Engineers Canada has released its findings for engineering education over the five years between 2009 and 2013.
“Canadian Engineers for Tomorrow: Trends in Engineering Enrolment and Degrdes Awarded 2009-2013” published in November 2014 shows that the number of undergraduate students who received engineering degrees has increased almost 24% since 2009. Over 13,000 undergraduates were awarded degrees in Canada in 2013.
The number of students awarded graduate degrees in the period has risen 45.5%.
The trend for enrolment is also sharply upward. Enrolment in undergraduate engineering programs reached 73,000 in 2013, increasing 24% since 2009. In British Columbia undergraduate enrolments grew 55%, and in Nova Scotia by 40%.
The share of female undergraduate enrolments stood at 19% in 2013, and of post-graduate enrolments at 23%.
Mechanical engineer represented 21% of undergraduate enrolments; civil was 16.5%, and electrical was 14.5%.
International Visa undergraduate student enrolments represented 14.5%.
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