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Accelerated Master of Applied Science (MASc) Pathway

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The accelerated master of applied science (MASc) pathway is a prestigious program for exceptional undergraduate engineering students in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science who show interest and aptitude in research. The pathway fast-tracks your graduate studies by up to one year, enabling you to reach your academic and professional goals sooner.

The pathway is open to undergraduate engineering students in third year. A demonstration of academic excellence and research potential are required, as well as a minimum CGPA of A- (3.67/4.33).

If you wish to apply, you must first identify a research supervisor. Together, you will develop a research focus as well as a plan of study that indicates your intended timelines with respect to the completion of your undergraduate degree and commencement of graduate studies, all of which is recorded in the Recommendation for Admission into the  (PDF file) Accelerated MASc Pathway form (opens in new window) . The funding commitment is also verified via this form. For more details regarding the process, please reference the  (PDF file) instructions document (opens in new window) .

The final selection decisions to the accelerated MASc will be made by both the undergraduate and graduate associate chairs. Commencement of the pathway will be conditional on satisfactory fulfillment of all requirements specified in the approval form.

There are several scholarships available to you as an accelerated MASc student.

Scholarship / Award Value Criteria Application Deadline Award Commencement More Information
NSERC’s Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) $4,500 Merit based January/February (department dependent) May – June (spring/summer term) NSERC (external link, opens in new window) 
NSERC’s Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master’s Program (CGS-M)


Merit based December 1 Fall term of the next academic year NSERC (external link, opens in new window) 
Stalin Boctor Undergraduate Award $2000 Financial need and merit based October 15 As soon as decision is made Registrar

To view a complete list of undergraduate awards and scholarships, visit the Registrar’s awards and scholarships page.

You may enrol in a maximum of two (2) graduate level courses in addition to your regular undergraduate course requirements in the final year of your undergraduate program. These two courses will not be counted toward your undergraduate degree requirements nor will they be included in your undergraduate GPA calculations. They will be used towards your MASc degree requirements.

For a list of available courses, visit the Graduate Course Electives page.

If you have questions about the accelerated MASc pathway, please contact the FEAS Graduate Studies Office at