Electrical and Computer Engineering (MASc)

Program Overview

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the M.A.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering must complete three graduate three-credit courses, a full-year, six-credit research project course (EECS 6400 6.0), and write and successfully defend a Master’s thesis. The EECS 6400 project must be distinct from other course assignments and the M.A.Sc. thesis.

Upon acceptance as a Candidate to the M.A.Sc. program, the Candidate will be assigned an Academic Advisor who will advise the Candidate with respect to the degree requirements and assist with the Candidate’s selection of a Thesis Supervisor. Students are expected to complete their degree requirements in no more than five terms (twenty months). Students also are required to submit a Progress Report on April 15 and August 15 of their first year of study.

M.A.Sc. Program Checkpoints

Checkpoint Desired Acceptable
Supervisor Selection 4 months 8 months
Courses Completed 8 months 8 months
Thesis Proposal 12 months 17 months
Thesis Examination 18 months 20 months

There is a breadth requirement on the selected graduate courses. At least one course must be from each of the two fields of specialization:

No more than one course integrated with an undergraduate course (EECS 5XXX courses) can be used to satisfy degree program requirements.

A Candidate must conduct approved thesis research that demonstrates his/her research ability in the selected field of specialization under the general direction of a supervisor. Typically, the thesis will include a practical demonstration or implementation of the research work undertaken.

Residency Requirements

Students must maintain a continuous registration in the Program. A year (12 months) consists of three terms: fall, winter, and summer. Students are expected to complete the Master’s Programs in no more than five terms (20 months) and the Doctoral Program in no more than twelve terms (48 months). Leaving for more than 4 weeks a term requires the permission of both the program director and the dean of FGS. According to Faculty regulations, beyond the second year of M.Sc. or M.A.Sc. study, full-time students are automatically converted to part-time, and are no longer eligible for financial support.

Program Features

The M.A.Sc. program covers a wide variety of sub-disciplines. For more information, see the list of faculty members.

Contact Information

Graduate Program Director: Professor Simone Pisana
Graduate Program Assistant: Ms. Ouma Jaipaul Gill
Our main office is located in the Lassonde Building, room 1012T.
Telephone: (416) 736-2100 extension 66183
Fax: (416) 736-5872
By email: gpa@eecs.yorku.ca
By Mail:
Graduate Programme in EECS, LAS 1012T
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3