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As of September, 2008, there are 649 undergraduate, and 592 graduate students, of whom 140 are doctoral students, 140 are M.A.Sc students and 312 are M.Eng students. More about ECE...

Student Academic Services is an integral part of the Dean's Office. It actively assists potential undergraduate and potential graduate students with finding out more about the programs and entrance requirements for our Faculty.

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The department offers four year programs leading to the following Bachelors degrees in Engineering:

The four-year programs consist of the Engineering Core, taken by all engineering students, Program Cores and Electives. The Electrical Engineering Core provides a solid introduction to all aspects of the discipline including programming methodology and to the design of large software systems. Technical electives are scheduled to enable students to register for sets of related technical courses. Current sets of electives include: Communications and Signal Processing, Computer Systems, Electronics and VLSI, Power and Control Systems, and Waves and Electromagnetics. The Computer Engineering Core provides a thorough grounding in all aspects of computer hardware and software. Technical electives allow students to acquire further knowledge in various aspects of hardware or software. A mandatory 4th - year design project gives students in both programs the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have acquired to the design and testing of a working prototype.

Six Quebec universities have joined together with Hydro - Quebec to create the Institute for Electrical Power Engineering whose primary mission is to meet the anticipated shortfall in this area. Students accepted by the Institute are expected to complete six courses offered by participating universities. Some of these courses are offered in English and others in French. Students register for courses at their home universities.

Both programs involve an extensive amount of personal computing. Students are encouraged to acquire personal computers with PentiumTM or equivalent processors. Information concerning Québec government loans for the purchase of computers is available from Concordia's Financial Aid and Awards Office.


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers:

The main research areas actively pursued by the members of the department are:
    • CAD/optimization/simulation
    • Communications
    • Computer engineering
    • Image processing and multimedia
    • Microelectronics
    • microwaves
    • VLSI, networks
    • Photonics/optoelectronics
    • Power engineering
    • Signal processing


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