Electrical and Computer Engineering

Established in 1983, the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Electrical and Computer Engineering (OCIECE) combines the research strengths of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Ottawa and the departments of Electronics and of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University.

The Institute offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Applied Science (MASc), Master of Engineering (MEng) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Institute is one of the participating units in the collaborative program in Science, Society and Policy.

Studies made for you

Options with this program
Languages

This program is only offered in English.

Course examples
  • Deep Learning and Reinforcement
    Learning
  • Ethics for Design, AI, and Robotics
  • Data Encryption
  • Adaptive Control 

Check out the full courses list

  • Topics in Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Television
  • Communications Network Management

Enhance your studies

Research

Key research themes are:

  • Computer communications, multimedia and distributed systems
  • Computer-aided design for electronic circuits
  • Computer and software engineering
  • Digital and wireless communications
  • Microwave and electromagnetics
  • Signal, speech and image processing
  • Integrated circuits and devices
  • Systems and machine intelligence
  • Photonics systems
  • Biomedical engineering
CO-OP

Experience your future career and help fund your studies with the CO-OP program. With the Co-operative Education (CO-OP) Program, you can gain hands-on experience in your field of study while you complete your degree.

Examples of tasks at work

  • Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD-CAM)
  • Consulting
  • Equipment operation and maintenance
  • Manufacturing techniques and processes
  • Marketing
  • Modelling and simulation

Salary (hourly)

  • $ 14 - $ 34

Learn more:

CO-OP for Engineering students

CO-OP for students in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Scholarships and bursaries

If you are looking for ways to finance your studies, the Faculty of Engineering and the University of Ottawa offer a lot of scholarships that could help you fund your studies. The University also offers financial support to help students reach their full potential.

To find what fits your needs best, please visit the Award and financial support website.

Things to know

Admission requirements

Are you interested in this program? Check out the below sections to get ready and ensure that you meet all the requirements before applying.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree with a specialization, or a major in electrical and computer engineering (or equivalent) with a minimum average of 70% (B).

Note: International candidates must check the admission equivalencies for the diploma they received in their country of origin.

Language requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree with a specialization, or a major in electrical and computer engineering (or equivalent) with a minimum average of 70% (B).

Note: International candidates must check the admission equivalencies for the diploma they received in their country of origin.

Opportunities with this degree

If you have specific questions about this field or can't find the information you are looking for in below sections, we invite you to get in touch with the Graduate Studies Office or the Career Development Centre.

Career Opportunities
  • Hardware designer
  • Computer applications engineer
  • Embedded microsystems engineer
  • Wireless and network systems technical manager
  • Software developer
  • Systems engineer
  • Electronics and chip designer
  • Electromagnetics engineer
  • Communications engineer
  • Signal-processing engineer
  • Product engineer
  • Automation engineer
  • Avionics engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Power systems and renewable energy engineer
Pursue your studies

Please visit the Professional Development Institute website if you are interested in developing various skills that could help you in taking your career to new heights.

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