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University of Alberta Calendar 2022-2023 
University of Alberta Calendar 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Engineering (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Program Requirements

The Master of Engineering program is a course-based program.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 27.0 units in coursework including a 3-unit project.


  • Eight 3-unit graduate-level courses which must be approved by the Associate Chair - Graduate Program
  • Additional coursework may be required.

Capstone Project

  • ECE 910  (3 units) – Directed Research Project.

Ethics Requirement

Engineering students must complete FGSR ethics requirements based on their programs.

Professional Development Requirement

Engineering students are required to:

  1. complete FGSR’s professional development requirement, which includes an individualized career plan document called an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and eight hours of professional development activities inspired by their career plan;
  2. complete professional development requirements specific to the Faculty of Engineering:
    1. students doing their first graduate degree in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta are required to complete an ENGG Grad PD 01 module; or,
    2. students doing their subsequent graduate degree in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta who have completed ENGG 600 and/or ENGG Grad PD 01 in a previous graduate degree are required to complete four hours of professional development in the areas of communication, networking, EDI, university teaching, and career development. These hours must be included in the student’s IDP and approved by their supervisor/advisor and the department graduate coordinator.

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 one four-month term of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.

Length of Program

The time required to complete the MEng is typically one and a half years to two years.

The maximum time to complete the course-based MEng program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.