Electrical Engineering

Admission requirements
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or an international student (authorization or diplomat)
  • Be registered full-time in the bachelor of applied science program in electrical engineering
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 6
  • Have completed all course requirements up to and including the fall term of second year
  • 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
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
  • Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions
  • Hydro One Networks Inc.
  • Hydro Ottawa
  • IDS Tech Inc.
  • Kongsperg Automotive
  • Linamar
  • Lumenara Corporation
  • MC Countermeasures Inc.
  • Microsemi
  • Mitel Networks Corporation
  • National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
  • Nokia
  • Nortec Humidity Ltd.
  • Ross Video Limited
  • 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
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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