Information and Systems 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 Information and Systems Engineering gives you the skills necessary to lead independent and collaborative research for universities, governments and companies, addressing current and future challenges in information and systems engineering. Students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, established research centres and laboratories in a department that promotes interdisciplinary research and development of information technologies in software and systems engineering.

Program structure

Admission requirements

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 one term of full-time study in the Master's degree, they may, upon application, be recommended by the Department and approved by the GCS Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies 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

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

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FALL

June 1 (all applicants)

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WINTER

October 1 (all applicants)

summer

SUMMER

February 1 (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 fees

The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.


Awards and funding

Competitive funding packages in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.

The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.

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