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Electrical and Computer Engineering (MEng)

Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
2 years
45 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter, Summer
Experiential learning

Program overview

The Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering is a course-based program designed to enhance the knowledge, design skills and presentation abilities of practicing engineers. This program combines practical course work with the option to complete one or more projects. 

Program structure

Degree Requirements

The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master/Magisteriate in Engineering (MEng) .

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Engineering Courses page for course descriptions.

Electrical and Computer Engineering MEng (45 credits)

5credits from the Topic Area  E09 - Professional Leadership Skills     

credits selected from the  Concentrations for the Electrical and Computer Engineering MEng  list  


credits chosen from the Topic Areas for the Electrical and Computer Engineering MEng    

Concentrations for the Electrical and Computer Engineering MEng (24 credits)

Students must select two concentrations from the Topic Areas listed below, with 12 credits taken from each of the two Topic Areas selected:

E03 - Systems and Control

E42 - Communication Systems and Networks

E43 - Micro-Devices and Fabrication Processes

E44 - Fields, Waves and Optoelectronics

E45 - Electrical Power Engineering

E47 - Signal Processing

E48 - Computing Systems

F03 - Microelectronic Systems

Topic Areas for the Electrical and Computer Engineering MEng (16 credits)


credits chosen from the following Topic Areas:

 E01 - Mathematical Methods 

 E03 - Systems and Control  

 E10 - Robotics  

 E42 - Communication Systems and Networks  

 E43 - Micro-Devices and Fabrication Processes   

 E44 - Fields, Waves and Optoelectronics   

 E45 - Electrical Power Engineering  

E47 - Signal Processing  

 E48 - Computing Systems  

 F03 - Microelectronic Systems  

ELEC/COEN courses in  E02 - Developments In Engineering  

Students may take a maximum of 8 credits from the following courses:

ENGR 6971 Project and Report I (4.00)
ENGR 6981 Project and Report II (4.00)
ENCS 6921 Industrial Stage and Training (4.00)

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent with high standing.

Proficiency in English

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 English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process

Application deadlines

All applicants: Canadian / International / Permanent Resident


February 1 (all applicants)


July 1 (all applicants)


January 30 (all applicants)

Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.

Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students may be eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.

Out-of-province students

Get $3,000 in special funding for non-thesis master's programs. Learn more

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