New undergraduate and graduate for-credit degree programs that have been approved by the Quality Council on or after September 1, 2011 are detailed in this database, which can be searched in multiple ways: by university, year, program level and/or keyword.
Program Approvals: Lakehead University
The objective of the PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering program is to train students to conduct independent scientific research in the discipline of Electrical and Computer Engineering and its related subdisciplines. This program will help respond to the demand for engineering PhDs. Moreover, creating a local pool of highly qualified R&D engineers will help to develop the high-tech sector in Thunder Bay and northwestern Ontario, a priority for our municipal and provincial governments.
The areas of specialization in this program are Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, and Mechatronics. The first three are well-established disciplines. The fourth, Mechatronics, is a new but increasingly important area that overlaps the first three disciplines and Mechanical Engineering.
The objectives of the MSc in Mechanical Engineering are to develop research capabilities and offer advanced learning opportunities in the general area of Mechanical Engineering. This program aims to attract students from the existing BEng program in Mechanical Engineering at Lakehead University as well as qualified students from other Canadian and international universities.
The specific objectives of the program are:
- to provide an opportunity for students to specialize in specific areas of Mechanical Engineering;
- to develop research and development engineers in the field of Mechanical Engineering for the industry;
- to provide practising engineers an opportunity to develop as researcher and contribute to engineering sciences;
- to lay a foundation for students to pursue doctoral studies in Mechanical Engineering and related disciplines;
- to foster the scholarly skills and independent research abilities of students in the program through advanced courses, doing research, writing theses and scientific papers, participating in seminars and an oral defence;
- to promote the research capabilities of the faculty members in Mechanical Engineering at Lakehead University; and
- to improve and expand research facilities at Lakehead University by attracting additional research funding.
Graduating students from the program are expected to specialize in subdisciplines within Mechanical Engineering by taking advanced-level courses, reviewing and critically evaluating existing literature in specific research areas, conducting research and contributing to the advancement of engineering sciences in specific areas, preparing and presenting scholarly publications, and writing and defending a thesis. In addition, students will acquire skills to help them in academic careers by marking assignments in undergraduate courses and monitoring undergraduate student activities in laboratories.