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2016-2017 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar-ARCHIVED 
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Electrical Engineering

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Department Head M. Greenspan
Chair of Undergraduate Studies A. Afsahi
Undergraduate Assistant P. Jordan
Office Walter Light Hall, Room 416
Telephone (613) 533-2925
Departmental Web Site

Electrical Engineers deal with telecommunications, computers, electronics, signal processing, robotics, biomedicine, transportation, industrial process control, electrical power generation and distribution, and design and operation of industrial machinery. The Electrical Engineering plan is intended to prepare graduates for entry into this broad discipline. Fundamental courses in electric and electronic circuits, electromagnetics, signals and systems, applied mathematics, and other topics in second and third year provide the basis for specialization in a number of areas through more advanced elective courses in signal processing, digital and wireless communication, control systems, electric machines, robotics, power electronics, microwave and optical communication systems, and integrated circuit engineering. The Electrical Engineering plan also incorporates core and elective courses in digital logic, computer systems, and software for additional breadth.

The Electrical Engineering plan is “streamed”. Through choice of elective courses in third and fourth year, students can either focus their studies in one or more areas of specialization (“streams”), or pursue a broader coverage of the subject field. Streams are detailed on the Departmental web pages.

First year courses in Mathematics (APSC 171 , APSC 172 , APSC 174 ), Physics (APSC 112 ), Engineering Practice (APSC 100 ) and Computing (APSC 142 ) form the basis for further study in Electrical Engineering. Good performance in these courses is advisable for students planning to enter this program.


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