Master of Applied Science

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Master of Applied Science (abbreviations include MASc, MAppSc, MApplSc, M.A.Sc. and MAS) is an academic degree. It is conferred far more widely in the Commonwealth of Nations than in the US.

  • "MASc" degrees are generally conferred in Commonwealth of Nations for engineering-related studies more academic than those required for the Master of Engineering (MEng). MASc degrees require coursework and a thesis, with the thesis being the major component, whereas a Master of Engineering may require only coursework and a project, with the coursework being the major component.[1]
  • "MAppSc" and "MApplSc" degrees are conferred in Australia and New Zealand for a wider variety of professional studies, to include practitioner fields outside of engineering.