Civil and Environmental EngineeringWestern Engineering

Masters in Engineering Science Degree

The Master of Engineering Science (MESc) program is a thesis based Master's research degree. This program is offered to applicants who hold a four-year Bachelors Degree. It is expected that graduate students will complete all program requirements within two years.

Accelerated MESc degree program is also available. Applicants for graduate studies should list area(s) of interest which will then be matched to current openings in the various research groups. If there are no immediate openings the application will be kept on file and frequently reviewed for up to approximately 6 months.

Times to Completion

6 terms (2 years)

Funding Details

Eligible research-based students will receive a minimum of $13,000 plus tuition (excludes ancillary fees) through research grants, contracts, scholarships and teaching assistantships. To maintain fundable status, students must sustain an average of 78% at Western.

Admission Requirements


For applicants whose first language is not English or if a student has not completed 2 years of undergraduate or graduate education at an English-speaking institution in a country whose official first language is English, then you must provide proof of your proficiency in English by successfully completing one of the recognized English Language Proficiency examinations. For more information about English Language Proficiency, please visit our English Language Proficiency page

Application Deadlines

Domestic Students

  • Fall: Jul 1
  • Winter: Nov 1
  • Summer: Mar 1

International Students

  • Fall: Apr 15
  • Winter: Aug 15
  • Summer: Dec 15

Degree Requirements

Fields of Research