Message from the Department Head

Message from the Department Head

Welcome to Dalhousie University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the leading institution for research and education in Electrical and Computer Engineering in Canada’s Atlantic Region. Our vision is to empower creators and innovators with electrical and computer engineering principles and skills to make a difference in the world. 

As an accredited Engineering program in Canada, our department strives to deliver world class educational and research programs by 1) facilitating learning in a modern science and technology curriculum adapted to the needs of industry, government and environment, and 2) solving problems that matter to community and society. 

To achieve this, we work closely with our students as they progress through their curriculum, to ensure that a cohesive program with next generation material is provided and continuously updated to meet industry standards.  We work closely with the IEEE’s Atlantic Chapter to organize networking events, and keep informed on the state of the art.  We support a variety of exciting student-led projects, including the autonomous sailboat, and CubeSat.  Our students also have the occasion to work with industry through various services that we offer, including a coop program, and a senior year capstone project.

Through research, we collaborate with industry and other Departments at Dalhousie to provide a meaningful education to our undergraduate and graduate students to fulfill their career ambitions.  Spearheaded by a Canada Research Chair as well as a Sexton Campus Chair in ocean sensing and supported with funding programs offered by the Government of Canada, we have also established strong international collaborations with various Universities across Canada and the world.  In fact, our research team has developed expertise in fundamental electrical and computer engineering topics as applied to three important fields, namely ocean technology, information and communication technology, as well as biomedical engineering.  

To obtain further information, I invite you to browse our website. You will find information about our curriculum, both at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level, as well as information about our research activities, and how we serve our students. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out, should you have any questions.

Jean-François Bousquet, PEng, PhD