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Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)

Program type
Thesis
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
4 years
Credits
90 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter, Summer

Program overview

The PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering is the highest-level degree offered by the department, providing expertise in a chosen area through intensive research. Students advance their analytical and practical knowledge through a combination of specialized courses and a research thesis completed under the supervision of an experienced faculty member. The objective of the PhD is to train highly qualified students who will contribute to the research, development and technological innovations of the department and academia in general. Where possible, research of interest to industry is encouraged.

Program structure

Admission requirements

Admission on a full-time basis

  • Master’s degree or equivalent with high standing in engineering or computer science, or in a cognate discipline.
  • Holders of a bachelor’s degree will, in general, be considered for admission to a master’s program only. After completion of a minimum of two terms of full-time study, they may, upon application, be considered by the GCS Graduate Studies Committee for admission to a PhD program.

Admission on a part-time basis

  • Master’s degree with high standing in engineering, computer science or a cognate discipline.

Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.

Application process


Tuition & funding

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