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Master of Science in Engineering (MScE)

The MScE degree program requires the completion of an approved thesis on original research, as well as five graduate-level courses relating to a selected area of specialization and one seminar paper/presentation. Courses are selected in consultation with the student’s supervisor. The degree is intended to be completed within six academic terms. A faculty supervisor is required to be accepted into this program, but no prior arrangement is necessary to apply. 

Current MScE degree requirements

Entry terms: September, January, May

Normal duration: 24 months 

Coursework required: 12 credit hours - 6000 level courses • 3 credit hours - Research Methods Course • 3 credit hours - Graduate Seminar (one written submission and oral presentation)

Other requirements: MScE research proposal defence • Thesis • MScE Thesis oral defence

Residency: 4 terms

Time limit: 48 months (full-time) • 60 months (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.

MScE 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: A supervisor is required before being accepted into the program; however, it is not necessary to arrange this prior to submitting an application.

Checklist of degree requirements

For MScE students beginning in 2019 or later