Carleton University's Faculty of Engineering and Design, as one of the nation's leading institutions in the study and research of engineering and design disciplines, recognizes the close relationship between engineers and the communities they serve. Engineering studies and research at Carleton address the pressing needs of society through program offerings in several disciplines that create an "anything but textbook" learning experience. New programs recently introduced include undergraduate and graduate degree offerings in the fields of sustainable and renewable energy and building conservation and sustainability; these disciplines prepares students interested in working in the expanding alternative energy sector in wind, solar, geothermal heat, biofuels or smart grid technology and in studying how the built environment and services are able to comply with the principles of economic, social and ecological sustainability.


Our facilities are world class. In addition to our full complement of teaching and research laboratories, we have specialized, industry-sponsored labs that you will only find at Carleton including:

• Alcatel Advanced Networks Lab (we're the only Canadian member of Alcatel's Research Partner Program)

• Bridgman Vacuum Furnace

• Mitel VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Lab

• Nortel Advanced Communications Software Engineering Research and Training Lab

• Pratt & Whitney High Speed Wind Tunnel

• Texas Instruments ELITE DSP (Digital Signal Processing) Lab.

Carleton University has recently opened the new, 'smart' six-storey, 100,000 square foot, Canal Building to house engineering programs in biomedical, energy, architectural and conservation and aerospace. This building will not only provide much needed hands on learning and research space for engineering students but is also a teaching tool itself for engineering students as it incorporates features such as green roofs, photovoltaic solar energy systems and occupancy controlled lighting, etc. We are proud of the fact that the building has received a five out of five Green Globes rating – a revolutionary building environmental design and management tool which delivers an online assessment protocol, rating system and guidance for green building design, operation and management.


Through our four engineering departments, we offer 13 undergraduate degree programs with co-operative opportunities including:

• Aerospace Engineering

• Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering

• Biomedical and Electrical Engineering

• Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering

• Civil Engineering

• Communications Engineering

• Computer Systems Engineering

• Electrical Engineering

• Engineering Physics

• Environmental Engineering

• Mechanical Engineering

• Software Engineering

• Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering.


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Women in Engineering

One of the Faculty's initiatives is to support women in engineering on campus and in industry. With a growing number of female students, we sponsor and partner with a number of faculty initiatives that support and encourage female engineers including IEEE Women in Engineering; and Women in Science and Engineering . We are especially proud to participate in Go ENG Girl! Our faculty supports participation of our female students in attending conferences, workshops and many outreach activities that provide female engineering students the opportunity to network and learn from professional female engineers and other industry partners.


Why Engineering at CU?

Located in Canada's National Capital, Carleton has many exciting and unique features! We have the first and only Communications Engineering undergraduate program in Canada, as well as the first Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering program of its kind. We've also introduced the new Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering program, which is largely in demand from both government and industry.

Being in Ottawa, just minutes from downtown, we're home to Canada's federal government, 130 embassies and high commissions, numerous museums and organizations and over 1,800 companies in the high tech industry. As the country's 4th largest city, student's can take advantage of what the city has to offer and still feel right at home.

The Faculty also offers scholarships, as well as the entrance scholarships students are eligible for when they apply to Carleton University. To find out more please visit



Faculty of Engineering and Design
Office of the Dean
Minto Centre 3010
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6

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