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Electrical and Computer Engineering
Head: Dr. J. LoVetri
Associate Head: Dr. S. Filizadeh; Dr. D. McNeill (Computer); Dr. D. Oliver (Electrical)
Campus Address/General Office: E2-390 Engineering
Telephone: 204-474 9603
Fax: 204-261-4639
Email Address: umece@umanitoba.ca
Website:  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/engineering/departments/ece/
Academic Staff: 

Please refer to the Faculty of Engineering website at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/engineering/departments/ece/staff/index.html

Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Program Information

The department offers programs leading to the Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy. Students may select either a specialized research-oriented activity, an interdisciplinary program, or collaboration with industry or research centres in Canada.

Supplemental Regulations

Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplemental regulations for these specific regulations on the Graduate Studies website at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/supplemental_regulations.html.

M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this calendar, a student must normally hold a B.Sc. in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or its equivalent), and receive tentative approval from a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering prior to applying to the graduate program. The Department minimum GPA requirement for entrance is 3.5.

Application Deadlines

Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated in the following table:

Term

Start Date

Canadian/US

International

 FALL

September

May 1

February 1

 WINTER

January

September 1

June 1

 SUMMER

May/July

January 4

October 1

 

Program Requirements

In keeping with the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this calendar, the M.Sc. program in Electrical and Computer Engineering requires a minimum of 18 credit hours of advisor-approved coursework as follows:

  • REQUIRED: 12-credit hours at, or above the 7000 level. At least 12 of the 18 credit hours must be from the ECE Department
  • ELECTIVES:  6-credit hours (your elective) must be at or above the:
    • 300/3000 Level -- if taken from a Department Other then ECE (computer science, physics, math, mechanical engineering, etc.)
    • 400/4000 Level -- if taken in ECE Department
  • THESIS:  An M.Sc. thesis, based on research work normally carried out at this university, is required.
  • GRADCON: All full-time M.Sc. students are also required to present a paper, at least once during their program, at the Department's annual graduate student conference.

All students must complete GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours). Students newly admitted to a graduate program must successfully complete this course within the first term of registration, unless the course has been completed previously.

Second Language Reading Requirement: None

Expected Time to Graduate: 2 years. See 4.4.7 Time in Program.

 

M.Eng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this calendar, a student must normally be employed as an engineer in Manitoba, and hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or its equivalent) from a recognized university. The department minimum GPA requirement for entrance is 3.5. Students must also receive tentative approval from a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering prior to applying to the graduate program.

Application Deadlines

Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated in the following table:

Term

Start Date

Canadian/US

International

 FALL

September

May 1

February 1

 WINTER

January

September 1

June 1

 SUMMER

May/July

January 4

October 1

 

Program Requirements

This program is meant to satisfy the particular needs of students and practicing engineers wishing to extend their studies on a broad basis of coursework and an engineering project.

Minimum Program requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies are found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar. The M.Eng. program in Electrical and Computer Engineering requires a minimum of 24 credit hours of advisor-approved coursework as follows:

  • MINIMUM: 9 credit hours at or above the 700/7000 level from the ECE department
  • MAXIMUM: 9 credit hours of elective courses from
    • the ECE department at or above the 400/4000 level and a maximum of 12 credit hours from other departments at or above the 300/3000 level
    • In exceptional cases, the student may be allowed to take 200/2000 level courses from other departments if pre-approved by the student's advisor
  • PROJECT: The student is required to complete an advisor-approved engineering project and proposal. The effort involved in this project should be at least the equivalent of 6 credit hours of coursework.
  • GRADCON: All full-time M.Eng. students are required to present a paper, at least once during their program, at the Department's annual graduate student conference.

All students must complete GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours). Students newly admitted to a graduate program must successfully complete this course within the first term of registration, unless the course has been completed previously.

Second Language Reading Requirement: None

Expected Time to Graduate: 2 years. See 4.4.7 Time in Program.

 

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this calendar, the student must normally hold a Master of Science degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering; have received tentative approval from a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering; and, have a minimum GPA of 3.5; in order to apply to the graduate program.

Application Deadlines

Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated in the following table:

Term

Start Date

Canadian/US

International

 FALL

September

May 1

February 1

 WINTER

January

September 1

June 1

 SUMMER

May

January 4

October 1

 

Program Requirements

Minimum Program requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies are found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this calendar. The Ph.D. program in Electrical and Computer Engineering depends on student classification as follows:

  • M.Sc. degree in Electrical or Computer engineering and who have been admitted directly into the Ph.D. program
    • minimum of 12 credit hours of Advisory Committee-approved coursework is required
    • 700/7000 level or higher
    • at least 9 of the 12 credit hours must be from the ECE department
  • B.Sc. degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering and who are
    • recommended for transfer into the Ph.D. program from the ECE M.Sc. program at this university
    • minimum of 24 credit hours of Advisory Committee-approved course work is required
      • 8 credit hours MUST be at or above the 7000 level
      • 6 credit hours may be
        • Other department: at or above the 3000 level OR
        • ECE department: 4000 level elective courses
        • 15 of the 24 credit hours MUST be from the ECE department
        • Credit may be given for approved coursework completed at the M.Sc. level
  • Transferred from the M.Sc program
  • For all other categories of students
    • a minimum of 18 credit hours of advisory committee-approved coursework is required
      • of which 12 credit hours must be at or above the 700/7000 level
      • the balance of 6 credit hours must be at or above the 300/3000 level from other departments or 400/4000 level elective courses from the ECE department
      • at least 12 of the 18 credit hours must be from this department.
  • A Ph.D. thesis, which is based on research work normally carried out at this university, is required.
  • GRADCON: All full-time Ph.D. students are also required to present a paper annually, at the Department's graduate student conference.

All students must complete GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours). Students newly admitted to a graduate program must successfully complete this course within the first term of registration, unless the course has been completed previously

Second Language Reading Requirement: None

Expected Time to Graduate: 3.5 years. See 5.5 Time Limits.

Pre-Master's Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Students are not normally accepted into a Pre-Master's program. Students applying to a Pre-Master's program in the Department of  Electrical & Computer Engineering are evaluated on a case-by-case basis with the permission of the Prospective Academic Advisor (professor) and Department.

Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 / Department's requirement of 3.5; do not pass an English language exam; and do not hold a B.Sc. in a subject approved by the department will not be accepted.

The Pre-Master's or Qualifying Students is defined in the following manner:

In specific cases where the academic background of the student is judged to be insufficient for the given program in a unit, the department may recommend that the student be admitted to a Pre-Master’s program of study. The Pre-Master’s program is designed to bring the student’s standing to approximately the level of an Honours graduate in the ECE department, and to provide any necessary prerequisites for courses.

Note: The Pre-Master’s or Qualifying Student program is not meant for those students with GPAs below the University's or Department's minimum requirement or who have not passed an English Language Examination.