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What will I learn?

People with a bachelor degree who want to advance their careers by boosting their skills should consider the Electrical and Computer Engineering (MEng Thesis) degree. The research-based program usually takes two years of full-time study beyond a bachelor’s degree, placing students in a vibrant community of researchers who are focused on finding practical solutions to real-world problems. As a professional degree that is purely course-based, the program helps students get the credentials they need to work in high-tech companies. Positions can include research and development engineer, system/network architect, system designer, system engineer, application engineer, application developer and software architect.

Students who want to advance their careers should consider the Electrical and Computer Engineering (MEng Course) program, which is often taken on a part-time basis. Ideal for students who aspire to gain more knowledge beyond their bachelor degree, the program usually takes four to six-years of part-time study. Students will be part of a vibrant community of researchers who are focused on finding practical solutions to real-world problems. As a professional degree that is purely course-based, the program prepares students for careers in high-tech companies in positions such as research and development engineer, system/network architect, system designer, system engineer, application engineer, application developer, and software architect.

This program enables students to complete their degree requirements in as little as eight months – the fastest graduate degree we offer. It is ideal for working professional engineers who are seeking to develop their software engineering skills. With preparation courses built in to the program, if needed, students with no software engineering experience can get up to speed before taking the core degree courses. Those students would complete their degree in 12 months, with three preparation courses and 10 core courses over three terms.

Specializations

Software Engineering
Energy and Environment (Interdisciplinary)
Environmental Engineering (Interdisciplinary)
Energy and Environmental Systems (Interdisciplinary)

Outcomes and next steps

Electrical energy, electronics, control, and instrumentation, telecommunications, information and communications technology, computer, software, oil and gas, medical, biomedical, automotive.

A master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.

Software engineer in public and private sectors, consulting industry or management.

A course-based master’s degree in electrical engineering is usually considered a final degree.

Which department am I in?

Schulich School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Eight months to one year full-time)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,220.00 (US$ 13,110) per year
CAN $16,220 Program fee for first 12 months of study; International Continuing Fee: CAN $3,693; General fee 12 months of study: CAN $1,830
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Schulich School of Engineering

EEEL 403, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary,

2500 University Drive NW,

CALGARY,

Alberta (AB),

T2N 1N4, Canada

Full Time (Two years full-time; six years maximum;)

Tuition fees
CAN $19,464 for program completion in 12 months ; International Continuing Fee: CAN $3,693; General fee 12 months of study: CAN $1,830
Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

Schulich School of Engineering

EEEL 403, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary,

2500 University Drive NW,

CALGARY,

Alberta (AB),

T2N 1N4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the grade of 3.0 (B+) on a 4-point scale in third and fourth year-level course work. English language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 86 with no section less than 20 (Internet-based) or 560 (paper-based); International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with no section less than 6.0 (Academic version); Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB) score of 80, or higher; Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 59, or higher (Academic version).

For international students

Students Minimum education with a four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.

GPA: A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

English Language Requirements

  • TOEFL score of 86 with no section less than 20 (Internet-based) or 560 (paper-based).
  • IELTS score of 6.5 with no section less than 6.0 (Academic version)
  • MELAB score of 80, or higher
  • PTE score of 59, or higher (Academic version)
  • By successfully completing Tier 3 of the University of Calgary's International Foundations Program

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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