Master of Engineering in Electric Power Engineering (MEng)

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The Master of Engineering in Electric Power Engineering (MEng) is an online degree program that provides state-of-the-art training, skill development, and education for power engineering personnel.

This program is an initiative from Waterloo's Power and Energy Systems Group, and receives support from Hydro One Networks Inc.

Program details

  • 9 courses
  • Online only
  • Part-time study
  • Normally, the program takes 3 years, or 9 terms to complete. However, students are allowed up to 5 years, or 15 terms to complete.

NOTE:  MEng students do not receive financial assistance; MEng students are self-funded.

Admission requirements

  • Honours Bachelor of Applied Science or equivalent degree (4 year)
  • Applying with domestic credentials:
    • A minimum 75% overall standing in the last two years of a four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Applying with international credentials:
    • A minimum 75% overall standing in a four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Documents required

NOTE: Graduate Records Examination (GRE) scores are not an application requirement for our graduate program, but can be submitted as part of your application package.

Application deadlines

Begin your application at least two weeks prior to the deadlines below to give your referees enough time to submit references on your behalf, and to ensure you have enough time to upload the documents required.

All applicants have the same deadline whether they are international (study permit), Canadian, or a Permanent Resident of Canada.

Application submission is currently open for the following start dates:

Start date Complete your application by

Spring 2023 (May 1, 2022)

Fall 2023 (September 1, 2022) February 1, 2023
Winter 2024 (January 1, 2024) June 1, 2023
Spring 2024 (May 1, 2024)  October 1, 2023

 ALL required documents must be uploaded by the deadline date. We recommend you upload your documents within two weeks of receiving your Waterloo ID Number so we can begin reviewing your application package.

Note: Admission decisions are not made on a first-come first-served basis.


Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ) web page which answers many common questions regarding admission into an Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate program. 

For any questions not answered on the FAQ page, e-mail the admissions coordinator. If you have submitted an application, please remember to include your 8-digit Waterloo ID Number in all correspondence.

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