Program list & descriptions

Electrical and Computer Engineering ( Masters )

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) was established in 1983 as part of the Faculty of Engineering, which was also founded at the same time. There are distinct advantages to the relative newness of the faculty: experienced academics have been recruited from around the world; laboratory facilities contain some of the latest and most sophisticated equipment available; and the curriculum has been developed to take the lead in 21st century technologies. Cooperative education as well as work as a research or teaching assistant are an integral part of the ECE graduate program.


Prerequisite Minimum standing
BSc, BEng A- (first class)

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
September May 31 December 15
January October 31 April 15
May February 28 September 15 (prior year)


Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Acting Receptionist & General Office Assistant Galen Murray 250-721-6036 EOW 448
FAX 250-721-6052
Chair Michael McGuire 250-721-8684 EOW 451
Assistant to the Chair & Office Supervisor Amy Issel 250-721-8614 EOW 448
Administrative Officer Dan Mai 250-721-8674 EOW 453
EE Program Director & Undergraduate Advisor Chris Papadoplous 250-721-8619 EOW 429
CE Program Director & Undergraduate Advisor Mihai Sima 250-721-8680 EOW 313
Undergraduate Academic Advisor Alejandra Montenegro 250-472-5216 EOW 219
MTIS Program Director Kin Li
Graduate Advisor Reuven Gordon 250-472-5179 EOW 411
Graduate Secretary; MTIS MENG Carmen Herdzik 250-721-8781 EOW 448
Graduate Secretary; MASC PHD NOND Ashleigh Burns 250-721-8675 EOW 448

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

What other career development support does UVic offer?

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:

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