Electrical & Computer Engineering
M.Eng, M.A.Sc, Ph.D
The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is home to nationally and internationally recognized researchers.
And because we keep our class sizes small, our students are able to interact with faculty members and learn from them in a way that is simply not possible in a larger institution.
Our faculty includes:
- 2 Canada Research Chairs
- 1 Queen’s Research Chair
- 12 faculty members are either Senior Members or Fellows of the IEEE
In addition to our faculty, our department is home to the Advanced Photonics Systems Lab, a national photonics and microelectronics facility unique to Queen's, and the Energy and Power Electronics Applied Lab
Graduate Program Assistant Electrical & Computer Engineering
Room 424, Walter Light Hall
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Phone: 613.533.2179 Web
September admission: January 31 (international students), March 1 (domestic students)
January admission: August 15 for all students (it is recommended for international students to apply early)
Notification of acceptance for September admission is mid February to late April for international students & May 31 for domestic students.
"After graduating, I moved to Toronto to pursue my Doctoral degree. While I've enjoyed the experience here, there are definitely times that I think back and wish that I were still at Queen's. As a graduate student at Queen's, you're part of a small, tightly-knit community and you have the opportunity to connect with the faculty and students in your department in a way that is simply not possible at other universities. "
—Dustin Dunwell, M.Sc. (Eng), 2006
Degrees Offered / Length of Program
- M.Eng. : 1 year + project
- M.A.Sc.: 2 years
- Ph.D.: 4 years
Method of Completion
- M.Eng.: course work, project
- M.A.Sc.: course work, research thesis
- Ph.D.: course work, research thesis, exam
Collaborations and Cross Disciplinary Aspects
The Department collaborates internally with the departments of Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Computing, Mechanical Engineering and the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies and is an active participant in the Queen’s collaborative graduate program in Computational Science & Engineering. In addition, there are cross-appointments with the Royal Military College of Canada and connections with CRC, NRC, Canadian CMC Microsystems and Quanser Inc.
Supervisors and Fields of Study
We encourage you to review the research activities in the department and identify potential supervisors. Although it is not compulsory, we recommend contacting and introducing yourself to faculty members with common research interests. Select Areas of Research Interest
- Space-time codes
- High-rate terrestrial broadband wireless communications
- Wireless networks
- Distributed systems
Faculty: Il-Min Kim, Steven D Blostein, Geoffrey Chan, Saeed Gazor, Mohammed Ibnkahla F.Alajaji, H. Hassanein, T.Linder, A.M Safwat, C.H.Yeh, S.Yousefi
Computer and Software Engineering
- Computer-aided design of VLSI systems
- High-performance clusters
- Software tools for system-on-chip design and implementation
- Security testing of network applications
- Programming language design and implementation
- Model-driven software development and quality control
Faculty: Ahmed Afsahi, Jim Cordy, Thomas Dean, Naraig Manjikian, Ying Zou, Mohammad Zulkernine
Microelectronics, Electromagnetics and Photonics
- Integrated circuit design for Gigahertz frequencies
- Optical signal processing
- High Q micro-resonator for biosensing applications
- Antennas, filters and applied electromagnetism
Faculty: Brian Frank, John C Cartledge, S Amari, Y.M.M Antar, A.P. Freundorfer, C.E Saavedra, S.Yam
- Grid-connected renewable electricity generation
- Alternative energy power systems
- High-frequency, high-efficiency converters
Faculty: Praveen Jain, Alireza Bakhshai, Yan- Fei Liu, P.C. Sen
Biomedical and Intelligent Systems
- Modeling human arm dynamics and control of prosthetic arms
- Real-time ultrasound image processing
- Robot-assisted guidance of ultrasound probes and surgical instruments
Faculty: G. Fichtinger, Michael Greenspan, K. Hashtrudi-Zaad, Michael J Korenberg ,Joshua Marshal, Parvin Mousavi, E.L. Morin, Aboelmagd Noureldin, K. Rudie
Graduates from our programs have found work in: academia (professorships at UBC, Carleton), and with Bell Canada, Microsoft, RIM, CiscoSystems, General Dynamics
- M.A.Sc. students: $20,000 - $21,500 minimum
The M. Eng. Program does not receive funding.
- Ph.D. students: $22,000, minimum
The basic package consists of scholarships, teaching assistantships and research assistantships. Funding levels differ for international students. Queen’s automatically issues a $5,000 top-up award to federal government Tri-Council Award winners. Internal awards are also available.
- M.A. Sc.: Bachelor degree in Engineering (any) or Science (closely related field)
- M.Eng.: Bachelor degree in Engineering or closely related field (e.g. computer science, physics, mathematics)
- Ph.D.: Master of Applied Science or Master of Science
Grades: Minimum cumulative average of 75% (from North American Universities, 80% for international students) or B+ over all 4 years.
To be sent directly to the department:
- Statement of Interest/Statement of Research
- Curriculum Vitae
- Description of courses taken to date (optional)
- Proof of Landed Immigrant Status for international students
Please note: We do not take GRE. Please do not request that the official test score be sent to us. If English is not your first language, we require a minimum of 7.0 on IELTS or 80% on MELAB or for TOEFL; 580 (paper based); and 92 (Internet-based) with, a minimum score in each of the components: Writing test 25/30, Speaking test 23/30, Reading test 23/30 and Listening test 21/30.
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