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A diverse array of programs

The Graduate studies programs in EECS offer a research-intensive, well-supported, congenial environment for graduate students. We offer studies leading to the degrees of Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science (including a non-thesis, project-based specialization in Artificial Intelligence), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as well as Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Electrical and Computer Engineering. These degree programs consist of courses and research conducted under faculty member supervision. Our internship program offers a combination of industry and academic experience for students.

Our department also runs, jointly with the Department of Computational Arts, a Graduate Program in Digital Media, offering studies leading to the degrees of Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Digital Media. The program provides the opportunity to do specialized hybrid research work, uniquely combining computational science and artistic practices. Work in digital media focuses on a broad range of current and emerging forms of digitally supported media, with applications that range from computer games to interactive art.

For entry into Fall 2022, our application is available October 15— February 15. One of the mandatory application materials is the supplementary application form, which is linked below.

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Programs

MSc in Computer Science

The MSc in Computer Science is a 20-month program with a research-intensive thesis option or a course-intensive project option.

The MSc in Computer Science with Specialization in Artificial Intelligence focuses on theory and applications of artificial intelligence, culminating in a research project in partnership with organizations in the public or private sector. It is meant to prepare students to apply AI concepts in the workplace. AI-based studies can be carried out in both the general stream and the AI specialization: the former is a funded thesis-based program for all topics in Computer Science that can lead to doctoral studies, while the latter is a non-funded project-based program of specialization.

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Setup used to test thermal properties at the nanoscale

MASc in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The MASc in Electrical and Computer Engineering is a 20-month program with a thesis. The studies are in the fields of Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering.

PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is a 4-year research-intensive program culminating in a dissertation. The studies are in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering.

Admissions process

Student intake for all programs at EECS takes place once a year in the Fall Term. Applications open in October each year for entry in the following September. The application can be found here. Besides a web form and application fee payment, all other items listed for upload are mandatory (such as academic transcripts and degree certificates, statement of purpose, CV). Note that one of the required steps is to upload our program’s Supplementary Application Form – this can be downloaded here, and you can subsequently upload it on the application portal as one of the required documents. The supplementary application form will ask you to specify the preferred research area and supervisory faculty member – this is important information, as faculty members chose perspective students to be admitted among the pool of eligible applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements (refer to course pages linked above for requirements). You will also be required to provide 3 academic letters of reference. In order to do so, you will be asked to provide the email address of your referees. The system will email your referees with a link that referees can use to fill their assessment. No other form of reference letter will be accepted.
The selection process is complex and it will take several months from the application deadline date, in light of the typically high volume of applications we receive. You can check the status of your application on your MyFile application portal. Please do not solicit updates on the status – as soon as a decision on your file is made, you will see it on the application portal.

Financial support

We offer competitive funding packages to all full-time students who pursue a thesis or dissertation throughout the nominal length of the program.