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Calendars > Faculty of Engineering > Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

The electrical engineer of the 21st century will be part of tremendous technological advances in the areas of information networks, handheld, mobile, satellite and wireless communications, intelligent sensors and Internet appliances, digital signal processing, home and medical electronics, integrated circuit design, nano-electronics, computer technology, power systems and networks, control systems, photonic engineering and microwave circuitry for telecommunications applications.

Within any of these areas, engineers may be engaged in research, development, design, manufacture, operation or management. They may have to assist other engineers and scientists in widely differing fields by supplying them with techniques or insights unfamiliar to them, such as in the developing field of biomedical engineering. They may also have to co-ordinate the application of many technologies in a single project.

It is obvious then, from the wide range of their possible involvement, that electrical engineers need an encompassing professional education. In undergraduate courses, stress is laid on building a solid foundation of engineering science and design techniques. Students will also be introduced to the latest technological advances to prepare them for a challenging career in industry.


The program in electrical engineering comprises four technical options and a management and entrepreneurship option. The School also offers an innovative combined program, which allows electrical engineering students to earn two degrees - a BASc in electrical engineering and a BSc in Computing technology - in five years of study. A co-operative program with industry is also offered, starting at the end of the second year of studies.


BASc in Electrical Engineering
BASc in Electrical Engineering and Computing Technology
Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship option

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BASc in Electrical Engineering

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The electrical engineering program has a common core with all engineering programs. In first year, students take courses which include mathematics, physics and chemistry, emphasizing the principles, applications and calculations in engineering. In the second and third year, electrical engineering students continue with fundamentals of mathematics and physics but they also study electronics, circuits, and computers. In the fourth year of electrical engineering, emphasis is placed on specialized courses with laboratory work and design projects. In electrical engineering, four options are offered:
a) communications;
b) systems engineering;
c) electronics;
d) microwave and photonic engineering.


The Baccalaureate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering degree is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers and gives exemption from the technical examination requirements of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec or any other constituent associations of CCPE.

 
First year36
 
Fall:
CHM1310Principles of Chemistry4
ENG1112Technical Report Writing3
GNG1100Engineering Mechanics4
GNG1101Fundamentals of Engineering Computation4
MAT1320Calculus I3
 
Winter:
CSI1102Fundamentals of Software Design4
ELG1100Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering4
MAT1322Calculus II3
MAT1341Introduction to Linear Algebra3
PHY1104Fundamentals of Physics for Engineers3
PHY1304Physics Laboratory for Engineers1
 
Second year35
 
Fall:
CEG2131Computer Architecture I4
ELG2130Circuit Theory4
HIS2129Technology, Society and Environment since 18003
or 
PHI2394Scientific Thought and Social Values3
MAT2322Calculus III for Engineers3
MAT2331Ordinary Differential Equations and Numerical Methods4
 
Winter:
ECO1192Engineering Economics3
ELG2135Electronics I4
ELG2910Pratique de la profession d'ingénieur / Professional Engineering Practice1
MAT3321Complex Analysis and Integral Transforms3
PHY2323Electricity and Magnetism3
 
Complementary studies elective13
 
Third year38
 
Fall:
ELG3101Electromagnetic Engineering4
ELG3120Signal and System Analysis4
ELG3135Electronics II4
ELG3311Introduction to Power Engineering4
 
Winter:
ELG3121Random Signals and Systems4
ELG3150Introduction to Control Systems4
ELG3170Introduction to Communication Systems4
ELG3182Networking and Internetworking4
 
Complementary studies elective16
 
Fourth year (students must choose one of the following options)32
 
Options: 
 
Communications 
ELG4135Electronics III4
ELG4151Linear Systems4
ELG4171Communication Systems4
ELG4172Digital Signal Processing4
ELG4174Wireless Communication Fundamentals4
ELG4392Electrical Engineering Design Project4
 
Technical electives28
 
Systems engineering 
CEG4153Computer Control in Robotics4
ELG4151Linear Systems4
ELG4152Modern Control Engineering4
ELG4171Communication Systems4
ELG4172Digital Signal Processing4
ELG4392Electrical Engineering Design Project4
 
Technical electives28
 
Electronics 
CEG3131Computer Architecture II4
ELG4105Microwave Circuits4
ELG4132Principles and Applications of VLSI Design4
ELG4135Electronics III4
ELG4171Communication Systems4
ELG4392Electrical Engineering Design Project4
 
Techinical electives28
 
Microwave and photonic engineering 
ELG4104Antennas and Propagation4
ELG4105Microwave Circuits4
ELG4106Microwave and Optical Transmission Media4
ELG4107Optoelectronics and Optical Components4
ELG4173Optical Communications and Networking4
ELG4392Electrical Engineering Design Project4
 
Technical electives48
 
(1) For a complete list of complementary studies electives, consult the Academic Regulations section. Depending on scheduling, HIS2129 or PHI2394 may be interchanged with a complementary studies elective. 
 
(2) List of technical electives. One graduate course may be substituted for a 4000-level course for those students with a DGPA of at least 7.0 
CEG3131Computer Architecture II4
CEG4153Computer Control in Robotics4
CEG4311Image Processing4
ELG4104Antennas and Propagation4
ELG4105Microwave Circuits4
ELG4106Microwave and Optical Transmission Media4
ELG4107Optoelectronics and Optical Components4
ELG4111Topics in Electrical Engineering II4
ELG4112Topics in Electrical Engineering I4
ELG4132Principles and Applications of VLSI Design4
ELG4135Electronics III4
ELG4151Linear Systems4
ELG4152Modern Control Engineering4
ELG4171Communication Systems4
ELG4172Digital Signal Processing4
ELG4173Optical Communications and Networking4
ELG4174Wireless Communication Fundamentals4
ELG4183Higher Layer Network Protocols4
ELG4905Projet / Project4
PHY2310Applied Optics3
(*) Elective only for the microwave and photonic engineering option
Note: Laboratory periods on alternate weeks for most courses
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BASc in Electrical Engineering and Computing Technology

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First year36
 
Fall:
CHM1310Principles of Chemistry4
ENG1112Technical Report Writing3
GNG1100Engineering Mechanics4
GNG1101Fundamentals of Engineering Computation4
MAT1320Calculus I3
 
Winter:
CSI1102Fundamentals of Software Design4
ELG1100Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering4
MAT1322Calculus II3
MAT1341Introduction to Linear Algebra3
PHY1104Fundamentals of Physics for Engineers3
PHY1304Physics Laboratory for Engineers1
 
Second year42
 
Fall:
CEG2131Computer Architecture I4
CSI2114Data Structures3
CSI2165Prolog Concepts Laboratory2
ELG2130Circuit Theory4
 
HIS2129Technology, Society and Environment since 18003
or 
PHI2394Scientific Thought and Social Values3
 
MAT2322Calculus III for Engineers3
MAT2331Ordinary Differential Equations and Numerical Methods4
 
Winter:
CSI2172C++ Concepts Laboratory2
ECO1192Engineering Economics3
ELG2135Electronics I4
ELG2910Pratique de la profession d'ingénieur / Professional Engineering Practice1
MAT3321Complex Analysis and Integral Transforms3
PHY2323Electricity and Magnetism3
 
Complementary studies elective13
 
Third year39
 
Fall:
CEG3131Computer Architecture II4
ELG3101Electromagnetic Engineering4
ELG3120Signal and System Analysis4
ELG3135Electronics II4
ELG3311Introduction to Power Engineering4
 
Winter:
ELG3121Random Signals and Systems4
ELG3150Introduction to Control Systems4
ELG3170Introduction to Communication Systems4
ELG3182Networking and Internetworking4
 
Complementary studies elective13
 
Fourth year44
 
Fall:
CSI3125Concepts of Programming Languages4
 
Complementary studies elective13
 
Winter:
CSI3310Operating System Principles3
MAT1361Logic and Discrete Mathematics3
SEG3300Introduction to Software Engineering3
 
Options: 
 
Communications 
ELG4135Electronics III4
ELG4151Linear Systems4
ELG4171Communication Systems4
ELG4172Digital Signal Processing4
ELG4174Wireless Communication Fundamentals4
 
Technical electives38
 
Systems engineering 
CEG4153Computer Control in Robotics4
ELG4151Linear Systems4
ELG4152Modern Control Engineering4
ELG4171Communication Systems4
ELG4172Digital Signal Processing4
 
Technical electives38
 
Electronics 
ELG4105Microwave Circuits4
ELG4132Principles and Applications of VLSI Design4
ELG4135Electronics III4
ELG4171Communication Systems4
 
Technical electives312
 
Microwave and photonic engineering 
ELG4104Antennas and Propagation4
ELG4105Microwave Circuits4
ELG4106Microwave and Optical Transmission Media4
ELG4107Optoelectronics and Optical Components4
ELG4173Optical Communications and Networking4
 
Technical electives38
 
Fifth year10
 
Fall:
CSI4106Introduction to Artificial Intelligence3
 
Winter:
SEG3310Object-Oriented Analysis, Design and Programming3
ELG4392Electrical Engineering Design Project4
(1) For a complete list of complementary studies electives, consult the Academic Regulations section. Depending on scheduling, HIS2129 or PHI2394 may be interchanged with a complementary studies elective.
(2) Courses in the technical options may be offered in either Fall or Winter and they may be taken in either fourth or fifth year depending on scheduling.
(3) List of technical electives. Note: CEG3131 is not an elective in the Computing Technology program. One graduate course may be substituted for a 4000-level course for those students with a DGPA of at least 7.0
CEG4153Computer Control in Robotics4
CEG4311Image Processing4
ELG4104Antennas and Propagation4
ELG4105Microwave Circuits4
ELG4106Microwave and Optical Transmission Media4
ELG4107Optoelectronics and Optical Components4
ELG4111Topics in Electrical Engineering II4
ELG4112Topics in Electrical Engineering I4
ELG4132Principles and Applications of VLSI Design4
ELG4135Electronics III4
ELG4151Linear Systems4
ELG4152Modern Control Engineering4
ELG4171Communication Systems4
ELG4172Digital Signal Processing4
ELG4173Optical Communications and Networking4
ELG4174Wireless Communication Fundamentals4
ELG4183Higher Layer Network Protocols4
ELG4183Higher Layer Network Protocols4
ELG4905Projet / Project4
PHY2310Applied Optics3
(*) Elective only for the microwave and photonic engineering option
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Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship option

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The engineering management and entrepreneurship option will appeal to students interested in managing their own enterprise. These skills are also important for engineers who are working in teams on both large and small-scale projects as they need to be able not only to design a product or process but also to market it effectively (to both their technical and administrative associates). Entrepreneurs are knowledgeable about the legal, financial, and administrative procedures involved when starting up new companies and they are aware of the pitfalls involved. In this option students take the bulk of their complementary studies requirements from the School of Management.

 
First year36
 
Fall:
CHM1310Principles of Chemistry4
ENG1112Technical Report Writing3
GNG1100Engineering Mechanics4
GNG1101Fundamentals of Engineering Computation4
MAT1320Calculus I3
 
Winter:
CSI1102Fundamentals of Software Design4
ELG1100Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering4
MAT1322Calculus II3
MAT1341Introduction to Linear Algebra3
PHY1104Fundamentals of Physics for Engineers3
PHY1304Physics Laboratory for Engineers1
 
Second year35
 
Fall:
ADM1100Introduction to Business Management3
CEG2131Computer Architecture I4
ELG2130Circuit Theory4
MAT2322Calculus III for Engineers3
MAT2331Ordinary Differential Equations and Numerical Methods4
 
Winter:
ADM2320Marketing3
ECO1192Engineering Economics3
ELG2135Electronics I4
ELG2910Pratique de la profession d'ingénieur / Professional Engineering Practice1
MAT3321Complex Analysis and Integral Transforms3
PHY2323Electricity and Magnetism3
 
Third year35
ELG3101Electromagnetic Engineering4
ELG3120Signal and System Analysis4
ELG3135Electronics II4
ELG3311Introduction to Power Engineering4
 
Winter:
ELG3121Random Signals and Systems4
ELG3150Introduction to Control Systems4
ELG3170Introduction to Communication Systems4
ELG3182Networking and Internetworking4
 
HIS2129Technology, Society and Environment since 18003
or 
PHI2394Scientific Thought and Social Values3
 
Fourth year 
Students must take the following courses in addition to the six required courses of one of the 4000-level concentrations of the regular program: 
 
Fall:
ADM2340Financial Accounting3
 
Management and entrepreneurship elective13
 
Winter:
ADM3313Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
GNG4170Engineering Law3
 
(1) List of electives for engineering management and entrepreneurship option 
ADM1101Social Context of Business3
ADM2336Organizational Behaviour3
ADM3318International Business3
ADM3319Comparative Management3
ADM3324Industrial and Technology Marketing3
ADM3326Advertising and Sales Promotion Management3
PHI2397Business Ethics3
Note: Students wishing to drop out of this option will have to complete the required complementary studies electives and the electives at the 4000-level.
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