Engineering

Programs

Automotive Engineering


The only accredited program of its kind in Canada, our Automotive Engineering program prepares engineers to meet the need for advancements in the automotive sector by accelerating research and the development of alternative technologies, such as electric and fuel-cell driven vehicles.

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Comprehensive Engineering This option is intended for those who are undecided on which Engineering program they want to take. Prior to Year 2, you’re required to apply to change to one of our Engineering programs. Changing programs is competitive; admission is not guaranteed to your program of choice. Should you not meet the requirements, you may be placed in another Engineering program.

Electrical Engineering

Our Electrical Engineering program focuses on the design and development of electrical and computer technologies, and their component parts. The integration of electrical components into complex systems is also studied.

You can choose the Smart Grid specialization or follow the comprehensive program.

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Smart Grid specialization:

The Smart Grid specialization leverages communications and networking technology to move our ageing power grid into the 21st century. You'll study all aspects of the smart grid including networking and security, smart metering, electric energy storage systems, power quality, and transportation electrification.

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Manufacturing Engineering

The only program of its kind in Canada, our Manufacturing Engineering program is about the design and improvement of high‑tech systems for the production and manufacturing of products. This includes the development and application of advanced technologies such as robotics, automation, new materials and intelligent controls.

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Mechanical Engineering

Our Mechanical Engineering program is one of the broadcast engineering disciplines. In this program, students will learn the principles of mechanical engineering—motion, energy, and force—and how these principles are used to design and build the world around us. Within this program, you can choose the Energy Engineering specialization or follow the comprehensive program.

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Energy Engineering specialization:

Energy engineering is increasingly focused on the efficient and environmentally responsible use of energy systems, as well as energy security and reliability. You will specialize in all aspects of energy—from its generation to its end use—including energy conversion, storage, transportation and distribution.

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Mechatronics Engineering

Our Mechatronics Engineering program is an interdisciplinary engineering field. It integrates mechanical and electrical systems with real-time control, combining hardware with software to produce new devices such as consumer products, medical devices, high- tech automobile systems, and robots.

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Nuclear Engineering

This program introduces you to all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle, from mining to plant operation to waste management. Our curriculum includes courses in nuclear plant design, radiation protection, nuclear chemistry and materials, heat transport, steam-generation systems, and nuclear physics. You will learn about the current operational fleet of reactors, and apply your growing knowledge to the future generations of reactors (e.g. supercritical‑water reactors, fast reactors and fusion reactors).

Our program is fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.

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Software Engineering

The Software Engineering program focuses on the analysis, design, development and testing of reliable and secure software systems, as well as the integration of software into complex systems, and the timely and cost-effective delivery of software systems, that meet changing requirements. The program applies both computer science and engineering principles.

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Want to see the specific courses you’ll be taking in your program? Visit ontariotechu.ca/calendar.

Our programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

Your career possibilities

  • Autonomous and Automated Driving Systems Engineer
  • Cloud Solutions Architect
  • Electric Vehicle Research Engineer
  • Engineering Consultant/Project Manager
  • Environmental Approvals Planner
  • Food and Beverage Process Engineer
  • Medical Device Development Engineer
  • Mobility Solutions Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Remotely Operated Vehicles Technician
  • Safety Assessment Engineer
  • Smart Home Devices Engineer
  • Waste Management and Decommissioning Engineer
Isabel Smith - Electrical Engineering
When deciding where to study engineering, there were many factors I considered; Ontario Tech was the stand-out school for each one. The industry connections stood out—Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation to name a couple. You learn from upper-year students during your placements and also know that these reputable companies trust the university.

Ontario Tech goes above and beyond to support their female engineering students; from the lifelong friendships fostered through the Women in Engineering Society, to scholarships for females.

Isabel Smith Electrical Engineering, class of 2024

Industry-ready learning

  • Hands-on learning and the use of latest technologies in our lab spaces.
  • Design and test the functionality of engineering products, using various tools and software in our internationally renowned ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel.
  • Programs created in consultation with key industry reps in the field of energy and radiation that meet the many challenges, and growing employment opportunities in these fields.
  • Gain knowledge of different energy sources, scenarios and risks for building a more sustainable future.
  • Use our high-tech, fully-equipped Jeffrey Boyce Engineering Innovation and Design Studio—create models, test prototypes and collaborate with classmates.
  • Integrate and innovate in our Sigma Lab—a world-class innovation space with digital tools like virtual reality for energy applications.
  • Management option: Complete an extra year of courses and you’ll gain a solid foundation in business, accounting, finance, operations, marketing and human resources.

Internationally ranked:

#3
in Ontario, ninth in Canada, as one of the best universities to study engineering (US News)
Top 5
Mechanical Engineering program in Ontario (US News)
Top 10
Electrical Engineering program in Ontario (Shanghai Ranking)

Top 10 things students love about Engineering

Take a tour of our labs

companies provide internships and co-op opportunities
Automotive & Manufacturing
Only accredited undergraduate engineering programs of their kind in Canada
of students are employed within six months of graduation
Nuclear Engineering
Canada’s only undergraduate program

Women for STEM Scholarship recipients

Aisha Sarwar, Women for STEM Scholarship recipient
Mechanical Engineering, class of 2023

Maria Accardi, Women for STEM Scholarship recipient
Nuclear Engineering, class of 2024

The Research Rundown
Bi-weekly podcast that tells the story of engineering research at the university

Clubs and societies

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Design League
  • Engineering Students’ Society
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • EngiQueers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers - Student Branch
  • North American Youth Generation in Nuclear
  • Ontario Tech Racing
  • Robot in 3 Days
  • Women in Engineering Society

First-Year Engineering Success Program

ontariotechu.ca/engineeringsuccess

This program is designed to assist you with your transition to university-level engineering courses and any challenges you may have with adjusting to life at university.


Women in Engineering

ontariotechu.ca/wie

Build lifelong friendships through the peer-mentorship program, and be encouraged to reach your potential with our uplifting and supportive female engineering community.

Launch a career

In Nuclear at Ontario Tech
Ontario Tech University is a key source of young talent for the nuclear industry. We offer Canada’s only undergraduate Nuclear Engineering program and rate third in North America for Nuclear Engineering graduates. We also offer unique programs in Health Physics and Radiation Science.

We create

Real-world solutions to real-world challenges
Engineering and Applied Science alumnus Hamayal Choudhry created a 3D-printed robotic prosthetic hand for amputees. With a camera built into the palm, the hand uses Microsoft Azure computer vision and machine-learning technology to identify objects, and calculate the most appropriate grip for them. The more the hand is used, the more accurate it becomes. Hamayal took home the grand prize at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global startup competition the company held in 2018.

Hamayal Choudhry, Mechatronics Engineering student, with a 3D-printed robotic prosthetic hand