The goal of the Master’s program is to expand the student’s knowledge, in the field of aeronautics and aerospace, to a higher level than acquired at the undergraduate level, and to provide training in research methods. This goal is attained by studying advanced graduate level subjects, attending professional seminars and conducting research or a project in one of the fields of specialization.
When filling out the registration forms applicants should specify which area of specialization he/she is interested in. It is recommended that the applicant should suggest a potential advisor from amongst the Faculty staff in that area. If the applicant does not choose an advisor, or the specified advisor is unavailable, the Faculty Committee for Higher Degrees will appoint someone suitable. In any event, the advisor will serve in a temporary capacity until a permanent advisor is appointed. (see List of Advisors and their Research Interests).
Students should select one of the following Master’s degree tracks:
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
– for students with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, or those who completed the appropriate prerequisite courses.
Master of Science
– for students whose Bachelor’s degree is not in Aerospace Engineering but in another field of engineering or science.
Graduates of other engineering or science Faculties who are interested in receiving the degree of Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering will be required to take at least 20.5 undergraduate credits, including subjects listed here.
First degree graduates of a three year undergraduate program who are interested in receiving the degree of Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering will be required to take prerequisite courses which will be determined by the Faculty Advanced Degrees Committee (see regulation 23.03 at Graduate School.)
Conditions for Admission
|The degree||Criteria for acceptance||Requirements|
|Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering||A first degree average grade of at least 83.
If the average grade is between 75 and 83 it is possible to begin a “no thesis” track Master’s degree. If a grade of at least 85 is then achieved in the three compulsory courses (Applied Mathematics 1 and 2 and Numerical Methods in Aeronautical Engineering) it is possible to apply for a transfer to a Masters-with-a- thesis track.
|First degree from another engineering or science Faculty:
20.5 credits as listed here.
Graduate of a three year undergraduate program: about 30 credits to be determined by the Advanced Degrees Committee.
|Master of Science||First degree from another engineering or science Faculty:
No requirements unless specified by supervisor.
Graduate of a three year undergraduate program:
about 20 credits to be determined by the Advanced Degrees Committee. Regulation 23.03
Requirements for the various tracks: Courses taken in the framework of the Unit for Continuing Studies and External Studies or from other Universities may be recognized, subject to the approval of the Faculty Advanced Studies Committee and the Graduate School (see regulation 23 of the Graduate School).
Research track: a total of 40 credits, comprised of 20 credits for the research and 20 credits for courses.
Project track: a total of 40 credits, comprised of 20 credits for the project and 20 credits for courses.
Final Dissertation track: a total of 40 credits, comprised of 12 credits for the final dissertation work and 28 credits for courses.
Students must attend the Faculty’s seminars.
Transfer to a direct PhD track
A transfer to a direct PhD track is possible subject to the student satisfying the Faculty admission requirements and the conditions of the School for Advanced Studies (see regulation 24.07 in Graduate School).
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