Electrical and Computer Engineering

Master of Science (MSc)

Thesis-based program

Program overview

Students with a bachelor degree who aspire to grow their talents will enjoy the Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSc Thesis) program. The research-based degree usually takes students two years of full-time study beyond a bachelor’s degree, placing them at the heart of a group of like-minded researchers who are looking at challenging, real-world problems to find innovative, practical solutions. Successful students can go on to work in high-tech companies in positions such as research and development engineer, system/network architect, system designer, system engineer, application engineer, application developer, and software architect.

Completing this program

  • Courses: Topics may include virtual environments, data mining, intelligent control, VLSI and SOC, multidimensional signal processing and more.
  • Professional Development Courses: Students take two professional development courses on communication styles, presentation skills and more.
  • Software Engineering Specialization: Topics may include modelling and measurement of software performance, advanced software testing and more.
  • Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.

Specializations

Outcomes

Electrical energy, electronics, control, and instrumentation, telecommunications, information and communications technology, computer, software, oil and gas, medical, biomedical, automotive.

A master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.

Thesis-based program

Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.

Courses

Four to seven courses including three in the area of specialization

Learn more about program requirements in the Academic Calendar

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

Expected completion time 20 months; four years maximum; part-time available

Supervisor

A supervisor is required, but is not required prior to the start of the program

Fees and funding

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


Supervisors

Learn about faculty available to supervise this degree.
Please note: additional supervisors may be available. Contact the program for more information.


  1. Headshot

    Hatem Abou-Zeid

    Seeking Students
    6G Networking & Communications, Safe and Robust Machine Learning, Immersive Multi-Sensory Communications, Sustainability using AI and Optimization, Industrial Internet-of-Things
  2. Dr. Ann Barcomb

    Ann Barcomb

    Accepting Inquiries
    Software engineering, open source software, human and social aspects of software engineering, human factors, research methods, collaboration, community management
  3. Leo Belostotski

    Leo Belostotski

    Accepting Inquiries
    RF and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits and Systems
  4. Colin Dalton

    Colin Dalton

    Unavailable
    Electrokinetic Microsystems, Microneedles, Brain-machine interfaces
  5. Vahid Dehghanian

    Vahid Dehghanian

    Accepting Inquiries
    Signal Processing, Indoor Positioning, Wireless Positioning, Simultaneous Location and Mapping (SLAM)
  6. Gouri Ginde Deshpande

    Gouri Ginde Deshpande

    Accepting Inquiries
    Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Machine Learning, NLP, Data Analytics
  7. Steve Drew Portrait

    Steve Drew

    Seeking Students
    Distributed Learning Systems, Edge Computing, Container orchestration systems and AIOps, Blockchain Services
  8. Abraham O Fapojuwo

    Abraham O. Fapojuwo

    Accepting Inquiries
    5G and Beyond Wireless Networks, IoT Networking, Wi-Fi Networking, Vehicular Networking, Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer
  9. Behrouz Far

    Behrouz Far

    Accepting Inquiries
    Distributed software systems, Intelligent analytics
  10. Elise Fear

    Elise Fear

    Accepting Inquiries
    New approaches to imaging and sensing, Prototype systems, Imaging and sensing algorithms, Applications

Admission Requirements


GPA

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, or equivalent from a recognized institution.

Work samples

None

Documents

None

Reference letters

Two

Test scores

None

For the software engineering specialization

At least one year of experience in software development.

Background knowledge and interest in software engineering methods and concepts, and their applications.

An ability to design and develop software systems in either an academic or industrial setting.

Knowledge of object-oriented design and human-computer interaction.

4 courses and an applied software engineering project written up as a Master of Science thesis.

 


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:

Deadlines

For admission on September 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: Jan. 31 application deadline
  • International students: Jan. 31 application deadline

For admission on January 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: Apr. 30 application deadline
  • International students: Apr. 30 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

ICT (Information and Communications Technology) 402
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
403.220.7596

Contact the Graduate Program Administrator

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Schulich School of Engineering

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

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