The Lakehead-Georgian Partnership’s Electrical Engineering program has been accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. The four-year degree-diploma program offers students the ability to earn a Lakehead University degree and Georgian College diploma in four years of full-time study.
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September 15, 2021
The Lakehead-Georgian Partnership’s Electrical Engineering degree program has received the maximum possible accreditation from the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). This represents a powerful endorsement of the Lakehead-Georgian Partnership’s vision to offer a unique Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree in Simcoe County.
“This outstanding achievement was a team effort involving students, faculty and staff of the Lakehead-Georgian Partnership,” said Dr. Janusz Kozinski, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Lakehead University. “It is a testament to the high-quality curriculum, the exceptional student learning experience, and the strength of our partnerships with employers.”
The CEAB is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of all undergraduate engineering programs across Canada. To be accredited, an undergraduate engineering program must meet or exceed educational standards acceptable for professional engineering registration in Canada. The rigorous peer-review process evaluates the program against several standards including, graduate attributes, curriculum content and quality, program environment, and continual improvement.
“The accreditation of our partnership program, coupled with the unique degree-diploma option and co-op/internship opportunities, will continue to make this program very attractive for students considering a career in engineering,” said Dr. Bill Angelakos, Dean of Technology and Visual Arts at Georgian College. “It is also positive news for our community and industry partners, as it allows greater access to engineering programs right here in Simcoe County.”
Lakehead has a long history of offering accredited engineering programs at its Thunder Bay campus dating back to the original offerings in 1974.
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