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Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)  Thunder Bay

The Faculty of Engineering at Lakehead University - Thunder Bay offers a uniquely designed four-year Bachelor of Engineering Degree program in Electrical  Engineering, with a Co-op/Internship option available. The BEng (Electrical) degree at Lakehead University – Thunder Bay is accredited through the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

The unique structure of Lakehead’s programs at the Thunder Bay campus enables students to earn a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering in four years while also completing the requirements of an Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma by the end of the second year of their BEng degree program. Lakehead University - Thunder Bay has the only Faculty of Engineering in Canada where, after completing high school, you can earn a Bachelor of Engineering Degree and an Engineering Technology Diploma in four years.

The Faculty of Engineering- Thunder Bay campus also offers a post-diploma engineering degree program in Electrical Engineering designed specifically for graduate engineering technologists. The special design of the 4-year Bachelor of Engineering degree at the Lakehead University Thunder Bay campus enables qualified engineering technology graduates from accredited Canadian technology programs to enter the BEng (Electrical) program after completing post-diploma transition courses offered in the summer session prior to third year. The Summer Transition program, offered in July and August, is designed to assist qualified engineering technologists make the transition to university studies. See the College Transfer Program for more information about our engineering post-diploma programs.

Studying engineering at Lakehead gives you an unconventional opportunity to gain the skills required by employers. The unique combination of BEng degree with a Diploma in Engineering Technology from Lakehead University produces graduates with hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge critical to success. Integrate your academic study with work experience, apply your learning to practice, gain relevant experience, support your education and open doors to future employment through our Co-op/Internship Option. We are very proud of our programs and our graduates. When you choose Electrical Engineering at Lakehead, you are assured of a quality education.


Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) – Lakehead-Georgian Partnership

Earn a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from Lakehead University with Advanced Diploma (Electrical Engineering Technology) from Georgian College through the Lakehead-Georgian Partnership.

The BEng (Electrical Engineering)* Lakehead-Georgian Partnership by Lakehead University and Georgian College offers an integrated Bachelor of Engineering Degree and Electrical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma. Offered at the Georgian College Barrie campus, students will complete both a degree and a diploma in 4 years.

The program provides students with a solid foundation across all areas of electrical engineering allowing them to gain valuable theoretical knowledge, practical engineering and applied technology skills. Specific course offerings focus on subfields such as digital and analog microelectronics, power electronics, communication systems, computer networks, power systems and electrical machinery.

* Graduates of the Lakehead-Georgian Partnership will be awarded a Lakehead University Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree. In addition, the Lakehead-Georgian partnership program will seek accreditation with the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) when the initial cohort reaches year-4 per the standard CEAB process that is used for all Lakehead BEng programs.

Questions about the BEng - Lakehead-Georgian Partnership? Ask Engineering.


Electrical Engineering - A Career for You

Our programs attract students from Victoria to St. John’s, as well as many international students. Lakehead graduates are well-equipped for a wide range of career opportunities and you’ll find our well-rounded graduates as recognized professionals in many engineering sectors.
As an electrical engineer, you will work on the development and manufacturing of electrical and electronics equipment. You will examine the fundamentals of physical science as well as more practical areas in the design and operation of industrial control systems, communication systems, electronic circuits, and the generation and distribution of electrical power. Specialized study awaits you in areas such as fibre optics, fuzzy controls, wireless communications, power systems, and power electronics.
Graduates are well equipped for future specialization and a wide range of career opportunities. Electrical engineers deal with the design of economically viable and ecologically balanced electronic and electrical equipment and systems. Beyond the design, engineers are involved in all stages of product or system development, from manufacturing and testing, to maintenance and troubleshooting in the field. The career of an electrical engineer is often centered on a combination of these work areas and some choose to move into specialized areas such as consulting, entrepreneurial product design, marketing, or project management after gaining more experience.


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