STEP 1: DO YOU QUALIFY

 

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

Although acceptance into a Graduate Program is based mostly on academic merit, you MUST review all requirements before taking the next step


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:  Admiss., Application, Intake, 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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NOTE:  ADMISSIONS EVALUATION

Acceptance or Admissions into the ECE graduate program is dependent on numerous factors and is NOT AUTOMATIC with the submission of a application, tentative acceptance from a professor in our Department, or minimum GPA.  Applications and Interviews are evaluated on a variety of factors which may include, but not limited to space availability; academic history; publications; research history and background; performance history in courses in the student's research/study area, mature, safe, and responsible behavior; good judgement/common sense; ability to work with confidential information; ability to follow instructions, rules, & procedures; ability to work with others (including but not limited superiors, co-researchers/co-students, outside firms, staff, etc.); availability of funds; preset evaluation factors (English language exam scores, etc.); professor recommendations; GPA; etc..

 

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4-YEAR BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Engineering, Medicine/Medical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science Students:    ALL APPLICANTS MUST hold, at least, a 4-Bachelor's degree OR equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution and accredited program. Individual Research Groups and Programs may require additional degrees or credentials, please confirm other requirements with the professor with whom you wish to conduct research.

  1. ND, HND, Post-Graduate Diploma, 3-Year Bachelor's Degree:
    1. REQUIRED -- 4-YEAR BACHELOR'S DEGREE:  In order to apply to the ECE Graduate Program at the University of Manitoba, we require successful completion of a Bachelor's program in Engineering, Medicine/Medical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and/or Computer Science from a 4-years Bachelor's program at a recognized university from an accredited program.
    2. 3-YEAR BACHELOR'S DEGREE:   In most cases, students who have earned a 3-years Bachelor's Degree must, as well, have successfully completed an additional
      • 1-year M.Sc. Program OR
      • 1-year Honours Program OR
      • Successfully completed a number of  A-Level Examinations

QUALIFICATION OF AN EXTRA YEAR PROGRAM:   The Honours Program or A-Level Examinations are reviewed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies to verify minimum acceptance.

TRANSCRIPTS:  Transcripts of the extra program (M.Sc., Honours, or A-Level) are required for review

  1. POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMAS: 
    1. At minimum, a Bachelor's Degree is required along WITH a Post-Graduate Diploma.
    2. A Post-Graduate Diploma is NOT CONSIDERED either a Bachelor's or Master's Degree.  A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required to apply to the graduate program.
  2. ND (National Diploma):  
    1. The National Diploma will generally exempt a student from the first 2-years of study in a 4-year bachelor's degree program.  This definition may vary if the N.Dip. depending on where the N.Dip was earned
    2. The Faculty of Graduate Studies reviews and determines the acceptability and status of the N.Dip.
  3. HND (Higher National Diploma):   The attainment level is one above that of a Higher National Certificate (HNC) and one below that of a Bachelor's degree.  It is usual for HNDs to cover roughly the same area as the first two levels of a bachelor's degree.

 

 

TERMINAL DEGREES

Terminal Degrees are advance degrees without a research paper only coursework. 

EXAMPLE:  If you completed a coursework only master's program -- no research paper was defended, reviewed, or submitted.

Usually, at the University of Manitoba, ECE Graduate Program, you would need to begin your graduate studies at the Master of Science level.

 

 

GRE

The Graduate Program in Electrical & Computer Engineering DOES NOT require GRE scores for admissions. 

 

 

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

The minimum GPA required for admissions is normally 3.5 in the last 60-credit hours of study (or equivalent) from an accredited/recognized post-secondary institution.

 

  1. GPA CALCULATION INFORMATION
  2. GPA CALCULATION PRIOR TO APPLICATION:  
    1. GPA CALCULATION:  The Department does NOT calculate GPAs in advance of tentative acceptance from a professor in the Graduate Program Electrical & Computer Engineering.  The request must come directly from the professor, NOT from the applicant.  Desirable GPAs are usually first-class or second-class (division 1) honours.
    2. GRADUATE GPA ASSESSMENT:
      1. INTERNATIONAL TRANSCRIPTS
      2. CANADIAN / U.S. TRANSCRIPTS
    3. BEFORE APPLYING: 
      1. Students may calculate their GPA prior to submitting a Admissions Application
      2. These calculation are tentative, not official calculation
    4. HOW WE CALCULATE GPA
      1. CANADIAN or U.S.TRANSCRIPTS
        • We calculate GPA using only the LAST 60-Credit Hours from the student's Bachelor of Science transcripts 
      2. INTERNATIONAL TRANSCRIPTS
        1. We use only the LAST 2-YEARS of study or equivalent from the student's Bachelor of Science transcripts
        2. If a Master's Degree is held, the Master's program is weighted as ONE YEAR of Study another one-year or equivalent is taken from the student's Bachelor of Science transcripts
        3. PROVISIONAL GPA CALCULATIONS
          1. GRADE SHEETS (if issued):
            1.  What is a GRADE SHEET -- A Grade Sheet is an official document from the issuing institution informing other institution how they calculate GPA and the value of their grades
            2. Upon the receipt of Official Transcripts we will calculate the Student's GPA using the Grade-Sheet provided by the issuing institution
          2. GRADES EARNED AFTER INITIAL ASSESSMENT
            • In cases where grades are issued AFTER the initial assessment, the university will re-calculate the Admissions and Award GPAs
          3. STUDENTS WITH PROVISIONAL OFFER OF ADMISSIONS
            • An OFFICIAL OFFER OF ADMISSIONS may NOT be given to students with low GPAs earned either prior to, or AFTER THE -RE-CALCULATION of the GPA
  3. SECOND CLASS DEGREE:
    Usually, GPAs calculated and determined to be "Second Class" may be too low for Admissions to the Graduate Program.  Please ask the Academic Advsior offering you Tentative Acceptance.
  4. GPAs BELOW 3.5:  Unfortunately, we may not be able to offer admissions to students with GPAs below 3.5
    1. GPA CALCULATION:  
      1. Admissions & Award GPAs are calculated in accordance to the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Graduate Studies' regulations.
      2. Final approval and "Offer of Admissions" rests with the Faculty of Graduate Studies
    2. WES:  We do NOT accept WES (World Education Services) evaluations
    3. LOW GPAs we cannot offer
      1. Conditional Acceptance
      2. Pre-Master's Admissions
    4. LOW GPAs and FUNDING
      • Usually, students with low or lower GPA do not qualify for funding
    5. We CANNOT negotiate admissions requirement
    6. We CANNOT negotiate the manner in which GPAs are calculated
    7. We require minimum GPAs for Engineering, Computer, or Other ENGINEERING RELATED COURSES related to your research including but not limited to advance mathematics. These courses will be evaluated by the professor offering tentative acceptance.

 

 

 

PRE-MASTER DEFINITION

The University of Manitoba's Pre-Master's program allows students from another study area to enroll in courses needed to bring the student's academic background up to a level which the Department and Academic Advisor deems acceptable to conduct research in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at a graduate level. 

  1. Tentative acceptance from a professor in the Dept. of  Electrical & Computer Engineering is REQUIRED
  2. Minimum GPA Required for admissions to the Pre-Master's program:     3.5
    • The PRE-MASTER's program is NOT meant to be used to assist student's in raising their GPAs
  3. A Bachelor's Degree is REQUIRED
  4. STUDENT WHO WOULD USE THIS PROGRAM
    1. Students who graduated from a 3-year Bachelor's program and who DID NOT
      1. Pass the necessary A-Levels
      2. Successfully complete a Master's Program in ECE
      3. Successfully complete an Honours Program in ECE
      4. et al.
    2. Students who received at least a Bachelor's Degree in another discipline
      1. Other Engineering disciplines
      2. Physics
      3. Mathematics
      4. Computer Science
      5. i.a.
  5. OTHER DETAILS

 

DISCLAIMER:   Neither Tentative Acceptance nor the completion of the Pre-Master's program guarrantees admissions to the ECE graduate program

 

 


ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Prospective students who are required to submit qualifying English language scores regardless of immigration status are those students

  • whose first language is not English OR
  • who were internationally educated OR
  • whose country's official language is not English

Waivers may also be applicable to students who completed a degree program in a country whose official language is English. Waivers are not necessarily given to students who completed a degree program from an institution whose progarm in English-based.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  1. AGING: English Language Score VALIDITY: 
    English Language exam scores may NOT be more than 2-years old
  2. Applications submitted WITHOUT QUALIFYING ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCORES
    WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED until scores are received.
  3. WHICH EXAM CAN I USE?   Recognized English language exams & qualifying scores:  
    http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/139.html  
  4. EXEMPT COUNTRIES: List of countries exempt from language exams:  
    http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/english_exemption_list.html 
    1. GRADUATION from a degree program found in a COUNTRY  whose official language is ENGLISH
      Applicants who completed a recognized Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. from an recognized, post-secondary institution in a COUNTRY whose OFFICIAL language is English USUALLY, but not in all cases, qualifies the applicant for exemption from submitting a qualifying English Language score.

      REVIEW BY THE FACULTY is required.
    2. MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION IS IN ENGLISH
      Unfortunately, if the medium of instruction of an institution found in a NONE English speaking country it does NOT QUALIFY for an exemption to the English Language requirement. 
  5. PERMANENT RESIDENTS, REFUGEE CLAIMANTS, PROVINCIAL NOMINEES
  6. ADDITIONAL INFO:
    http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/engineering/departments/ece/pros_students/grad/language.html

 

 

 

TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE BY A PROFESSOR

TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE:  

  • WHAT IS TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE? 
    • TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE is the tentative or provisional acceptance by a professor (Academic Advisor). 
    • This professor will ask you to submit an ONLINE ADMISSIONS APPLICATION to join his/her research group. 
    • ALL Graduate Students, regardless of program (M.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.) must receive TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE from a professor
  • WHY DO I NEED A TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE FROM A PROFESSOR? 
    The professor offering you TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE is the person who...
    • will review your Online Admissions Application
    • will recommend ACCEPTANCE or REJECTION to the Graduate Program
    • can tell you about funding & scholarships
    • will let you know when you can begin your graduate program (Fall, Winter, Summer)
  • CAN I SUBMIT AN APPLICATION WITHOUT TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE? 
    • You may, however we cannot guarrantee that anyone will review your ONLINE ADMISSIONS APPLICATION
  • PROFESSORS RECOMMEND ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION:   
    • to review your request for TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE please see what information you should send each professor from whom you are requesting TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE.  Please see "WHAT TO SEND A PROFESSOR
    • The Professor will recommend acceptance or rejection of your admissions application to the Department and Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS).  
    • FINAL ACCEPTANCE is tentative pending further review by the Department and Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS). 
  • FINAL OFFER OF ADMISSIONS IS DETERMINED BY THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES (FGS)
    • The Final Offer of Admissions will be sent to your Self-Service Account
    • Notification of Final Offer of Admissions is approximately 4 to 16 weeks after the submission of an Online Admissions Application depending on the completeness of the application
  • QUALIFYING ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXAM SCORES

 

Please see STEP 4:  Contact a Professor in ECE

 

 

 

PROCESSING TIME

The processing of an Admissions application is 4 to 16 weeks depending on the time of the Academic Year and documents sent by the student.

  • Applications submitted which are missing documents for evaluation will take longer to process
  • Applications submitted without QUALIFYING ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCORES are NOT processed until qualifying scores are received.

 

 

 

FINAL EVALUATION/ACCEPTANCE

Final Admissions Evaluation AND Offer of Admissions is offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.   

Applicants may be considered for and offered CONDITIONAL or PROVISIONAL admissions until final TRANSCRIPTS, DEGREE CERTIFICATES, and/or other documents are recieved HOWEVER...

  • Should the FINAL TRANSCRIPTS indicate a GPA lower than the minimum required for Admissions -- ADMISSIONS WILL BE DECLINED
  • Should the FINAL TRANSCRIPTS indicate a GPA lower than the minimum required for Scholarship -- SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE DECLINED
  • Students WILL NOT be allowed to REGISTER until FINAL DOCUMENTS are received the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) 

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER

Neither Tentative Approval for admissions by an academic advisor within ECE nor 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.