Electrical Engineering

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Program Details

The Faculty of Engineering and Design’s Electrical Engineering program under the Department of Electronics teaches you how to design, develop, test and manage components and systems that enable everyday life, ranging from semiconductor chips to power systems.

The Bachelor of Engineering’s Electrical Engineering program is fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, allowing graduates to meet the educational requirements for registering as a professional engineer.

Our unique program allows for specialization in radio frequency and microwave circuits and applications, communication circuits, integrated circuit design and fabrication, semiconductor and nanoscale technology and devices, or electrical energy and power.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Carleton is one of the few universities in Canada with its own facilities for manufacturing integrated circuits.

Work Experience

A Co-op option is available. Co-op is the opportunity to get a head start on a career. Co-op work terms allow for the development of key employability skills, exploration of career options and graduation with tangible, workplace experience.

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Career Outcomes

Explore your passions, refine new skills and discover the career that’s right for you.

The skills learned through the study of electrical engineering are highly transferable and will prepare you for a wide range of careers.

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Sample Courses

ECOR 1043 - Circuits

Electrical Quantities (Voltage, Charge, Current, Power). Conservation of charge and energy. Mathematical models of simple devices. Elementary circuit theory for passive elements. Thévenin's and superposition theorem. Signal filtering and amplification. Time and frequency domain. Circuit design and simulation.

ELEC 2602 - Electric Machines and Power

Modeling and analysis of basic electric power systems. Single-phase and three-phase circuits: real and reactive power, per-phase analysis, power factor correction. Electro-mechanical energy conversion: operation, characteristics and analysis of transformers, DC-, induction-, and synchronous electric machines. Motor and generator operation.

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