Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

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.

Times to Completion

  • Prior to April 2017, 6 Terms (2 years)
  • After May 2017, 3 Terms (1 year)

Curriculum Options

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

Funding Details

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.

Test Requirements

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) of the British Council. 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.
  • The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) of the University of Michigan. Students must have at least 80 on each of the sections and an overall score of at least 85. Arrangements to write MELAB may be made online.
  • <;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/.
  • CultureWorks. The requirement is successful completion of the High-Advanced level.Click here for information regarding a conditional offer of admission, pending CultureWorks completion.
  • Fanshawe College’s ESL Program. The requirement is graduation from Level 5, Advanced Academic Preparation, with a minimum 80% in all components.

Application Deadline(s)

Domestic applicants:

  • April 14 - Fall Term
  • August 19 - Winter Term
International applicants:

  • March 1 - Fall Term
  • July 1 - Winter Term

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

Fields of Research

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