IX. Graduate Programs


MASc Program

The MASc program is intended to provide advanced training in engineering sciences, analysis, design, and research methodology. This objective is achieved through a combination of course work, applied research, and thesis writing. Upon graduation students will be able to analyse and research an engineering problem and apply their acquired skills and knowledge in a practical solution. A final examination is conducted following a public seminar presentation of the student's thesis.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission standards of the university, the school has adopted additional admissions criteria for MASc studies. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree in engineering or equivalent. Applicant must be a graduate from an honours engineering program with at least a 75% average in the past four full-time semesters or the equivalent. International degree and grade equivalents will be determined by the Office of Graduate Studies.

  • Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent. At least a 'B+' or 75% average in the work of the last four full-time semesters or the last two complete undergraduate years of an honours science degree. Applicants must demonstrate acceptable analytical ability by having taken a sufficient number of courses in mathematics and the physical sciences (chemistry and physics). Applicants lacking background in specific topics related to their research project must be prepared to complete make-up undergraduate engineering courses without receiving graduate credit.

Degree Requirements

The prescribed program of study must consist of no fewer than 2.0 credits, of which at least 1.5 credits must be at the graduate level, and at least 1.0 must be engineering graduate courses. Under special circumstances the school may reduce the 1.5 credit course requirement; however, the 1.0 graduate-engineering-course credit requirement will not be changed. In all cases the remaining courses must be acceptable for graduate credit; that is, they must be either graduate courses or senior undergraduate courses. Depending on the student's background, the advisory committee may specify more than four courses, including undergraduate make-up courses. If make-up courses are deemed necessary, they will be considered additional courses.

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