Why study entrepreneurship?

Why add the Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship option to your degree?

This option gives students the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial spirit and the tools to develop their management skills.

Our entrepreneurial courses give students the chance to turn brilliant ideas into business ventures in a step-by-step framework, providing them with the tools they need to face the new challenges of international competition over innovative products and services.

Our courses are taught by prominent entrepreneurs and distinguished university professors. In addition, our programs include hands-on student competitions, mentorship, and substantial funding for launching start-ups.

You can add this option to your program without adding any extra time to complete your degree!

Programs of study offering an entrepreneurial option:

Undergraduate Programs with an entrepreneurial option

This option provides students with the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial spirit and the tools to develop their management skills.

Students learn about product development, financing, marketing and building a business plan. You may add this option to your program without adding any extra time to complete your degree!

BASc in Chemical Engineering, Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship Option

Chemical engineering is at the intersection of many disciplines, bridging knowledge of basic and applied sciences as well as economics and health/safety. Chemical engineering graduates enable the sustainable processing of raw natural material into finished products using a succession of operations. They are thus omnipresent in industry and during their careers will face a wide array of contemporary challenges in process optimisation and pollution control, (renewable) energy conversion, material development, and food and drug processing.


BASc in Civil Engineering, Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship Option

Civil engineers design and oversee the construction of roads, bridges, buildings, and other infrastructures. A civil engineering student at the University of Ottawa will take advantage of world class teaching laboratories, multimedia classrooms and outstanding computer facilities. With acquired expertise in computer applications, field testing and project management, the student will be well equipped to look for the best ways of using natural resources to benefit people.


BASc in Computer Engineering, Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship Option

Building on a solid foundation of traditional engineering skills, this program covers many different aspects of computer software and hardware, and allows for more specialized studies in microprocessor-based systems, computer architecture, programming concepts, real-time operating systems, software engineering and robotics. This program provides multiple venues to diverse careers.


Honours BSC with Specialization in Computer Science, Management and Entrepreneurship Option

Computer science at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) combines the fundamental study of computation and information processing, and how it applies to the world around us. Computer scientists build fast, reliable and secure software systems to organize, store and analyze information. The honours curriculum comprises advanced topics in databases, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, security, distributed computing, algorithm design, and culminates with the honours project. This program equips graduates with the ability to conceive, design, and implement software systems, using creative and novel solutions when necessary. Our degree programs are flexible and include options, minors and a major that allow the student to explore the links between computer science and many other fields.


BASc in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship Option

BASc in Electrical Engineering, Computing Technology, Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship Option

Electrical engineering is at the heart of today’s exciting changes in technology and integral to their every aspect including development, design, manufacture, operation and management. As an electrical engineer, you will work with other engineers or scientists on emerging technologies. The curriculum includes courses in engineering science and design, electronics, circuits and computers and offers five technical specializations: communications, systems engineering, electronics, microwaves and photonic engineering and power and sustainable energy.


BASc in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship Option

BASc in Mechanical Engineering and BSc in Computing Technology, Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship Option

If it moves, a mechanical engineer designed it! Mechanical engineers are responsible for a wide range of mechanical, thermal, and biomedical systems and devices, from computer parts to power plants and from manufacturing systems to spacecraft. This is a broadly-based area of engineering, and graduates find work in almost every sector of industry, including high-tech, aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, energy, biomedical or consulting engineering.


BASc in Software Engineering, Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship Option

The software engineering program teaches its students to solve problems through the systematic development and evolution of large software systems within cost and time constraints. Students learn how to apply engineering principles when performing requirements analysis, measurement, modeling, design, validation, implementation, testing, documentation, and management. Software engineers are key professionals in all industries including high-tech, finance, telecommunications, government, healthcare, transportation, and entertainment.

 

Graduate Programs with an entrepreneurial option

Graduate Programs with an entrepreneurial option

Engineering Management

Master of Engineering Management (MEng)

The Engineering Management Program offers a Master of Engineering Management and a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Project Management.

The objective of the Master of Engineering in Engineering Management program is to develop the knowledge and skills of engineers and scientists in the management of people, projects, resources and organizations in technical environments. The program is supervised by a committee composed of representatives from the Telfer School of Management and of the Faculty of Engineering

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E-Business Technologies

Master in Electronic Business Technologies (MEBT)

Electronic Business Technologies focuses on the integration of information technologies with business processes and strategies within a dynamic legal and business environment. At the base of Electronic Business Technologies is the fact that the application of Internet and information technology to business processes leads to remarkable new ways of conceiving and organizing businesses. This in turn leads to a myriad of innovative modes of management, new organisational structures and information architectures as well as new laws and legal and corporate strategies. Electronic Business Technologies is composed of two major areas of specialization or streams: Electronic Business and Electronic Technologies.

Master of Science in Electronic Business Technologies (MSc)

Electronic Business focuses on organizational transformations based on information technologies. Research includes the identification of best practices and trends, the comparative analysis of new business models, the evaluation of performance based on the introduction of new technologies, the efficacy of the new services and methods in attracting and satisfying customers, and the simulation of integrated supply chains.

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Graduate Diplomas with an entrepreneurial option

E-Business
Electronic business focuses on organizational transformations based on information technologies. Web-based electronic commerce is having a major impact on the activities of business organizations. A number of different forms of integration among or inside organizations have become feasible, for example: B2B (business-to-business), B2C (business-to-consumer), B2E (business-to-employee), in the areas of customer relationship management, supply chain management, aggregation of information assets, and other areas. Organizations that undertake e-commerce often make radical changes in their business models, and offer new products and services in ways that were not envisaged or possible previously. These new practices are referred to as “electronic business”. Therefore, the concept of e-business, as described above, differs from the concept of e-commerce, which targets the technological context of online transactions

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E-Commerce
Electronic Commerce is an emerging economic sector experiencing exponential growth. Expertise in electronic commerce must combine advanced knowledge of information technology, business administration and law, all disciplines in which the University of Ottawa offers graduate programs. The graduate diploma in electronic commerce provides advanced expertise explicitly in e-commerce.

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Technology Project Management
The graduate diploma is awarded upon successful completion of 15 credits. It is offered mainly in English. Students who meet the admission requirements for the Master of Engineering Management program and who subsequently decide to pursue that degree, would have to complete an additional 15 credits. See section A.7.1. of the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) for details.

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Other opportunities

Startup Garage
Elevator Pitch Competition

Entrepreneurial internships and CO-OP

As a student at our Faculty, you can work on developing your entrepreneurial idea during a CO-OP work term or simply through an internship. Imagine getting financial support to work on your own business plan! Or if you prefer, you can try working in a start-up company and see what a start-up is all about!

How to apply

Interested students should submit a business plan to Professor Anis, Faculty Coordinator in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, to have it approved as a potential CO-OP or internship work term. CO-OP students must contact the CO-OP office to discuss how this fits into their program of study.

Support and funding

Students will be provided with $6,000/term to either work on developing their own start-up or to work in an existing start-up.

Hiring a student as an intern

If you are interested in hiring a student for an internship in your start-up or your organization, please fill out the Industry Collaboration Form, and we will make sure to get back to you.

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