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 2024


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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:

  • investigate and deal with cybersecurity incidents in networks and computer systems
  • develop security policies and procedures to secure IT infrastructure
  • demonstrate knowledge of telecommunications networks
  • investigate and resolve problems in telecommunications systems and their applications
  • effectively communicate technical knowledge of security and telecommunications systems and best practices to stakeholders and the broader community

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.