Graduate programs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering focus on research- and investigation-oriented education and training. Therefore, the relationship between the graduate student and the supervisor is of fundamental importance. See the ECE Graduate Student Supervisory Relationship and the FGS Responsibilities in the Supervisory Relationship Policy for further information.
Visit current graduate courses to view ECE graduate courses that are tentatively offered. Subject to the approval of the student's supervisory committee and the appropriate Faculty regulations, a certain amount of the course work for each program may consist of 400-level undergraduate courses taken from within ECE and/or graduate courses offered by other departments.
All ECE graduate students are required to participate in the Graduate Seminar course every year of their program. The objective of seminar courses is to expose graduate students to different areas of research and to provide a forum for presenting their research findings. These courses involve attending and presenting a certain number of seminars. Seminars attended off-campus can be counted towards the course requirements if the subject falls within the scope of the Faculties of Science and Engineering. Refer to the ELEC 509 syllabus for Master's students and ELEC 609 syllabus for PhD students for further information about the seminar courses.
Annual Progress Report
Current graduate students are expected to present their supervisor with an annual report outlining the progress achieved during the past year and the work proposed for the coming year. The deadline for submitting the report to the supervisor is August 1. This report may be circulated to the supervisory committee.
Ph.D. Candidacy Exam
All PhD candidates must complete a candidacy examination. Please take a few moments to look over the following syllabus of ELEC 693 Candidacy Examination course. These are presented as guides only. Students should consult with their supervisor for complete details.
ELEC 693 Candidacy Examination
Degree Completion Steps
Current students who require a letter for study permit renewal, visa for a conference, etc., can complete a Letter Request form and put in the Graduate Secretary's mailbox in EOW 448.