Skip to main content
Degree Options:

Bachelor of Engineering & Society (B.Eng.Society Co-op Optional)

Electrical Engineering and Society

Electrical engineering involves the design of devices and systems that employ the flow of electrons to achieve useful purposes. It encompasses electrical power generation and distribution, robotics, wired and wireless communications, radar, optoelectronics, and many other technologies.

Current Student Inquiries:

Email:
Phone:
+1 905.525.9140 x 24347
Office:
ITB-A111
Future Student Information

Overview

Electrical Engineering is a broad-based, classical discipline with room for specialization: both computer engineering and biomedical engineering developed from the foundations of electrical engineering.  This program focuses heavily on the physical design of electronics, electromagnetics and communication systems.  Power systems, sustainable energy, and computer hardware/software are integrated into the program.

Research opportunities include Automotive Power & Electronics, Biomedical Engineering, CAD/optimization/simulation, Image processing and multimedia, Microelectronics, Microwaves and networks, Photonics/optoelectronics, Power Engineering, and Signal Processing.

For information on the Society aspect of this program, refer to adjacent tab "Specializations".

About This Program

Level II: Developing fundamental knowledge generally required in electrical engineering.

The concept of energy electrostatics and magnetostatics, (EE2FH3)
The operation principles of the electronic devices for signal transformation (resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers, EE2EI5)
Signal manipulations using electronic elements (circuit theory and analysis, EE2CI5, EE2CJ4)
The transmission of energy and signal (time-varying fields, EE2FH3)
The mathematic tools learned in level II include phasors (complex arithmetic for average power, EE2CI5), vector calculus for electromagnetics (EE2FH3), and Laplace transforms for signal analysis in frequency domain (EE2CJ4)

Level III: Developing fundamental knowledge for specific disciplines or applications in electrical engineering.

Control: model of system and its controlling techniques in time and frequency domain (EE3CL4)
Communication: wave propagation (EE3FK4), noise, and modulation schemes (EE3TR4)
Microelectronics: electronic circuits for analog and digital applications, computer added design (EE3EJ4)
Power & Energy: the operation principles of the electronic devices for energy generation, transformation, and applications (generators and transformers, EE3PI4)
The mathematic tools learned in level III include complex variables and integration (EE3TP4), probability, random processes (EE3TQ4) and stochastic processes (EE3TR4), and Fourier transformation (EE3TP3).

Level IV: Developing advanced knowledge for specific disciplines or applications in electrical engineering.

Control: medical robotics (EE4BE4) and design of control system (EE4CL4)
Communication: digital communication systems (EE4TK4, EE4TM4)
Microelectronics: microwave engineering (EE4FJ4) and nanotechnology (EE4EL4)
Photonic: photonic devices & system (EE4EM3)
Power & Energy: power electronics (EE4PK4) and energy system and management (EE4PL4)
The mathematic tool learned in level IV includes engineering optimization (EE4FL4)
You will undertake a year-long electrical engineering design course where you will complete an open-ended group project under the supervision of a faculty member (EE 4OI6), and showcase your project at the ECE Expo at the end of the academic year.

Program Structure

https://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/ece/electives-and-program-layouts#Program-Layouts

State-of-the-art electronics, control and computer laboratories feature advanced equipment such as digitizing oscilloscopes, high-end computers and function generators.  Communications and power laboratories feature the most modern equipment in the telecommunications and power areas.

http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/engandsoc/

Co-op and Experiential Learning

{insert standard text from Arlene}