Lakehead’s Engineering programs give employers what they need: graduates with a winning combination – a diploma and a degree! In only four years, you will earn your full Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Diploma in Engineering Technology. It’s a unique combination that attracts Canadian students from Victoria to St. John’s, as well as many international students.
Each year, Lakehead’s students compete in a variety of engineering student competitions throughout North America and consistently place at the top.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) First Annual Canada Telus Innovation Award winners and the 2005 IEEE Life Member Award for the best student paper in Western Canada.
Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) 2006 First place in Communications, second in Entrepreneurial Design and third in Senior Design.
2006 Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) First in Engineering Communications.
Student Chapter of the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering Lakehead’s award-winning chapter has hosted an Annual Chemical Engineering Conference for 18 consecutive years and earned the Student Chapter Merit Award 2008 - ‘Highest Award’ in recognition of initiative and originality in Student Chapter programming.
AISC/ASCE U.S. Student Steel Bridge Competition Six-time winner of the Midwest Regional Competition, U.S. National Qualifiers 11 times in 13 years, only Canadian team to place in the top five since the inception of the competition. 2009 team placed 3rd at U.S. Nationals in Las Vegas competing against 47 teams from 18 regional competitions. Lakehead’s teams are winners: placing 2nd in 2002, 5th in 2003 and 2006, 4th in 2007 and 3rd in 2009.
Formula SAE® Lakehead’s Mechanical Engineering students designed and built a race car which competed at the Formula SAE® Michigan competition held at the Michigan International Speedway in May 2009. Lakehead’s first entry to the prestigious Formula SAE® competition ranked 43rd overall against 120 teams and was awarded the ‘Wil- liam C. Mitchell Rookie Award’.
Employers recruiting engineers included not only manufacturers, chemical companies and electronic firms, but also banks, stock brokerages and consulting firms among others. Furthermore, many students graduating from engineering go on to law schools, business schools, medical schools or graduate studies in engineering or other related disciplines.