Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers concentrate their work on electrical devices and systems. Electrical engineering has grown to match the wide range of applications of electricity in our modern world. Electrical engineering is a broad discipline with many possibilities for intriguing specializations. As almost every modern field has been influenced by electrical engineering—through the use, transmission, storage or generation of electricity—career opportunities for electrical engineers are vast.

Credential(s) granted:
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery options:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op required
Tuition & finances:
Tuition rates


  • Apply to the Faculty of Engineering as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.
  • If you're a high school student, you will declare Electrical Engineering as your program after one year of full-time study.
  • If you're a transfer student, select Electrical Engineering as your preferred program when you submit your application to UVic.

If you have a technology diploma in computer, electrical or electronics engineering (or a related discipline), Camosun College offers a one-year Engineering Bridge program that will enable you to enter third-year engineering studies at UVic. Consult with UVic's Engineering Advisor () for more information.

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Areas of focus

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


Most of our graduates find work in their field within a few months, with annual starting salaries around $56,000. With changing demographics and an increasingly wired world, the demand for engineers will only keep growing.

  • Wireless engineer
  • Systems designer
  • Cyber security officer

Sample courses

See all electrical engineering courses in the Academic Calendar

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