Master in Applied Science
This program of Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science is designed to provide students with an opportunity to strengthen,
in some specific area or areas, the knowledge gained at the undergraduate level, and to provide a significant introduction to research. It will appeal
primarily to the student interested in full-time study.
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. Students who wish to have the option of continuing on to a Ph.D. should enroll in the M.A.Sc program instead of the M.Eng. program.
Applicants to the M.A.Sc program should hold a
bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent with high standing.
Consideration will also be given to candidates with a degree in a cognate area
with high standing. Such students may be required to enroll in an extended
program. In particular, applicants with a bachelor’s degree in architecture will
be considered for the M.A.Sc in Building Engineering. The Faculty Graduate
Studies Committee will determine the acceptability of an applicant for
admission to the program and may require an applicant to take specified
undergraduate courses in order to qualify for acceptance. Qualified applicants
requiring prerequisite courses may be required to take such courses in addition to
their regular graduate program. Applicants with deficiencies in their
undergraduate preparation may be required to take a qualifying program. An
ability to write simple programs in a standard computer language will be
assumed. Students lacking this skill will be required to register for a course
prescribed by the Graduate Program Director. This course will be taken in
addition to regular degree requirements. The Faculty reserves the right to
require applicants to write tests of competence in English as a second language,
and to take any English instruction deemed necessary as a result of such tests.
Program Requirements and Curriculum
Students must complete 45 credits as shown below:
- Courses: Four courses (16 credits) chosen from the Engineering Courses section,
approved by the student's supervisor and either the Graduate Program Director or the Chair of the Department.
- Thesis. 29 credits.
IMPORTANT: Required minimum acceptable academic performance.
Applications for admission from within Canada must be
complete by June 1 for the Fall term, October 1 for the Winter term, and
February 1 for the Summer term. Applications from outside Canada must be
complete by February 15 for the Fall term, June 15 for the Winter term, and
October 15 for the Summer term.
Requirements for the Degree
- Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete successfully a
minimum of 45 credits. For specific program requirements, refer to the
relevant departmental entry in the following pages. Each individual
program of study must be approved by the student’s department and the
Faculty Graduate Committee.
- Transfer Credits. Students may be granted transfer academic credits for, in
general, not more than eight credits taken in approved graduate studies
prior to their entry into this program. A course submitted for transfer credits
must be appropriate to the student’s program of study at Concordia
University. An application for such credit will be considered only at the
time of admission.
- Cross-Registration. A student in the program wishing to take courses under
the cross-registration scheme must first obtain approval of the Faculty
Graduate Studies Committee.
- Thesis. Students must complete a 29-credit thesis as part of their degree
requirements. The thesis must represent the results of the student’s
independent work after admission to the program. The proposed topic for
the thesis, together with a brief statement outlining the proposed method
of treatment, and the arrangement made for faculty supervision, must be
approved by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee. For purposes of
registration, this work will be designated as ENGR 8901. The thesis will be
evaluated by the student’s supervisor(s), and at least two examiners
appointed by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee, one of whom shall
be external to the student’s department.
- Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time
students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of
initial registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time
students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years).
All students registered in a Faculty graduate degree program are assessed at
the end of each academic year. This assessment is based on:
Standings of Students
- courses for which a grade point value has been assigned subsequent to
their admission to their program, or in the case of reinstated students,
subsequent to their reinstatement, and
- other degree requirements, for which no grade point value is assigned,
such as doctoral seminars, comprehensive examinations, doctoral
research proposals and theses which are graded on a pass/fail or
are determined as follows:
- Good Standing. Master’s program: No failures on record and a weighted
cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 based on a minimum of 12
credits. Ph.D. program: No failures on record, a maximum of one grade
below B and a weighted cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00
based on a minimum of 8 credits.
- Failed Standing. Failure to meet the criteria for good standing.
- Reinstatement. Subject to regulation four below, failed students may apply
to the Graduate Program Director of the appropriate Department for
reinstatement. Where the recommendation is to reinstate, this will be
forwarded to the Dean of Graduate Studies for approval. Any special
conditions will be specified at the time of reinstatement
- Withdrawal. Failed students who were previously assessed as failed must withdraw from the Faculty degree program.
- Graduation Requirements. To be considered for the award of a graduate
degree, students must have satisfied all degree requirements and have
obtained a weighted grade point average of 3.00 based on all courses
credited towards the degree and taken at Concordia subsequent to first
registration in the program, and, in the case of Ph.D. students, a maximum
of one grade below B.
Questions to the graduate program director should be sent to
Dr. Mojtaba Kahrizi.