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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  33147Enrollment

Master of Engineering [M.Eng] (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

 1.5 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
 Course Based

$ 24,750 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • McMaster University offers MEng Electrical and Computer Engineering for a duration of 18 months.
  • It is an on-campus, co-op (optional), course-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The MEng program is available with 2 different options:
    • The MEng-Project which consists of a combination of courses and a project.
    • The MEng-Course which consists of only course work.
  • In this program, students are required to complete a 7 graduate half-courses (or equivalent), of which at least 4 must be 700-level and up to two 600-level courses approved by the department.
  • The different research areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering program are:
    • Biomedical information technology
    • Computer-aided design
    • Image Processing and Multimedia
    • Microwaves and Photonics-Optoelectronics
    • Networks and Signal Processing
  • Firstly, this program enables students to enhance their knowledge and skills in key areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering at which students will be able to lead the implementation of the technologies of today.
  • Second, it seeks students to develop an understanding of the principles that underlie these technologies, so that they will be able to critically evaluate future advances in the state-of-the-art.
  • The co-op program helps students to increase their academic learning skills and the student-faculty ratio of this program is 6:1.
  • McMaster University is home to the best laboratories and brightest minds in the country who work every day to improve human and societal health and well-being and ranks 6th in the country in the research intensity.
  • The department is ranked as one of the best departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering both nationally and internationally. 
  • The Faculty member of the department is regular award winners including the prestigious Premier Research Excellence Award (PREA), OCUFA teaching award, McMaster Students Union Teaching Award, etc.
  • Job opportunities after MEng Electrical and Computer Engineering are Machine learning, engineer, Multimedia programmer, etc and the average salary goes up to 68,160 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration1.5 years
Fees$ 49,500 for 1.5 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Program Urlhttps://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/ece/programs/degree-options/meng/electrical-and-computer-engineering#...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete a bachelor’s degree or a related degree from a recognized university.
  • The related fields include a UG degree in computer engineering, engineering science, applied computing, applied mathematics, computer information systems.
  • Students must have a minimum B grade (70-72%) to enroll in this 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 3-year UG degree must have a substantial background in computer science or software engineering or a related field.
  • Students must have a B- minimum average grade, based on a full-year equivalent of final year courses.

Submission of GRE scores is not compulsory for this program, however, if students have given the GRE exam then it is recommended to submit the scores (minimum 300) for a better 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.


Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Academic or Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 15


Scores Required

92 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

60 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE

309 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$24750$24750

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food (on-campus)$ 9,195
Housing (off-campus)$ 4,860

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #201/ 600

Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a Study Visa to study in Canada.
  • If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and is valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canad and to get the SIN, students will need to bring a passport and study visa.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Valid Passport
    • Official Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

Students need a work-Study visa to work in Canada. Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in 4 situations:

  • on-campus employment
  • co-ops employment
  • working off-campus
  • post-graduation work visa

The McMaster Work Program gives students opportunities to work on campus during the fall/winter terms and over the summer.

  • First-year international students are not eligible for the fall/winter work program but can apply for the summer after their first year and every year beyond.
  • International students with a valid study visa are eligible to participate in McMaster’s work programs.
  • Students can work Part-time at a maximum of 10 hours per week in the fall and winter terms.
  • Students can work Full-time of 35 hours per week and part-time over the summer.

Career and Placement after Course

Job opportunities in MEng Electrical and Computer Engineering are:

  • Clinical technologist
  • Fire risk assessor
  • Land-based engineer
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Management consultant
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Project manager
  • Technical author



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