Master of Engineering (MEng)

Please review the degree requirements, optional emphases, MEng-focused courses, and delivery options for the MEng program.

General Requirements for Degree

1)  Students must complete nine approved graduate courses:

      • At least six of the nine courses must be technical courses (examples of non-technical course codes: APS, RSM, LAW).
        • At least five of the six technical courses must be ECE courses.
        • A maximum of two 500-level courses is recommended.

2)  Students may choose to complete a project (ECE2500Y “MEng Project”) with a value equivalent to three ECE 1000-level courses. Students choosing the project option will be required to complete a total of six courses in addition to the project. In order to pursue the project option, the student must secure a professor who will act as the supervisor throughout the project. The supervisor must hold a graduate faculty appointment in ECE.

      • Students who wish to enrol in a project (ECE2500Y) must complete an Add Course Form, including the signature of the project supervisor, and return the form to the ECE Graduate Office.  Forms may be submitted in person or via email to the ECE Graduate Office.
      • When the Graduate Office receives the form, the project supervisor will be contacted to provide project details.  Once the parameters of the project have been sufficiently reported, the Graduate Office will enrol the student in ECE2500Y on ACORN.

MEng Emphases

In addition to the general requirements, students have the option of completing an emphasis in one of the following areas as part of their degree program:

The detailed requirements for each emphasis are listed in the ‘Electrical and Computer Engineering: Electrical and Computer Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases’ section of ECE’s SGS Calendar entry. Students may complete more than one emphasis. Students who complete an emphasis (or emphases) will receive a corresponding notation on their University of Toronto transcript.

MEng-focused Courses

ECE is pleased to offer several industry-oriented courses designed specifically to meet the needs and interests of MEng students. Not all courses will be offered every year. Further details on our extensive course offerings can be found in our course timetables and catalogues.

  • Communications

    • ECE1524H Service Provider Networks
  • Computer Engineering

    • ECE1718H Special Topics in Computer Hardware Design: Hardware-Accelerated Digital Systems
    • ECE1783H Design Tradeoffs in Digital Systems
    • ECE1779H Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Electronics

    • ECE1394H Technical Management of Modern IC Design
  • Energy Systems

    • ECE1059H Fundamentals of Power-Flow and Modeling in of Electric Power Systems
    • ECE1092H Smart Grid Case Studies
    • ECE1093H Electrical Insulation Design and Coordination
    • ECE1095H Grounding and Bonding

Delivery Options

ECE offers three delivery options for the MEng program, part-time, full-time or extended full-time, to suit the goals and circumstances of students.

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