Master of Applied Science

The master of applied science (MASc) is a full-time program to pursue advanced studies in the area of mechatronics. The primary component of the program is the thesis, which reports the results of an independent research investigation or creative design carried out by the student. Candidates must have strong aptitude for research, including strong analytical and practical problem solving skills in multidisciplinary areas including mechanical, electrical, and systems engineering.

 

Program Requirements

This program consists of course work and a thesis for a minimum of 30 units. The courses will normally be selected in consultation with the student's supervisor. At most, three (3) units may be directed studies. Additional courses may be required to correct deficiencies in the student's background. If the subject matter of a required course has been previously completed with graduate credit, the course may not be completed again for credit.

Students must succesfully complete the following six (6) courses in order to graduate:

1

An MSE graduate course, selected in consultation with your supervisor (cannot be a Directed Studies course)

2

An MSE graduate course, selected in consultation with your supervisor (cannot be a Directed Studies course)

3

A FAS or SCI graduate course (only one of them may be MSE 891 - Directed Studies I or 892 - Directed Studies II)

4

A FAS or SCI graduate course (only one of them may be MSE 891 - Directed Studies I or 892 - Directed Studies II)

5

MSE 804 - Graduate Seminar (0 units)

6

MSE 898 - MASc Thesis (18 units)

 

Program Length

Students are expected to complete the program requirements in six terms.

 

Other Information

 

Thesis

The thesis is based on an independent project with a significant research component. The student defends the thesis, in accordance with regulations. See the Graduate General Regulations for more requirements.

Optional Industrial Internship

Students in the MASc program may complete an optional internship course of paid practical experience in an appropriate industrial setting to complement their academic studies. The internship will appear on the student's transcript, but does not count towards the student's CGPA and course requirements for the degree. Students require a pre-approval from both their supervisor and the graduate program chair in order to apply for the internship.

 

Academic Requirements within the Graduate General Regulations

All graduate students must satisfy the academic requirements that are specified in the Graduate General Regulations, as well as the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolled.