Master of Applied Science (MASc)

Admission 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 in order 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 usually not considered part of the graduate program.

Academic Regulations
Program Requirements
A MASc graduate program consists of not less than 12 credit hours, the graduate seminar, the research methods course and a 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 is fulfilled by completing the IENG 7000 course, which 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.

Research Methods
A candidate for a MASc degree must pass the zero-credit-hour IENG 6000 research methods course. This course involves attending a series of lectures introducing basic concepts in scientific research and completing the required assignments.

Supervisor and Supervisory Committee
The Supervisory Committee will consist of the thesis/project 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 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 MASc 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. Students are required to be on campus for at least two terms in the first year of their program. See Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulations, Section 7, for policies regarding the maximum length of time for degree completion and extensions.