Master of Applied Science (MASc)

The Master of Applied Science (MASc) requires four courses, one graduate seminar, and a research thesis. The thesis must include an original contribution to the discipline and should include material of publishable quality.


Possession of a baccalaureate degree or its academic equivalent from an academic institution recognized by Dalhousie University, in which the language of instruction is English, or four years of full-time post-secondary instruction at a university where English is the primary language of instruction and in a country where English is the principal language; otherwise, a satisfactory score on an approved English language examination is required. The Program requirement for the TOEFL is 580.

To be admitted to an academic program, an applicant must be accepted by a professor into his/her research program in addition to meeting the other requirements for admission.

Program Requirements

The MASc graduate program consists of not less than 12 credit hours or the equivalent, the graduate seminar and thesis selected upon the advice of the thesis supervisor. No more than one senior level undergraduate course may be taken as part of the 12 credit hour requirement.

Length of Program

The typical length of time to complete the MASc is two years

Research Areas

Areas of research include operations research, ergonomics, service systems, risk management and a variety of other fields related to the professor's specialties. Students entering the Master's program come from a variety of backgrounds, including Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Science and others.

Learn more about research in the department.

Admission Requirements

Funding and Scholarships

Various sources of funding support our graduate students, ranging from scholarships obtained individually to research assistantships and teaching assistantships. For more information on funding opportunities, visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.

Contact Information

Subject Code: IENG
Tel: 902-494-1288
Address: Faculty of Engineering, Graduate Studies & Research Office, Sexton Campus, 1360 Barrington Street,
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3J 2X4
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. John Blake
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-6068
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