Electrical Engineering

Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the BASc in Electrical Engineering program
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 6 in courses taken at the University of Ottawa
  • Have completed all your first-year course requirements, and be registered in your mandatory second-year fall and winter courses
  • Obtain a minimum mark of D+ in ENG 1112

CO-OP programs have limited enrolment. Meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee you a place. Admission is based on your CGPA. We admit those with the highest CGPA first.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - by default, all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3StudyWork 4

Sequence 2 - available to students hired for 12-month terms with the same company

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Work 3
4Work 4Study-

Sequence 3 - available to students hired for 8-month terms with the same company

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3Work 4-

CO-OP fees

As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.

Some of our employers include
  • Allen Vanguard
  • Arkalumen
  • CAE Inc.
  • CIENA Corporation
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
  • Communication Research Centre Canada
  • Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Ford Motor Company of Canada
  • Hydro One Networks Inc.
  • Hydro Ottawa
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Kinaxis
  • Kongsperg Automotive
  • Linamar
  • Lockheed-Martin Canada
  • Lumenara Corporation
  • MC Countermeasures Inc.
  • Microsemi
  • Mitel Networks Corporation
  • National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Nokia
  • Nortec Humidity Ltd.
  • Ross Video Limited
  • Shopify
  • Syncrude
  • Tesla Motors Inc.
  • University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
  • Conducting compatibility and electromagnetic interference studies
  • Debugging source documents
  • Designing and analyzing microwave and other telecommunication systems (with Matlab)
  • Designing and analyzing teleinformatics
  • Designing and writing simple programs for existing systems in C, Java and assembly languages
  • Designing control systems
  • Designing electronic circuits
  • Measurement, design and analysis of electronic systems using oscilloscopes, digital multimeters (DMMs) and functional generators
  • Project management
Student salaries
Work term reports guidelines

You must submit your work term report through the CO-OP Navigator. The “Work Term Report” link can be found next to your work term, under the “My Evaluations” tab. The system will allow you to change or submit your report right up until the deadline for submission, and professors will be able to submit their comments and attach a corrected copy of your report online as well.

You must include a cover letter or letter of transmittal along with your CO-OP work-term report in one PDF file.

Academic coordinators
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