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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

Dr. Eugene Ben-Awuah

Téléphone : 705-675-1151 ext. 2195

Courriel : ebenawuah@laurentian.ca

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Vue aérienne de l'Université Laurentienne
Le Grand Sudbury est la plus vaste ville en Ontario par superficie terrestre, où les activités de plein air ne manquent pas grâce aux lacs et cours d’eau, terrains variés, forêts et réseaux complets de pistes et de sentiers.
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

1 grade 12 English U/M course

1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions

1 grade 12 U Chemistry 

1 grade 12 U Physics 

1 addtional grade 12 U/M Math or Science course (Biology, Calculus and Vectors, Earth and Space Science, or analyzing current Economic Issues)

1 other grade 12 U/M courses 

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:
CHMI 1006E     General Chemistry I

     OR   CHMI 1006F     Chimie générale I
ENGR 1007E     Engineering Graphics and Design

     OR   ENGR 1007F     Graphique et dessins techniques
ENGR 1056E     Applied Mechanics I

     OR   ENGR 1056F     Mécanique appliquée I
GEOL 1006E     Introductory Geology I

     OR   GEOL 1006F     Introduction à la géologie I
MATH 1036E     Calculus I

     OR   MATH 1036F     Calcul I
PHYS 1006E     Introductory Physics I

     OR   PHYS 1006F     Introduction à la physique I


Winter term:
ENGR 1016E     Engineering Communications

     OR   ENGR 1016F     Communication en génie
ENGR 1057E     Applied Mechanics II
COSC 2836E     Computer Software for the Sciences

     OR   COSC 2836F     Logiciels pour les sciences
MATH 1037E     Calculus II

     OR   MATH 1037F     Calcul II
MATH 1057E     Linear Algebra I

     OR   MATH 1057F     Algèbre linéaire I
PHYS 1007E     Introductory Physics II

     OR   PHYS 1007F     Introduction à la physique II


Second Year*
Fall term:
ENGR 2026E     Engineering Materials

     OR   ENGR 2026F     Matériaux d’ingénierie
ENGR 2036E     Engineering Thermodynamics I
ENGR 2076E     Mechanics and Strength of Materials I

     OR   ENGR 2076F     Mécanique et résistance des matériaux I
ENGR 2106E     Introduction to Mineral Resources Engineering
MATH 2066F     Introduction aux équations différentielles

     OR   MATH 2066E     Introduction to Differential Equations
Complementary Studies or Technical Elective (3 credits)


Winter term:
ENGR 2097E     Fluid Mechanics I

     OR   ENGR 2097F     Mécanique des fluides I
ENGR 2346E     Rock Mechanics
ENGR 2356E     Underground Mining Methods
ENGR 2517E     Plane Surveying and Photogrammetry
ENGR 3317E     Surface Mining
STAT 2246E     Statistics for Scientists

     OR   STAT 2246F     Statistiques pour science et génie
* 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 3346E     Ore Reserve Analysis and Geostatistics
ENGR 3376E     Drilling and Development
ENGR 3387E     Ground Control
Complementary Studies or Technical Electives (3 credits)


Winter term:
ENGR 3126E     Occupational Health Engineering
ENGR 3327E     Mine Ventilation
ENGR 3337E     Explosives and Blasting Technology
ENGR 3426E     Engineering Economics

     OR   ENGR 3426F     Économie appliquée à l’industrie
GEOL 2017E     Geology for Engineers
MATH 3416E     Numerical Methods I

     OR   MATH 3416F     Méthodes numériques
Fourth Year
Fall term:
ENGR 3157E     Operations Research
ENGR 4126E     Engineering Seminar

     OR   ENGR 4126F     Séminaire en génie
ENGR 4306E     Open Pit Design
ENGR 4316E     Mine Planning and Design I
Complementary Studies or Technical Electives (6 credits)


Winter term:
ENGR 4117E     Engineering, Technology and Society

     OR   ENGR 4117F     L’ingénierie, la technologie et la société
ENGR 4327E     Mine Planning and Design II
ENGR 4366E     Automation and Reliability of Mining Equipment
OPER 4016E     Project Management
Complementary Studies or Technical Electives (6 credits)

Complementary Studies and Technical Electives
Students must complete 9 credits of Complementary Studies and 9 credits of Technical Electives, of which 6 credits must be from List A.
List A
BIOL 2356E     Principles of Ecology

     OR   BIOL 2356F     Principes d’écologie
CHMI 2041E     Introductory Environmental Chemistry
ENGR 1017E     Computer Aided Design
ENGR 2506E     Dynamics
ENGR 2537E     Engineering Thermodynamics II
ENGR 2587E     Mechanics and Strength of Materials II
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
ENGR 3526E     Fluid Mechanics II
ENGR 3536E     Materials and Manufacturing
ENGR 3546E     System Modeling and Simulation
ENGR 3556E     Electromechanical Actuators and Power Electronics
ENGR 4157E     Power Machines
ENGR 4187E     Solid Waste Processing and Recycling in the Minerals Industry
ENGR 4416E     Fluid-Particle Systems
ENGR 4426E     Air Pollution Control
GEOG 2037E     Air Photo Interpretation
GEOL 2126E     Mineralogy I
GEOL 4956E     Geophysics
MATH 2037E     Advanced Calculus

     OR   MATH 2037F     Calcul avancé
PHYS 2006E     Introduction to Electricity and Electronics
PHYS 3046E     Mechanical Properties of Solids and Fluids

List B
BIOL 1000E     Canadian Environmental Biology
BIOL 1506E     Biology I

     OR   BIOL 1506F     Biologie I
BIOL 2356E     Principles of Ecology

     OR   BIOL 2356F     Principes d’écologie
BIOL 3056E     Mineral Exploitation and the Biosphere
CHMI 1007E     General Chemistry II

     OR   CHMI 1007F     Chimie générale II
COSC 1046E     Computer Science I
GEOL 1007E     Introductory Geology II
PHYS 1905E     General Astronomy

     OR   PHYS 1905F     Astronomie générale


Complementary Studies Electives
ACCT 1001E     Using Financial Information

     OR   ACCT 1001F     Utilisation des données financières
ANCS 1006E     Greek Civilization
ANCS 1007E     Roman Civilization
ANCS 2016E     Classical Mythology
ANTR 1007E     Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
ARCL 1006E     Introduction to Archeology and Physical Anthropology
ECON 1006E     Introduction to Microeconomics

     OR   ECON 1006F     Introduction à la microéconomie
ECON 1007E     Introduction to Macroeconomics

     OR   ECON 1007F     Introduction à la macroéconomie
ENGL 1705E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies

     OR   ENGL 1706E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies I + (one of ENGL 1707E or ENGL 1717E)
ENGL 2005E     Literatures in English
ENGL 2606E     Backgrounds to Western Literature I
ENGL 2616E     The Bible and Literature
ENGL 2626E     Critical Approaches
ENGL 2676E     Popular Literature and Culture I
ENVI 2506E     Cultural Representations of the Environment
ENVI 2507F     Empreinte écologique et développement durable
ENVI 2516E     Ecological Footprints and Demographic Change
GEOG 1026E     Introduction to Physical Geography

     OR   GEOG 1026F     Introduction à la géographie physique
GEOG 1027E     Introduction to Human Geography

     OR   GEOG 1027F     Introduction à la géographie humaine
HIST 1106E     Introduction to the 20th Century

     OR   HIST 1106F     Introduction à l’histoire du XXe siècle
HIST 1107E     Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective

     OR   HIST 1107F     Perspectives historiques sur les problèmes contemporains
HIST 1206E     Western Civilization: Renaissance to the French Revolution

     OR   HIST 1206F     Civilisation occidentale: depuis la Renaissance jusqu’à la Révolution française
HIST 1207E     Western Civilization: French Revolution to the Present

     OR   HIST 1207F     La civilisation occidentale: de la Révolution française à nos jours
HIST 1406E     Canadian History: Pre-Confederation

     OR   HIST 1406F     Histoire canadienne: L’époque de la préconfédération
HIST 1407E     Canadian History: Post-Confederation

     OR   HIST 1407F     Histoire canadienne : depuis la confederation
JURI 1006E Introduction to Legal Studies I

     OR   JURI 1106F     Introduction à l’étude du droit
JURI 1007E     Introduction to Legal Studies II

     OR   JURI 1107F     Introduction au droit criminal
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     Management of Organizations I

     OR   MGMT 1306F     Gestion des organisations I
MGMT 1007E     Management of Organizations II

     OR   MGMT 1307F     Gestion des organisations II
OPER 2006E     Introduction to Management Science

     OR   OPER 2006F     Introduction à la science de la gestion
OPER 4016E     Project Management (eligible as an elective course for Mechanical Engineering students only)
PHIL 1115E     Introduction to Philosophy

     OR   PHIL 1115F     Introduction à la philosophie
PHIL 2126E     Philosophy of Sexuality

     OR   PHIL 2586F     Philosophie de la sexualité
PHIL 2156E     Philosophy, Culture and Power
PHIL 2217E     Environmental Ethics

     OR   PHIL 2217F     Éthique de l’environnement
PHIL 2256E     Philosophy of Education

     OR   PHIL 2256F     Philosophie de l’éducation
PHIL 2506E     Critical Thinking

     OR   PHIL 2506F Pensée critique
PHIL 2525E     Contemporary Moral Issues

     OR   PHIL 2525F     Problèmes éthiques contemporains
PHIL 2747E     Technology, Freedom and Values

     OR   PHIL 2216F     Technologie, valeurs et environnement
PHIL 2876E     Business Ethics
POLI 1005E     Introduction to Political Science
POLI 1006E     Political Regimes

     OR   POLI 1006F     Politique et sociétés
POLI 1007E     Political Ideas and Political Actors

     OR   POLI 1007F     Problèmes politiques contemporains
POLI 2306E     International Relations

     OR   POLI 2306F     Relations internationals
POLI 2426E     Individual, Community and the Political Order
POLI 2526E     Approaches to Justice
POLI 2576E     Philosophy of Law
PSYC 1105E     Introduction to Psychology

     OR   PSYC 1105F      Initiation à la psychologie
SOCI 1015E     Understanding Society

     OR   SOCI 1015F      Étude de la société
WGSX 1005E     Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies

     OR   WGSX 1005F Introduction aux études féministes

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

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

Liste des membres du corps professoral

Sessional Faculty:

  • Dr. Phil Dirige
  • Greg Lakanen
  • Niranjan Mishra
  • Moshood Olanrewaju
  • Maria Pesz
  • Janet Wiebe
  • Susan Wiebe
Eugene Ben-Awuah

Eugene Ben-Awuah

Bharti School of Engineering
Philip Dirige

Philip Dirige

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture
Marie-Hélène Fillion

Marie-Hélène Fillion

Bharti School of Engineering
Martin Hudyma

Martin Hudyma

Bharti School of Engineering
Dean Millar

Dean Millar

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture
Nick Vayenas

Nick Vayenas

Bharti School of Engineering