Electrical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
29.80 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:
  • Chemistry NYA (00UL), 01Y6; Chemistry NYB (00UM);
  • Math NYA (00UN), 01Y1; Math NYB (00UP), 01Y2; Math NYC (00UQ), 01Y4;
  • Physics NYA (00UR), 01Y7; Physics NYB (00US), 01YF; Physics NYC (00UT), 01YG.
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
93.00% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors
  • 4U Physics
  • 4U Chemistry
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
93.00% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • Grade 12 Math (Precalculus or Calculus)
  • Grade 12 Physics
  • Grade 12 Chemistry
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
A- average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: Pre-calculus; Chemistry and Physics
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (Subject Tests must include Math and one of Chemistry or Physics)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

Electrical Engineers are experts in developing, testing and solving problems within electrical systems. McGill’s Major in Electrical Engineering offers a broad understanding of key principles in rapidly advancing fields like computer technology, micro-electronics, automation and robotics, telecommunications, and power systems.

Our Electrical Engineering program is broad, offering a solid knowledge base and the freedom to tailor your education to your interests.

This program will equip you with the technical skills to work on projects of all scales – from industrial electrical systems to nanoelectric structures. You will code, develop and troubleshoot software, and will learn how the architecture of modern computers puts bounds on calculation accuracy, speed and energy consumption.


Careers

Electrical engineers work in many industries, including telecommunications, aerospace technologies, automotive industry, robotics, automation and control systems, microelectronics, energy, biomedicine or manufacturing and processing.

You can also share your knowledge of electronic systems with people in the Canadian north or developing countries around the world.

You can become a professional: 

  • Hardware engineer
  • Business analyst
  • Applications engineer
  • Electronics specialist
  • Global technical support associate

A student observing or working on a prototype designed in the lab.

Student experience

The Institute of Electrical Power Engineering (IEPE) offers a competitive program for aspiring Power Engineers. You can access state-of-the-art lab facilities and special scholarships while making important industry connections, and even working on industry-sponsored projects. 

Undergraduate student groups in Engineering are active throughout the year. We have our own chapter of Engineers Without Borders, and a group dedicated to uplifting women in engineering (Promoting Opportunities for Women in Engineering (POWE)).


Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Minors that complement this program:

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Engineering.

See full admission requirements for more information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required for your application. 

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