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Electrical Engineering

Program details

Faculty
Engineering and Applied Science

Degree
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Co-op
Internship

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four or five years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DEE

CEAB Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)

Overview

Students examining data Prepare yourself to power the future! Learn about the design and development of technologies and the integration of electrical components into complex systems.

Foundation year

All Engineering students begin with a common foundation year, regardless of the program of study. During the foundation year, you will learn about the various Engineering programs available. 

Smart Grid

The Smart Grid specialization leverages communications and networking technology to move our ageing power grid into the 21st century. You will study all aspects of the smart grid, including networking and security, smart metering, electric energy storage systems, power quality, and transportation electrification. 

Engineering and Management

There is a need for engineers with management skills. Complement the technical studies of your Engineering program with business and management courses by pursuing the five-year Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours) program.

Women in Engineering

A multi-year support program to help female Engineering students explore opportunities and careers, gain experience in the workforce, make a successful transition to a career in engineering and find lifelong success in a professional engineering career.  View more information about our Women in Engineering program.

Women for STEM scholarships available for eligible female students

Learning environment

Students have access to new, modern buildings, libraries and innovative labs, including:

  • Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC)
  • Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Engineering Building
  • Software and Informatics Research Center (SIRC)
  • Jeffery Boyce Engineering Innovation and Design Studio
  • ACE Facilities

When deciding where to study engineering, there were many factors I considered. For me, Ontario Tech was the stand-out school for each one. The university’s industry connections stood out—Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation to name a couple—which was important to me. You learn from upper-year students during your placements and also know that these reputable companies trust the university. Ontario Tech also goes above and beyond to support their female engineering students. Isabel Smith Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering Class of 2024


Admissions

Admissions


Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), and Physics (SPH4U). In addition, a combined minimum of 70 per cent average in prerequisite math and science courses is required, with no grade below 60 percent. Applicants with credentials from outside Ontario should visit the Admissions section.

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


Last year's cut-off70 per cent
Expected cut-offMid-70s

Program details

Faculty
Engineering and Applied Science

Degree
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Co-op
Internship

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four or five years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DEE

CEAB Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)

Contact information

Career opportunities

  • Design and development of new electronics, communications, automation and control systems
  • Design of new algorithms for speech, image and video signal processing 
  • Electrical power generation and distribution
  • Integration and management of electrical components in industrial process control systems
  • Quality assurance and maintenance of communication, control and power 

Experiential learning

Optional internship and co-op placements provide you with the opportunity to gain meaningful hands-on experience.


Did you know?

companies provide internship and co-op opportunities
of students are employed within six months of graduation
median upper year class size
  • Sample courses
    • Circuit Analysis
    • Digital Signal Processing
    • Digital Systems
    • Electric Machines
    • Fundamentals of Electromagnetics
    • Microwave and RF Circuits
    • Probability and Random Signals
    • Signals and Systems
    • Wireless Communications

    A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.