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Electrical and Computer Engineering



Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.A.Sc.



T. Aamodt, P. Abolmaesumi, K. Beznosov, K. Cheung, L. Chrostowski, E. Cretu, G. Dumont, A. Fedorova, S. Fels, R. Garbi, A. Ivanov, N. Jaeger, J. Jatskevich, L. Lampe, G. Lemieux, C. Leung, J. Madden, J. Marti, A. Mesbah, S. Mirabbasi, P. Nasiopoulos, A. Nojeh, M. Ordonez, K. Pattabiraman, M. Ripeanu, R. Rohling, S. Salcudean, P. Servati, S. Shekhar, B. Stoeber, K. Takahata, S. Tang, K. Walus, J. Wang, S. Wilton, V. Wong.

Associate Professors

C. Chen, S. Gopalakrishnan, M. Lis, D. Michelson, J. Rubin, M. Yedlin.

Assistant Professors

O. Di Matteo, X. Li, R. Liao, P. Nair, S. Oya, J. Salfi, M. Shahrad, C. Thrampoulidis, L. Wang.

Program Overview

The Ph.D. and M.A.Sc. Programs provide advanced study and research for graduates of electrical or computer engineering, engineering physics, physics, computer science or other related subjects. Some students may be required to supplement their graduate studies by taking specific undergraduate courses in electrical or computer engineering.

Facilities are provided for research in: communications and signal processing; computers and computer applications; digital system design, VLSI design and software engineering; electromagnetics; power systems and power electronics; solid state devices; microelectronics, nanoelectronics and optoelectronics; robotics and telerobotics; and systems and control.

Collaboration with other departments is facilitated by membership in the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratories (AMPEL), The Institute for Computing, and Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS).

Students should consult the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for information regarding courses to be offered. For details describing current research projects visit the Department.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the Ph.D. degree program normally possess an M.A.Sc. degree in electrical or computer engineering or a related area, with clear evidence of research ability or potential. Transfer from the M.A.Sc. to the Ph.D. program is permitted under regulations set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Program Requirements

The program includes a dissertation and 24 credits of approved courses. For those holding a master's degree or transferring from a master's program, appropriate credit will be given for courses completed.

Additional coursework may be selected in consultation with the student's supervisory committee. All doctoral students are required to complete a comprehensive examination successfully. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements.

Master of Applied Science

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the M.A.Sc. degree Program normally possess a B.A.Sc. degree in electrical or computer engineering or a related area, and must meet the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Program Requirements

The Program includes a 12-credit thesis plus a minimum of 18 credits of approved courses, 12 of which must be at the 500-level or above. At least 6 of the 18 credits should be taken in this Department. Students with degrees in subjects other than electrical or computer engineering take 12 credits in the Department.

Qualified students are admissible to programs leading to the M.A.Sc. on a part-time basis.

For information about the professional Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program, please visit the MEng Program. For more information about the Master of Engineering Leadership Program (MEL), please visit the MEL Program.

Contact Information

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
5500-2332 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604.822.1942
Fax: 604.822.5949


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