Master of Applied Science (MASc)

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering currently has over 55 MASc students from across the globe actively engaged in coursework and research under the supervision of world-class researchers.

The master's of applied science (MASc) program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing advanced research at the postgraduate level leading to significant advancement of knowledge in the fields of electrical engineering or computer engineering.

Questions? Contact the graduate secretary, Ms. Ashleigh Burns at or 250-721-8675.

The MASc program consists of a minimum of 7.5 units of coursework plus the ELEC 599 MASc Thesis of 12 units.

For further information on the curriculum and degree requirements for the MASc program please refer to the University of Victoria Academic Calendar.

Standard tuition fees for the MASc degree

The minimum regular program fee for a master’s degree is 5.0 tuition installments. One (1) additional regular tuition installment will be assessed if a student remains registered after having paid 5.0 regular full tuition installments (for a total regular tuition of 6.0).

For current and up-to-date fees please see the UVic tuition schedule.

Graduate student support funding

Students registered in research-based programs (MASc or PhD) may be offered a graduate student support payment (GSSP) by the faculty member who will act as their supervisor. However, any offer of a GSSP is subject to the availability of each supervisor's research funds and to the student’s academic performance.

University of Victoria Fellowship

All MASc students registered full time are considered for a fellowship, based on qualifying GPA.

  • Canadian and international students are eligible upon entry and/or in their second year of studies;
  • The minimum requirement for consideration is an A- average on the last two years of course work for new students and on the last year for existing students;
  • Meeting the minimum eligibility does not guarantee you will receive a fellowship.

More information about awards and funding can be found at the awards & funding page.

To receive the co-op designation on their diploma, MASc students must complete two work terms.

Through the co-operative education program (Co-op), students may alternate terms in class with paid work terms in positions related to their fields of study.

Graduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering may join the co-op program with the permission of their academic supervisor.

For further information on Graduate Co-op please see the graduate co-op page.