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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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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 the foremost engineering and applied science centres in Canada through high-quality and innovative programs, high-calibre and value-added research, excellence in education, and exceptional students and graduates who are prepared to be productive professionals and leaders of tomorrow.

Our History:

In 2002, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science was established as a 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. Ali Grami (joint appointment with School of Business and IT), Dr. Clemens Martin (joint appointment with School of Business and IT) and Dr. Remon Pop-Iliev. In 2004 the School was transformed to Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and since then numerous programs have been added. To accommodate the Faculty 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 and as a result of the Department of Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering was renamed the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Since the inception of Engineering at Ontario Tech University the 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—June 2011)

Dr. Tarlochan Sidhu (Dean: Jan 2012-—Dec 2017 & July 2018- Feb 2020)

Dr. Hossam Kishawy (Interim Dean: July 2017—Dec 2017 & March 2020- Present)

  • Programs

    We offer undergraduate degree programs in the following three departments:

    Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering:
    Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering:
    Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering:

    Designed to meet industry needs, these programs provide a solid grounding in basic sciences, mathematics and computing, along with knowledge in various engineering application fields.

    Our Nuclear Engineering program is offered through the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, an affiliate of FEAS.

    To help meet the industry need for engineers with strong business skills, FEAS and our Faculty of Business and Information Technology, provide Engineering and Management programs for each of our engineering programs.

    To help you learn through experience, we offer co-op work terms, and industry internships at the end of your third year.

  • Research

    We are actively involved in a range of research activities that benefit our industry and society. Our faculty members are leaders in their fields and have attracted financial support from various sources to support their research, scholarly, professional and creative activities.

    Discover our core research areas here

  • Governance
    Information on the faculty governance can be found on our Governance page.