Academic Standing

  • To be eligible for admission to the M.A.Sc. or M.Eng. program, applicants must hold the equivalent of a University of Toronto four-year Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or a related field, with standing of at least mid-B in the final year. Related fields may include Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics.
  • To be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. program, applicants will typically hold the equivalent of a University of Toronto M.A.Sc. degree, with thesis, in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or a related field, with an overall average of at least B+. Related fields may include Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics.
  • Due to the large number of applications received, ECE will consider only those applicants with outstanding academic records and references. Typically an overall four-year average of at least A- is required for an applicant to be competitive.
    • Students with academic records equal to or below the minimum eligibility requirement are strongly discouraged from applying.
  • M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. applicants must also demonstrate significant potential for research.
  • Graduates of academic institutions outside Canada should hold an appropriate degree as assessed by the University of Toronto. Applicants should use the International Degree Equivalencies tool to determine which international credentials are assessed as appropriate for admission to a graduate program.
  • Direct-entry to the Ph.D. program may be available to exceptionally qualified students with a four-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. An applicant interested in direct-entry to the Ph.D. program should submit an M.A.Sc. application and then discuss their desired academic path with potential supervisors.