals for the next year (Sept 20XX Aug 20XX):

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To be completed by Supervisor(s)

1. Comments on the students progress during the last year (Sept 20XX Aug 20XX):


2. Comments on the students objectives for next year (Sept 20XX Aug 20XX):

3. Comments on the students timetable for completing degree requirements, including
these or dissertation:


4. Considering the overall professional development of the student (e.g. stage in
program, conference presentations, publications, etc.), is he/she making satisfactory
academic progress? If not, explain why.


5. o Members of the Advisory Committee met with this student in the last 12
months to discuss his/her progress.


o This student is engaged in research away from the university and unavailable
for a meeting. Therefore, this evaluation was completed by mail and
discussed by at least two members of the supervisory committee.


6. Students reply to the committees comments:



Supervisors Signature Date



Students Signature Date



Coordinators Signature Date

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