Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

About the program

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 a wide variety of exciting projects from designing life-support systems for hospitals to developing solar panels to be used in space.


Optional minors

Computer Engineering

This minor bolsters students’ knowledge in computer programming fundamentals, computer organization, integrated circuit technology and memory system design, biometric systems design, embedded system interfacing, digital signal processors, computer arithmetic and computational complexity.

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Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

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.

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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.

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Optional interdisciplinary specializations

Biomedical Engineering Specialization

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.

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Energy and Environment Specialization

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. 

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Career pathways

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. Electrical engineers have a variety of career paths in a wide range of industries.

Graduates can focus on:

  • Communications
  • Scientific research
  • Aerospace technologies
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Solar technology

A degree in engineering can also be used as a stepping stone to graduate studies or a professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine or architecture.

An academic path that works

Our students follow a tried and true educational path. This includes a common first year, an internship opportunity after year three and an exciting design project to cap things off.

 

Common 1st year

Undergraduate students spend their first year learning about the broad world of engineering. From there, they focus their studies on a specific engineering discipline for the remainder of their degree.

Choose a major

In their second year of studies, undergraduate students begin taking courses in their major. These programs include: electrical, civil, software, chemical, mechanical, geomatics, and oil and gas engineering.

Internship

Between their third and fourth year, students can apply to do an internship. These paid work experiences range from 12 to 16 months. For students interested in international internships, one in 15 intern abroad.

Design project

During their fourth year of study, students undertake a team design project. Many work with an industry partner. Together, they develop well-researched and tested solutions to real-world challenges.

Earn an engineering degree and a business degree

Are you torn between choosing an engineering or business education? At the University of Calgary you can simultaneously complete a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce in five years. This unique program is offered in partnership with the Haskayne School of Business.

Undergraduate admission enquiries

Engineering Student Centre

Mailing address:
ENC 205, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Street address:
622 Collegiate Place NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4V8

Campus location:
Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex (EN)

403.220.5732 
engginfo@ucalgary.ca