Carleton University’s research-intensive Faculty of Engineering and Design is recognized as a leader within Canada and beyond, offering one of the most extensive ranges of engineering and design programs in the country. As one of the Canada’s leading institutions in the study and research of engineering, architecture, industrial design, and information technology, the Faculty of Engineering and Design’s comprehensive platform of programs provides a challenging and diverse experience to more than 5,700 students. Carleton provides a stimulating and supportive community in which students work on invigorating and challenging team projects, are exposed to leaders of industry and research, and are given the opportunity to express their creativity and innovation in preparation for a rewarding career in a highly desired field.
The Capital Advantage
Carleton’s Faculty of Engineering and Design offers a unique and rewarding university experience from its beautiful and vibrant campus overlooking the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada’s national capital. Carleton’s exceptional location, combined with its strong reputation in cutting-edge research, has led to well-established partnerships with industry and collaboration with government departments and agencies.
With a comprehensive range of innovative and unique engineering and design programs from which to choose, Carleton offers the flexibility to select the degree that best reflects individual interests, aptitudes and career goals. Students can graduate with the knowledge to design buildings, aircraft, software, telecommunications systems, medical devices, environmental solutions to pollution, and much more. Many of its programs offer additional opportunities for specialization through concentrations and streams.
Carleton’s Engineering, Architectural Studies, Industrial Design and Information Technology degrees prepare students for rewarding careers in the real world by providing them with knowledge and skills that are highly desirable in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven society. Undergraduate students are provided with the opportunity to enhance their academic studies with periods of paid employment in their field through co-operative education work terms. This offers real-world experience with industry that allows students to develop professional contacts and establish their CV before they graduate. Alumni and corporate partners help students take advantage of these opportunities through the many industry leaders located in the nation’s capital.
Undergraduate students’ academic studies also culminate in the Capstone Fourth-Year Project, an in-depth assignment in which teams of students are tasked with producing a design innovation that encapsulates everything they have learned from their education with the Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton.
Carleton’s expert professors are renowned in their fields and engaged in research on both the national and international stage, with notable achievements in wireless communications, integrated sensors and photonics, renewable and sustainable energy systems, health care technology and intelligent transportation systems. Carleton’s engineering and design students are granted access to world-class facilities, including state-of-the-art wind tunnels and strong floors, microchip fabrication facilities and the latest in laboratories, design studios and advanced computer and networking platforms.