Master of Applied Science (MASc)

Admissions Requirements
A candidate to be considered for 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 must also be recommended for admission by a faculty member in the Program for their application to proceed. Please note: a recommendation for admission is not a formal acceptance.

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. Such subjects are seldom considered as part of the graduate program.

Academic Requirements

Program Requirements
A MASc graduate program consists of not less than 12 credit hours, 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.

Graduate Seminar
The seminar requirement involves attending, and participating in, all Graduate Seminars held in the department throughout the duration of the student’s residency period, as well as making at least one seminar presentation.

Supervisor and Supervisory Committee
The Supervisory Committee will consist of the thesis supervisor (and co-supervisor), at least one other member of the department, and at least one other member from outside the department with special interests in the proposed area of study. The supervisor will be the chair of the Supervisory Committee.

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, and any approved undergraduate course, with a grade of at least B-. Graduate students can only repeat 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. 

All master’s degree candidates must also pass an oral examination of their thesis 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 grade as noted above shall be considered grounds for dismissal.

Time Requirement
A student is required to register each term to maintain eligibility to continue their program of studies. See Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulations for policies regarding residency requirements and the maximum length of time for degree completion and extensions.

Procedures and Guidelines for Master’s Thesis
The thesis is to be prepared to conform with the standards of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

To initiate the thesis defence, the form “Appointment for an Oral Examination & Thesis Submission Form – Master’s Programs” must be submitted to the departmental Office at least 10 business days prior to the date of the oral defence. The department will coordinate the scheduling of the presentation and examination and assign a chair/moderator. The oral presentation and examination will not be scheduled until the following requirements for the student’s program of studies have been met:

i) Course work completed.

ii) Seminar completed.

iii) Supervisory committee approved.