Communications Focus

Focus in Signal Processing

Students who wish to focus their MEng studies in Communications-Signal Processing may use the following course plan, subject to the availability of courses:

  • General MEng requirements apply
  • Three required courses
    • One course from ECE1500H Stochastic Processes or ECE1639H Analysis or Control of Stochastic Systems I
    • One course from ECE1511H Signal Processing or ECE1512H Digital Image Processing and Applications
    • ECE516H Intelligent Image Processing
  • Three elective courses
    • At least one course from ECE1511H Signal Processing, ECE1512H Digital Image Processing and Applications, ECE1515H Smart Antennas, ECE1529H Adaptive Systems for Signal Processing and Communications, ECE1530H Multi-user Detection, ECE1514H Spectral Analysis and Array Processing, ECE1516H Visual Data Engineering or ECE1502H Information Theory
    • At most 2 courses to be chosen from ECE or extra-ECE courses
  • Three optional courses, which may include three engineering management and leadership (APS1000-series) courses
  • Three-course project (ECE2500Y) in the field of Communications-Signal Processing (subject to approval of supervisor) may be taken in lieu of three non-required courses
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    Focus in Wireless Communications

    Students who wish to focus their MEng studies in Communications-Wireless Communications may use the following course plan, subject to the availability of courses:

    • General MEng requirements apply
    • Three required courses
      • One course from ECE1500H Stochastic Processes or ECE1502H Information Theory
      • One course from ECE1520H Data Communications I or ECE1543H Mobile Communication Systems
      • One course from ECE1521H Statistical Communication Theory or ECE1515H Smart Antennas
    • Three elective courses
      • At least one course from ECE1500H Stochastic Processes, ECE 1502H Information Theory, ECE1520H Data Communications, ECE1543H Mobile Communications Systems or ECE1521H Statistical Communication Theory, ECE1522H Data Communications II, ECE1531H Quantum Information Theory, ECE1523H Coded Modulation or ECE1530H Multi-user Detection
      • Maximum of two courses to be chosen from ECE or extra-ECE courses
    • Three optional courses, which may include three engineering management and leadership (APS1000-series) courses
    • Three-course project (ECE2500Y) in the field of Communications-Wireless Communications (subject to approval of supervisor) may be taken in lieu of three non-required courses

     

    Focus in Communication Networks

    Students who wish to focus their MEng studies in Communications-Communication Networks may use the following course plan, subject to availability of courses:

    • General MEng requirements apply
    • Three required courses
      • One course from ECE1500H Stochastic Processes or ECE1502H Information Theory
      • One course from ECE1541H Communication Networks I or ECE1545H Bridges and Routers
      • ECE1548H Advanced Network Architectures
    • Three elective courses
      • At least one course from ECE1500H Stochastic Processes, ECE 1502H Information Theory, ECE1540H Digital Telephony, ECE1541H Communication Networks I, ECE1542H Communication Networks II, ECE1544H Optical Communication Networks, ECE1545H Bridges and Routers, or ECE1547H Content-Based and Network Security, ECE1546H Broadband Integrated Network (courses listed as required which are not used as required may be used as electives)
      • Maximum of two courses to be chosen from ECE or extra-ECE courses
    • Three optional courses, which may include three engineering management and leadership (APS1000-series) courses
    • Three-course project (ECE2500Y) in the field of Communications-Communication Networks (subject to approval of supervisor) may be taken in lieu of three non-required courses

     

    Focus in Integrated Security Technologies

    According to the CATA (Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance) report, the Canadian Security industry has been the fastest growing among Canadian Industries. This is a trend observed internationally. A recent census indicates that Canada counts over 700 information and communications technology (ICT) security companies. Demand for qualified IT security staff is growing fast, with the global total of professionals expected to increase to 2.1 mln by 2008 at a compound annual growth rate of 13.7% from 2003. The MEng with concentration in Integrated Security Technologies and Policies aims to provide interdisciplinary training in the new era of security technologies which requires “IS Professionals’ that is engineers with a comprehensive know how and a holistic understanding of security technologies, policies and sciences.

    Students who wish to focus their MEng studies in Communications-Integrated Security Technologies and Policies may use the following course plan, subject to availability of courses:

    • General MEng requirements apply
    • Required seminar course
      • ECE1518H Seminar in Security Technology and Policy
    • Three restricted elective courses
      • Two courses in security technologies from
        • ECE1517H Biometric Systems
        • ECE1776H Computer Security, Cryptography and Privacy
        • ECE1529H Adaptive systems for Communication & Signal Processing
        • ECE1547H Content based and Network Security
        • ECE1531H Quantum Cryptography
      • One course in security policies from
        • FIS2165H Social Issues in Information and Communication Technologies or KMD2004H Knowledge Media, Culture and Society
        • FIS2181H Information Policy
        • FIS2304H Information Security
        • FIS2305H Surveillance and Identity
    • Two free elective courses
      • One course in information technologies
        • Any approved graduate course from APSC or Arts & Science
      • One course in information policies
        • Any approved graduate course from Arts & Science or Law
    • Three optional courses, which may include 3 engineering management and leadership (APS1000-series) courses
    • Three-course project (ECE2500Y) in the field of Communications-Integrated Security Technologies and Policies (subject to approval of supervisor) may be taken in lieu of three free elective or optional courses

     

    Focus in Information Networking

    Students who wish to focus their MEng studies in Communications-Information Networking may use the following course plan, subject to availability of courses:

    • General MEng requirements apply
    • Four required courses
      • One course in Computer Networks from ECE1545H Bridges and Routers, ECE1546H Broadband Integrated Networks, ECE1548H Advanced Network Architectures, or equivalent
      • One course in Distributed Systems or Middleware from ECE1770H Trends in Middleware Systems, ECE1746H Distributed Systems, ECE1771H Quality-of-Service Provisioning in Mobile Networks, or equivalent
      • One course in Multimedia Systems or Performance from ECE1541H Communication Networks, or equivalent
      • Seminar in Information Networking
    • Two elective courses from the approved list below
    • Three optional courses, which may include three engineering management and leadership (APS1000-series) courses
    • Three-course project (ECE2500Y) in the field of Communications-Information Networking (subject to approval of supervisor) may be taken in lieu of three non-required courses

    Approved Elective Courses

    Networks

    ECE1541H Communication Networks I
    ECE1545H Bridges and Routers
    ECE1548H Advanced Network Architectures

    Distributed Systems

    ECE1770H Trends in Middleware Systems
    ECE1746H Distributed Systems
    ECE1771H QoS Provisioning in Mobile Networks
    CSC2228H Topics in Mobile and Pervasive Computing

    Communications

    ECE1515H Smart Antennas
    ECE1543H Mobile Communication Systems
    ECE1500H Stochastic Processes
    ECE1520H Data Communications I

    Other

    LAW223H Telecommunications and Internet Law
    CSC2123H Managing the Software Organization
    MIE1407H Design of Human-Machine Systems
    MIE1505H Enterprise Modeling

    These courses are examples from Networks, Distributed Systems, Communications and other units. Other courses may be taken from cognate areas such as Computer Science or other units.

     

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