About

Electrical engineering is the design and management of power systems, communication networks and the electronic products that are transforming our way of life.


Quick facts
  • Four year degree
  • Full-time program
  • You can enter this program directly from high school
  • You can begin this program off-campus

What you will learn

The world runs on energy, and electrical energy is a convenient, valuable and important part of the supply. Electrical Engineering will prepare you to help provide reliable, sustainable energy to meet the needs of society for the future. The electrical engineering program can also prepare you to create the systems and networks that will deliver services such as internet, text, voice and video information around the globe.

The undergraduate programs presents a challenging and interesting workload. The first two years of classes are based upon core engineering subjects. The third and fourth years of classes are specialized in technical and design-based principles. We offer the advantage of small classes, large lab facilities, superb faculty and excellent support staff. 

A first-year schedule sample

All first year engineering students will take a common set of classes before entering a specialization, such as electrical engineering, in their second year.

Course Description

Fall Term
CHEM 114 General Chemistry for Engineers
COMM 102 Introduction to Business Management
GE 101 Introduction to the Engineering Profession
GE 111 Engineering Problem Solving
GE 124 Engineering Mechanics I
MATH 123 Calculus I for Engineers

Winter Term
GE 121 Engineering Design
GE 125 Engineering Mechanics II
MATH 124 Calculus II for Engineers
PHYS 155 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 125* Physics and Technology
INDG 107* Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies

* These are elective courses. You'll have a number of courses to choose between.

The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program.

Here are just a few of the classes you might take while you complete this degree:

EE 221: Analog Electronics
Introduction to solid state electronics. Emphasis is on circuit design concepts with extensive discussion on diodes and diode circuits and on bipolar junction transistors (BJT) and field effect transistors (FET) as amplifiers and as switches. 

EE 232: Digital Electronics 
An introduction to digital logic including combinational and sequential logic devices and circuits. Covers the range from the fundamentals of Boolean algebra and the binary number systems to combinational and sequential circuit functional blocks such as adders, multiplexers, counters and state machines. Some coverage is also given to electronic characteristics of real logic devices and field programmable gate arrays (FPGA). 

EE 341: Electric Machines Fundamentals
Covers the steady-state theory of electric machines. Topics include induction machines-equivalent circuit, efficiency, operating characteristics, starting, speed control and induction generator principle; synchronous machines- equivalent circuit, efficiency, operating characteristics, motor characteristics and speed control; DC machines operation, efficiency, shunt and series machines, speed control, starting.

Hands-on learning
You will use state-of-the-art technology in the lab to learn, experiment and test your ideas. From our wind tunnel to our anechoic chamber, our facilities can help you make textbook concepts tangible.

You can work with students from your classes and other disciplines to get the most from your education, whether working on homework, building a space elevator, racecar, remote control plane or art display, or finishing a design project.

Capstone Design Project
You will complete several design projects throughout your degree, but perhaps the most exciting is the fourth-year Capstone Design Project. The Capstone Design Project allows you to apply top-down design principles to a year-long project, starting with a basic description of the product or system and culminating in a presentation of a final working design. You will gain first-hand experience in the application of a formal design process while earning credit toward your degree.

Getting Involved
Our engineering students have a reputation for helping out and supporting our local community, the world’s developing nations and everywhere in between. Our students have accomplished amazing things in the areas of space design, mining competitions and agricultural design, and have been involved in projects where they aim to make a difference in developing nations through providing access to clean water, food and sustainable energies.

Whether you are interested in refining your creativity skills by collaborating with art students, developing a product to help someone with accessibility needs, traveling across the world to help build a well in Africa or designing/building a race car or airplane, we have a student group for you!

Academic support
The Engineering Student Centre works very hard to support students academically through advising and administering facilitated study sessions every week.

Careers

Your knowledge of power systems can help prevent major power blackouts and protect the environment through the management of new energy sources. Your career opportunities could include the following:

  • creating electronic devices such as 3-D TVs, Blu-Ray players, cell phones and iPads
  • designing power train technology and control systems for vehicles
  • developing instruments to be used in agriculture, medicine, manufacturing and more
  • developing green energy technologies such as solar panels and wind generators

Tuition estimates

Canadian studentsInternational students
Tuition $8,500 $23,205
Fees $922 $922
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $10,922 $25,627

Tuition will vary depending  on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed (2018-2019 Canadian dollar rates).
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year.

Program options

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.E.)

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree is a four year program offered by the College of Engineering.

While you complete your Bachelor degree, you can also enhance your experience with the following options:

You will learn how to negotiate the political, rhetorical, ethical and interpersonal challenges of communicating in a professional environment. You can complete this Certificate during your Bachelor of Engineering degree.

The Engineering Professional Internship Program is a full-time internship opportunity which includes a minimum of eight months of professionally supervised work experience. By participating in an internship, you're able to apply the theoretical knowledge you've acquired in your undergraduate studies in a practical and challenging workplace environment.

As an intern you will earn a competitive salary and vacation pay, and may receive a benefits package. You will maintain your full-time student status during your internship. Interns gain practical and in-depth experience within a specialized field, develop strong impersonal skills, write reports, present seminars and supervise others. These are employable skills that will allow you to better market yourself in a competitive job market. 

Admission requirements and deadlines

Deadlines

Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline
Spring
May 2019
Apr 1, 2019
Documents due: May 1, 2019
Feb 1, 2019
Documents due: Mar 1, 2019
Summer
July 2019
May 1, 2019
Documents due: Jun 1, 2019
Mar 1, 2019
Documents due: Apr 1, 2019
Fall
September 2019
May 1, 2019
Documents due: Jun 1, 2019
May 1, 2019
Documents due: Jun 1, 2019

Ready to apply?

A non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN is required before your application will be processed.

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