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Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Communications Engineering Carleton University




Course info


Telecommunications engineers play a vital role in today’s world, serving as the architects of cloud computing, satellite and smart phone communications, internet applications, social networking technologies, wireless systems, and integrated voice, date and video communications. The program provides you with the flexibility to succeed in a world of rapidly changing technology, alongside the specific knowledge and skills that are highly valued by employers in the telecommunications and information industries.

The BEng in Communications Engineering is fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. When you graduate from the program, you will meet the educational requirements for registration as a professional engineer.

While studying telecommunications engineering at Carleton, you will gain a broad foundation in the basics of mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering sciences and technology. You will also develop a strong background in real-time computer systems and software engineering through the study of communications theory and practice, design and analysis of telecommunications components, systems, software, applications, and regulatory and social issues.

The program provides you with the flexibility required to practice in a world of rapidly changing technology, alongside the specific knowledge and skills that are highly valued by employers in the telecommunications and information industries. You will also have the option of pursing further studies and continuing education, including graduate studies in several areas.

Future opportunities

As a graduate of the communications engineering program, you will be well equipped for a myriad of positions that are in the high demand. Within the telecommunications industry, you can find yourself in research and development, manufacturing, installation, operational maintenance, protocols and new services testing. For the computer industry, you will have the tools to engineer telecommunications products, distributed computer networks and multimedia systems, as well as the knowledge to interface them with telecommunications facilities.

Telecommunications engineers are also essential to the financial, transportation, hospitality and defence industries, government research and development laboratories, regulatory and licensing agencies, standards organizations and telecommunications service providers.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Communications Engineering.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

CAD$36,863.00 (19,77,892) per year

CAN $18,855.04 for Fall semester; CAN $18,007.64 for Winter semester

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Faculty of Engineering and Design

3010 Minto Centre,

1125 Colonel By Drive,


Ontario (ON),

K1S 5B6, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

High school graduation is the normal minimum level of study to be considered for admission to the first year of an undergraduate program at Carleton University. Academic performance in previous studies is the main determining factor for admission to undergraduate degree program.

Entry requirements vary country by country.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Minimum score of 70 overall with a minimum score of 60 on each band; Internet Based (iBT) TOEFL - 86 (22 in writing and speaking, 20 reading and listening); IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 IELTS (min 6.0 each band); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - 60 (min 60 in each Communicative Skill); Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - 85 (min. score of 80 on each section).

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