Would you enjoy being part of a team building a highly fuel-efficient or off-road vehicle? Or would you like to design a human hamster wheel for a museum display that teaches people about energy consumption? Then join an engineering club or team to work on these kinds of exciting projects!

Associations and clubs

Engineering Students’ Society

The ESS represents uOttawa Engineering students; this is your association. Get involved in your student community. You’ll come to know your colleagues better by participating in the various activities and events put on by and for students.

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering was created to develop and maintain high standards of civil engineering practice in Canada as well as to enhance the public image of civil engineering profession.

Chemical Engineering Student Society (ChESS)

ChESS is the Chemical Engineering Student Society. We organize events throughout the year aimed at both faculty and students. Get involved in your community and get to know your fellow chemical engineering students!

Computer Science Student Association (CSSA)

The CSSA represents uOttawa Computer Science students. The Association is dedicated to providing social programming, academic services and employment resource opportunities to their members. Get involved in your student community!

Engineers Without Borders - University of Ottawa Chapter

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) uOttawa Chapter consists of a community coming from diverse backgrounds united by the common interest of unlocking human potential in disadvantaged regions. Through member-learning sessions, advocacy campaigns and campus-wide initiatives, we hope to provide an environment that broadens perspectives, fosters leadership skills and makes tangible impacts.

Graduate Engineering Students Professional Development Club

We believe in growing together. We provide a platform for you to grow professionally, and we put in our best to bridge the gap between you and your dream profession.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Are you a technology enthusiast? The University of Ottawa student branch of IEEE connects students studying in technology-related fields with industry professionals. The IEEE also puts on events at the University, promoting a fun and stimulating environment for students.

Mechanical Engineering Student Society (MESS)

MESS is the Mechanical Engineering Students’ Society. Our goal is for our students to have a fun and positive university experience, to offer academic help with the more challenging courses and to create a platform for students to network with professors and industry professionals.

Software Engineering Student Association (SESA)

SESA strives to enrich student life while building a networking platform in order to aid students in landing real world experiences.

Tetra Club

Enhance your co-curricular record and get valuable experience designing and building assistive devices for people with disabilities! Small teams of students work together to solve real issues in the field of accessibility in this rewarding club of like-minded volunteers!


The uOttawa nanoBrew team is a club that aims to introduce students to the science involved in brewing. They are working with the faculty to raise funds to build a microbrewery on campus.

uOttawa Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineers (CSME)

Our chapter builds a bridge with uOttawa engineering student talents, academia, industry professionals, and entrepreneurs to pave the way for employment opportunities and the outside world. We achieve this via events, conferences, and capstone competitions.

uOttawa IEEE Women in Engineering

The mission of uOttawa IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is to inspire, engage, encourage and empower women to pursue their academic interests leading to a career in engineering. The WIE team works hard to organize receptions and networking events every year to recognize women in engineering.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Women in Science and Engineering is a group of motivated and passionate individuals creating a network for students to pursue science and engineering related programs and careers. We aim to connect students to faculty members and professionals so that we can promote, support and encourage further interest in the STEM fields.

National Society of Black Engineers - uOttawa Chapter (NSBE uOttawa)

NSBE uOttawa was created in 2021 to provide an environment, opportunities and a community where students can succeed, feel safe and explore who they are as a black person in STEM at uOttawa. Our mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Group picture of one of Engineering's competitive teams.

Competitive teams

Check out our teams

Jeux de génie

For 29 years, Jeux de Génie has been bringing together over 500 engineering students from 12 Quebec universities and 1 Ontarian university!

This is the largest undergraduate engineering competition in Canada where students have the chance to stand out in academic, sports, social and cultural competitions. Your body and mind will be put to the test, but without a doubt, these will be four days you will not forget.

Students winning les Jeux du génie