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The Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) program is intended for students who are interested in pursuing advanced studies and research at the postgraduate level. The M.A.Sc. degree requires the completion of a thesis and course work. Students who have enrolled in the M.A.Sc. program then decide against it can choose to transfer to the M.Eng. program.
An M.A.Sc. is expected to take about 24 months. An examining committee of three, including the supervisor, a co-reader, and the committee chair, conduct a public examination after copies of the thesis have been made publicly available, for a minimum of one week prior to the exam. M.A.Sc. degree candidates registered as full-time students are required to spend at least one winter session at the University. M.A.Sc. candidates may also register as part-time students. In either case the program must be completed within 5 years of initial registration.
Students or prospective students looking for specific information should be sure to check the Policies and Procedures page of the website. Any further information can be provided by emailing help [at] ece [dot] ubc [dot] ca.
The M.A.Sc. program is made up of 30 credits. Successful completion of the thesis is 12 credits while the remaining 18 credits are from course work. Full time students usually complete these courses within the first year of registration. Students are required to obtain approval of their course selection from their thesis supervisor.
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Applicants to the M.A.Sc program must have an accredited (by UBC) four year Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a closely related field. It is preferred that M.A.Sc applicants have a GPA in the first-class range and show some demonstrated aptitude for research.
Applicants should reviews program requirements and UBC requirements to ensure they qualify before submitting an application. They can be found under admissions.
Graduate program applications are as follows:
December 1 – for programs starting in September
June 1 – for programs starting in January
Applicants should ensure that all necessary documents are included:
Further detailed application information can be found under admissions.
Please see more detailed tuition information here.
Further information about cost and living in Vancouver can be found under admissions.