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Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Graduate Secretary: Jan Compain

Phone: (306) 966-5382

Department of Electrical Engineering
Room 2B60 Engineering Building
University of Saskatchewan
57 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A9

“The Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate program has given me the opportunity to further develop my skills in the area that I love. In particular, the Digital Design Research Group has allowed me to study state-of-the-art technology, and I feel that the program is preparing me to be part of the “Next Big Thing”. There is also a very strong bond among the professors, the staff and the students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and this creates a very friendly working environment for everyone.”

Cinnati Loi
Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. student and M.Sc. graduate

Electrical & Computer Engineering

The department offers programs leading to Postgraduate Diploma (P.G.D.), Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). The department has well equipped research and teaching laboratories, and allows either experimental or theoretical research projects. Students may be involved in a specialized research-oriented activity, collaboration with industry, or research centres in Canada.

Our graduate programs provide advanced studies and research in major fields. These are all full-time programs.

The areas of research in which a student may choose to study include:

  • Communication Engineering
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Electromagnetics
  • Embedded Systems
  • Energy Systems and Power Electronics
  • High Voltage (HV) Engineering
  • Nano-Systems Research (Micro-electro-mechanical systems - MEMs)
  • Pattern Recognition and Computational Intelligence
  • Wireless Communications and Mobile Networking

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Students applying for the programs are encouraged to explore the research expertise of our faculty and contact faculty members directly to inquire about their willingness to act as a potential supervisor. 

Send the following to the Graduate Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering:

  • Two official copies of your academic transcript(s): photocopies are fine at the time of initial application.
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least one from a professor familiar with your scholarly work.
  • A curriculum vitae or resume

International students must provide proof of English proficiency

All candidates must also submit a brief statement of research interest. 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Canadian applicants should submit their pre-qualification form before June 30 for September admission and before October 15 for January admission.  International applicants should submit their pre-qualification form before March 30 for September admission and before July 31 for January admission. 

If invited to apply, documents should be received approximately 1 month after your invitation is received

The Department does, on occasion, accept students starting in May.

FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS

In their applications, students should identify their financial status and state if attendance is contingent on receiving financial aid. The department employs about 20 graduate students as marking assistants and a limited number of scholarships, research fellowships and teaching assistantships are available. There is a keen competition for this financial support.  Applications for Departmental Scholarships, Research Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships may only be submitted after a student has been admitted.

P.G.D. +

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A four-year degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 65% U of S grade system equivalent) in the final two years of full-time study (e.g. 60 credit units) in the undergraduate program.

M.Eng. +

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A four-year degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% U of S grade system equivalent) in the final two years of full-time study (e.g. 60 credit units) in the undergraduate program.

M.Sc. +

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A four-year degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% U of S grade system equivalent) in the final two years of full-time study (e.g. 60 credit units) in the undergraduate program.

Ph.D. +

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A Master's degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% U of S grade system equivalent) in the final two years of full-time study (e.g. 60 credit units)
  • Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study, and research.