BEng in Electronic Engineering (Research Option)

Why Research Option?

The Research Option is designed for students interested in experiencing research at the undergraduate level. This option provides enhanced analytical and intellectual training through advanced courses. Students will also gain research experience through working on exciting projects under the supervision of our ECE professors in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and Final Year Thesis (FYT). This option offers excellent training and preparation for students to pursue MPhil or PhD degrees or careers in research and development after graduation.

 

In addition to fulfilling the ELEC Major Requirements, students in the ELEC Research Option are required to complete:

  • Final Year Thesis (FYT)
  • 1-credit Postgraduate (PG) course: ELEC 5900 Modern Engineering Research Methodologies
  • 6 credits of Advanced Elective Courses approved by advisor (at least one Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) course taken prior to the commencement of FYT, and one PG-level course)

 

Recommended Study Pattern

 

Year 1 / Fall (9 Credits*)

  • Core English I
  • MATH 1012 / 1013 / 1023
  • PHYS 1112 / 1312

Year 1 / Spring (12-13 Credits*)

  • Core English II
  • MATH 1014 / 1024
  • PHYS 1114 / 1314
  • SENG Intro

Year 2 / Fall (10-11 Credits*)

  • ELEC 1100
  • COMP 1022P
  • MATH 2011 / 2111 / 2351 / ELEC 2600 / 2600H
  • ELEC 2910
  • UROP (from Summer / Year 1 to Summer / Year 3)

Year 2 / Spring (18-19 Credits*)

  • ELEC 1200
  • ELEC 2400
  • COMP 2011
  • MATH 2011 / 2111 / 2351 / ELEC 2600 / 2600H
  • ELEC 2910
  • LANG 2030
  • UROP (from Summer / Year 1 to Summer / Year 3)
  • ELEC 1991

Year 3 / Fall (14-16 Credits*)

  • ELEC 2100 / 2100H
  • ELEC 2350
  • SENIOR
  • MATH 2011 / 2111 / 2351 / ELEC 2600 / 2600H
  • ELEC 3910
  • UROP (from Summer / Year 1 to Summer / Year 3)
  • ELEC 1991

Year 3 / Spring (10-13 Credits*)

  • SENIOR 2
  • SENIOR 3
  • SENIOR 4
  • ELEC 5900
  • ELEC 3910
  • UROP (from Summer / Year 1 to Summer / Year 3)
  • ELEC 1991

Year 4 / Fall (12-13 Credits*)

  • ELEC 4901
  • SENIOR 5
  • Adv Elective 1
  • LANG 4031

Year 4 / Spring (9-10 Credits)

  • ELEC 4901
  • SENIOR 6
  • Adv Elective 2

* 120 credits in approved courses to graduate

 

Final Year Thesis

All students in the ELEC Research Option are required to complete a Final Year Thesis (FYT). It is an excellent opportunity for them to synthesize the theory and experimental work they learned during the Program in order to complete the project.