A persons hands carefully work with electrical engineering equipment.
  • icon house

    Faculty

    • Price Faculty of Engineering
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

  • icon umachieve

    Degree

    • PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • icon umlearn

    Expected duration

    • 3.5 years

Program details

Expected duration: 3.5 years

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

Specific requirements for the PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering program vary based on each student's prior education. However, for all students, the program consists of coursework and a substantial research component. A minimum of 12-24 credit hours of coursework is required, including several required and recommended courses.

In addition to coursework, students must present, submit and defend a comprehensive thesis that constitutes a distinct contribution to knowledge in the field of study.

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 PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering program is contingent on first receiving tentative acceptance from an academic advisor who will accept you into their research group.

To qualify for admission to the PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering program, you must normally have completed a Master of Science degree in electrical or computer engineering with a recommended minimum GPA of 3.5.

Individual research groups and programs may require additional degrees, credentials, pre-requisites and/or more specific degree requirements.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

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.

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 PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering program accepts 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
  • Two letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)
  • 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.

Learn more

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