Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Computer Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Description: No other branch of engineering can claim to have such an impact on modern society as Electrical and Computer Engineering. The ease, speed and precision by which electrical energy and electrical signals can be transmitted, transformed and controlled has influenced not only the daily life of people, but has also changed the course of many other disciplines. Over only a few decades, Electrical and Computer Engineering has grown to a multi-branch discipline with significant applications in the areas of power systems, communication systems, microelectronics, photonics, computers and biomedical applications. This rapid growth, coupled with major advances in technology and material science, has made the field very dynamic, and poses a challenge to the student, to the educator and to the practicing Electrical and Computer Engineer for the breadth of its activities.

The Faculty of Engineering offers a Bachelor of Engineering Co-operative Education program (BEng Co-op) that allows students to alternate career focused work terms with study terms and receive a Co-op degree designation upon graduation. Co-op enables students to apply what they learn in class to real-world work situations and then apply what they learn at work to their classroom studies, thereby enriching their learning. It also helps students to learn more about their career options by test-driving different work environments before they graduate. Graduation from this program requires satisfactory performance in both areas.

URL: Electrical and Computer Engineering – Electrical Engineering Option (BEng) at Dalhousie University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $20,024

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.

Careers: Electrical and Electronics Engineers,Computer Engineers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Calculus 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 

Applicants are required to have: English 12; Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12; Physics 12; Chemistry 12; and one other acceptable university-preparatory course at the grade 12 level.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    A student must apply to be admitted into one of the engineering disciplines. Application must be made by April 30 of any year, for conditional acceptance into year two of a specified engineering program. Every engineering discipline has a defined maximum enrollment; therefore places are assigned on a competitive basis. The criterion for this competition is the average grade over all credits completed to date in the core curriculum of the Diploma of Engineering. The procedure is as follows: 1. By April 30, each student must specify ordered preferences for five engineering disciplines. The application is for conditional acceptance into year two of an engineering discipline. 2. Any student who has completed all of the entry requirements for an engineering discipline, with a GPA of 3.30 or better, will be guaranteed a place in that engineering discipline. 3. In a single competition, students with a GPA greater than or equal to 2.00 and less than 3.30 will be assigned conditional places (year two) in engineering disciplines, proceeding in strict order of GPA, subject to discipline capacities. 4. Any student with a GPA of less than 2.00 will not be admitted to a discipline.