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					          Electrical                     ENGINEERING

       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
    CAD tools.
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
                                                                                    Admission requirements
                                                                                    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*

                                                                                        „ Biology
  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 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 or consult the Carleton
  „   Multivariable Calculus for            „   Engineering Project                 University Undergraduate Calendar at
      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
  „   Complementary studies elective                                                1125 Colonel By Drive             315 Robertson Hall
                                                                                    Ottawa ON K1S 5B6                 1125 Colonel By Drive
  Study Term 4                              Study Term 8                            Canada                            Ottawa ON K1S 5B6
  „   Mathematical Methods I                „   Engineering Project (continued)     Tel: 613-520-5754
  „   Object-oriented Software              „   Professional Practice               Fax: 613-520-5708           Tel: 613-520-3663
      Development                           „   Engineering Economics               Wesite: Toll-free in Canada:
  „   Electronics I                         „   Three Engineering Electives                                     1-888-354-4414
  „   Switching Circuits                                                                                        Fax: 613-520-3847
  „   Communication Skills for                                                                                  Email:
      Engineering Students                                                                                      Website:
  „   Basic science elective

Note: As study terms and courses offered may vary, please refer to the
Carleton University Undergraduate Calendar at for
specific program requirements.

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