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.