Industrial and manufacturing engineers develop and supervise programs to achieve the best use of equipment, human resources, technology, and materials to improve efficiency/productivity.
Metallurgical and materials engineers design and develop processes/equipment to concentrate, extract, refine, and process metals/other materials.
Mining engineers plan and design the development of mines; mining facilities, equipment, and systems; and mining operations.
Geological engineers conduct geological/geotechnical studies to assess the suitability of locations for civil engineering, mining, and oil/gas projects.
Petroleum engineers research, develop, and supervise projects associated with the drilling, completion, testing, and reworking of oil/gas wells.
Aerospace engineers research, design, and develop aerospace vehicles, aerospace systems, and their components.
Computer engineers (except Software) design, develop, and test computer/telecommunications hardware and related equipment, and information/communication system networks including mainframe systems, local and wide area networks, fibre-optic networks, wireless communication networks, and other data communications systems.
Agricultural and bio-resource engineers design and develop agricultural/food processing equipment, machinery, and systems.
Engineering physicists and engineering scientists conduct research and develop new processes/equipment to expand basic knowledge in engineering.
Biomedical engineers design and develop medical instruments/equipment.
Marine and naval engineers design and develop ships/floating structures.
1. Architectural engineering and related services - 12.0%
2. Computer and electronic product manufacturing - 9.0%
3. Computer systems design and related services - 9.0%
4. Information and cultural industries - 7.0%
5. Public administration - 5.0%
1. In general, you need a university degree in your chosen field of engineering.
2. You may also need a master's degree or doctorate in a related engineering field.
3. You need a licence from a provincial/territorial association of professional engineers to approve engineering drawings/reports and to practice as a professional engineer (P. Eng.).
4. As an engineer, you are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and after passing a professional practice examination.
5. With experience, you can move up the ranks to become a supervisor.
6. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree.
3. Computer-related courses
The average hourly wages for Other Engineers is $32.31/HR, which is above average for occupations in the natural and applied sciences and related occupations and above average for all professional occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.