Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2006/2007)
1.4 Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is a broad field involving topics from the design of motors to the design of communication systems. Areas of study include control systems, electromagnetics and antennas, power systems, electronics, communications, and computer hardware and software. Electrical Engineering shares many fundamentals with Computer Engineering, and these are covered in a common curriculum up to and including Term 4. Although students must decide to take Computer or Electrical Engineering prior to Term 3, they are not required to select between Computer and Electrical Engineering until the completion of Term 4. Upon entering Term 5, students who have selected the Electrical Engineering program will spend a further two terms taking a core appropriate to the program. In recognition of the considerable diversity of careers available to electrical engineers, students are given latitude in the final two terms to choose from a wide range of electives in various speciality areas. Electives can be tailored to meet the needs of those who plan to go straight into industry as well as those who wish to join the increasing number of our graduates who are pursuing advanced degrees.