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Electrical and Computer Engineering (Master's program)

Program details

Faculty
Engineering and Applied Science

Degree
Master of Applied Science
Master of Engineering

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September, January or May or 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

Overview

This master's program allows a student to study in all major areas associated with electrical, computer and software systems engineering.

The Master of Applied Science (MASc) and Master of Engineering (MEng) programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering allow 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. 


MASc Fields

  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Control Systems
  • Power Systems and Power Electronics
  • Software Systems

Admissions

Admissions


  • 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. B+ is preferred for MASc applicants.

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.

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.

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Many of our graduate programs are extremely competitive; the number of qualified applicants normally exceeds the number of seats available for each intake. Satisfaction of minimum entry requirements does not ensure admission.

Program details

Faculty
Engineering and Applied Science

Degree
Master of Applied Science
Master of Engineering

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September, January or May or 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

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  the university's Expert Centre.


Additional Information


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

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.

Tuition fees for graduate programs 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 the program:

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
905.721.8668 ext. 2988
engineering@ontariotechu.ca

Contact the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies:

905.721.8668 ext. 6209
gradstudies@ontariotechu.ca