Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Without electricity, our world would probably come to a standstill. Electricity drives our vehicles, powers our computers and machines in factories. Electrical and electronic engineering (EEE) professionals design chips and circuits to have computers and machines running and also generate electricity in power plants, enabling us to go about our lives seamlessly and efficiently. With the sheer diversity in the machines, devices and power sources we use, electrical and electronic engineering has many sub-disciplines.

Some of the most popular universities and colleges in Canada that offer programmes in electrical and electronic engineering include:

  • Dalhousie University
  • University of British Columbia
  • Lakehead University

Salary and Career Prospects

Electrical and electronic engineers are employed by electricity and power companies, transport companies, utilities, mining companies, manufacturing, the government and academia.

Some of the roles they take up are Electronics Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Power Electronic Engineer, Electrical Control System Engineer and Electronics Test Engineer.

Salaries vary based on job role, industry, experience, qualifications, skills and location. As a guide, electrical and electronic engineering professionals earn around $67,000 a year (36 lakhs INR).

Why study in Canada?

Canada has established itself as one of the most popular study destinations for international students. Canadian universities and colleges are largely public funded and are among the best in the world. Ten of its universities are among top 250 in the world, according to QS World Rankings 2019.

Canada is among the world’s most developed and industrialised countries. It has spawned conglomerates like Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Blackberry and Bombardier. In addition to these, several tech, banking and financial services giants like Microsoft, HSBC, Facebook and Boeing operate out of here. Toronto and Vancouver are the largest cities and have a thriving start-up scene.

The country is a popular tourist destination, with millions of tourists drawn to its vibrant cities, ski resorts, national parks, museums, entertainment venues and outdoor sports provisions. Canada is a safe, multicultural and welcoming country.

The official languages are English and French, although English is the most widely spoken language. French is mainly spoken in the province of Quebec.

International graduates are able to apply for a post-study work permit lasting for up to 3 years.