Light Years Ahead.
Do you follow every NASA mission, from concept to touchdown?
Does the prospect of humans reaching Mars excite you? Have you attempted to build a working scale replica of the USS Enterprise in Minecraft?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. Space engineering encompasses all aspects of design, construction and operation of space vehicles. From maintaining payload orbit to ensuring proper communication, a space engineer is integral in the success of every mission.
This line of work requires a background in a range of different areas — orbital mechanics, computers and software, electrical power systems, wireless communications, structural design, rocket science…All of which you can learn about in Lassonde’s renowned Space Engineering program.
What You’ll Learn
Lassonde’s Space Engineering program will equip you with the technical skills required to design solutions to Earth’s problems using space-based assets while utilizing the principles of systems engineering.
This program — the only of its kind in Canada — teaches students about the design, manufacturing, integration and management of space hardware & data systems.
Delve into systems ranging from orbit control and space-based optics, to ground station communications and robotics. As a student, you will learn and practice the design and management of complex multidisciplinary projects that enable missions to the far reaches of the solar system.
The co-op program after second year, allows you to gain professional experience within space agencies and related fields that require the design of complex systems.
Our Space Engineering program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).
Courses You’ll Take
These are just a handful of the upper year courses you’ll have to choose from:Materials for Space applications Space Communications Space Mission Design Dynamics of Space Vehicles Payload Design
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Places You’ll Go
Here are some of the possible career paths you could take after studying with us:Space Engineer Systems Engineer Robots and Automation Engineer Research and Development Remote Sensing Specialist
Get The Grades
As an Ontario Secondary School student, here are the courses you need to apply:English Chemistry Physics Advanced Functions Calculus & Vectors
Remember, a minimum grade of 70% is required in each of these prerequisite courses.