This program is offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering which combines the research strengths and resources of Carleton and the University of Ottawa. We offer two PhDs programs  in this field: a Doctor of Philosophy Aerospace Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy Mechanical Engineering. Learn more about Ottawa-Carleton Joint Institutes.

Capital Advantage

Research collaborations and funding arrangements exist with several Institutes of the National Research Council of Canada, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, National Defence, the Ottawa Hospital and the Canadian Space Agency. Major industry partners include Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc., United Technologies, Siemens Corp., Deloro-Stellite, Indal Technologies, Liburdi Engineering, Magellan Aerospace, Augusta SpA., Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Rolls-Royce Canada and the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada, among many others. These strong relationships offer our students diverse research and career opportunities.

Fields of Specialization

  • Aeronautical and Space Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Controls and Robotics
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Solid Mechanics and Design
  • Thermal and Fluid Engineering

Research Highlights

Admission Information

You should apply for admission for either Fall or Winter.  We do not offer courses in the Summer (May to August) term. Applying to Summer term is only possible if you have already arranged with a professor to undertake either a Directed Study or an Independent Study. Applications for admission to these graduate programs may be submitted at any time.

Program Information

Length: 4 – 5 years

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Fall Application Deadline:
March 1 (Students are encouraged to apply early but applications are welcome at any time prior to the start of the term depending on available program capacity.)

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