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In addition to the minimum units of course work stated, all programs will include 1 unit for either the ELEC 509 (master's) or ELEC 609 (PhD) Seminar course, which is mandatory for all graduate students.
Subject to the approval of the department, and the appropriate Faculty regulations, a certain amount of the course work may consist of 400-level undergraduate courses taken in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and graduate courses taken from other departments.
The actual combination of courses is subject to the approval of the supervisory committee and the department.
Work as a research or teaching assistant is an integral part of the graduate program in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
The MASc program consists of a minimum of 9 units of course work plus the ELEC 599 MASc Thesis of 12 units.
The format of the MASc Thesis is according to faculty guidelines.
The MASc Thesis must be defended in an oral examination.
The MASc program will normally be completed in two years.
The MEng program consists of a minimum of 12 units of course work plus the ELEC 598 MEng Project of 2 units.
Students in the MEng program who want to focus in Mechatronics and Embedded Systems are encouraged to select the course pattern shown below as part of the 12 units of course work required.
Undergraduate students in the Mechatronics option (for more information, please see the undergraduate calendar) may transfer directly to the MEng (Mechatronics option) upon completion of their undergraduate degree. All admission and transfer credit regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies must be met. Interested undergraduate students must apply for transfer during the last academic term of their undergraduate studies. For more information, please contact the Chair of the department or the Graduate Adviser.
Students in the MEng program who want to upgrade their skills to include the design, development, implementation, maintenance and management of large software systems for a variety of applications are advised, as part of the 12 units of course work required, to select 7.5 units from the course schedule shown below and the remaining 4.5 units from other CENG or ELEC courses. The ELEC 598 project should be based on the implementation of a software system preferably specified by an industrial partner/client.
Systems (Choose a minimum of 3 units)
Software (Choose a minimum of 4.5 units)
The format of the MEng Final Project is according to faculty guidelines.
The MEng Final Project must be defended in an oral examination.
The MEng program will normally be completed in two years.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers outstanding undergraduate students an opportunity for a head start in a master's program. Qualified students will be permitted to enrol in graduate level courses during their fourth year. These courses will be extra to any undergraduate requirements and thus can be transferred to the MASc or MEng degree program. All of the admission and transfer credit regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies must be met. For more information, please contact the Chair or the Graduate Adviser of the department.
The PhD program consists of a minimum of 6 or 15 units of course work depending on whether the student is admitted with an MASc degree or is transferred to a PhD program from an MASc program, plus the ELEC 693 Candidacy Examination of 3 units, plus the ELEC 699 PhD Dissertation of 30-36 units.
The PhD Candidacy Examination in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will consist of an Oral Examination. The Oral Examination should be taken and passed not later than three years from initial PhD registration. ELEC 693 is a co-requisite. All registrations in ELEC 699 must be accompanied by registration in ELEC 693 until ELEC 693 is passed.
The format of the PhD Dissertation is according to faculty guidelines.
The PhD dissertation must be defended in an oral examination.
The PhD program will normally be completed in three to four years.
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