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 2021

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

Wednesday 5:00 pm-6:30pm ET

Friday 5:00 - 7:30pm ET

May 5, 2021
ECE 9607 Cooperative Distributed Systems Engineering: Technologies &Applications H. Ghenniwa Friday 2:00 - 5:00pm ET May 21 - July 16, 2021
ECE 9400 Flexible AC Transmission Systems FACTS R. Varma

TBD

July - August 2021
ECE 9304 Digital Modulation and Coding R. Rao

Tuesday 11:30am - 12:30pm ET

Thursday 8:30am - 12:30pm ET

May 3 - June 30, 2021

Fall 2020

Course Title Instructor Schedule Start day
ECE 9506 Linear Systems and Modern Control Theory L. Brown                                       

Tuesday 9:30-11:00am

Thursday 4:30pm-6:00pm

September 10th
ECE 9603 Data Analytics Foundations K. Grolinger

Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm

ECE 9201 Digital Image Processing H. Ladak N/A

 

ECE 9403 High Frequency Power Converters G. Moschopoulos

Monday 12:30pm-2:30pm

Tuesday 12:30pm-2:30pm

Wednesday
1:30pm-3:30pm

 

ECE 9408 Modeling Power Sytems for Protection, Control, and Transient Studies F. Badrkhani Ajaei

Tuesday 8:30am-11:30am

September 15th
ECE 9305 Applied Probability Theory S. Primak

TBA

Winter 2021

Course Title Instructor Schedule Start day
ECE 9202 Advanced Image Processing & Analysis R. Jafari

Monday 8:30am-10:30am

Tuesday 5:30pm-6:30pm

January 11, 2021
ECE 9203 Random Signals, Adaptive and Kalman Filtering V. Parsa Friday 8:30am-11:30 January 15, 2021
ECE 9308 Wireless Communications: Design and Simulations X. Wang Tuesday 9:00am-12:00pm
ECE 9309 Machine Learning A. Shami

Monday 1:30am-4:30am

ECE 9402 Power System Protection F. Badrkhani-Ajaei

Thursday 5:30pm-6:30pm

Friday 8:30am-10:30am

ECE 9407 Sensor Networks & Embedded Systems J. McLeod Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am
ECE 9504 Optimization Techniques R. Patel Thursday 2:30pm-5:00pm
ECE 9513 Robot Control I. Polushin

Tuesday 1:00pm-4:00pm

ECE 9609 Introduction to Hacking A. Essex

Monday 8:30am-11:30am

January 11, 2021
ECE 9660 Special Topics in SE – Artificial Intelligence and Society: Ethical and Legal Challenges B. Chomanski

Friday 10:30 - 12:30

ECE 9702 Numerical Methods for Analysis and Design of High-speed Electrical Circuits A. Dounavis

Monday 10:30am-1:30pm

January 18, 2021

Course Enrollment Deadlines

Fall 2020 & Winter 2021



  • September 1, 2020 - Fall term officially begins - does not necessarily concide with the beginning of classes.
  • September 15, 2020 Last Day to ADD a Graduate Course for Fall 2019. Last Day to Drop a graduate course online. this is also the last day to SWAP classes 
  • September 30, 2020 -  Last Day to declare an AUDIT for a Fall course
  • September 30, 2020 - 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. 
  • October 31, 2020 - Last Day to DROP a Fall 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. 
  • January 1, 2021 - Winter term officially begins - does not necessarily concide with the beginning of classes.
  • January 15, 2021 Last Day to ADD a Graduate Course for Winter 2020. Last Day to Drop a graduate course online. This is also the last day to SWAP classes 
  • January 31, 2021 -  Last Day to declare an AUDIT for a Winter course
  • January 31, 2021 - Last Day to DROP a Winter graduate course without it appearing on the transcript. All forms must be received by the end of business hours. 
  • February 28, 2021 - 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.

 

 

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