Bachelor of Information Technology & Advanced Photonics Technology Diploma

School of Information Technology (Carleton) and School of Advanced Technology (Algonquin College)

Duration: 4 Years (5 Years with co-op)

The OSS program at a glance

  • Covering the absolute latest technology in the industry
  • Extremely high industry demand means graduating straight into a career
  • The only optical systems-focused degree program at undergraduate-level across Canada
  • Covering all aspects of light-based technologies, from optical communication to computer vision, from laser technology to remote sensing (e.g. Autonomous Cars), and everything in between
  • A unique partnership between Carleton University and Algonquin College integrates from day-one
  • Practical and Theoretical mix of classes gets you job ready, while training you for a career
  • State-of-the-Art, industry-sponsored, labs with the latest industry-standard hardware and software (available 24/7)
  • Fully paid internships (Co-op) available at major companies in Ottawa and across Canada

This program is for you if…

  • You enjoy programming, mathematics, and physics
  • You are excited to work with the latest technology
  • You are looking for a career with high demand from industry
  • You are interested in the integration of optical systems, electronics, and programming

High-School Relevance

  • OSS would be a good fit if you enjoyed the following high-school courses:
    • Computer Programming (ICS3C/4C)
    • Computer Science (ICS3U/4U)
    • Computer Technology (TEJ3M/4M)
    • Electronics (TEL3M/4M)
    • Interfacing (TEI3M/4M)
    • Networking (TEN3M/4M)
    • Robotics & Control Systems (TER3M/4M)