The general regulations and requirements of Trent University for graduate degrees apply to the M.Sc. in Materials Science. The normal requirement for admission is an average of at least B+ (77%, GPA 3.3). The Graduate Programs Selection Committee will begin the selection process in the weeks following the application submission date of February 1. Applications received after this date will be accepted and considered for funding until all available positions/ spaces are filled. Students are normally admitted into the program once a year for studies beginning in the following September. Entrance to the program in January or May of any calendar year is considered on a case by case basis.
M.Sc. Program Requirements
The formal requirements for the M.Sc. degree in Materials Science are the following:
- Each student must complete the core course MTSC 6010H.
- Each student must complete either MTSC 6020H or MTSC 6140H.
- Each student must attend and successfully complete the non-credit courses MTSC 6000H in the first year of the program and MTSC 6100H prior to their thesis defense.
- At least two additional one-term courses acceptable for graduate credit must be completed with at least a 70% final grade in each course. Normally, courses taken for credit are those designated as Graduate Courses within the program. One of the four courses may be a fourth-year undergraduate course, approved by the student’s supervisor and the graduate program director.
- Students must meet with their supervisory committee within the first six months of registration, and subsequently at least once every twelve months. The committee consists of the student’s supervisor and at least two other faculty members in the program; each supervisory committee must include at least one faculty member from each institution.
- An acceptable thesis on a research topic must be submitted. Detailed specifications of the format of the thesis are available from the Graduate Studies Office. Acceptance of the thesis requires the approval of an Examining Committee following an oral defence of the thesis. The Examining Committee for a Trent student normally consists of at least three faculty members: an external examiner, one supervisory committee member from UOIT, and the supervisor.