Engineering degree overview

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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. These skills allow you to make an immediate impact 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.

Why Ottawa U?

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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For detailed curriculum and more please visit the University Catalog entry for this program.

The curriculum of this program consists of 130 credit hours.

Engineering Major Courses

Technical Writing | ENG 20623
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 | EGR 10000
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 | EGR 20000
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 | EGR 20003
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 | EGR 20006
The study of elementary engineering kinematics and kinetics. Rectilinear and curvilinear motion, translation, rotation, relative motion, forces, mass, acceleration momentum, work and energy.

Thermodynamics | EGR 20009
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 | EGR 30000
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 | EGR 30003
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 | EGR 30006
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 | EGR 40000
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 | EGR 30012
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 | EGR 40003
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 | EGR 49000
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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