UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING (AECPEBASC)

FIRST YEAR COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Fall Session – Year 1   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
APS100H1: Orientation to Engineering F 1 - 1 0.25
APS110H1: Engineering Chemistry and Materials Science F 3 1 1 0.50
APS111H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice I F 3 1 1 0.50
CIV100H1: Mechanics F 3 - 2 0.50
MAT186H1: Calculus I F 3 - 1 0.50
MAT188H1: Linear Algebra F 3 1 1 0.50
Winter Session – Year 1   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
APS105H1: Computer Fundamentals S 3 2 1 0.50
APS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II S 2 2 - 0.50
ECE191H1: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering S 1 - - 0.15
ECE110H1: Electrical Fundamentals S 3 1 2 0.50
MAT187H1: Calculus II S 3 - 1 0.50
MIE100H1: Dynamics S 3 - 2 0.50

Approved Course Substitutions

  1. Students are able to substitute MAT186H1 with the online calculus course APS162H1.
  2. Students are able to substitute MAT187H1 with the online calculus course APS163H1.
  3. Students are able to substitute APS110H1 with the online course APS164H1.
  4. Students are able to substitute CIV100H1 with the online course APS160H1.

SECOND YEAR COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Fall Session – Year 2   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
ECE201H1: Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar F 1 - - 0.15
ECE212H1: Circuit Analysis F 3 1.50 2 0.50
ECE241H1: Digital Systems F 3 3 - 0.50
ECE244H1: Programming Fundamentals F 3 2 1 0.50
MAT290H1: Advanced Engineering Mathematics F 3 - 2 0.50
MAT291H1: Calculus III F 3 - 2 0.50
Winter Session – Year 2   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
ECE216H1: Signals and Systems S 3 1 2 0.50
ECE221H1: Electric and Magnetic Fields S 3 1 2 0.50
ECE231H1: Introductory Electronics S 3 1.50 2 0.50
ECE243H1: Computer Organization S 3 3 - 0.50
ECE297H1: COMMUNICATION AND DESIGN S 2 2 2 0.50

THIRD AND FOURTH YEAR COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Required Course – Year 3 or 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
ECE472H1: Engineering Economic Analysis & Entrepreneurship F/S 3 - 2 0.50
Required Course – Year 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
ECE496Y1: Design Project Y 1 - 1 1.00

AREA 1 - PHOTONICS & SEMICONDUCTOR PHYSICS

Fall Term – Year 3 or 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
KERNEL COURSES          
ECE335H1: Introduction to Electronic Devices F 3 - 2 0.50
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES          
ECE427H1: Photonic Devices F 3 - 2 0.50
ECE442H1: Introduction to Micro- and Nano-Fabrication Technologies F 3 2 1 0.50
Winter Term – Year 3 or 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
KERNEL COURSES          
ECE318H1: Fundamentals of Optics S 3 1.50 1 0.50
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES          
ECE330H1: Quantum and Semiconductor Physics S 3 - 2 0.50
ECE437H1: VLSI Technology S 3 3 - 0.50
ECE469H1: Optical Communications and Networks S 3 1.50 1 0.50

AREA 2 – ELECTROMAGNETICS & ENERGY SYSTEMS

Fall Term – Year 3 or 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
KERNEL COURSES          
ECE314H1: Fundamentals of Electrical Energy Systems F 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE320H1: Fields and Waves F 3 1.50 1 0.50
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES          
BME595H1: Medical Imaging F 2 3 1 0.50
ECE424H1: Microwave Circuits F 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE520H1: Power Electronics F 3 1.50 1 0.50
Winter Term – Year 3 or 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
KERNEL COURSES          
ECE313H1: Energy Systems and Distributed Generation S 3. 1.50 1 0.50
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES          
ECE422H1: Radio and Microwave Wireless Systems S 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE463H1: Electric Drives S 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE526H1: Power System Protection and Automation S 3 1 1 0.50

AREA 3 – ANALOG & DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

Fall Term – Year 3 or 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
KERNEL COURSES          
ECE331H1: Analog Electronics F 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE334H1: Digital Electronics F 3 1.50 1 0.50
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES          
ECE424H1: Microwave Circuits F 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE430H1: Analog Integrated Circuits F 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE446H1: Sensory Communication F 3 1.50 - 0.50
Winter Term – Year 3 or 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
KERNEL COURSES          
ECE334H1: Digital Electronics S 3 1.50 1 0.50
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES          
ECE412H1: Analog Signal Processing Circuits S 3 - 2 0.50
ECE437H1: VLSI Technology S 3 3 - 0.50
ECE532H1: Digital Systems Design S 3 3 - 0.50

AREA 4 – CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS & SIGNAL PROCESSING

Fall Term – Year 3 or 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
KERNEL COURSES          
ECE311H1: Introduction to Control Systems F 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE316H1: Communication Systems F 3 1.50 1 0.50
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES          
BME445H1: Neural Bioelectricity F 3 1.50 1 0.50
BME595H1: Medical Imaging F 2 3 1 0.50
ECE302H1: Probability and Applications F 3 - 2 0.50
ECE410H1: Linear Control Systems F 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE417H1: Digital Communication F 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE421H1: Introduction to Machine Learning F 3 - 2 0.50
ECE431H1: Digital Signal Processing F 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE446H1: Sensory Communication F 3 1.50 - 0.50
ECE470H1: Robot Modeling and Control F 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE516H1: Intelligent Image Processing F 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE537H1: Random Processes F 3 - 2 0.50
Winter Term – Year 3 or 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
KERNEL COURSES          
ECE311H1: Introduction to Control Systems S 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE316H1: Communication Systems S 3 1.50 1 0.50
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES          
ECE302H1: Probability and Applications S 3 - 2 0.50
ECE368H1: Probabilistic Reasoning S 3 1.50 3 0.50
ECE411H1: Real-Time Computer Control S 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE421H1: Introduction to Machine Learning S 3 - 2 0.50
ECE422H1: Radio and Microwave Wireless Systems S 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE462H1: Multimedia Systems S 3 2 - 0.50
ECE464H1: Wireless Communication S 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE469H1: Optical Communications and Networks S 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE470H1: Robot Modeling and Control S 3 1.50 1 0.50
BME331H1: Physiological Control Systems :S 3 1 1 0.50

AREA 5 – COMPUTER HARDWARE & COMPUTER NETWORKS

Fall Term – Year 3 or 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
KERNEL COURSES          
ECE361H1: Computer Networks I F 3 1.50 1 0.50
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES          
ECE302H1: Probability and Applications F 3 - 2 0.50
ECE461H1: Internetworking F 3 1.50 0.50 0.50
ECE537H1: Random Processes F 3 - 2 0.50
ECE552H1: Computer Architecture F 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE568H1: Computer Security F 3 3 - 0.50
Winter Term – Year 3 or 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
KERNEL COURSES          
ECE342H1: Computer Hardware S 3 3 - 0.50
ECE361H1: Computer Networks I S 3 1.50 1 0.50
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES          
ECE302H1: Probability and Applications S 3 - 2 0.50
ECE462H1: Multimedia Systems S 3 2 - 0.50
ECE464H1: Wireless Communication S 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE466H1: Computer Networks II S 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE469H1: Optical Communications and Networks S 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE532H1: Digital Systems Design S 3 3 - 0.50
ECE568H1: Computer Security S 3 3 - 0.50

AREA 6 – SOFTWARE

Fall Term – Year 3 or 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
KERNEL COURSES          
ECE344H1: Operating Systems F 3 3 - 0.50
ECE345H1: Algorithms and Data Structures F 3 - 2 0.50
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES          
APS360H1: Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals F 2 - 2 0.50
CSC343H1: Introduction to Databases F 2 - 1 0.50
CSC418H1: Computer Graphics F 2 - 1 0.50
ECE326H1: Programming Languages F 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE444H1: Software Engineering F 3 3 - 0.50
ECE454H1: Computer Systems Programming F 3 3 - 0.50
ECE461H1: Internetworking F 3 1.50 0.50 0.50
ECE467H1: Compilers & Interpreters F 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE568H1: Computer Security F/S 3 3 - 0.50
Winter Term – Year 3 or 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
KERNEL COURSES          
ECE344H1: Operating Systems S 3 3 - 0.50
ECE345H1: Algorithms and Data Structures S 3 - 2 0.50
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES          
APS360H1: Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals F 2 - 2 0.50
CSC343H1: Introduction to Databases S 2 - 1 0.50
CSC418H1: Computer Graphics S 2 - 1 0.50
ECE419H1: Distributed Systems S 3 1.50 1 0.50
ECE448H1: Biocomputation S 3 - 2 0.50
ECE568H1: Computer Security S 3 3 - 0.50

SCIENCE/MATH ELECTIVES

Fall Term – Year 3 or 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
BME440H1: Biomedical Engineering Technology and Investigation F 2 4 - 0.50
BME455H1: Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering II F 3 1.50 1 0.50
CHE353H1: Engineering Biology F 2 - 2 0.50
CIV220H1: Urban Engineering Ecology F 3 - 1 0.50
CIV300H1: Terrestrial Energy Systems F 3 - 2 0.50
ECE302H1: Probability and Applications F 3 - 2 0.50
ECE367H1: Matrix Algebra and Optimization F 3 - 2 0.50
ECE537H1: Random Processes F 3 - 2 0.50
ESC384H1: Partial Differential Equations F 3 - 1 0.50
Winter Term – Year 3 or 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
CHE354H1: Cellular and Molecular Biology S 3 1 2 0.50
CIV300H1: Terrestrial Energy Systems S 3 - 2 0.50
ECE302H1: Probability and Applications S 3 - 2 0.50
ECE368H1: Probabilistic Reasoning S 3 - 1 0.50
ECE448H1: Biocomputation S 3 - 2 0.50
BME331H1: Physiological Control Systems S 3 1 1 0.50

ECE Program Requirements

There are nine requirements:

  1. BREADTH REQUIREMENT:  A minimum of four kernel courses, each in a different area, must be chosen.
  2. DEPTH REQUIREMENT:  Select at least two areas from which one kernel course has been chosen.  In each of these two areas, two additional technical courses must be chosen.  Kernel courses may also be chosen to meet this requirement.
  3. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS REQUIREMENTSECE472H1 must be chosen.  Course can be taken in either third or fourth year.
  4. CAPSTONE REQUIREMENT:  The Design Project, ECE496Y1, must be taken in fourth year.  To be eligible to register for the capstone course, you must have at least 7 technical electives or 6 technical electives plus ECE472H1.
  5. MATH/SCIENCE REQUIREMENT:  At least one course from the Math/Science area must be chosen.
  6. TECHNICAL ELECTIVE REQUIREMENT:  A minimum of three additional ECE technical courses must be chosen from any of the six areas of study.  With approval from ECE, one of the technical electives can be taken from another department. Only 300, 400 and 500 level courses can be used as a technical elective.
  7. FREE ELECTIVE REQUIREMENT:  One is required, and may be a technical or a non-technical course.
  8. COMPLEMENTARY STUDIES REQUIREMENT:  In each of terms 3F, 3S, 4F, and 4S, a complementary studies course must be taken.  Of the four complementary studies courses, a minimum of two must be humanities and social science (HSS) courses chosen from an approved list on the Registrar's website: http://www.undergrad.engineering.utoronto.ca/Office_of_the_Registrar/Electives.htm
  9. PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT:  Students are required to have completed a total of 600 hours of acceptable practical experience before graduation (normally during their summer vacation periods).  Students registered within this program, may elect to enrol and participate in the Professional Experience Year (PEY Co-op) program.  The PEY Co-op program requires that qualified students undertake a paid, full-time 12-16 month continuous work period with a participating company.  Details are described at the beginning of this chapter.  For more information, consult the PEY Office early in session 2F or 3F.

A sample course selection arrangement for third and fourth year is shown in the table below.

3F Technical Elective Other Science/Math Area Kernel Area Kernel Complementary Studies
3S Engineering Economics Depth Area Kernel Area Kernel Complementary Studies
4F Technical Elective Depth Depth 4th Year Design Project Humanities & Social Science
4S Free Elective Technical Elective Depth 4th Year Design Project Humanities & Social Science

Degree Designation

If, among the eight courses required to satisfy the Breadth requirement (1) and the Depth requirement (2), at least four are selected from Areas 5 and 6, then the student is eligible for the B.A.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering.  If, among these eight courses, at least five are selected from Areas 1 to 4, then the student is eligible for the B.A.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering.  By appropriate choice of kernel courses as technical or free electives, it may be possible to satisfy these requirements simultaneously; in this case, the student must choose one of the two designations.

In addition to the above program requirements, all CEAB requirements, including the minimum number of accreditation units (AU's) in the various CEAB categories, must be met in order to graduate.

CEAB Requirements

To satisfy CEAB requirements, students must accumulate, during four years of study, a minimum number of academic units in six categories:  complementary studies, mathematics, basic science, engineering science, engineering design, combined engineering science and design.  For details on how to verify satisfaction of CEAB requirements, students are referred to the ECE Undergraduate website:
https://magellan.ece.toronto.edu.

It is recognized that the course selection process can be complex in the flexible curriculum for third and fourth year.  Students are advised to consult the ECE Undergraduate Office on questions related to course selection.  In addition, tools will be provided to assist students to ensure satisfaction of all requirements in their course selection.  For complete details, students are referred to the ECE Department Undergraduate Studies office at askece@ecf.utoronto.ca.

A student who selects a course of study that does not meet ECE and CEAB requirements will not be eligible to graduate.