Electrical engineering is a versatile and forward-thinking career, spanning from the physical world to the digital world. Our lives run on electricity, and the skills of an electrical engineer are in high demand.


What is Electrical Engineering?

Electrical engineers specialize in electric power and communications, with key roles in the design of new products and services. Learn more about what electrical engineering is.

Fast Facts

95% Employment rate 5 years after graduation

98% Degree completion rate

$65,000 Average starting salary

70% of jobs secured by career services are in the ECE field

Career Possibilities

Where will your degree take you? Learn more about what a future in electrical engineering can look like.

  • Autonomous navigation
  • Antennas
  • Ambient intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous control systems
  • Banking Automation Systems
  • Avionics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business systems consultant
  • Chip architect
  • Communications systems
  • Computer vision and optical processing
  • Defense and cyber security
  • Data compression
  • Database engineering
  • Deep Learning
  • Electronic commerce
  • Financial technology
  • Health analytics
  • Internet of Things
  • Integrated circuit design
  • Machine learning
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Mechatronics
  • Nanoelectronics and nanophotonics
  • Network security
  • Robotics
  • Radar systems engineering
  • Space science and technology
  • Wireless and wearable technology
  • Internships

    Looking to get a head start on your career? The Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) gives students the opportunity to take a full-time, paid 12–16-month internship. Apply your skills to the workplace and gain on-the-job experience as you work with one of our many industry partners.

    Learn more about internships

  • Career Services

    Queen's Career services provides in-person and online career support to all students. The Engineering Corporate Relations Department enhances career development and work-integrated learning opportunities for engineering students. They offer a dedicated point of contact within Smith Engineering at Queen's for industry partners looking to recruit Smith Engineering talent.

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Research and Graduate Opportunities