Electrical engineering is central to two of the most important things affecting our daily
lives: energy and information. It involves the design of both the largest and the smallest
structures built by humans. Working with transistors smaller than most living cells,
electrical engineers design the microchips that allow us to control equipment ranging
from aircraft engines to domestic appliances, and to establish communications with the
most remote locations on Earth. Electrical engineers are also responsible for the design
and construction of the massive systems that generate the electrical power needed by
large urban centres and distribute it to users hundreds of kilometres away.
The Carleton advantage Your co-op opportunities
Carleton University’s Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree As a student in the Electrical Engineering program, you will
program in Electrical Engineering offers: have the opportunity to enrol in a co-operative internship
strong specializations in telecommunications, integrated option. Since our program is closely linked with the Canadian
circuit design and fabrication, transistor physics, microwave high technology industry, much of which is concentrated in
and RF circuits, antennas, light wave devices and software the Ottawa region, you will have access to a wealth of superb
for computer-aided design (CAD); placement possibilities. The pattern of work and study terms
for the co-op option is shown below.
opportunities for students to design their own integrated
circuits in our on-campus fabrication facility—one of the
few such facilities at a Canadian university; and Calendar Year Fall Winter Summer
excellent scholarships for high-standing students. 1 study term 1 study term 2 work term*
In addition, the Ottawa region is home to a large concentration 2 study term 3 study term 4 work term
of telecommunications and other high technology companies.
As a Carleton student, you will be able to develop important 3 work term study term 5 study term 6
contacts that could lead to challenging and rewarding 4 work term work term work term
employment opportunities after graduation.
5 study term 7 study term 8
Our laboratory and research facilities * Optional placement to be arranged directly with an employer.
At Carleton, you will benefit from:
modern, well-equipped laboratories, fabrication facilities Choosing the right program
and computer facilities right on campus; The BEng in Electrical Engineering degree program is fully
our proximity to, and close association with, the laboratories accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.
of the Communications Research Centre and the National When you graduate from this program, you will meet the
Research Council Canada; and educational requirements for registration as a professional
a superb undergraduate computing network, including engineer.
Pentium and Sun Ultra workstations with state-of-the-art
Offered jointly by the Department of Electronics and the Your future opportunities
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton’s As a Carleton Electrical Engineering graduate, you can expect
Electrical Engineering program ensures that you will develop to find employment with companies developing products
the wide range of skills you will need for success in your and services in computer hardware and software, biomedical
career as an electrical engineer. The first year emphasizes electronics, instrumentation, electrical power and smart grids,
fundamentals in mathematics and science. Second year offers renewable energy systems and telecommunications.
introductory courses in network analysis, electronic circuit
design, object-oriented programming and numerical analysis,
while continuing to develop a strong base of mathematical and
For admission to the Electrical Engineering program, you must
computer skills. Third-year courses provide specialization in
have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent,
digital and analog circuit design, semiconductor device physics,
including a minimum of six 4 U/M courses. Your six courses
electromagnetics and real-time programming. Fourth year offers
must include four prerequisite courses:
options for further development in areas such as microwave
and RF circuit design, integrated circuit design, layout and Advanced Functions
fabrication, fibre optic communications, advanced transistor Chemistry
modeling and CAD for electronics engineering. Physics
The courses of a typical Electrical program are shown below. one of:
Calculus and Vectors*
Study Term 1 Study Term 5
Earth and Space Science
Introduction to Engineering Systems and Simulation
* Strongly recommended for applicants to all engineering programs.
Calculus for Engineering or Basic Electromagnetics and Power
Physics Engineering Although it is not an admission requirement, at least one 4U
Linear Algebra for Engineering or Electronics II course in either English or français is recommended.
Science Physical Electronics
Chemistry for Engineering Computer Organization Equivalent courses may be substituted at the appropriate
Students 4U level. The overall admission cut-off average and/or the
Complementary studies elective prerequisite course average may be considerably higher than
the stated minimum requirements for some programs.
Study Term 2 Study Term 6
If you are from outside Ontario, or outside Canada, see Carleton
Mechanics I Probability and Statistics University’s website at carleton.ca/howtoapply for your specific
Problem Solving and Computers Digital Electronics program requirements.
Differential Equations and Infinite Communication Theory
Series for Engineering or Physics Electromagnetic Waves Since the number of qualified applicants may be greater than
Introductory Electromagnetism Complementary studies elective the number of available spaces, cut-off averages and required
and Wave Motion marks may vary.
Complementary studies elective
Study Term 3 Study Term 7
For more information
Please visit www.doe.carleton.ca or consult the Carleton
Multivariable Calculus for Engineering Project University Undergraduate Calendar at carleton.ca/cuuc.
Engineering or Physics Microprocessor Systems
Data Structures and Algorithms Three Engineering electives Department of Electronics Undergraduate
Numerical Methods Science or Engineering elective Carleton University Recruitment Office
Circuits and Signals 5170 Mackenzie Building Carleton University
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Ottawa ON K1S 5B6 1125 Colonel By Drive
Study Term 4 Study Term 8 Canada Ottawa ON K1S 5B6
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Object-oriented Software Professional Practice Fax: 613-520-5708 Tel: 613-520-3663
Development Engineering Economics Wesite: www.doe.carleton.ca Toll-free in Canada:
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Switching Circuits Fax: 613-520-3847
Communication Skills for Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineering Students Website: carleton.ca/admissions
Basic science elective
Note: As study terms and courses offered may vary, please refer to the
Carleton University Undergraduate Calendar at carleton.ca/cuuc for
specific program requirements.
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