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

 2 years
 full time
 on campus
  Thesis Based

$ 12,820 

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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 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 Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 25,640 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Apr 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
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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

Apr 01

Scores Required

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$12820$12820

Living Costs

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

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 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
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
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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

Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in four 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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