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Iron Ring: The Calling of an Engineer


The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer has a history dating back to 1922, when seven past-presidents of the Engineering Institute of Canada attended a meeting in Montreal with other engineers. One of the speakers was civil engineer Professor Haultain of the University of Toronto. He felt that an organization was needed to bind all members of the engineering profession in Canada more closely together. He also felt that an obligation or statement of ethics to which a young graduate in engineering could subscribe should be developed. The seven past-presidents of the Engineering Institute of Canada were very receptive to this idea.

Haultain wrote to Rudyard Kipling, who had made reference to the work of engineers in some of his poems and writings. He asked Kipling for his assistance in developing a suitably dignified obligation and ceremony for its undertaking. Kipling was very enthusiastic in his response and shortly produced both an obligation and a ceremony formally entitled "The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer."

The object of the Ritual can be stated as follows: The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer has been instituted with the simple end of directing the newly qualified engineer toward a consciousness of the profession and its social significance and indicating to the more experienced engineer their responsibilities in welcoming and supporting the newer engineers when they are ready to enter the profession.

The Ritual is administered by a body called The Corporation of the Seven Wardens Inc./Société des Sept Gardiens inc. The seven past-presidents of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 1922 were the original seven Wardens. The Corporation is responsible for administering and maintaining the Ritual and in order to do so creates Camps in various locations in Canada. The Ritual is not connected with any university or any engineering organization; the Corporation is an entirely independent body. The Ritual has been copyrighted in Canada and in the United States.

The Iron Ring has been registered and may be worn on the little finger of the working hand by any engineer who has been obligated at an authorized ceremony of the Ritual of the Calling of the Engineer. The ring symbolizes the pride which engineers have in their profession, while simultaneously reminding them of their humility. The ring serves as a reminder to the engineer and others of the engineer's obligation to live by a high standard of professional conduct. It is not a symbol of qualification as an engineer - this is determined by the provincial and territorial licensing bodies.

For more information please consult http://www.ironring.ca/ .

Conseiller ou conseillère aux études

Eugene Ben Awuah

Téléphone : 705-675-1151 ext. 2195

Courriel : ebenawuah@laurentian.ca

Bureau : Fraser Building Room F220

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Méthode de livraison : Sur campus
Langue du programme : Anglais

Co-op Option

Co-Operative Education in Chemical, Mechanical or Mining Engineering

Co-operative (Co-op) education at Laurentian University is a plan of work-integrated learning where students, starting in the second year, put their academic knowledge into action through two paid discipline-related work terms.

Work terms begin at the end of the second year for a period of 4 months (April to August of the same year). After completing third year, the student will undertake a placement of 16 months from April to August of the following year. The student will then return to complete one full year of academic study.   

Advantages for Students

  • integrate your studies with practical experience

  • gain knowledge and exposure to a wide variety of professions

  • earn money that can substantially contribute to your expenses while a student

  • acquire necessary work habits and skills

  • learns to function as a key member of a team

  • gain a significant advantage upon graduation, not only in finding employment of your choice but also in obtaining one with higher pay and more responsibility due to your experience in the workforce


Students will get an "S" on their transcript ("satisfactory" after due review of each work term, work term report and company evaluation). If the student completed 16 to 20 months of the required placement, it will reflect on their diploma.

Advantages for Employers  In addition to employing highly motivated and committed individuals with an engineering background at a very reasonable cost, you can observe their progress and suitability over a succession of placements for potential full-time employment once they graduate.

The selection process ensures that students in the co-op program:

  • are high academic achievers

  • possess good communication skills

  • have positive attitudes

  • are adaptable and eager to work with others

  • have leadership potential


Admission is based on academic performance and individual interviews through which factors, such as motivation, interpersonal and communications skills are evaluated.

A minimum overall average of 70% is required for entry into the program and must be maintained.

For entry into Work Term 1, students must have completed all required core courses from the 2nd year of the program. 

For entry into Work Terms 2, 3, 4 and 5, students must have completed all required core courses from the 3rd year of the program.

Refusal to accept a reasonable and legitimate placement position when offered may result in removal from the co-op program.

For more information, please contact:  

Dr. Brent Lievers, 705-675-1151 ext. 2382 or engineeringco-op@laurentian.ca


Program Accreditation

Our Mechanical, Mining and Chemical Engineering programs are accredited by the CEAB. For more information on this process: http://www.engineerscanada.ca/e/pr_accreditation.cfm

Ontario High School Applicants

Program Prerequisites:

  • 1 grade 12 English U/M course; 1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions; 1 grade 12 4U Physics; 1 grade 12 4U Chemistry; 1 additional grade 12 U/M Math or Science; 1 other grade 12 U/M course
  • A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses

Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.


Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

Note pour les étudiants actuels

Les options de grade ci-dessous seront offertes lors de la prochaine année universitaire et ne le sont pas cette année. Si vous cherchez les cours à suivre afin de compléter les options d'un programme d'une année universitaire antérieure, svp consultez avec un conseiller académique.

Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering

First year
Fall term:

ENGR 1007E     Engineering Graphics and Design + LAB

ENGR 1056E     Applied Mechanics I + LAB

CHMI 1006E     General Chemistry I

GEOL 1006E     Introductory Geology I

MATH 1036E     Calculus I

PHYS 1006E     Introductory Physics I


Winter term:

ENGR 1057E     Applied Mechanics II

MATH 1037E     Calculus II

MATH 1057E     Linear Algebra I

COSC 2836E     Computer Software for the Sciences

PHYS 1007E     Introductory Physics II

3 credits of Writing-Intensive course elective


Second Year*
Fall term:

ENGR 2026E     Engineering Materials + LAB

ENGR 2036E     Engineering Thermodynamics I

ENGR 2076E     Mechanics and Strength of Materials I + LAB

ENGR 2106E     Introduction to Mineral Resources Engineering

ENGR 3426E     Engineering Economics

MATH 2066E     Introduction to Differential Equations

Winter term:

ENGR 2097E     Fluid Mechanics I + LAB

ENGR 2346E     Rock Mechanics

ENGR 2356E     Underground Mining Methods

ENGR 2517E     Plane Surveying and Photogrammetry

ENGR 2317E     Surface Mining

STAT 2246E     Statistics for Scientists

* This program has a co-op option. Please contact the Bharti School of Engineering for more information.

Third Year
Fall term:

ENGR 3116E     Mineral Processing I

ENGR 3307E     Materials Handling

ENGR 3376E     Drilling and Development

ENGR 3387E     Ground Control

ENGR 3346E     Ore Reserve Analysis and Geostatistics

GEOL 2017E     Geology for Engineers


Winter term:

ENGR 3126E     Occupational Health Engineering

ENGR 3327E     Mine Ventilation + LAB

ENGR 3337E     Explosives and Blasting Technology

ENGR 4306E     Open Pit Design

MATH 3416E     Numerical Methods I

ENGR 4336E     Finance and Mine Evaluation

Fourth Year
Fall term:

ENGR 3157E     Operations Research

ENGR 4126E     Engineering Seminar

ENGR 4316E     Mine Planning and Design I

ENGR 4366E     Automation and Reliability of Mining Equipment

Complementary Studies or Technical Electives (6 credits)


Winter term:

ENGR 4117E     Engineering, Technology and Society

ENGR 4327E     Mine Planning and Design II

OPER 4016E     Project Management

Complementary Studies or Technical Electives (9 credits)


Technical Electives: Students must take complete 9 credits of Technical Electives, of which 6 credits must be from List A. The remaining 3 credits may be taken from either List A or List B.
List A: Approved Technical Electives

ENGR 1017E     Computer Aided Design

ENGR 2506E     Dynamics

ENGR 2537E     Engineering Thermodynamics II

ENGR 2587E     Mechanics and Strength of Materials II + LAB

ENGR 3147E     Mineral Processing II

ENGR 3267E     Process Dynamics and Control

ENGR 3437E     Water and Waste water Treatment

ENGR 3466E     Environmental Impact of Process Industries

ENGR 3477E     Adsorption and Membrane Processes in Pollution Control

ENGR 3516E     Vibrations and Dynamic Systems + LAB

ENGR 3526E     Fluid Mechanics II + LAB

ENGR 3536E     Materials and Manufacturing + LAB

ENGR 3546E     System Modeling and Simulation + LAB

ENGR 3556E     Electromechanical Actuators and Power Electronics + LAB

ENGR 3566E     Biomechanics of Living Tissues

ENGR 4166E     Aerospace Engineering Design

ENGR 4187E     Solid Waste Processing and Recycling in the Minerals Industry

CHMI 2041E     Introductory Environmental Chemistry  OR   CHMI 2126E     Environmental Chemistry

GEOG 3036E     Air Photo Interpretation

GEOL 2126E     Mineralogy I

GEOL 4956E     Geophysics

MATH 2037E     Advanced Calculus

PHYS 2006E     Introduction to Electricity and Electronics

PHYS 3046E     Mechanical Properties of Solids and Fluids

*Other upper year science or engineering courses may be allowed with Program Coordinator's permission


List B

BIOL 1506E     Biology I

BIOL 2356E     Principles of Ecology

BIOL 3056E     Mineral Exploitation and the Biosphere

CHMI 1007E     General Chemistry II

COSC 1046E     Computer Science I

GEOL 1007E     Introductory Geology I

*Other upper year science or engineering courses may be allowed with Program Coordinator's permission


Approved Complementary Studies electives (6 credits required):

ACCT 1001E     Using Financial Information

ANTR 1007E     Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology

ARCL 1006E     Introduction to Archeology and Physical Anthropology

ANCS 1006E     Greek Civilization

ANCS 1007E     Roman Civilization

ANCS 2016E     Classical Mythology

ECON 1006E     Introduction to Microeconomics

ECON 1007E     Introduction to Macroeconomics

ENGL 1705E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies

ENGL 2005E     Literatures in English

ENGL 2626E     Critical Approaches

ENGL 2676E     Popular Literature and Culture I

ENVI 1406F     Environnement:les grandes questions 

ENVI 1507E/F     Introduction to Environmental Studies

ENVI 2506E     Cultural Representations of the Environment

ENVI 2507F     Développement durable

ENVI 2516E     Ecological Footprints and Demographic Change

GEOG 1026E/F     Introduction to Physical Geography

GEOG 1027E/F     Introduction to Human Geography

HIST 1106E/F     Introduction to the 20th Century

HIST 1107E/F     Historical Perspective

HIST 1206E/F     Western Civilization: Renaissance to the French Revolution

HIST 1207E/F     Western Civilization: French Revolution to the Present

HIST 1406E/F     Canadian History: Pre-Confederation

HIST 1407E/F     Canadian History: Post-Confederation

JURI 1006E/F     Introduction to Legal Studies I

JURI 1007E/F     Introduction to Legal Studies II

JURI 1105E     Introduction to Legal Studies

LBST 1006E     Introduction to Labour Studies I

LBST 1007E     Introduction to Labour Studies II

LBST 2026E     The World of Work (cross-listed with SOCI-2026E)

LBST 2106E     Occupational Health and Safety, Level I

LBST 2246E     What Do Unions Do? (cross-listed with SOCI-2246E)

LBST 3106E     Occupational Health and Safety, Level II

MGMT 1006E/F     Management of Organizations I

MGMT 1007E/F     Management of Organizations II

OPER 2006E/F     Introduction to Management Science

PHIL 1115E/F     Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 2126E/F     Philosophy of Sexuality

PHIL 2156E     Philosophy, Culture and Power

PHIL 2217E/F     Environmental Ethics

PHIL 2256E/F     Philosophy of Education

PHIL 2506E/F     Critical Thinking 

PHIL 2525E/F     Contemporary Moral Issues

PHIL 2747E/F     Technology, Freedom and Values

PHIL 2876E/F     Business Ethics

POLI 1005E     Introduction to Political Science

POLI 1006E/F     Political Regimes

POLI 1007E/F     Political Ideas and Political Actors

POLI 2306E/F     International Relations

POLI 2426E     Individual, Community and the Political Order

POLI 2526E     Approaches to Justice

POLI 2575E     Philosophy of Law

PSYC 1105E/F     Introduction to Psychology

SOCI 1015E/F     Understanding Society

WGSX 1005E/F     Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies

Note:    Please consult with the School Director for other relevant courses.


Program Regulations

To be in good academic standing and progress in the B.Eng. program, a student must:
1.Meet all conditions of admission
2.Not fail more than 6 credits in any one year
3.Achieve an overall average of 3.5 GPA (or C letter grade or 60%) in all courses in the previous year (or previous 30 consecutive credits)

A student is subject to a one year probationary period for failure to meet any of the above criteria under academic standing.

A student is required to withdraw from the Bharti School of Engineering if he or she:
1.Does not satisfy all conditions after one probationary year or 30 consecutive credits
2.Fails 42 credits or more
3.Has not achieved good academic standing in two consecutive years or 60 consecutive credits
4.Fails to obtain the minimum academic grade and satisfactory lab performance where appropriate in a course on a third attempt

A student who is required to withdraw may petition the Senate Committee on Acadaemic Regulations and Awards for readmission after one calendar year. Such an appeal should have a recommendation from the director of the school before being considered by the committee.

Students in good academic standing who choose to discontinue their studies at the end of the first or any other year, with successful completion of that year, may apply for readmission with advanced standing. Cases are considered on an individual basis.

***Time limit: The Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree must be completed within seven (7) years of initial registration in the program.

Technical Electives: Students must take 9 credits of Technical Electives, of which 6 credits must be from List A. The remaining 3 credits may be taken from either List A or List B.Technical Electives: Students must take 9 credits of Technical Electives, of which 6 credits must be from List A. The remaining 3 credits may be taken from either List A or List B.

LIST A: Approved Technical Electives

*Other upper year science or engineering courses may be allowed with Program Coordinator’s permission

LIST B: Approved Technical Electives

*Other science or engineering courses may be allowed with Program Coordinator’s permission

ENGR-1007EL - Engineering Graphics and Design ENGR-1056EL - Applied Mechanics I CHMI-1006EL - General Chemistry I GEOL-1006EL - Introductory Geology I MATH-1036EL - Calculus I PHYS-1006EL - Introductory Physics I ENGR-1057EL - Applied Mechanics II MATH-1037EL - Calculus II MATH-1057EL - Linear Algebra I COSC-2836EL - Computer Software for Sciences PHYS-1007EL - Introductory Physics II ENGR-2026EL - Engineering Materials ENGR-2036EL - Engineering Thermodynamics I ENGR-2076EL - Mechanics and Strength of Materials I ENGR-2106EL - Introduction to Mineral Resources Engineering ENGR-3426EL - Engineering Economics MATH-2066EL - Introduction to Differential Equations ENGR-2097EL - Fluid Mechanics I ENGR-2346EL - Rock Mechanics ENGR-2356EL - Underground Mining Methods
ENGR-2517EL - Plane Surveying and Photogrammetry STAT-2246EL - Statistics for Scientists ENGR-3116EL - Mineral Processing I ENGR-3307EL - Materials Handling ENGR-3376EL - Drilling and Development ENGR-3387EL - Ground Control ENGR-3346EL - Ore Reserve Analysis and Geostatistics GEOL-2017EL - Geology for Engineers ENGR-3126EL - Occupational Health Engineering ENGR-3327EL - Mine Ventilation ENGR-3337EL - Explosives and Blasting Technology ENGR-4306EL - Open Pit Design MATH-3416EL - Numerical Methods I ENGR-3157EL - Operations Research ENGR-4126EL - Engineering Seminar ENGR-4316EL - Mine Planning and Design I ENGR-4366EL - Automation and Reliability of Mining Equipment ENGR-4117EL - Engineering, Technology and Society ENGR-4327EL - Mine Planning and Design II OPER-4016EL - Project Management

Liste des membres du corps professoral

Sessional Faculty:

  • Dr. Phil Dirige
Eugene Ben-Awuah

Eugene Ben-Awuah

Bharti School of Engineering and Computation
Ming Cai

Ming Cai

Bharti School of Engineering and Computation
Philip Dirige

Philip Dirige

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture
Dean Millar

Dean Millar

Bharti School of Engineering and Computation