Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering (MASc)

Overview

The thesis-based Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc) in Mechanical Engineering is a traditional research-based degree. The program normally takes two years of full-time study, and includes a total of thirty credits, research under the supervision of a faculty member and a thesis. The Master of Applied Science is the recommended course of study for students who may be interested in eventually pursuing a Ph.D.

Students taking their M.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering can select one of four research areas: Design and Applied Mechanics, Mechatronics and Manufacturing, Thermofluids or Biomedical Engineering.*

*The Department of Mechanical Engineering also offers a full Biomedical Engineering (BMEG) program. Students in the BMEG program will achieve a degree in Biomedical Engineering.

What makes the program unique?

With eight Research Chairs and almost every research faculty member holding a least one NSERC grant, we have one of the most active research programs in Canada and consistently produce industry and academic leaders.

UBC is ranked in the World's Top 40 Universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Institute of Higher Education and our Mechanical Engineering professors are recognized nationally and inter­nationally as leaders in their fields.

We offer affordable, competitive tuition fees and extend a number of scholarships, awards, top-ups to external awards, entrance fellowships, Research Assistantships (RA's) and Teaching Assistantships (TA's) to our students.

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Applied Science
Subject
Engineering
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Mechanical Engineering
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
Faculty
Faculty of Applied Science

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Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

93
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

6.5
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0

Supervisor commitment required prior to application?

Highly recommended

GRE required?

Optional

Deadline Details

Application Deadline

Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.

Transcript Deadline

Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.

Referee Deadline

Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.

September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 October 2018
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 March 2019
Transcript Deadline: 15 March 2019
Referee Deadline: 15 March 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 March 2019
Transcript Deadline: 15 March 2019
Referee Deadline: 15 March 2019

January 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 June 2019
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 September 2019
Transcript Deadline: 15 September 2019
Referee Deadline: 15 September 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 September 2019
Transcript Deadline: 15 September 2019
Referee Deadline: 15 September 2019

Career Options

The graduates of the M.A.Sc program are well suited to any field of mechanical engineering. Recent graduates have gone on to work as research engineers or project leaders in various industries including mechanical design, aerospace, biomedical devices, manufacturing, electronics packaging, mining machinery and material handling, building automation and robotics.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$104.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,632.61$2,868.22
Tuition per year$4,897.83$8,604.66
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$930.14 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20172016201520142013
Applications321296222210202
Offers2926223029
New registrations2124171726
Total enrolment6672727578

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 92.04% based on 113 students admitted between 2008 - 2011. Based on 81 graduations between 2014 - 2017 the minimum time to completion is 1.66 years and the maximum time is 4.33 years with an average of 2.73 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 9 March 2018]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 23 September 2018].

Research Supervisors

This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.

  • Rogak, Steven (Aerosols (their properties, strategies to minimize their creation and reducing aerosol concentrations where people spend most of their time )
  • Rohling, Robert (Medical Imaging, Medical Information Systems, Robotics, Interventional Ultrasound, 3D Imaging, Spatial Compounding, Robotic System Calibration, Elastography, BioMEMS, Biomedical Engineering, Medical imaging and information systems, robetics, ultrasound imaging in 2D and 3D, biomedical technologies)
  • Schajer, Gary (Full-Field Optical Metrology, X-Ray CT Log Scanning, Industrial Residual Stress Measurements)
  • Stoeber, Boris (Microelectromechanical Systems, MEMS, Microfluidics, Sensor Technology, Biomedical Microdevices, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microflow Phenomena, Sensor technology, Integrated microsystems for biomedical applications and for environmental control)
  • Van der Loos, Hendrik (Rehabilitation Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Design for Safety, Design Methodology and Design Coaching, Roboethics)
  • Zimmerman, Naomi (development and application of real-world-based tools to quickly and quantitatively assess the impact of our policy and technology decisions on air pollution and climate outcomes, and to use the knowledge gained to support better environmental policy planning; air quality)

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September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 October 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
01 March 2019
International Applicant Deadline
01 March 2019

January 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 June 2019
Canadian Applicant Deadline
01 September 2019
International Applicant Deadline
01 September 2019

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