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Lakehead University, Faculty of Engineering - Graduate Program in Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Program Overview

Lakehead University's (Lakehead) 2-year thesis-based Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering (MSc ENG) program is primarily for students who hold bachelor's degrees in electrical, computer or software engineering. Current research areas include Communications, Networking, VLSI, RF and Microwave, Power Electronics, Electron Devices, Biomedical Applications, Computers and Software. The program aims to produce graduates who are prepared to take on advanced positions in industry or pursue opportunities in academia. Some students in the Electrical & Computer Engineering program are also given the opportunity to instruct laboratory courses, mark assignments and counsel undergraduate students.


 Program includes formal coursework and thesis work
 Participation of Software Engineering department
 Students can focus on hardware or software

Admissions & Tuition

  Information For International Students
Admissions Criteria
 Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 70.0
 Minimum GRE Score: No Set Minimum
 Minimum Work Experience: No Set Minimum
 English Language Proficiency  (Minimum Score)
  IELTS: 6.5
  TOEFL (Computer-based): 213.0
  TOEFL (Internet-based): 80.0
  TOEFL (Paper-based): 550.0
Deadlines (Month/Day)
 Application: 2/1
 Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Fees (C$)
 International Application Fee: 50
 Total Tuition for Program (excluding books): 14,282
 Total Fees for Program (excluding books): 557
 Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 14,839

Programs/Credentials Offered by Department

Master's of Science in Engineering

Comparison of Selected Graduate Engineering Credentials Offered

  Approx. # Students
(all options)
Campus Based Option Online
Time To Complete
Master's Degree (Thesis) (F/T)
  Campus Based Option    2 years 

Ranking and Reputation

 Annual research funding to program of $158,000

Buildings & Resources

Located on over 130 hectares of land in south-west Thunder Bay, Lakehead's Faculty of Engineering provides "smart classrooms", GIS labs, and computer teaching and research labs for students. All students receive individual computer and email accounts. The C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse offers a fully equipped gymnasium, weight and combative rooms, squash courts and an Olympic-size pool. The multi-sport athletics facility, which opened in 2005, houses an indoor running track, multi-purpose indoor field, aerobic/yoga studio, weight room and fitness centre, climbing wall, student lounge and sports medicine clinic.

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