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Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc. Co-op Optional)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The M.A.Sc. degree is a thesis-based program where students are required to complete courses in addition to writing and defending a thesis.

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Overview

McMaster’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department is ranked as one of the best departments of electrical and computer engineering both nationally and internationally. Faculty members are regular award winners including the prestigious Premier Research Excellence Award (PREA), OCUFA teaching award, McMaster Students Union Teaching Award, Booker Gold Medal, and the Signal Processing Society Education Award.

McMaster’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is home to The Centre for Research in Micro- and Nano-systems, a unique facility in North America offering fabrication, characterization and integration of different materials, components and devices at multiple length scales. For example, Nano-Bonding and –Interconnect System (NBIS) and Nanoimprinting Lithography System (NIL) provide fabrication and integration of nanometer scale structures and devices. Research using MNSL infrastructure spans from fundamental areas such as molecular interactions during bonding to applied relating to miniaturization of emerging systems for health and environmental applications.

In our Master of Applied Science (MASc) program, in addition to seeking to enable students to enhance their knowledge and skills, we also seek to provide an environment that fosters creativity and research excellence on an international scale in a particular field of electrical and computer engineering, and inspires students to a career of contributions to our communities through leadership of advances in the state-of-the-art in their fields of interest. The MASc program requires a candidate to successfully complete at least four graduate half courses or equivalent and to prepare a thesis embodying the results of the research taken on by the candidate.

 

Areas of Research

  • Biomedical information technology
  • Computer aided design
  • Optimization and Simulation
  • Communications
  • Computer Engineering
  • Image Processing & Multimedia
  • Microelectronics
  • Microwaves and Photonics-Optoelectronics
  • Networks
  • Signal Processing
  • National Microelectronics & Photonics Testing Collaboratory

Admission Requirements

If English is not your native language, to be eligible to apply to Graduate School you must complete an English proficiency test. The minimum scores required are listed on the Graduate Admissions page.

How to Apply

The application process, necessary documents and language requirements are discussed on the Graduate Admissions page.

Deadlines for Applications are listed on the Deadlines page.

Program Structure

Candidates for the degrees of M.A.Sc., M.Eng. and Ph.D. must present a seminar on a topic approved by the Department at least once during the course of their programs. Grading will be restricted to Pass/Fail.

The thesis or report submitted by the candidate must be defended orally at the conclusion of the study.

All graduate students are required to register for ECE 790: Graduate Seminars in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

A candidate is required to complete successfully at least four graduate half courses (or equivalent), of which at least two must be from among the 700-level graduate courses offered by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and to prepare a thesis embodying the results of the research taken on by the candidate.

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