Our Department

Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering at Memorial University.

From smartphones to cars to appliances, an electrical or computer engineer was behind the innovation. Today’s technologies indicate the breadth of opportunities and research specializations available in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Add to that Memorial’s proximity to the ocean and the vibrant world of ocean technology is also at your fingertips.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers two different majors – electrical engineering and computer engineering – at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate levels. Bachelor’s programs are fully CEAB-accredited so you’ll graduate with the necessary requirements to register as a professional engineer in Canada.

Our bachelor’s programs are unique in that you’ll complete four to six co-op work terms giving you lots of hands on experience in areas of interest to you. You may be involved in any part of the electrical or computer engineering industry, from research or high-tech to power systems operation. Students are involved in research and development projects in remote sensing, wireless and optical communications, simulation, unmanned aerial vehicles or autonomous underwater vehicles, to name a few.

Design projects will be a big feature of your program, including projects in electrical or software design and capstone design projects in the final year of the bachelor’s program. You can choose from a wide variety of electives in areas such as renewable energy, power electronics, power systems, wireless and mobile communications, computer security and computer vision.

I invite you to browse our website to learn about our department, staff and current news. There are special sections for undergraduate, graduate and future students as well as our research areas, projects and facilities.

I think you’ll find that Memorial offers the right balance: large enough to have progressive, modern facilities - we recently moved into a new state-of-the-art  480,000-square-foot science and engineering building - but small enough that professors and staff get to know you by name.

We want you to feel inspired. We’ll challenge you to do your best. We’ll connect you with engineering leaders. And we’ll mentor you so you’ll understand what’s possible and what you need to do to get there.