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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Delivered through the Ottawa–Carleton Institute for Electrical and Computer Engineering (OCIECE), the electrical and computer engineering programs benefit from the combined research strengths of uOttawa’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at and Carleton’s electronics department and systems and computer engineering department.

The Institute represents one of the largest graduate programs in electrical engineering in Canada and has the unique advantage of being located in a region with extensive federal government and industry research laboratories. The Institute, and its members, have many links to local industry and federal government research laboratories, allowing it to provide one of the best opportunities in Canada for graduate students to connect with industry and conduct research in the area of electrical and computer engineering.

Established in 1983, the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Electrical and Computer Engineering (OCIECE) combines the research strengths of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Ottawa and the departments of Electronics and of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University.

The Institute offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Applied Science (MASc), Master of Engineering (MEng) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Institute is one of the participating units in the collaborative program in Science, Society and Policy.

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Degree options


The master's program includes a CO-OP option, which provides two consecutive terms of valuable industry experience.

CO-OP program requirements, employers, salaries, and details

Key research themes

  • Computer communications, multimedia and distributed systems
  • Computer-aided design for electronic circuit
  • Computer and software engineering
  • Digital and wireless communications
  • Microwave and electromagnetics
  • Signal, speech and image processing
  • Integrated circuits and devices
  • Systems and machine intelligence
  • Photonics systems
  • Biomedical engineering


These programs are only offered in English.

Career opportunities

Discover where graduate studies could take you.
  • Hardware designer
  • Computer applications engineer
  • Embedded microsystems engineer
  • Wireless and network systems technical manager
  • Software developer
  • Systems engineer
  • Electronics and chip designer
  • Electromagnetics engineer
  • Communications engineer
  • Signal-processing engineer
  • Product engineer
  • Automation engineer
  • Avionics engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Power systems and renewable energy engineer

Questions about graduate studies?

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Phone: 613-562-5347