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Electrical Engineering H Co-op

Power up your career success and be on the forefront of innovation with our electrical engineering program. Learn about robots, autonomous cars, smart cities, the Internet, network design and more. You’ll have lots of opportunity to do research and many of our students hold patents on new discoveries and inventions they’ve developed while at UWindsor.

Sample Courses: Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Thermofluids, Electrical and Computing Fundamentals, Circuit Analysis, Digital Logic Design, Signals and Systems

Career Tracks: Robotics technician, software developer, systems engineer, controls designer, automation manager

Professional Designation Possible: PEng (Professional Engineer)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, Physics/SPH4U
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 74% (74% in all math and science courses except Biology/SBI4U)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 86%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • Upgrading, maintaining, and building electrical systems to meet specific energy delivery needs
  • Understanding foundational topics in microelectronics, sensors, computer engineering, robotics, communications, and power generation and distribution
  • Planning effective, large-scale projects that manage resources and balance considerations including cost, quality, and speed
  • Analyzing complex problems and breaking them down into steps/component parts
  • Paying keen attention to detail and producing error-free, work to precise quality standards
  • Writing, preparing, and presenting detailed technical reports, presentations, and resources to engage diverse audiences and communicate work


Number of Graduates (2018)


Employment Rate of Graduates

(OUGS Engineering, 2017)

Hanan Mekawy

"The co-op placements through the University of Windsor helped me see my potential and improved my chances in finding full-time positions after graduation. The classes that helped me the most in achieving my goals were Electronics, Analog Circuit Design, Electromagnetic Waves, Embedded System Design, and many other courses."

Hanan Mekawy
BASc in Electrical Engineering [2014]

Career Tracks*

  • Automation manager
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief technology officer
  • Computer engineer
  • Consultant
  • Controls designer
  • Design engineer
  • Doctor
  • Electrical engineer
  • Facility manager
  • Financial director
  • Industry trainer
  • Lawyer
  • Logistician
  • Marketing manager
  • Network co-ordinator
  • Office manager
  • Operations director
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public affairs officer
  • Quality assurance supervisor
  • R & D director
  • R & D research engineer
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Robotics technician
  • Software developer
  • Systems engineer
  • Teacher
  • Technical engineer
  • Web developer

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia and research
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Energy/utilities sector
  • Government
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Logistics and operations
  • Patent/intellectual property law

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With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.

How to Apply

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High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.



Courses of study specific to each program



Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)



Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)