The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science offers a wide variety of engineering programs designed to meet the needs of industry. Our university’s engineering programs offer a solid foundation in basic sciences and mathematics, as well as applied courses such as solid mechanics, controls, computer-aided design, robotics, mechatronics, telecommunications, power systems, software design, electronics, and artificial intelligence.
All our engineering programs incorporate co-op opportunities to gain invaluable work experience prior to graduation. These experiential learning opportunities range in duration from 4-16 months and can be completed throughout their degree with employers of their own choosing. Students in the co-op who successfully complete three work terms will graduate with the Co-operative Education designation on their degree parchments. The Engineering co-op education model has been designed to conform to the Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL). For more information, please consult the Engineering Co-op section of this calendar or visit the Engineering Co-op website.
Each student benefits from the university’s technology-enriched learning environment on a campus equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and fully networked classrooms.
First-year Engineering program
The first-year Engineering program provides first-year engineering students with a plan for successful transition into university life and support them throughout their first year. Students have a dedicated first-year academic advisor, weekly newsletters, and access to a variety of programs and services to help them navigate their first year.
First-year engineering students are required to complete the following common first-year courses:
The First-Year Engineering Success program provides first-year engineering students who need extra time to adapt to university with an opportunity, before the start of second year, to complete first-year courses for which they have not obtained credit, to upgrade their grade point average and academic standing, and to improve their preparation for studies in subsequent years.
Faculty and staff
Faculty and staff at Ontario Tech University come from diverse academic backgrounds and are excited to share their knowledge and life experience with students. To view a list of Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science faculty and staff members visit the faculty website engineering.ontariotechu.ca.
The faculty’s research focuses on flexible and high-performance manufacturing, automotive engineering, energy, active control of vibration and sound, nonlinear dynamics and chaos, efficient and environmentally conscious engineering, robotics, mechatronics, computer-integrated manufacturing, micro-electromechanical systems, electronics, communication, power distribution, power converters, health informatics, knowledge discovery, sensor networks, pervasive systems, embedded systems, software engineering, nuclear reactor design and safety analysis, and nuclear power plant design and simulation.
Teaching and research facilities
Among the numerous engineering teaching and research laboratories and facilities on campus are: the OPG Engineering Building, with heavy and industrial-scale equipment and undergraduate labs; the Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE), a state-of-the-art automotive research facility including a full climate-controlled wind tunnel; the Energy Research Centre (ERC), with unique capabilities in geothermal, hydraulic, hydrogen, natural gas, solar and wind energy technologies and the Clean Energy Research Lab (CERL) pioneering the development of clean energy technologies. Our newest facility, the Software Informatics Research Centre (SIRC), is an advanced research facility that will provide interdisciplinary research and teaching space along with a new Engineering Design Studio for our students. To help meet industry’s need for engineers with strong business skills, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science also offers Engineering and Management programs.
Doctor of Philosophy programs are offered in Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Master of Applied Science and Master of Engineering programs are available in Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Software Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Also, a Master of Engineering and graduate diploma program are available in Engineering Management. For more information about our university’s graduate programs and opportunities, please refer to the Graduate Studies website at gradstudies.ontariotechu.ca. To learn more about our program offerings available to undergraduates, click the links below.
ProgramsBachelor of Engineering (Honours)Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours)Bachelor of Science (Honours)Co-operative EducationMinors