12 terms (4 years)
Eligible research-based students will receive a minimum of $13,000 plus tuition annually (excludes ancillary fees) through research grants, contracts, scholarships and teaching assistantships. Follwing the completion of the PhD Comprehensive exam PhD funding wil be increased ti $14,000 annually. To maintain fundable status, students must sustain an average of 78% at Western.
**All courses & schedules may be subject to change. Please regularly check this page for the most up to date information**
|ECE 9200L||Software Engineering for Human-Computer Interface Design||Dr. Eagleson||Tuesday 1:30-3:30pm UCC 41||May 9, 2017|
|ECE 9304L||Digital Modulation & Coding||R. Rao||Tuesday 10:30am-12:30pm SSC 3014||May 16, 2017|
|ECE 9607||Cooperative Distributed Systems Engineering: Technologies &Applications||H. Ghenniwa||Monday 3:00-6:00pm UCC 37||May 15, 2017|
|ECE 9505||Control, Instrumentation and Electrical Systems in Nuclear Power Plants||J. Jiang||See course outline|
|ECE 9407||Sensor Networks & Embedded Systems||K. Meerja||Monday & Wednesday 1:00-3:00pm SSC 2032||May 15, 2017|
|ECE 9506||Linear Systems and Modern Control Theory||L. Brown||Tuesday 5:30-7pm & Thursday 5:00-6:30pm SEB 1200||September 12|
|ECE 9201||Digital Image Processing||H. Ladak||
Monday 5:30-6:30pm SEB 1200
Thursday 9:30-10:30am SEB 2200
Friday 10:30-11:30am SEB 1200
|ECE 9101||Computational Electromagnetics||K. Adamiak||
Tuesday 1:30-3:30pm SSC 2028 & Thursday 1:30-2:30pm SEB 2100
|ECE 9403||High Frequency Power Converters||G. Moschopoulos||
Tuesday 10:30-12:30pm SSC 3006
Wednesday 9:30-11:30am UCC 63
Thursday 9:30-11:30am UCC 60
|ECE 9408||Modeling Power Sytems for Protection, Control, and Transient Studies||F. Badrkhani Ajaei||Wednesday 2:30-5:30pm B&GS 0165||September 13|
|ECE 9510||Telerobotics||I. Polushin||
Monday 3:30-6:30pm SH 2240 &
Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm SH 2355
|ECE 9608||Advanced Topics in Software Engineering||L. Capretz||
Thursday 2:30-5:30pm NCB 113
|ECE 9305||Applied Probability Theory||S. Primak||
Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm SEB 2202
|ECE 9202||Advanced Image Processing & Analysis||A. Ward||
Monday 2:30-3:30pm AHB 1B08
Tuesday 12:30-2:30pm FNB 3210
|ECE 9203||Random Signals, Adaptive and Kalman Filtering||V. Parsa||Friday 8:30-11:30am FNB 1270|
|ECE 9308||Wireless Communications: Design and Simulation||X. Wang||Wednesday 9:00-12:00pm FNB 1200|
|ECE 9400||Flexible AC Transmission Systems FACTS||R. Varma||Thursday 3:30-6:30pm UCC 67|
|ECE 9503||Robot Manipulators||R. Patel||
Tuesday 1:30-4:30pm FNB 1270
|ECE 9609||Introduction to Hacking: Exploitation and Protection of Systems and Software||A. Essex||Friday 11:30-2:30pm SEB 2099|
|ECE 9507||Advanced Digital Control Systems||M. Kermani||Thursday 9:30-12:30pm WSC 240|
|ECE 9705||Computer Arithmetic||A. Rehyani-Masoleh||
Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm SH 2316
|ECE 9405||Computational Methods||P. Srikantha||
Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm VAC 100
|ECE 9603||Data Analytics Foundations||K. Grolinger||Wednesday 12:30-3:30pm VAC 100|
|ECE 9402||Power System Protection||F. Badrkhani-Ajaei||
Monday 2:30-3:30pm & Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm SEB 2099
|ECE 9702||Numerical Methods for Analysis and Design of High-speed Electrical Circuits||A. Dounavis||Thursday 2:30-5:30pm TC 141|
|ECE 9309||Machine Learning||A. Shami||Tuesday 8:30-11:30a, & Thursday 6:00-9:00pm SEB 1059|
SGPS requires that student’s progress be evaluated annually by the student’s Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee shall consist of the supervisor(s) and two members. At least one of the members should be from the same area of research as the student. Each member must have at least non-core SGPS membership status. For PhD students, the Annual Progress Report needs to be submitted by March 31st.
A Progress Report should normally be submitted following a Face-to-Face Advisory Committee meeting. However, the meeting may be substituted by a Review-via-Report format, if the supervisor(s) proposes, and the student and Advisory Committee agree to.
At any time and under any condition, if the student, supervisor, Graduate Chair and/or a member of the Advisory Committee, requests a review meeting, the supervisor must arrange such a meeting within 3 weeks of the request. Such a meeting must be a Face-to-Face meeting and a Progress Report must be completed.
For More Information Please review the Annual Progress Review Document.
The main purpose of the PhD comprehensive examination is to assess the suitability of the candidate for graduate work at the doctoral level and to identify areas of weakness (if any) of the candidate in his/her discipline and field of specialization. The exam will focus primarily on the research topic and related background knowledge.
The results of the examination will be of assistance to the student and the advisory committee in recommending a program of study. Failure to pass the examination may result in a requirement to withdraw from the program.
Each student registered in a PhD program is required to attempt a comprehensive examination within the first four terms of the date of first registration in the PhD Program. The comprehensive exam must be completed successfully (with no conditions) before the end of the 5th term of the PhD study. If the course works are not completed before the comprehensive examination date, a special approval is required from the Associate Chair (Graduate).
If the comprehensive exam is not completed before the end of 5th term, the student’s academic record will be sealed. The student’s PhD advisory committee has to meet and submit a report to the graduate committee during the first two weeks of the 6th term. The student’s file will be discussed at the graduate committee. The graduate committee may request to withdraw the student from the program.
The examination committee should be proposed by the student’s advisor at least three weeks before the date of the oral examination. The advisor in consultation with the examination committee will specify at least two subject areas related to the fundamental aspects of the proposed research. These subject areas must be included in the PhD comprehensive examination submission form.
The research proposal must be limited to 20 pages (including figures, tables, and references). The report should be formatted with 1.5 line spacing and a 12 pt font.
The oral presentation at the beginning of the exam is limited to 30 minutes.
A Ph.D. comprehensive examination committee shall normally consist of at least three members of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (at least 1 of whom should not be from the advisory committee and at least 1 who should be a regular ECE member) and a chair appointed by the graduate coordinator. The membership of the examining committee shall be formed at least 3 weeks before the proposed examination date and approved by the associate chair (Graduate), who will ensure that each committee has sufficient members who are knowledgeable of the subject area of the student’s research project. The chief advisor may be a member of the examining committee but not the chair.
For More Information please review the Comprehensive Examination for Ph.D. Program Document.