Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineers harness the power of electricity to design and build the electrical technology that has made our lives more productive, convenient, safe, entertaining, and sustainable. Electrical Engineers use mathematics, circuits, computers and signal processing as tools to accomplish their tasks.

The Electrical Engineering program at RMC provides specialized courses that focus on the application of electricity and electronics for military purposes. Students in Electrical Engineering will become experts in a broad range of topics including radar and telecommunication systems, electrical power systems, and navigation and robotics systems.

Radar and telecommunication system engineering involves encoding and extracting information using electrical signals, be they sent over wires or wirelessly through the air using radio. You’ll learn how to securely encode messages, how to transmit signals efficiently, and how to process the signals using computers. You’ll also learn how to design the modern radar systems that are used on many military platforms. Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) are essential capabilities for the Canadian Armed Forces, and our courses in radar and telecommunication will give you the edge that you need.

Electrical power engineering involves the generation, storage, distribution and control of raw electrical energy, be it on a land-based grid or on a mobile platform such as a ship or an aircraft. Electrical motors and propulsion are also key areas in this field. Just as we are witnessing a revolution in hybrid and all-electric vehicles, so too is the military considering them to gain efficiencies and to improve performance. For example, the next generation of Maritime Surface Combatant ships are expected to use electric propulsion drive systems. Our courses in electrical power will give you the skills that you’ll need to participate in such projects.

Navigation and robotics involves the design and implementation of autonomous systems for precise motion control and positioning. You’ll learn how GPS and inertial positioning systems work, how to remotely control robots, as well as how autonomous control is applied to vehicles. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), drones, driverless cars and vertical-landing rockets are all realities – we’ll show you how to master the technology that makes it all happen.

Our Electrical Engineers go a step beyond the norm, for it is only after you have mastered the systems listed above that you will also know their weaknesses. We are the only Electrical Engineering program in Canada that focusses on Electronic Warfare – we’ll show you how to detect and identify enemy signals, how to launch electronic attacks, and how to defend friendly forces from such attacks.

Given the complexity of modern military systems, Electrical Engineers are in demand by the Army, Navy and Air Force. Our Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) and so your degree will also serve as an asset to you after your release from the military.

For more detailed information on the Electrical Engineering program please see the Electrical and Computer Engineering pages of the RMC Calendar.