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The Electrical Engineering Program begins in the second year of undergraduate studies after completing the required first year engineering courses. Students will graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering. In electrical engineering students can choose to focus on anything from the electronic properties of microscopic devices and newly discovered materials to the generation and distribution of power in international electric power grids.
There is a wide scope of professions available to electrical engineers. In the senior years of your studies you can choose to concentrate in the area of electrical engineering that most interests you.
Students in electrical engineering can choose to specialize in biomedical engineering by applying to the Biomedical Engineering Option at the end of their first year.
If you are interested in the generation, transmission, distribution, and processing of electrical energy, including renewable and sustainable energy sources you can focus your studies in energy systems. Particular applications include control, protection and reliable operation of the grid, electromechanical actuators; electrical power systems of vehicles, aircraft and ships; industrial and manufacturing processes requiring electric energy, and more.
ECE offers courses in nanotechnology and microsystems to expose electrical engineers to important scientific and technological concepts that are changing the natures of electronics, computing and sensing. If you are interested in nanotechnology and microsystems you will focus your studies on quantum mechanics, sensor theory, thermodynamics and mechanics. These concepts are applied to the understanding of devices and systems. You can also take courses on chip design, optical devices, microelectromechanical systems, transistors and biological nanotechnology.
If you were admitted to second year in Electrical Engineering in September 2013 (or earlier) and were also admitted to either the Energy Systems or the Microsystems & Nanotechnology Option then you can find the relevant curriculum structure information in the two pages linked below.
Students that wish to switch from the Electrical Engineering Program to the Computer Engineering Program must complete the online application form, available mid-February.
The following curriculum is based on the completion of the Electrical Engineering Program.
Second Year (2016 Frame and later) [If applicable, view 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Frames ]
CPEN 211 (5)
CPSC 259 (4)
ELEC 201 (4)
ELEC 202 (4)
ELEC 211 (2)
ELEC 221 (4)
ELEC 281 (3)
ELEC 291 (6)
Third Year (2015 Frame and later) [If applicable, view 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Frames*]
CPEN 311 (4)
ELEC 301 (4)
ELEC 311 (4)
ELEC 315 (4)
ELEC 321 or STAT 357 (4)
ELEC 341 (4)
ELEC 342 (4)
ELEC 391 (6)
Complementary Study Courses (6)
Total Credits = 40
Fourth Year (2014 Frame and later) [If applicable, view 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Frame*]
APSC 450 (2)
ELEC 481 (3)
ELEC 491 (10)
Advanced Electives (12) to be chosen from the department
Math Elective (3)
Free Electives (6)
A printable PDF version of the electives are available here.