Electrical engineering program

What does a degree in Electrical Engineering look like in the workplace? Jason Allan, Tyson Owens, and David Tuckey, all UVic alumni and employees at Schneider Electric, share their experiences.

Engineering is a field that applies the discoveries of science to the design and creation of things that are safe, reliable and practical. Electrical engineers specifically concentrate their work on electrical devices and systems. From its beginnings with the first devices to detect and generate electricity, electrical engineering has grown to match the wide range of applications of electricity in our modern world. Electrical engineering is a very broad discipline, with many possibilities for intriguing specializations. As almost every modern field is involved in electricity – its use, transmission, storage or generation – employment opportunities for electrical engineers are extensive.

Specializations

  • Communications
  • Computational intelligence
  • Computer systems
  • Digital and embedded systems
  • Digital signal processing
  • Electrical energy systems
  • Electromagnetics and photonics
  • Electronics
  • Mechatronics
  • Networks, security and privacy