Undergraduate Programs

The Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate program is divided into two divisions, the lower division for the first two years and the upper division for the remaining two or two years and eight months.  A student may apply for and enter the lower division at Dalhousie University or at any of the Associated Universities in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The Associated Universities are Acadia University, Cape Breton University, St. Francis Xavier University, Saint Mary's University, and the University of Prince Edward Island. Once a student completes the studies in the lower division, he/she will obtain the Diploma of Engineering. Then he/she may apply for and enter the upper division either in the non co-op stream which takes two years to complete or in the co-op stream which takes two years and eight months to complete. The co-op stream requires a student to take at least three terms to work in industry while registering in the Electrical and Computer Engineering undergradaute program; as a result, a co-op student will take two years to complete the upper division while a non co-op student takes two years and eight months to complete. Once a student completes the upper division, he/she will receive the Degree of Bachelor in Engineering with or without the co-op designation accordingly. The tables below summarize the schedules of electrical and computer engineering program. A student needs to select and register one of the program schedules once he/she enters the upper division. Note that although Dalhousie University has a co-op office to help find the co-op work, not all the students can find the job placements for their work terms all the time. If this happens, a student registering with the co-op program may have to switch back to the non co-op program.  In addition, this Department offers the accredited Electrical Engineering Bachelor degree program with the curriculum options of either electrical or computer engineering. This Department does not offer a separate accredited computer engineering Bachelor degree program.

For the non co-op program

Year/Term
Fall
Winter
Summer
Home Universities
Certificate Obtained
Year 1 (Lower Division)
Study Term 1
Study Term 2
Free
Dalhousie or any of Associated Universities
 
Year 2 (Lower Division)
Study Term 3
Study Term 4
Free
Dalhousie or any of Associated Universities
Diploma of Engineering
Year 3 (Upper Division)
Study Term 5
Free
Study Term 6
Dalhousie University
 
Year 4 (Upper Division)
Study Term 8
Study Term 7
  Dalhousie University
Bachelor in Engineering

For the regular co-op program

Year/Term
Fall
Winter
Summer
Home Universities
Certificate Obtained
Year 1 (Lower Division)
Study Term 1
Study Term 2
Free
Dalhousie or any of Associated Universities
 
Year 2 (Lower Division)
Study Term 3
Study Term 4
Free
Dalhousie or any of Associated Universities
Diploma of Engineering
Year 3 (Upper Division)
Study Term 5
Work Term 1
Study Term 6
Dalhousie University
 
Year 4 (Upper Division)
Work Term 2
Study Term 7
Work Term 3 Dalhousie University
 
Year 5 (Upper Division) Study Term 8       Bachelor in Engineering with Co-op Designation

 

For more details regarding the program, you may download our calendar at http://www.dal.ca/academics/academic_calendars.html . In particular, the lower division is described in the Engineering section under the Faculty of Engineering. The upper division is described in the Electrical and Computer Engineering section under the Faculty of Engineering.