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.
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 Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
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.
Teaching Assistant (TA) assignments are awarded to qualified graduate students (PhD, MASc, MEng). The basic requirements are technical knowledge and good communication skills as demonstrated by past experience and academic record.