Electrical and Computer Engineering

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Meet Hailey Slamka, MEng candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering

“The professors put an emphasis on learning and lessons that are applicable to the real world, which I believe better prepares us for the industry.”

Why did you come to Western for your graduate degree?
I fell in love with Western during my undergrad and really wanted to further my education here. I also wanted to get my masters in Power Systems, which not all universities offer, so I was thrilled when I found out Western offered it.

What are you most passionate about?
I am most passionate about making a difference in this world, making it better, and contributing to a sustainable future, hopefully through the use of renewable energy power generation.

Describe your research.
In the MEng program students do not complete a research thesis, instead we complete a MEng project. The focus of my project is energy harvesting - a process where ambient energy is captured and stored for small electronic devices. The process is often used in order to charge batteries in not easily accessible devices, or used to directly power these devices in lieu of batteries.

Do you belong to any university or community groups?
I belong to a number of intramural university sports teams including soccer, volleyball, and dodgeball. I was also previously an ambassador for the engineering program.

What’s the best advice you could give to someone considering applying to your graduate program?
Do your research into the courses that are offered in the ECE program. Plan ahead, and if you find that there are additional courses you would like to outside of Western, visit the ECE Grad office and request to take them.

Program Websites

Program Contact

ECE Graduate (ecegrad@uwo.ca)
Graduate Coordinator

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Western University
Thompson Engineering Building Rm 279
London, Ontario N6A 5B9

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 88310
f. 519-850-2436

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers graduate programs at the masters (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) and doctoral (Ph.D.) level in the following research areas: biomedical systems, communications systems and data networking, applied electrostatics and electromagnetics, microsystems and digital signal processing, power systems engineering, robotics and control and software engineering.

Program Length

  • 3 terms (Full-time study)

Program Design

  • Full-time study
  • Course-based or project-based

Funding Information

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee schedules (per term) are posted on the Office of the Registrar's website at http://www.registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/fees_refunds/fee_schedules.html

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 70% average in the last two years of study in a four-year honours degree or equivalent from an accredited university.

Additional Requirements

  • Work experience is not mandatory, but applicants with work experience are given special consideration.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score is 86, with no individual score below 20 for the internet based version; 213 for the standard electronic version; or 550 for the paper and pencil version, although some programs require a higher minimum score. [Western's TOEFL ID is 0984].
  • The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS Academic). The minimum acceptable score is 6.5 out of 9, with no minimum score below 6.0. The IELTS is offered in 6 test centres in the US and 3 in Canada.
  • <;i>The Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL Assessment). The minimum acceptable score is 60. The CAEL Assessment is offered in several countries throughout the world as well as Canada.
  • Western English Language Centre Western's English Language Centre allows academically eligible students interested in pursuing a graduate degree at Western the opportunity to receive a conditional offer of admission to graduate studies without successful completion of an English language proficiency test. The condition is that the student must, in lieu of such a test, successfully complete Western English Language Centre's program. For more information, please visit http://englishlanguage.uwo.ca/.
  • Fanshawe College’s ESL Program. The requirement is graduation from Level 10, English for Academic Purposes, with a minimum 80% in all components.

Application Deadline

  • International applicants: March 1 - Fall Term
  • Domestic applicants: July 31 - Fall Term

Please refer to the ECE graduate website for details regarding supporting documentation deadlines and acceptance notifications.

**Please note that the Master of Engineering program (MEng) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides only Fall term intakes. We do not accept direct applications for Winter or Summer terms.**

Fields of Research

  • Communication Systems and Data Networking
  • Power Systems Engineering
  • Robotics & Control
  • Software Engineering