Hamilton, OntarioLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1887established year

    Master of Science [M.Sc] (Computational Science and Engineering)

    2 years
    full time
    Thesis Based

    $ 8,548 

    1st Year

    International Student Tution

    Program Description

    • McMaster University offers MSc Computational Science and Engineering with a duration of 2 years.
    • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time basis and consists of a project (16 months).
    • The Master’s programs emphasize industry-relevant academic research and development and earned either with a thesis option or with a coursework-and-project option.
    • There are 2 routes for the Master’s degree which students can take:
      • MASc and MSc in Computational Science and Engineering (course and thesis-based)
      • MEng and MSc in Computational Science and Engineering (course and project-based)
    • This program is rapidly growing in multi-disciplinary areas connecting engineering, science, mathematics, and computer science to create new, powerful tools for real-world discovery and understanding.
    • The research areas of the Computational Science Engineering program are:
      • Computational Physical Sciences
      • Computational Optimization, Design, and Control
      • Computational Biosciences
    • The advancements in computing power and computational methodology are allowing leading-edge researchers to effectively utilize computational simulation, modeling, and optimization.
    • The School offers students the opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary research and education programs.
    • The department consists of 50 faculty members who are drawn from a wide range of disciplines and nearly 50% of them hold prestigious Canada Research Chair, NSERC Industrial Chair, or SHARCNET chair appointments.
    • The student-faculty ratio of the program is 12:1.
    • University provides opportunities for students to attend seminars such as the Scientific Computing Seminar to increase the knowledge of the students.
    • The Faculty member of the department is regular award winners including the prestigious Premier Research Excellence Award (PREA), OCUFA teaching award, McMaster Students Union Teaching Award, etc.
    • Job opportunities after MSc Computational Science and Engineering are Software Engineer, Senior Web Developers, etc and the average salary goes up to 68,160 USD.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedMaster
    Duration2 years
    Fees$ 17822 for 2 years
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission Intakefall (Deadline - Apr 1)
    Language ProficiencyTOEFL,IELTS,PTE
    Program URL

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students have to complete an Honours bachelor's degree (BEng, BSc, or equivalent) in the related field from a recognized University.
    • The related fields include a UG degree in physical sciences, mathematics, or engineering that included a substantial computational component.
    • For the thesis option, students must have a bachelor’s degree with an average of at least B+ grade (77% equivalent to a McMaster GPA of 8.5)  in the last 2 years of study.
    • For the course-and-project option, students must have a bachelor’s degree with an average of at least a B  grade (73% equivalent to a McMaster GPA of 7.5)  in the last 2 years of study.

    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.
    • Students must have a B+ or B average grade, based on a full-year equivalent of final year courses.

    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.
    • Two confidential letters of recommendation from instructors most familiar with student’s academic work.

    Application Deadline

    Event End Date
    fall Apr 1, 2021

    Scores Required

    88 / 120

    Avg. Score in


    6.5 / 9

    Avg. Score in


    60 / 90

    Avg. Score in


    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)$ 9195
    Housing (Off-Campus)$ 4860


    Academy Ranking of World Universities

    Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

    Ranked #101 / 500

    Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Ontario Graduate Scholarship$ 10847YesN/A
    Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020VariableYesN/A
    Adobe Women in Technology ScholarshipVariableYesN/A
    Rotary Foundation Scholarships- Global GrantsVariableYesJun 30, 2021

    VISA & Work Study


    • 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

    The career opportunities are:

    • Software Engineer
    • Software Developers
    • Senior Web Developers
    • Computer Systems Analysts
    • Information system consultant
    • Embedded systems engineer
    • Computer Network Architects
    • Senior Database Administrators
    • Human-Machine Interaction Specialist
    • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
    • Computer and Information Research Scientists

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