Electrical and Computer Engineering (Master's program)
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 format||MASc: Courses with MASc research thesis
MEng: Course-based or courses with major project
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.
- 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.
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.
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
For program requirements, including required number of credits for completion, program maps and course descriptions, please see the Graduate Academic Calendar and Course Catalogue.
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.
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.
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.