The University of British Columbia, based in Canada offers a fully funded Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering (MASc). Your thesis is prepared with the guidance of your Research Supervisor and typically falls under one of the Department’s Research Areas (biomedical†, design and applied mechanics, mechatronics and manufacturing, thermofluids). The majority of MASc and PhD students in the department are offered research assistantships (RAs) by faculty members. RAs are funded by research grants for specific projects which almost always constitute thesis projects. RAs may be held in conjunction with Teaching Assistantships (TAs) and some scholarships.