Electrical & Computer Engineering (PhD)
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.
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.
Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD)
credits of coursework chosen from the list of Engineering Courses and Computer Science and Software Engineering Courses.
credits chosen from one of the following Research and Thesis courses:
1. Submit your application and pay a $100 CAD application fee. A student ID number will be issued
3. A completed file that is ready to be assessed will include:
- Application form and Fee
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Three Letters of Reference and assessment form
- Statement of purpose
- Transcripts (with mark sheets if applicable) for all post-secondary institutions attended
- Proof of Canadian citizenship (if applicable)
- Applicants whose primary language is not English, are required to submit official language test scores, unless exempted.
4. An admission offer will not be issued until a supervisor match has been made. Students are encouraged to review the list of faculty members' field of interests and directly contact those with whom you would like to work.
For initial assessment purposes, scanned and uploaded copies of documents are accepted. To finalize a file, once admitted, Concordia University will require official documents.
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- Doctoral Seminar in Electrical Engineering
- Topics in Electrical Engineering
- Advanced Digital Communications
- Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems
To see curriculum requirements, please visit the section above on degree requirements.
ECE produces a high level of research activity that benefits from more than 1.5 million dollars in annual funding. Faculty members are involved in eleven areas of research:
- Systems, control and robotics
- Circuits and systems; communications
- Computer communications and protocols
- Signal processing
- High performance architecture
- Software engineering;
- VLSI systems
- Microwave and optoelectronics
- Antennas and electromagnetic compatibility
- Power electronics and adjustable speed drives