Electrical Engineering , University Of Toronto

Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto

Undergraduate Experience

This program is unique especially in the first and second year since students get to bond with a lot of engineering students in the same program. Students help one another to succeed and strive to solve problems. I know that this program is right for me when I find myself enjoying the math/science problems that I solve at the end of the day. Sometimes, the process of getting to the correct final answer takes a lot of determination but the feeling of learning something new is quite rewarding.
Enrichment Opportunities

Opportunities provided outside of classes include school clubs, competitions, and research positions.

For engineering specifically, there are various engineering-related design clubs. To list a few, they include the University of Toronto Robotics Association (UTRA),  Uoft Machine Intelligence Team (UTMIST), Spark Design Club and many more. In these associations, students explore a deeper range of engineering-related materials and apply them in the work they do. Furthermore, all engineering disciplines at the University of Toronto have their own clubs with their names. For ECE specifically, there is an ECE club where they focus to improve the ECE community and experiences.

The co-op program at the University of Toronto is called PEY and most students have their PEY experience after their 3rd year. So, for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year, students study at school, and in their 4th year, they work for a year. After their PEY year, they will come back and study for their 5th year. This is why the majority of engineering students need 5 years to graduate but technically, they are studying for 4 years in total. Also, they will put ‘+PEY’ after their discipline tag (eg. ECE2T5+PEY). However, PEY is not a mandatory task to do, but more than 90 percent of students decide to do them since it is a valuable opportunity to learn, gain experience, and make money. 

Most research opportunities for undergraduate students are provided during the summer. The student has to contact the researcher or the professor in advance of time to discuss the availability.

Career Paths 

Possible career paths include: 

  • Graduate school
    • Masters
    • PhD
  • Work 
    • Research
    • Company 
    • Start up business
  • Fields 
    • Software
    • Hardware 



  • Residence 
    • The residence for Engineering students specifically is Chestnut which is approximately a 20 minute walk away from the campus
    • Many engineering students also choose to live on Campus One which is a 5-minute walk from campus
    • It is also possible to live in other residences of Arts & Science
    • Advantages: 
      • Live close by the campus 
      • Food will be provided in most residences (there are exceptions)
    • Disadvantages: 
      • Expensive 
      • Food may not be suitable for personal tastes 
  • On-campus living 
    • On-campus living is students who live in places near campus but are not school-related locations



Lily Kim

Electrical and Computer Engineering at UofT


My name is Lily Kim and I am currently in my 2nd year of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. My favourite part of the program is how I can bond with many engineering students and study with them to solve problems. Some of my hobbies outside of my academic periods of time include drawing realism portraits and listening to pop music. Some of my future plans include working in either a digital field or production fields. I want to apply the knowledge that I am gaining throughout my engineering years in future careers.


Electrical Engineering 

University of Toronto


Part time job- Virtual Assistant for Uoft STEM programs

Campus involvement

UTRA (University of Toronto Robotics Association)

Skule Photography Club