Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Faculty Affiliation

Applied Science and Engineering

Degree Programs

Electrical and Computer Engineering

MASc

  • Fields:
    • Biomedical Engineering;
    • Communications;
    • Computer Engineering;
    • Electromagnetics;
    • Electronics;
    • Energy Systems;
    • Photonics;
    • Systems Control
  • Emphases:
    • Robotics​;
    • Sustainable Energy​​​

 

MEng

  • Emphases:
    • Analytics;
    • Biomedical Engineering;
    • Communications;
    • Computer Engineering;
    • Electromagnetics;
    • Electronics;
    • Energy Systems;
    • Engineering and Globalization;
    • Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE)​;
    • Identity, Privacy and Security (IPS);
    • Photonics;
    • Robotics​;
    • Sustainable Energy​​;
    • Systems Control

 

PhD

  • Fields:
    • Biomedical Engineering;
    • Communications;
    • Computer Engineering;
    • Electromagnetics;
    • Electronics;
    • Energy Systems;
    • Photonics;
    • System Control
  • Emphases:
    • Robotics​;
    • Sustainable Energy​​

Collaborative Specializations

​The following collaborative specializations are available to students in participating degree programs as listed below:

Overview

During the past few decades, we have witnessed exciting new discoveries and developments in almost every aspect of electrical and computer engineering, including microelectronics, computers, communication networks, photonics, alternative energy systems, robotics, and many others. At the intersection of computers and communications there are opportunities that are limited only by our imagination. Along with these highly visible developments, there are equally impressive achievements in building the theoretical underpinnings of the respective areas of knowledge. Graduate studies provide the highly qualified individuals who are the lifeblood of the research leading to these advances.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is engaged in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge across a wide range of areas of engineering and applied science — from the fabrication of atomic-level structures with special optical properties, through to the technologies that have revolutionized our world, such as microelectronics, computer systems, software, and networks.

The department conducts research in the following fields of study: Biomedical Engineering, Communications, Computer Engineering, Electromagnetics, Electronics, Energy Systems, Photonics, and System Control.

Contact and Address

Web: www.ece.utoronto.ca
Email: ecegradoffice@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-5804
Fax: (416) 978-1145

The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Toronto
Sandford Fleming Building
Room 1107, 10 King's College Road
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G4
Canada

Electrical and Computer Engineering: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Aarabi, Parham - BASc, MASc, PhD
Abdelrahman, Tarek - BSc, MSc, PhD
Adve, Raviraj - BTech, PhD
Aitchison, J Stewart - BSc, PhD
Amza, Cristiana - BS, MS, PhD
Anderson, Jason Helge - BSc, MASc, PhD
Austin, Lisa - BA, BSc, LLB, MA
Bardakjian, Berj - BSc, BEd, MASc, PhD
Betz, Vaughn - BSc, MS, PhD
Broucke, Mireille - BScEE, MS, PhD
Brown, Stephen - BSE, MASc, PhD
Chan Carusone, Anthony - BASc, PhD
Chau, Tom - PhD
Chechik, Marsha - BS, SM, PhD
Cheng, Hai-Ling - BSc, MS, PhD
Chow, Paul - BASc, MASc, PhD
Dawson, Francis - BSc, BASc, MASc, PhD
De Lara, Eyal - BS, MS, PhD
Draper, Stark - BA, PhD
Eleftheriades, George - DipIng, MSEE, PhD
Enright Jerger, Natalie - BSc, MSc, PhD
Frey, Brendan - BSc, MSc, PhD
Genov, Roman - BS, MS, PhD
Ghassemi, Marzyeh - PhD
Goel, Ashvin - BTech, MS, PhD
Gulak, Glenn - BASc, MSc, PhD
Hatzinakos, Dimitrios - DipIng, MSc, PhD
Helmy, Amr - BSc, MSc, PhD
Herman, Peter - BEng, MSc, PhD
Hooshyar, Ali - BSE, MSc, PhD
Hum, Sean - BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng
Iravani, Mohammad - BSc, MSc, PhD
Jacobsen, Hans-Arno - MCS, PhD
Johns, David Andrew - BASc, MASc, PhD
Kherani, Nazir - BASc, MASc, PhD
Khisti, Ashish - BASc, PhD
Kschischang, Frank - BASc, MASc, PhD (Associate Chair, Graduate Studies)
Kundur, Deepa - BASc, MASc, PhD (Chair and Graduate Chair)
Kwong, Raymond - SB, SM, PhD
Lehn, Peter - BScEE, MSc, PhD
Leon-Garcia, Alberto - BS, MS, PhD
Levi, Ofer - BSc, MSc, PhD
Li, Baochun - BEng, MSc, DPhil
Liang, Ben - BS, MS, PhD
Lie, David - BASc, MS, PhD
Liebeherr, Jorg - DipIng, PhD
Liscidini, Antonio - MSEE, DE
Lo, Hoi-Kwong - BA, MA, MS, PhD
Long, Fan - PhD
Maggiore, Manfredi - MS, PhD
Mandelis, Andreas - BSc, MA, MSc, PhD
Mann, Steve - BSc, BASc, MSc, PhD
Mojahedi, Mohammad - BSE, MS, PhD
Moshovos, Andreas - BSc, MS, PhD
Nachman, Adrian - BSc, MA, PhD
Najm, Farid - BE, MSEE, PhD
Ng, Wai Tung - BSc, MASc, PhD
Pavel, Lacra - BEng, PhD
Pekhimenko, Gennady - BS, MS, PhD
Plataniotis, Konstantinos - DipIng, MS, PhD
Poon, Joyce - BASc, MS, PhD
Popovic, Milos - DipIng, PhD
Prodic, Aleksandar - BS, MSc, PhD
Qian, Li - BASc, MASc, PhD
Rose, Jonathan - BSc, MASc, PhD
Ruda, Harry - BSc, PhD
Sargent, Edward - BEng, PhD
Sarris, Costas - BE, MS, PhD
Scardovi, Luca - MSc, PhD
Schroeder, Bianca - MSc, PhD
Sheikholeslami, Ali - BSc, MASc, PhD
Sousa, Elvino - BASc, MASc, PhD
Stumm, Michael - MS, PhD
Sun, Yu - BS, MS, MS, PhD
Tate, Zeb - BS, MS, PhD
Taylor, Josh - BS, SM, PhD
Trescases, Olivier - BASc, MASc, PhD
Triverio, Piero - BScEE, MS, PhD
Truong, Kevin - BASc, PhD
Valaee, Shahrokh - BScEE, MSEE, PhD
Veneris, Andreas - BSc, MSc, PhD
Voinigescu, Sorin - MS, PhD
Wong, Willy - BSc, MSc, PhD
Yoo, Paul - BASc, MSc, PhD
Yu, Wei - BASc, MSEE, PhD
Yuan, Ding - PhD
Zhu, Jianwen - BS, MS, PhD

Members Emeriti

Blake, Ian - BASc, MASc, PhD
Bonert, Richard - DipIng, DE
Cobbold, Richard - PhD
Davison, Edward - BASc, MA, PhD, ARCT
Dmitrevsky, Sergi - BASc, MASc, AM, PhD
Eizenman, Moshe - BASc, MASc, PhD
Iizuka, Keigo - BS, ME, MS, PhD
Kunov, Hans - MSc, PhD
Pasupathy, Subbarayan - BE, MPH, PhD
Salama, Andre - BASc, MASc, PhD
Semlyen, Adam - PhD, PhD
Smith, Kenneth - BASc, MASc, PhD
Smith, Peter - BSc, MSc, PhD
Vranesic, Zvonko - BASc, MASc, PhD
Wonham, Walter - BEng, PhD
Zaky, Safwat - BSc, BSc, MSc, PhD
Zukotynski, Stefan - MASc, PhD

Associate Members

Al Janaideh, Mohammad - PhD
Caldwell, Trevor - PhD
Chisholm, William - BASc, MEng, PhD
Dong, Min - BEng, PhD
Eckford, Andrew - BE, MASc, PhD
Gibson, Courtney - BASc, MASc
Lawryshyn, Yuri - DipIng, BASc, MASc, MBA, PhD
Ma, Tom - PhD
Makhzani, Alireza - PhD
Maljevic, Ivo - PhD
Pagiamtzis, Kostas - PhD
Papernot, Nicolas - BS, MSc, PhD
Savor, Tony - PhD
Shahbazpanahi, Shahram - PhD
Strauss, John - MD
Yazdani, Amirnaser - BSc, MSc, PhD
Zariffa, Jose - DrEng

Electrical and Computer Engineering: Electrical and Computer Engineering MASc

Master of Applied Science​

Program Description

The MASc provides students with an opportunity to pursue advanced studies in the particular area of interest and an opportunity to engage in research.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering or its equivalent from a recognized university.

  • High academic standing equivalent to a mid-B or better, normally demonstrated by an average grade in the final year or over senior-level courses.

Program Requirements

  • Each student's program of study must receive the approval of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and, in general, shall consist of a research or design project on which a thesis must be submitted.

  • During Year 1, students are required to attend the ECE Colloquium and complete JDE 1000H Ethics in Research (0.0 FCE).

  • Coursework. Normally, completion of 2.5 graduate full-course equivalents (FCEs) or five half courses. Students whose undergraduate preparation does not include the study of subjects deemed to be necessary for research in the chosen area will be required to complete additional courses.

  • Thesis. This thesis shall demonstrate the student's ability to do independent work in relating, organizing, and extending existing techniques where required, and in suggesting and developing new approaches to problems in an area of applied science and engineering.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Robotics or Sustainable Energy as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Electrical and Computer Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

Electrical and Computer Engineering: Electrical and Computer Engineering MEng

Master of Engineering​

Program Description

The MEng program is designed to provide professional training beyond the undergraduate level and to accelerate careers with specialized engineering expertise needed in business, government, and industry.

The MEng program can be taken on a full-time, extended full-time, or part-time basis.

 

Full-Time Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering or its equivalent from a recognized university.

  • High academic standing equivalent to a mid-B or better, normally demonstrated by an average grade in the final year or over senior-level courses.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Normally, completion of 4.5 graduate full-course equivalents (FCEs) or nine half courses for applicants with adequate undergraduate preparation. At least 2.5 graduate FCEs or five half courses must be drawn from graduate courses offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

  • Students may choose to complete an engineering project with an equivalent value of 1.5 FCEs. Students choosing the project option will be required to complete a total of 3.0 FCEs in addition to the project. In order to pursue the project option, the student must secure a professor who will act as the supervisor throughout the project.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Analytics; Biomedical Engineering; Communications; Computer Engineering; Electromagnetics; Electronics; Energy Systems; Engineering and Globalization; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE); Identity, Privacy and Security (IPS)​; Photonics; Robotics; Sustainable Energy; or Systems Control as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Electrical and Computer Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

3 sessions (typical registration sequence: F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years

 

Extended Full-Time Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering or its equivalent from a recognized university.

  • High academic standing equivalent to a mid-B or better, normally demonstrated by an average grade in the final year or over senior-level courses.

Program Requirements

  • Students are expected to complete the requirements in six sessions (two years) and are limited to six half courses per year and three half courses per session.

  • Coursework. Normally, completion of 4.5 graduate full-course equivalents (FCEs) or nine half courses for applicants with adequate undergraduate preparation. At least 2.5 graduate FCEs or five half courses must be drawn from graduate courses offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

  • Students may choose to complete an engineering project with an equivalent value of 1.5 FCEs. Students choosing the project option will be required to complete a total of 3.0 FCEs in addition to the project. In order to pursue the project option, the student must secure a professor who will act as the supervisor throughout the project.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Analytics; Biomedical Engineering; Communications; Computer Engineering; Electromagnetics; Electronics; Energy Systems; Engineering and Globalization; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE); Identity, Privacy and Security (IPS)​; Photonics; Robotics; Sustainable Energy; or Systems Control as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Electrical and Computer Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

6 sessions (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years

 

Part-Time Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering or its equivalent from a recognized university.

  • High academic standing equivalent to a mid-B or better, normally demonstrated by an average grade in the final year or over senior-level courses.

Program Requirements

  • Students normally complete the requirements in nine sessions (three years). They are limited to four half courses per year and two half courses per session.

  • Coursework. Normally, completion of 4.5 graduate full-course equivalents (FCEs) or nine half courses for applicants with adequate undergraduate preparation. At least 2.5 graduate FCEs or five half courses must be drawn from graduate courses offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

  • Students may choose to complete an engineering project with an equivalent value of 1.5 FCEs. Students choosing the project option will be required to complete a total of 3.0 FCEs in addition to the project. In order to pursue the project option, the student must secure a professor who will act as the supervisor throughout the project.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Analytics; Biomedical Engineering; Communications; Computer Engineering; Electromagnetics; Electronics; Energy Systems; Engineering and Globalization; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE); Identity, Privacy and Security (IPS)​; Photonics; Robotics; Sustainable Energy; or Systems Control as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Electrical and Computer Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

9 sessions

Time Limit

6 years

Electrical and Computer Engineering: Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD

Doctor of Philosophy​

Program Description

The PhD program is designed for exceptional individuals who intend to pursue a career in fundamental or applied research.

Applicants may enter the PhD program via one of three routes: 1) following completion of the University of Toronto master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized university; 2) transfer from the University of Toronto MASc program; or 3) direct entry for exceptionally qualified students with an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university.

 

PhD Program

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Admission may be granted for applicants with a University of Toronto master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with an overall average of at least B+, or its equivalent from a recognized university.

  • ​The department must be satisfied of the student's ability to do advanced research before admission may be granted.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Normally, students who enter the PhD with a master's degree will complete 2.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) not previously used for other degree credit. Students may receive a course reduction of up to 1.0 FCE depending on their PhD research needs in relation to their studies at the master's level. The number of required courses will be determined by the Associate Chair, Graduate Studies, in consultation with the PhD supervisor.

  • During Year 1, each student must:

    • pass a qualifying oral examination in the area of research;

    • attend the ECE Colloquium;

    • complete JDE 1000H Ethics in Research (0.0 FCE) if they have not already done so in a previous University of Toronto master's program.

  • Thesis.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Robotics or Sustainable Energy as pa​rt of their degree program. Please see det​ails in the Electrical and Computer Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

4 years

Time Limit

6 years

 

PhD Program (Transfer)

Transfer Requirements

  • Admission may be granted to applicants via transfer from the MASc to the PhD program, upon completion of 2.5 graduate full-course equivalents (FCEs) with an overall average of at least B+.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Normally, students who transfer from the MASc to the PhD will complete 1.5 graduate FCEs, in addition to courses completed while registered in the MASc program. Students may be required to complete up to 1.0 additional FCE depending on their PhD research needs in relation to their studies at the master's level. The number of required courses will be determined by the Associate Chair, Graduate Studies, in consultation with the PhD supervisor.

  • During Year 1, each student must:

    • pass a qualifying oral examination in the area of research;

    • attend the ECE Colloquium;

    • complete JDE 1000H Ethics in Research (0.0 FCE) if they have not already done so in a previous University of Toronto master's program.

  • Thesis.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Robotics or Sustainable Energy as pa​rt of their degree program. Please see det​ails in the Electrical and Computer Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

5 years​

Time Limit

7 years

 

PhD Program (Direct-Entry)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Admission may be granted by direct entry for exceptionally qualified students with an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university.

  • ​The department must be satisfied of the student's ability to do advanced research before admission may be granted.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 4.0 graduate full-course equivalents (FCEs).

  • During Year 1, each student must:

    • pass a qualifying oral examination in the area of research;

    • attend the ECE Colloquium;

    • complete JDE 1000H Ethics in Research (0.0 FCE) if they have not already done so in a previous University of Toronto master's program.

  • Thesis.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Robotics or Sustainable Energy as pa​rt of their degree program. Please see det​ails in the Electrical and Computer Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

Electrical and Computer Engineering: Electrical and Computer Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases

Emphasis: Analytics (MEng only)

To be admitted to the emphasis in Analytics, MEng students must first successfully complete a prerequisite course APS 1070H (0.5 full-course equivalent [FCE]).

Subsequently, to earn the emphasis, students must successfully complete four additional half courses (2.0 FCEs) from the list of core courses or elective courses. These must include at least one core course; the remaining courses must be selected from the list of elective courses.

Students must have completed the prerequisite course APS 1070H before taking any of the core courses.

Prerequisite Course

APS 1070H Foundations of Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Core Courses

CHE 1147H Data Mining in Engineering
ECE 1513H Introduction to Machine Learning (exclusions: CSC 411H, CSC 2515H, ECE 421H, ECE 521H, ECE 1504H)
MIE 1624H Introduction to Data Science and Analytics
MSE 1065H Application of Artificial Intelligence in Materials Design (exclusion: MSE 1063H)

Elective Courses

APS 502H, APS 1005H, APS 1017H, APS 1022H, APS 1040H, APS 1050H, APS 1051H, APS 1052H, APS 1053H,
CHE 507H, CHE 1108H, CHE 1148H, CHE 1434H,
CIV 1504H, CIV 1506H, CIV 1507H, CIV 1532H, CIV 1538H,
ECE 537H, ECE 1504H (exclusions: CSC 411H, CSC 2515H, ECE 421H, ECE 521H, ECE 1513H), ECE 1505H, ECE 1657H, ECE 1778H, ECE 1779H,
MIE 562H, MIE 1413H, MIE 1501H, MIE 1512H, MIE 1513H, MIE 1620H, MIE 1621H, MIE 1622H, MIE 1623H, MIE 1628H, MIE 1653H, MIE 1721H, MIE 1723H, MIE 1727H,
MSE 1063H (exclusion: MSE 1065H).

 

Emphasis: Biomedical Engineering (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete at least four courses from those listed below. Students may double-count one course at most towards any ECE emphasis.

  • Any JEB 14XXH course

  • ECE 1774H Sensory Cybernetics

  • ECE 2500Y MEng Project (topic in biomedical engineering; counts as one course towards the emphasis)

Students may include other biomedical engineering-related courses subject to the approval of the ECE Associate Chair for Graduate Studies.

 

Emphasis: Communications (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete at least four courses from those listed below. Students may double-count one course at most towards any ECE emphasis.

  • ECE 537H Random Processes

  • Any ECE 15XXH course

  • ECE 2500Y MEng Project (topic in communications; counts as one course towards the emphasis).

 

Emphasis: Computer Engineering (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete at least four courses from those listed below. Students may double-count one course at most towards any ECE emphasis.

  • ECE 516H Intelligent Image Processing

  • ECE 532H Digital Systems Design

  • ECE 540H Optimizing Compilers

  • ECE 552H Computer Architecture

  • ECE 568H Computer Security

  • Any ECE 17XXH course

  • ECE 2500Y MEng Project (topic in computer engineering; counts as one course towards the emphasis).

 

Emphasis: Electromagnetics (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete at least four courses from those listed below. Students may double-count one course at most towards any ECE emphasis.

  • Any ECE 12XXH course

  • ECE 2500Y MEng Project (topic in electromagnetics; counts as one course towards the emphasis).

 

Emphasis: Electronics (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete at least four courses from those listed below. Students may double-count one course at most towards any ECE emphasis.

  • ECE 530H Analog Integrated Circuits

  • Any ECE 13XXH course

  • ECE 2500Y MEng Project (topic in electronics; counts as one course towards the emphasis).

 

Emphasis: Energy Systems (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete at least four courses from those listed below. Students may double-count one course at most towards any ECE emphasis.

  • ECE 510H Introduction to Lighting Systems

  • ECE 514H Power Electronics: Converter Topologies

  • ECE 533H Power Electronics

  • Any ECE 10XXH course

  • ECE 2500Y MEng Project (topic in energy systems; counts as one course towards the emphasis).

 

Emphasis: Engineering and Globalization​ (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete four half courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) from the following lists, with at least two half courses (or one full course) taken from Group A.

Group A

APS 510H, APS 530H, APS 1420H, GLA 1000H, JCR 1000Y (full-year course)

Group B

APS 1015H, APS 1020H, APS 1024H, CHL 570​0H, JMG 2020H

Note: Students who choose to pursue an MEng project in their home department that aligns with the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN)'s disciplinary focus, as deemed by the CGEN Director, may count the project as one required Group B course.

Students who complete the requirements of the emphasis in Engineering and Globalization and wish to obtain a notation on their transcripts should contact the Faculty Graduate Studies office.

 

Emphasis: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in​ Engineering (ELITE)​ (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete any four of the following courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]):

Leadership

TEP 1010H, TEP 1011H, TEP 1026H, TEP 1027H, TEP 1029H, TEP 1030H, TEP 1501H, TEP 1502H

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

APS 1012H, APS 1013H, APS 1015H, APS 1023H, APS 1033H, APS 1035H, APS 1036H, APS 1041H, APS 1061H, APS 1088H

Finance and Management

AER 1601H, APS 502H, APS 1001H, APS 1004H, APS 1005H, APS 1009H, APS 1016H, APS 1017H, APS 1020H, APS 1022H, APS 1028H, APS 1032​H, APS 1038H, APS 1039H, APS 1040H, APS 1049H, APS 1050H, APS 1051H, APS 1052H

Engineering and Society

APS 510H, APS 1018H, APS 1024H, APS 1025H, APS 1031H, APS 1034H, APS 1420H​.

 

Emphasis: Identity, Privacy and Security (IPS)​ (MEng only)

​MEng students must successfully complete four half courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) as follows:

  • JIE 1001H/ECE 1518H Seminar in Identity, Privacy, and Security (0.5 FCE)

  • Two courses (1.0 FCE) from:

    • ECE 568H, ECE 1517H, ECE 1529H, ECE 1776H, ECE 1778H

  • And one course (0.5 FCE) from:

    • ​INF 2124H, INF 2181H, INF 2241H.

 

Emphasis: Photonics (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete at least four courses from those listed below. Students may double-count one course at most towards any ECE emphasis.

  • ECE 527H Photonic Devices

  • Any ECE 14XXH course

  • ECE 2500Y MEng Project (topic in photonics; counts as one course towards the emphasis).

 

​Emphasis: Robotics​ (MASc, MEng, PhD)

Students must successfully complete four courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) chosen from at least two of the following groups, and no more than two in any given group:

Group 1: Planning and Control

AER 1516H, AER 1517H,
ECE 557H (exclusion: ECE 410H), ECE 1619H, ECE 1635H, ECE 1636H, ECE 1647H, ECE 1653H, ECE 1657H,
MIE 1064H, MIE 1068H.

Group 2: Perception and Learning

AER 1513H, AER 1515H,
CSC 2503H, CSC 2506H, CSC 2515H, CSC 2541H, CSC 2548H,
ECE 516H, ECE 521H, ECE 1511H, ECE 1512H,
JEB 1433H,
ROB 501H.

Group 3: Modelling and Dynamics

AER 1503H, AER 1512H, AER 506H,
JEB 1444H,
MIE 1001H.

Group 4: Systems Design and Integration

AER 525H (exclusion: ECE 470H), AER 1216H, AER 1217H,
CSC 2621H,
MIE 505H, MIE 506H, MIE 1070H, MIE 1075H, MIE 1809H,
ROB 1514H.

 

Emphasis: Sustainable Energy (MASc, MEng, PhD)

MASc and PhD students must successfully complete:

  • At least three half courses (1.5 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) from either of the following lists below.

  • A thesis towards their degree on a topic related to sustainable energy. Topics must be approved by the steering committee of the Institute of Sustainable Energy. Contact: Mandeep Rayat.

​MEng students must successfully complete:

  • Four half courses (2.0 FCEs) from either of the following lists below, including at least one core course (0.5 FCE).​

Core Courses

APS 1032H,
MIE 515H, MIE 1120H​.

​Elective Courses

AER 507H, AER 1304H, AER 1315H, AER 1415H,
CHE 568H, CHE 1053H, CHE 1118H, CHE 1123H, CHE 1142H, CHE 1143H, CHE 1150H,
CIV 575H, CIV 576H, CIV 577H, CIV 1303H, CIV 1307H,
ECE 533H, ECE 1030H, ECE 1055H, ECE 1057H, ECE 1059H, ECE 1085H, ECE 1086H, ECE 1092H, ECE 1094H,
MIE 516H, MIE 517H, MIE 1128H, MIE 1129H, MIE 1130H, MIE 1240H, MIE 1241H, MIE 1715H,
MSE 1022H, MSE 1023H, MSE 1028H, MSE 1058H​.

Students who complete the requirements of the emphasis in Sustainable Energy will receive a notation on their transcript from the Faculty Graduate Studies Office following a recommendation from the Institute of Sustainable Energy. Contact: Mandeep Rayat.

 

Emphasis: Systems Control (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete at least four courses from those listed below. Students may double-count one course at most towards any ECE emphasis.

  • ECE 557H Systems Control

  • Any ECE 16XXH course

  • ECE 2500Y MEng Project (topic in systems control; counts as one course towards the emphasis).

Electrical and Computer Engineering: Electrical and Computer Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Courses

The following groups of courses in the more distinct fields of graduate study in electrical and computer engineering are presented for student guidance in selecting courses. Suitable courses offered by other departments may be selected subject to the approval of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Students registered in a graduate degree program which involves research are required to complete the seminar course JDE 1000H Ethics in Research during their first year of registration. The department should be consulted each session as to course offerings.

Energy Systems

ECE 533H
Power Electronics
ECE 1030H
Space Vector Theory and Control
ECE 1049H
Special Topics in Energy Systems
ECE 1055H
Dynamics of HVdc/ac Transmission Systems
ECE 1066H
Design of High-Frequency Switch-Mode Power Supplies (SMPS)
ECE 1068H
Introduction to EMC
ECE 1085H
Power System Optimization
ECE 1086H
Power Management for Photovoltaic Systems
ECE 1094H
Power System Operations and Economics

Electromagnetics

ECE 1228H
Electromagnetic Theory
ECE 1229H
Advanced Antenna Theory
ECE 1236H
Microwave and Millimetre-wave Techniques
ECE 1243H
Topics in Electromagnetic Waves
ECE 1252H
Introduction to Computational Electrodynamics
ECE 1254H
Modeling of Multiphysics Systems
ECE 1255H
Special Topics in Electromagnetics
ECE 1256H
Microwave Circuits

Electronics

ECE 534H
Integrated Circuit Engineering
ECE 1334H
Selected Topics in Solid State Electronics/VLSI Technology
ECE 1336H
Semiconductor Physics
ECE 1352H
Analog Circuit Design I
ECE 1360H
Selected Topics in Instrumentation
ECE 1365H
High Frequency Integrated Circuits
ECE 1371H
Advanced Topics in Analog Circuits
ECE 1373H
Digital Design for Systems-on-Chip
ECE 1379H
Introduction to Compound Semiconductor Devices
ECE 1385H
Selected Topics in VLSI Systems
ECE 1387H
CAD for Digital Circuit Synthesis and Layout
ECE 1388H
VLSI Design Methodology
ECE 1390H
Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems
ECE 1391H
Advanced Microelectronic Devices
ECE 1392H
Integrated Circuits for Digital Communications
ECE 1393H
Semiconductor Devices
ECE 1395H
Power Semiconductor Devices and Applications
ECE 1396H Analog Signal Processing Circuits
ECE 1397H Analog Integrated Circuits
ECE 1398H VLSI Technology

Biomedical Engineering

JEB 1365H
Ultrasound: Theory and Applications in Biology and Medicine
JEB 1433H
Medical Imaging
JEB 1444H
Neural Engineering
JEB 1447H
Sensory Communications
MIE 1452H
Signal Processing for Bioengineering

Photonics

ECE 525H
Lasers and Detectors
ECE 527H
Passive Photonic Devices
ECE 1448H
Quantum Mechanics for Engineers
ECE 1450H
Ultrafast Photonics
ECE 1460H
Special Topics in Photonics
ECE 1461H
Advanced Laser Processing
ECE 1467H
Integrated Optical Circuit Design
ECE 1473H
Micro and Nano Fabrication Technologies for Compound Semiconductors
ECE 1475H
Bio Photonics
ECE 1476H
Solar Energy Capture and Storage in Natural and Engineered Systems
ECE 1477H
Optical Interconnects
ECE 1478H
Lasers and Detectors

Communications

ECE 537H
Random Processes
ECE 1501H
Error Control Codes
ECE 1502H
Information Theory
ECE 1503H
Graphs, Error-Correction Coding, and Inference
ECE 1504H
Statistical Learning (exclusions: CSC 411H, CSC 2515H, ECE 421H, ECE 521H, and ECE 1513H)
ECE 1505H
Convex Optimization
ECE 1508H
Special Topics in Communications
ECE 1511H
Signal Processing
ECE 1512H
Digital Image Processing and Applications
ECE 1513H
Introduction to Machine Learning
(prerequisites: STA 286H or ECE 302H or equivalent; exclusions: CSC 411H, CSC 2515H, ECE 421H, ECE 521H, and ECE 1504H)
ECE 1517H
Biometric Systems
ECE 1518H
Seminar in Identity, Privacy, and Security
ECE 1520H
Data Communications I
ECE 1521H
Detection and Estimation Theory
ECE 1522H
Data Communications II
ECE 1529H
Adaptive Systems for Signal Processing and Communications
ECE 1531H
Quantum Information Theory
ECE 1541H
Communication Networks I
ECE 1542H
Communication Networks II
ECE 1543H
Mobile Communications Systems
ECE 1545H
Bridges and Routers Planning
ECE 1548H
Advanced Network Architectures
ECE 1549H
Stochastic Networks
ECE 1552H Modern Mobile Air Interfaces (prerequisite: ECE 316H)

Systems Control

ECE 557H
Systems Control
ECE 1619H
Linear Geometric Control Theory
ECE 1635H
Special Topics in Control I
ECE 1636H
Control of Discrete-Event Systems I
ECE 1637H
Control of Discrete-Event Systems II
ECE 1639H
Analysis and Control of Stochastic Systems I
ECE 1643H
Special Topics in Control II
ECE 1647H
Introduction to Nonlinear Control Systems
ECE 1648H
Nonlinear Control Systems
ECE 1653H
Hybrid Systems and Control Applications
ECE 1656H
Nonlinear Modeling and Analysis of Biological Systems
ECE 1657H
Game Theory and Evolutionary Games

Computer Engineering

ECE 516H
Personal Cybernetics and Intelligent Imaging Systems
ECE 532H
Digital Hardware
ECE 540H
Optimizing Compilers
ECE 1718H
Special Topics in Computer Hardware Design
ECE 1749H
Interconnection Networks for Parallel Computer Architectures
ECE 1754H
Compilation Techniques for Parallel Processors
ECE 1755H
Parallel Computer Architecture and Programming
ECE 1756H
Reconfigurable Computing and FPGA Architecture
ECE 1759H
Advances in Operating Systems
ECE 1762H
Algorithms and Data Structures
ECE 1767H
Design for Test and Testability
ECE 1769H
Behavioural Synthesis of Digital Integrated Circuits
ECE 1770H
Trends in Middleware Systems — Selected Topics and Concepts
ECE 1771H
Quality of Service
ECE 1774H
Sensory Cybernetics
ECE 1776H
Computer Security, Cryptography, and Privacy
ECE 1777H
Computer Methods for Circuit Simulation
ECE 1778H
Creative Applications for Mobile Devices
ECE 1780H
Advanced Mobile User Interfaces
ECE 1781H
Dependable Software Systems (prerequisite: ECE 344H Operating Systems or similar)
ECE 1782H
Programming Massively Parallel Multiprocessors and Heterogeneous Systems
ECE 1783H Design Tradeoffs in Digital Systems
ECE 1784H Trustworthy Machine Learning

Master of Engineering

ECE 1092H
Smart Grid Case Studies
ECE 1093H
Electrical Insulation Design and Coordination
ECE 1095H
Grounding and Bonding
ECE 1394H
Technical Management of Modern IC Design
ECE 1524H
Service Provider Networks
ECE 1551H
Mobile Broadband Radio Access Network (prerequisite: ECE 316H; exclusion: ECE 1508H)
ECE 1779H
Introduction to Cloud Computing
ECE 2500Y
Master of Engineering Project

Reading Course

ECE 1001H Readings in Cognate Subjects

APS Engineering Course

APS 1012H Managing Business Innovation and Transformational Change
APS 1041H Inventrepreneurship (Invention and Entrepreneurship)
APS 1070H Foundations of Data Analytics and Machine Learning