Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Please review the degree requirements, specialized courses, ELITE certification, and delivery options for the M.Eng. program.

General Requirements for Degree

1)  Students will enroll in one of eight ECE fields of specialization:

      • Biomedical Engineering
      • Communications
      • Computer Engineering
      • Electromagnetics
      • Electronics
      • Energy Systems
      • Photonics
      • Systems Control

2)  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.

3)  Students may choose to complete a project (ECE2500Y “M.Eng. 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.

New Initiative – M.Eng. Emphases

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

  • Analytics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Communications
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electronics
  • Energy Systems
  • Engineering and Globalization
  • Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology Engineering (ELITE)
  • Identity, Privacy and Security (IPS)
  • Photonics
  • Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Systems Control

Students may review the detailed requirements for each emphasis in order to determine whether an emphasis has been satisfied. Students may complete more than one emphasis. Students who complete an emphasis (or emphases) will receive a corresponding notation on their transcript.

M.Eng.-only Courses

ECE is pleased to offer several industry-oriented courses designed specifically to meet the needs and interests of M.Eng. students. Not all courses will be offered every year.

  • Communications Field
  • Computer Engineering Field
    • ECE1718H Special Topics in Computer Hardware Design: Design Tradeoffs in Digital Systems (Dr. I. Amer)
    • ECE1718H Special Topics in Computer Hardware Design: Hardware-Accelerated Digital Systems (Dr. I. Amer)
    • ECE1779H Introduction to Cloud Computing (Prof. E. de Lara)
  • Electronics Field
  • Energy Systems Field

ELITE Certification

Students may also obtain the M.Eng. degree with ELITE certification. To participate in this special opportunity, students will complete ten approved graduate courses as per the general requirements, including four courses drawn from the ELITE Course Schedule. The ELITE certificate will be issued upon the completion of all ten courses.

Delivery Options

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