The Electrical Engineering program gives students the opportunity to study, design, construct, analyze, and improve electrical and electronic components and systems. It’s a large field of study, and students are able to take either a broad approach to it or focus on a specific area.
The early years of the program, including a common first year required for all engineering students at the U of A, help students build an understanding and appreciation for the theoretical concepts at the heart of engineering. Introductory courses explore the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism, the laws governing analog electric circuits, and digital circuitry. The third and fourth years of study allow students to gain more knowledge in specific areas by choosing six technical electives and completing a capstone design project in their final year. Applying knowledge through hands-on laboratory training is a key component of the program.
Some students may also wish to participate in Industrial Cooperative Education (Co-op). This extends the degree program to five years and incorporates five paid, supervised work experience terms.
For a full course listing please refer to the University of Alberta Calendar.