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Stand out from the crowd as a job-ready electrical engineering graduate.
Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate
Theory is important, but so is the opportunity to put it into practice. Because our electrical engineering degree is one of the few in Canada that embrace the CDIO Initiative (Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate), you’ll spend up to 50% of your class time working in labs. By using the systems you build, you'll learn what it takes to imagine and develop user-friendly solutions.
Specialize in Energy or Mechatronics
In the third and fourth years of your electrical engineering courses, you'll have the opportunity to specialize in one of two technical streams — energy or mechatronics. Our energy stream prepares you for work in the electrical utility sector. In the mechatronics stream, you'll gain the skills necessary to work in the fields of automation and instrumentation.
Meet employers and gain real-world experience
Build working relationships with potential employers while you're still in school! Our program features a four-month electrical engineering internship after your second year, plus the option for a co-op work term of up to 16 months following your third year. These experiences, combined with cross-disciplinary projects in each year of your studies, ready you to work as soon as you graduate.
Learn modern technology from industry experts
As one of our newest programs, Sheridan's electrical engineering degree features cutting-edge curriculum and the latest technology. You'll work in small classroom environments with expert professors who hold PhDs, have P.Eng (professional engineering) designation and have years of industry experience.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS Calculus 1 4 Linear Algebra 4 Fundamentals of Physics 1 4 Exploring Engineering 4 Engineering in Society — Health & Safety 3 Composition & Rhetoric 3 Total: 22
CODE TITLE CREDITS Calculus 2 4 Intro. to Chemistry for Engineers 4 Fundamentals of Physics 2 4 Engineering Design and Problem Solving 4 Computer Programming 4 Breadth Elective Course 3 Total: 23
CODE TITLE CREDITS Differential Equations 4 Fundamentals of Digital Systems 4 Algorithms and Data Structures 4 Electronic Circuits 1 4 Electrical Circuits and Power 4 Breadth Elective Course 3 Total: 23
CODE TITLE CREDITS Numerical Methods 4 Signals and Systems 1 4 Fundamentals of EM Fields 4 Electronic Circuits 2 4 Microprocessor Systems 4 Breadth Elective Course 3 Co-op and Career Preparation 0 Total: 23
CODE TITLE CREDITS Statistics and Quality 4 Signals and Systems 2 4 Communication Systems 4 Mechatronics Embedded Software Fundamentals 4 Mechatronics Modeling and Simulation 4 OR Power & Energy Electric Power Gen. and Transmission 4 Power & Energy Introduction to Energy Systems 4 Breadth Elective Course 3 Total: 23
CODE TITLE CREDITS Design of Digital Systems 4 Control Systems 4 Electric Machines 4 Mechatronics Embedded Appl. Development 4 Mechatronics Kinematics and Robotics 4 OR Power & Energy Power Electronics 4 Power & Energy Power Distribution System Design 4 Engineering Internship Preparation 0 Breadth Elective Course 3 Total: 23
CODE TITLE CREDITS Capstone Project (C&D) 4 Micro-Controller Applications 4 Mechatronics Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) 4 Mechatronics Mechatronics Principles 4 OR Power & Energy Power System Analysis 4 Power & Energy Alternative Energy Systems 4 Engineering Economics and Entrepreneurship 3 Breadth Elective Course 3 Total: 22
CODE TITLE CREDITS Capstone Project (D, I & O) 5 Mechatronics Embedded Systems Design 4 Mechatronics Mechatronic System Design 4 OR Power & Energy Power System Control & Protection 4 Power & Energy Intelligent Power Systems 4 Breadth Elective Course 3 Total: 16
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including the following required courses:
- English, Grade 12 (ENG4U)
- Physics, Grade 12 (U) OR
- Chemistry, Grade 12 (U)
(Completing both Physics and Chemistry is recommended, but not required.)
- Mathematics, Grade 12 (U) (MHF4U) Advanced Functions, AND
- Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
- Two additional Grade 12 credits at the U or M level.
- Minimum 70% overall average
- Minimum 70% in each Math course
Two semesters of postsecondary education including required courses with a minimum 70% overall average, and 70% in each Math course.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an Entrance Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting April 29, 2019 and subject to renewal thereafter. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for degree programs at all Ontario colleges. Sheridan will ensure that all students admitted to the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Credentials earned during the period of consent remain valid, even if Ministry consent to offer the program is withdrawn in the future. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g. acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).
As a graduate of Sheridan's electrical engineering degree program, you'll be prepared to perform electrical engineering work in the energy or automation sectors.
Fields you could potentially work in include:
- Embedded Systems Design
- Energy Distribution
- Energy Generation
- Energy Transmission
- Instrumentation and Control
- Power Systems Protection and Control
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Create sustainable solutions through applications of mathematical, scientific and fundamental engineering concepts, methods and techniques.
- Solve complex problems, using appropriate knowledge and skills to identify, formulate, and analyze feasibility, technology, environmental impact, and economic assessments.
- Validate conclusions from investigations of complex engineering problems by methods that include relevant experimentation, data collection, analysis, interpretation and synthesis.
- Design a system, component, or process that meets regulatory and industry standards and considers health and safety risks, economic, environmental, cultural and social impacts.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the techniques, skills, and tools necessary for electrical engineering practice with an understanding of the associated limitations.
- Perform as an effective team member and leader in collaborative and multi-disciplinary settings.
- Communicate technical concepts and issues effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of the professional engineer in society.
- Analyze the impact of electrical engineering solutions in a global, economic, societal, environmental and public safety.
- Demonstrate ethical conduct, accountability and equity consistent with the requirements of the profession.
- Incorporate economics and business practices, specifically entrepreneurship and project management skills, into practices of engineering.
- Develop self-leadership strategies to enhance personal and professional effectiveness that is responsive to a rapidly changing world.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$8,896.05
Fees for International students$21,363.05
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose Sheridan’s Electrical Engineering degree?
Sheridan’s BEng in Electrical Engineering offers the following advantages:
- Small classes (typically with 48 students in lecture and 24 students in lab).
- Tuition fees are competitive.
- One mandatory four-month internship and one optional engineering co-op work placement of up to 16 months.
- Students work on projects throughout the four years until they graduate, teaching them how to solve real-world problems.
- More hands-on experience working on real-world applied research/industry projects, coupled with solid math, science and engineering fundamentals.
- Professors with strong credentials and industry experience who are actively involved in applied research.
Will the school find co-op and internship opportunities for me?
The Co-op Office will help you find and secure a position. They do this through:
- An online job board of positions that you can apply and compete for.
- One-on-one supports and services including résumé critiques, mock interviews, cover letter reviews and job search strategy discussions.
- A seven-week Internship Preparatory course that helps you develop your job search skills.
In addition to the above, you are required to conduct your own independent job search. This includes researching companies of interest, attending networking events, making phone calls or sending emails and promoting yourself. Although Sheridan’s Co-op Office has a long, well-established history of success, securing a position is not guaranteed and will, like any course, require your commitment of time and effort in order to achieve a successful outcome.
How do I qualify for co-op and internship?
You and all other students must complete the mandatory four-month internship to graduate. To be eligible, you must complete all of the courses from the first two years of the program and be in good academic standing. The engineering co-op work term after Year 3 is optional and students who are interested must apply.
Sheridan may put in place a maximum number of “seats” in the co-op program which would make entry into co-op a competitive process and take your GPA into consideration. As this is a new degree program, the co-op application process is still being developed and more information will be available in 2020.
I'm a graduate from a three-year advanced diploma in engineering technology. How do I join this degree program without starting from first term?
If you have a recognized three-year advanced diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology or related programs from a recognized Ontario community college, we are currently considering pathway options that will require you to complete a number of reach-back courses from the Bachelor of Engineering degree program before joining either the second or third year. There will also be a minimum GPA requirement. You and all other students will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, depending on your academic background.
Pathways will be designed to ensure all students graduating from the program meet the requirements of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. Students applying for a pathway option will not be considered until September 2021, at the earliest. At this time, you may consider starting in Semester 1 for fall 2020.
I already have a degree in another field of engineering. How do I apply to your program? Are you going to give me credit for some of the courses I took at university?
Transfer students will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The equivalency of incoming courses will be assessed based on the Sheridan credit transfer policy and requirements of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.
Is Sheridan’s Electrical Engineering degree program accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of Engineers Canada?
Sheridan’s Electrical Engineering degree has been designed to meet the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board’s (CEAB) requirements. New engineering programs can seek accreditation from the CEAB once they produce their first graduating class. That means Sheridan can seek accreditation for its Electrical Engineering degree program when its first cohort graduates in 2024.
At that point, the CEAB will review Sheridan’s self-evaluation of the program and conduct an on-campus evaluation of its own. Once Sheridan’s Electrical Engineering degree program receives accreditation from the CEAB, any students who graduated from the program that year or thereafter will be considered to have graduated from an accredited program.
How is a Bachelor of Engineering degree different than a Bachelor of Technology degree?
In general, a Bachelor of Engineering degree is designed to meet the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board requirements, and when the program is accredited, graduating students will have satisfied the academic requirements to apply for licensure as a Professional Engineer. On the other hand, a Bachelor of Technology degree program may not be designed to meet the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board requirements.
As a result, graduates from this program may need to satisfy additional academic requirements such as the completion of technical examinations to become a licensed Professional Engineer. Further information can be found on the Professional Engineers Ontario website.
Full-time 4 years Program code: PBENE
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