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McMaster University will continue to host undergraduate academic activities remotely for the Spring/Summer/Intersession term with only a few exceptions for courses that need student access to specialized equipment.

Overview

The School of Computational Science and Engineering offers graduate programs leading to professional and research degrees in either Science or Engineering, depending on the supervisor's affiliation.
 

Application periods

For students starting in:

  • January 2022: 1 September - 30 September 2021
  • May 2022:        1 October - 31 December 2021
  • September 2022:
    • International applicants: 1 November 2021 - 1 April 2022
    • Domestic applicants:       1 November 2021 - 1 May 2022
Master's Programs

The Master’s programs emphasize industry-relevant academic research and development. The Master’s degree may be earned either with a thesis option or with a coursework-and-project option to be determined when an offer of admission is made.

 A candidate for the Master's degree can take two routes:

  1. Thesis programs: M.A.Sc. or M.Sc. in Computational Science and Engineering.
  2. Project-based programs: M.Eng. or M.Sc. in Computational Science and Engineering.

Note: Candidates whose supervisors are in the Faculty of Engineering will receive an M.A.Sc (if completing a thesis program) or M.Eng.  (if completing a project-based program) ; those whose supervisors are in the Faculty of Science or the deGroote School of Business will receive an M.Sc.


  Expected completion time for full-time registered students:
Project-based (16 months), Thesis (24 months).
Ph.D. Program

The objective of the PhD program is to provide candidates with broad multi-disciplinary training in computational science and engineering, in preparation for a career in industry or academia. Graduates are expected to be capable of independently conducting research, developing and applying novel ideas, and preparing scholarly publications. These objectives are met through a rigorous combination of course work beyond the Master’s level and independent research that clearly demonstrates innovation and a contribution to the field. The program provides both a broad knowledge of computational methods and training in basic research. Candidates must demonstrate a broad and sound background by way of a Comprehensive Examination to qualify for this degree.


  Expected completion time for full-time registered students:
Thesis (48 months).
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