Master of Engineering in Telecommunications & Information Security (MTIS)

The Master of Engineering in Telecommunication & Information Security is a one-year master's program to train engineers for careers in relevant industries.

The curriculum enables students to:

  • Think critically in network and database management
  • Develop corporate security policies and procedures
  • Expand technical knowledge and professional skills
  • Gain practical and industrial experience

Questions? Contact the graduate secretary at or 250-721-8781.

MTIS consists of ten technical and three professional career development courses for a total of 18 units of course work:

First term Second term Third term
Core Core Core
List 1 elective List 1 elective List 1 elective
List 2 elective List 2 elective List 2 elective
ECE 591, ECE 592A, ECE 592B

Core courses

  1. ECE 514 Design and Analysis of Computer Communication Networks
  2. ECE 567 Advanced Network Security and Forensics
  3. ECE 570 Computer Forensics Methodologies
  4. ECE 591 Professional Foundation
  5. ECE 592A Career Development I
  6. ECE 592B Career Development II
  7. ECE 597 Capstone Project

Students are required to complete three elective courses from List 1, and three electives courses from either List 1 or 2.

List 1 elective courses

  1. CSC 529 Cryptography
  2. ECE 512 Digital Communications
  3. ECE 515 Information Theory
  4. ECE 516 Advanced Wireless Communications
  5. ECE 548 Cyber-System Security
  6. ECE 572 Security, Privacy and Data Analytics
  7. ECE 574 Practice of Information Security and Privacy

List 2 elective courses

Subject to approval, up to 3.0 units at the 400-level may be taken for credit

  1. CSC 503 Data Mining
  2. CSC 567 Switching, Network Traffic and Quality of Service
  3. CSC 569 Wireless and Mobile Networks
  4. CSC 579 Overlay and Peer-to-Peer Networking
  5. ECE 504 Random Signals
  6. ECE 511 Error Control Coding
  7. ECE 522 Antennas and Propagation
  8. ECE 535 Data Analysis and Pattern Recognition
  9. ECE 586 Multiresolution Signal and Geometry Processing with C++
  10. ECE 590 Directed Study upon approval

In addition, some of the following Selected Topics courses may qualify as a List 1 or List 2 elective, upon approval:

  1. ECE 519A Selected Topics in Digital Communications
  2. ECE 519B Selected Topics in Computer Communications
  3. ECE 519C Selected Topics in Secure Communications
  4. ECE 569A Selected Topics in Computer Engineering

The MENG in Telecommunications and Information Security provides graduates with opportunities to acquire and expand their technical knowledge as well as their professional skills:

  • Assess and analyze telecommunication systems and protocols.
  • Design and analyze security systems and protocols.
  • Model network traffic, switches and performance.
  • Perform ethical hacking and penetration testing.
  • Adapt virtual private networks and biometrics technologies in security systems.
  • Carry out computer forensics, respond to incidents and investigate cybercrimes.
  • Handle legal and ethical issues of computer security and privacy.
  • Apply data mining and analytics in security systems.
  • Learn the role, ethics and responsibilities of a professional engineer.
  • Develop time and project management strategies and practices.
  • Apply leadership skills and be an effective member of working team.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, engineering community, and the general public.
  • Acquire life-long learning skills.

In order to be considered for admission applicants must:

  • Meet the minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree in engineering or related fields from an academic institution recognized by the University of Victoria
  • Meet the English language requirements
  • Have a minimum GPA of 5.0/9.0 (B grade) on UVicʼs scale, or 73-76% range

The next entry point open for MTIS applicants is September 2020. The deadline for applications to the September 2019 entry is June 1, 2020 (for International and domestic applicants).

More information about admission steps and requirements can be found at the admissions page.

Standard Tuition Fees for the MTIS Degree

For current and up-to-date fees please see the UVic tuition schedule.

The MTIS program is self-funded. Students pursuing studies in this program should secure the appropriate funding before beginning their studies.

Students may be eligible for awards or bursaries. More information can be found for external and national awards and bursaries.

MTIS graduate students have the option and opportunity to enroll in co-op internship, if the required resources are available, after completing the 12-month academic program, with the permission of their academic supervisor.

Learn more about graduate co-op for engineering students.