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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  33147Enrollment

Master of Engineering [M.Eng] (Design)

 1 year
 full time
  English
 co op & on campus

Field of Study

$ 17,323 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • McMaster University offers Master of Engineering in Design for a duration of 1 year with an additional 4-month co-op.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • A community of students, experts, faculty, and industry partners, the Engineering Design program at McMaster centered around experiential, cooperative, and interdisciplinary learning, creativity, and solving real-world problems.
  • The program curriculum has three main components:
    • Professional Development courses that will enable graduates to deal with complex situations in the work environment, to lead teams, and to manage projects.
    • Courses Relevant to the selected stream: some courses are mandatory for a given stream while others are elective.
    • An M.Eng project that requires a synthesis of knowledge from various disciplines.
  • As a student in the M.Eng Design program, they will gain experience working with a variety of rapid prototyping and design tools. 
  • Full-time students are expected to complete the program in 16 months.The actual duration of studies may be shorter (not less than 12 months) or longer (not more than 24 months), for students who work faster or slower.
  • This program is open to any applicants with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) degree.
  • The student-faculty ratio of the program is 16:1.
  • The program requires completion of 24 units in courses along with a major design project equivalent to 6 units.
  • The required courses of the program are:
    • ​Design Thinking (3 units)
    • Innovation Studio (3 units)
    • Leadership for Innovation (3 units)
    • MEng Project in Engineering Design, Part I (3 units)
    • MEng Project in Engineering Design, Part II  (3 units)
  • Students also get the facilities to work in Early design stages prototyping lab, Rapid Prototyping lab, Virtual Reality Lab, CAD/CAM computing network, and Prototyping lab for smart systems.
  • Job opportunities after MEng in Design are Design Engineer, Product Engineer, etc and the average salary goes up to 54,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration1 year
Fees$ 17,688 for 1 year
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Program Urlhttps://gs.mcmaster.ca/program/engineering-design/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must hold a  four-year engineering undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Students must have a B- minimum average grade (equivalent to a McMaster 7.0 GPA out of 12) in the final year in all courses in the discipline, or relating to the discipline, in which the applicant proposes to do graduate work.
  • Students with a degree in Science, Technology, or Mathematics will also be considered.

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 in a relevant field from a recognized institution.

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.
  • Students have to complete an online interview on Kira Talent after submission of the application.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 15


Scores Required

88 / 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

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fees$17325
Health insurance$203
Other fees$160
Total fees$17688

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
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
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
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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:

  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Senior Electrical Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Product Engineer



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