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    Faculty

    • Price Faculty of Engineering
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    Degree

    • Master of Science
    • Master of Engineering

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    Expected duration

    • 2 years

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    Program options

    • Pre-master's program

Program details

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers programs of coursework and research leading to Master of Science and Master of Engineering degrees.

Expected duration: 2 years

Tuition and fees: One year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

While both programs offer graduate-level training in the field, the MEng program is industrially-oriented and aimed at practicing engineers who wish to continue their studies on a broad basis, while the MSc degree is attained through coursework and thesis.

Master of Science

MSc students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework, complete a thesis, make an oral presentation on the completed thesis to the examining committee, and pass an oral examination.

Master of Engineering

MEng students must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework, including a minimum of 9 credit hours at or above the 7000 level from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and an advisor-approved engineering project and proposal. The effort involved in this project should be at least the equivalent of 6 credit hours of coursework.

Sample course offerings

  • ECE 7010: High Voltage Techniques and Insulation Design Criteria
  • ECE 7050: Switching and Automata Theory
  • ECE 7076: Advanced Electric Machines and Drives
  • ECE 7190: Micromachining and MEMS Technology
  • ECE 7210: Fractal and Chaos Engineering
  • ECE 7230: Artificial Neural Circuits and Networks
  • ECE 7330: Experimental Methods for Electronic Materials
  • ECE 7920: Human Physiology for Engineers
  • ECE 8110: Digital Systems Design
  • ECE 8230: Pattern Recognition and Scene Analysis
  • ECE 8400: Intelligent Systems

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Admission requirements

Qualification for admission to the electrical and computer engineering graduate program is contingent on first receiving tentative acceptance from an academic advisor who will accept you into their research group.

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Master of Science

To qualify for admission to the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program, you must normally:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be accepted by an academic advisor

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Master of Engineering (terminal degree)

To qualify for admission to the Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering program, you must normally:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be accepted by an academic advisor

Courses, in area of concentration, are used to evaluate the admissibility of students into this program.

Please note: A student may not go on to a PhD program with a Master of Engineering (terminal degree).

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Pre-master's admission requirements

In specific cases where the academic background of the student is judged to be insufficient, the department may recommend that the student be admitted to a pre-master’s program of study. The pre-master’s program is designed to bring the student’s standing to approximately the level of an Honours graduate in the ECE department, and to provide any necessary prerequisites for courses.

The pre-master’s program is not meant for those students with GPAs below the university's or department's minimum requirement or who have not passed an English language examination.

How to apply

Before submitting an application for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, you must first find a faculty advisor who will accept you into their research group. Be sure to follow the complete instructions for gaining tentative acceptance from an advisor provided on the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering page.

The electrical and computer engineering master's programs accept applications for Fall, Winter and Summer admission. Applications are submitted online and must include the following before they will be reviewed by the admissions committee:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Uploaded copies of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Statement of intent
  • A letter (email confirmation is acceptable) of an agreement with a faculty member who has agreed to serve as your advisor
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if required

Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.

Application deadlines

Canadian and US applicants

Term Application deadlines Apply
Fall 2021 May 1, 2021 Apply for Fall 2021 (Canada/US)
Winter 2022 September 1, 2021 Apply for Winter 2022 (Canada/US)
Summer 2022 January 4, 2022 Apply for Summer 2022 (Canada/US)
Fall 2022 May 1, 2022 Apply for Fall 2022 (Canada/US)

International applicants

Term Application deadlines Apply
Winter 2022 June 1, 2021 Apply for Winter 2022 (International)
Summer 2022 October 1, 2021 Apply for Summer 2022 (International)
Fall 2022 February 1, 2022 Apply for Fall 2022 (International)

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

graduate.admissions@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9377
Fax: 204-474-7553

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Price Faculty of Engineering
Room E2-290 Engineering & Information Technology Complex
15 Gillson St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6

dean_engineering@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9809
Fax: 204-275-3773