Electrical and Computer Engineering - MASc at Waterloo

At a glance:

Graduate research fields

  • Antennas, Microwaves and Wave Optics
  • Biomedical
  • Circuits and Systems Including Computer - Aided Design
  • Communications and Information Systems
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI)
  • Power and Energy Systems
  • Quantum Information
  • Silicon Devices and Integrated Circuits
  • Systems and Control
  • Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)
  • Wireless Communication

Minimum admission requirements

  • The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering requires either (i) a 75% overall standing in the last two years, or equivalent, in a relevant four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent or (ii) a 75% overall standing or equivalent, in a relevant four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent, as the minimum requirement for admission to a Master's program for applicants educated at a Canadian institution. A 75% overall standing or equivalent, in a relevant four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent is the minimum requirement for admission to a Master's program for applicants educated outside of Canada.
  • At the time of admission, each student must have a faculty supervisor who has endorsed the recommendation for admission.
  • Two references, at least one academic
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 80 (writing 22, speaking 20, reading 20, listening 18) IELTS 6.5 (writing 6.0, speaking 6.0)

Approximate tuition, fees, and living costs

  • Canadian and permanent resident students, full-time: $2,254.00 tuition and $470.90 incidental fees per term (as of January 2020)
  • International students, full-time: $7,042.00 tuition and $682.90 incidental fees per term (as of January 2020)
  • Study and living costs

Application deadlines

  • January  11, 2020 (for admission in September 2020)
    • Admission to this program is extremely competitive. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their application package by January 11 for priority consideration. The final deadline for completed application packages is February 1.
  • June 1, 2020 (for admission in January 2021)
  • October 1, 2020 (for admission in May 2021)