The M.Sc. is a postgraduate academic Master's degree. The M.Sc. program consists of both coursework and research, with a final thesis and thesis presentation. The M.Eng. is a professional degree. In Canada and the U.S., M.Eng. is a terminal degree (this is the highest you may achieve with this degree - you may not move into a Ph.D. program) and consists of coursework, some research, a final project and/or research paper and presentation of the final paper/project.
For all students in the Ph.D. program, a thesis, which is based on original research work normally carried out at this university, is required. Two Residence Periods at the University of Manitoba devoted to full-time postgraduate study, subsequent to admission into the Ph.D. Program, are required of all students. All full-time Ph.D. students are also required to present a paper every year of their program at the Department's annual graduate student conference.
Students may select from one of the following types of programs:
a specialized research-oriented activity
an interdisciplinary program
a collaboration with industry or research centres in Canada
Internationally recognized programs and areas of research include:
Computer architecture and software systems
Power apparatus and systems engineering