Electrical and Computer Engineering

The power of passionate minds

If you're interested in technology, you're interested in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Electrical and computer engineering students at UNB Fredericton's faculty of engineering Our history extends back to 1907 when the first Electrical Engineering degree was awarded at UNB. Electrical Engineering became its own department in 1925 when it was separated from the Physics Department.

Over time, computers became part of the electronic devices that we use every day. As a result our department has evolved into Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).

Our field is one of the most dynamic and pervasive fields of applied science. Graduates of our four year undergraduate programs design the devices we use in virtually every activity of our daily lives. From the electricity that lights our homes, to the smartphones that are with us wherever we go, the industrial robots that build our cars, our computers and tablets, the HDTV to watch your favorite movie --- none of these would be possible without Electrical and Computer Engineers.

Graduate studies

Our graduate students (MEng, MScE, PhD) work in a wide variety of ECE research areas.  Of particular note are several renowned UNB research groups, including:  the Institute of Biomedical Engineering; Optical Fibre Systems Research Laboratory; Renewable Energy Research Group; and COBRA (Collaboration Based Robotics and Automation).

Undergraduate studies

With 15 full time faculty and small class sizes, you're not just another face in the crowd. We get to know you and what your unique interests are. In your fourth year, technical elective courses allow you to expand your knowledge, and focus on specialized areas within Electrical and Computer Engineering that are of interest to you.

Student activities

You may also be interested in our student activities which include the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS), Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering Society (ECSES), the UNB Robotics Competition, work programs (Co-op), and an exchange program in Jordan, all of which will create friendships and professional contacts that will last a lifetime.

For more information

To learn more about what the UNB Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has to offer, choose a topic link on the right hand side of this page.