Selected Topics Courses

Some Selected Topics Courses like MECH 840, 842, 843, 844 provide an opportunity for you to define your own course of study in a specialized area. You can only take one of these courses in your program. There are several steps to register in a Selected Topics Course:

  1. Defining your own area of interest in detail and the deliverables you think would establish that you have mastered the material. Think about course content, readings, and assessments.
  2. Identify a faculty member who is willing to offer the course for you.
    1. Present your ideas to an interested faculty member for discussion and refinement.
    2. Ultimately it is the faculty member who determines the course requirements, however, you will have a much more positive experience if you take the initiative and do the design work for your course. If you don't take that initiative yourself, you are unlikely to find a faculty member willing to do it for you.
  3. Submit your registration on an Academic Change Form.
    1. The form must be accompanied by a printed page detailing the course content (e.g. a selection of text book chapters and journal papers), 
    2. The means of assessment (e.g. a 20 page literature review and/or results of a design process or numerical analysis and/or 10 pages of recommendations for future work, etc.) signed by the student, the instructor, and the MEng Coordinator (or Grad Coordinator for an MASc student).

If you have questions about the Selected Topics Courses, please reach out to the Graduate Assistant at