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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Overview

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the UOIT offers Master of Applied Science (MASc), Master of Engineering (MEng) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

These graduate programs allow a student to study a wide variety of areas associated with electrical and computer engineering. Focus areas of research included communications and signal processing, computer and software engineering, systems control, power engineering and electronics.

The MASc program is research-oriented and provides excellent preparation for a doctoral degree. The program entails a combination of course-based learning and a thesis that often involves original research.

The MEng program is a professional master’s program for upgrading and expanding technical skills and knowledge. It has an emphasis on course-based learning, sometimes accompanied by a major project.

The PhD program offers the highest academic degree, leading to careers such as a researcher in advanced technology development or a university professor. It involves a combination of academic coursework and a dissertation, which requires a significant and detailed body of original research leading to innovative new research outcomes.

Research Areas

Faculty members are involved in various areas of research. These include:
  • Statistical and Array Processing
  • Wireless Communications and Signal Processing
  • Satellite Communications
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Sensor and Information Networks
  • Computer Forensics and Network Security
  • Web Modeling and Optimization
  • Computer Networking
  • Networked and Distributed Control Systems
  • Haptics and Virtual Reality
  • Medical and Mobile Robotics
  • Automatic/Intelligent Sensing and Control
  • Power Engineering

Objectives of graduate degree programs

There are several objectives that are common to our graduate programs:
  • Depth — To provide students with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge required for the practice of, or for further advanced study in, their chosen field, including the engineering and scientific principles, analysis techniques and design methodologies. The studies are focused and scholarly, and at an advanced level.
  • Breadth — To provide students with the broad and advanced education necessary for productive careers in the public or private sectors and in academia.
  • Professionalism — To develop skills necessary for clear communication and responsible teamwork and leadership, and to inspire professional attitudes and ethics, so that students are prepared for modern work environments and for lifelong learning.

We strive to provide a learning environment that enables students to pursue their goals through graduate programs that are rigorous, challenging and supportive, that promote scholarship, and that facilitate discovery, application, integration and innovation.

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