Master of Science [M.Sc] (Computational Science and Engineering)
Field of Study
International Student Tution
- 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.
|Degree Type Offered||Master|
|Fees||$ 17822 for 2 years|
|Delivery Type||full time|
|Admission Intake||fall (Deadline - Apr 1)|
Eligibility & Entry Requirement
- 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.
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.
|fall||Apr 1, 2021|
Fees & Funding
Tution & Application Fees
|Year||Year 1||Year 2|
|Head||Avg Cost Per Year|
|Room and Food (On-Campus)||$ 9195|
|Housing (Off-Campus)||$ 4860|
Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020
Ranked #101 / 500
Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]
Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids
|Name||Amount||International Students Eligible||Application Deadline|
|Ontario Graduate Scholarship||$ 10847||Yes||N/A|
|Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020||Variable||Yes||N/A|
|Adobe Women in Technology Scholarship||Variable||Yes||N/A|
|Rotary Foundation Scholarships- Global Grants||Variable||Yes||Jun 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
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