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Materials Science (Master's program)

Degree Master of Science
Faculty Faculty of Science
Location UOIT, North Oshawa
Start dates September
Length Approximately 24 months, based on full-time study
Program load Full-time
Program format Courses with research thesis
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Materials Science is a broad multidisciplinary area of science that involves the understanding and prediction of the properties of matter. The program is offered jointly by UOIT and Trent University.

General information

The Master of Science (MSc) program in Materials Science is offered jointly by UOIT and Trent University. Materials Science is a broad multi-disciplinary area of science that lies at the intersection of physics and chemistry and includes many sub-fields including nanotechnology, electronic materials, surface science, biomaterials and materials characterization.

An important goal of the Materials Science program is to advance the understanding and prediction of the properties of matter. Such understanding facilitates the design of new materials with particular properties. The development of experimental and theoretical predictive tools applicable to size scales ranging from the molecular to the macroscopic levels is an integral component of the MSc in Materials Science program. The program provides both a broad and integrated overview of materials science and the opportunity for in-depth study of a particular problem emphasizing either theory or experimentation under the guidance of a research supervisor and a multi-disciplinary team of faculty from UOIT and Trent University.

Admission requirements

  • Hold an honours BSc degree in chemistry, physics or engineering, or hold equivalent qualifications as judged by the admissions committee. This committee is made up of the graduate program directors and one faculty member from each of the two universities (Trent University and UOIT).
  • Minimum overall academic standing of a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale or 73 to 76 per cent), with a minimum B average in the last two full-time years (four semesters) of undergraduate work or equivalent.
Required supporting documents:

Please see the checklist of required documents for a list of supporting documentation that must be submitted with your application.

Additional requirements:

Prospective applicants must be well recommended and be accepted by a supervisor who guarantees research assistant support for the duration of the student's program.

Required test scores for English language proficiency:

See English language proficiency for the minimum required test scores for this program.


Application deadlines

Please see application deadlines for specific dates. Note that the application deadlines listed are for both the online application and all supporting documentation.


How to apply

Applications for admission to all graduate studies programs are submitted online. There are five steps you must go through to complete the application process. See application process and requirements for step-by-step instructions.

Research

Sample research areas:
  • biomaterials and computational nanobiophysics
  • carbon-based materials
  • corrosion science and oxidation technologies and applications
  • computer simulation in nanoscience and renewable energy
  • hybrid organic-inorganic materials
  • materials for photovoltaics and other energy-related applications
  • materials growth and characterization
  • nucleic acid-based materials
  • proton exchange membrane fuel cell materials and processes
  • reinforced composites with superior mechanical properties
  • supercritical fluids and materials

Learn more about the research areas within this program and find research experts by visiting the faculty’s website and UOIT’s Expert Centre.

Program curriculum

For program requirements, including required number of credits for completion, program maps and course descriptions, please see the Graduate Academic Calendar and Course Catalogue.

Funding

Internal awards and funding

Applicants to research-based graduate programs who are studying full-time are automatically considered for some types of funding at the time of admission.

Types of funding that do not require an application:

  • Entrance scholarships
  • Minimum funding packages
  • Teaching assistantships, research assistantships and graduate research assistantships

For more details on the above funding opportunities, see graduate student awards and funding.

Please note: Part-time students are not eligible for the above funding opportunities.

External awards and funding

Graduate program applicants are encouraged to apply for external awards to help finance their education. The application process differs for each competition, so review the information carefully to determine where and when you must apply. Please note: The majority of these awards are for domestic or permanent residents only.

Fees

Tuition fees for graduate programs at UOIT are charged on a flat-fee or fee-per-credit basis and vary by program and student status.

For current, specific fees and details on flat-fee versus fee-per-credit programs, please see tuition and fees.

Contact

For more information:

Visit the program website

Contact the program:

Faculty of Science
905.721.3050
gradsecretary@science.uoit.ca

Contact the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies:

905.721.8668 ext. 6209
gradstudies@uoit.ca 

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