Electrical Engineering

Dalhousie Electrical Engineering students are empowered with the highly-technical skill set required to thrive in a field of constant change. With practical knowledge applicable to almost all modern industrial and commercial technology, Electrical Engineering co-op students are capable of incorporating new technology, resolving existing problems, working harmoniously in teams and becoming more specialized to meet employer needs.

Student skills

  • Electromagnetic field analysis
  • Electrical testing and evaluation
  • Electrical system maintenance
  • Equipment planning and installation
  • Circuitry design
  • Network troubleshooting
  • Testing and control
  • Project management
  • Semi-conductor research
  • Technical support
  • Computer simulation and analysis
  • Prototype development
  • Software and hardware design
  • Telecommunications research

Industries

  • Government
  • Energy
  • Military
  • Oil and gas
  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Electronics
  • Retail systems

Past roles

  • Help desk support
  • Assistant technician
  • Junior computer engineer
  • Electronics design engineer
  • Field researcher
  • LAN Administrator
  • Project manager
  • Network Performance Intern

Past employers

  • Shell Canada Limited
  • Nova Scotia Power Inc.
  • General Dynamics Canada
  • L-3 Communications
  • Lockheed Martin Canada
  • Omnitech Electronics Inc.
  • Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation
  • T4G

Work term schedule

  Fall Winter Summer
3rd year Study Work term 1 Study
4th year Work term 2 Study Work term 3
5th year Study Graduation  

Coursework

Courses completed prior to work term 1

  • Engineering Design and Graphics I
  • Technical Communications I
  • Engineering Mathematics I
  • Computer Programming
  • Engineering Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Physics I
  • Mechanics I: Statics
  • Technical Communications II
  • Engineering Mathematics II
  • Applied Linear Algebra
  • Engineering Chemistry II
  • Introduction to Physics II
  • Applied Vector Calculus
  • Applied Probability and Statistics
  • Electric Circuits
  • Thermo-Fluid Engineering I
  • A three credit hour writing course
  • Engineering Economics
  • Engineering Design II
  • Engineering & Society
  • Applied Differential Equations
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Digital Circuits
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Networks & Systems
  • Electro-mechanics
  • Introduction to Electronics
  • Microprocessors
  • Electromagnetic Fields OR ECED 3401: Systems Analysis
  • Signal Analysis

Additional courses completed prior to work term 2

  • Power Systems I OR Operating Systems
  • Analog Electronics
  • Electromagnetic Waves and Propagation OR Computer Architecture
  • Communication Systems
  • Electrical Engineering Design II

Additional courses completed prior to work term 3

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Communication Networks
  • Modern Control Systems
  • Senior Year Project I
  • Technical Elective OR Computer Networks
  • Technical Elective

Additional courses completed prior to graduation

  • Engineering in Society II
  • Digital Control Systems OR Real Time Systems
  • Senior Year Project II
  • Technical Elective OR Computer Security
  • Technical Elective
  • Humanities Elective
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Average pay rates during co-op

Hourly $ 19.79
Weekly $ 765.00

Department

Faculty of Engineering: Electrical Engineering website.