MASc Degree Requirements

Thesis Requirement

A research thesis of no more than 70 pages, which gives evidence of mastery of the topic, originality and creativity, and is written and defended in an acceptable manner.  It is desirable that the work reported in the thesis be of such a nature and caliber that it can be published.

The thesis must be defended at a MASc Departmental Oral Examination.

Course Requirements

MASc students must successfully complete:

CHE1102H – Research Methods and Project Execution, typically completed in the second session of study. No substitutions allowed.

CHE2222H – Safety Training Workshop, in the first session, prior to entering the lab

CHE3001H – Seminar in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, each Fall and Winter in Year 1 and Year 2

JDE1000H – Ethics in Research, typically in the first year of study

CHE3012Y – MASc Research, typically around 9 months in the program. (For students who began their program in Fall 2023 or later)

Electives – 1.0 Full-Course Equivalents (two graduate half courses):

    • CHE1100H – Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering(0.5 FCE) for those who do not have an Engineering background
    • one (0.5 FCE) course must be taken in a secondary area of study
    • a maximum of one (0.5) 500-level course (undergraduate course that may be taken for credit towards a graduate degree) can count towards the MASc
    • CHE1430H, CHE1431H, CHE1432H, CHE1433H, CHE1434H, CHE1436H do not count towards MASc requirements
    • A maximum of 1 APS/TEP (ELITE) courses can count towards the MASc course requirements, unless the student’s supervisor’s primary research interest is in leadership education

MASc Timeline

Students enrolled in a full-time MASc program, should follow this timeline.