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Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #281 (QS) ,
Established in 1983, Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Electrical and Computer Engineering (OCIECE) combines the research strengths of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Ottawa and the departments of Electronics and of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University.


University of Ottawa, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Members of the Institute are involved in ten main research fields: computer communications, multimedia and distributed systems; computer-aided design for electronic circuits; computer and software engineering; digital and wireless communications; microwave and electromagnetics; signal, speech and image processing; integrated circuits and devices; systems and machine intelligence; photonics systems; and, biomedical engineering.

Further information is posted on the departmental websites.Most of the courses in the graduate programs are offered in English. Research activities can be conducted either in English, French or both, depending on the language used by the professor and the members of his or her research group.In accordance with the University of Ottawa regulation, students have a right to produce their work, their thesis, and to answer examination questions in French or in English.

The program is governed by the regulations and procedures for Joint Graduate Programs and the general regulations of the graduate faculty at each of the two universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Software Engineering Project Management
  • Virtual Environments
  • Quality of Service Management for Multimedia Applications
  • Multimedia Compression, Scalability, and Adaptation
  • Network Routing Technologies
  • Planning and Design of Computer Networks
  • Cross Layer Design for Wireless Multimedia Networks
  • Design of Distributed System Software
  • Design and Testing of Reliable Digital Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B
Recommended score: B

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Be the holder of a bachelor’s degree with a specialization, or a major in electrical and computer engineering (or equivalent) with a minimum average of 70% (B).
  • Demonstrate a good academic performance in previous studies as shown by official transcripts, research reports, abstracts or any other documents demonstrating research skills.
  • Provide at least two confidential letters of recommendation from professors who are familiar with the applicant’s work.
  • Provide a statement of purpose indicating their career goals and interests in the proposed research area.
  • Be proficient (understand, speak and write) in English. Most of the courses in these programs are offered in English. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9817 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9817 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3504 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3504 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Ottawa

  • 1168 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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