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Computer Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #701 (QS) ,
The Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Computer Engineering is a course-based graduate program which prepares its graduates for further post-graduate study or for careers as Computer Engineers in sectors such as telecommunications, information technology, software development, and digital hardware design.


  • The degree will provide participants with a balanced background in computer hardware and software and an in-depth knowledge of important applications areas, such as software development, hardware design, telecommunication systems, computer networks, and parallel computing.
  • The duration of this program is normally 16 to 20 months (4 to 5 semesters).
  • The total credit requirement for this program is 36 credit hours. The courses are divided into core courses, elective courses and a project course. The core is designed to provide the students with advanced concepts and hardware/software skills in the area. The electives give more in-depth information on application areas. The project should be taken in the last two semesters.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Computer Engineering Project A
  • Computer Engineering Project B
  • Computer Engineering Fundamentals
  • High Performance Computer Architecture
  • Advanced Digital Systems
  • Advanced Computing Concepts for Engineering
  • Information Theory and Coding
  • Software Design and Specifications
  • Advanced Data Networks
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Nonlinear Image Processing & Analysis
  • ASIC Design
  • Advanced Concurrent Programming
  • Digital Communications
  • Embedded and Real-Time Systems Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MASc in Computer Engineering program, the minimum requirements will normally be a second-class degree in computer engineering, information and computer science, electrical and information engineering, computer information technology or other relevant area of study from a university of recognized standing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1644 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 822 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1264 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 632 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for St. John's

  • 1159 - 1710 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Selected highly-qualified students will receive an Entrance Scholarship. The top two ranked students after the first two semesters will be awarded In-Program Scholarships. No need to apply to either scholarship.

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