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. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification.

Occupations related to this program

Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

  • Computer engineer
  • Data communications specialist
  • Fibre-optic network designer
  • Hardware development engineer
  • Network capacity planner
  • Telecommunications engineer
  • Wireless communications network engineer

Information systems analysts and consultants

  • Business analyst, computer systems
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Data processing consultant
  • Informatics security analyst
  • Interactive media consultant
  • Management information analyst
  • Quality assurance auditor, software
  • Security planner, systems
  • Systems integration analyst

Software engineers and designers

  • Artificial intelligence designer
  • Computer telecommunications software specialist
  • Simulation software design engineer
  • Software designer
  • Software design supervisor
  • Software testing engineer
  • Systems architect
  • Systems integration engineer 

Other professional engineers, n.e.c.

  • Bioelectricity engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Engineering scientist
  • Naval engineer

Engineering managers

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

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

Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services

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

Computer and information systems mangers

  • Computer projects manager
  • Computer software design manager
  • Data center manager
  • Director of technology management
  • Information technology integration manager
  • Internet systems administrator
  • Network design manager
  • Software development manager

Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers

  • Engineering department inspector
  • Engineering regulatory engineer
  • Quality assurance officer
  • Radio interference investigator

Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

  • Business agent, computers
  • Computer applications sales engineer
  • Computer equipment sales specialist
  • Electronic data-processing hardware and services sales representative.
  • Scientific instrument sales representative
  • Software sales representative
  • Systems software support sales representative
  • Technical service sales consultant
  • Telecommunications sales representative
  • Telecommunications technical salesperson 

College and other vocational instructors

  • College instructor
  • Computer programming instructor
  • Computer science teacher
  • Computer training representative

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.

  • Accenture
  • Alcea Technologies
  • Apple
  • Cisco
  • Corel
  • Espial
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems 
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • SkyWave
  • Solace System
  • Atomic Energy Canada Limited
  • Devlin
  • Dytrem
  • Ehvert Mission Critical
  • Ericsson
  • Evertz
  • Flextronics
  • Google
  • Mitel Networks
  • Research in Motion
  • Wescam
  • CAE
  • Genetec
  • Miranda
  • PMC
  • Ubisoft
  • Alternative Fuel System - AFS
  • Ericsson
  • Nexen
  • Acer
  • Cementation
  • Durr Industries
  • Infinera
  • Integrated Computer Solution - ICS
  • Newton
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kobo
  • Prairefyre
  • SafeNet
  • Vale
  • WorleyParsons
  • Autodesk
  • Neat Company
  • OSI Engineering

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 Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Prince Edward Island
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon
  • Canadian Academy of Engineering
  • Canadian Artifical Intelligence Association
  • Canada's Association of I.T. Professionals
  • Canadian Coalition of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Canadian Federation of Engineering Students
  • Canadian Information Processing Society
  • Canadian Society for Engineering Management
  • Information Technology Association of Canada
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology - ABET
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • British Computer Society
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • Institute of Eletrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying - NCEES
  • National Society of Professional Engineers

Date modified: 2023-09-11