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UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO - [UW], WATERLOO, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Waterloo, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1957Established Year
  35156Enrollment

Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D] (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

$ 10,458 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering program allows students to complete their degree in 2 years.
  • This program is offered on a full-time basis and it will also be offered on a part-time basis.
  • This course includes the following research areas:
    • Antennas, Microwaves and Wave Optics
    • Biomedical
    • Circuits and Systems Including Computer-Aided Design
    • Communications and Information Systems
    • Computer Hardware
    • Computer Software
    • Nanotechnology
  • This program is offered as a thesis-based.
  • The students to faculty ratio for this program is 14:1.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is Waterloo's largest academic department, with over 2,500 students, 86 full-time faculty members and more than 50 supportive staff.
  • In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs in electrical engineering and computer engineering, ECE provides academic expertise and support to Waterloo's multidisciplinary mechatronics, nanotechnology, and software engineering programs.
  • The University of Waterloo ranks #2 in Canada for engineering according to U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities 2019.
  • The job opportunities after this program that students get are:
    • Software Developers
    • Web Developers
    • Power Engineer
    • Electrical Engineer
    • Transit Technology Systems Engineer
    • Industrial Electronics Specialist
    • Medical Device Developer, etc., with an average salary of 57,520 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration2 years
Fees$ 22,962 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 11)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
Program Urlhttps://uwaterloo.ca/discover-graduate-studies/programs/electrical-and-computer-engineering-phd

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must be qualified with a  thesis-based master’s degree in a related field from a recognized institution.
  • In addition, those admitted must have completed the equivalent of a senior-level course in the area of theoretical Electrical and Computer studies.
  • Minimum grade point ‘A’ (83%) is required to enroll in this program.
  • A Master's degree obtained without a full research thesis is normally an inadequate qualification for admission to the Ph.D. program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a 3-year UG degree with a first-class from a NAAC-accredited institution.

Submission of GRE scores is not compulsory for this program, however, it is recommended to submit a minimum 309 for better a chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More


Required Document List

Followings are the required documents:

  • Official Transcripts: Students need to submit their copy of their original transcripts. Official transcripts are printed on security paper with the University of Waterloo seal and signature of the Registrar.
  • Statement of Interest: Statement of interest is one of the few ways to describe that faculty have to understand the student's motivation, the seriousness of purpose, and their level of commitment to the discipline.
  • Reference Letter:  Students will choose letter writers that will be able to comment on their academic record as well as other experiences or relevant skill sets. 
  • CV/Resume:  Students should probably provide a resume, a copy of their transcripts, as well as a copy of their statement of interest, and other relevant application material.
  • English Language Requirement Scores like TOEFLIELTS,..etc.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 11

Winter
Jun 01

Spring
Oct 01


Scores Required

80 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fee$10458$10458
Others$1023$1023
Total fee$11481$11481

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 7,200
Food$ 2,118

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #24/ 600

Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Waterloo Graduate Scholarship $719 Yes N/A
University of Waterloo Merit Scholarship $710 Yes N/A
Ontario Trillium Scholarship $28,961 Yes N/A
Robbert Hartog Graduate Scholarship $3,775 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
Hira and Kamal Ahuja Award in Engineering $6,000 Yes 01 Oct, 2020
Waterloo Women in Mathematics Graduate Scholarship $2,262 Yes N/A
QNX Graduate Scholarship $10,434 Yes N/A
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Variable Yes 03 Jan, 2021
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships $52,637 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but require a Student Visa.
  • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
    • Application for a Student visa
    • Letter of acceptance.
    • Proof of financial support.
    • Passport photos.
    • an Entry Visa to enter the country.
    • Visa to study or work in the country.
    • Resident Permit or registration after arrival in the host country.

Work Study

  • The work-study program offers part-time, on-campus jobs for full-time students with financial need.
  • Work-study jobs pay minimum wage or higher. Students can earn up to $2000 per term including vacation pay and benefits, and work a maximum of 10 hours per week.

Career and Placement after Course

Careers possible after this course are:

  • Software Developers
  • Web Developers
  • Power Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Transit Technology Systems Engineer
  • Industrial Electronics Specialist
  • Medical Device Developer


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