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Engineering Physics

McMaster University

24 months
11396 CAD/year
4204 CAD/year
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Engineering Physics at McMaster University is about understanding and advancing knowledge and technologies used in a wide range of state-of-the-art systems including optical communications, sensors for biomedical and environmental applications, lasers and LEDs, photovoltaics and nuclear power systems. This master degree is offered by the McMaster University. 


Engineering Physics at McMaster University is pushing the forefront of modern physics to better the world through technological advancement. We are solving the grand challenges of the future such as energy supply, human health, digital information and communications technology, and renewable energy.

Areas of Research

  • Nano and micro device engineering
  • Nuclear engineering and energy systems
  • Photonics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Smart systems

Programme Structure

  • The degree may be earned either with a thesis option (M.A.Sc.) or an industrial internship (M.Eng.) to be decided jointly by the candidate, the supervisor, and the chair. 
  • A strong baccalaureate degree with an average of at least B (equivalent to a McMaster GPA of 8.0) in engineering, mathematics, or the physical sciences is generally required for admission to the M.A.Sc. program. For the M.Eng. program, an average of at least B is required.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • B+ (B- for Engineering) minimum average, based on a full year equivalent of final year courses (3rd/4th level) relevant to the program
  • Each program may set additional/higher requirements
  • Degrees and grades from foreign universities are evaluated for their equivalency to McMaster’s
  • Departments or programs may establish additional requirements, such as scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Admission is competitive: meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission
  • The admission decision is not subject to appeal
  • Applicants who do not meet the above mentioned requirements, should consult the Graduate Calendar to determine the requirements for exceptional cases

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    11396 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5698 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4204 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2102 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Hamilton

1163 - 1630 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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