The M.Eng. program is designed for part-time study by practicing engineers and is based on a set of courses, normally offered in the evenings, plus a project performed in industry. The principal areas of study offered in the M.Eng. program are electronics, communications and signal processing. The M.A.Sc., on the other hand, is a full-time program in which primary emphasis is on the thesis, rather than course work. It is more exploratory than the M.Eng., and hence the areas of study cover a greater range.