Master of Engineering Non-Thesis

Candidates may satisfy the requirements for the degree of Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Non-Thesis option by completing the following:

  • Graduate courses (27 credits), of which 18 credits must be taken within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECSE 5XX or ECSE 6XX). Students may be allowed to take more than 9 credits of non-departmental courses; a letter of recommendation from their supervisor outlining the reason for such an action is required.
  • Internally examined project (18 credits) for a program total of 45 credits.

This program is oriented more at professional development than the thesis option. The project is of significantly less scope than a thesis, and includes options such as a technical review, a design project, or a small-scale research project. This option provides students with a very solid background in electrical and computer engineering, both in terms of breadth across the entire field and depth in the area of specialty. Graduates frequently pursue careers in research and development.

Students who choose the non-thesis option must register for six research project courses (ECSE 651 - ECSE 656) over the period of their three terms of residency, in addition to the graduate courses selected by the supervisor.

The formal residence requirement for the M.Eng. degree is three terms of full-time study. During the three-term residency requirement period, students must register for a minimum of 12 credits to be considered full-time. Full-time students must complete the degree within three (3) years of initial registration. However, it is possible to complete the program in one and one-half years. Part-time students must complete the degree within five (5) years of initial registration.

For more complete information, download the MEng Regulations & Policies [PDF]

NOTE: Prospective applicants should be aware that the Master of Engineering degree does not confer the professional qualification of Engineer in Canada. For more information, please visit the following websites: Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec or Engineers Canada.