Electrical and Computer Engineering

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Course-based program

Program overview

If you’re interested in advancing your career, the MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering is an effective way to get there. Often taken on a part-time basis, this program is ideal for students who aspire to gain more knowledge beyond their bachelor’s degree. The program can be completed in two years of full-time study. Part time, you would have up to six years to fulfill your requirements. You’ll find yourself part of a vibrant learning community, being mentored by academics who are focused on teaching you how to find practical solutions to real-world problems. As a purely course-based professional degree, the program prepares you for career advancement in companies across any sector. You’ll be equipped to help your company find increasingly digitized engineering solutions.

Completing this program

  • Courses: 10 courses are required to complete this degree. Students have the flexibility to select topics based on their interests. These may include virtual environments, data mining, intelligent control, VLSI and SOC, multidimensional signal processing and more.
  • General engineering courses: Students may select up to three general engineering courses as part of the 10 courses required. Topics include innovation and entrepreneurship, ethics, law and the engineering profession, project management and engineering tools.



Depending on your focus, you could work as an electrical engineer, software engineer or computer engineer.

A course-based master’s degree in electrical and software engineering is usually considered a final degree.

Course-based program

10-12 courses, depending on specialization and course arrangement

Learn more about program requirements in the Academic Calendar

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

1-2 years full-time; 6 years maximum; part-time available


No supervisor is required

Fees and funding

MEng degrees are self-funded.

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.

Admission requirements


A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

Minimum education

A four-year baccalaureate degree in electrical and/or computer engineering, or an equivalent degree, from a recognized institution.

Work samples



One official copy of your final transcript (and degree certificate if degree is not clearly stated on transcript) in a signed, sealed envelope from the institution attended. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the online application for initial evaluation purposes. Admission offers, however, are conditional upon receipt of official transcripts.  

  • Official transcripts can be mailed to us directly from the institution, or they can be mailed to you directly and you can send them to us yourself
  • We will not accept unsealed official transcripts as official

Reference letters


Test scores


English language proficiency (ELP)

An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:


We make offers to qualified applicants on a rolling basis – as they come in. That means our high-demand programs can fill up well in advance of the application deadline.

Don’t wait to apply. If you are interested in this program, apply early.

For admission on September 1:

  • April 15 application deadline

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

Learn more about this program

Department of Electrical and Software Engineering

Schulich School of Engineering
ENC 205, Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

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Schulich School of Engineering

University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

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