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.
This minor enables students to design and construct new aircraft and spacecraft systems, including crewless aerial vehicles, flight control systems, propulsion technologies, satellite technologies, navigation and remote sensing systems.
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.
This minor allows you to develop some software engineering and coding skills while pursuing a non-software engineering major. Students learn about artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things and more.
This program is the first of its kind in Canada. Students learn about the direct and indirect impacts energy-related activities have on the environment and how to understand, avoid, reduce and solve potential problems.
This joint program with the Haskayne School of Business helps students build entrepreneurials skills. They learn the principles and practices of developing new ventures and managing small and medium-sized companies.
This minor integrates mechanical, electrical, and software engineering to provide students with the skills needed to design and develop a wide range of mechatronics systems, such as intelligent robots.
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:
Computer hardware and software
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: biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, engineering physics, geomatics, mechanical, software and sustainable systems engineering.
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.
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.