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Chemical Engineering Research Program, M.A.Sc.

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A candidate is required to complete successfully at least three one-term courses, at least two of which should be at the 700-level. One non-technical course at the 600- or 700-level may be
selected (upon written approval from the Supervisor) among the three required one-term courses. Students are required to present a thesis, which constitutes an original contribution to chemical engineering. The thesis must be defended in an oral examination. Completion of the M.A.Sc. thesis typically requires six terms of full-time study.

An Accelerated Option is available to students currently enrolled at McMaster as undergraduate engineering students in the Departments of Chemical Engineering whereby the M.A.Sc. degree may be completed in 12-16 months of full-time study. In exceptional circumstances, students from other Engineering departments in McMaster may apply for entry into the accelerated option by contacting the department’s Associate Chair (Graduate). Application for entry into the Accelerated Option occurs in the penultimate year of undergraduate studies. Applicants must have maintained a minimum CGPA of 9.5 for their undergraduate course work with a sessional average of 10 at the time they are applying for the option. The Accelerated Option requires students to complete at least one term of their research project with a supervisor from the department prior to completion of their undergraduate degree. A one-term 600 level course is required under the Accelerated Option in the final undergraduate year for graduate credit provided it is listed within the department. Entry into the M.A.Sc, program under the Accelerated Option must occur less than one year upon completing one’s undergraduate degree and must meet the same requirements for admissions as other candidates.


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