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Undergraduate students

The ECE department offers numerous resources for our undergraduate students to help them find success in their academic career. Students have many opportunities to tailor their education around personal interests, practice ideas for careers, and prepare for graduate school or the working world. 

Students admitted as of Fall 2019 in the Electrical and Computer Engineering programs who are not enrolled in the Co-op program must complete one 12-17-week internship to graduate. This internship program, C-Edge, is administered either by Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design and Innovation (CIADI) or the Institute for Co-operative Education (Co-op), and will allow ECE students to have one paid internship in their field of study. To enroll in the C-Edge work term, students must successfully complete 60 credits. It should be noted that students must complete at least one work term before taking the Capstone Design Project Course, ELEC/COEN 490.

In order to fulfill the work term, students must successfully complete one of the courses managed through CIADI or the Co-op office. It should be noted that ultimately it is the responsibility of the student to find an approved work-term placement.

For information on Co-op fees, see

All 200-level courses within the program which are prerequisites for other courses must be completed with a C- or higher. A 200-level course in which a student has obtained a D+ or lower must be repeated before attempting a course for which it is a prerequisite

All students in engineering programs must complete all 200-level courses in their programs prior to commencing courses at the 400-level.

Extended Credit Program (ECP)
Most students entering Concordia from a secondary school outside Quebec are admitted to the ECP. This requires the completion of 30 credits in addition to the regular 90 or 120 credit degree programs.

Mature Entry Program (MEP)
Canadians and Permanent Residents who are 21 years of age or older and who lack the normal pre-university schooling may be considered for admission to the MEP, which requires successful completion of a minimum of 18 additional credits.

Students admitted as of Fall 2019 in the Electrical and Computer Engineering programs who are not enrolled in the Co-op program are automatically registered in the C-Edge work term.

You can go off the recommended sequence when:

  • You must repeat a course
  • You wish to take summer courses
  • You would like to reduce your course load (full-time status implies 12cr per term)
  • You need to go part-time
  • You did not secure a work-term (Co-op)

Please note that going off sequence may cause you to run into schedule conflicts in the future.

You can review the current course schedules and use our class search to help you determine if a course is offered in Summer 1 or 2 (/1), Fall (/2) or Winter (/4). When building your new sequence, please pay attention to course pre-requisites which are specified on the detailed sequences as well as the Undergraduate Calendar. Feel free to use our Program Planning Template when building your new sequence. 

Also, co-op students must submit a Change of Sequence request form (available through COMPASS) if the modifications result in a change of work-term placement.

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