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Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Earn your Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Ottawa University and work toward a specialized career path in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or one of many other engineering specialties on the strength of our broad undergraduate engineering curriculum.

About Ottawa’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering 

Technical expertise continues to play a critical role in organizational success across many fields, which is why a background in engineering offers a bridge to many career paths or new challenges in a current job role. From building cities to designing new technology, the future is literally in the hands and minds of engineering professionals.

Graduates Who Know How Others Think

Ottawa U. graduates will be equipped with the skills to work with individuals in a variety of departments and fields. The skills you’ll gain in your Bachelor of Science in Engineering program will help you make an immediate impact in your career by solving the future technical challenges of the world, while considering societal elements such as cultural and environmental differences and more.

Engineering Education with Technical and Non-technical Skills

At Ottawa University, you will be taught technical skills to excel in your engineering career, in addition to non-technical skills such as interpersonal communication, oral presentations, writing, group work.

Career Outlook for Engineering  

Graduates in engineering can work in a wide range of fields and industries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, career paths can include areas such as:

  • Biomedicine
  • Aerospace
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

BLS forecasts the highest growth for civil and mechanical engineers, with a growth projection of 32,200 jobs for the former and 25,300 jobs between 2016 and 2026.

Why Ottawa University?

The Ottawa University B.S. in Engineering offers students a number of unique opportunities that they may not enjoy at other institutions. For example, with a faculty/student ratio of 1:12, Ottawa University engineering students have access to doctorate-level professors who know them by name and come alongside them in their degree pursuit.

In addition, by helping students learn to understand people as well as systems, speak and write effectively, and look at things from multiple perspectives, Ottawa University ensures that graduates don’t become engineers stereotyped as poor communicators and collaborators.

Student Quote

“Ottawa was already one of my top choices before they introduced the engineering program,” Bryce Stottlemire says, “but when they decided to start the program, I was set on going to Ottawa. Some may see going to a place with a new program as a major risk, but I see it as an opportunity. I am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.”


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Engineering Major Courses

Technical Writing | 
Study of writing with technical and scientific purposes. Focuses on understanding scientific and technical discourse communities, writing effectively in appropriate genres and styles, developing a personal writing-to-learn practice (e.g., STEM notebooks), presenting information in oral and online formats, corresponding with professionals, appealing to varying audiences, integrating graphics and data, reviewing and assessing scientific and technical literature, editing, and collaborating.

Introduction to Engineering | 
An introduction to engineering drawing and computer programming. Hand drafting and computer-aided drafting. Orthographics, isometrics, sections, and dimensioning. The algorithmic formulation of problem solving using computer software. Designing, writing, and debugging programs with a high level computer language.

Statics | 
The study of elementary engineering forces in equilibrium. Vector notation, forces, moments, equilibrium, free body diagrams, friction, frames, beams, trusses, centroids, and second moments.

Circuits | 
This course focuses on direct current )DC) and alternating current (AC) circuit analysis using mesh and nodal techniques. Resistive, capacitive, inductive, and op-amp circuits. Kirchhoff's laws and network theorems. Frequency domain and impedance. Sinusoidal steady-state analysis.

Dynamics | 
The study of elementary engineering kinematics and kinetics. Rectilinear and curvilinear motion, translation, rotation, relative motion, forces, mass, acceleration momentum, work and energy.

Thermodynamics | 
The study of the conservation of energy in open and closed systems. First and second laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic properties of gases, vapors, and gas-vapor mixtures, energy-systems analysis including power cycles, refrigeration cycles and air-conditioning processes.

Electronics | 
An introduction to the characteristics and applications of semiconductor devices and circuits. Diodes, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors, linear models, biasing and load line analysis of transistors circuits.

Microprocessors | 
An introduction to the architecture, operation, and application of microprocessors. Assembly language programming, addressing, system clock and timing, serial and parallel ports, input/output devices, and interrupts.

Mechanics of Materials | 
A study of the concepts of stress and strain. Load effects, plan stress and strain, deformation of beams, shafts and axial members, and buckling.

Digital Signal Processing | 
An introduction to the analysis and representation of discrete-time signals. Aliasing, anti-aliasing filters, sampling continuous-time signals, quantization, and quantization noise. Discrete-time convolution, difference equations, the z-transform, the Discrete-Time Fourier Transform, the Discrete Fourier Transform, and the Fast Fourier Transform. FIR and IIR filters.

Engineering Lab I | 
An introduction to simple circuits and electrical instruments. Applications of Kirchhoff's laws and network theorems, resistive circuits, series and parallel combinations, capacitors and inductors, voltage sources, function generators, digital multimeters, and oscilloscopes.

Engineering Lab II | 
The basic concepts of the use of a microprocessor to control external devices. Assumbly language programming, digital logic, subroutines, stacks, input/output techniques, and bus structure. Sampling analog signals, A/D and D/A conversion, and digital filtering.

Seminar in Applied Engineering | 
Students apply the skills they have acquired in their undergraduate education to the development of a tecnical solution to an open-ended problem. Problem statement, specification, design process, building, implementation, testing, and documentation include a written report.

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