Master of Engineering in Telecommunications & Information Security (MTIS)

Master of Engineering in Applied Data Science

MTIS at a glance

Program length: 1-year (three academic terms)

Work experience: Optional co-op or internship terms

Credential: Master of Engineering (MEng) in Telecomm. and Information Security

Next start date: September 2022


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Telecommunication networks are incredibly important to our society. From messaging and video calling to data transfers and satellite communications, these networks keep people connected and organizations thriving. And, as ever-larger volumes of information are shared, manipulated and stored, information and network security become increasingly critical to all sectors of our society.

Recognizing the phenomenal growth of these fields, the University of Victoria offers a Master of Engineering in Telecommunications & Information Security (MTIS).

MTIS is an intensive one-year program that prepares engineers for careers at the forefront of the telecommunications and security industries. Three consecutive terms of coursework are followed by one to three optional co-op terms, in which students gain real work experience to complement what they’ve learned in class.

Please note that MTIS application deadlines and program entry points have recently changed as a result of COVID-19, including an additional, one-time only, entry into January 2021. See Admissions for details.



UVic’s Master of Engineering in Telecommunications & Information Security will allow you to:

  • think critically in network and database management;
  • develop a strong understanding of corporate security policies and procedures;
  • expand technical knowledge and professional skills; and
  • gain practical and industrial experience.

Find out more about: admissions, including deadlines, fees and awards; the program, including core courses and electives; and the program's co-op internship component.