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Deciding what school you want to attend to start your post-secondary studies
is always a tough choice. There are many factors at play such as finding a decent
place to live if you decide to move out of your house and want
to live in residence or determining which school has the best extracurricular
clubs. But one of the most important factors when determining what school you
want to attend is what exactly the curriculum is. We're going to give
you some information about various engineering physics programs at some Canadian
universities which will hopefully help you when picking out where you'll
be living and learning for the next few years.
The department of physics, engineering physics and astronomy at Queen's
University, located in Kingston, Ontario, is home to an excellent undergraduate
physics program, as well as a physics engineering program. At Queen's
University, once you obtained your undergraduate degree, you have the opportunity
to study for an honours physics degree and you also have the option to study
in more specialized fields such as mathematical physics, geological science
and astrophysics. The core courses at Queen's prepares you for a professional
career or continued studies in engineering physics. While studying at Queen's,
you will be learning about the fundamental physical principles of engineering
physics as you take courses that range from learning about practical engineering
modules to thermodynamics to nanoscience and nanotechnology. Queen's University
also offers students access to laboratories and equipment such as industrial
strainers that can be used as part of research projects you might take part
in the further along you continue to study at Queen's University.
If you're fed up with living in Ontario and want to go to school far
from home, you might want to consider looking into the Oakville real estate market to see what you can get for your property and move to Vancouver so you
can study at the University of British Columbia. The engineering physics department
at UBC offers a five-year engineering physics program that is one of the most
competitive engineering programs in Canada. In your first year, you will be
taking math, engineering and physics courses such as electrical engineering,
mechatronic science and computer science, that will prepare you for your second
and third years. Once you reach your third year, you choose the specialty area
that you would like to study and earn your degree in. Each program is usually
supplemented with technical experience so you will be prepared to start working
once you graduate. There are also opportunities to partake in research projects
that will enhance your studying and you might also get to take part in such
fun projects like building microsatellites or determining how they get those labels on sports energy drink bottles.
Also located in British Columbia is Simon Fraser University and they have an
engineering physics course that offers a mixture of fundamental classes in science,
math, computing skills, engineering design and practice and most importantly
physics. They offer a wide range of courses such as introductions to computer
design, mechatronics design, introduction to microelectromechanical systems,
and introduction to robotics. Those are only a few of the courses offered in
their undergraduate program. If you decide that you're not homesick and
don't miss your family too much and choose to continue
studying and apply for their graduate program, you will find more advanced courses.
Some of the graduate courses available to you are optimal control theory, biomedical
microdevices and systems, and modern semiconductor devices. A degree from SFU
will prepare you for a career as an applied researcher or technical support
If you've decided that you're still very much interested in studying
engineering physics at a Canadian university, hopefully we've given you
some insight as to what exactly you'll be studying at a few of the best
universities in the country. Of course this isn't all the information
available and there are some universities we didn't cover but keep checking
out our site for updates and visit each school's website to get more information.
Good luck on choosing your school.