Master of Applied Science (MASc)

Admissions Requirements

A candidate to be considered to the Master of Applied Science research program must have obtained, with a high scholastic standing, an undergraduate degree in engineering or a degree in science with honours, or the equivalent, from a recognized university.

Candidates for the above degree may be required to take additional undergraduate subjects as a preparation for advanced courses or to give the candidate a suitable engineering background, but such subjects are seldom considered as part of the graduate program.

Academic Regulations

Program Requirements

A MASc graduate program consists of not less than 12 credit hours or the equivalent, the graduate seminar and thesis selected upon the advice of the thesis supervisor. Not more than one senior level undergraduate course may be taken as part of the 12 credit hour requirement.

Examination Requirement

All courses required to meet the degree requirements are considered essential courses and will be so designated by the Supervisory Committee. Essential courses can include any required undergraduate or prerequisite courses. Any courses taken in excess of the requirements are subject to approval by the supervisor. These courses will appear on the student’s transcript as regular courses.

All Master’s degree candidates must pass all graduate level courses with a grade of at least B-. Any approved undergraduate course taken by a Master’s candidate must be passed with a grade of at least B-. Graduate students are allowed to repeat only one course during their program in the Faculty of Engineering. Graduate students are not eligible to write supplementary examinations. Transfer credits from other universities will be considered on a case by case basis.

As well, all Master’s degree candidates must pass an oral examination of their thesis or project after it has been submitted in satisfactory form.

In addition to meeting the grade requirements, failure to maintain an acceptable academic standing will result in a student being asked to withdraw from the program. Failure to achieve the minimum mark as noted above shall be considered grounds for dismissal.

Time Requirement

A candidate for a Master’s degree will be required to spend at least twelve months’ full time work on course work and the thesis. All students are required to register each session to maintain eligibility to continue a program of studies. See Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulations for policies regarding the maximum length of time for degree completion and extensions.