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Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Co-op Available

Electrical Engineering – As an electrical engineer, you’ll enjoy a diverse range of exciting opportunities in high-tech industries designing communications systems, computer technologies, electrical power grids, biomedical devices, circuits, electric motors, electronic sensors and many more of the technologies and applications so important to today’s society. After a general first year, you’ll take courses in numerical programming, circuit analysis, sensors and electronic device design, digital design, electromagnetic fields and photons, signals, and physical electronics.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U and SPH4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended. 74% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding SBI4U and MDM4U.

74%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry and Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. 74% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Biology and Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

74%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry and Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. 74% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Biology and Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

74%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Chemistry, Physics. Calculus strongly recommended. A minimum 74% average in all attempted Science and Math courses (excluding Biology).

74%

Functional Knowledge

  • Upgrading, maintaining, and building electrical systems to meet specific energy delivery needs
  • Understanding foundational topics in microelectronics, sensors, computer engineering, robotics, communications, and power generation and distribution
  • Planning effective, large-scale projects that manage resources and balance considerations including cost, quality, and speed
  • Analyzing complex problems and breaking them down into steps/component parts
  • Paying keen attention to detail and producing error-free, work to precise quality standards
  • Writing, preparing, and presenting detailed technical reports, presentations, and resources to engage diverse audiences and communicate work

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Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Hanan Mekawy

“The co-op placements through the University of Windsor helped me see my potential and improved my chances in finding full-time positions after graduation. The classes that helped me the most in achieving my goals were Electronics, Analog Circuit Design, Electromagnetic Waves, Embedded System Design, and many other courses.”

Hanan Mekawy –
BASc in Electrical Engineering [2014]

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Number of Electrical Engineering Graduates (2017)

93.2%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Engineering, 2014)

Common Industries for Electrical Engineering Graduates

  • Academia and research
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Energy/utilities sector
  • Government
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Logistics and operations
  • Patent/intellectual property law

Career Tracks*

  • Automation manager
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief technology officer
  • Computer engineer
  • Consultant
  • Controls designer
  • Design engineer
  • Doctor
  • Electrical engineer
  • Facility manager
  • Financial director
  • Industry trainer
  • Lawyer
  • Logistician
  • Marketing manager
  • Network co-ordinator
  • Office manager
  • Operations director
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public affairs officer
  • Quality assurance supervisor
  • R&D director
  • Research engineer
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Robotics technician
  • Software developer
  • Systems engineer
  • Teacher
  • Technical engineer
  • Web developer
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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