Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Communications Engineering Carleton University

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What will I learn?

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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Design

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$28,766.00 (US$ 22,064) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected April 2019

Start date

7 January 2019

Venue

Faculty of Engineering and Design

3010 Minto Centre,

1125 Colonel By Drive,

OTTAWA,

Ontario (ON),

K1S 5B6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must need the full IB (three subsidiary [SL] and three higher level [HL] subjects), with a minimum of 28 points (please note that some programs are more competitive, so will require higher scores). Applicants may have one subject with a grade of 3, provided it is offset by a grade of 5 or better. Prerequisite subjects must have a grade of 4 or better. Early/conditional offers may be available with predicted results. IB students may be awarded advanced standing (transfer) credit for HL subjects with a grade of 5 or better subject to the discretion of the appropriate faculty, to a maximum of 3.0 credits. Other English Language Requirements: Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) with a score of 70; Paper Based TOEFL (PBT) with a score of 580; Pearson Test of English (PTE) with a score of 60 (60 in each band); Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a score of 85 (min. score of 80 on each section).

For international students

Applicants must have the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include four prerequisite courses (4U courses in Advanced Functions, Chemistry, Physics, and one of Calculus and Vectors (recommended) or Biology or Earth and Space Science).

English language requirements

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).

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Fleming College
  • Durham College
  • Georgian College
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