There are many reasons why the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering should be your first choice for graduate studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering or Biomedical Engineering.

  • Excellent scholarships for outstanding students:
    • NEW! In celebration of Carleton’s 75th anniversary, a generous new scholarship has been established for incoming graduate students in one of the research graduate programs (MASc, PhD) in Systems and Computer Engineering. Funding up to $45,000 in the first year is available. See here for details.
    • For domestic students: a limited number of 3-year tuition fee waiver scholarships for PhD students and 2-year fee waiver scholarships for MASc students.
    • A variety of endowed scholarships.
  • We offer a wide range of graduate programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, with recognized strengths in real-time systems, the hardware-software interface, signal processing, telecommunications and networks, software engineering, analytics, and biomedical engineering. Graduate programs include master’s and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and master’s and PhD programs in Biomedical Engineering.
  • The Department is well known for the quality of its graduate research. Our faculty members are active researchers, journal editors, conference organizers, and grant holders who involve their graduate students from the very start of their programs. See examples of graduate student research.
  • Carleton University is one of Canada’s major centres for teaching and research in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering:
  • Our laboratory facilities are extensive, with many donated by leading high technology companies; many other advanced facilities are available nearby via arrangements with government departments.
  • Carleton University has a beautiful campus situated in a natural environment, bordered by the Rideau River and Vincent Massey Park on one side and the Rideau Canal and Central Experimental Farm on another. But the campus still provides easy access to the many museums and cultural facilities of the national capital, as well as nearby natural areas for hiking, skiing, camping and other outdoor pursuits.


Our faculty members conduct advanced research on a broad range of topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering in our advanced research facilities and laboratories.

Graduate student research in the spotlight:

Successful Graduates

Our programs teach our graduate students valuable skills that are essential in getting them started in their own careers after graduation. Some examples of recent alumni success stories: