**Master of Science (Thesis Option)**

- Candidates must complete a coherent plan of study based in engineering or engineering science consisting of eight graduate or advanced level courses and an acceptable thesis, which is normally sponsored by a member of the engineering faculty.
- The program must include ENGN 2010 and ENGN 2020 (Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Physics) or their equivalent (must be 2000-level)
- ENGN 2010 and/or ENGN 2020 can be replaced by an alternate/applied mathematics course or 2000-level engineering/science course. This substitution can only be made with the approval of the appropriate Graduate Representative and the Director of Graduate Studies. The final program must contain at least one advanced (2000-level) mathematics/applied mathematics course.
- Two additional 2000-level Engineering courses (other than ENGN 2980)
- Three additional Engineering or approved courses (not more than two 1000-level courses).
- One thesis preparation course (ENGN 2980 Special Projects: Reading, Research, Design).
- Students should choose courses in consultation with the student's advisor to develop a coherent program. The proposed program of study must be approved by the Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Engineering.

For students in a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program (Thesis Option), the approved course sequence is 2-2-2-2, where the student takes two courses in each semester. However, the program strongly recommends a sequence of 3-2-2-1 where the student takes 3 courses the first semester, 2 the second, 2 the third, and 1 the fourth. **Deviations from these schedules can result in additional tuition.**

**Master of Science (Non-Thesis Option)**

- Candidates must complete a coherent plan of study based in engineering or engineering science consisting of eight graduate or advanced level courses.
- The program must include ENGN 2010 and ENGN 2020 (Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Physics) or their equivalent (must be 2000-level)
- ENGN 2010 and/or ENGN 2020 can be replaced by an alternate/applied mathematics course or 2000-level engineering/science course. This substitution can only be made with the approval of the appropriate Graduate Representative and the Director of Graduate Studies. The final program must contain at least one advanced (2000-level) mathematics/applied mathematics course.
- Two additional 2000-level Engineering courses (other than ENGN2980)
- Four additional Engineering or approved courses (not more than three 1000-level courses).
- Students should choose courses in consultation with the student's advisor to develop a coherent program.
- The proposed program of study must be approved by the Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Engineering.

For students in the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program (Non-Thesis Option), the approved course sequence is 3-3-2, meaning the student takes 3 courses the first semester, 3 the second, and 2 the third.** Any deviation from this schedule can result in additional tuition and/or penalties. **

**Master of Science (Professional Option)**

- Candidates must complete a coherent plan of study based in engineering or engineering science consisting of eight graduate or advanced level courses.
- The program must include ENGN 2010 and ENGN 2020 (Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Physics) or their equivalent (must be 2000-level)
- ENGN 2010 and/or ENGN 2020 can be replaced by an alternate/applied mathematics course or 2000-level engineering/science course. This substitution can only be made with the approval of the appropriate Graduate Representative and the Director of Graduate Studies. The final program must contain at least one advanced (2000-level) mathematics/applied mathematics course.
- Two additional 2000-level Engineering courses (other than ENGN2980)
- Four additional Engineering or approved courses (not more than three 1000-level courses).
- Students should choose courses in consultation with the student's advisor to develop a coherent program.
- A paid or unpaid experiential learning experience of 3-6 months is a required component of the professional track program. Experiential learning can include one of the following (but not both):
- A summer internship directly related to the program of study
- Completion of ENGN 2960 (Experiential Learning in Industry (ELI)) as an elective course.
*Note: students enrolled in ENGN 2960 are considered full-time students.*

- The proposed program of study must be approved by the Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Engineering.

For students in the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program (Professional Option), the approved course sequence is 3-2-1-2, meaning the student takes 3 courses the first semester, 2 the second, 1 the third (typically ENGN 2960), and 2 the fourth. **Any deviation from this schedule without consultation with the program advisor can result in additional tuition and/or penalties.**