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
How to apply

Two easy ways to apply :

1 - Reserved placement

When applying for regular admission to the University, you can also apply for direct admission to any CO-OP program except Biomedical Science, Translation and graduate-level programs. The average mark required to be eligible for direct admission into CO-OP is

  • 80% or higher for students admitted in first year.
  • 75% or higher for applicants who have completed at least two years of CEGEP.

To keep your reserved placement in CO-OP, you must obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 8.0 and meet the admission requirements of your chosen CO-OP program until you are formally admitted into the Program (September 30 or March 1 of your second year of studies, depending on the program). Otherwise, you will lose your reserved spot in CO-OP and have to compete with regular applicants for admission.

If you apply for direct admission and are not granted a placement, don't worry. You can re-apply during your second year at University (see section 2)

2 - Applying once at the University of Ottawa

You can apply for CO-OP after you have registered at the University of Ottawa. Application deadlines and admission requirements vary from program to program, so be sure to check individual program pages online for specific information.

Steps to follow in order to apply from the University via uoZone:

  • Connect to uoZone.
  • From the Applications menu, click on CO-OP Navigator.

If you have any questions about your application, please contact our office by phone at 613 562-5741 or by e-mail at coop@uOttawa.ca.

Application Deadline: September 30 of your second year of studies

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