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The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering, is one of the leading academic research departments in Canada. We offer a range of undergraduate and graduate programs: the BA, BSc and iBSc in Computer Science, the BA and BSc in Computer Security, the BA in Digital Media, the BEng in Computer Engineering, the BEng in Electrical Engineering, and the BEng in Software Engineering, as well as MSc program in Computer Science, MASc program in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and PhD program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Honours BA and BSc programs are accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Council. The BEng in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering  and Computer Engineering are all accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.

Specialisation in a second area in either the BA or the BSc is highly encouraged. In addition we encourage an international experience through summer schools and semesters abroad. We aim to educate a well-rounded individual able to contribute much more than a narrow technical expertise.

Our graduate programs are research based, thriving on the broad range of active research conducted by faculty members in the Department. Key strengths include computer vision, robotics and artificial intelligence, computer networks, theoretical computer science, database systems, human computer interaction, and software engineering. With over 50 research faculty and over 100 graduate students and research staff the Department fosters a dynamic research environment.

About Us

A brief history of our department.


Main campus – Vari Hall

York University is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. York University was founded in 1959. The main campus consists of some 600 acres at the northern edge of Metropolitan Toronto. Today with a student population of over 54,000, York University is one of Canada’s most popular universities, ranking third largest in the country. Research activities, as measured by the level of funding, the number of grants, and various awards, continue to expand at a rapid rate.

The Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at York University has engaged in a period of sustained growth over the past 30 years, evolving from a small teaching department in the early 1980s to over 35 faculty today.

The department offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in Computer Science, Computer Security, Digital Media, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering and Computer Engineering. These include undergraduate three-year and Honours BA and BSc programs, a BASc program, three BEng programs and graduate programs leading to MSc and PhD degrees. An optional internship is available at all levels which provides students the opportunity to experience computer science in an industrial setting. The Department is part of the Lassonde School of Engineering which offers a wide range of basic and applied programs. BEng degrees are offered in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Space Engineering. BSc degrees are offered in Applied Mathematics, Astronomy, Atmospheric Science, Computer Science, Conservation Ecology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical & Biological Chemistry, Physics, Space Science, and Statistics.


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