For new and current students

On this page:
Current Award Competitions | Important Dates | Orientation | Registration | Thesis Submission | Research Progress Tracking


This web page is intended to provide currently registered and newly admitted Master's and Ph.D. students with a quick reference for deadlines and links to detailed information.

If you have comments or suggestions, grad.ece [at] mcgill.ca (email) us.

Current Award Competitions

Below are award competitions currently in progress. For more information on funding available to graduate students, see Funding Opportunities.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholarship

To be considered eligible the candidate must:

  • be a citizen of Greece
  • have permanent resident status in Greece
  • be enrolled in a full-time graduate program at McGill
  • hold a First Class CGPA as determined by McGill

See:  http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/funding/students-postdocs/students/stavros-s-niarchos for details.

The deadline to submit application and supporting documents to ECE Graduate Programs Office, McConnell Room 633 is:  February 15, 2018

Walter C. Sumner Foundation Scholarship

To be considered eligible the candidate must:

  • be a Canadian citizen
  • be domiciled in Canada
  • be engaged in or about to start a doctoral program at McGill
  • hold a degree from a Canadian university other than McGill

See:  http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/funding/students/sumner for complete eligibility requirements.

The deadline to submit an application and supporting documents to ECE Graduate Programs Office, McConnell Room 633 is: February 1, 2018

Department nomination to GPS: February 15, 2018

NSERC Master's Fellowships

Deadline to apply on-lineDecember 1, 2017 (8:00 p.m. ET)

To be considered eligible for support you must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.  Please refer to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies GPS website or the NSERC website for more information on eligibility requirements, on-line application and required supporting documents.

Applicants are not required to submit their application to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Applications will be made available to the Department for evaluation in mid-December.

Note: Applicants who are not currently enrolled in their intended graduate program must submit an application for admission to McGill University no later than January 15, 2018.  Please refer to our application process website for information on requirements and how to apply.

Department nominations to GPS:  February 15, 2018

Award notifications to applicants:  early April 2018

Important dates

Key Academic Dates

For a detailed list of dates and deadlines concerning registration, lectures, exams, etc. for the academic year, see Important Dates for Students

Mandatory research progress tracking

The supervisor together with the student (M.Eng. and Ph.D.) must complete a Research Progress Tracking Form [PDF] and submit it to the ECE Graduate Programs Office, McConnell Room 633 on May 31st of each year.

Details can be found in the following documents: MEng Regulations & Policies and PhD Regulations & Policies.

Orientation

Orientation for all new* graduate students who are starting in Winter 2018 will be held on January 17, 2018. Attendance is mandatory.  For your reference please refer to the following presentations:

  1. Graduate Program Director
  2. Engineering Career Centre
  3. Campus Life, GPS, T&L and PGSS
  4. IEEE

*New students to McGill and/or McGill students starting a new graduate program.

Registration

Newly admitted students for January 2018 - must register for the Winter 2018 term between December 5, 2017 and January 8, 2018, inclusive, to avoid late registration fees.  See Winter 2018 - New Students [PDF] for details.

Newly admitted students for September 2017 - must register for the Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 terms between July 4 and August 14, 2017, inclusive, to avoid late registration fees. See Fall 2017-Winter 2018 New Students [PDF] for details.

Current (returning) students - must register for the Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 terms between April 4 and August 14, 2017, inclusive, to avoid late registration fees.  See Fall 2017-Winter 2018 Returning Students [PDF] for Details.

Thesis submission

Thesis Preparation and Submission Guidelines

Thesis Submission Deadlines