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Engineering Physics (Industrial Internship), M. Eng.

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M.Eng. Degree (Industrial Internship)

Course Requirements

A candidate for the M.Eng. degree (Industrial Internship) is required to complete a minimum of four half courses (the equivalent of two half courses must be at the 700-level).The M.Eng. students are allowed to take one non-technical course at the 600- or 700-level among the four required half-courses. The candidate must attain a grade of at least B- in each of the selected courses. An on-campus research project is to be pursued under the supervision of a member of the Department. The subject area is to be chosen in consultation with the Department Chair and the supervising faculty member.

In addition to the required courses and the on-campus research project described above, the candidate for the M.Eng. degree (Industrial Internship) is required to complete ENG PHYS 733 . This involves spending approximately four months in an industrial laboratory carrying out an industry-oriented project under the supervision of a suitably qualified staff scientist. The candidate is usually required to undertake some on-campus study in preparation for the industrial project. The Department of Engineering Physics makes arrangements for the industrial project in consultation with the candidate. Subject to the approval of the Department Chair, the requirement for an on-campus research project may be replaced by the addition of the equivalent of two half-courses.

Students currently enrolled in their final year of an Engineering Physics undergraduate program at McMaster University may apply for an Advanced Credit Option. The Advanced Credit Option is open to undergraduates who have an overall average (CGPA) of at least B at the time they are applying for the option. The Advanced Credit Option allows undergraduate students to take up to two 600-level courses during their final undergraduate year for graduate credit. In exceptional circumstances, students from other Engineering departments in McMaster applying for entry into the M.Eng. program in Engineering Physics may apply for the Advanced Credit Option with the permission of the Department’s Associate Chair (Graduate). Entry into the M.Eng. program under the Advanced Credit Option must occur less than one year upon completing one’s undergraduate degree and must meet the same requirements for admission as other candidates.

Transfer to the Ph.D.

After a minimum of 1 year in the M.A.Sc. or M.Eng. program, a student may transfer to the Ph.D. program without completion of the Master’s, upon successful completion of a transfer examination. The transfer examination will be completed with the intended Ph.D. Supervisory Committee. The transfer exam will count towards the requirement of the PhD thesis proposal.

The transfer exam is oral with a written report and presentation.

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