This program enables students to complete their degree requirements in as little as eight months – the fastest graduate degree we offer. It is ideal for working professional engineers who are seeking to develop their software engineering skills. With preparation courses built in to the program, if needed, students with no software engineering experience can get up to speed before taking the core degree courses. Those students would complete their degree in 12 months, with three preparation courses and 10 core courses over three terms. Students with software engineering undergraduate degrees or degrees in electrical engineering with a minor in computer engineering could complete their degree in 8 months, with 10 core courses over two terms. Is this program right for me?
Students will complete a team software design project to cap off their MEng.
Outcomes and next steps
Software engineer in public and private sectors, consulting industry or management.
A course-based master’s degree in electrical engineering is usually considered a final degree.
Degree at a glance
Full course completion.
10 courses minimum; 13 courses maximum; one design project
Eight months to one year full-time
No supervisor is required
Fees and funding
Calculated per course; funding not offered; automatic consideration for scholarships
If you're interested in this program, you might want to explore other UCalgary programs.
All graduate students must pay general fees each year, as well as program fees.
Estimate for full-time students
Canadian and permanent resident
12 months of study
First 12 months of study
For first year of studies
General fees and tuition
General fees are annual and per-term fees. Annual fees are paid once per year, while per-term are paid each term (3 terms per year).
Tuition covers standard academic costs and is calculated at $714 per course. Textbooks and other material costs are not included in this total. Students who regsiter for the preparation courses will pay an extra $1,615.77, in total, for all three courses.
What are annual continuing fees?
Continuing fees do not apply to this program.
Funding is not available for this program. Students who apply to this program will be automatically considered for a limited number of scholarships. In addition, we encourage students to apply to any internal/external awards and scholarships for which they may be eligible. See: grad.ucalgary.ca/awards.
Fees listed here are estimates only, and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. These amounts should not be considered accurate. All amounts are in Canadian Dollars.
Fees are subject to change.
For more details and the most accurate information go to the Academic Calendar
For more general information, see our Fees and Funding Guide
Have you made your final decision and you’re ready to apply?