Electrical Engineers study and apply the power of electricity to create the technology that has made our lives more productive, convenient, safe, entertaining, and sustainable. They make use of tools such as circuits, computers, signal processing, and applied mathematics to design, build, and solve problems.

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 telecommunications systems, electrical power systems, and navigation and robotics systems.

Our Electrical Engineers go beyond the norm, because it is only after you have mastered these systems that you will also know their weaknesses. RMC has the only Electrical Engineering program in Canada that focuses on electronic warfare: we will show you how to detect and identify enemy signals, launch electronic attacks, and defend your allies against electronic attacks from enemies.

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

Radar and Telecommunications

Working with radar and telecommunications systems as an engineer involves encoding and extracting information using electrical signals, whether they be sent over wires or wirelessly through the use of radio.

In the Electrical Engineering program, you will learn how to securely encode messages, how to transmit signals efficiently, and how to use computers to process signals. You will also learn how to design the modern radar systems used across platforms in the military. Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) are essential capabilities in the Canadian Armed Forces, and our courses in radar and telecommunications will give you the edge you need.

Electrical Power Systems

Electrical power engineering involves the generation, storage, distribution, and control of raw electrical energy—whether that be on a land-based grid or on a mobile platform such as a ship or aircraft. Electrical motors and propulsion also make up key areas in this field.

Just as we are witnessing a revolution in hybrid and all-electric vehicles in civilian life, the military is also making use of them to improve efficiency and performance. The next generation of Maritime Surface Combatant ships are expected to use electric propulsion drive systems, and other changes are on the way. Our courses in electrical power will give you the skills you need to participate in these projects.

Navigation and Robotics

Working in navigation and robotics involves designing and implementing autonomous systems for precise motion control and positioning. You will learn how GPS and inertial positioning systems work, how to remotely control robots, and how autonomous control can be applied to vehicles. Unmanned aerial vehicles, drones, driver-less cars, and vertical-landing rockets are no longer the stuff of science fiction. At RMC, you will master the technology that makes it all happen.

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