Our Department

From the chair

Welcome to The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Toronto.

We are engaged in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge across a wide range of areas of engineering and applied science — from the fabrication of atomic level structures with special optical properties, through to the technologies that have revolutionized our world, such as microelectronics, computer systems, software, and networks.

We offer undergraduate and graduate programs in electrical engineering and computer engineering. Our teaching laboratories provide ample hands-on opportunities to build things, and we teach engineering with the goal of instilling a ‘do-it-yourself’ mindset. Our faculty members themselves lead by example by engaging in cutting-edge research; this department is buzzing with innovative research ideas and projects, which allows us to offer opportunities for graduate student training that are among the best in the world. This benefits our undergraduate program by enriching the course content and providing valuable research experiences for our eager undergrads.

We invite you to read our department’s history and to explore our research and teaching activities. We hope to be able to welcome you in person to our department, as a student, as a colleague or as a visitor.

Deepa Kundur
Professor & Chair
The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Vision & Mission

The ECE Department is guided by a commitment to the following vision and mission:

Our vision

Excellence in electrical and computer engineering, producing leaders in the creation and dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of society.

Our mission

We aim to educate and nurture new generations of electrical and computer engineering talent for Canada and the world to advance society through discovery, leadership and innovation.

What makes ECE exceptional

Excellence: Our excellence lies in the strength of our people. Whether faculty, students or staff, they combine high achievement with hard work and bring out the best in those around them, as with all U of T Engineering departments.

Innovation: We’re internationally renowned as an innovative force and a catalyst in high tech, whether it be novel ideas, creative solutions, or new imaginative devices or methods.

Diversity: We know innovative ideas and solutions are often rooted in diverse perspectives — an essential component of high-quality, high-tech engineering — and we embrace people from various professional and personal backgrounds.

Scale: Electrical and computer engineering is a broad field; as the largest ECE department in Canada, we have both human and material resources to cover it. This means more opportunities for our students through a flexible curriculum and research experiences.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

At the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), we strongly support U of T’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Excellence.

We strive to build an inclusive community where all members have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential, through an environment of mutual respect for the dignity and worth of every person. We must all commit to acting against discrimination. Together, we can create a place where each of us feels safe and proud of belonging, and where we know that our contributions matter.

We encourage everyone to consider how we will integrate acknowledgement, respect and representation into our behaviours and beliefs to reinforce our strength as a community of inclusion in the months and years ahead.

If you experience or witness an incident of discrimination, harassment or unprofessionalism, you can make a confidential disclosure.


The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and the University provide a range of resources for all members of the U of T Engineering community in support of this goal — from outreach strategies to increase representation, to providing all-gender washrooms, to numerous clubs and teams to help every person thrive.

Within ECE, if you experience or witness any form of discrimination, please reach out to a staff member in any of the following:

Or reach out to any faculty or staff member that you feel comfortable approaching. They will provide skilled and compassionate support or help you find the level of support that is right for you.

Traditional Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

Our department history

In 1909, the Department of Electrical Engineering was launched as an offshoot of the University of Toronto’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.