What is Engineering?
Aerospace Engineering | Architecture | Chemical Engineering | Civil Engineering | Computer Engineering | Electrical Engineering | General Engineering | Materials Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Mining Engineering | Software Engineering
Aerospace engineering is exciting, complex, and deals with design and operation of aircraft and spacecraft. The aerospace industry has undergone a fundamental transformation in recent years and the new millennium challenges us to create and produce innovative materials, processes, manufacturing, and environmental technologies that meet low-cost aerospace transportation needs.
Chemical engineers design processes and systems that produce everything from plastics and paper to pharmaceuticals, processed foods and advanced materials. What a chemist might produce in a test tube, chemical egineers produce by the ton. This requires efficient and effective systems. They also apply their knowledge of scientific processes to such diverse fields as manufacturing and bioengineering. For more information please refer to to the following sample curriculum:
What is Chemical Engineering?
It’s almost impossible to imagine our contemporary world without computer technology. Almost every facet of our society, whether in industry, health care, or domestic life, is dependent on computers in some form or another, and computer engineers make it all possible. They design and develop the hardware and software systems that have made computers so central to contemporary life. They research, design, develop, test, and oversee the installation of computer hardware and software and supervise its manufacture. For more information please refer to to the following sample curriculum:
What is Computer Engineering?
What do super-strong titanium alloys for spacecraft and artificial bone implants for surgical patients have in common? They simply wouldn’t exist without materials engineers, who design the processes and develop the technologies to create these materials. The work of materials engineers is necessary everywhere since everything is made out of materials. In particular, they help in developing super-strong alloys for the aerospace industry, lighter materials to reduce the environmental consequences of the transport industry, miniaturized and higher performing materials for the electronics industry, as well as ceramic composites used in artificial hips and bone replacements.The recycling industry also relies heavily on materials engineers to discover new ways to re-use and recycle materials and reduce their toxic load on the environment. For more information please refer to to the following sample curriculum" files:
What is Materials Engineering?
Mining engineers design, develop and implement the processes and technologies for taking minerals from the earth while minimizing the impact on the environment. For more information please refer to the sample curriculum:
What is Mining Engineering?
The General Engineering program allows students entering on the basis of a high school diploma to pursue the common first (U0) year curriculum without having to choose a particular major program at the time of admission.
This program spans one academic year, after which students will enter an engineering major program, and will help students explore engineering programs that suits their interests and talents. It is a chance learn about the engineering major programs offered at McGill through:
1. A 1-credit course titled ‘Introduction to the Engineering Profession’
2. A seminar series exploring academic and professional opportunities in each program.
3. Career development workshops.
More information at: General Engineering Program.
Architecture is the art and science of creating space – at the scale of an object like a piece of furniture, a room, a building a group of buildings, or an entire city. Architects use art, science and technology to shape the way we interact in our buildings and in our cities by designing environments that are aesthetically pleasing, structurally sound, and responsive in every way to the needs of the people who use them. For more information please refer to to the following sample curriculum:
What is Architecture?
Civil engineers create the infrastructure of modern society and are responsible for everything from roadways to water management to the buildings we live and work in. Civil engineers develop techniques to solve environmental problems; they design buildings to be structurally solid, resisting gravity, wind and earthquakes; they imagine, construct and maintain the complex transportation systems that keep our society rolling. They ensure that water and electricity are delivered to communities, and that roads, train lines, bridges and airports are properly built and maintained. For more information please refer to to the following sample curriculum:
What is Civil Engineering?
Our society is powered by electricity and electrical engineering can be found at the core of the rapidly evolving high-tech industry. Electrical engineers design, build, test, and supervise the manufacturing and operation of a variety of electrical devices: from the power generation and distribution networks that power our homes and industries to the microchips that control our computers, video games and hospital equipment; from mobile phones to the internet and fibre optic and satellite communications; from robots in spacecraft to cars and industrial systems. For more information please refer to to the following sample curriculum:
What is Electrical Engineering?
Mechanical engineers are involved in the conception, design, implementation and operation of mechanical systems in many aspects of life, from bicycles and space shuttles to espresso machines.Their broad range of expertise, from thermodynamics and fluid flow to solid-state physics and fundamental electronics are highly valued in aerospace, energy, manufacturing, machinery and transportation. For more information please refer to to the following sample curriculum:
What is Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical_CEGEP_Curriculum_StreamA - Option 1.pdf
Mechanical_CEGEP Curriculum_Stream A - Option 2.pdf
Mechanical_non-CEGEP_Curr. Stream B_2012-2013.pdf
Mechanical non-CEGEP Curriculum Stream B 2013-2014 - under review
Software engineers design, develop and test complex software that applies computer technology to specific practical ends such as booking an airline ticket on-line, downloading e-mail or scanning items through a check-out line at the grocery store.They perform many of the same functions as general computer programmers, but software engineers apply the principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the design, development, testing, and evaluation of the software that enables computers to perform their many applications. For more information please refer to to the following sample curriculum:
What is Software Engineering?