Electronic Systems Engineering

What is Electronic Systems Engineering?

Electronic Systems Engineering focuses on the integration of electronics, computers, and communication technologies in many different types of systems.

Our Program

The Electronic Systems Engineering (ESE) program at the University of Regina focuses on a core program of analog and digital electronics with specialization streams in instrumentation and control, telecommunications, micro-electronics, and power and energy.  Software and computer-related courses are part of the electronics core program, allowing student to develop greater facility with both hardware and software.

  • Students graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Electronic Systems Engineering

  • Students in Co-operative Education graduate with a B.A.Sc. (Co-op) in Electronic Systems Engineering

  • Students in the Internship Program graduate with a B.A.Sc. (Internship) in Electronic Systems Engineering

The ESE program is fully-accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. An accredited program is one that is evaluated and monitored through the CEAB by Engineers Canada, the national organization for the provincial and territorial associations that govern and license professional engineers. An accredited program ensures that graduates will be eligible to be licensed as professional engineers in Canada. For further information, visit www.engineerscanada.ca/e/index.cfm.

How do I apply to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science?

See under Future Students for how to apply.

What do our students do?

All engineering students take a common initial core program consisting of the basic maths and sciences needed by all engineers, plus introductory design courses.

Our ESE students learn the performance of electronic components, develop understanding of component behaviour in complex systems, learn and practice skills for the design and management of electronic systems, and develop and complete design projects.

Undergraduate Labs

The program emphasizes hands-on laboratory experience and requires that each student learn and demonstrate the skills to operate lab equipment, to construct prototype systems and circuits, to de-bug systems, and to work in teams and be an active team member.

ESE has labs with almost every course so the lab material is closely connected to the learning in the lectures. This also produces a close partnership between the course professor and the lab instructor so that the learning process can be made more efficient for the student.

We have FIVE Undergraduate Laboratories for General Electronics, Microprocessor/DSP, Communications & Controls, RT-Computing and Instrumentation, and SMT techniques.

What is Co-operative Education?

What sort of career could I have?

Electronic Systems Engineers typically work in the following areas or hold the following job titles:

  • Avionics
  • Communications
  • Computer Design
  • Electronic Systems Engineer
  • Engineering Management
  • Hardware Systems Engineer
  • Instrumentation
  • Manufacturing & Processing
  • Programming
  • Power Electronics
  • Quality Assurance
  • Radio & Television
  • Telecommunications
  • Test Engineer

Are there any special groups and activities for PSE students?


See also our list of student groups under Student Activities and Events.

ESE Graduate Program

We offer the following graduate degrees in ESE:

  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) – project focus or co-op

  • Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) – thesis-based

  • Doctoral (Ph.D.) program

Research Areas and Faculty Expertise

Precision navigation systems, protein structure analysis, mobile computing agents, image processing in bio-medical applications, urban infra-structure analysis, petroleum telemetry, energy utility design, telecommunications, ionizing radiation monitoring. 

Major Research Programs and Institutes

TRLabs – “Canada’s largest information and communications technology (ICT) R&D consortium.” 

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Laboratory and Research Facilities

Our graduate-level laboratories offer ample research space and access to a variety of industry-current test and measurement systems. We also have full-time professional laboratory management and instruction. Several research centres offer a range of laboratories for graduate studies.

In addition, the Engineering Workshop is available to assist with design and production of specialized laboratory equipment and set-ups.

How do I apply for graduate studies?

Continuing Education and Professional Development