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Master of Engineering (M.Eng. Co-op Optional)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The M.Eng degree is a course-based program where students are required to complete a number of courses

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 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.

Our Master of Engineeing (MEng) program has two related goals. First, it seeks to enable students to enhance their knowledge and skills in key areas of electrical and computer engineering to a level at which they will be able to lead the implementation the technologies of today. Second, it seeks to enable them to develop an understanding of the principles that underlie these technologies, so that they will be able to critically evaluate future advances in the state-of-the-art, and to lead creative applications of these advances to develop innovative products and services that address the needs of local, national, international and global communities. This program, which offers a wide range of specializations, requires a successfully complete seven graduate half courses or equivalent.

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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

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 a program of 7 graduate half courses (or equivalent), of which at least four must be 700-level and up to two 600-level courses approved by the department; these courses may be taken on a part-time basis. Two of these 600-leel courses can be taken in the final undergraduate year at McMaster for graduate credit. For full time students, this program can be finished in a year and a half.

Please check the Graduate Calendar to see all courses offered at the 600-/700-level.

Admission Requirements

If English is not your native language, to be eligible to apply to Graduate School you must complete an English proficiency test. See the minimum scores required for admission.

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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.

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