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Degree Requirements

Candidates for the MASc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering must complete four graduate three-credit courses, and write and successfully defend a Masters thesis.

Upon acceptance to the MASc program, the Candidate will meet with their thesis supervisor, who will advise them on the degree requirements and assist them in their course selection and research. Students are expected to complete their degree requirements in no more than five terms (twenty months). Students also are required to submit a Progress Report each term on December 31 (Fall Term) April 30 (Winter Term) and August 31 (Summer Term) until the completion of degree requirements.

For entry into Fall 2023, our application is available October 15 – February 15.

MASc Program Checkpoints

SupervisorBefore admittance
Supervisory committee selection3 terms3 terms
Course requirement2 terms3 terms
Thesis proposal3 terms4 terms
Thesis defence5 terms

No more than one course integrated with an undergraduate course (EECS 5XXX courses) can be used to satisfy degree program requirements.

A Candidate must conduct approved thesis research that demonstrates his/her research ability in the selected field of specialization under the general direction of a supervisor. Typically, the thesis will include a practical demonstration or implementation of the research work undertaken.

Graduates with an honours undergraduate degree or equivalent (typically a four-year program with full-time enrolment) from an accredited university in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering with at least a B+ average in the last two years of study, may be admitted as Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (MASc) program in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition, those admitted must have completed the equivalent of a senior-level project course or thesis in Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering. Significant industrial or research experience in Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering coupled with an honours undergraduate degree program or equivalent from an accredited university will be considered equivalent to an undergraduate Electrical, Computer or Software Engineering thesis.

Applicants must also satisfy specified requirements set out by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS), such as demonstrating competence in the English language. The following are the minimum English Language test scores (if required): TOEFL: 90-91 (iBT) or IELTS.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide.
Students must maintain continuous registration in the Program. A year (12 months) consists of three terms: fall, winter, and summer. Students are expected to complete the Master’s Programs in no more than five terms (20 months) and the Doctoral Program in no more than twelve terms (48 months). Leaving for more than 4 weeks a term requires the permission of both the program director and the dean of FGS. According to Faculty regulations, beyond the second year of MSc or MASc study, full-time students are automatically converted to part-time and are no longer eligible for financial support.
The MASc program covers a wide variety of sub-disciplines. For more information, see our Research Areas page.
Graduate Program Director: Professor Marcus Brubaker
Graduate Program Coordinator: TBD
Graduate Program Associate: Ciara Campbell
Our main office is located in the Lassonde Building, room 1012T.

Telephone: (416) 736-2100 extension 66183 
Fax: (416) 736-5872

By email: eecs-gradasst@yorku.ca

By Mail:
Graduate Programme in EECS, LAS 1012T
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3