Degree Programs

ECE offers programs of study leading to the Master of Applied Science (MASc), Master of Engineering (MEng), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. Please note the main distinctions between the degrees:

  • The MASc provides advanced study and research in a major field. The MASc is a full-time program and requires the completion of courses, a thesis proposal, and a research thesis. Applicants to the MASc must hold the equivalent of a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related field. In most cases, an MASc is the prerequisite for admission to the PhD program.
  • The MEng provides advanced training to individuals who wish to work or practice in the field of engineering. The MEng is a course-based degree and may be completed on a part-time, full-time or extended full-time basis. Applicants to the MEng must hold the equivalent of a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related field. The MEng is not a research degree and is not the recommended prerequisite for admission to the Ph.D. program.
  • The PhD is intended for exceptional individuals who wish to pursue a career in fundamental or applied research. The PhD requires the completion of courses, a field comprehensive examination, a thesis proposal and a research thesis. Applicants to the PhD will normally hold the equivalent of an MASc degree with thesis.

 

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