ENGINEERING FACULTY OF - 2020 PROGRAM GUIDE - Faculty of Engineering

 
ENGINEERING FACULTY OF - 2020 PROGRAM GUIDE - Faculty of Engineering
FACULTY OF
        ENGINEERING
        engineering.uOttawa.ca

2020 PROGRAM GUIDE
ENGINEERING FACULTY OF - 2020 PROGRAM GUIDE - Faculty of Engineering
MAKE YOUR FUTURE        Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                              Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            engineering.uOttawa.ca
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ARE YOU READY
TO MAKE YOUR
FUTURE?

Learn from leading researchers in                Build your network through our              Turn your ideas into reality through
our world-class facilities, state-of-the-        extensive CO-OP program and our             our entrepreneurship and design
art labs, and broad, interdisciplinary           strong connections to industry.             ecosystem, which features advanced
collaborations.                                                                              prototyping and manufacturing
                                                                                             facilities, competitive teams,
                                                                                             entrepreneurial competitions,
                                                                                             start-up growth programs, and more.

Live a transformative and fulfilling             Choose from various program                 Study right in the heart of the                TABLE OF CONTENTS
university experience by studying in             options to help you acquire the skills      National Capital Region, which is also         02 Study in the National Capital Region   14 Clubs and competitive teams                    25 BCH/CHG – Biotechnology
English or French at uOttawa.                    you need to better prepare for the          the number one tech hub in Canada.             03 Why choose uOttawa?                    16 Our programs                                   26 MCG – Mechanical Engineering
                                                 many challenges and opportunities                                                          04 Facilities just for you!               18 CSI – Computer Science                         27 MGB – Biomedical Mechanical

                                                 you will face in today’s—and                                                               06 Salaries and employment                19 SDS – Data Science                                        Engineering

                                                 tomorrow’s—job market.                                                                     07 Alumni                                 20 SEG – Software Engineering                     28 CVG – Civil Engineering
                                                                                                                                            08 Our CO-OP program                      21 CEG – Computer Engineering                     29 Learning from our peers and alumni
                                                                                                                                            10 International opportunities            22 ELG – Electrical Engineering                   30 Admission requirements
                                                                                                                                            11 Scholarships                           23 PHY/ELG – Physics and Electrical Engineering   32 Continuing your studies
                                                                                                                                            12 CEED                                   24 CHG – Chemical Engineering                     33 How to apply
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OTTAWA           Faculty of Engineering                                                                                              uOTTAWA          Faculty of Engineering                                                                             engineering.uOttawa.ca

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                world for a number of disciplines offered
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430+ kilometres of
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                                           Canadian city included in the            city in Canada                                                                                Delivered by professionals and fellow students who care about your success and your
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skating rink, the Rideau Canal, Ottawa’s                                            #1 for highest concentration of
                                                                                                                                                                                  complement your classroom learning and support you in achieving your academic
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FACILITIES JUST FOR YOU     Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    engineering.uOttawa.ca

FACILITIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The art piece Equilibrum, suspended in the STEM Complex, was created by a team of visual arts stu-

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                                                                                                                                                           STEM                                                    dents and engineering students. The art piece is the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration that is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   part of the STEAM project, which combines the arts with the STEM disciplines.

JUST FOR YOU!
                                                                                                                                                           Our new STEM (science, technology,
                                                                                                                                                           engineering, mathematics) Complex
                                                                                                                                                           is an interdisciplinary research and
                                                                                                                                                           teaching facility designed to foster
                                                                                                                                                           connections between different facul-
                                                                                                                                                           ties, encourage new ways of thinking,
                                                                                                                                                           enable experiential learning, and
                                                                                                                                                           promote entrepreneurship. This state-
                                                                                                                                                           of-the-art facility brings together
                                                                                                                                                           departments from the faculties of
                                                                                                                                                           Engineering and Science under the
                                                                                                                                                           same roof.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     at Design Day in the Richard L’Abbé Makerspace.

uOttawa Richard L’Abbé                               Makerlab                                                 Sandbox                                      Manufacturing Training                          Brunsfield Centre                                         John McEntyre Team Space
Makerspace                                           The Makerlab offers a course-based                       The Sandbox provides a collaborative space   Centre (MTC)                                    The Brunsfield Centre provides engineering                The John McEntyre Team Space provides
Invent, build and play at the uOttawa                laboratory setting focused on rapid                      for engineering students involved in small   The Manufacturing Training Centre (MTC)         students with tools and equipment to design,              pre-competitive teams involved in
Richard L’Abbé Makerspace. This student-             prototyping technologies. University                     projects, pre-professional competitions      provides training on a variety of traditional   fabricate and test complex prototypes.                    large-scale projects with the space
run space is equipped with 3D printers,              courses can include lab sessions at the                  and entrepreneurial projects.                equipment, such as lathes, milling machines     Projects have included different types of                 and infrastructure required to succeed.
Arduinos, CNC mills, Handibots, laser cutters        Makerlab to give students a structured                                                                and saws, as well as on the latest processes,   vehicles, high-performance hybrid motor
and much more, allowing everyone to                  experience learning about many of the                                                                 such as additive manufacturing. Students        systems, highly fuel-efficient and off-road
collaborate and build their dream projects           technologies available at the uOttawa                                                                 can register for free workshops throughout      vehicles, as well as concrete toboggans,                  Simon Nehme Design Commons
for free!                                            Richard L’Abbé Makerspace.                                                                            the year.                                       electrical energy storage and control systems.            This brand new pop-up space is open to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     student teams looking to brainstorm and
                                                               Over 40 3D printers available for students
                                                                        to work on their design projects. >                                                                                                                                                          develop their ideas.

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SALARIES+EMPLOYMENT               Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                                 ALUMNI          Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                  engineering.uOttawa.ca

WHY STUDY ENGINEERING                                                                                                                                                    WHERE ARE                                                           Our engineering and computer science alumni lead diverse

OR COMPUTER SCIENCE?                                                                                                                                                     OUR ALUMNI?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and exciting careers. Here are just a few examples of our outstanding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             graduates and where they are working now.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “ Engineering taught me problem solving, how
Degrees that pay off                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to learn to learn, and also how to have the
                                                                                                                                                                         Heather Abbott
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   confidence to learn […] I never feel like there’s
The average starting salary for computer science       The average starting salary for engineering          Benefit from a high employment rate
                                                                                                                                                                         BASc in Chemical Engineering (1993)                                                                       a problem we can’t solve; you have to break
graduates is $68,000. The most popular first jobs      graduates is $76,000. The most common jobs           91.7% of uOttawa engineering and 100%
                                                                                                                                                                         Senior Vice President, Corporate Solutions                                                                things down into goals that you work towards
for computer science graduates include:                for engineering graduates include:
                                                                                                            of uOttawa computer science alumni find                                                                                                                                and you will get where you want to go.”
                                                                                                                                                                         Technology at NASDAQ OMX
Web developer      $52,000                             Mechanical engineer         $73,000                  jobs in their field within two years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   - Heather Abbott
                                                                                                            of graduating.
Software developer $68,000                             Design engineer             $73,000                                                                               Emilie Cobbold
                                                                                                                                                                         BASc in Computer Engineering (2017)
Business analyst $74,000                                                           $75,000                                                                                                                                            Our recent graduates with their Iron Ring after the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer.
                                                       Project engineer                                     Source: uottawa.ca/institutional-

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                                                                                                            research-planning/resources/facts-figures/                   Senior Technology Analyst at Accenture
Consultant         $74,000                             Electrical engineer         $79,000
                                                                                                            performance-indicators
Project manager $75,000                                Software engineer           $80,000                                                                               Tunch Akkaya
                                                                                                                                                                         BASc in Software Engineering
Source: careers.workopolis.com                                                                                                                                           with Engineering Management and
                                                                                                                                                                         Entrepreneurship option, MEng in
                                                                                                                                                                         Engineering Management (2017)
Earn a competitive salary
                                                                                                                                                                         CEO and Co-founder at GameStrat
Your hard work and dedication will pay off when you graduate with a degree in engineering or computer science. Many recent studies in
Canada and in North America have shown that engineering and computer science graduates systematically place at the top of the starting
salary scale among all university undergraduate programs of study. Over the years, engineers can expect their salaries to continuously
                                                                                                                                                                         Anita Popescu
                                                                                                                                                                         BSc in Computer Science (2019)
increase. Here are the average salaries of an engineer working in Ontario according to the level of responsibility and years of experience.
                                                                                                                                                                         Photos Engineer at Apple
Source: 2018 Mercer OSPE National Engineering Compensation Survey Member Market Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ali Pourshahid                                            Jerry Zhang
BASE SALARY & TOTAL CASH COMPENSATION BY ENGINEERING RESPONSIBILITY LEVEL                                                            Total Cash            Base Salary   Daniel Lanthier                               PhD in Computer Science (2014)                            BASc in Software Engineering (2019)
                                                                                                                                                                         BASc in Computer Engineering (2005)           Vice-President of Software Development                    Software Developer at Mital, Lead
                                                                                                                                                  $183.9
 $180,000                                                                                                                                                                Engineering Lead at You.i TV                  at Klipfolio                                              Developer at BubbleHR and Founder
                                                                                                                                                  $164.4
 $160,000
                                                                                                                      $142.9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 at TechFusionFM
 $140,000
                                                                                                                      $134.5                                             Elisha Pruner                                 Midia Shikh Hassan
 $120,000                                                                                     $116.3
 $100,000
                                               $81.0
                                                                      $100.0
                                                                                              $114.0                                                                     BASc in Mechanical Engineering (2008)         BHSc in Health Sciences (2014) and BASc                   Sarah de Carufel
                                                                      $98.3
     $80,000
                     $67.0                     $79.6                                                                                                                     and MASc in Mechanical Engineering (2014)     in Chemical Engineering (2018)                            BASc in Civil Engineering (2014)
     $60,000         $66.7
                                                                                                                                                                         Software Developer for Machine Learning and   Manager at MakerLaunch & CEO                              and MASc in Civil Engineering (2018)
     $40,000
     $20,000                                                                                                                                                             Virtual Reality at the Ottawa Hospital        and Co-Founder at Dextra                                  R&D Engineering Associate at Giatec
               Average 4 years            Average 9 years       Average 14 years         Average 22 years        Average 26 years         Average 29 years
                of experience              of experience          of experience            of experience           of experience            of experience

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CO-OP             Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   engineering.uOttawa.ca

EXPERIENCE YOUR
FUTURE CAREER
AND HELP FUND
YOUR STUDIES
THROUGH THE
CO-OP PROGRAM                                                                                                       David Wen, a Civil Engineering student, working       Rosalyn Skiffington, a Mechanical Engineering student,

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                                                                                                                    with PSPC on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.               did a placement at Oji Fibre Solutions in New Zealand.      Work-Study sequences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The majority of students follow this sequence, although
     Combine study and work experience                                                                                                                                As a Faculty of Engineering student, you can                    it can be adapted to suit your circumstances.
     With the Co-operative Education (CO-OP) Program, you can gain hands-on experience in your field of study while completing your degree.                           benefit significantly from the CO-OP program:
     CO-OP can be added to any of the eleven undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty. The University of Ottawa CO-OP program has been                                                                                             Year of study         Fall             Winter             Summer
                                                                                                                                                                      Find work (96% faculty placement rate for 2018*)
     running for over 30 years, and is now the second-largest university program of its kind in Ontario, and the fifth-largest in Canada. uOttawa                                                                                            1               Study              Study                  -
                                                                                                                                                                      Earn a salary while completing your program. On average,
     CO-OP also boasts a very high placement rate.
                                                                                                                                                                      engineering students earn 18$/h during their first CO-OP               2               Study              Study                Work 1
                                                                                                                                                                      work term, and 22$/h by their last CO-OP work term**                   3               Study              Work 2               Study
         Emmanuelle Keogh, a Biomedical Mechanical Engineering student, working at Agnico Eagle Mines in Nunavut.
     <

                                                                                                                                                                      Find a public or private sector employer in Canada or                  4               Work 3             Study             Work 4
                                                                                                                                                                      even abroad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             5               Study                    -                    -
                                                                                                                                                                      Build your professional skills and increase your knowledge

                                                                                                                                                                      Network with valuable contacts who can help you kick-start
                                                                                                                                                                      your career

                                                                                                                                                                      Benefit from a quality program that meets national criteria
                                                                                                                                                                      and standards and is approved by the Canadian Association for
                                                                                                                                                                      Co-operative Education

                                                                                                                                                                      Alternate between work and study terms. Start working
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “ CO-OP helps you decide where you want to work […]
                                                                                                                                                                      in the summer of your second year and then alternate between
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           A lot of employers look at how a student thinks, and
                                                                                                                                                                      four-month work and study terms. Eight- and twelve-month
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for them, creativity and critical thinking is something
                                                                                                                                                                      work terms are also available
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           that stands out.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Melody Habbouche - 5th year, Computer Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                      * Based on 2018 CO-OP data
                                                                                                                                                                      ** Based on summer 2018 CO-OP data

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INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES                Faculty of Engineering                                                                                          SCHOLARSHIPS         Faculty of Engineering                                                                         engineering.uOttawa.ca

STUDY, WORK OR                                                                                                                                             SCHOLARSHIPS                                                                                               Application deadline:

DO RESEARCH ABROAD                                                                                                                                         TO SUPPORT                                                                                                 February 28, 2020

                                                                                                                                                           YOUR STUDIES                                                                                               For bursary criteria

                                                                                                                                                           IN ENGINEERING
Are you interested in adding an                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and to apply:
international dimension to your program                                                                                                                                                                                                                               uOttawa.ca
by studying, researching or working
abroad? uOttawa offers many international
mobility opportunities, allowing you to                                                                                                                    The University of Ottawa has one of Canada’s leading scholarship and bursary programs, with over $42 million in scholarships
                                                                                                                                                           and bursaries distributed every year. In addition to the generous University program, engineering and computer science
gain diverse experience in engineering
                                                                                                                                                           students have access to a wide range of admission scholarships offered by the Faculty of Engineering.
and computer science.

                                                                                                                                                           DEAN’S MERIT SCHOLARSHIP                      NORTEL FOUNDING SCHOLARSHIP                   CLAUDE LAGUË ENTREPRENEURIAL
International Experience Scholarship                  Exchange Program                              Summer Exchange Program                                Number: 35                                    FOR THE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION                 STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
As a student of our Faculty, you can apply            Take part in the Exchange Program,            Study part-time abroad during the                      Value: Depends on admission average;          TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING (SITE)             Number: 1

for 1 of 60 International Experience annual           which allows students to study at a           summer without having to pay interna-                  $5,000 awarded for 95–100% and                Number: 2                                     Value: $1,000 (minimum)

scholarships for international activities,            partner university. The program allows        tional student fees. You get an automatic              $4,000 for 90–94.9%                           Value: $2,500 (minimum)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       MERIT SCHOLARSHIP OF THE FACULTY
such as study and CO-OP terms, research               our students to become true global citizens   mobility scholarship of at least $500.
                                                                                                                                                           DROSTE-KENNEDY ADMISSION                      UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH                        OF ENGINEERING
internships and other international research          and educates graduates who are skilled                                                               SCHOLARSHIP IN CIVIL ENGINEERING              OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (UROP)                    Number: Variable
activities. Each scholarship is worth up              and open to the world. Engineering and        International CO-OP opportunities                      Number: Variable                              SCHOLARSHIP                                   Value: $1,000 (minimum)

to $6,000!                                            computer science students can gain a          Benefit from the many international work               Value: $500 (minimum)                         Number: Variable

                                                      new perspective during their academic         experience opportunities offered by the                                                              Value: $1,000                                 MELEK G. AKBEN-WISE MEMORIAL
                                                                                                                                                           ONTARIO PROFESSIONAL                                                                        SCHOLARSHIP
                                                      experience at a partner institution,          Co-operative Education (CO-OP) Program,
“ With the support of this scholarship,               including:                                    which allows engineering and computer
                                                                                                                                                           ENGINEERS FOUNDATION FOR                      CISCO SYSTEMS CANADA CO.                      Number: Variable

     I traveled to Japan to work for Tokyo                                                                                                                 EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP *                       FIRST ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP                 Value: $500 (minimum)

     Gas for 8 months. I got to compliment                                                          science students to develop unique skills in           Number: One for a male student                Number: 1

     my mechanical engineering educa-                 Australian National University                their field of interest.                               and one for a female student                  Value: $5,000                                 ADOBE SYSTEMS CANADA SCHOLARSHIP *
     tion with hands-on materials science             Australia (Computer Science)                                                                         Value: $1,500                                                                               Number: Variable
     experience, while also learning about            Chinese University of Hong Kong                                                                                                                    FACULTY OF ENGINEERING’S MAKER AWARD          Value: $2,000 (minimum)
     Japanese culture, making new friends,            Hong Kong (Software Engineering)                                                                     FACULTY OF ENGINEERING                        Number: 1
     and traveling all over the country.                                                                                                                   MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                          Value: $10,000                                RIO TINTO ALCAN PRIMARY METAL
                                                      National University of Singapore
     I recommend that all students take                                                                                                                    *For female students                          See p.12 for more details                     IN ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
                                                      Singapore (Chemical Engineering)
     advantage of these incredible                                                                                                                         Number: 7                                                                                   Number: 1
     opportunities!”                                  University of Southampton                                                                            Value: $2,000                                                                               Value of the scholarship: $3,000
                                                      United Kingdom (Electrical Engineering)
     Nagma Mathur - 4th year,
     Mechanical Engineering                           Newcastle University
                                                      United Kingdom (Civil Engineering)
                                                                                                          Andrés Marsik, a Biomedical Mechanical
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                                                                                                                                                           * Application deadline is October 31, 2020
                                                                                                          Engineering student, doing research and devel-
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                                                                                                          opment for his CO-OP placement in Japan.
ENGINEERING FACULTY OF - 2020 PROGRAM GUIDE - Faculty of Engineering
CEED            Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  engineering.uOttawa.ca

DEVELOP YOUR
ENTREPRENEURIAL
AND ENGINEERING
DESIGN SKILLS

       Our Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED) offers a variety of education
       and experiences opportunity for engineering students! engineering.uOttawa.ca/CEED

Curriculum focused on entrepreneurship        your knowledge, with $60,000 in prize money       The $10,000 award has been created to        as academia. Participants will learn about      Available funding for student initiatives       from the Faculty of Engineering, to support

Students can add the Engineering Manage-      up for grabs. Design Day offers you the oppor-    recognize students with inspiring achieve-   ideation, pitching, customer discovery, mar-    Want to participate in pre-professional         any project or initiative which benefits the

ment and Entrepreneurship option, which       tunity to showcase your engineering design        ments in the fields of engineering, design   keting, sales and legal issues for start-ups.   design competitions? Take part in confer-       student body.

is available for most of our undergraduate    projects. Many other competitions take place      and technology.                                                                              ences related to engineering or computer

programs. We also offer a Master’s in Engi-   on campus through the Entrepreneurship Hub                                                     Entrepreneurial CO-OP and internships           science? Create a new club? Organize a social   Get ready to launch!

neering Management for students who wish      and the Telfer School of Management.              Simon Nehme Summer School                    As a CO-OP student at our Faculty, you can      gathering? Funding for such student projects    The MakerLaunch program provides student

to pursue graduate studies.                                                                     in Engineering Entrepreneurship              work on your entrepreneurial idea during a      and initiatives is now more accessible than     and recent alumni entrepreneurs with the

                                              Maker Award                                       This program leverages the growing           CO-OP work term. Imagine getting financial      ever, thanks to the support of the Centre for   support necessary to fast track commercial-

Sharpen your entrepreneurial and com-         Do you have a passion for design, technology      entrepreneurial and innovative community     support to work on your own business plan!      Entrepreneurial Engineering Design (CEED),      ization of uOttawa Engineering technologies,

munications skills through competitions       and prototyping? Do you love creating, in-        at the University of Ottawa and in the       Or, if you prefer, you can try working in a     the Brunsfield Centre, the Engineering          and launch new tech startups.

The Entrepreneurial Idea, Entrepreneurship    novating and discovering new ways of doing        Ottawa region. The School offers hands-on    start-up company by doing an entrepreneur-      Endowment Fund (EEF) and the Faculty of

Concepts and Launching Entrepreneurs          things? If so, you might be eligible to win the   workshops and events, delivered by members   ial internship!                                 Engineering. These funds can be used by

annual competitions let you build and apply   Faculty of Engineering’s Maker Award.             of the entrepreneurial community as well                                                     both undergraduate and graduate students

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CLUBS AND COMPETITIVE TEAMS            Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                                             engineering.uOttawa.ca

CLUBS AND
COMPETITIVE
TEAMS                                                                                                                                                                 Formula uOttawa                                   SAE Supermileage                           Urban Concept (uOttawa Supermileage)

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Engineering Student Society (ESS)
and Computer Science Student
Association (CSSA)
The ESS and CSSA represent uOttawa
Engineering students; these are your
associations. Get involved in your student
community! You will come to know your
colleagues better by participating in the
                                                                                                                                                                      UOE Racing                                        BAJA uOttawa                               Ottabotics (Robot Racing, Drone, Roboboat)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               <
various activities and events put on by and
for students. Find out more about the ESS
at essaeg.ca and the CSSA at cssa-aei.ca

                                                                                                     Concrete Canoe
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                                                                                                                                                                      SAE Aerospace                                     uOttawa Rocketry                           uOttawa Bionics

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                                                     “ After my first year, I became involved with the        Other sub-associations and clubs include:
                                                       Engineering Student Society (ESS) in many
                                                       capacities, including the executive team, in           - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)         Competitive teams
                                                       addition to participating in various engineering
                                                                                                              - Chemical Engineering Student Society (ChESS)
                                                       competitions and events. The opportunity to
                                                                                                              - Mechanical Engineering Students Society (MESS)        Join a team and apply your classroom knowledge to fun and challenging real-world problems! As an engineering student,
                                                       engage with others as well as create platforms
                                                       for problem solving and get involved in the            - Iron Otis                                             you can join one of our competitive teams, get involved in pre-professional competitions, and work on large-scale projects.
                                                       student community has helped me grow as a                                                                      These teams represent the University at diverse international competitions.
                                                                                                              - uOttaHack
                                                       student and future engineer.”
                                                       - Rukyya Badreldin                                     - Engineering without Borders
           Great Northern Concrete                     Graduate, Civil Engineering (2019)                     - Jeux de Génie                                    Check out our website for more details on associations and clubs:
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           Toboggan Race (GNCTR)
                                                                                                              - IEEE Women in Engineering                        engineering.uOttawa.ca/student-experience/clubs-and-competitive-teams

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PROGRAMS OVERVIEW             Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                SCHOOL OF EECS      Faculty of Engineering                                                                                          engineering.uOttawa.ca

                                                                                                                                                    SCHOOL OF
                                                                                                                                                    ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
     OUR                                                                                                                                            AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

     PROGRAMS
                                                                                                                                                    The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) is part of the Faculty of Engineering. This interdisciplinary school
                                                                                                                                                    combines four cutting-edge programs. Having these closely-related programs together in one academic unit means that you benefit
                                                                                                                                                    from professors with interdisciplinary knowledge gained from teaching in one or more of the four programs offered by the school.

                                                                                                                                                                         Electrical                        Software                         Computer                         Computer
                                                                                                                                                                         Engineering (ELG)                 Engineering (SEG)                Science (CSI)                    Engineering (CEG)
                                                                                                                                                    Program               Offers a solid foundation        Studies the systematic design    Combines the fundamental         Combines fundamental
Choose from eleven undergraduate                                                                                                                    description           in mathematics and physics.      and development of large-        study of computation and         principles from both electrical
                                                          Customize your degree
programs, each offering top quality                                                                                                                                       Students learn about             scale software within time       information processing with      engineering and computer
                                                          Get more than just a degree—personalize your program to suit your interests!                                    electricity, circuit theory      and cost constraints. Students   its application to the world     science, leading to more
education in engineering and computer                     You can choose to add one of these two options to most engineering or computer                                  and electronics to               learn how to apply engineer-     around us. Computer scien-       specialized studies in
science. Not only will you be well prepared               science programs:                                                                                               design communication             ing principles through various   tists build fast, reliable and   microprocessor-based
to practice your profession, but you will                                                                                                                                 devices, power generators,       stages: requirements analysis,   secure software systems to       systems, computer architec-
also be more than able to meet the                                                                                                                                        solid-state circuits,            measurement, modelling,          organize, store and analyze      ture, programming concepts,
                                                                                                                                                                          microelectronic devices          validation, design, construc-    information.                     real-time systems and com-
ever-changing needs of society.                        Engineering Management                          Sensors, controllers and microprocessors
                                                                                                                                                                          and computing devices.           tion, testing, documentation,                                     puter control in robotics.
                                                       and Entrepreneurship option                     are integrated into cars, airplanes, smart                                                          and management.
PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATIONS                            This option provides students with the          houses, and even smart roads;                Options               BASc in Electrical               Engineering Management           Honours BSc in Computer          Engineering Management
                                                       opportunity to develop their entrepre-          computing technologies are omnipresent!                            Engineering and BSc in           and Entrepreneurship             Science and Honours BSc in       and Entrepreneurship
All Engineering programs are accredited by             neurial spirit and the tools to develop their   In a competitive job market, this option                           Computing Technology                                              Mathematics (Data Science)
the Canadian Engineering Accreditation
                                                       management skills. Students learn about         can make your résumé stand out from the                            Honours BSc with                                                  Engineering Management
Board of Engineers Canada.                                                                                                                                                Specialization in Physics and                                     and Entrepreneurship
www.engineerscanada.ca                                 product development, financing, market-         others. Computing Technology is offered
                                                                                                                                                                          BASc in Electrical Engineering
                                                       ing and building a business plan. You may       as a second degree and consists of courses                                                                                           Joint Honours BSc
                                                                                                                                                                          Engineering Management                                            in Mathematics
                                                       add this option to your program without         that are common to all programs as well as
                                                                                                                                                                          and Entrepreneurship                                              Data Science Option
                                                       having to prolong your degree.                  courses that can complement your specific
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Majors and minors in several
                                                                                                       engineering program.
The Honours in BSc in Computer Science                                                                                                                                                                                                      different disciplines
                                                       BSc in Computing Technology
and BASc in Software Engineering are                                                                                                                Examples of           Circuit theory, electron-        Software construction,           Data structures and algo-        Electronics and circuit theory,
accredited by the Computer Science                     as a second degree                              Or you may want to choose a specific         subject matter        ics, telecommunications,         requirements engineering,        rithms, design and analysis      software construction, com-
Accrediation Council of CIPS.                          In many industries—such as automotive,          option according to your choice of                                 networks, photonics, power       software design and architec-    of algorithms, artificial in-    puter architecture, real-time
www.cips.ca                                            aerospace and construction—the integra-         program. The list of available options can                         generation, microwaves.          ture, analysis and design of     telligence, WWW structures,      systems design, and computer
                                                                                                                                                                                                           user interfaces.                 techniques and standards,        network design.
                                                       tion of mechanical, electrical and computer     be consulted under each program’s page.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and databases.
                                                       engineering is very high.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE               Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Faculty of Engineering      DATA SCIENCE

COMPUTER SCIENCE (CSI)                                                                                                                                                                        DATA SCIENCE                       (CSI/MAT)

Computer Science at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science combines the study of                                                                                           Every day all over the world, large amounts of data are generated by business,
computation and information processing fundamentals with their application in the world around us.                                                                                            scientific and social activities. Data-driven approaches to decision making in areas
Computer scientists build fast, reliable, scalable and secure software systems to organize and analyze                                                                                        as diverse as medicine, business, sports, advertising, and entertainment are now
information. The honours curriculum comprises advanced topics in databases, artificial intelligence, com-                                                                                     essential. Data Science is the study, application, and development of methods to learn
puter graphics, security, distributed computing and algorithm design, culminating in an honours project.                                                                                      from this data. These are essential to understand, predict, and make improvements
This program teaches graduates how to use their creative and innovative talents to conceive, design and                                                                                       in management strategies, products, services, advertising campaigns, public health
implement software systems. The Extended French Stream (EFS) is now available to all students in the                                                                                          and safety, and many other areas. These methods combine elements of mathematics,
Computer Science program. Our degrees are very flexible and include options, minors, and a major, which                                                                                       computer science and statistics. Students in this program will obtain significant
can be used to explore connections between computer science and many other fields of study.                                                                                                   “hands-on” experience through various projects and a Data Science Laboratory.
                                                                                                                                                                           Photo: Remi Yuan

                                                Software technologies and systems developer in many diverse fields,                                                                                                                       • Data scientist                       • Public policy development
Career opportunities                                                                                                                                                                          Career opportunities
                                                including entertainment, government and business.                                                                                                                                         • Business intelligence analyst        • Artificial intelligence

Examples of courses in Computer Science                                         Undergraduate programs (bachelor’s degrees)                                                                   Examples of courses in Data Science

CSI 4139 Design of Secure Computer Systems                                      • Honours BSc with Specialization in Computer Science                                                         MAT 3375 Methods of Machine Learning
CSI 3140 WWW Structures, Techniques and Standards                               • Honours BSc with Specialization in Computer Science,                                                        SDS 3386 Data Science Lab
CSI 4106 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence                                  Management and Entrepreneurship Option                                                                      CSI 4106 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
CSI 4142 Fundamentals of Data Science                                           • Honours BSc with Specialization in Computer Science,                                                        CSI 4142 Fundamentals of Data Science
CSI 4118 Computer Networks Protocols                                              Data Science option
CSI 4108 Cryptography                                                           • Joint Honours BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics                                                       Undergraduate programs
CSI 3120 Programming Language Concepts                                          • Major in Computer Science                                                                                                                                                                                            “ In order to stay relevant, you have to have
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Honours BSc in Computer Science and Honours BSc in Mathematics (data science)                            a deep understanding of the theory behind
CSI 2372 Advanced Programming Concepts with C++                                 • Minor in Computer Science*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         algorithms; this is precisely the aim of our
CSI 2110 Data Structures and Algorithms                                         • Minor in Computer Science for Scientists*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         data science program. We have created the
CSI 4141 Real-Time Systems Design                                               • BASc in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering Option                                                                                                                                                         undergraduate program that we all would
CSI 4130 Computer Graphics                                                      • BASc in Chemical Engineering and BSc in Computing Technology                                                                                                                                                           have taken.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Marcel Turcotte
*Complimentary program offered only as a second discipline. Registration starts in second year.                                                                                                                                                                                                          Professor, School of Electrical Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and Computer Science
The Extended French Stream                                                                                                                                                                    This innovative and unique 5-year integrated program is offered in both English and French
The Extended French Stream (EFS) allows you to take one third of your courses in French. You choose which courses to take in French and which to take in English. If you                      along with the Extended French Stream.
choose to take a minimum number of French courses, you could qualify for a $1,000 French Studies bursary.

Accelerated Stream
You can complete your Honours BSc with Specialization in Computer Science and your Master of Computer Science within five years with the Accelerated Stream.
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SOFTWARE ENGINEERING                  Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                          Faculty of Engineering     COMPUTER ENGINEERING

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (SEG)                                                                                                                                       COMPUTER ENGINEERING (CEG)
Software engineering is a CO-OP only program that emphasizes innovation and teamwork to                                                                          Building on a solid foundation of traditional engineering skills, this program
develop practical, solution-driven thinking. During their fourth-year project, students in this                                                                  covers many different aspects of computer software and hardware, and
program can form teams and leverage their work experience to create real applications; some                                                                      allows for more specialized studies in microprocessor-based systems,
students even start their own companies. They learn how to apply engineering principles—                                                                         computer architecture, programming concepts, real-time operating systems,
including rapid prototyping, requirements analysis, system modelling, design, implementa-                                                                        software engineering, and robotics. This program provides multiple paths
tion, testing, and project management—to develop software. Software engineers are key                                                                            to diverse careers.
professionals in fields such as high tech, finance, telecommunications, government, health
care, transportation, and entertainment. The Extended French Stream (EFS) is available to
students who want to continue their French immersion studies during their university career.

                                                 • Software engineer                     • Quality assurance engineer       • Systems analyst
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hardware designer                     • Embedded microsystems engineer                  • Software developer
Career opportunities                             • Systems architect                     • Video game designer              • User interface designer            Career opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Computer applications engineer • Wireless & network systems technical manager • Systems engineer
                                                 • Computer security analyst             • Mobile application developer     • Telecommunications engineer

Examples of courses in Software Engineering                                                                                                                      Examples of courses in Computer Engineering

SEG 3101 Software Requirements Analysis                                                                                                                          CEG 3156 Computer Systems Design
SEG 3102 Software Design and Architecture                                                                                                                        CEG 4158 Computer Control in Robotics
SEG 3103 Software Quality Assurance                                                                                                                              CEG 4166 Real-Time Systems Design
SEG 3125 Analysis and Design of User Interfaces                                                                                                                  CEG 4316 Digital Image Processing
SEG 4135 Cloud Systems and Networks                                                                                                                              CEG 4188 Higher Layer Network Protocols
SEG 4145 Real Time and Embedded Software Design                                                                                                                  CEG 4186 Wireless Networks
                                                                                                                 “ Software Engineering is at the forefront of   CEG 4190 Computer Network Design                                                                         “ My degree has allowed me to learn and
Undergraduate programs (bachelor’s degrees)                                                                        many industries leading the way into the                                                                                                                  explore numerous computing systems from
                                                                                                                   future. This program teaches students many                                                                                                                both a variety of software and hardware
                                                                                                                                                                 Undergraduate programs (bachelor’s degrees)
• BASc in Software Engineering (CO-OP)                   Exclusively                                               important elements, such as design of user                                                                                                                perspectives. I have been able to apply
                                                       < CO-OP                                                     interface, cloud and network. In addition,                                                                                                                my class work in several ways, including
• BASc in Software Engineering (CO-OP),                                                                                                                          • BASc in Computer Engineering
                                                                                                                   the CO-OP option provides me with real work                                                                                                               robotics, app development and AI.”
 Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship Option                                                                                                              • BASc in Computer Engineering, Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship Option
                                                                                                                   experience, which is amazing.”                                                                                                                            - Robert Conrad
                                                                                                                   - Bijan Samiee                                                                                                                                             4th year, Computer Engineering
                                                                                                                   4th year, Software Engineering

Consult the full course sequence at engineering.uOttawa.ca.                                                                                                      Consult the full course sequence at engineering.uOttawa.ca.
Courses are offered in English and in French. Some advanced courses are offered in English only.                                                                 All courses are offered in English and most courses are available in French.

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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING             Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                      Faculty of Engineering          PHYSICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (ELG)                                                                                                                                        PHYSICS AND ELECTRICAL
                                                                                                                                                                    ENGINEERING (PHY/ELG)
Electrical engineering is at the heart of today’s exciting advances in technology. With five                                                                        Discover the fundamental laws of nature and then apply this knowledge to design break-
technical specializations—communications, systems, electronics, microwave and photonic,                                                                             through technologies that will transform our society. While physics probes big questions
and power and sustainable energy—our curriculum will enable you to influence how the                                                                                ranging from the origin of the universe to the workings of the quantum world, electrical
world’s communities communicate, generate sustainable energy, and cure diseases. As                                                                                 engineering underlies the technologies that are ubiquitous to our modern world, from
an electrical engineer, you will work with other engineers or scientists on emerging tech-                                                                          power generation to the computer chip. By teaching you the foundations of how nature
nologies. The Engineering Management option will provide you with the necessary skills                                                                              works, and then how to innovate with this knowledge, this integrated program will
to pursue entrepreneurial activities and start your own technology-related business. The                                                                            uniquely equip you to tackle societal and technological problems facing us and future
double degree program—BASc in Electrical Engineering and BSc in Computing Technology                                                                                generations. At the end of five years, you will earn two degrees, one in physics and one
—will put you at the intersection of two areas that propel technological development.                                                                               in electrical engineering, and will be truly equipped to defy the conventional.

                                       • Electronics and chip designer                                                                                                                                               • Physicist
                                                                               • Signal-processing engineer     • Avionics engineer                                                                                                                                • Avionics engineer
Career opportunities • Electromagnetics engineer                                                                                                                    Career opportunities                             • Electrical engineer
                                                                               • Product engineer               • Biomedical engineer                                                                                                                              • Power systems and renewable energy engineer
                                       • Communications engineer                                                                                                                                                     • Industrial research and development
                                                                               • Automation engineer            • Power systems and renewable energy engineer                                                                                                      • Biomedical researcher or engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      scientist or engineer

Examples of courses in Electrical Engineering                                                                                                                       Examples of courses in Physics and Electrical Engineering

ELG 4115 Microwave Circuits                                                                                                                                         GNG 1103 Engineering Design
ELG 4117 Optoelectronics and Optical Components                                                                                                                     PHY 2311 Waves and Optics
ELG 4126 Sustainable Electrical Power Systems                                                                                                                       PHY 3355 Statistical Thermodynamics
ELG 4118 Wave Propagation and Antennas                                                                                                                              PHY 4370 Quantum Mechanics
ELG 4179 Wireless Communication Fundamentals                                                                                                                        PHY 4382 Introduction to Solid State Physics
ELG 4159 Integrated Control Systems                                                                                                                                 ELG 2138 Circuit Theory I
ELG 4178 Optical Communications and Networking                                                                “ My program has given me the relevant technical      ELG 3126 Random Signals and Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “ What really makes this program special
ELG 4125 Electric Power Transmission, Distribution and Utilization                                              framework required to navigate numerous endeav-     ELG 4115 Microwave Circuits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        is the community of students around it.
                                                                                                                ors in engineering! Ultimately, it has encouraged
                                                                                                                                                                    ELG 4126 Sustainable Electrical Power Systems                                                                       uOttawa Engineering students have created
                                                                                                                the development of my ability to work with others
Undergraduate programs (bachelor’s degrees)                                                                     on projects that involve systems optimization,                                                                                                                          a family who seek to help each other succeed
                                                                                                                robotic manipulation and many other things.”        Undergraduate programs (bachelor’s degrees)                                                                         in life and in their academic field.”
• BASc in Electrical Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - Madison Smrtka
                                                                                                                - Manit Ginoya
• BASc in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship Option                             4th year, Electrical Engineering                   • Honours BSc with Specialization in Physics and BASc in Electrical Engineering                                      3rd year, Physics and Electrical Engineering
• BASc in Electrical Engineering and BSc in Computing Technology                                                 and Computing Technology

                                                                                                                                                                    To be admitted to this program, applicants must submit their application to the Faculty of Science.
Consult the full course sequence at engineering.uOttawa.ca.
All courses are offered in English and most courses are available in French.                                                                                        Consult the full course sequence at engineering.uOttawa.ca.
                                                                                                                                                                    All compulsory courses are offered in English and in French.
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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING                   Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Faculty of Engineering              BIOTECHNOLOGY

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING                                                 CHG                                                                                                            BIOTECHNOLOGY                                   BCH / CHG

Chemical engineering is at the intersection of many disciplines, linking knowledge                                                                                                  Learn how living organisms grow and develop, and how we can use this
of basic and applied sciences, economics, and health and safety. Chemical engineer-                                                                                                 knowledge to create manufacturing processes, chemical products and life-saving
ing graduates use a series of operations to sustainably process raw natural materials                                                                                               drugs. Did you know that proteins, yogurt and biodiesel are all biotechnology
into finished products. They work in any number of industries and during their                                                                                                      products? So are insulin and the chickenpox vaccine, both of which have saved
careers, they may face a variety of challenges, such as optimizing processes and                                                                                                    or improved the lives of millions. The Biotechnology program covers the fields
monitoring pollution, converting waste materials into renewable energy, processing                                                                                                  of biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering science and engineering
foods and drugs, and manufacturing new materials.                                                                                                                                   design. Students in this program receive two degrees upon graduation:
                                                                                                                                                                                    a BSc in Biochemistry and a BASc in Chemical Engineering.
                                                                                                                                                                                    To be admitted into this program, applicants must submit their application to the Faculty of Science.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Process engineer                  • Environmental engineer   • Cell biologist
                                                   • Chemical engineer            • Petrochemical engineer                 • Environmental engineer
Career opportunities                                                                                                                                                                Career opportunities                                • Biomedical engineer               • Biochemist               • Patent-law specialist
                                                   • Process engineer             • Biotechnological engineer              • Biomedical engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Chemical engineer                 • Biotechnology engineer

Examples of courses in Chemical Engineering                                                                                                                                         Examples of courses in Biotechnology

CHG 3112 Process Synthesis, Design and Economics                                                                                                                                    BCH 3125 Protein Structure and Function
CHG 3316 Transport Phenomena                                                                                                                                                        BCH 3170 Molecular Biology
CHG 3335 Process Control                                                                                                                                                            BCH 4172 Topics in Biotechnology
CHG 4244 Plant Design Project                                                                                                                                                       BIO 3124 General Microbiology
CHG 4305 Advanced Materials in Chemical Engineering                                                                                                                                 CHG 3127 Chemical Reaction Engineering
CHG 4307 Clean Processes and Sustainable Development                                                                                                                                BCH 4101 Human Genome Structure and Function
CHG 4343 Computer-Aided Design in Chemical Engineering                                                                                                                              CHG 4381 Biochemical Engineering
                                                                                                                              “ My program allows me to work in an exciting                                                                                                                            “ This program prepares students for jobs in
CHG 4381 Biochemical Engineering                                                                                                field where I can use my knowledge and apply        CHG 4244 Plant Design Project                                                                                         growing industries such as biofuels, genetic
                                                                                                                                it to industry. I am learning in a stimulating                                                                                                                            engineering and new food processing
Undergraduate programs (bachelor’s degrees)                                                                                     environment both on the theoretical and             Undergraduate programs (bachelor’s degrees)                                                                           techniques, giving them a deep understanding
                                                                                                                                practical level, which will definitely help me in                                                                                                                         of scientific principles along with the skills of
• BASc in Chemical Engineering                                                                                                  my future career.”                                  • Honours BSc in Biochemistry                                                                                         problem solving and ingenuity in engineering.”
• BASc in Chemical Engineering, Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship Option                                              - Anick St-Denis                                      and BASc in Chemical Engineering (biotechnology)                                                                    - Quinn Ingram
                                                                                                                                 3rd year, Chemical Engineering                                                                                                                                            5th year, Biotechnology
• BASc in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering Option
• BASc in Chemical Engineering and BSc in Computing Technology                                                                                                                      To be admitted to this program, applicants must submit their application to the Faculty of Science.

Consult the full course sequence at engineering.uOttawa.ca.                                                                                                                         Consult the full course sequence at engineering.uOttawa.ca.
All courses are offered in English. French courses are available in first and second year, and are very limited in third and fourth year.                                           All courses are offered in English. French courses are available in first, second and third year.
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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING                  Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Faculty of Engineering          BIOMEDICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (MCG)                                                                                                                                                            BIOMEDICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (MGB)
Mechanical engineers apply the fundamentals of science and math to create                                                                                                               Our graduates specialize in areas that include the design of artificial hearts, implants, prosthe-
practical, useful solutions for a wide range of mechanical, thermal and biomedical                                                                                                      ses, and other medical devices; the development and selection of bio-compatible metallic and
systems and devices, from computer parts to power plants, from manufacturing                                                                                                            non-metallic materials for implants and medical equipment; robotics for medical applications;
systems to spacecrafts.                                                                                                                                                                 and biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering.
This is a broad area of engineering, and graduates find work in almost every                                                                                                            This program’s broad scope gives its graduates a wide range of career options, not only in
industrial sector, including high tech, aerospace, manufacturing, automotive,                                                                                                           the biomedical field but also in conventional mechanical engineering. Biomedical systems
energy, biomedicine, and consulting.                                                                                                                                                    are among the most complex mechanical systems; therefore, a strong and comprehensive
                                                                                                                                                                                        education in standard mechanical engineering principles is provided, with emphasis on their
                                                                                                                                                                                        application to biomedical systems.

                                        • Aeronautical/aerospace engineer                  • Robotics/automation/controls engineer                        • Consulting engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rehabilitation engineer                           • Mechanical engineer
Career opportunities • Automotive engineer                                                 • Energy systems engineer                                      • Renewable energy engineer   Career opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Biomedical engineer
                                        • Manufacturing engineer                           • Biomedical engineer

Examples of courses in Mechanical Engineering                                                                                                                                           Examples of courses in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering

MCG 3110 Heat Transfer                                                                                                                                                                  MCG 3141 Biomechanics
MCG 3131 Machine Design                                                                                                                                                                 MCG 3305 Biomedical System Dynamics
MCG 3306 System Dynamics                                                                                                                                                                MCG 4150 Bioinstrumentation
MCG 4136 Mechatronics                                                                                                                                                                   MCG 4151 Design of Artificial Joint Prostheses and Implants
MCG 4345 Aerodynamics                                                                                                                                                                   MCG 4152 Design of Artificial Organs
MCG 4134 Robot Design and Control
                                                                                                                              “ As a person who enjoys doing hands-on work              Undergraduate programs (bachelor’s degrees)                                                                                “ My program has allowed me to turn my
Undergraduate programs (bachelor’s degrees)                                                                                         while also touching upon the management                                                                                                                                            biomedical design ideas into reality with the
                                                                                                                                    aspects of engineering, studying mechanical         • BASc in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering                                                                                    resources at the Richard L’Abbé Makerspace
• BASc in Mechanical Engineering                                                                                                    engineering is a perfect fit. I find myself using   • BASc in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering and BSc in Computing Technology                                                    and the Brunsfield Centre. I have been able
                                                                                                                                    the technical knowledge and soft skills that I                                                                                                                                     to apply what I have learned and discovered
• BASc in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship Option
                                                                                                                                    have gained almost every day, whether it be at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in class towards everyday situations in the
• BASc in Mechanical Engineering and BSc in Computing Technology                                                                    work or in my daily life.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       engineering industry.”
                                                                                                                                    - Marianne Lee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       - David Long
                                                                                                                                     3rd year, Mechanical Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4th year, Biomedical Mechanical Engineering
                                                                                                                                     and Computing Technology

Consult the full course sequence at engineering.uOttawa.ca.                                                                                                                             Consult the full course sequence at engineering.uOttawa.ca
All courses are offered in English. All first and second year courses, and some third year courses, are also available in French.                                                       All courses are offered in English. All first and second year courses, and some third year courses,
                                                                                                                                                                                        are also available in French.                                                                                                                                             27
CIVIL ENGINEERING                Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                                                        engineering.uOttawa.ca

CIVIL ENGINEERING (CVG)                                                                                                                                  LEARNING
Civil engineers design the infrastructure on which their communities depend,
                                                                                                                                                         FROM OUR
                                                                                                                                                         PEERS AND
such as buildings and their foundations, bridges, canals, dams, transportation
                                                                                                                                                                     Succeed and take advantage
facilities, municipal sewer and water networks, as well as wastewater and solid
                                                                                                                                                                     of our mentoring centre
waste treatment systems. Civil engineering students at the University of Ottawa
                                                                                                                                                                     The Workshop is an engineering and

                                                                                                                                                         ALUMNI
can take advantage of world-class teaching laboratories, multimedia classrooms
                                                                                                                                                                     computer science mentoring centre; a free
and computer facilities.
                                                                                                                                                                     resource that supports students in their
Students develop expertise in computer application, field and laboratory testing,
                                                                                                                                                                     studies and in their transition to university
and project management. Upon graduation, they are well-equipped to serve
                                                                                                                                                                     life. The mentors are third- and fourth-year
their communities.
                                                                                                                                                                     students from the Faculty who offer a
                                                                                                                                                                     variety of services to help students
                                                   • Consulting engineer                     • Environmental engineer       • Research engineer                      fulfill their potential. We want to see
Career opportunities                               • Structural or construction engineer     • Water-resources engineer     • Contractor                             you succeed!
                                                   • Geotechnical engineer                   • Municipal engineer
                                                                                                                                                                     engineering.uOttawa.ca/the-workshop

Examples of courses in Civil Engineering

CVG 4113 Hydraulics of Water Supply and Sewer Systems
CVG 4145 Reinforced Concrete Design
CVG 3147 Structural Steel Design
CVG 4150 Highway and Transportation Engineering
CVG 4108 Geotechnical Design
CVG 4133 Solid Waste Management
                                                                                                                                                                     Connect with the community
CVG 4146 Structural Design in Timber                                                                        “ My program gave me the tools I needed
                                                                                                                                                                     of engineers on campus
                                                                                                              to compete in the job market. The school
                                                                                                              environment was instrumental in my                     Join Jacques Beauvais, our Dean at
Undergraduate programs (bachelor’s degrees)
                                                                                                              personal development and I made great                  the Faculty, as he connects with alumni,
• BASc in Civil Engineering                                                                                   friends along the way.”                                students, industry partners and researchers
• BASc in Civil Engineering, Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship Option                               - Jean-Christoph Costisella                            to explore the future of tech and inno-
• BASc in Civil Engineering, Environmental and Water Resources Option                                          4th year, Civil Engineering                           vation and how, through creativity and
• BASc in Civil Engineering, Structural and Geotechnical Option                                                                                                      collaboration, they can make the future.
                                                                                                                                                         <

• BASc in Civil Engineering and BSc in Computing Technology                                                                                                          engineering.uOttawa.ca/podcast
Consult the full course sequence at engineering.uOttawa.ca.
All courses are offered in English. French courses are available in first and second year.
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ONTARIO ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                   Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                                         QUEBEC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                           engineering.uOttawa.ca

ONTARIO ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                                                                                                  QUEBEC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  DISCIPLINE                                                           PREREQUISITES AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS                                                                        ADMISSION AVERAGE         DISCIPLINE                            SECONDARY SCHOOL                                                       ADMISSION CEGEP                                                                           ADMISSION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Prerequisites and additional requirements                              AVERAGE   Prerequisites and additional requirements                                       AVERAGE

                                                                         English or Français 4U; Advanced Functions 4U; Calculus and Vectors 4U; Biology 4U; Chemistry 4U; Physics 4U                                                                                                                                                              English (603) or Français (601); Biology (101) General Biology;
     Biomedical Mechanical Engineering
                                                                         A combined minimum average of 70% is required for all prerequisite science and mathematics courses.                  High 80s                                                    English or Français; Mathematics Technical and Scientific Option¹
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chemistry (202) General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry; Physics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          or Science Option¹ (Secondary V); Science and Technology (with or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Biomedical Mechanical                                                                                                          (203) Mechanics or Electricity and Magnetism; Mathematics (201)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          without option) (Secondary IV); Chemistry 504; Physics 504               84%             Calculus I                                                            Low 80s
     Biotechnology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A combined minimum average of 84% is required for
                                                                         English or Français 4U; Advanced Functions 4U; Calculus and Vectors 4U; Two of the following: Biology 4U,                                                                                                                                                                 A combined minimum average of 70% is required forall
     (Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering)                                                                                                                                                                                                              all prerequisite science and mathematics courses.
                                                                         Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U, Earth and Space Science 4U                                                                                                                                                                                                                      prerequisite science and mathematics courses.
     For this program, you need to submit
                                                                         A combined minimum average of 70% is required for all prerequisite science                                           Mid 80s
     your admission application to the Faculty
                                                                         and mathematics courses. See science.uOttawa.ca for recommended courses.¹                                                                  Biotechnology                                                                                                                  English (603) or Français (601); Mathematics (201) Calculus I;
     of Science.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          English or Français; Mathematics Technical and Scientific Option¹                        Two of the following: Biology(101) General Biology, Chemistry (202)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Biochemistry and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chemical Engineering)                 or Science Option¹(Secondary V); Science and Technology (with or                         General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry, Physics (203) Mechanics
     Chemical Engineering                                                English or Français 4U; Advanced Functions 4U; Calculus and Vectors 4U; Chemistry 4U; Physics 4U                                           For this program, you need            without option) (Secondary IV); Chemistry 504; Physics 504               84%             or Electricity and Magnetism, Mathematics (201) Algebra I              Mid 70s
     Civil Engineering                                                   A combined minimum average of 70% is required for all prerequisite science                                           Mid 80s               to submit your admission              A combined minimum average of 84% is required for                                        A combined minimum average of 70% is required for
     Mechanical Engineering                                              and mathematics courses.                                                                                                                   application to the Faculty            all prerequisite science and mathematics courses.                                        all prerequisite science and mathematics courses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of Science.                                                                                                                    See science.uOttawa.ca for recommended courses.²

     Computer Science                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              English (603) or Français (601); Chemistry (202) General Chemistry
                                                                         English or Français 4U; Advanced Functions 4U; Calculus and Vectors 4U
     Computer Science and Mathematics
                                                                         A combined minimum average of 70% is required for all prerequisite mathematics courses.                              High 80s              Chemical Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          English or Français; Mathematics Technical and Scientific Option¹
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   or Organic Chemistry; Physics (203) Mechanics or Electricity and
     Data Science                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         or Science Option¹ (Secondary V); Chemistry 504; Physics 504
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Civil Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A combined minimum average of 84% is required for                        84%             Magnetism; Mathematics (201) Calculus I                                Mid 70s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mechanical Engineering                                                                                                         A combined minimum average of 70% is required for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          all prerequisite science and mathematics courses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   all prerequisite science and mathematics courses.
                                                                         English or Français 4U; Advanced Functions 4U; Calculus and Vectors 4U; Chemistry 4U; Physics 4U
     Computer Engineering
     Electrical Engineering
                                                                         A combined minimum average of 70% is required for all prerequisite science and mathematics courses.                  Low 80s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   English (603) or Français (601); Chemistry (202) General Chemistry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          English or Français; Mathematics Technical and Scientific Option¹
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   or Organic Chemistry; Physics (203); Mechanics or Electricity and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Computer Engineering                  or Science Option¹ (Secondary V); Chemistry 504; Physics 504
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Electrical Engineering                A combined minimum average of 84% is required for                        84%             Magnetism; Mathematics (201) Calculus I                               Low 70s
     Physics and Electrical Engineering                                  English or Français 4U; Advanced Functions 4U; Calculus and Vectors 4U; Chemistry 4U; Physics 4U                                                                                                                                                                          A combined minimum average of 70% is required for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          all prerequisite science and mathematics courses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   all prerequisite science and mathematics courses.
     For this program, you need to submit your                           A combined minimum average of 70% is required for all prerequisite science and mathematics courses.                  Low 80s
     admission application to the Faculty of Science.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Computer Science                      English or Français; Mathematics Technical and Scientific Option¹
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   English (603) or Français (601); Mathematics (201) Calculus I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Computer Science and                  or Science Option¹ (Secondary V)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mathematics                           A minimum average of 84% is required in the prerequisite                 84%             A minimum average of 70% is required in the prerequisite               Mid 70s
                                                                         English or Français 4U; Advanced Functions 4U; Calculus and Vectors 4U One of the following: Biology 4U,                                                                                                                                                                  mathematics course.
     Software Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                           Data Science                          mathematics course.
     (Offered with the CO-OP option only)
                                                                         Chemistry 4U, Computer Science 4U, Physics 4U                                                                        High 80s
                                                                         A minimum average of 70% is required for each prerequisite course in science and mathematics.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Physics and Electrical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          English or Français; Mathematics Technical and Scientific Option¹                        English (603) or Français (601); Chemistry (202) General Chemistry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          or Science Option¹ (Secondary V); Science and Technology (with                           or Organic Chemistry; Physics (203); Mechanics or Electricity and
                                                                                                                These are minimum requirements only. They are subject to change. Admission is not guaranteed.       For this program, you need
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to submit your admission
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          or without option)(Secondary IV); Chemistry 504; Physics 504             84%             Magnetism; Mathematics (201) Calculus I                               Low 70s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A combined minimum average of 84% is required for                                        A combined minimum average of 70% is required for
General Requirements                                                                                                                                                                                                 application to the Faculty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          all prerequisite science and mathematics courses.                                        all prerequisite science and mathematics courses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of Science.
Students must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with at least six 4U or 4M courses, including the prerequisites listed above.
The admission average is calculated based on the six best interim or final Grade 12 courses at the 4U or 4M level, including the prerequisites                                                                                                            English or Français; Mathematics Technical and Scientific Option¹                        English (603) or Français (601); Mathematics (201) Calculus I; One
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          or Science Option¹ (Secondary V); One of the following: Science                          of the following: Biology(101) General Biology I, Chemistry (202)
for the program of choice.                                                                                                                                                                                          Software Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and technology (with or without option) (Secondary IV),                                  General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry, Physics (203) Mechanics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Offered with the CO-OP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chemistry 504, Physics 504                                               84%             or Electricity and Magnetism                                          Low 80s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    option only)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A combined minimum average of 84% is required for                                        A minimum average of 70% is required for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          all prerequisite science and mathematics courses.                                        each prerequisite course in science and mathematics.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         These are minimum requirements only. They are subject to change. Admission is not guaranteed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Secondary V General Requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Students must have a Quebec Secondary School Diploma with five Secondary V courses, including program-specific prerequisites. A minimum average
                                                                                                                                                                                                                of 84% is required but does not guarantee admission. The admission average is calculated based on a student’s best Secondary V courses, including the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                prerequisites for the student’s selected program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                CEGEP general requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Students must have a minimum of 12 CEGEP courses, including program-specific prerequisites, but excluding physical education and make-up courses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                The admission average is calculated based on completed courses, excluding physical education and make-up courses. We do not take the “R” rating into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                consideration. Students may receive up to 15 credits of advanced standing. The credits we grant depend on the courses completed, the grades achieved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and the program to which the student is admitted.
¹Past experience indicates that students with a strong background in biology, chemistry and physics have an increased rate of success.                                                                          ¹ Students are required to take a make-up course in functions and/or calculus and vectors at the University of Ottawa either the summer before or during their first term.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ² Past experience indicates that students with a strong background in biology, chemistry and physics have an increased rate of success.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                To learn more on admission requirements for students coming from provinces or territories other than Ontario and Quebec, please visit www.uottawa.ca/admission.
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