About

Electrical engineers design and manage power systems, communications networks and electronic products. They work on the electrical and electronic equipment and systems 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

Starting your degree

We’ve redesigned first-year engineering at USask to help you succeed and make engineering more fun. We call the new first year RE-ENGINEERED. It’s the only program of its kind in Canada. It will get you excited and inspired about engineering.

In RE-ENGINEERED, instead of high-stakes exams, you will do more assignments and quizzes so you can improve your mark if you stumble early. Daily tutorials are part of the schedule so you can get help when you need it. And instead of final exams, you will explore the different branches of engineering in hands-on courses.

You will choose your engineering specialty – known as your major, or discipline – at the end of your first year. This is the area you will study in-depth in your upper-years classes.

RE-ENGINEERED: The new first-year program

In RE-ENGINEERED, your first-year classes will be shorter and more intensive so you can learn a broader range of material. These essential skills will form the strong foundation you need for the rest of your degree.

Course Description
Courses in both the fall and winter terms
Introduction to Engineering
Mechanics (Dynamics and Statics)
Design
Engineering Mathematics
Electrical Circuits
Engineering Communication
Additional first-year courses
Computer Science
Natural sciences and their connection to engineering
Process Engineering
Hands-on experiences in the engineering disciplines

* 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.

We have RE-ENGINEERED first year

Experience RE-ENGINEERED. Our new first-year program is designed to help you succeed. We don’t want our first years to simply survive, we want you to thrive.

Your school day will start and end at the same times each day. And all first years have the same lunch-hour so you have time to join a club with your friends or fit in a workout. 

Learn by doing

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 students gain experience using equipment and software first-hand, rather than by watching demonstrations.

Get the academic help you need

Daily tutorials are built in to the RE-ENGINEERED schedule so you can get the help you need as soon as possible.

Our strong team of academic advisors is passionate about their work. You can book a one-on-one academic advising appointment to plan your degree and get your questions answered.

Join our community

You will be part of a welcoming community where you are noticed and supported. Our students cheer for each other and help each other succeed. We seek to be a place where students of any gender, race, ethnicity, religion, identity or background can work hard and achieve their goal of becoming an engineer.

Make an impact outside the classroom

Our student groups are well-established and successful.

You can use what you’ve learned in the classroom and develop leadership and team-building skills. Our design groups work on projects ranging from ¼-scale tractors, to steel bridges, to cube satellites. 

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 students International students
Tuition $8,067 $22,023
Fees $947 $947
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $10,514 $24,470

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 (2019-2020 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

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:

Admission requirements and deadlines

Deadlines

Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline
Spring
May 2021
Apr 1, 2021
Documents due: May 1, 2021
Feb 1, 2021
Documents due: Mar 1, 2021
Summer
July 2021
May 1, 2021
Documents due: Jun 1, 2021
Mar 1, 2021
Documents due: Apr 1, 2021
Fall
September 2021
May 1, 2021
Documents due: Jun 1, 2021
May 1, 2021
Documents due: Jun 1, 2021

Ready to apply?

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

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