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Undergraduate programs

Cultivate your talents in innovative design with the right balance of theory and practice. Through our entrepreneurship and design ecosystem, you will have access to advanced prototyping and manufacturing facilities, competitive teams, entrepreneurial competitions, startup growth programs, and more!

Undergraduate programs

Studies made for you

Customize your studies

CO-OP

What is CO-OP?

Co-operative education at the University of Ottawa allows you to apply concepts learned in class during paid work terms. After about four years of study, you will have not only a diploma that indicates you participated in a CO-OP program, but also approximately 16 months of experience in your field of study and a network of valuable contacts. All of these factors will contribute to helping you find a job more easily after graduation.

Combine study and work experience

The University of Ottawa CO-OP program has been running for over 30 years. Now the second largest university program in Ontario and the fifth-largest in Canada, uOttawa CO-OP boasts a very high placement rate.

As a Faculty of Engineering student, you can benefit significantly from the CO-OP program:

  • Find work (96.1% Faculty of Engineering placement rate for 2018)
  • Find a public or private sector employer in Canada or even abroad
  • Build your professional skills and increase your knowledge
  • Network with valuable contacts who can help you kickstart your career
  • Benefit from a quality program that meets national criteria and standards and is approved by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education
  • Alternate between work and study terms. Start working in the summer of your second year and then alternate between four-month work and study terms. Eight- and twelve-month work terms are now also available.

CO-OP can be added to any of the undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty. Participation in the CO-OP program is mandatory for Software Engineering program students to help them develop practical and solution-driven thinking.

CO-OP at the Faculty of Engineering

Management and Entrepreneurship option

The Engineering Management option will provide you with the necessary skills to pursue entrepreneurial activities and start your own technology-related business. Develop your entrepreneurial spirit and the tools to develop your management skills. Students learn about product development, financing, marketing and building a business plan.

You can add this option to most engineering or computer science programs without adding any extra time to complete your degree.

Computing Technology (BSc)

In many industries such as automotive, aerospace and construction, the integration of mechanical, electrical and computer engineering is very high. Sensors, controllers and microprocessors are integrated into cars, airplanes, smart houses, and even smart roads; computing technologies are omnipresent! In a competitive job market, this option can make your resumé standout from the others.

You can add this option to most engineering or computer science programs.

This option is offered as a second degree. It consists of courses that are common to all programs as well as courses that can complement your specific engineering program.

Degree-specific options

Some degrees offer unique degree-specific options. Discover our programs to see which ones are offered.

Examples: 

Study in English, French, or both

French Studies Bursary

The French Studies Bursary, a value of $1,000 per year, is automatically awarded to full-time students enrolled in a direct-entry faculty and in the French Immersion Studies or the Extended French Stream who are taking each term at least 2 courses (6 units) taught in French.


Study in a bilingual environment

As a bilingual institution, the University of Ottawa offers students the opportunity to study in English or in French (or both!) Enrol in the country’s largest bilingual engineering school.


French Immersion Stream

This option allows you to advance your knowledge of French while studying your preferred discipline. Improve your French-language skills and gain a clear advantage in the workplace by enrolling in the French Immersion Stream.


Note: All courses are offered in English and most courses are available in French.

Make changes to your program

Are you interested by another program or option and would like to make changes to your undergraduate program? Click the below button to learn more and submit changes.

Learn more and submit changes

Enhance your studies

Scholarships & bursaries

Effort and excellence are recognized values. The Faculty offers a wide range of admission scholarships to encourage academic success.

Learn more about scholarships and bursaries

Mentoring centre

The Workshop is an engineering and computer science mentoring centre, a free resource that supports students in their studies and in their transition to university life.

Discover our mentoring centre

Undergrad Research

Explore cutting-edge research! Not only do you have the chance to gain relevant experience and get to know your professors and peers, but you will also be paid for your work.

Try out research as an undergraduate student

International opportunities

Are you interested in adding an international dimension to your program? Our University offers many international opportunities, allowing you to gain diverse experience.

Learn more

Make your projects a reality

Funds to support your student projects and activities are now more available than ever thanks to the support of the Faculty and various funds.

Learn how to make your projects and activities a reality

Pursuing your studies

Once you have completed your undergraduate program, you may want to consider pursuing your education at the graduate level. We offer a variety of top-quality masters and doctoral programs in various fields.

Learn more

Discover our entrepreunarial community

Clubs and competitive teams

Enhance your university experience by getting involved in competitive teams, design groups, student associations and more!

 

Entrepreneurship and design

As part of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design, our growing entrepreneurial ecosystem will provide you with the resources and the support you need at every stage in your start-up journey.

    Design spaces

    Take advantage of our numerous design spaces, and make your projects a reality.

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