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.

The MTIS program consists of a total of 15 units of course work (12 courses):

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
ELEC 591, ELEC 592A, ELEC 592B

Core courses

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

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. ELEC 512 Digital Communications
  3. ELEC 515 Information Theory
  4. ELEC 516 Advanced Wireless Communications
  5. ELEC 548 Hardware Security
  6. ELEC 572 Security, Privacy and Data Analytics
  7. ELEC 574 Practice of Information Security and Privacy

List 2 elective courses

  1. Up to 3.0 units at the 400-level may be taken for credit
  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. CSC 586D Topics in Software Applications (Data Mining)
  6. ELEC 504 Random Signals
  7. ELEC 511 Error Control Coding
  8. ELEC 513 Data and Computer Communications
  9. ELEC 519A Selected Topics in Digital Communications
  10. ELEC 519B Selected Topics in Computer Communications
  11. ELEC 519C Selected Topics in Secure Communications
  12. ELEC 521 Microwave and Millimeter Wave Engineering
  13. ELEC 522 Antennas and Propagation
  14. ELEC 535 Data Analysis and Pattern Recognition
  15. ELEC 569A Selected Topics in Computer Engineering
  16. ELEC 586 Multiresolution Signal and Geometry Processing with Software Applications
  17. ELEC 590 Directed Study Course in exceptional cases.

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 2018. The deadline for applications to the September 2018 entry is May 31, 2018 (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.

For further information on graduate co-op please see the graduate co-op page.