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Electrical and Computer Engineering, MEng


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General information


The Master of Engineering (MEng) program in Electrical and Computer Engineering allows a student to study in all major areas associated with electrical, computer and software systems engineering. These areas include electronics, intelligent systems, communications, control, biomedical, power electronics, power generation, software engineering, mobile systems and embedded software systems. These disciplines are expected to be in high demand by employers.

Admission requirements


In addition to the general admission requirements for graduate studies , applicants must meet the following program-specific requirements.

  • Completion of an undergraduate engineering degree in a relevant field from an accredited engineering program at a Canadian university, or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Overall academic standing of at least a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale), with a minimum B in the last two full-time years (four semesters) of undergraduate work or equivalent.

Applicants must possess maturity and self-motivation. MEng program has an MEng-Course option and an MEng-Project option. All successful applicants are initially admitted to the MEng-Course option for the first term of their studies. To be considered for the MEng-Project option, the students must find a graduate faculty member who is willing to act as a project supervisor after the first term of their studies.

A current list of graduate faculty is available on the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s website.

Part-time studies


To facilitate access to all potential students, part-time studies are permitted. Engineers in local industries and government agencies, for example, may wish to access the MEng program through part-time studies.

Degree requirements


The objective of the MEng program in Electrical and Computer Engineering is to provide the opportunity for engineers in industry to upgrade and expand their skills, including research skills. Graduates of the program will be able to apply what they have learned in a variety of applications in industry, government and academia.

Depending on which option the student selects, the objective of the MEng program can be achieved through either a combination of course work and a project or solely course work. MEng students have exposure to research through projects included in most of the graduate courses.

For the course-based option, students must complete 10 courses worth a total of 30 credits.

Four core courses are required to be taken by all students in the MEng program. These coures are expected to be taken first before other graduate courses:

Undergraduate courses


MEng-Course students may take one senior year undergraduate course from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science in lieu of one graduate-level course, provided they have not taken similar courses during their undergraduate degree and the course is approved by the graduate program director.

Courses outside of the program


Students may take up to two courses in other graduate programs at the university, provided that students have not taken similar courses during their undergraduate or master’s degrees, and the courses are approved by the graduate program director. Students who wish to take courses outside of their program must gain approval from the graduate program director. Students who are uncertain about the academic background needed for a graduate course should consult the course instructor before registering for the course.

MEng (project-based option)


For the project-based option, students must complete 8 courses worth a total of  24 credits and a project worth 6 credits (ENGR 5002G - MEng/MEngM Project).

  • Four core courses are required to be taken by all students in the MEng program. These coures are expected to be taken first before other graduate courses.

Course listing


Graduate courses offered are listed below. Courses related to communications and signal processing are numbered as ENGR 56xxG. Courses related to software and computer systems are numbered as ENGR 57xxG. Courses related to electronics and mechatronics are numbered as ENGR 58xxG. Courses related to control systems and power systems are numbered as ENGR 59xxG.

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