STEP 4: CONTACTING PROFESSORS

BEFORE formally submitting an admissions application ALL applicants MUST contact a professor (Academic Advisor) and obtain tentative acceptance from a professor who might accept you into his/her research group REGARDLESS of the type of degree you're seeking

Should you have questions please contact us by EMAIL ONLY.    Unfortunately, we cannot respond to phone calls. 


STEP 1:  Do You Qualify

STEP 2:  Select Your Graduate Program

STEP 3:  Identify a Research Topic

STEP 4:  Contact a Professor in ECE

STEP 5:  Admissions Application / Deadlines

5A. Univ. of Manitoba Graduates

5B. Applicants: Non-Univ. of Manitoba

STEP 6:  Review & Admissions Notification

STEP 7:  Official Documents Required

 

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REQUIRED:  TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE

ALL prospective ECE graduate student applicants are required to obtain tentative acceptance from a professor in our Graduate Program prior to submitting an online admissions applications REGARDLESS OF THE GRADUATE PROGRAM YOU HOPE TO ENTER (M.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.).

The professor from whom you receive tentative acceptance is the person reviewing your Admissions Applications.  We cannot guarrantee that anyone will view your Admissions Application unless you FIRST OBTAIN tentative acceptance from a professor in ECE.

The professor is the person

  • who will initially review your academic background, research intent, previous experience, and C.V.
  • with whom you may discuss funding
  • who will recommend your application for acceptance or rejection

 

NOTE:  Regardless of a professor's recommendation, final admissions results rests with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 

 

 

INTAKE PERIOD:

When shall I request Admissions / When can I begin my Graduate Program?

Please discuss your Admissions period with your Academic Advisor (the professor offering you tentative acceptance).  The INTAKE PERIOD of graduate students is determined by the Academic Advisor (PROFESSOR).

 

  

 

HOW TO CONTACT PROFESSORS
(Tentative Acceptance)

  • TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE
    1. OBTAIN TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE from a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
      1. WHAT IS TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE:  Tentative Acceptance is the acceptance by a professor allowing you to apply to that professor's research group ONLY a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering can review your transcripts (courses, grades, etc.) and recommend your application for acceptance by the Department.  This acceptance is tentative as your documents must be review further by the Department and Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS).
      2. CONTACTING A PROFESSOR:
        1. Contact professors by EMAIL only
        2. Contact only professors in your research or study areas.
        3. In ALL cases, when contacting professors please EMAIL professors the following:
          1. photocopies of your transcripts
          2. your C.V.
          3. a brief, 1-page description of your intended research
    2. Once your paperwork has been reviewed by a Professor in the Dept. of  Electrical & Computer Engineering you will be asked to submit an online application or the Professor will decline your paperwork.  You may try to find another professor who might give you tentative acceptance.
    3. Once you are asked to submit an online application the Department will review your paperwork further (transcripts, C.V., research intent, recommendations, etc.) and make recommendations to Faculty as to whether or not you might be a candidate for the graduate program.
    4. The Faculty will review the applicant's admissions application and make final recommendations.   Final admissions is approved and offered by FGS through your Self-Service Account.
  • FINDING A PROFESSOR
    1. You may contact all professors who you feel are in your area of proposed research area
    2. A list of our professors may be found BELOW
    3. READ the brief research information under each professor's name and, if there is a link to his/her website please also view that.  If the description seems to match your proposed research please feel free to contact the professor by EMAIL ONLY
  • CONTACTING A PROFESSOR
    1. Please contact ALL professors by EMAIL ONLY -- do not phone
    2. Your email should include the following...(see below "What do I send a professor")
  • NO RESPONSE

If you do not hear back from a professor in ~8-weeks that professor is not interested in your application at this time.

 

 

 

OUR PROFESSORS

 

PROFESSORS: LIST & RESEARCH

LIST OF ECE PROFESSORS:
http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/engineering/departments/ece/staff/academics.html

General information regarding professors and their research may be found at the above URL -- view this site to see the professors' lab pages, their students, publications, etc. 

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFO:  RESEARCH GROUPS (LABS) & PROFESSORS

 

 

 

WHAT DO I SEND A PROFESSOR:

In order to initially evaluate your academic merits, language skills, experience, and understanding of your proposed research please send the following information

  •  WHAT TO SEND A PROFESSOR
    1. C.V.
      • include all publications, posters, conference participation, etc.
      • include all honours, awards, acknowledgements, etc.
      • include all jobs pertaining to Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, etc. and briefly state what you did while on-the-job
    2. TRANSCRIPTS: All post-secondary transcripts
    3. STATEMENT OF RESEARCH INTENT
      • A Statement of Research Intent is a preliminary summary of your research project
      • Please write a brief, succinct Statement of Research Intent -- the Statement should not be longer than 2-pages, double-spaced.
      • IF YOU HAVE SEVERAL RESEARCH INTERESTS please customize your Statement of Research Intent for each professor with whom you are interested in working.
  • WHEN WILL I RECEIVE A RESPONSE
    • Professors usually respond within about 8-weeks
      If you do not hear back from a professor in about 8-weeks, that professor may not be interested in your application at this time

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER:

Neither Tentative Approval for admissions by an academic advisor within ECE or the submission of an application and payment of processing fees guarantees 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 in making sure that the instructions and procedures are followed for the proper submission of an Admissions Application which includes obtaining Tentative Acceptance from a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in advance of the submission of an official admissions application.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:   It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that he / she holds the current and correct documents required by the IRCC to enroll as a graduate student in Canada.  Additionally, International students must conduct themselves in accordance to IRCC rules and regulations.