Occasional Student Graduate Program

 

 

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: ONE (1) ACADEMIC YEAR
(01 September to 31 August of the following year)
PROGRAM REGISTRATION PERIOD: 01 September to 31 August of the following year
RE-APPLICATION: Students MUST RE-APPLY EACH YEAR to stay in this program
TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE: Tentative Acceptance by a professor in ECE is  REQUIRED
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAM: To allow qualifying students to attend graduate courses with no intention of proceeding towards an advanced degree at the University of Manitoba



 

OCCASIONAL STUDENT -- DEFINITION

An Occasional Student is a student wishing to take graduate courses with no intention of proceeding towards an advanced degree at the University of Manitoba.

 

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Occasional students must meet the following minimum requirements for admissions consideration

  1. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE REQUIRED
    • usually in Electrical or Computer Engineering
    • Other Engineering disciplines will be considered
    • Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science will be considered
  2. MINIMUM GPA: A minimum 3.0 GPA or is required
  3. PROFESSOR ACCEPTANCE: 
    1. Tentative acceptance by a professor in the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering is required PRIOR to the submission of an Online Application Form. 
    2. This tentative acceptance is only for the acceptance to the Occasional Student program for this specific admissions.  This tentative acceptance
      1. Is NOT acceptable for FUTURE Occasional Student programs after the finish of this Occasional Student program period 31 August
      2. DOES NOT mean this professor accepts the student to further Graduate Programs:  other Occasional applications, Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Ph.D., etc.
  4. DEPARTMENT APPROVAL
    1. The approval of the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering REQUIRED.
    2. Approval or Rejection by the Department is a procedure performed only through the submission of an Online Application Form
  5. FACULTY APPROVAL:  
    1. The approval of the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Graduate Studies is a procedure performed only through the submission of an Online Application Form
    2. English Language Exam -- Qualifying English Language Exam scores may be required when ...  
      1. The applicant received their degrees in COUNTRIES whose official language is NOT ENGLISH
        • This is a requirement regardless of residency or citizenship
      2. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/139.html  
  6. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:   http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/required_docs.html  
  7. APPLICATION DEADLINES:  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/programs/ece.html 
  8. ONLINE APPLICATIONS:  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/index.html

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

  1. Occasional students must write final examinations for all courses in which registered (unless auditing)
  2. The Occasional Students Program is a ONE ACADEMIC YEAR (01 September to 31 August)  
    • Regardless of when the applicant enters the Occasional Student Program the program ENDS EACH 31 AUGUST
    • Occasional students must re-apply to the Graduate Program each year
    • Renewal of Occasional Student Status is NOT AUTOMATIC
      1. Fill-in an Admissions Application from the FGS site
      2. After submitting the Online Admissions Application and papying the Processing Fee, email the Graduate Advisor so we can begin to look for your application. Your email must include the following information
        1. The application number, it will begin with "GS"
        2. Your full name, as it appears in your Admissions Application
        3. The Professor in our Department who has given you tentative acceptance
    • Application PROCESSING TIME is 6-8 weeks.
    • Occasional Students may enroll-in ONLY Graduate-Level courses in ECE

 

FEES

Students are charged:

  1. Per credit hour for each course
    1. Please contact the Registrar's Office directly for pricing
    2. Registrar:  https://umanitoba.intelliresponse.com/topQuestions.jsp  
  2. Other regular Graduate Student Fees

 

PROGRAM LENGTH & STAYING IN THE PROGRAM (Registration)

  1. PROGRAM LENGTH: ONE Academic Year (September 1 to August 31)
  2. STAYING IN THE PROGRAM: Students wishing additional time in the Occasional Student must re-apply by the end of EACH Academic Year -- BEFORE 31 AUGUST of EACH YEAR
    • EXAMPLE: If you were admitted in the Winter Term (January) and wish to take a course in the following Fall Term (September), you must submit a NEW ONLINE ADMISSIONS APPLICATION and pay the Processing Fee

 

TRANSFERRING TO A DEGREE PROGRAM

In special circumstances, an Occasional Student may apply for permission to proceed to a degree program.

  1. Tentative acceptance by a professor in the Dept. of ECE is REQUIRED PRIOR to the submission of an Online Admissions Application and pay the Processing Fee
  2. Applicants must meet the MINIMUM admissions requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  3. GPA Calculation is accomplished using the grades from the Applicant's last 60-credit hours or equivalent. 
    1. Grades earned while in the Occasional Student may also be used to calculate GPA.
  4. Transfering credits from an Occasional Student program is NOT AUTOMATIC
    1. If approved by the Professor, Department, and Faculty of Graduate Studies, the applicant may transfer 1/2 the credit hours of the program he/she is applying to.
      1. EXAMPLE:   If the applicant wishes to enter a 12-credit hour program, up to 6-credit hours may be transferred into that program.
  5. Fees paid by a student while registered as an occasional student are not transferable, at a later date to a degree program
  6. There are NO GUARANTEES that the Occasional Student will be accepted into a degree program in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.

 

 

 

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.

 

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...

TEACHING ASSIST. HANDBOOK  

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