Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

About Program Degrees Offered and Application Requirements

Join the only graduate program in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science in Canada. It provides you with breadth, as well as specializations in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Software Engineering.

Our program has 120 students supervised by 50 professors, whose research ranges from biomedical engineering to virtual reality and from data mining to nanoelectronics. More detailed information about specific research topics can be found on the websites of the research groups and professors associated with our program. Graduates of our program have ended up both in academia and industry. Former students can now be found at companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, NASA and Uber.

In our program, you can pursue a Master of Science (Computer Science), a Master of Applied Science (Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Software Engineering), or a Doctor of Philosophy (all four fields of specialization).

You are expected to complete the MSc or MASc degree in 20 months, while the PhD is a four year degree program. All three degrees emphasize research. As a MASc student you take a full-year research project course that greatly enhances and broadens your skills and experience. As a PhD student you either complete a one-term industrial internship or you teach a one-term course under the supervision of a professor.

As a student you work in state of the art labs in the Lassonde Building and the brand new Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence. Several students and professors are associated with specialized research units such as the Centre for Vision Research, the York Centre for Field Robotics, and Centre for Innovation in Computing @ Lassonde. Many professors have collaborative research partnerships with organizations ranging from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to General Motors.

Toronto is one of the most vibrant cities in the world, offering you a truly multicultural atmosphere unmatched anywhere in Canada. With a population of more than 2.5 million people, Toronto is the capital of the province of Ontario, the heart of Canada's legal and business communities, and a thriving cultural and entertainment center. Join us in Toronto to complete your graduate studies.

MSc in CS

The Master’s degree program in Computer Science covers a wide variety of topics within Computer Science, including artificial intelligence, computer graphics, computer vision, human-centered computing, information systems, networks, theory of computation and virtual reality.  It offers internship opportunities for students interested in an industrial career but also prepares students for a doctoral degree program.

MASc in ECE

The Master’s degree program in Electrical and Computer Engineering covers the fields of Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Software Engineering.  A project course prepares students for their research.  The program offers internship opportunities for students interested in an industrial career but also prepares students for a doctoral degree.

PhD in EECS

This is Canada’s only doctoral degree program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  It provides students breadth with a range of courses spanning from Electrical Engineering to Computer Science and allows them to specialize in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering.  It offers a teaching practicum for students who want to pursue a career in academia and an internship for students aiming for industrial positions.

MASc (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Program Description

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Course work AND
  • Thesis
Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 5 term(s)
  • Part-time - 10 term(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    December 13, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only (Round 1))
    February 14, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only (Round 2))
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)577
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)90-91
    IELTS (Academic Module)7
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 4
    YUELILevel 6 with Honours
    MELABOverall score of 82, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 65, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC1
    Minimum CAE ScoreC
    Number of Recommendations Required
    3
    Other Requirement(s)
    • GRE is strongly recommended
    • A one-page statement of purpose and previous experience required
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    MSc (Computer Science)

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Course work AND
    • Thesis OR
    • Major research paper
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 5 term(s)
  • Part-time - 10 term(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    December 13, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only (Round 1))
    February 14, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only (Round 2))
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)577
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)90-91
    IELTS (Academic Module)7
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 4
    YUELILevel 6 with Honours
    MELABOverall score of 82, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 65, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC1
    Minimum CAE ScoreC
    Number of Recommendations Required
    3
    Other Requirement(s)
    • GRE is strongly recommended
    • A one-page statement of purpose and previous experience required
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    PhD (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Qualifying examination(s) AND
    • Industrial internship OR teaching practicum AND
    • Dissertation
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 4 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    December 13, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only (Round 1))
    February 14, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only (Round 2))
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)577
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)90-91
    IELTS (Academic Module)7
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 4
    YUELILevel 6 with Honours
    MELABOverall score of 82, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 65, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC1
    Minimum CAE ScoreC
    Number of Recommendations Required
    3
    Other Requirement(s)
    • GRE is strongly recommended
    • A one-page statement of purpose and previous experience required
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3