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About us

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ontario Tech University integrates the best practices and successes of some of the leading universities in Canada and the world with new and innovative ideas.

We strive to become one of Canada's leading engineering and applied science centres through high-quality and innovative programs, high-calibre and value-added research, excellence in education, and exceptional students and graduates prepared to be productive professionals and leaders of tomorrow.

Our History:

In 2002, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science was established as the School of Manufacturing Engineering under the leadership of the founding Dean, Dr. Marc A. Rosen. In 2003, the School hired five founding professors: Dr. Ibrahim Dincer, Dr. Ebrahim Esmailzadeh, Dr. Remon Pop-Iliev, Dr. Ali Grami (joint appointment with the School of Business and IT), and Dr. Clemens Martin (joint appointment with the School of Business and IT). In 2004, the School was transformed into the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; numerous programs have been added since then. To accommodate its growth in terms of students and new programs, the Faculty established two governance councils, one for Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering and another for Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. These led to the creation of departments with those names in July 2012. The Department of Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering was established in July 2020. As a result, the Department of Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering became renamed the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. In July 2022, the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science was reconfigured as the Department of Energy and Nuclear Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Since the inception of Engineering at Ontario Tech University, several Deans have assumed the leadership:

Dr. Marc A. Rosen (Founding Dean: Sept 2002—June 2007)

Dr. Rene Tinawi (Interim Dean: July 2007—June 2008)

Dr. Richard Marceau (Interim Dean: July 2008—June 2009)

Dr. George Bereznai (Dean: July 2009—December 2011)

Dr. Tarlochan Sidhu (Dean: Jan 2012-—Dec 2016 & July 2017- Feb 2020)

Dr. Hossam Kishawy (Dean: November 2020—Present; Interim Dean: January 2017—July 2017 & March 2020—Nov 2020)