Electrical engineering

Campus: St. John's Faculty: Engineering and Applied Science
Degree: Bachelor of engineering Practical experience: up to two years of real engineering work experience
Length: Five years (Engineering One + four years in electrical engineering major)
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Electrical engineering is a fast-changing and diverse discipline concerned with the analysis, design, and manufacture of a huge variety of devices, systems, and processes involving electricity. It deals with the transfer of electrical energy and information. 

Electrical engineering at Memorial

The electrical engineering program at Memorial includes a mandatory, integrated co-operative education program in which students gain up to two years of practical work experience. You will take courses in hardware, electromagnetics, power systems, electric machines, communications, computer programming and control systems. You will participate in design projects throughout the program, including a team capstone design project in your final year that may span electrical and computer engineering and involve students from both majors.

Admission requirements

To apply for admission into the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, indicate bachelor of engineering in the appropriate place on the undergraduate application for admission. In addition to meeting the general admission requirements, you will also need to meet the admission requirements set out by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Sample first year

Wondering what courses you would take in your first year? Check out a sample program of suggested courses for Engineering One.

Sample courses beyond first year

ECE 4800 - Electromechanical Devices
ECE 5700 - Basic Electromagnetics
ECE 6600 - Communication Principles

Career opportunities

A bachelor of engineering degree, with a major in electrical engineering, prepares students for a variety of careers including:

  • electrical systems design engineer
  • communications engineer
  • electrical systems planning engineer
  • control system designers

Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.