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Learn the skills to connect the world with the Internet of Things (IOT) and 5G technology, and design systems for electric vehicles including cars, drones, and ships.

Our Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in electrical engineering is Central Ontario’s only professional engineering degree program accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). This unique program gives you the chance to graduate with a professional degree and a technology diploma in just four years. You’ll gain hands-on skills and advanced technical knowledge to prepare you to become a professional engineer. An optional 16-month co-op is available.

Admission requirements

Ontario high school students: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M
courses including:

  • ENG4U (English)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)(min. 60%)
  • Physics (SPH4U)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • Two additional Grade 12 U or M credits; Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) is strongly recommended; one additional credit in Math, Science or Technological Education at 12 U or M is recommended

A minimum final average, based on the best six Grade 12 U or M courses, of 70% is required.

Not an Ontario high school student? Visit our Admissions page for admission requirements for all other applicants.

Tuition and Fees 2022/2023

Domestic Fees: $9,489.97*
International Fees: $39,210.32*

For detailed fees information, visit Finance and Fees.

Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

More than $11-million in scholarships, bursaries and awards are available to incoming Lakehead-Georgian students. Explore OSAP, as well as awards, scholarships and bursaries that are available to you.

Program Details


Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) Degree from Lakehead University; Electrical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma from Georgian College


Years 1 to 4 –
Georgian Barrie Campus

Experiential Learning

Optional Co-op

Start dates



Four years

OUAC code


Career opportunities

Given the diversity in program skills and knowledge, there are a number of career options within the public and private sectors that you can explore with your electrical engineering degree. Here are a few careers you could have after graduation.

  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Power generation and distribution engineer
  • Engineering project manager
  • Telecommunications engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Network engineer

Learn by doing

You’ll have the option to apply for a 16-month paid co-op work term after third year to gain hands-on work experience. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Electrical Engineering course outline.


Current employer: Innovative Automation, Barrie, Ont.
Hometown: Gorrie, Ontario

“I’m currently working at a company called Innovative Automation. They specialize in designing and building automated machinery, specifically for the medical and automotive fields. I’m working as a controls programmer, where my tasks include programming robots, PLC’s (programmable logic controllers), databases, HMI’s (human machine interfaces) and many other devices.

I chose Lakehead-Georgian mainly for how unique this program is, as being able to graduate with both a degree and a diploma in electrical engineering in four years is a very powerful combination. When I was in high school and looking at programs to apply for, there was no other program like this for engineering, and the idea of having both a degree and a diploma really stood out to me, as it will set you aside from other graduates. It is so valuable to be able to go to an employer and say that you not only understand the theory about how things work, but you also understand how things work practically, and you have both a degree and a diploma to prove that.”

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