Engineering’s hot fields

Environmental and software numbers are up by roughly half, while mining or mineral enrolment has nearly tripled

Across 13 disciplines, mechanical, electrical and civil continue to be the top draws, but other fields have grown significantly over the past four years. Environmental and software numbers are up by roughly half, while mining or mineral enrolment has nearly tripled.

Discipline 2005 2009
Mechanical 11,944 12,883
Electrical 10,206 9,684
Civil 7,023 9,627
Chemical 3,976 4,644
Computer 4,765 3,546
Engineering Physics 2,673 2,519
Software 1,464 2,120
Industrial or Manufacturing 1,947 1,742
Environmental 633 971
Materials or Metallurgical 794 930
Biosystems 674 861
Mining or Mineral 323 860
Geological 441 556

Source: Engineers Canada




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