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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  33147Enrollment

Master of Applied Science [M.ASc] (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 co op & on campus
  Thesis Based

Program Description

  • McMaster University offers MASc in Electrical and Computer Engineering for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program available with both full-time and part-time options.
  • The MASc program requires a candidate to successfully complete at least four graduate half courses or equivalent and to prepare a thesis embodying the results of the research taken on by the students.
  • The research areas of the program are:
    • Biomedical information technology
    • Computer aided design
    • Optimization and Simulation
    • Communications
    • Computer Engineering
    • Microelectronics
    • Microwaves and Photonics-Optoelectronics
  • The MASc degree is a thesis-based program where students are required to complete courses in addition to writing and defending a thesis.
  • University provides environment that fosters creativity and research excellence on an international scale in a particular field of electrical and computer engineering.
  • Students also get the co-op option in this program.
  • McMaster’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department is ranked as one of the best departments of electrical and computer engineering both nationally and internationally. 
  • Faculty members are regular award winners including the prestigious Premier Research Excellence Award (PREA), OCUFA teaching award, McMaster Students Union Teaching Award, Booker Gold Medal, and the Signal Processing Society Education Award.
  • McMaster’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is home to The Centre for Research in Micro- and Nano-systems.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 54,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Sep 18)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Program Urlhttps://gs.mcmaster.ca/program/electrical-and-computer-engineering/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete 4-year undergraduate degree in engineering or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • A minimum GPA B+ (77 to 79%) average is required to get admission in this program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • 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 computer science or software engineering or a related field.

Submission of GRE scores is not compulsory for this program, however, if students have given the GRE exam then it is recommended to submit the scores (minimum 300) for a better chance of admission.

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 document:

  • 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

Fall
Sep 18


Scores Required

92 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

60 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE

309 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Living Costs

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

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #151/ 500

Electrical and Electronics Engineering [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 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
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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:

  • Big Data Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Blockchain Developer/Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Systems Analyst



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