Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves. By targeting a profession, it can make decisions easier during your schooling, throughout your job search and, finally, when choosing among job offers. The choices can change over time based on academic, personal, and professional paths and on the knowledge of occupations and of the labour market.

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. If need be, additional and complementary information can be found via two online career exploration tools (Careercruisingand Choices Planner)* also designed to facilitate your career advancement

Occupations related to this program

Other professional engineers, n.e.c. 

  • Biomechanical engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biomedical engineer – research and development
  • Clinical biomedical engineer
  • Engineering scientist

Managers in health care 

  • Chief of biomedical engineering services

Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers 

  • Engineering department inspector
  • Engineering regulatory engineer
  • Quality assurance officer

Mechanical Engineers 

  • Consulting mechanical engineer
  • Energy conservation engineer
  • Fluid mechanics engineer
  • Hydraulic engineer
  • Mechanical design engineer
  • Robotics engineer
  • Tool engineer

Industrial and manufacturing engineers 

  • Computer integrated manufacturing engineer
  • Cost engineer
  • Industrial efficiency engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Quality assurance (QA) engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Systems engineer - manufacturing

Engineering managers 

  • Engineering research and development director
  • Engineering service group manager
  • Engineering service project manager
  • Engineering safety service director
  • Production engineering manager

Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services

  • Chief operating officer – engineering firm
  • Engineering firm president
  • Engineering research general manager
  • Engineering vice-president

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

  • Discussion group leader – post-secondary teaching assistance
  • Laboratory assistant, university
  • Laboratory supervisor – post-secondary teaching assistant
  • Post-secondary research assistant
  • Post-secondary teaching assistant
  • Tutor – post-secondary teaching assistant

Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. The Community Service Learning also allows students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.

Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students’ program of studies. 

  • Atomic Energy Canada - AECL
  • BMT Fleet Technology
  • Celestica
  • IMP Group
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Alfa Laval
  • Ehvert Mission Critical
  • General Electric
  • General Motors
  • Genzyme
  • Trudell Medical International
  • Baylis Medical
  • BBA
  • CAE
  • Dessau
  • Hydro-Québec
  • Rin Tinto Alcan
  • QLT
  • Siemens
  • Starfish Medical
  • Stemcell Technologies
  • Analogic
  • Cementation
  • Newton
  • Oclaro
  • Poyry
  • Robson Forensic
  • Worley Parsons
  • Toltec
  • Tetra Tech

Professional organizations

Examples of professional organizations, presented by location, provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities.

  • Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada - ACEC
  • Association of Consulting Engineering Companies  of New Brunswick – ACEC-NB
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia - APEGBC
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan - APEGS
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia - APENS
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon - APEY
  • Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta - APEGA
  • Canadian Academy of Engineering
  • Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology - CCWESTT
  • Canadian Federation of Engineering Students - CFES
  • Canadian Society for Engineering Management - CSEM
  • Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering - CSME
  • Engineers Canada
  • Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • The Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society 
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology - ABET
  • American Society for Engineering Education - ASEE
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers - ASME
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Institute of Biological Engineering
  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers

Modified date: 2023-06-22