The Big Picture Electronics System-level Design Circuit-level Design A + Software Device-level design Systems and Computer Engineering
Our Focus The analysis and design of engineering systems which process and transmit information and which have computers as components. Systems & Computer Engineering The analysis and design of circuits and devices used to transmit, store, and process information. Electronics
Engineering @ Carleton The Hardware-Software Spectrum More Hardware Oriented More Software Oriented Computer Systems Engineering Communications Engineering Software Engineering Engineering Physics Electrical Engineering The Programs Lead Department Department of Electronics System and Computer Engineering
ECE Excellence • Industry Donated State-of-the-art Labs • Renowned Professors (NSERC chairs and IEEE fellows) • Research Excellence • Centres of Excellence (CITR, CITO, MICRONET, MITACS, TLN) • Annual research funding over 7 million dollars • Large graduate program (130 full-time, 120 part-time students) • Partnerships with local high-tech companies and government laboratories
Teaching/Research Areas Signal Processing Mobile Wireless Radar Computer Networks RF CAD Microelectronic Fabrication Robotics MMIC Image Processing Packaging
B.Eng. In Software Engineering • Software is the fuel driving the Information Technology revolution • An engineering program • Combines a broad foundation in the physical sciences and engineering with skills in the development of timely, well-planned, and reliable software • Special strengths in the areas of object-oriented and real-time computer systems. • Target first year intake: 60
Software Engineering Modern software design techniques… …and state-of-the-art computing resources.
B.Eng. In Communications Engineering • First of its kind in Canada • Concerned with the reliable, effective, and economical generation, distribution, and reception of information • Communications Engineers will be responsible for the planning, analysis and design, implementation, operation, testing, maintenance, and management of the communication systems and distributed information systems that modern society depends on • Target first year intake: 40
CommunicationsEngineering Without communications engineering. Voice/Data copper pairs With communications engineering. 1Gb/s Fiber/Ethernet
B.Eng. In Computer Systems Engineering • Computer systems and telecommunications networks are the essential building blocks of the rapidly growing field of Information Technology • A unique mixture of hardware and software knowledge, along with a significant exposure to communications topics • Graduates are uniquely qualified to analyze and design engineering systems which process and transmit information and which have computers as components. • Target first year intake: 140
Hardware and Software Synergy Computer Systems Engineering
B.Eng. In Electrical Engineering • Broad field that provides graduates with a great deal of flexibility • Our program generally reflects the technology-driven industry in the Ottawa area • With a wide range of elective courses in integrated circuit design and fabrication, telecommunications systems, and computer hardware and software. • Target first year intake: 160
Electrical Engineering Design Fabricate Test
B.Eng. In Engineering Physics • A focused education which is suitable for our rapidly-changing technological world • Focus on the physics of optics, photonics and integrated circuits, which are fundamental to the infrastructure of modern society • Target First Year Intake: 20
Engineering Physics In Eng. Phys., we like to “look under the hood”. Packaged chip Microphotograph of the chip die.
Limited enrolment Early Admission from high school: 85% or above in core math and science Apply after fall term of 1st year with A- or great average Apply after fall term of 2nd year with B or greater average Who Does CO-OP?
Co-op makes sense: Enhance your learning Job experience = job offers Earn while you learn Carleton = High tech The hot employers are here Our faculty members are “plugged in” “Progressive Co-op” pattern A better work experience Fewer hassles Why Do CO-OP @ Carleton?
Communications Engineering (regular or co-op) Computer Systems Engineering (regular or co-op) Electrical Engineering (regular or co-op) Engineering Physics (co-op only) Software Engineering (regular or co-op) Which Programs are CO-OP?
September January May Study 1 Study 2 Work 1 Study 3 Study 4 Work 2 Work 3 Study 5 Study 6 Work 4 Work 5 Work 6 Study 7 Study 8 Progressive CO-OP
Why ECE at Carleton? • Broad Spectrum of Programs • Co-op programs • Unique Specialty Labs for undergraduates (fabrication lab, VoIP lab, …) • Located in the high-technology capital of Canada
Undergraduate Labs Labs at Carleton form an integral part of most courses. We supply the equipment….you supply the brain.
Advanced Lab Facilities For advanced students, we have advanced labs. High frequency “probe station” High frequency probes