Mauricio Dziedzic, P. Eng., Professor and Chair
Jianbing Li, P. Eng., Professor
Jueyi Sui, P. Eng., Professor
Thomas Tannert, P. Eng., Professor and Canada Research Chair in Tall Wood and Hybrid Structures Engineering
Ron Thring, P. Eng., Professor
Steve Helle, P. Eng., Associate Professor
Asif Iqbal, P. Eng., Associate Professor
Mohab El-Hakim, P. Eng., Associate Professor
Guido Wimmers, P. Eng., Associate Professor
Jianhui Zhou, P. Eng., Associate Professor
Faran Ali, P. Eng., Assistant Professor
Chinchu Cherian, Assistant Professor
June Garcia-Becerra, P. Eng., Assistant Professor
Oliver Iorhemen, P. Eng., Assistant Professor
Mohammad Kamali, Assistant Professor
Mohammad Raoufi, P. Eng., Assistant Professor
Ramla Qureshi, Assistant Professor
Fei Tong, Assistant Professor
Wenbo Zheng, P. Eng., Assistant Professor
Natalie Linklater, EIT, Senior Laboratory Instructor
The Master of Applied Science in Engineering degree is a research-based degree with a thesis. The degree is suited to students who wish to pursue a research-based program in engineering disciplines such as, but not limited to, civil, environmental, structural, and building sciences.
MASc in Engineering students are expected to complete an original research program, culminating in the preparation of a thesis. Graduates are prepared for careers in applied research and engineering or for further academic study.
The 6 credit hours of electives must be graduate-level study (i.e., at or above the 600 level) selected from the courses available at UNBC. A maximum of 3 credit hours from independent studies can be counted towards the elective requirement. Specific details of coursework are determined by the research area undertaken by the student. The supervisory committee ensures an appropriate selection of elective courses is taken and may require a student to complete more than 6 credit hours of electives if, for example, weaknesses in the student's background exist (including undergraduate prerequisites for graduate courses).
As part of the MASc thesis (ENGR 790-12), students are required to (a) make an oral presentation of the thesis proposal to the supervisory committee; (b) write an original thesis based on the completed research (in accordance with established UNBC guidelines); and (c) present an oral defence of the thesis to the examining committee as per Final Oral Examinations and Examining Committees in Admissions and Regulations. All course requirements must have been satisfied prior to the oral defence.
|ENGR 700-3 Technical Writing||3 credit hours|
|ENGR 701-3 Graduate Seminar in Engineering||3 credit hours|
|Methods and/or Analysis Courses||6 credit hours|
|Elective Courses||6 credit hours|
|ENGR 790-12 MASc Thesis||12 credit hours|
|Total Required for Degree||30 credit hours|
The Graduate Seminar in Engineering course is offered during the September and January semesters. Students are expected to enroll in the seminar course two times during their degree program.
Mandatory methods and/or analysis courses and electives may be taken at any time. The sequencing of courses is determined by the student in discussion with their supervisor and the supervisory committee. In Year 1, the student, under the direction of the supervisory committee, develops a thesis proposal. By the end of the second semester after enrollment, the student should have successfully defended their proposal to the supervisory committee. This allows the student to start the collection of data and/or preparation of experiments and models during the last semester of Year 1. Students are expected to successfully defend their thesis by the end of Year 2.
Admission, Regulations and Committee Structures
Applicants are required to provide three letters of recommendation. Normally, at least two of the three letters, exclusive of any letter provided by an intended supervisor, must be from individuals who are able to comment on the applicant's academic and research potential.
Application deadlines are found in this calendar under "Academic Dates" or online at www.unbc.ca/calendar/graduate, under "Semester Dates." The Master of Applied Science Program accepts students for the September, January, and May semesters.
For additional information about graduate admissions or to download application materials, go to the Office of Graduate Administration website at www.unbc.ca/graduate-administration.
Normal Time Required for Completion
Updated: July 20, 2023