Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Program

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering's Master of Engineering program is a blend of courses and research project culminating in the defence of a research project. This is a terminal degree, i.e. students with an M.Eng. may not continue to a Ph.D. program.

No funding is provided to M.Eng. students.


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

M.Eng. PROGRAM INFORMATION

FUNDING

UNIVERSITY & DEPT. REQUIREMENTS / EXPECTATIONS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

REQUIRED REGISTRATION TO DEFEND & GRADUATE

PROJECT PRESENTATION & REPORT

CONFIRMATION OF
ELIGIBILITY TO GRADUATE

GRADUATION CONFIRMED
BY UNIVERSITY SENATE

FINAL SUBMISSION OF
PROJECT REPORT

AFTER THE ORAL EXAMINATION

CONVOCATION INFORMATION 

 

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ECE SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES
Detailed Master's of Engineering  Regulations may be found in Section 4 of the ECE Supplemental Guidelines

 

 

GENERAL GRADUATE STUDENT INFO.

ECE GRADUATE COURSES

FORMS

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

PLAGIARISM & COPYRIGHTS

AURORA--University Registration System

 

 


PLAGIARISM & COPYRIGHTS

 

 


PROGRAM PURPOSE: This program is meant to satisfy the particular needs of students and practicing engineers wishing to extend their studies on a broad basis of coursework and an engineering project.  An M.Eng. is a terminal degree and students in this program may not advance to a Ph.D. program.

 


 

FUNDING

No funding is available to Master of Engineering students.  You are welcome to search for funds on our FUNDING SITE or elsewhere.

 


 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Credit hours must relate directly to the student's degree program
  • A maximum of 48-credit hours of coursework is allowed in this program.

 

 

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

An Academic Advisor is required for students in the ECE M.Eng. program

  1. An Academic Advisor from the Dept. of ECE must be identified at the time of admissions
  2. Must hold at least a Master's Degree
  3. Be a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  4. Hold expertise in the a discipline related to the student's program
  5. Hold an appointment in ECE
  6. Hold no conflict of interest with the student

Should the Academic Advisor not be a member of the University of Manitoba's ECE Dept. or Adjunct, the Academic Advisor must be approved as an Academic Advisor in ECE by the Department of ECE, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, AND a CO-ADVISOR who is a faculty member in the University of Manitoba's ECE Dept. is required.

 

 

CREDIT-HOUR REQUIREMENTS

  1. TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRE (PROGRAM REQUIREMENT):
    A minimum of 24-CREDIT HOURS of Advisor approved course work is required to complete the ECE M.Eng. program
  2. ECE GRADUATE COURSES -- 7000-LEVEL OR HIGHER COURSES:  
    1. ECE GRADUATE COURSE REQUIREMENTS
      1. 9-CREDIT HOURS:  A MINIMUM of at least 9-Credit Hours at or above the 7000-level is required from the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering is required to complete the course requirement for the ECE M.Eng. program
    2. GRADUATE COURSES: 
      1. 18-CREDIT HOURS:
        • A MINIMUM of 18-Credit Hours at the 7000-level or higher is require.  Of these 18-Credit Hours
          1. 9-Credit Hours must be from the ECE Graduate Program
          2. 9-Credit Hours may come from other Departments relavent to the student course of study
      2. 24-CREDIT HOURS:
        • It is permissible for the entire 24-Credit Hours, at the 7000-level or higher, from the Dept. Electrical & Computer Engineering
    3. UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
      • 6-CREDIT HOURS:  Up to 6-Credit Hours may come from the undergraduate program
        1. ECE DEPT:  At or above the 400/4000 level may make up the remainder of the required credit-hours
        2. OTHER DEPT (within the student's study area):  at or above the 300/3000 level may make up the remainder of the required credit-hours
    4. MAXIMUM CREDIT HOURS
      • 48-CREDIT HOURS:  A maximum of 48-credit hours of Advisor Approved coursework is permissable 
    5. ADDITIONAL COSTS
      • Should the Academic Advisor require the student to complete additional credit-hours in areas which are not covered by the 48-credit hour maximum courses as mentioned above.  The student is responsible for all additional tuition, fees, cost, expenses, etc.

 

 

FINAL PROJECT & ORAL PRESENTATION REQUIREMENT

FINAL PROJECT:   The weight of work required for the project report is equal to that required for the Master’s thesis -- the effort involved in the MASTER OF ENGINEERING PROJECT should be at least equivalent of six (6) credit hours of coursework.   In general, the MASTER OF ENGINEERING PROJECT takes the form of an exercise in the practical application of knowledge and skill.

ORAL PRESENTATION:  Approximately 2-hours

  • Examining Committee:
    • Chairperson:  Presided over by the Academic Advisor
    • Examining Committee
      • at least one member internal to the Department
      • at least one member external to the Department
  • Presentation Length:  ~30-35 minutes
  • Examining Committee Questions:  ~60 minutes
  • Decision:  ~20-30 minutes

 

 


 

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 in both your DEGREE GPA and in EACH TERM 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. 

 

 


 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS      

Other Requirements include

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

 


 

REQUIRED REGISTRATION TO DEFEND & GRADUATE

Registration is required to defend and graduate.

Please register in GRAD 7050 in term you plan to present your project.

 

 


 

PROJECT PRESENTATION & REPORT

While the project presentation differs from the research thesis in its emphasis on the application of theory, it is similar in scope, span, and rigor.  The weight of work required for the project report or thesis is equal to that required for the Master’s thesis -- the effort involved in this project should be at least the equivalent of six (6) credit hours of coursework.   In general, the project report or thesis takes the form of an exercise in the practical application of knowledge and skill.

PROJECT REPORT/PRESENTATION DISTRIBUTED TO THE EXAMINATION COMMITTEE SHOULD CONTAIN

  1. the careful definition of a problem
  2. the application of appropriate knowledge and skills to resolve the problem
  3. a report of the results in a manner suitable for evaluation by an Examining Committee

 

SUBMISSION OF PROJECT REPORT/PRESENTATION TO EXAMINING COMMITTEE

  1. Project report should be distributed to the Examination Committee at least 30-days prior to proposed defense date
    1. Examination Committee members should report their comments, as soon as possible, to the student's Advisor, but may take up to 4-weeks to comment.
      (If individual committee members are prone to delays please calculate this factor into your decision to select a presentation date.)
    2. Neither the student nor the student's Advisor are not allowed to contact committee members during the evaluation period.
  2. Examination Committee will determine if the Project Report is
    1. Acceptable without modification or with minor revision(s)
    2. Acceptable subject to modification and/or revision(s)
    3. Not acceptable  
  3. Reports from the Examination Committee will be submitted to the Academic Advisor  
  4. Your Advisor will give you copies of the reports and discuss the results with you.
    1. at this point you should read the reports and note that the Examination Committee may address these points at your presentation, so be prepared to answer
    2. if your advisor feels that these report comments should be incorporated into your report you should begin addressing these comments for your final project report

 

NOTE: All members of the Examination Committee are expected to attend the final presentation

 

PRESENTATION OF PROJECT REPORT / PRESENTATION TO EXAMINING COMMITTEE

  1.  If the student is approved to give his / her Project Presentation the Examining Committee will be polled to determine a presentation date and time.
  2. The student must be physically present at the time of his/her presentation.  Presentation at-distance is not allowed.
  3. The student must be registered as a graduate student at the University of Manitoba at the time of his/her presentation
  4. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:  It is up to the student to make sure 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
  5. In order to graduate by the FGS Graduation Deadline Date, plan to make your M.Eng. presentation at least 10-working days prior to the FGS Graduation Deadline Date -- http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/media/Information_for_Graduands.pdf 

 

 


   

CONFIRMATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO GRADUATE

 

 

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 will take place AFTER you order and receive your CONFIRMATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO GRADUATE.   

 

 


 

AFTER THE ORAL EXAMINATION

 

FINAL PROJECT REPORT: SUBMISSION:

  1. The REPORT OF MASTER OF ENGINEERING form is given to the Student's Academic Advisor prior to the Oral Exam
  2. REQUIRED:  The form must indication PASS or FAIL
  3. The Academic Advisor must sign REPORT
  4. All Examiners must sign the REPORT
  5. The REPORT OF MASTER OF ENGINEERING form must be given to the Graduate Student Advisor immediately after the Oral Exam

 

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED & TUITION REFUND

REQUIRED REGISTRATION:    In order to graduate, ALL students are REQUIRED to register in GRAD 7050

  • FEBRUARY Graudands:   Must register in the Winter Term
  • MAY Graduands:               Must reister in the Winter Term
  • OCTOBER Graduands:      Must register in the Fall Term

 

 

TUITION REFUND/WAIVER:  

 

 

CONFIRMATION ELIGIBILITY TO GRADUATE

You may require a letter from the University indicating that you have successfully defended your thesis and are eligible to graduate for

  1. Your Employer
  2. Another University
  3. Your Funding Group
  4. POST-GRADUATE WORK PERMIT

 

 

ELIGIBILITY TO GRADUATE LETTER

  1. WHEN TO APPLY FOR A LETTER? 
    • ONE WEEK after you have passed your ORAL EXAM and submited your Final Project Report to the Graduate Student Advisor
  2. WHAT FORM DO I USE? 
  3.  WHERE DO I ORDER THE LETTER?
    • REGISTRAR'S OFFICE
      400 University Centre

 

 

GRADUATION CONFIRMATION BY THE DEPARTMENT

 This procedure is conducted by the Facultly of Graduate Studies and the Department -- this procedure does not involve the student.

 

 

 GRADUATION CONFIRMATION BY UNIVERSITY SENATE

  1. This procedure is conducted by the Facultly of Graduate Studies -- this procedure does not involve the student.
  2. Once the University Senate confirms your graduation you name will appear on the ECE / BME Events emailed to all students and faculty, usuallly weekly.

 

 

LETTERS OF INVITATIONS

If you need an LETTER OF INVITATION to invite a family member from abroad please see the IRCC site at https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/letter-invitation.html

 

 

INFORM UNIVERSITY OF STUDENT'S ELIGIBILITY TO GRADUATE

The Department will send notification of graduation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies AFTER successful completion of ORAL EXAMINATION and the PROJECT REPORT is submitted to the Graduate Student Advisor.  The Department will check as to whether the student has met the departmental requirements for graduation

 

  

PAST TRANSCRIPTS

WHAT IS A PAST TRANSCRIPT

  • A past transcript is your transcript from a degree program which was NOT earned at the University of Manitoba

 

WHO WILL OR WILL NOT ACCEPT A PAST TRANSCRIPT

  1. Licensing organizations will usually accept Past Transcripts from the ECE Department.
  2. Other post-secondary institutions will NOT accept Past Transcript from the ECE Department.  Usually, they will insist on an original, official, final transcript from the issuing institution.

 

HOW TO ORDER A PAST TRANSCRIPT

  1. Send an email to the Graduate Student Advisor
    1. SUBJECT:  PAST TRANSCRIPTS
    2. BODY OF THE EMAIL please include
      1. your full name
      2. your student number
      3. the institution and contact person to whom you want us to send your Past Transcripts
  2. We will mail out your Past Transcript as soon as we're able -- Please allow at least 1-week to process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT COURSE OFFERINGS

REGISTRATION (Annual)

ACADEMIC GUIDELINES

ECE SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS

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

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)

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  1. MANDATORY:
    1. Summer Registration
    2. Progress Reports
    3. Academic Integrity Tutorial 
    4. ASG--Advisor Student Guidelines 
    5. Continuous Registration 
  2. LEAVES OF ABSENCE
  3. FAILED GRADES
    1. What to do
    2. Grade Appeals
    3. Student Advocacy
  4. SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES
    1. Advance Credits (4.4.5)
    2. Transfer Credits (4.4.6)
    3. Transfer to Ph.D. (5.1.3)
  5. PROGRAM TRANSFERS:
    1. M.Sc. to Ph.D.
    2. M.Eng. to M.Sc.
    3. M.Sc. to M.Eng.
    4. Ph.D. to M.Sc.
  6. CHANGE REQUESTS
  7. Transfer Credits
  8. CO, IP, Incomp, Course Extension
  9. Deferred Exam Form 
  10. Concurrent / Dual Registration
  11. Voluntary Withdrawal
  12. Authorized Withdrawal

RESEARCH INTEGRITY

-- Plagiarisms Software: iThenticate

RESEARCH ETHICS & COMPLIANCE

-- Templates, Guidelines, & Forms

ENVIRONMENT 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. FGS Miscellaneous
  6. FGS EMERGENCY LOANS
  7. Funding & Award $$
  8. TA Wage Scale
  9. 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. Plagiarism 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. Mobile Print
    2. HEALTH / DENTAL Benefits
      --  Opt-Out
    3. U-PASS  
      --  Opt-Out

ECE GRAD STUDENT GROUP (ECE GSA)

ENGINEERING STUDENT GROUPS

 


MANITOBA / CIC INFO / SERVICE CANADA

MANITOBA PROVINCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE
(Canadian Students ONLY)

  1. Health Card
  2. Benefits
  3. Online Enrollment

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE

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 (APEGM)
Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba

 


CONFERENCE PAPER / THESIS HELP

FGS WRITING STYLE: Papers, Thesis, etc.

APA STYLE

  1. APA Style
  2. APA Basic Style Guide
  3. APA Style Tutorial
  4. MPA STYLE

MLA STYLE

  1. MLA Style
  2. MPA STYLE

IEEE Writing Style: IEEE Papers

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

HELP FORM 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