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
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
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
- Participation in GradCon
- Academic Advisor's Requirements
- Successful completion of the the Academic Integrity Tutorial within your initial term
- Submission of qualifying Progress Reports at least annually
- Submission of the Advisor Student Guidelines
- Adherance to Copyright and Plagiarism regulations
- Adhearance to the Codes and Conduct of the University
- University Research Integrity
- et. al.
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.
- FGS: Thesis Guide & Information
- 1-YEAR PUBLICATION DELAY
If you wish to request a delay in the publication of your thesis please read here http://crscalprod1.cc.umanitoba.ca/Catalog/ViewCatalog.aspx?pageid=viewcatalog&catalogid=260&chapterid=2896&topicgroupid=16553 . The delay must be approved by FGS and YOUR ADVISOR must submit an email or written request to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
- WRITING STYLE: When writing theses please remember that graduate students use the style recommended by their Supervisor (usually IEEE or APA).
- DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR THESIS TO YOUR EXAMINING COMMITTEE:
- FORM: Master’s Thesis / Practicum Title & Appointment of Examiners
Please submit your "Master’s Thesis / Practicum Title & Appointment of Examiners" form at least 10-working days PRIOR to your defence to the DEPARTMENT.
- WALK your thesis over to each Examiner.
- If an Examiner is located off-campus ask him/her if it is OK to send them a PDF
- If Committee members ALSO wish a digitial copy of the thesis the student must supply a copy to the Examiner in enough time to allow the Examiner enough time to review the thesis
- Neither the student nor professor may contact the Examiners to rush them to review
- BINDING THESES: Theses should not be stapled. Please securely bind them and/or secure them in an envelope/folder. Pages should not be able to slip out.
- CORRECTLY NUMBER your pages
- SUBMISSION OF FINAL THESIS: Your FINAL APPROVED THESIS must be submitted to MSpace by 4 p.m. on the deadline date.
- SUBMISSION OF FINAL PAPERWORK:
- All relevant Copyright Releases MUST be submitted by 4 p.m. on the deadline date.
- If you have a 3rd Party Copyright Consent Form, please walk that over to FGS (500 University Centre) and submit at the front desk or give to me and I'll walk the documents over to FGS.
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
- 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)