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

Software engineers and designers

  • Artificial intelligence designer
  • Computer software engineer
  • Embedded software engineer
  • Simulation software design engineer
  • Systems architect
  • Software designer
  • Software testing engineer
  • Telecommunications software engineer
  • Telecommunications software specialist
  • Video games designer 

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

  • Graphical user interface designer
  • Programmer analyst
  • Software developer
  • Software programmer
  • Systems programmer
  • Multimedia developer

Information systems analysts and consultants

  • Software quality assurance analyst
  • Software quality assurance auditor
  • Systems security analyst 

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

Computer and information systems managers

  • 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

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 inspectors and regulatory officers

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

Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services

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

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

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. 

  • Accenture
  • Alcea Technologies
  • Bell
  • Cantec
  • Corel
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM
  • Magmic Games
  • Myticas Consulting
  • Sciemetric
  • SkyWave
  • 3M
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
  • Amazon
  • Aversan
  • Bestech
  • Canadian Microelectronic Corporation
  • Ehvert Mission Critical
  • Ericsson
  • Flextronics
  • Johnson Controls
  • Kalax Computer Services
  • NexJ Systems
  • Research in Motion
  • Sherritt International 
  • Transit Labs
  • Wescam
  • Adacel
  • Bombardier
  • CAE
  • Genetec
  • Franchise blast
  • Alternative Fuel Systems - AFS
  • Cisco
  • Dell
  • Huawei
  • IBI Group
  • Maximizer CRM

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
  • 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, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon
  • Canadian Academy of Engineering
  • Canadian Association of I.T. Professionals
  • Canadian Coalition of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Canadian Information Processing Society
  • Engineering Institute of Canada
  • Engineers Canada
  • Information Technology Association of Canada
  • Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology - ABET
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association of Software Professionals
  • Entertainment Software Association
  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying -NCEES
  • National Society of Professional Engineers

Date modified: 2023-11-09