An increasing number of international students is opting for Canada as their higher education preference. Canada’s warm and immigrant-friendly persona is an undeniable lure. The country is already a popular study destination. Canada hosts about 3% of the world’s international student population. It ranks 12 among 16 peer countries in the percentage of students graduating from STEM. If engineering is your choice of career, here is a list of 5 Canadian universities with accredited engineering programs that you should check out.
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Mechanical Engineering: University of Waterloo
The University of Waterloo is a public research institute. It is also the largest in the field of engineering in Canada. The universities’ cooperative education (co-op) programs allow the students to integrate their education with work experiences making it an ideal destination for aspiring engineers specializing in core engineering streams. Waterloo’s research has garnered a number of accolades including ranking 43rd worldwide in 2011’s University Ranking in Academic Performance.
Notable alumni include Mike Lazaridis (founder of BlackBerry Limited) and Robert Mundell (Nobel Laureate in economics).
For more information on University of Waterloo’s Engineering programs click here.
Electrical Engineering: University of Toronto
Another public research institute, the University of Toronto, is credited with receiving more scientific research funding than any Canadian university. The university offers a Bachelors in Technology degree in a variety of courses, including Chemical, Civil, Computers, Electrical, Industrial, Materials, Mechanical and Mineral Engineering. The Jeffery Skoll program of the university allows engineering students to earn a Bachelor’s degree followed by an MBA degree from Rotman School of Management.
Notable alumni include Lewis Urry (the inventor of Lithium Battery) and Elsie MacGill (first female aircraft designer).
For more information on University of Toronto’s Engineering programs click here.
Civil Engineering: University of British Columbia
The Faculty of Applied Sciences at the UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan provide Bachelor’s degree in a variety of Engineering programs. The department of Civil Engineering at both the campuses is renowned for the extensive funding this public university receives. Students wishing to study STEM programs at UBC have multiple options for scholarships such as the Schulich Scholarship.
Notable alumni of UBC include Justin Trudeau (23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada) and Bertram Brockhouse (Nobel Laureate in Physics).
For more information on University of British Columbia’s Engineering programs click here.
Chemical and Materials Engineering: University of Alberta
The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta is one of the largest engineering schools in Canada, in terms of size and international impact, as it is home to several Research Chairs. The University claims that its Chemical Engineering program is ranked amongst the top 5% in North America. It offers Canada’s second-largest Engineering Co-op Program, with more than 1,400 paid student placements per year.
Notable alumni include Richard E. Taylor (Nobel Laureate in Physics) and Joe Clark (The 16th Prime Minister of Canada).
For more information on University of Alberta’s Engineering programs click here.
5. Mineral and Mining Engineering : McGill University
McGill University is a public-research university that offers degrees and diplomas in over 300 fields of study. It has five departments in Faculty of Engineering and has the highest average admission requirements of any Canadian university. McGill’s Mining Engineering program was established in 1897 and is the oldest in Canada. The university boasts of its intensive and practical curriculum and is ranked 30th in the world and 1st in Canada in the 2016 QS World University Rankings.
Notable alumni include Sir William Osler (Physician; Father of Modern Medicine) and Ernest Rutherford (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry).
For more information on McGill University’s Engineering programs click here.