About Program Admission Requirements

New frontiers offer new challenges. Space Engineering tackles these challenges by combining unique technical skills to design solu­tions to Earth’s problems using space-based assets while utilizing the principles of systems engineering. These solutions require knowledge of all engineering disciplines, combined with the knowledge of unique space environments — both in orbit and on other planets.

Our Space Engineering program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). 

What You’ll Learn

Lassonde’s Space Engineering program will equip you with the technical skills required to design solutions to Earth’s problems using space-based assets while utilizing the principles of systems engineering.

Delve into systems ranging from orbit control and space-based optics, to ground station communications and robotics. As a student, you will learn and practice the design and management of complex multidisciplinary projects that enable missions to the far reaches of the solar system.

The co-op program after second year, allows you to gain professional experience within space agencies and related fields that require the design of complex systems.

Some Courses You’ll Take

  • Introduction to Space Communications
  • Physics of the Space Applications
  • Materials for Space Applications
  • Payload Design
  • Space Mission Design
  • Finite Element Methods in Engineering Design
  • Control Systems
  • Dynamics of Space Vehicles

Career Paths Include 

  • Mission Systems Engineer
  • Payload System Engineer 
  • Satellite Engineer 
  • Space Agencies Specialist 
  • Telecommunications Developer 

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Possible Career Path

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  • space engineer
  • robotics and automation engineer
  • remote-sensing specialist
  • systems engineer

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (Gene). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum of 550 (Reading) and 550 (Math) or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.