Faculty of Engineering Secondary School

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The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa is proud to announce that it will begin offering high school summer courses as of July 2018!


The Exploring Technological Design course (TDJ1O) is an open course offered to students who will have just completed grade 8, 9, or 10. Students enrolled in this course will gain hands-on design experience right at the Faculty of Engineering


Each half-course is two weeks long and can be taken in any order (Part 2 can be taken before Part 1). Students who successfully complete both half-courses will gain a full credit toward their secondary school diploma (each half-course is worth 0.5 credits).  

This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills related to technological design, which involves the development of solutions to various design challenges and the fabrication of models or prototypes of those solutions. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field.

  • Exploring Technological Design - Part 1 (TDJ1O1) will have a strong focus on 3D modelling, 3D drawing, and 3D printing.
  • Exploring Technological Design - Part 2 (TDJ1O2) will focus on programming with an Arduino microcontroller.

Please note that this course will be offered solely in English at this time, but that French support is available.




Completion of Grade 8, 9, or 10 by summer 2018


On-campus: 800 King Edward Avenue (SITE building at the University of Ottawa)


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Students are expected to sign themselves out at 4:00 p.m.


Each half-course runs for two weeks from Monday to Friday.

  • Exploring Technological Design - Part 1 (TDJ1O1): July 9-20, 2018
  • Exploring Technological Design - Part 2 (TDJ1O2): July 23- August 3, 2018

The half-courses can be taken in any order (Part 2 can be taken before Part 1). These courses will be offered every summer.


$560 for each two-week long program


Register now!

To make any changes to your registration, please contact adventures@uOttawa.ca or call 613-562-5491. Registrations cannot be modified online.

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