The BEng in Electrical or Computer Engineering programs are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers. Accreditation ensures that graduates of the program satisfy the academic requirements for registration with the provincial Association of Professional Engineers.
In the first year, all BEng students take the same Engineering core courses regardless of which program they pursue. The Engineering core includes courses in mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering fundamentals, English, and chemistry. In the second year, students select a specific department and degree program. The program is normally completed in four years and eight months. This includes four mandatory co-op work terms that provide sixteen months worth of relevant work experience.
Although the program is highly structured, it still provides enough flexibility that it can be completed from as soon as four years to a maximum of 80 months. Many courses are offered only one time per year. Consult with the program adviser for schedule planning if deviation from the standard schedule is necessary.
- BEng in Electrical Engineering program and course schedule
- BEng in Computer Engineering program and course schedule
- Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSEng)
(offered in cooperation with the Department of Computer Science)
- BEng in Biomedical Engineering
(offered in cooperation with the Department of Mechanical Engineering)
The BEng in Electrical or Computer Engineering programs offers ten specializations:
- Computational intelligence
- Computer systems
- Digital and embedded systems
- Digital signal processing
- Electrical energy systems
- Electromagnetics and photonics
- Networks, security, and privacy
View 4th year technical electives tentatively offered for the coming terms.
ECE also offers the following options to students wishing to pursue even further in the subject area covered by an option.
- Biomedical engineering option
(It is advisable to apply for the biomedical option by April 1 during term 1B)
- Computer music option
- Fast track master's option
Current students can visit course syllabi, notes and lab instructions for current, detailed course information.