The program information below is valid for the spring 2019 term (May 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019).

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Program type 
    • Collaborative
    • Master's
    • Research
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • An Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a 75% standing.
    • Students who do not meet the minimum requirements may be considered for admission to a probationary program depending on their academic background. The admission requirements are at least a 78% standing in their last year of study or at least 3 years work experience with an overall average in their Bachelor's degree of 70%.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  3
    • Type of references: 

      at least 2 must normally be from academic sources.

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Thesis option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must complete 5 one-term courses (0.50 unit weight) (500, 600 or 700 series) acceptable for graduate credit by the Department, with an overall average of at least 70%, 2 of which must be satisfied by taking WATER 601 and WATER 602. An overall average of 70% is required for WATER 601 and WATER 602.
    • This degree is offered through the Collaborative Water Program. This program, jointly offered by a range of departments across several academic faculties, promotes the development of interdisciplinary perspectives on water. Collaborative Water Program students complete their specialist training in their respective home departments, while working with colleagues from a variety of other departments in core interdisciplinary courses (WATER 601 and WATER 602).
    • Only 1 500 level course may be counted for credit.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Research Principles and Applications
    • Seminar attendance: students are also required to attend 10 seminars (for example, Master’s Seminar, PhD Comprehensive Examination, Defense or External Seminar).
    • Students are also required to attend and complete the Graduate Skills Workshop.
  • Collaborative Research Seminar I
    • Students are required to present a seminar on their thesis or major paper research proposal and, if appropriate, early stage results to current and past Water students and Water Institute faculty members. Seminars will normally occur following the completion of WATER 601 and WATER 602. Seminars will provide the opportunity for students to discuss how learnings from Water courses were applied in, or influenced, research proposals or research work in the student’s home department. Seminars will normally be poster presentations at Water Institute organized events. The seminar is not an oral examination of the thesis or paper; rather, its purpose is to develop the student's ability to communicate their research in an organized and informative manner.
  • Master’s Thesis
    • Students must orally defend a thesis, embodying the results of original research.
    • Submission and acceptance of a thesis embodying the results of the student’s research. The thesis is supervised by a faculty advisor, examined by a committee including two or more other members, and placed on display in the Faculty of Engineering Graduate Office.