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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 graduate level. Students who wish to have the option of continuing on to a Ph.D. should take the M.A.Sc. instead of the M.Eng.
Students in the M.A.Sc. program must have a thesis supervisor upon being admitted to the program.
Advising inquiries can be directed to the M.A.Sc Program Advisor at masc-advising [at] ece [dot] ubc [dot] ca.
Master’s degree candidates registered as full-time students are required to spend at least one winter session at the University. The M.A.Sc. program is expected to take about 24 months to complete. Candidates may also register as part-time students by submitting a Schedule B form to help [at] ece [dot] ubc [dot] ca before their program start date. Please note that we are unable to change a program back to full time once a program has started. In either case, the program must be completed within 5 years of initial registration.
Students must maintain continuous registration throughout all years until graduation by keeping up with tuition fee payments. If a degree is not awarded within 5 years of initial registration, the student’s eligibility for the degree will end without completion. Under exceptional circumstances, extensions may be granted by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Students who, for health or personal reasons, including childbirth and having primary responsibility for the care of a child, must interrupt their studies, should apply for leave (see Leaves and Extensions).
A minimum of 60% must be obtained in any course taken for the student to be granted pass standing. However, only 6 credits of pass standing may be counted towards a Master’s program. For all other courses, a minimum of 68% must be obtained.
Fail (F) for individual courses is defined as below 60%. If a course is repeated, both marks will appear on the transcript. The higher mark will be used to determine promotion and in any decision to admit or withdraw a student from the program. For all other purposes, averages will be calculated using both marks. See Unsatisfactory Academic Progress under Academic Progress for information on failed course procedures.