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

 2 years
 full time
 on campus
 Course Based

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta

$ 5,459 

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Program Description

  • The University of Alberta offers MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus, course-based program offered on a full-time basis.
    • The MEng program requires a minimum of 24 (8 single-term graduate courses or equivalent), of which 15 (5 single-term courses or equivalent) should be in the student’s major field of interest and a project.
    • The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers 3 graduate programs:
      • MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Course-Based).
      • MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Thesis-Based)
      • PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Thesis Research-Based). 
    • The program helps students to develop the skills they need to dream of and invent the technology of the future.
    • The University provides students with a unique hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs and instruction from the award-winning faculty in world-class facilities.
    • Graduate students are an integral part of the department, acting as researchers and teaching assistants and get the opportunity to broaden their knowledge through interdisciplinary projects.
    • The department is a leader in research and innovation and offers a joint MBA/MEng degree program with the School of Business and the student-faculty ratio of this program is 21:1.
    • The university provides the flexibility to complete the program in a maximum of 4 years.
    • The experience students gain will be directly transferable to future academic work, public research, or a career in industry.
    • In recent years, ECE has become a world leader in nanotechnology research and has a strong partnership with one of the most advanced nanotechnology research centers i.e. the National Institute for Nanotechnology.
    • The department encourages students to apply for scholarships, fellowships, awards, and grants both internally and externally. 
    • The School of Engineering is one of the top five engineering schools in Canada and is home to 60 academic and 30 technical staff, focused on providing world-class education and cutting-edge research.
    • Job opportunities after MEng Electrical and Computer Engineering are Engineering Services Manager, Field Services Engineer, etc and the average salary goes up to 63,750 USD.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type Offered Master
    Duration2 years
    Fees$ 12,670 for 2 years
    Delivery TypeFull Time
    Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 15)
    Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
    Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta
    Program Url
    Average Salary (USD)$63750

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students must have a 4-year bachelor’s degree or its academic equivalent, from the University of Alberta or an academic institution, recognized by the University of Alberta in the related field.
    • The related fields include a UG degree in computer engineering, engineering science, mathematics, or other engineering fields.
    • Students have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (B+ Grade) on the University of Alberta's 4-point scale.
    • The GPA calculations are based on the last 2 full years of an academic 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, or its academic equivalent with 60% marks in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
    • Students must have a GPA of 3.0 (B Grade) out of 4.0 which is equal to 7.0/10 to 7.4/10 CGPA or 70% in the recent 2 years of full-time study.

    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 documents:

    • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
    • Transcripts: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
    • Degree Certificate: It provides proof of degree completion and must be an original copy issued by the institution with an official stamp or seal.
    • Three Letters of Reference: The online application system will notify the references and allow the student to upload their letters. Letters can be academic or business references.
    • Personal Statement: This is a short statement (approximately one page) that details why the applicant is pursuing graduate studies with this department, their research interests, and why they would be a suitable candidate.
    • Research Proposal: 2-5 page description of the proposed research project, outlining the relevant legal issues, preliminary arguments, and the proposed research methodology.
    • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL or other test scores.

    Application Deadline

    Mar 15

    Scores Required

    90 / 120

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2
    Tuition fees$5459$5459
    Health and wellness$420$420
    Other fees$456$456
    Total fees$6335$6335

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Housing$ 10,800
    Food$ 2,700


    QS World University 2020

    Ranked #101/ 500

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering [ International ]

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
    UAlberta Master's Entrance Scholarship Variable Yes 07 Apr, 2020
    Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) $8,312 Yes N/A
    (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
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
    BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
    Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
    Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
    Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
    Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
    Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
    VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
    Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
    JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
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    VISA & Work Study


    • 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 Study Permit
      • 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

    Students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

    On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work a number of hours per week on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

    Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work a number of hours per week off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Graduates of this program may find employment opportunities in sectors such as:

    • Engineering Services Manager
    • Field Services Engineer
    • Electrical Engineer
    • Electromagnetic Engineer
    • Electrical Engineer/CEO

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