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Application

How to Start

Start by deciding what areas of research interest you and find out who is working in that area. Refer to the "Members" page to find out what professors are working on. Then you may proceed to the application forms.

You are required to make a choice between two universities, based on your selected program. If you are interested in more than one area of study, you should apply to the university offering your first choice of program. Select from the programs listed below.

Non-Resident students (International Students) please refer to the "International Students" page before proceeding.

Applications for admission to graduate programs may be submitted at any time. However, prospective students who apply early increase their chances of securing financial support for their graduate studies. In addition, applications for admission from outside Canada should be completed at least five months before the desired date of admission in order for students to make the necessary visa arrangements.

For complete details on how to apply please view the instruction page for your selected university: Carleton University or University of Ottawa.

Applicants to the University of Ottawa are required to submit a completed referee form, available in PDF format. If you are applying to Carleton University beginning fall 2013 or beyond, once you complete your online application, your referees will be notified directly so you do not need to send them a referee form.

Carleton University

Important Note to Carleton University Applicants:

At Carleton University, the Electrical and Computer Engineering program is offered by two separate departments: Department of Electronics and Department of Systems and Computer Engineering. You must choose ONE of these two departments through which to apply. It is very important that your preferred area of research and supervisor(s) belong to the department through which you apply. Look through the Members page carefully to determine which department the supervisor belongs to (either DOE or SCE if applying to Carleton University).

Department of Electronics: Department of Systems and Computer Engineering:

Computer Aided Design for Electronic Circuits

Integrated Circuits and Devices

Microwaves and Electromagnetics

Photonic Systems

Power Engineering





Biomedical Engineering

Computer and Software Engineering

Computer Communications, Distributed Systems,and Multimedia

Digital & Wireless Communications

Signal, Speech and Image Processing

Systems & Machine Intelligence



Master of Applied Science: Electrical and Computer (Electronics)

Master of Engineering: Electrical and Computer (Electronics)

Doctor of Philosophy: Electrical and Computer (Electronics)

Master of Applied Science: Electrical and Computer (Systems and Computer Engineering)

Master of Engineering: Electrical and Computer (Systems and Computer Engineering)

Doctor of Philosophy: Electrical and Computer (Systems and Computer Engineering)

University of Ottawa


At the University of Ottawa, the Electrical and Computer Engineering program is offered by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). A description of the different research area can be found under (https://engineering.uottawa.ca/school-EECS)

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)

Enabling technologies for health care and augmented life

Emerging materials and processes: design and development

Technology for the digital transformation of society

Photonics for devices, networks and energy

Sustainable and resilient infrastructure

  • Master's Degree
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Contacts

    Carleton University University of Ottawa
    Tom Morrice
    OCIECE Graduate Administrator
    Minto 3091, 1125 Colonel By Drive
    Ottawa, ON, Canada K1S 5B6
    Email: gradadmineng@carleton.ca
    Phone: (613) 520-5659
    (note: I am currently unable to make or receive telephone calls due to working from home)
    Maria Bento
    OCIECE Academic Officer
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Room: STE 1024
    Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 6212
    E-mail: engineering.grad@uOttawa.ca