Engineering Design

The Masters of Engineering in Entrepreneurial Engineering Design provides advanced training and mentorship in engineering design in the context of entrepreneurship. The focus of the program is on the design of new products or technology that will be commercialized or made available to have community impact for engineers who aspire to start companies. The program requirements encourage the development of high-level communication skills and the development of a wealth of transferable skills that will be useful by graduates regardless of their ultimate career trajectory. These learning outcomes will be supported at all levels of the program requirements through the evaluation and mentorship of professors, advisors, peers, startup project committee members, and external mentors and coaches. 

Studies made for you

Options with this program

This program is only offered in English.

Course examples
  • Engineering Design
  • Entrepreneurial Engineering Design Internship
  • Technology Entrepreneurship for Engineers and Computer Scientists

Check out the full courses list

  • Sales and Influence for Engineers
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial Engineering Design Internship I

Enhance your studies


All of the professors involved in the program have research directly related to or involving the design and creation of new technology and technology.

Key research themes are:

  • Enabling technologies for health and augmented life
  • Technology for digital transformation of society
  • Sustainable and resilient infrastructure
  • Emerging material and processes
  • Photonics for devices, networks, and energy

CO-OP is not available with this program

Scholarships and bursaries

If you are looking for ways to finance your studies, the Faculty of Engineering and the University of Ottawa offer a lot of scholarships that could help you fund your studies. The University also offers financial support to help students reach their full potential.

To find what fits your needs best, please visit the Award and financial support website.

Things to know

Admission requirements

Are you interested in this program? Check out the below sections to get ready and ensure that you meet all the requirements before applying.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a specialization, or a major (or equivalent) in engineering, science, computer science, or a related discipline, with a minimum admission average of 80% (A-).

Note: International candidates must check the admission equivalencies for the diploma they received in their country of origin.

  • Demonstrate a good academic performance and aptitude for design and entrepreneurship in previous studies as shown by official transcripts, project reports, or any other documents.
  • Provide a statement of interest that answers the following questions:
    • Why am I interested in this program?
    • What is drawing me to the program?
    • What skills, expertise and other qualities do I have that demonstrate my suitability for the program?
    • What examples can I give to support my assertion that I have those skills? 
  • Provide a two-page summary of the design and business concept you want to work on during your master’s studies
  • Provide a curriculum vitae
Language requirements

Applicants whose first language is neither French nor English must provide proof of proficiency in the language of instruction.

Note: Candidates are responsible for any fees associated with the language tests.

Opportunities with this degree

If you have specific questions about this field or can't find the information you are looking for in below sections, we invite you to get in touch with the Graduate Studies Office or the Career Development Centre.

Career Opportunities
  • entertainment
  • government
  • business
Pursue your studies

Please visit the Professional Development Institute website if you are interested in developing various skills that could help you in taking your career to new heights.

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