The Application Process
Should you have questions please contact us by EMAIL ONLY.
We do NOT calculate GPAs in advance of tentative acceptance by a professor 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.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: It is up to the student to ensure that he / she holds the current and correct documents required by the IRCC to be an enrolled student in Canada
Department Acceptance into the ECE graduate program is dependent on numerous factors and is NOT automatic with the submission of an application. Please read our information regarding APPLICATION EVALUATION.
- CONTACT A PROFESSOR IN OUR DEPARTMENT:
Students MUST CONTACT a professor in our department (by email) and obtain tentative acceptance PRIOR to the submission of an Admissions Application
- Find a professor in your RESEARCH AREA
- To allow the professor to make an initial assessment of your background you MUST include in your email the following:
(details may be found at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/engineering/departments/ece/pros_students/grad/finding-an-advisor.html.
Only PDFs are accepted: DO NOT send WORD files or images... PDFs ONLY)
(if applicable, please emphasis your publications and/or research)
- 1-2 page Statement of Research Intent
- Photocopies of university transcripts
- DO NOT phone professors -- CONTACT by emails only
- Send information only to professors (Academic Advisors) whose research areas are similar to your intented research/interest
- DO NOT send the Graduate Student Advisor documents / transcripts -- these will be destroyed upon receipt.
- NO RESPONSE FROM A PROFESSOR: If, after approximately eight-weeks, a professor has not responsed to your email he/she is not accepting students at this time.
- IF you DO NOT contact a professor prior to the formal submission of your Admissions Application we cannot guarantee that your Application will be reviewed
- PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT: If a professor you've emailed is accepting students he/she will make a preliminary assessment based on the documents listed above.
- QUALIFICATIONS -- Please make sure you qualify for the program you are applying to. The best way of doing this is by obtaining a TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE from a professor in our Department. Briefly, basic qualifications include
- Please read our GENERAL ADMISSIONS INFO page
- Tentative Acceptance from a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba
(acceptance by professors in other Departments or from other universities DOES NOT qualify as tentative acceptance in the University of Manitoba's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)).
- Bachelor's Degree: Graduate student applicants MUST hold at least a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university from an accredited program in the departments of engineering, physics, and math
- Minimum GPA: A minimum GPA of 3.5 calculated in accordance to the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Graduate Studies
- M.Eng. Students
- We usually DO NOT consider international students for M.Eng. programs.
- M.Eng. applicants/students DO NOT qualify for funding
- TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE: After reviewing your transcripts (grades, courses, etc.), CV (publication, experience, background, interests, etc.), and your ~1-page Research Intent Statement the professor will ask you to formally "apply" or "not to apply".
- If a professor does not respond to your email within ~2-months please assume that this professor is not interested in your application at this time.
- You may contact as many professor as you wish in your research area. Please tailor your request to join the Professor's research group to the Professor's research.
- NO RESPONSE TO EMAILS: If you do not receive a response from a professor in our department in ~2-months 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 a professor in our Department there is no guarantee that anyone will read your application -- you are applying at your own risk.
- ADMISSIONS DATE: Though a student may have a preferred Admissions Period, decisions regarding Admissions Dates (for tentative acceptance) are determined by the professor.
- SUBMISSION OF FORMAL APPLICATION: If you are asked to formally submit an Admissions Application , below, please select the manner which best suits your situation
- NEVER GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
- NEW CANADIAN RESIDENTS
- UofM ALUM or CURRENT UofM STUDENT PLANNING TO GRADUATE
- CREATING YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT (UMGradConnect Account): When you submit an online application you are automatically creating your Online Admissions Application. This account will allow you to
- See the progress of your application
- Make you aware of any missing documents
- Let you know the final decision of your application by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and, here, you will receive your
- Offer of Admissions Letter or Rejection Letter
- Award Letter (if applicable)
- Required, missing documents
NOTE: Applications submitted without qualifying English language examination scores are not be evaluated until qualifying English language scores are uploaded
- RECEIPT OF FORMAL APPLICATION: Once you have submitted your Online Admissions Application and paid the Processing Fee we will begin processing your Online Admissions Application
- RECOMMENDATION FOR ACCEPTANCE: The Department will make our recommendations regarding your Online Admissions Application to the Faculty of Graduate Studies based on the information we retrieve from your Online Admissions Application, the recommendation of the professor giving you tentative acceptance, and the Department review.
- THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES (FGS): FGS will verify and vet your documents, check your grades, calculate GPA, etc.. Final approval rests with the Facutly of Graduate Studies.
- OFFER LETTERS: The Faculty of Graduate Studies issues either a Letter of Offer (Admissions) or a Letter of Rejection through YOUR Online Account (Self-Service Account). It is your responsiblity to check your account for updated information.
- ACCEPTANCE/REJECTION OF OFFER: As stated in your Offer Letter (if issued), you have approximately 1-month to ACCEPT or REJECT the Offer of Admissions.
- INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: It is the responsibility each student to ensure that they apply for and obtain the proper documents required and needed to study in Canada
Tentative Approval for admissions by an academic advisor within ECE or the submission of an application and payment of processing fees is not a guarrantee 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 making sure instructions and procedures are followed for the proper submission of an Admissions Application which includes obtaining Tentative Acceptance in advance of the submission of an official admissions application.