Carleton University

Carleton University

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Program Overview

A leader in the study of engineering, architecture, industrial design and information technology, the Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton University offers a comprehensive platform of interdisciplinary, research-intensive programs.

Carleton students are leaders—in and out of the classroom. They thrive in team environments where professors are considered mentors, collaborators and educators. The hands-on education combines industrial experience and theory to prepare Carleton students for careers solving real-world problems.


Carleton's superb location in Canada’s capital means students benefit from unique partnerships with the scores of government research and development agencies and high-tech companies that call the National Capital Region home
All programs offer co-operative education options, boasting a high placement rate
World-class facilities include: state-of-the-art wind tunnels and strong floors, microchip fabrication facilities, and the latest in industry-sponsored laboratories, design studios and advanced computer and networking platforms
Opting for a minor in business allows students to hone their entrepreneurial skills

Institute Accreditation

Provincial Accreditation

Colleges in Canada Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Specialized Program(s) Accreditation

Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB)

Credentials Offered (Undergraduate Only)

Colleges in Canada Bachelor Degree

Fields of Study

Colleges in Canada Aerospace Engineering
Colleges in Canada Architectural Engineering
Colleges in Canada Biomedical Engineering
Colleges in Canada Civil Engineering
Colleges in Canada Computer Engineering
Colleges in Canada Electrical Engineering
Colleges in Canada Environmental Engineering
Colleges in Canada Geosystems Engineering
Colleges in Canada Manufacturing Engineering
Colleges in Canada Materials Science & Engineering
Colleges in Canada Mechanical Engineering
Colleges in Canada Optical Sciences & Engineering
Colleges in Canada Sanitary Engineering
Colleges in Canada Software Engineering
Colleges in Canada Systems Engineering
Colleges in Canada Technology Management
Colleges in Canada Transportation Engineering
Colleges in Canada Video Game Design

Program Options

Colleges in Canada Career Placement Office
Colleges in Canada Co-op Education
Colleges in Canada Industry Practicum/Internship
Colleges in Canada International Exchange
Colleges in Canada Peer Tutoring
Colleges in Canada Weekend Activities/Field Trips

Buildings & Facilities

  • The canal building, which received 5/5 Green Globes rating for environmental design and management, houses the Delta Controls Laboratory providing real-time building systems monitoring for research
  • Industry-sponsored teaching and research facilities including: RIM Teaching and Collaborative Research Centre, Texas Instruments Embedded Processing Lab, and Hydro Ottawa Laboratory for Smart Grid Technologies
  • Pratt & Whitney high-speed wind tunnel

Admissions & Tuition

# Students Admitted to Program:  1225
Application Deadline    
Notification of Acceptance
Advanced Acceptance (Fall): 
Fall Semester: 
Winter Semester: 
Spring Semester: 
Summer Semester: 
Colleges in Canada Rolling Notification
Minimum GPA:  70
Personal Statement: Not Required
Interview: Not Required
Letters of Reference: Not Required
Other Requirement: 
  • Portfolio for some programs

Annual Tuition (C$): 6,613 - 9,780
Faculty/Department Scholarships & Bursaries Available: Yes

Carleton University
3010 Minto Centre, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Phone:  1-613-520-5790
Fax: 1-613-520-7481

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Canadian Schools  Name of Credential Awarded: Bachelor Degree (B. Eng.; B. I.D.; B. A.S.; B. I.T.)
Canadian Schools  Length of Program: > 4 Yrs
Canadian Schools Direct Entry: Yes
Canadian Schools Cohort Model: No
Teaching Methods:
 Colleges in Canada Case Studies
 Colleges in Canada Field Work/Projects
 Colleges in Canada Labs
 Colleges in Canada Lectures
 Colleges in Canada Research Paper
 Colleges in Canada Simulations/Gaming
Student Profile
Canadian Schools Total F/T Undergraduate Student Enrolment in Program (All Years): 3,392
Canadian Schools % International Students: 23
Canadian Schools # Countries of Origin: 31 or more
Famous Alumni:
 Colleges in Canada Karim Rashid (An international leader in the field of Industrial Design)
 Colleges in Canada David Azrieli (Architect, Builder, Developer and Philanthropist)
 Colleges in Canada Dr. Shona Brown (Google’s VP of Business Operations)
Program Quick Stats
Canadian Schools Faculty/Department Name: Faculty of Engineering and Design
Canadian Schools Year Faculty/Department Founded: 1963
Canadian Schools # Fields of Study/Concentrations: 18
Canadian Schools Opportunities for Part-Time Study: Yes
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 146
Canadian Schools Total Tuition/Program Fees for Credential (C$): 26,452 - 39,120
Institute Overview
Canadian Schools Institute Name: Carleton University
Canadian Schools Institute Type: 4-Yr University
Canadian Schools Public or Private: Public
Canadian Schools Year Founded: 1942
Canadian Schools # Faculties: 6
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 859
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Students: 17,295
Canadian Schools # Part-Time Students: 3,768
Canadian Schools % International Students: 11
Canadian Schools Campus Setting: Suburban
Canadian Schools On-Campus Residence/Dormitories: Yes
Canadian Schools Nearest City: Ottawa
Canadian Schools City Population: 1,273,272
Canadian Schools Cost of Living: Medium
Canadian Schools Climate Range: -20°C to 32°C
Carleton University
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