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!

Courses

Exploring Technological Design (TDJ1O)

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.

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


Introduction to Computer Science (ICS3U)

Introduction to Computer Science (ICS3U) is a pre-university 3U course offered to students who will have just completed grade 9 or 10. Students enrolled in this course will gain hands-on design experience right at the Faculty of Engineering.

Although each half-course can be taken in any order (Part 2 can be taken before Part 1), it is recommended that the full course be taken in chronological order. 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 4-week long program will provide students an immersive hands-on experience in the world of computer science, exploring the basics of software development through the implementation of various software projects in languages such as Python. Instructed by industry professionals, students will be brought up to speed with modern programming tools and the agile software-development cycle. This program will help students become aware of the various career opportunities offered in the domain of computer science and software engineering.

  • Introduction to Computer Science - Part 1 (ICS3U1) will have a strong focus on the basics of computer hardware, such as the Raspberry Pi and interfacing with mechanical systems.
  • Introduction to Computer Science - Part 2 (ICS3U2) will have a strong focus on the integration of both hardware and software systems with technologies such as the Raspberry Pi.

Please note that this course will be offered solely in English at this time, but that instructors are completely bilingual.


Note: Faculty of Engineering Secondary School is currently in the process of being validated by the Ministry of Education to operate as a private school; the school is in the process of obtaining the authority to grant credits toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Details

Grade

Exploring Technological Design (TDJ1O): Completion of Grade 8, 9, or 10 by summer 2018

Introduction to Computer Science (ICS3U): Completion of Grade 9 or 10 by summer 2018

Location

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

Hours

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

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

Schedule

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
     
  • Introduction to Computer Science - Part 1 (ICS3U1): July 9-20, 2018
  • Introduction to Computer Science - Part 2 (ICS3U2): July 23- August 3, 2018
     

The half-courses can be taken in any order (Part 2 can be taken before Part 1). However, for it is recommended that for ICS3U the  courses be taken in chronological order.  These courses will be offered every summer.

Cost

$560 for each two-week long program

 

Information package

Registration

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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