Clubs and competitive teams

Would you enjoy being part of a team building a highly fuel-efficient or off-road vehicle? Or would you like to design a human hamster wheel for a museum display that teaches people about energy consumption? Then join an engineering club to work on these kinds of exciting projects!

Associations and clubs

Engineering Students’ Society

The ESS represents uOttawa Engineering students; this is your association. Get involved in your student community. You’ll come to know your colleagues better by participating in the various activities and events put on by and for students.


Computer Science Student Association (CSSA)

The CSSA represents uOttawa Computer Science students. The Association is dedicated to providing social programming, academic services and employment resource opportunities to their members. Get involved in your student community!


Software Engineering Student Association (SESA)

SESA strives to enrich student life while building a networking platform in order to aid students in landing real world experiences.

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Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering was created to develop and maintain high standards of civil engineering practice in Canada as well as to enhance the public image of civil engineering profession.


Chemical Engineering Student Society (ChESS)

ChESS is the Chemical Engineering Student Society. We organize events throughout the year aimed at both faculty and students. Get involved in your community and get to know your fellow chemical engineering students!


Mechanical Engineering Student Society (MESS)

MESS is the Mechanical Engineering Students’ Society. We organize events throughout the year aimed at both faculty and students. Our goal is for our students to have a fun and positive university experience, to offer academic help with the more challenging courses and to create a platform for students to network with professors and industry professionals.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Are you a technology enthusiast? The University of Ottawa student branch of IEEE connects students studying in technology-related fields with industry professionals. The IEEE also puts on events at the University, promoting a fun and stimulating environment for students.

uOttawa IEEE Women in Engineering

The mission of uOttawa IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is to inspire, engage, encourage and empower women to pursue their academic interests leading to a career in engineering. The WIE team works hard to organize receptions and networking events every year to recognize women in engineering.

Engineers Without Borders - University of Ottawa Chapter

Engineers Without Borders uOttawa chapter is a tight knit team with diverse backgrounds and a united interest of bettering our community. Through our Advocacy, Fundraising and Evolving Engineers division, events are held throughout the year to bring forth student involvement. An example being our “Take Pictures with Santa” event, where the funds collected are donated to ventures supported by Engineers Without Borders Canada. We hope to further our chapter by creating more thought challenging and hands on events that give students the skills to better the world!

WISE - Women in Science and Engineering

Women in Science and Engineering is a group of motivated and passionate individuals creating a network for students to pursue science and engineering related programs and careers. We aim to connect students to faculty members and professionals so that we can promote, support and encourage further interest in the STEM fields

The Iron Otis

Competitive teams

Jeux de génie

For 29 years, Jeux de Génie has been bringing together over 500 engineering students from 12 Quebec universities and 1 Ontarian university!

This is the largest undergraduate engineering competition in Canada where students have the chance to stand out in academic, sports, social and cultural competitions. Your body and mind will be put to the test, but without a doubt, these will be four days you will not forget.

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