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.

Academic Course Requirements

A minimum of 3 half-credit (H) courses – normally taken from Engineering or Physical Science departments – of which:

(a) 1 must be Fundamental
(b) 2 must be Specialized
(c) at least one course must be selected in an area outside the student’s area of research.

A maximum of 1 half-credit (H) 500-level courses (undergrad courses open to grad students) may count towards the degree.

Students in a collaborative program must satisfy the requirements of that program in addition to this Department’s requirement. A course/courses may count simultaneously towards both a student’s MASc degree and a collaborative program.  Careful course planning and consultation with the Collaborative Program is recommended.

Seminar Course Requirements

CHE2222H: Safety Training – once, in the first session of study prior to beginning work in the lab

JDE1000H: Ethics in Research – once, typically in the first Fall or Winter session of study

CHE1102H – Research Methods and Project Execution – taken once. Please note: letter grade assigned to course.

CHE300xH:  Seminars in Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry – 4 times, i.e. each Fall and Winter session in the first two years of study**

* Students in the Biomedical Collaborative program take BME1010H instead; students in the Environmental Engineering Collaborative program take EDE3000H instead.  Check the Collaborative Program requirements regarding seminar requirements.
** New students take an additional set of seminars (“How to become an Outstanding Graduate Student”), which are integrated with the CHE300xH seminars.

MASc Timeline

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

Course Selection and Enrolment

Graduate Course Categories, Timetable and Course Descriptions

Course Enrolment through ACORN/ROSI

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