8.1 Industrial Internship Option

The Faculty permits graduate students to undertake internships of work in industry. These internships will allow students to either (a) enhance the application of their knowledge and skills within industry, or (b) complete a research project defined by the industry. Encouragement to undertake an internship will be given only where it is clear that one of these expectations can be met.

Students registered in the M.A.Sc. program may, with the permission of their Board of Studies, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Dean of Graduate Studies, select the Industrial Internship Option. Students pursuing this option must satisfy the degree regulations for an M.A.Sc. program. In addition, students in the Industrial Internship Option:

  1. shall normally complete at least 18 credit hours of the courses required for their program with an average of 75% or higher prior to the internship; the remaining required courses may be taken on campus or by distance

  2. shall normally spend at least two continuous semesters on campus on a full-time basis as a graduate student at this University

  3. shall normally spend 4 to 8 months of their program at an internship in industry

  4. shall submit monthly reports to a university supervisor appointed by their Board of Studies, and shall submit a concise progress report to their Board of Studies no later than the end of each semester while on an internship

  5. shall normally not opt out once the internship starts.