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Program Curriculum


Core engineering program (Years 1 & 2)

A substantial part of the work in first and second year is made up of core classes common to all engineering disciplines. You will apply to your preferred discipline in the winter term of first year and the elective classes taken in second year will depend on your selected discipline.

Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculum (Years 3, 4 & 5)

The Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculum is based on the physical and mathematical principles which constitute the unchanging foundation of the discipline. Classes apply these foundational principles to state-of-the-art applications within specialized areas of the field. In the final year, technical elective classes are offered to provide you with a deeper, more detailed understanding of current technology in your field of interest. Technical electives may also be chosen from listed classes offered by other departments.

Senior year project

Also during the final year the students, usually in teams of two to four, you will work on a project requiring the application of knowledge to a realistic engineering problem. The projects are submitted by professionals in local industrial and research facilities who then provide supervision in conjunction with an assigned Faculty Advisor.

Laboratory sessions form an integral part of most Electrical & Computer Engineering classes. These sessions are conducted in laboratories housed in C Building.

Course requirements

Core Engineering Program - Years 1 & 2


Year 1 (fall semester)

Year 1 (winter semester)

Year 2 (fall semester)

Year 2 (winter semester)

  • ENGI 2203 Engineering Design II
  • HSTC 1801 History of Engineering II
  • ENGM 2022 Applied Differential Equations
  • Three discipline-specific electives:

Discipline-specific electives

Complementary studies classes


Upon completion of the core engineering program, students may pursue either the Electrical or the Computer options as listed below. Students may also take part in Co-operative Education where they can apply for up to three four-month work placements in industry.

In addition to completing the core engineering program:

  • Co-op students will require two years and four months to complete their degree
  • Non co-op students can finish their degree in one year and eight months.

Electrical Engineering Option (Co-op) - Years 3, 4 & 5

Year 3, Study Term 5 (Fall)

Year 3, Work Term 1 (Winter)

Year 3, Study Term 6 (Summer)

Year 4, Work Term 2 (Fall)

Year 4, Study Term 7 (Winter)

  • ECED 4513.03 Communication Networks
  • ECED 3900.03 Senior Year Project I
  • Humanities Elective
  • Technical Elective
  • Technical Elective

Year 4, Work Term 3 (Summer)

Year 5, Study Term 8 (Fall)

*Classes in the following departments meet the requirement for the humanities credit: Canadian Studies, Classics, Gender and Women’s Studies, History, History of Science and Technology, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre.

Technical electives

Electrical Engineering Option (Non Co-op) - Years 3 & 4

Year 3, Study Term 5 (Fall)

Year 3, Winter Term: Free

Year 3, Study Term 6 (Summer)

Year 4, Study Term 8 (Fall)

Year 4, Study Term 7 (Winter)

  • ECED 4502.03 Digital Signal Processing
  • ECED 4513.03 Communication Networks
  • ECED 4901.03 Senior Year Project II
  • Humanities Elective
  • Technical Elective
  • Technical Elective

*Classes in the following departments meet the requirement for the humanities credit: Canadian Studies, Classics, Gender and Women’s Studies, History, History of Science and Technology, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre.

Technical electives

Computer Engineering Option (Co-op) - Years 3, 4 & 5

Note: You will follow the Electrical Engineering program for Terms 1 to 3. In Year 2, Term 4, you will start the Computer Engineering program.

Year 3, Study Term 5 (Fall)

Year 3, Work Term 1 (Winter)

Year 3, Study Term 6 (Summer)

Year 4, Work Term 2 (Fall)

Year 4, Study Term 7 (Winter)

  • ECED 4404.03 Computer Networks & Communications
  • ECED 4502.03 Digital Signal Processing
  • ECED 4513.03 Communication Networks
  • ECED 4900.03 Senior Year Project I
  • Humanities Elective
  • Technical Elective

Year 4, Work Term 3 (Summer)

Year 5, Study Term 8 (Fall)

*Classes in the following departments meet the requirement for the humanities credit: Canadian Studies, Classics, Gender and Women’s Studies, History, History of Science and Technology, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre.

Technical electives

Computer Engineering Option (Non Co-op) - Years 3 & 4

Note: You will follow the Electrical Engineering program for Terms 1 to 3. In Year 2, Term 4, you will start the Computer Engineering program.

Year 3, Study Term 5 (Fall)

Year 3, Winter Term: Free

Year 3, Study Term 6 (Summer)

Year 5, Study Term 8 (Fall)

Year 4, Study Term 7 (Winter)

  • ECED 4404.03 Computer Networks & Communications
  • ECED 4502.03 Digital Signal Processing
  • ECED 4513.03 Communication Networks
  • ECED 4901.03 Senior Year Project II
  • Humanities Elective
  • Technical Elective

*Classes in the following departments meet the requirement for the humanities credit: Canadian Studies, Classics, Gender and Women’s Studies, History, History of Science and Technology, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre.

Technical electives


Questions?


Years 1 & 2

Dr. Ghada Koleilat, First-year advisor
Phone: (902) 494-4177
Email: ghada.koleilat@dal.ca
 

Years 3 & 4

Dr. Jean-François Bousquet
Phone: (902) 494-3624
Email: jbousquet@dal.ca