The degree of Master of Science by Research in Engineering (M.Sc. by ResEng) is awarded for successfully completing the requirements of a program of study, which includes a limited set of taught courses as well as a significant written thesis. The thesis is an independent investigation of a specialized areas within a particular engineering disciplines. The M.Sc. by ResEng gives candidates the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the particular engineering field of interest and contribute to the process of discovery and knowledge creation through the conduct of original research. Candidates for this degree are taught and supervised by experienced faculty and are expected to demonstrate initiative in their approach and innovation in their work. In addition to successfully completing the taught course component of the program, candidates prepare and present a thesis on their chosen area. Research may be undertaken in several topics corresponding to the areas of focus identified by the University.