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The Degree of MSc (Electrical and Computer Engineering) [Graduate]

Program Requirements

The Master of Science program is a thesis-based program.

Students are required to complete a minimum of ★15.5 in coursework and a thesis.


  • Five ★3 graduate-level courses which must be recommended by the thesis supervisor and approved by the Associate Chair - Graduate Program
  • ENGG 600  (★0.5)- Engineering Ethics and Integrity
  • Additional coursework may be required


  • Registration in 900-level THES

Ethics Requirement

Engineering students meet their ethics requirement through ENGG 600  and the Graduate Ethics Training (GET) course offered by FGSR.

Professional Development Requirement

Engineering students must meet their Professional Development requirement through the completion of two courses, registration for which is through eClass. Contact the Department for further information.

Academic Standing Requirement

Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 throughout the course of the program.

Failure to maintain the required cumulative GPA will normally result in a recommendation by the Associate Chair – Graduate Program to FGSR that the student be placed on academic probation  or required to withdraw.

Residence Requirement

The minimum period of residence is two consecutive four-month terms of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.

Length of Program

The time required to complete the MSc will vary according to the previous training of the applicant and the nature of the research undertaken; however, a typical time of two years is normally required.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MSc program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years.