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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  33147Enrollment

Master of Applied Science [M.ASc] (Civil Engineering)

 1-2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

$ 8,548 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • McMaster University offers a Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering for a duration of 1-2 years.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.
  • The MASc degree is a thesis-based program where students are required to complete courses in addition to writing and defending a thesis.
  • The objective of the program is to strengthen, in some specific areas, the knowledge gained at the undergraduate level, and to provide a significant introduction to research involving original investigation in these areas.
  • This research program requires the completion of the equivalent of 4 half graduate-level courses plus presentation and defense of a thesis embodying results of an original investigation.
  • Students get opportunities to do specialization in the following courses:
    • Bioelectrochemical systems
    • Bridge Engineering
    • Construction Data Sensing and Fusion
    • Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Intelligent Construction Systems
  • Students will be required to complete two full courses, of which at least one must be from within the Department of Civil Engineering at McMaster University.
  • Additional course work may be prescribed if deemed necessary by the candidate’s research supervisor.
  • All full-time Master’s students must attend and participate in the Department of Civil Engineering Graduate Student Seminar Day each year, for the first 6 terms (24 months) of study. 
  • This program is intended mainly for full-time candidates but may be taken on a part-time basis.
  • MASc also consists of a co-op program that is optional for the students.
  • Job opportunities after MASc Civil Engineering are Civil Engineer, Building control surveyor, etc and the average salary goes up to 53,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration1-2 years
Fees$ 17,822 for 1-2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake January (Deadline - Aug 02)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Urlhttps://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/civil/programs/degree-options/masc/civil-engineering

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an engineering field from a recognized university.
  • Students have a minimum B average grade in the last 2 years of the student’s undergraduate program. 
  • Submission of GRE scores is not compulsory for this program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a 3-year UG degree must have a substantial background in engineering or a related field.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Academic or Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.


Application Deadline

January
Aug 02

September
Mar 13


Scores Required

88 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

60 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$8548$8548
Health insurance$203$203
Other fees$160$160
Total fees$8911$8911

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food (on-campus)$ 9,195
Housing (off-campus)$ 4,860

Ranking

Round University Ranking 2020

Ranked #202/ 750

Engineering [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a Study Visa to study in Canada.
  • If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and is valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canad and to get the SIN, students will need to bring a passport and study visa.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Valid Passport
    • Official Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

Students need a work-Study visa to work in Canada. Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in 4 situations:

  • on-campus employment
  • co-ops employment
  • working off-campus
  • post-graduation work visa

The McMaster Work Program gives students opportunities to work on campus during the fall/winter terms and over the summer.

  • First-year international students are not eligible for the fall/winter work program but can apply for the summer after their first year and every year beyond.
  • International students with a valid study visa are eligible to participate in McMaster’s work programs.
  • Students can work Part-time at a maximum of 10 hours per week in the fall and winter terms.
  • Students can work Full-time of 35 hours per week and part-time over the summer.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Billing Engineer
  • Building control surveyor
  • Building services engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Cost & Estimation Engineer
  • Engineering geologist
  • Environmental engineers



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