Carleton’s Bachelor of Engineering ranks among the best in Canada. You will graduate with the knowledge to undertake a very broad range of engineering activities, including the design of aircraft, software, telecommunications systems, medical devices or environmental solutions to pollution.
Best Bachelors in Engineering in Canada 2017. Our renowned Bachelor of Engineering degree offers an exceptionally comprehensive range of programs. At Carleton, we prepare you for a successful career as an engineer by combining rigorous programs and a highly supportive learning environment with practical hands-on experience.
Carleton’s Bachelor of Engineering ranks among the best in Canada. You will graduate with the knowledge to undertake a very broad range of engineering activities, including the design of aircraft, software, telecommunications systems, medical devices or environmental solutions to pollution. Along the way, you will be exposed to exciting technological advances in, for example, information storage, global communications networks and 3D image manipulation technologies.
The general curriculum begins with a foundation in mathematics, physical sciences and engineering principles. You will then proceed in the program to which you were admitted. Each program provides opportunities to specialize your studies according to your interests and ambitions. All programs offer a co-op option. Opportunities for graduates of these programs exist in sectors such as industry, education and government, and in such diverse areas as research, product development, design, management and consulting.
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Civil engineers plan, design, construct, operate, manage and maintain airports, bridges, buildings, dams, highways, railways, pipeline systems, tunnels, water distribution systems and treatment facilities. In short, civil engineers provide and maintain the infrastructure we depend on daily. Carleton’s Civil Engineering program starts by giving students a broad background in the basic sciences, mathematics, chemistry, physics, thermodynamics, geology and numerical methods. In the final two years, students focus on more specific areas, such as structural, geotechnical, transportation and municipal engineering.
Computer Systems Engineering
Computer systems engineers combine hardware and software to design and implement integrated computer systems for applications in such areas as robotics, artificial intelligence, aerospace and avionic systems, multimedia applications and cloud computing. Carleton’s program will enable you to learn how to engineer complex systems based on computers and acquire an understanding of computers as integrated software/hardware systems.
Engineering Physics is a challenging and elite program for those students who want to combine the strengths of physics and engineering. You will obtain an unusually broad and strong foundation in material science, applied physics, electronics and nanotechnology, and learn to apply it in the development of new technologies which include, but are not limited to, nanotechnology, semiconductor devices, optical systems, telecommunications and related computer hardware. In your senior year, you may specialize in many other areas of interest.
Virtually anything one builds that moves or converts energy has a mechanical component, making mechanical engineering among the most versatile of all disciplines. Our program emphasizes the development of analytical, computational and hands-on skills in design, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, materials, control systems and robotics. Elective courses in energy conversion and power generation, manufacturing and production processes, aerodynamics and flight mechanics, vehicle engineering, biomedical engineering, and computational methods are available. A concentration in Integrated Manufacturing is offered.
Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering
There is an increasing demand for clean sources of energy such as nuclear, wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower and biomass energies. Truly sustainable development, however, will require the clever integration of renewable energy technologies into existing infrastructure, along with vastly improved efficiencies in non-renewable energy use. This program provides analytical and hands-on skills for designing, building, operating and enhancing sustainable energy systems that combine energy generation, distribution and utilization in an environmentally responsible and economically beneficial manner. Two streams are offered: Smart Technologies for Power Generation and Distribution, and Efficient Energy Generation and Conversion.
Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering
In a world where sustainability is becoming a guiding principle, there is a great need for engineers with expertise in the areas of heritage conservation and sustainable or green building design. Carleton’s program in Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering teaches students to approach the design and retrofit of new and existing buildings with sustainability as the primary objective, which includes considering the life cycle costs and impacts of the materials selected, energy needs and consumption, and the effective reuse and adaptation of existing structures. Students in the program, working closely with Carleton’s architecture students, have the option of following a Structural stream or an Environmental stream after their second year.
Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering
The biomedical and mechanical engineering program integrates life sciences with the traditional mechanical engineering topics of solid mechanics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, materials, robotics and control systems to analyze and solve problems related to biomechanical engineering, biotechnology and medicine. The program provides students with a skill set that enables the development of advanced components, systems and techniques for biomechanical applications that are crucial to modern health care. The curriculum is designed with an emphasis on the development of practical and problem-solving skills based on hands-on laboratory and design work.
Communications engineers are involved in the development of personal communications systems, including the next generation of integrated voice, data and image communications. We can teach you how to design the next generation of smartphones, as well as the computer and electrical infrastructure to support such a complex system.
Electrical engineers design, develop, test and supervise the manufacture of equipment ranging from cell phones to giant power generators. Our unique program offers specializations in wireless electronics, integrated circuit design and fabrication, nanotechnology, green energy, biomedical sensors and technologies, antennas, light-wave devices, aerospace electronics and design automation. Carleton is one of the few universities in Canada with its own facilities for manufacturing integrated circuits.
Environmental engineers ensure that we have clean water to drink, clean air to breathe, clean soils to grow our crops, and clean energy to sustain our growth. The goal of environmental engineering is to offer sustainable and green solutions to many of the issues and challenges facing our society, and to provide a clean and healthy environment for us and our ecosystem. Environmental engineers use engineering and science principles to design innovative treatment technologies that help to minimize our environmental footprint, prevent pollution, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, ensure drinking water safety, and achieve environmental sustainability.
Real-world software systems, such as massively parallel Internet applications and mission-critical avionics control systems, require robust and provably correct software architecture design. Our Software Engineering program goes beyond teaching simple programming, and instead focuses on modern software engineering principles, tools, and analysis techniques for the design of large and complex software systems.
Our aerospace engineering program emphasizes the development of analytical, computational, and hands-on engineering and design skills related to the aerospace field. The broad range of topics and applications included in this discipline are covered in four main streams: Aerodynamics (aerospace propulsion and atmospheric flight); Aerospace Structures (lightweight vehicles for flight and space travel); Aerospace Electronics and Systems (aircraft control, communication and navigation systems); and Space Systems Design (astronautics and space/satellite technology). All four streams emphasize the development of practical and problem-solving skills based on hands-on laboratory and design work.
Biomedical and Electrical Engineering
The field of health care relies increasingly on technology, with biomedical and electrical engineers leading the way. Carleton’s program teaches you principles of electrical engineering and science as they apply to biotechnology and medicine. You will learn about the design of diagnostic and therapeutic devices, bioinstrumentation, automated signal and image analysis, computing and display devices and biometric data readout systems. The program is also designed to meet the prerequisite courses required by most medical schools in North America.