Electrical and Computer Engineering

UVic student Tylynn Haddow working on a hybrid race car in a garage

Study what you're passionate about

Tylynn Haddow chose to study electrical and computer engineering because she is passionate about clean energy and the environment. She’s part of the UVic Hybrid Team that’s designing and building a hybrid race car.

Become a student
Two UVic students working in an engineering lab

Current students

With hands-on learning opportunities in labs, classes and co-op, you’ll get to use your skills and knowledge to solve problems. For his undergraduate degree, Robert Lee is combining his passion for electronics and computers.

Current students
UVic alumnus Martin Kellinghusen working at a desk in a StarFish Medical lab

Careers in electrical and computer engineering

In our technological world, the demand for engineers will only keep growing. Martin Kellinghusen landed a position as an electrical engineer at StarFish Medical after doing a co-op placement with them.

Career possibilities
Amy Sun gestures to a computer screen with another person

Graduate studies

Our graduate students conduct cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. Amy Sun and post-doc fellow Yiming Huo are developing a distributed phased array antenna system for cell phones to bring 5G cellular networks closer to reality.

Graduate studies
UVic student Matthew McCann working with electrical components in a robotics lab

Student groups

Joining a student group is a great way to get hands-on experience. Matthew McCann is part of the UVic Robotics team, helping to design and build a rover (similar to the Mars rover) for international competitions.

Student groups
UVic professor Xiaodai Dong demonstrates how to monitor your health using a phone

Research that has an impact

Professor Xiaodai Dong's lab has built low-cost hardware that allows real-time monitoring of heart rate and electrocardiogram using a standard cell phone.

Our research

Pushing the edges of technology

If it runs on electricity or uses electromagnetism, electrical engineers are behind it—from devices that detect tumours to machines that record sound. Computers are at the heart of modern machines like cell phones, automobiles, drones, robots and more.

As engineers, we innovate and push the edges of what's possible—and make sure our designs are safe, reliable and practical at the same time.

Find your edge in UVic's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering