Do you follow every NASA mission, from lift-off 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 your backyard?

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.
Our accredited Space Engineering program — the only of its kind in Canada — teaches students about the design, manufacturing, integration and management of space hardware & data systems.

Lassonde students will also have the opportunity to receive hands-on training in the leading space technologies, including tracking spacecraft at the Algonquin Radio Observatory.

Beyond the technical expertise you’ll develop, the Space Engineering program will also help you acquire important business skills including writing, public speaking, management and leadership.
In addition to their work at Lassonde, our faculty has had direct involvement with many international space missions.
Phoenix Mars Lander
WINDII Instrument (NASA Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite)
Scisat-1 (Measuring constituents of the earth’s atmosphere)
OSIRIS Instrument (Sweden’s Odin Satellite)
Argus Mini-Spectrometer (Measuring C02 from a nanosatellite)

 

Here are the courses you’ll need if you are graduating from an Ontario secondary school.
(A minimum grade of 70% is required for each prerequisite course.)

Chemistry
Physics
Advanced Functions

Calculus & Vectors
English (12U)

Course Offerings

After students complete their common first year course requirements, they’ll have the chance to choose from a range of engaging upper year courses.
Here’s just a sample.

Electricity and Magnetism

 Microsystems Technologies

 Space Mission Design

 Planets and Planetary Systems

 Payload Design

Career Paths

While the Space Engineering curriculum has been designed to push graduates into jobs in the farthest reaches of the space industry, your options aren’t limited.
So even if space isn’t your final frontier, the skills you develop at Lassonde could give you opportunities in an array of other industries.

Aviation

 Telecommunications

 Robots and Automation

 Biomedical Instrumentation

 Remote Sensing

For generations, humans have looked at the stars above, in awe of what could lie beyond our planet.

At Lassonde, we don’t just stare at the sky… We’re exploring it.