Welcome to the School of Engineering and Information Technology
Conestoga offers a full range of engineering and information technology programs to suit your interests and career aspirations. Within these there are one year certificate (both foundational and post-diploma), two and three year diploma, and four year bachelor’s degree programs. Pathways exist within these allowing for students to reach their full potential.
Program clusters include Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Civil, Environmental, Architecture, Woodworking, Welding, Computer Programming, Software, Telecommunications and Computer Engineering Technology.
Within the engineering technology programs you will find two year programs leading to a career as an engineering technician, three year programs leading to a career as an engineering technologist, and even two accredited four-year engineering degree programs leading to a career as a professional engineer.
All of the programs incorporate active learning that may include project-based learning, co-operative education, case studies and capstone projects. Active learning allows students to apply theory to practice during their studies and results in a graduate who is better prepared for the real work world. Employers like this, which is why the School of Engineering & Information Technology has a history of excellent graduate and co-op placement rates.
Many of our faculty and students engage in applied research. Applied research is exciting as it addresses immediate needs of industry utilizing current and emerging technologies. Students become involved through curriculum projects, competitions, co-op and summer work terms, and part-time work during the school term. All applied research projects with student involvement are eligible for competition in the annual Polytechnics Canada student research project showcase held each fall. Conestoga is proud to be one of the eleven members of Polytechnics Canada.
The majority of the engineering and information technology programs are delivered at the new School of Engineering and Information Technology Campus located in Cambridge just across the 401 from the Doon Campus.
Please explore the program web pages to learn more about these various disciplines and don’t hesitate to contact a program coordinator to find out more about a particular program. Better yet, come and visit us at College Fair held each October, the November open house or Explore Conestoga in March. You can also book a tour through our Visit Us website.
Julia Biedermann, PhD, PEng