ECE ADMISSONS INFORMATION PRINT-OUT (PDF)
How to apply, list of courses, contact info,
program description (M.Eng., M.Sc., & Ph.D.), etc.
REGARDLESS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM YOU ARE APPLYING TO, you MUST RECEIVE TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE by an Academic Advisor (Professor) BEFORE submitting an application (see instructions below).
Should you have questions please contact us by EMAIL ONLY.
ACADEMIC ADVISOR: REGARDLESS of the degree program you applying for, you MUST first find an Academic Advisor (professor) who agrees to tentatively accept you into his/her program BEFORE submitting an application to Graduate Studies. If you do not obtain an Academic Advisor chances are slim that anyone will review your admissions application.
GRE: NO GRE is required
CONDITIONAL ADMISSIONS: There are NO "Conditional Admissions" for
- low grades
- lack of English Language Exam marks
- low English Language Exam marks
M.Eng. PROGRAM -- Unfortunately, at this time, we can only accommodate Canadian Citizens or Residents already employed as engineers in Winnipeg. All other students may apply to the M.Sc. program.
- MUST be OK'd by the Professor tentatively accepting you into his/her program
- MUST meet criteria for part-time status
- Offered or have full-time employment
- Medical, family or other circumstances that make it impossible for me to devote myself full-time to my graduate program
- Ph.D. Students MAY NOT apply for Part-time Status until they have completed their residency period
- MUST provide documentation confirming criteria for part-time status
PRE-MASTER PROGRAM (our definition of ) -- Not for students applying with low grades (i.e. this program is not meant for students with low GPAs to try to improve their grades/marks)
Intake periods are finalized by the professor reviewing your paperwork. Please speak to your intended professor to inquire when he/she might be able to take you into the program
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT -- Countries Exempt from language examination
GPA & INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GRADE CONVERSION CHART
- A minimum passing English language exam score is REQUIRED prior to formal acceptance to the graduate program. A passing English language test score must be recieved by the Facutly of Graduate Studies at least one(1) month prior to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Deadline Date .
- Test scores are valid for a maximum of 2 years. Test scores must be sent to the Facutly of Graduate Studies directly from the testing organization.
- The University requires, from students of some universities, a bachelor's degree AND one additional year in a honour's or master's program. This mean one year in an honour's or master's program beyond the bachelor's degree. Please check the grade conversion charts to make sure you qualify for our programs.
IMPORTANT FIND AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR
BEFORE submitting an application and sending all your paperwork to the University you MUST first FIND AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR (REGARDLESS of the DEGREE PROGRAM)
- REGARDLESS OF DEGREE PROGRAM -- you must first find an Academic Advisor who will accept or consider you BEFORE you formally apply to the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or submit an application)
- LIST OF ADVISORS (professors)
- select several professors who are in your research area
- DO NOT mass mail professors, if you are considered harassing, your emails will be blocked
- send these selected professors your Statement of Intent, CV, and possibly your transcripts
- STATEMENT OF INTENT
- this will be the only chance you'll have to tell the professor about your research and academic background
- write at a professional level
- DON'T write "it's always been my dream to come to Canada".
- WRITE: Why your background qualifies you to do research with this specific professor
- WRITE: Research you've done in your B.Sc., M.Sc., or work
- WRITE: About events, conferences, or journals in which you've participated
- WRITE: How you may apply your studies to future plans (research, job, etc.)
- you must be brief -- no more than 2 pages double spaced
- List your publications, research and research experience, teaching experience, awards, patents, practical or work experience, etc.
- Include accomplishments
Grades from transcripts from all degree programs are incorporated to calculate GPA.
- if you do not hear back from anyone within 6 weeks, at this time, no one is interested in accepting you as their student
- if a professor asks you to formally apply to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, this is not a guarrantee that you have been accepted to the program
- your official application and paperwork must be evaluated by the professor and, for Ph.D. applicants, a Ph.D. selection committee
- you may or may not be selected for admissions by to the ECE graduate program for various reasons
- an Offer Letter or Rejection Letter can take up to 6 months to reach you
M.SC. OR M.ENG.: What's the difference?
M.Eng. (Master of Engineering): This is a professional degree. In Canada and the U.S., an M.Eng. degree is a terminal degree (this is the highest you may achieve with this degree). This means you may not move into a Ph.D. program upon successful completion of the M.Eng. program. Successful completion of coursework (more coursework is required in the M.Eng. program than in the M.Sc. program) and some research is required as well as a final project and/or research paper and successful presentation of the final project and/or research paper is required for graduation from this program.
At the University of Manitoba, Dept. of ECE, we usually require that a prospective student be currently employed, in an engineering position, in Manitoba, and referred to us by the prospective student's firm. The student's final project is then, usually, a project suggested by or needed by the firm and guided and supervisored by the student's Academic Advisor. Prior to the start of the project, a proposal of the final project must be submitted by the student to the Academic Advisor and must be approved by the Academic Advisor and Department. The final project may take up to approximately one year to complete.
Please see additional information regarding our program at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/engineering/departments/ece/curr_students/graduate/meng-program.html
M.Sc. (Master of Science): This is a postgraduate academic master's degree.
At the University of Manioba, Dept. of ECE, the M.Sc. program consists of both coursework and research. Satisfactory work in both coursework and reasearch, as well as a final thesis and thesis presentation is required for graduation.
Please see additional information regarding our program at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/engineering/departments/ece/curr_students/graduate/masters-program.html
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS -- ALL NEW STUDENTS
- CONTACT AN ACADEMC ADVISOR and ask him/her to join their group they may ask you to send your
- CV and/or Statement of Intent
- Copies of transcripts
- ASKED TO FORMALLY APPLY -- If a professor agrees to TENTATIVELY accept you, please send in the following documents to the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS)
- APPLICATION FORM: Fill-in an Admissions Application Form online at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/index.html
IMPORTANT ! -- DO NOT leave any black fields on your application form, otherwise your application may not be distributed. It is VERY IMPORTANT to
- Your Preferred Advisor (MANDITORY)
- Your Research Area (MANDITORY)
- Your Email
- PROCESSING FEE: At the end of the application process you are required to pay a processing fee. You must pay this fee BEFORE we can look at your application. The university will NOT begin assessing your Admissions Application until your Processing Fee is received.
- ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS & REQUIRED PAPERWORK -- ALL FORMS & PAPERWORK should be sent directly to the FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
- ECE Department Requirements: Please find our requirements listed at http://umanitoba.ca/ece/pros_students/grad/ecerequirements.html . Briefly:
- CV and/or Statement of Intent
- GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Tentative acceptance by an ECE Faculty member
- FGS Requirements: These are the University's minimum admissions requirements http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/required_docs.html (please read this page as documents must be sent in a very specific manner). Briefly:
- Official Transcripts (from all recognized, post-secondary institutions)
- Degree Certificates
- English Language Requirements:
Please see http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/engineering/departments/ece/pros_students/grad/language.html
- Two(2) Letters of Reference (support / recommendation):
- It is acceptable for your referees to write a letter on their university's letterhead:
- they may give it to you in a sealed evelope and allow you to ship with the rest of your admissons material
- your referees may also send their letters directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
- If your referees chooses to, they may also use the Reference Letter Form found at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/media/Letter_Support-Application.pdf
- A copy of birth certificate or passport.
- Name changes/differences on documentation must be supported with official evidence.
- MAILING ADDRESS: Please send everything to
FACTULY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
500 University Centre
c/o Ms. Erika Ing
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Ph: 204.474.9377 * Fax: 204.474.7553
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS -- NEW CANADIAN RESIDENTS
- Please apply as a New Student from outside of the University (see above)
- English Language Exam:
- All students must who do not quality for English Language Exam exemption must take and pass an English Language Exam REGARDLESS of how long you've been in Canada
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS -- UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA STUDENTS
If you are currently...
- a University of Manitoba Student
- in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and
- have obtained an academic advisor
Please fill-in the Graduate Student Application @ http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/
For UofM students currently enrolled in the ECE Dept the only required documents is the Application Form
PROCESSING FEE: $100. Your processing fee must be paid before your application is processed
REFERENCE LETTERS: Usually not necessary however, please ask your advisor if he/she would like you to obtain them
PAST TRANSCRIPTS: Not needed
- If your Advisor agrees that a Reference Letter, in your case, is not necessary for this Admissions Application, on the online application is the area which asks for the name of the referee, please type in your name.
STUDENT HISTORY: Not needed
ND, HND, 3 Year Bachelor's Degree
In order to apply to the Graduate Program at the University of Manitoba you must usually have earned at least a four year Bachelor's from a recognised university.
- 3 year Bachelor's Degree: An additional year in an M.Sc. program is also required for admissions to the University of Manitoba M.Sc. program
- ND (National Diploma): The National Diploma will generally exempt a student from the first two years of a four year. This definition may vary if the N.Dip. was earned in the Republic of Ireland (please contact the Facutly of Graduate Studies directly)
- HND (Higher National Diploma): The attainment level is one above that of a Higher National Certificate (HNC) and one below that of a Bachelor's degree. It is usual for HNDs to cover roughly the same area as the first two levels of a bachelor's degree.
- INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (General Information) --http://umanitoba.ca/student/ics/media/Pre-Arrival_Guide_2010-2011.pdf
- Please do not send us transcripts or links to your transcripts/credentials unless requested. Unsolicited information will automatically be destroyed
- If you do not send the correct paperwork required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies the processing of your paperwork will be delayed
- Tuition & Fees: Please see right-hand navbar
- Funding & Awards: Only University of Manitoba students who have been accepted into the ECE Graduate Program are considered for awards and funding. If you are Offered a place in the ECE Graduate Program you must "ACCEPT" the Offer of Admissions before we can consider any applications for awards and funding.
Tentative approval for admissions by an academic advisor or the submission of an application does not guarrantee admissions to the Graduate Program.