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Electrical and Computer Engineering (Master's program)

Degree Master of Applied Science
Master of Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Location UOIT, North Oshawa
Start dates MASc: September, January or May
MEng: September or January
Length 24 months, based on full-time study
Program load Full-time
Part-time
Program format MASc: Courses with MASc research thesis
MEng: Course-based or courses with major project
Photo for Electrical and Computer Engineering (MASc and MEng)

This master's program covers a broad range of topics within Electrical and Computer Engineering. The discipline involves the design and manufacturing of electrical and computer technologies and their component parts, as well as the integration of electrical components into complex systems.


General information

The Master of Applied Science (MASc) and Master of Engineering (MEng) programs cover a broad range of topics within Electrical and Computer Engineering. The discipline involves the design and manufacturing of electrical and computer technologies and their component parts, as well as the integration of electrical components into complex systems. Electrical and computer engineering arises in numerous industries, including electronics, computer, telecommunications, software, biomedical, power transmission and many others.

Admission requirements

  • Hold a four-year honours undergraduate engineering degree in a relevant field from an accredited engineering program at a Canadian university, or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum overall academic standing of a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale or 73 to 76 per cent), with a minimum B in the last two full-time years (four semesters) of undergraduate work or equivalent.
Required supporting documents:

Please see the checklist of required documents for a list of supporting documentation that must be submitted with your application.

Required test scores for English language proficiency:

See English language proficiency for the minimum required test scores for this program.


Application deadlines

Please see application deadlines for specific dates. Note that the application deadlines listed are for both the online application and all supporting documentation.


How to apply

Applications for admission to all graduate studies programs are submitted online. There are five steps you must go through to complete the application process. See application process and requirements for step-by-step instructions.

Research

Sample research areas:
  • Automatic/intelligent sensing and control
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Electric energy storage and electric transportation
  • Embedded and real-time systems
  • Haptics and virtual reality
  • Machine intelligence and large scale optimization
  • Mobile, pervasive and service computing
  • Network infrastructure protection, security and privacy
  • Networked and distributed control systems
  • Nonlinear and optimal control and path planning
  • Power electronics and motor drives
  • Renewable energy systems and energy harvesting
  • RF and microwave engineering
  • Satellite communications
  • Smart grid and power system protection
  • Software engineering and systems modeling
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Wireless and mobile communications

Learn more about the research areas within this program and find research experts by visiting the faculty’s website and UOIT’s Expert Centre.

Program curriculum

For program requirements, including required number of credits for completion, program maps and course descriptions, please see the Graduate Academic Calendar and Course Catalogue.

Funding

MASc applicants
Internal awards and funding

Applicants to research-based graduate programs who are studying full-time are automatically considered for some types of funding at the time of admission.

Types of funding that do not require an application:

  • Entrance scholarships
  • Minimum funding packages
  • Teaching assistantships, research assistantships and graduate research assistantships

For more details on the above funding opportunities, see graduate student awards and funding.

Please note: Part-time students are not eligible for the above funding opportunities.

External awards and funding

Graduate program applicants are encouraged to apply for external awards to help finance their education. The application process differs for each competition, so review the information carefully to determine where and when you must apply. Please note: the majority of these awards are for domestic or permanent residents only.

MEng applicants

Applicants to professional or course-based programs are not normally considered for internal funding sources such as entrance scholarships, minimum funding packages, teaching assistantships, research assistantships or graduate research assistantships.

While external scholarships and awards for graduate students who fall under the above criteria are often limited, we encourage you to explore some of the external scholarship databases available for possible funding opportunities.

Fees

Tuition fees for graduate programs at UOIT are charged on a flat-fee or fee-per-credit basis and vary by program and student status.

For current, specific fees and details on flat-fee versus fee-per-credit programs, please see tuition and fees.

Contact

For more information:

Visit the program website

Contact the program:

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
905.721.3268
905.721.3370 (fax)
engineering@uoit.ca

Contact the Office of Graduate Studies:

905.721.8668 ext. 6209
gradstudies@uoit.ca 

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