GRADUATE ADMISSIONS:

Information & Instructions (ECE Graduate Program)

 

Should you have questions please contact us by EMAIL ONLY.    Unfortunately, we cannot respond to phone calls. 


 HOW TO APPLY -- START HERE

STEP 1:  Do You Qualify

STEP 2:  Determine Your Program

STEP 3:  Identify a Research Topic

STEP 4:  Contact a Professor in ECE

STEP 5:  Admissions Application / Deadlines

STEP 6:  Review & Admissions Notification

STEP 7:  Official Documents Required

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NOTE:    All students are responsible for the content of their Admissions Application and in ensuring they follow the procedures for properly submitting an Admissions Application.  This includes obtaining TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE from a Academic Advisor (professor) in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, regardless of the degree program the student is applying to, IN ADVANCE of the submission of an official admissions application.  Please carefully read our admissions instructions & information, and program information  BEFORE  submitting an application -- the applicant is reponsibile for correctly applying and the content of his/her application.

We do NOT calculate GPAs in advance of tentative acceptance by a professor (ACADEMIC ADVISOR) in the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering.  A request for GPA calculation / evaluation must be received directly from the professor offering tentative acceptance ... NOT from the applicant.

 

 
ADMISSIONS EVALUATION

Acceptance or Admissions into the ECE graduate program is dependent on numerous factors and is NOT automatic with the submission of a application or tentative acceptance from a professor in our Department.  Applications and Interviews are evaluated on a variety of factors which may include, but not limited to space availability; academic history; publications; research history and background; mature, safe, and responsible behavior; good judgement/common sense; ability to work with confidential information; ability to follow instructions, rules, & procedures; ability to work with others (including but not limited superiors, co-researchers/co-students, outside firms, staff, etc.); availability of funds; preset evaluation factors (English language exam scores, etc.); professor recommendations; GPA; etc.. 

 

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BRIEFING  

  • WES:  We do NOT accept WES (World Education Services) evaluations
  • NO RESPONSE TO EMAILS:  If you do not receive a response from an Academic Advisor (professor) in our department in ~8-weeks this usually indicates that no one is interested in your application at this time. If you submit an application without first obtaining a tentative approval from our Department there is no guarantee that anyone will read your application and you are applying at your own risk.
    • WARNINGA tentative approval is REQUIRED prior to the submission of an admissions applications.  Applicants may submit an admissions application without obtaining tentative approval, but do so at their own risk. There is no guarantee that anyone will review the application.
  • THIRD PARTY or PROXY SOLICITATION/COMMUNICATIONS:  We DO NOT offer tentative acceptance to Third Party Solicitors including companies, agents, friends, relatives, (i.e. anyone who is NOT the prospective student / student applicant).  The student applicant themselves, must EMAIL Academic Advisors (professors) directly -- please treat this contact professionally and be prepared to answer questions. 

    Due to privacy laws we will not reply to third-party or proxy inquiries on an applicant.  Applicants must make their own inquires by email.
  • REVIEW OF ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:   Your ACADEMIC BACKGROUND (courses, types of courses, specific course grades, courses required for a specific research group, majors/minors, publications, etc.) is evaluated by the professor offering tentative acceptance (Academic Advisor).  Please refer queries regarding your Academic Background directly to your Academic Advisor.
  • WORK EXPERIENCE:  Work experience, especially at the graduate level, is always very good but as to how heavily it is considered for a particular student's area of research is dependent on the evaluation of Academic Advisor (professor)  considering you for Admissions.  Please consult with the Academic Advisor offering your tentative acceptance.
  • APPLICATION PROCESSING TIME: (estimate):   ~4 to ~16 weeks.    Once tentative approval is confirmed it will take ~4 to ~16 weeks to process your application.  Unfortunately, we cannot speed up the application processing.
  • FUNDING:   Please discuss funding directly with the professor with whom you have applied
  • GPA CALCULATION PRIOR TO TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE:   We do NOT calculate GPAs in advance of tentative acceptance by a professor in the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering.  This request for GPA calculation must come directly from the professor offering tentative acceptance ... NOT from the applicant.  
  • SUBMITTED PAPERWORK / DOCUMENTS:    Paperwork/Documents sent to us cannot be returned.

 

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DISCLAIMER:

Neither Tentative Approval for admissions by an academic advisor within ECE or the submission of an application and payment of processing fees guarantees admissions to the Graduate Program. All applications are reviewed by the Department and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  Final approval rests with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

All students are responsible for the content of their Admissions Application and in making sure that the instructions and procedures are followed for the proper submission of an Admissions Application which includes obtaining Tentative Acceptance from a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in advance of the submission of an official admissions application.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:   It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that he / she holds the current and correct documents required by the IRCC to enroll as a graduate student in Canada.  Additionally, International students must conduct themselves in accordance to IRCC rules and regulations.