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Master of Engineering (MEng)

The MEng degree is for students who wish to study one or more fields of geomatics engineering at an advanced level, with exposure to new geospatial technologies and a variety of application domains. The course-based MEng consists of 30 credit hours of coursework, selected in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies. The degree is designed to be completed in 3 or 4 academic terms, depending on the student’s background. Co-op work terms are also encouraged.

Current MEng degree requirements

Entry term: September

Normal duration: 16-24 months  

Coursework required: 27 credit hours of coursework, at least 12 of which must be 6000 level courses • 3 credit hours of Directed Research

Other requirements: optional Co-op placement (see Co-op Program Option below)

Residency: First term

Time limit: 24 months (full-time) • Undefined (part-time)

Minimum GPA to be maintained: 3.0/B average

A cumulative GPA less than the minimum requirement, or grades with a D or F, are considered unsatisfactory, and the student will normally be required to withdraw from the program or be placed on academic probation. More information here.

Co-op program option

The Engineering Co-op Program allows you to develop as a professional and build critical transferrable skills, giving you a competitive edge when entering the job market. Participating in the co-op program allows you to apply the theory and knowledge you are learning in class to a professional work environment. To receive the Co-operative Education designation with your degree, you must complete a full 12 months of co-op work, however all relevant work experience is beneficial and will help you find employment after graduation. 


To be eligible for the co-op program, students must: 

  • Attend a co-op orientation session, held at the beginning of each Fall and Winter term. 
  • Be registered as a full-time student at UNB
  • Obtain departmental approval from the Director of Graduate Studies, the academic advisor for MEng students
  • Have completed at least 9 credit hours of the MEng course requirements (usually 3 courses)
  • Be in good academic standing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA


GGE Master of Engineering students may seek up to 12 months of paid co-op work terms. Application for the first work term is normally made no earlier than the second term of study, in order to assess the student’s standing in the graduate program. 

The final work term cannot be the final term of the student’s program. The schedule of work terms is subject to approval by the Director of Graduate Studies. To ensure that students return to academic studies in September or January, when the majority of our graduate courses are offered, it is recommended that:

  • Four month work terms begin in May or September
  • Eight month work terms begin in January or May
  • Twelve month work terms begin in September or January

Note: There is no guarantee that all applicants will be successful in securing a co-op position as the job application process can be very competitive. The co-op program provides a number of services to assist students, including professional development, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, job search guidance, and employer information sessions. 

Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program page for more information, important dates, and associated fees.

MEng admission requirements

Application: A completed application submitted through UNB’s online application portal. (See Prospective Students for more detail.)

Education: Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in Geodesy, Geomatics, or a related field (such as Geology, Geography, Physics, Math, Engineering, Science, Computer Science) from an accredited university.

Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.3, or B Average (the equivalent of 70%)

Language Proficiency: International applicants whose first language is not English must submit language scores that meet or exceed International English Language Testing System (ILETS) band 7 and/or a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 92. See here for more details.

Supervisor: None required. The Director of Graduate Studies will advise on course selections.

Checklist of MEng degree requirements

For MEng students beginning in 2019 or later