MESc Program Information

Time to Completion: 6 terms (2 years)

Funding Information:

Eligible research-based students will receive a minimum of $13,000 plus tuition (excludes ancillary fees) through research grants, contracts, scholarships and teaching assistantships. To maintain fundable status, students must sustain an average of 78% at Western. For information about the cost of living and educational expenses while at Western, please visit our Financial Planning page.

Students are encouraged to review all opportunities available and apply to those for which you are eligible. 

MESc Program Requirements

  • 4 graduate courses
    • Courses must be technical courses - professional development or non-technical courses would be considered outside the 4 course requirement.
    • Undergraduate courses can be taken as an audit with supervisory approval. Any undergraduate course taken would be above & beyond the degree requirement and would not be considered as credit towards the degree.
    • Students may request course credit exemption in accordace with the Faculty of Engineering Graduate Course Exepmtion Policy. All requests are subject to approval. Please contact the ECE Graduate Program Coordinator for more information.
  • Successful defense and submission of a research thesis (Thesis Defense Timeline)
  • Complete 1 seminar session over the course of degree
  • Students can start in September, January or May
  • Students enrolled in the MESc program MUST register in every term from initial registration until all degree requirements are complete. If unable to register, the student may apply for a Leave of Absence

M.E.Sc. Course Offerings

**All courses & schedules may be subject to change. Please regularly check this page for the most up to date information**  Western Buildings & Abbreviations 

Summer 2022

Course Title Instructor Schedule Start Day
ECE 9200L Software Engineering for Human-Computer Interface Design R. Eagleson

Wednesdays 12:00pm-3:00pm

P&AB 106

May 4-August 24, 2022
ECE 9400 Flexible AC Transmission Systems FACTS R. Varma

Monday 4:00pm-7:00pm

Friday 2:00pm-5:00pm

Virtual synchronous sessions

May 9 - July 8, 2022
ECE 9304 Digital Modulation and Coding R. Rao

Thursday 9:30am-11:30am

SEB 3109 (May 5th only: SEB 3102)   

Friday 9:00am-10:00am

SEB 3109

May 3-June 30, 2022

Fall 2021

Course Title Instructor Schedule Start day
ECE 9201 Digital Image Processing H. Ladak

Monday 2:30pm-3:30pm
SEB 2200

Wednesday 3:30pm-4:30pm
SEB 1059

Friday 2:30pm-3:30pm
SEB 2200

September 8, 2021
ECE 9305 Applied Probability Theory S. Primak

Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TBD

ECE 9406 Special Topics in Power: Modeling Transmission Lines in Power Systems A. Dounavis

Thursday 1:30pm-4:30pm
TBD

September 16, 2021
ECE 9408 Modelling Power Systems for Protection, Control, and Transient Studies F. Badrkhani-Ajaei

Wednesday 2:30pm-5:30pm

TBD

ECE 9506 Linear Systems and Modern Control Theory L. Brown                                       

Tuesday 6:00pm-7:30pm
SEB 2099

Thursday 5:30pm-7:00pm
SEB 1059

September 14, 2021
ECE 9603 Data Analytics Foundations K. Grolinger

Thursday 9:00 am-1:00pm

TC 204

September 9, 2021

Winter 2022

Course Title Instructor Schedule Start day
ECE 9202 Advanced Image Processing & Analysis H. Ladak

Monday 8:30am-10:30am
ACEB 1415

Tuesday 5:30pm-6:30pm
ACEB 1415

January 10, 2022
ECE 9203 Random Signals, Adaptive and Kalman Filtering V. Parsa

Monday 11:30am-2:30pm
ACEB 2435

January 10, 2022
ECE 9308 Wireless Communications: Design and Simulations S. Primak

Thursday 1:30pm-4:30pm
SEB 2094

January 10, 2022 (first lecture January 13th)
ECE 9309 Machine Learning A. Shami

Wednesday 3:30pm-6:30pm
HSB 35

ECE 9402 Power System Protection F. Badrkhani-Ajaei

Thursday 5:30pm-6:30pm
ACEB 1420

Friday 8:30am-10:30am
SEB 1056

January 14, 2022
ECE 9407 Sensor Networks & Embedded Systems J. McLeod Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm
ACEB 1450
ECE 9516 Topics in Autonomous Robots I. Polushin

Tuesday 1:00pm-4:00pm
AHB 1B02

ECE 9609 Introduction to Hacking A. Essex

Monday 9:00am-12:00pm
ACEB 1410

January 10, 2022
ECE 9660 Special Topics in SE – Artificial Intelligence and Society: Ethical and Legal Challenges M. Barnes

Monday 4:30pm-6:30pm
MC320

Course Enrollment Deadlines

Fall 2021

**Please note the below deadlines apply to all Fall 2021 courses - regardless of course start date.

September 1, 2021: Fall term officially begins - does not necessarily concide with the beginning of classes.


September 15, 2021: Last Day to ADD a Graduate Course for Fall term. Last Day to Drop a graduate course online. *this is also the last day to SWAP courses. This add date applies to ALL courses being offered in the Fall term, regardless of the course start date.


September 30, 2021: Last Day to declare an AUDIT for a Fall course.


September 30, 2021:Last Day to DROP a Fall graduate course without it appearing on the transcript. All forms must be received by the end of business hours. This drop date applies to ALL courses being offered in the Fall term, regardless of the course start date.


October 31, 2021: Last Day to DROP a Fall graduate course and receive a 'Withdrawn' on the transcript - after this date a 'Fail' will be assigned. All forms must be received by the end of business hours. This drop date applies to ALL courses being offered in the Fall term, regardless of the course start date.

Winter 2022

**Please note the below deadlines apply to all Winter 2022 courses - regardless of course start date.

January 1, 2022: Winter term officially begins - does not necessarily concide with the beginning of classes.


Janaury 15, 2022: Last Day to ADD a Graduate Course for Winter term. Last Day to Drop a graduate course online. *this is also the last day to SWAP courses. This add date applies to ALL courses being offered in the Winter term, regardless of the course start date.


January 30, 2022: Last Day to declare an AUDIT for a Winter course.


January 30, 2022: Last Day to DROP a Winter graduate course without it appearing on your transcript. All forms must be received by the end of business hours. This drop date applies to ALL courses being offered in the Winter term, regardless of the course start date.


February 28, 2022: Last Day to DROP a Winter graduate course receive a 'Withdrawn' on the transcript - after this date a 'Fail' will be assigned. All forms must be received by the end of business hours. This drop date applies to ALL courses being offered in the Winter term, regardless of the course start date.

Summer 2022

**Please note the below deadlines apply to all Summer 2022 courses - regardless of course start date.

May 1, 2022: Summer term officially begins - does not necessarily concide with the beginning of classes.


May 15, 2022: Last Day to ADD a Graduate Course for Summer term. Last Day to Drop a graduate course online. *This is also the last day to SWAP courses. This add date applies to ALL courses being offered in the Summer term, regardless of the course start date.


May 31, 2022: Last Day to declare an AUDIT for a Summer course.


May 31, 2022: Last Day to DROP a Summer graduate course without it appearing on the transcript. All forms must be received by the end of business hours. This drop date applies to ALL courses being offered in the Summer term, regardless of the course start date.


June 30, 2022: Last Day to DROP a Summer graduate course receive a 'Withdrawn' on the transcript - after this date a 'Fail' will be assigned. All forms must be received by the end of business hours. This drop date applies to ALL courses being offered in the Summer term, regardless of the course start date.


MESc Program Information

MESc Forms

*Accelerated Masters Program

Accelerated Master of Engineering Science (MESc) Program

The Accelerated Master of Engineering Science (MESc) program is designed to encourage outstanding and research-motivated students to complete the MESc degree through one extra year of study beyond their BESc program.

This program is offered to current 3rd year Western Engineering students, and in order to be accepted into the Accelerated MESc, an applicant must have at least 78% cumulative average based on 2nd and 3rd years of the undergraduate program. For dual-degree students, the admission average is calculated based on 2nd and 3rd years of the Engineering program.

Program format

Applicant must identify a supervisor during 3rd year, and begin his/her research project in supervisor's lab (typically through NSERC USRA or Dean' s Research Award) in the Summer before the beginning of 4th year.

During the 4th year of undergraduate program:

  • Take one graduate level course as a substitute for a 4th year technical elective.
  • Complete rest of the courses and other requirements for the BESc program.
  • May take (optional) one graduate course as an overload, to be counted as a credit in the graduate degree. Maintain a cumulative average of 78% based on 3rd and 4th years of the undergraduate program

Starting the MESc program in May (immediately after completing BESc degree):

  • Take two graduate courses (if took the overload graduate course in the 4th year)
  • Take three graduate courses (if no overload graduate course in the 4th year)
  • Complete research and thesis

How to Apply and Requirements

  • Interested students must complete an online application for graduate studies (Accelerated Masters program) no later than August 1st prior to beginning their 4th year of study.
  • Students who work in the summer prior to beginning their 4th year of study through the summer research program in Engineering (NSERC USRA, Dean's Award or Summer Research Award) are eligible to apply.
  • Students must also register in the appropriate 4th year courses as described in the table above.
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students are all eligible to apply

Enrolling in Graduate courses as a 4th Year Undergraduate student

While you are an undergraduate student, you must work with the Undergraduate Coordinator in ECE on all course enrollment matters.

MESc to Doctoral Program Transfer

Both the ECE Transfer Request and the SGPS Transfer Request Forms must be completed and submitted to the Department. These forms are located on the ECE Forms page.

Requirements

  • In order to request a transfer to the PhD program an MESc student must submit the request prior to beginning their 4th term of enrolment.
  • An average of 85% across the courses taken during the MESc program is required to be eligible to transfer to the PhD program
  • MESc to PhD transfer students must take 8 graduate level courses to complete the degree requirements. A Maximum of 2 courses 2 MAY be waived, with ECE Graduate Committee approval.

Thesis Exam Information

Please see  the SGPS Thesis Guide for information on formatting, timelines, preliminary submission, exam requirements and final submission. 

Scholastic Integrity

Graduate Students in the ECE Department are expected to meet and uphold Western University's standards of Academic Integrity. 

For the complete policy and regulations see: http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/academic_policies/appeals/scholastic_discipline_grad.pdf