Master of Applied Science in Engineering

Thesis Program      |      30 credit hours

The Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Engineering is a research-based degree and the first of its kind offered in northern B.C. Students in the North can now pursue their master's in engineering disciplines, such as, but not limited to, civil, environmental, structural, and building sciences.


As a student, you will work closely with the School of engineering faculty and establish expertise in your chosen specialization with a focus on addressing engineering challenges specific to the North and cold environments. your work over the course of this 30-credit degree will culminate in the development of an original research project and a thesis.

This program is for candidates who wish to develop career interests related to applied scientific research or who intend to pursue further academic research degrees.

Degree Overview

ENGR 700 Technical Writing
ENGR 701 Graduate Seminar in Engineering
Methods and/or analysis Courses
Elective Courses
ENGR 790-12 MASc Thesis
Total Required for Degree


3 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours
6 Credit Hours
6 Credit Hours
12 Credit Hours
30 Credit Hours

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Need to Know

The recommended timeline for the MASc degree is two years as a full-time student.

Course & Thesis Requirements

  • Students must take ENGR 700 in September and ENGR 701 January
  • The other courses may be completed at any time
  • The thesis is developed through the program, and usually more intensively in the second year
  • Preparation of experiments and models start during the final semester of Year 1
  • Student must successfully defend their thesis by the end of Year 2


Students must meet the required admission application requirements for graduate students outined in the Graduate Academic Calendar and are reuired to hold a four-year Baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from a recognized institution in engineering or related area

Other must haves:

  • Applicants must provide a completed Funding Information Sheet
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two from individuals able to comment on the applicant's academic and research potential)
  • Acceptance is contingent on prospective student finding a faculty member to be their supervisor. See a list of faculty here: -

Graduate Admissions Site  School of Engineering

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