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Electrical engineering touches virtually every facet of today’s high-tech world. Electrical engineering concepts are used extensively in telecommunication, technology, information processing, imaging and electrical power systems.

Being an electrical engineer is about driving innovation whether it’s designing a safer and more reliable power system or creating the next evolution of smart phone features. As an electrical engineer, you could be involved in wide variety of exciting projects from designing life support systems for hospitals to developing solar panels to be used in space.

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What degree programs, minors and specializations are offered?

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Minors

Minor in Computer Engineering

Minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (MEED)
This joint program with the Haskayne School of Business helps students build entrepreneurial skills. They learn the principles and practices of developing new ventures and managing small and medium-sized companies.

View the program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Minor in Management and Society
This program teaches students about the role of management in our institutions and society. Engineering students learn how to practice managerial skills in a business environment.

Interdisciplinary specializations

Biomedical Engineering Specialization (BMES)
This unique, faculty-wide program integrates the study of complex living systems with engineering principles. Students learn how to apply these traditional principles and analysis to human health and medicine.

Visit the Biomedical Engineering website.
View program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Energy and Environment Specialization (ENEE)
This program is the first of its kind in Canada. Students learn about the direct and indirect impact energy-related activities have on the environment and how to understand, avoid, reduce and solve potential problems.

Visit the Energy and Environment website.
View program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

What are the admission requirements?

Admission averages vary, but in recent years students required an average of about 86 percent. All applicants must present grades for the following five high-school subjects (or their equivalents):

  • ELA 30-1
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • Pure Math 30
  • Math 31 (Calculus)

View admission equivalents for Canadian high-school and international students.

For high-school admission requirements, visit our high-school students page. For international admission requirements, visit the international students page.

You can find general information on our main admission page.

What is the program of study like?

All first-year students take the same core program in mathematics, sciences, computing, communications, engineering principles, and design. Learn more about first-year common core.

After completing the first year, they choose a program of study, e.g., electrical engineering.

In the electrical engineering program, students learn about the following:

  • electric machines
  • electronic devices
  • circuits and networks
  • radio communication
  • computers
  • control systems

In their final year, students learn more about microelectronics, digital system design, control, power systems, and advanced topics such as digital communication, microwaves and fibre optics.

What are the career opportunities?

Electrical engineers have a variety of career paths in a wide range of industries, including business, biomedical engineering, computer hardware and software, and solar technology.

For more information

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Telephone: (403) 220-5806
Email: eceinfo@ucalgary.ca

Student Enquiries

Associate Head - Undergraduate Studies

Anis S. Haque
Telephone: 403-220-8606

Undergraduate Advisor

Jinny Kim
Telephone: (403) 220-4874

Undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering Program Director

Norm Bartley
Telephone: (403) 220-5060

Visit the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering page.

For more information about joint degree programs

For students in the Faculty of Arts

Arts Program Information Centre

102 Social Sciences Building
Phone: 403-220-3580
Email: artsads@ucalgary.ca
Web: arts.ucalgary.ca/advising

For students in the Faculty of Science

Undergraduate Science Centre

445 Energy Environment Experiential Learning Building
Phone: 403-220-8600
Email: usc@ucalgary.ca
Web: ucalgary.ca/science/undergraduate/usc

Engineering Student Centre

SB 149
Phone: 403-220-5732 
Email:  engginfo@ucalgary.ca

Additional resources

View course listings in the University of Calgary Calendar.
See how to apply.
Learn more about tuition and fees.

Learn more about what it’s like to be an engineer, by visiting Discover Engineering Online.

What degree programs, minors and specializations are offered?

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Minors

Minor in Computer Engineering

Minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (MEED)
This joint program with the Haskayne School of Business helps students build entrepreneurial skills. They learn the principles and practices of developing new ventures and managing small and medium-sized companies.

View the program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Minor in Management and Society
This program teaches students about the role of management in our institutions and society. Engineering students learn how to practice managerial skills in a business environment.

Interdisciplinary specializations

Biomedical Engineering Specialization (BMES)
This unique, faculty-wide program integrates the study of complex living systems with engineering principles. Students learn how to apply these traditional principles and analysis to human health and medicine.

Visit the Biomedical Engineering website.
View program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Energy and Environment Specialization (ENEE)
This program is the first of its kind in Canada. Students learn about the direct and indirect impact energy-related activities have on the environment and how to understand, avoid, reduce and solve potential problems.

Visit the Energy and Environment website.
View program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

What are the admission requirements?

Admission averages vary, but in recent years students required an average of about 86 percent. All applicants must present grades for the following five high-school subjects (or their equivalents):

  • ELA 30-1
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • Pure Math 30
  • Math 31 (Calculus)

View admission equivalents for Canadian high-school and international students.

For high-school admission requirements, visit our high-school students page. For international admission requirements, visit the international students page.

You can find general information on our main admission page.

What is the program of study like?

All first-year students take the same core program in mathematics, sciences, computing, communications, engineering principles, and design. Learn more about first-year common core.

After completing the first year, they choose a program of study, e.g., electrical engineering.

In the electrical engineering program, students learn about the following:

  • electric machines
  • electronic devices
  • circuits and networks
  • radio communication
  • computers
  • control systems

In their final year, students learn more about microelectronics, digital system design, control, power systems, and advanced topics such as digital communication, microwaves and fibre optics.

What are the career opportunities?

Electrical engineers have a variety of career paths in a wide range of industries, including business, biomedical engineering, computer hardware and software, and solar technology.

For more information

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Telephone: (403) 220-5806
Email: eceinfo@ucalgary.ca

Student Enquiries

Associate Head - Undergraduate Studies

Anis S. Haque
Telephone: 403-220-8606

Undergraduate Advisor

Jinny Kim
Telephone: (403) 220-4874

Undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering Program Director

Norm Bartley
Telephone: (403) 220-5060

Visit the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering page.

For more information about joint degree programs

For students in the Faculty of Arts

Arts Program Information Centre

102 Social Sciences Building
Phone: 403-220-3580
Email: artsads@ucalgary.ca
Web: arts.ucalgary.ca/advising

For students in the Faculty of Science

Undergraduate Science Centre

445 Energy Environment Experiential Learning Building
Phone: 403-220-8600
Email: usc@ucalgary.ca
Web: ucalgary.ca/science/undergraduate/usc

Engineering Student Centre

SB 149
Phone: 403-220-5732 
Email:  engginfo@ucalgary.ca

Additional resources

View course listings in the University of Calgary Calendar.
See how to apply.
Learn more about tuition and fees.

Learn more about what it’s like to be an engineer, by visiting Discover Engineering Online.