Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
University of Regina
The University of Regina is situated in the heart of the Canadian prairies. Located on Treaty 4 territory and the homeland of the Métis/Michif nation, the Faculty of Engineering equips future engineers with the technical knowledge and social compassion to confidently take on the responsibilities to protect the public and the environment, and the benefit of society (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, Value Proposition).
The Faculty of Engineering continually strives to become a sought-after, gender and culturally diverse engineering institute. Using a compassionate, “systems-approach” to learning, the program inspires the critical thinking and creativity needed to address today’s engineering challenges. The U of R offers five different undergraduate degree programs in systems engineering: Electronic Systems Engineering (ESE), Environmental Systems Engineering (EVSE), Industrial Systems Engineering (ISE), Petroleum Systems Engineering (PSE), and Software Systems Engineering (SSE).
Explore the rest of our virtual booth to find out why engineering is a good fit for you, learn more about the 5 undergraduate programs, and discover what makes U of R’s unique “systems” engineering a highly desired program!
U of R Faculty of Engineering Recruitment
Are you a good fit to become an engineer?
Contrary to popular belief, there isn’t one specific type of person that belongs in engineering. As
long as you have a strong work ethic, your unique passions, experiences, and talents will make
you an established engineer. Diverse engineering teams generate more innovative solutions!
You might be interested in Engineering if you…
- Like to take things apart to see how they work
- Enjoy science
- Enjoy math and numbers
- Want to know WHY or HOW things work
- Are a fan of Tony Stark in Iron Man (He is most definitely an engineer!)
- Enjoy working and collaborating with others
- Are artistic – engineers are creative people!
- Are business/marketing savvy – engineers are entrepreneurs!
- Have an interest in computers and/or coding
U of R’s unique “Systems-approach” to engineering
Systems Engineering sets the U of R’s Engineering apart from other universities.
The educational approach combines both the technical and non-technical skills that a successful engineer needs. So, not only will you take engineering classes, but you will also be equipped with knowledge in business, economics, the environment, professional awareness, etc. You’ll become a well-rounded engineer!
The systems approach also places the practice of engineering in the context of the systems in which designs operate. Education in systems engineering will prepare you to work in the broader context of the multi-disciplinary, team design required of modern engineers. In systems engineering, you will learn to design in ways that account for the social and environmental impacts, end-of-life decommissioning, and resource management associated with a given project. Thus, designing a “clicky” pen, for example, takes into account, not just the pen itself, but how its manufacture will impact the environment, whether or not it is recyclable, and the application of software to develop the most financially, environmentally, and ergonomically effective design, and so on…
Did you know it took 66 engineers to design the first retractable ballpoint pen?!
Electronic Systems Engineering (ESE)
Electronic Systems Engineering focuses on the integration of electronics, computers, and communication technologies in many different types of systems.
Environmental Systems Engineering (EVSE)
Our Environmental Systems Engineering (EVSE) program is very popular largely because of its timely combination of environmental concerns and the systems approach to addressing civil and industrial environmental issues. Areas of study include environmental system design and impact and risk assessment.
Industrial Systems Engineering (ISE)
The Industrial Systems Engineer becomes an engineering generalist with specialized training in the nature, behaviour, control, and monitoring of engineering systems.
Petroleum Systems Engineering (PSE)
The Petroleum Systems Engineer develop techniques to efficiently recover oil, gas, and other minerals while reducing environmental impacts using various pollution remediation and greenhouse gas reduction techniques.
Software Systems Engineering (SSE)
The Software Systems Engineer applies computing knowledge to solve real-life problems. They become engineering professionals and leaders in a broad scope of projects. Software Systems Engineers work as software architects, analysts, designers, consultants, and project managers.
New to the Faculty
The U of R has just completed the development of a new state-of-the-art workshop!
The workshops include:
- Student Shop: Workbenches and hand tools for Engineering students to work on
projects and proof of design concepts
- 3D Print Shop: Stratasys F170 3D printers for class, lab and student club projects
- Electronics and Instrumentation Shop
- Machine Shop: Full CNC and manual machine shop services, small woodshop with CNC router, small welding/fab shop, Trotec laser cutter/engraver, 3D printing, Consultation and technical advice.
Students will have access to workshop services to assist and supplement their coursework, lab work, and Capstone projects. As demonstrated with the workshop, the Faculty of Engineering is committed to enriching the student experience with hands-on opportunities. We believe it is
paramount to equip our students with workplace-applicable skills.
Coop and Internships
Work (and get paid) while studying! We have an excellent Coop/Internship Program that you can take advantage of! The Coop program was actually a concept pioneered by this Faculty. Because we are a national and internationally recognized program, we have opportunities to work everywhere, from large cities to rural communities, and even overseas! Co-op provides a real-world look at various industries and occupations and presents a means for students to work their way through university.
How It Works
The Coop program expands the normal four-year undergraduate program to five years, with course scheduling structured to accommodate the co-op students’ work terms.
Students are required to complete four, four-month work terms in the industry, alternating with in-class semesters. They start their first work term midway through their second year. Alternatively, the students can also opt for the Internship program which offers one long, continuous Coop work-term for 12-16 months. Throughout the work terms, students can earn from $2700 to $5000 per month or about $18 to $33 per hour. A moving allowance is
sometimes included as well.
Benefits of the Coop/Internship program
Not only are you getting work experience with your academic experience, but you are building a network and connections that will set you up for a really successful future. In fact, 75% of students are offered a job with their Coop employer after they graduate.
Sasktel, SaskPower, SaskEnergy, PCL, Mosaic, Canada Post, Sask Ministry of Energy and resources, Sask Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, Crescent Point, PlacePro, and many others.
Get Involved with Student Groups
The U of R supports many engineering student-led groups and events. RESS (Regina Engineering Student Society) offers social events, tutorial services, arranges seminars/conferences, creates volunteer opportunities, hosts career and networking events and maintains lounge hours in ED 127.
Project Day is a BIG one-day conference-style event that showcases the Capstone design projects of our 4th-year students. Industry leaders, faculty, and the general public are all invited to learn from and enjoy the presentations, poster displays and trade showrooms.