Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers undergraduate degree programs in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering (Honours) and Computer Engineering. All programs provide students with a strong background in mathematics, basic sciences, engineering science, engineering design and complementary studies, in conformity with the requirements of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).
Program in Electrical Engineering
The program in Electrical Engineering gives students a broad understanding of the key principles that are responsible for the extraordinary advances in the technology of computers, microelectronics, automation and robotics, telecommunications and power systems. These areas are critical to the development of our industries and, more generally, to our economy. A graduate of this program is exposed to all basic elements of electrical engineering and can function in any of our client industries. This breadth is what distinguishes an engineer from, say, a computer scientist or physicist.
Honors Program in Electrical Engineering
The program in Electrical Engineering (Honours) is designed for students who wish to pursue postgraduate work and look to a career in advanced research and development. The technical complementaries are selected from graduate courses, facilitating the transition to postgraduate studies. Students in this curriculum benefit from smaller classes and have more contact with professorial staff and graduate students. However, the program is quite demanding. Students are expected to register for at least 14 credits per semester; they may register for a smaller number only with the permission of the Chair of the Department. Students in the Honours program must maintain a CGPA of 3.0. Those who fail to maintain this standard are transferred to the regular program.
In addition to technical complementary courses, students in all three programs take general complementary courses in social sciences, administrative studies and humanities. These courses allow students to develop specific interests in areas such as psychology, economics, management or political science. Click here for a program outline for Electrical Engineering
For more information on this program, please refer to the Faculty of Engineering section of the McGill Undergraduate Program Calendar.