What are the Top Engineering schools in Canada

Canada has some of the best engineering programs in the world, which every year enlist thousands of students both native and international. Although obtaining a degree in engineering is not an easy task, once they get through the strenuous curriculum, graduates can look forward to a salary of around 45 Canadian dollars per hour and living conditions much better than the average.

Of all engineering programs one can select from, there are a few that really stand out above the rest.

University of Waterloo With a student population of about 30 000, the University of Waterloo is one of the largest higher educational institutions on the territory of Canada. The university is situated in the center of what is known as ‘the Canadian Technology Triangle’ and is consistently rated as the most innovative institution in the country by the MacLean's magazine.

As of 2010, the College of Engineering to the University of Waterloo houses 7 500 students, who study in both undergraduate and graduate programs. At present, the College offers 13 Bachelor’s degree specializations, which are available to home and foreign students alike. The most distinguishing feature of these programs is that they operate under the cooperative education principle, i.e., they alternate classes with work in engineering companies, giving students the professional experience they will need to kick start their subsequent careers. A satellite campus of the university has opened in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), offering programs in finance & risk management and technology management. The university campus is internationally recognized.

Contact Address:
Faculty of Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Av. West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
Tel.: (519) 888-4567

McGill University
Established in 1821, McGill University is the oldest educational institution on the territory of Canada. It is also one of the multicultural ones, with students coming from 150 countries.
In 2009, the College of Engineering at McGill University was rated the 20th best engineering school by U.S. News and World Report. Currently, there are about 4 500 students enrolled at the College, who study in undergraduate and graduate programs at one of its six faculties: Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Chemical Engineering, Mining and Materials Engineering, Urban Planning, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Contact Address:
McGill University
845 Sherbrooke Str. W
Montreal, Quebec
Tel.: (514) 398-3910

University of Alberta According to a survey conducted by Newsweek in 2009, this is the 55th best university worldwide. At present, the institution enlists 35 000 students and has the 2nd largest engineering program in the country.

The College of Engineering in Alberta offers programs in civil, environmental, electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering. The college also has the most active body of students among Canada’s engineering schools, with 11 student governance clubs allowing their members to play a vital role in campus life. It is this student involvement, together with the strong programs offered by the college, that makes the institution one of the top establishments with engineering schools worldwide.

Contact Address:
Faculty of Engineering
University of Alberta
Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Av., 2nd floor
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4P6
Tel.: (780) 492-7438