Electrical Engineering

MEng, PhD

Program Overview

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University offers thesis-based graduate programs leading to master of engineering (MEng) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Electrical Engineering.

For both computer and electrical engineering, students have access to a wide variety of engineering software for tasks, such as mathematical analysis (MAPLE and MATLAB); electric circuit simulation (SPICE, PSPICE, electronics workbench); VLSI and FPGA design (Synopsys, Cadence and Xilinx) and software design (Rational Rose, Visual Paradigm and Microsoft development tools). Special facilities include the Instrumentation Control and Automation (INCA) Centre, the Computer Engineering Research Laboratories (made up of the Centre for Digital Hardware Applications Research, the Software Engineering Research Laboratory, the Multimedia Communications and Remote Sensing Laboratory, the Computer-Aided Design Laboratory for Analog and Mixed Signal VLSI Systems) and the Advanced Wireless Communications Research Laboratory (AWCRL) and the Power Devices and Systems Laboratory. In addition, research facilities from industrial and government collaborations are available.

At Memorial, you may pursue Electrical Engineering graduate studies in a wide variety of areas including:

  • Antennas
  • Applied electromagnetics
  • Broadband communications networks
  • Industrial automation
  • Robotics
  • Electric machines
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Power systems and electronics
  • Wind and alternative energy
  • Distributed power generation
  • Intelligent control
  • Controllers and sensors in harsh environments
  • Wireless communications

Degree Requirements

The MEng program normally takes two years to complete and students are required to complete at least four courses, a seminar course and a thesis.

The PhD program usually takes three to four years to complete and comprises two courses beyond the master's level, completion of comprehensive examinations and a significant research thesis.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to a MEng program, the minimum requirements will normally be a second-class degree in an appropriate area of study from a university of recognized standing.

To be considered for admission to a PhD program, the minimum requirements will normally be a Master's degree from a university of recognized standing, in an appropriate area of study.

Information regarding the application process and procedure can be found here.