Course Description

This course is 49 hours. It is recommended that students spend an average of 7 hours per week on this course.

This course covers the fundamentals of electrical engineering including electricity and magnetism, magnetic field and magnetic flux, and Ohm's Law. It then looks at electrical components and circuits including resistors, RC and RL circuits, and impedance, reactance, and resonance. Both direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) are then investigated by focusing on the power, voltage, and frequency of each.

Course Outline

Each week has a one-hour pre-recorded session with the instructor. There is a total of five hours of pre-recorded sessions in this course.

  • Week 1: Introduction
  • Week 2: Electrical Fundamentals
  • Week 3: Electrical Components and Circuits
  • Week 4: Direct Current (DC)
  • Week 5: Alternating Current (AC)

What You Will Learn

  • The fundamentals of electrical engineering
  • Different types of electrical components and circuits
  • Direct current (DC) vs. alternating current (AC)


By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers.

The Faculty of OLCD recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of the minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Recommended For

  • Non-electrical engineers who would like to learn about electrical engineering (EE) in a condensed time frame and from a practical point of view
  • Those who would like to communicate effectively more effectively with EE personnel in a team environment
  • Those who want to move into the field of electrical engineering application

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Electrical Engineering Basics
Online - Self-Paced
Apr 01, 2022 to Mar 31, 2023
Total Learning Hours
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,195.00
Reading List / Textbook

Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers
Authors: S. Bobby Rauf
Edition: 2nd
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: River Publishers
ISBN: 9781498799607

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