Master of Science (M.Sc.) Program

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering's Master of Science program is a blend of courses and research culminating in the defence and submission of a research thesis.

 


Expected Time to Graduation: 2 years (approximate)

TUITION & FEES:    Full-Time    Part-Time

MAXIMUM TIME LIMITS:
(maximum time allowed in program)

  • 4 years (Full Time Status)
  • 6 year (Part Time Status)
  • 5 years if admitted to and began
    program PRIOR TO Fall 2013


Master's Regulations may be found in Section 4 of the ECE Supplemental Guidelines

  • Program Requirements
        (Incl. GradCon)
  • Course Requirements (4.4.1)
    12-Graduate Credit Hours in ECE approved by your Advisor. Undergrad Course or unapproved courses will not count towards your degree program.
  • Thesis Proposal
  • Progress Reports
       (Performance Evaluations)
  • Advance Credit
  • Transfer Credit
  • Time in Program
  • Examining Committee
    *The internal/external examiner must be outside of the primary advisor’s department (outside ECE). The internal/external examiner may be in the same department as a co-advisor.
  • Thesis Distribution
  • Oral Presentation
  • COURSE REQUIREMENTS
    • Reading Courses (12-credit hour M.Sc. Program)
    • Undergraduate Courses
    • Non-ECE Graduate Courses

 

FORMS

 

ETHICS APPROVAL
Students conducting research which incorporate animals or people MUST obtain Ethics Approval prior to the start of research. If you are not sure contact the Ethics Office directly.

 

AWARDS:  ACTIVATE / APPLY 

 

PLAGIARISM & COPYRIGHTS 

 

AURORA-- University Registration System

 

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CONTINUOUS REGISTRATION      

All students must maintain continuous registration year 'round, until graduation.  This means you must register in course Grad 7020 (Master's Registration) from the time you begin your graduate program until graduation.

You MUST register in Grad 7020

  • upon initial registration as a graduate student
  • during the Summer Terms -- regardless of whether you are taking courses
  • after you have concluded your course requirements
  • until you graduate

 


 

GPA REQUIREMENTS      

All students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 each Term and in your Degree GPA.  Failure to maintain the minimum GPA may be cause to request that you withdraw from the graduate program.

 

     *In some cases, if you are receiving an award (e.g. UMGF) the minimum GPA requirement may be higher. In the case of the UMGF a 3.5 GPA is required to keep this award. 

 


 

UNIVERSITY & PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS & REQUIREMENTS      

Other Requirements include

  1. Participation in GradCon
  2. Academic Advisor's Requirements
  3. Successful completion of the the Academic Integrity Tutorial within your initial term
  4. Submission of qualifying Progress Reports at least annually
  5. Submission of the Advisor Student Guidelines  
  6. Adherance to Copyright and Plagiarism regulations
  7. Adhearance to the Codes and Conduct of the University  
  8. University Research Integrity    
  9. et. al.

 

 


COURSE REQUIREMENTS

12-CREDIT HOUR ECE MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM

  • 12-CREDIT HOUR MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM:   Students must successfully complete 12-credit hours of Advisor Approved courses from the Dept. of ECE's Graduate Program. 
    • READING COURSES:   Reading Courses may be taken by students in the ECE Master of Science Program with the consent of their Supervisor however, Reading Courses DO NOT count as a course approved for graduation from the 12-credit hour Master of Science ECE Graduate Program. 
      An additional ECE Graduate-Level course must be taken for each Reading Course taken up to acheive, at least, a total of 12-ECE Graduate Credit Hours of Advisor Approved courses
    • UNDERGRADUATE COURSES:   Students may enroll in Undergraduate Courses with the consent of their Supervisor however, regardless of department (of the course), the Undergraduate Course DOES NOT count for credit in the 12-credit hour Master of Science program.   
      An additional
      ECE Graduate-Level course must be taken for each Undergraduate Course taken up to acheive, at least, a total of 12-ECE Graduate Credit Hours of Advisor Approved courses  
    • NON-ECE GRADUATE COURSE:   Students may enroll in Non-ECE Graduate Courses with the consent of their Supervisor however, the Non-ECE Graduate Course DOES NOT count for credit in the 12-credit hour Master of Science program.  The student's supervisor may speak to the Graduate Chair and Graduate Committee and request permission for a non-ECE Graduate course to count for credit in a 12-credit hour Master of Science program.  
      However, if not approved an additional ECE Graduate-Level course must be taken for each Non-ECE Graduate Course taken up to acheive, at least, a total of 12-ECE Graduate Credit Hours of Advisor Approved courses.   
  • 24-CREDIT HOURS:  
    • Students may enroll in as many as 24-credit hours during their Master of Science program however
      • ALL courses will count towards the student's Cumulative GPA
      • Only the first 12-credit hours of ECE Graduate Courses count towards the degree
      • ALL courses must be approved by the student's Supervisor AND Department
      • Courses outside of the students research area are deemed AUXILLARY courses and usually require
        • Extra Fees and Charges
        • Approval of the Department and Faculty offering the course
    • As with any course, regardless as to whether a course counts towards the degree, if a grade of "C" or lower is received disciplinary action is taken.
  • CUMULATIVE GPA:  ALL courses taken which are not "AUDITED" are calculated into the student's Cumulative GPA.  The Cumulative GPA, usually, is used to determine awards/funding.

 

ECE MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM

  • MANDATORY -- The ECE Departments requires, at least, 12-credit hours of Advisor Approved courses from the Dept. of ECE's Graduate Program (ECE courses at the 7000 level or higher). 
    *Special circumstances are considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Other courses, in addition to the mandatory 12-credit hours of ECE Graduate Courses, are allowed up to a total of 24-credit hours of Advisor Approved courses within a program.

 

 


 

THESIS      

 

 


DEFENCE:  M.Sc. THESIS PRESENTATION

  • Students must receive send their thesis to their Academic Advisor for review
    • The Academic Advisor must approve the thesis BEFORE distributing to their Examining Committee.
    • The Academic Advisor will pull together an Examining Committee after the M.Sc. Thesis is approved for distribution
    • Distribution of Thesis to Examining Committee
  • Students must distribute to their Examining Committee 4-8 weeks in advance of the defence
  • In order to graduate by the FGS Graduation Deadline Date, plan to make your MSc. Thesis Presentation at least 10-working days prior to the Graduation Deadline Date ("Last day for receipt of by Graduate Studies of Thesis/Practica...") -- http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/media/Information_for_Graduands.pdf  
  • Advisor polls Examining Committee as to when a defence may take place
    • The Examining Committee approves the thesis and makes the Advisor aware if the thesis may go to defence
    • Date
    • Time
  • Students must be physically present at their defence.
  • Students must be registered as a graduate student of the University of Manitoba at their defence
  • 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 at the time of the Presentation
  • Approval of the Thesis Defence is NOT automatic.
    • unanimous approval of the thesis is required
    • the Examining Committee may require amendments, changes, etc. before the Final Thesis may be submitted to MSpace.
      • changes, updates, etc. may take a few weeks or more to accomplish and is checked and approved by the advisor

 

 


  

CONFIRMATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO GRADUATE

ONCE you have successfully defended and submitted your Final Thesis to M-SPACE you may order a Confirmation of Eligibility To Graduate Letter.  

 

CONFIRMATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO GRADUATE LETTER:   To obtain a letter confirming you eligibility to graduate for your employer and/or Post-Graduate Work Permit please order directly through the REGISTRAR'S OFFICE, 400 University Centre.

 

TRANSCRIPTS:  If you also require a Transcript, again, please order this directly through the REGISTRAR'S OFFICE, 400 University Centre.
Final transcripts may not be available until approximately 10-working days after graduation... please confirm with the REGISTRAR'S OFFICE. 

 


 

GRADUATION CONFIRMED BY UNIVERSITY SENATE  

 

Once the University Senate confirms your graduation you name will appear on the ECE / BME Events emailed to all students and faculty, usuallly weekly.  In many cases this is done AFTER you order and receive your CONFIRMATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO GRADUATE LETTER. 

 

 


 
SPECIAL HARD BOUND COPIES

As a courtesy you should ask your Advisor if he/she would like a copy of your thesis.  If he/she does desire a copy of thesis you should provide him a hard-bounded copy.  This can be ordered from the Digital Copy Centre (on-campus) in the University Centre http://umsu.ca/umsu-businesses-umsumenu-9/digital-copy-centre-umsumenu-58

You should ALSO keep a bound copy for yourself.  You may need a copy someday and a bound copy is easier to keep when you're traveling or if you have to store it.

 

 

 


NOTIFICATION OF GRADUATE TO THE UNIVERSITY
The Department will send notification of graduation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies AFTER successful completion of defence and all departmental requirements for graduation have been fulfilled (including GradCon)

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE LISTING

REGISTRATION (Annual)

ACADEMIC GUIDELINES

**ECE SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS

UNIV. SCHEDULE (exams, registration, payments, etc.)

UNIV. GRADUATE CALENDAR / CATALOG

CODE OF CONDUCT--Plagiarism

CHEATING, PLAGIARISM, ETC.
 (students, instructors, TAs)

EXAM & FINAL GRADES

COMPUTER ACCTS, FORMS...

 

PROGRAMS

  1. Ph.D.
  2. M. Sc.
  3. M.Eng.
  4. Occasional
  5. IIS / Overview 
  6. COURSE CATEGORY (AX,AU,OS)
  7. SUMMER REGISTRATION
    (mandatory in most cases)

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  1. Progress Reports  (Mandatory)
  2. ASG--Advisor Student Guidelines 
      (Mandatory)
  3. GradCon (Mandatory)
  4. LEAVES OF ABSENCE
  5. FAILED GRADES
    1. What to do
    2. Grade Appeals
    3. Student Advocacy
  6. SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES
    1. Advance Credits (4.4.5)
    2. Transfer Credits (4.4.6)
    3. Transfer to Ph.D. (5.1.3)
  7. Transfer Credits
  8. Transfer M.Sc. to Ph.D.
  9. Switch M.Sc. to M.Eng.
  10. Switch Ph.D. to M.Sc.
  11. Switch M.Sc. to M.Eng.
  12. CHANGE REQUESTS:
      Advisor or Committee Member
  13. GRADES: CO, IP, Incomplete
  14. Deferred Exam Form 
  15. Concurrent / Dual Registration
  16. Voluntary Withdrawal
  17. Authorized Withdrawal

 

RESEARCH INTEGRITY
   -- Plageriarims Software: iThenticate

RESEARCH ETHICS & COMPLIANCE

EVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY

ECE GRADUATE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

FUNDING, AWARDS, JOBS

  1. TRAVEL AWARDS
  2. NSERC (Canadians Only)
  3. UMGF  (All Grads)
  4. IGSS (Int'l Students)
  5. Funding & Award $$
  6. JOBs

 

TUITION & FEES   

  1. Master
    1. Full-Time
    2. Part-Time
  2. Ph.D.
  3. Other Fees
    1. Compulsory Fees
    2. Incidental Fees 
    3. Cost of Living Expenses
  4. Tuition Installment Plan
    (International Students Only)

 

NEW STUDENTS

  1. Quick, General Info
  2. General Info & Services
  3. Registration Procedures
  4. Registering for Courses
  5. Acceptance of Offer (Letter)
  6. Paying Tuition & Fees
  7. Office Space & Mail
  8. Grad Students With Children
  9. Student University Guide
  10. Orientation
    1. ECE (mandatory)
    2. FGS (TBA via emails)
    3. University
    4. International Students

 

GRADUATION / CONVOCATION

  1. THESIS DEADLINES
  2. Thesis Info
  3. Thesis Guidelines
  4. Thesis Checklist
  5. Thesis Online Submission
  6. THESIS SAMPLES
    1. Title Page
    2. Table of Contents
  7. Plageriarims Software: iThenticate
  8. ECE Graduand Info
         APEGM, Iron Ring, Letters, etc.
  9. CONVOCATION !
  10. JOBs

 

 


UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA SERVICES

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

  1. International Centre for Students (ICS)
  2. ICS Post-Secondary Handbook
  3. Study Permit Info
  4. Off-Campus Work Permits
  5. FORMS
  6. Exchange Pgm
    (Canadian & Intentional)

 

FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES (FGS)

  1. FGS: Thesis Guideline & Forms
  2. Thesis Info
  3. Important Dates
  4. FORMS
    1. Programs & Thesis
    2. Awards & Scholarships
  5. WORKSHOPS

 

REGISTRAR'S OFFICE

  1. Transcripts
  2. Important Dates
  3. Convocation
  4. FORMS

 

ENGINEERING LIBRARY
(Donald W. Craik Library)

 

CAREER SERVICES

  

STUDENT ADVOCACY

 

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

 

STUDENT GROUPS

  1. UMGSA
    1. Travel Grant
    2. Emergency Grant
    3. Special Projects Grant
    4. Student Award
    5. Teaching Award
  2. UMSU
    1. Tax Information
    2. HEALTH / DENTAL Benefits
    3. U-PASS  

 

   ECE GRAD STUDENT GROUP (ECE GSA)

 

   ENGINEERING STUDENT GROUPS

 


MANITOBA / CIC INFO / SERVICE CANADA

MANITOBA HEALTH INSURANCE

  1. Health Card
  2. Benefits
  3. Online Enrollment

 

CIC: CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION CANADA  

  1. CIC web site  
  2. VISA to Study in Canada  
  3. RE-NEW / EXTEND Study Visa 
  4. Application Processing Time 
  5. Change Program / Institution  
  6. Student Work Permit  
  7. Post-Graduate Work Permit  
  8. Letters of Invitation  
  9. FORMS & GUIDES   

 

SERVICE CANADA

  1. APPLY:  Social Insurance Card (SIN Card) to Work
  2. APPLY:  Universal Child Care
  3. Online Services

MANITOBA PROFESSIONAL ASSN.


ENGINEERS GEOSCIENTISTS MANITOBA (formally APEGM)
Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba

 

 


CONFERENCE PAPER/THESIS HELP

 

UofM Writing Style: Papers, Thesis, etc.

  1. APA Style
  2. APA Basic Style Guide
  3. APA Style Tutorial

 

IEEE Writing Style: IEEE Papers

  1. IEEE Style
  2. IEEE Citation Reference
  3. IEEE Artical Preparation & Submission

 

Help from other universities

  1. Graduate Student Writing Kit
  2. Thesis Proposal
    1. How to write a thesis proposal
    2. Successful thesis proposals
    3. Components of a thesis proposal
    4. M.Sc. Thesis Proposal
    5. Ph.D. Thesis Proposal
      1. Guideline 01
      2. Guideline 02
  3. Research Papers:
    1. Lit. Reviews
      1. Lit. Reviews
      2. Example 01
      3. Example 02
    2. Abstracts
      1. Writing an Abstract
      2. Abstract Presentations
      3. Examples
    3. Effective Outlines
    4. Citing References
      1. APA Style