Dr. Farzad Rayegani
P.Eng, FEC., senior dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology, Humber College
Bachelor of Engineering students gain foundational knowledge and hands-on skills, preparing them to design solutions that will make the world safer and healthier.
Engineering is the application of science and math to solve problems. But Dr. Farzad Rayegani wants people to know that, at its heart, engineering is a caring profession. Engineers design and build products and processes to make the world safer, healthier, and more fun.
“In everything around you and through human history, engineering has driven the advancement of civilization and increased the quality of life, from health care and transportation, to your workplace and your home,” says Dr. Rayegani, senior dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology at Humber College.
Engineering is an ideal career path for someone who is a creative problem solver, says Dr. Rayegani. “You must also be a good team player, as engineers work with professionals in other disciplines to find solutions,” he says.
“You have to be a systems thinker and look at the big picture to see how your design affects and connects with everything else. To be part of the sustainable development economy, engineers must incorporate economic, social and environmental sustainability into their designs. For example, if designing a machine, you must ensure it does not have negative effects on the environment.”
Pursue a degree in Mechatronics, Information Systems or Built Environment
Dr. Rayegani says students studying in Humber’s four-year Bachelor of Engineering programs will go on to help shape a better future. After a common first year in any of these three degrees, students can specialize in Mechatronics, Information Systems or Built Environment.
We bring industry to our students and bring our students to the industry so they have the engineering competencies needed for a changing world.
Mechatronics integrates mechanical, electrical, electronics and computer engineering with applications in automation in areas including manufacturing, health care, consumer products, agriculture, and mining. Students can choose to focus on robotics or embedded systems and have the opportunity to work on industry-led projects through multidisciplinary capstone projects, as well as applied research opportunities. This allows students to apply their theoretical knowledge to solve real industry problems, while improving their professional skills
Information Systems focuses on cloud computing, smart devices, software, Internet of Things, and cyber security to design more secure and effective systems to generate, process, manage, store and communicate information. The program includes hands-on and practical training, applied research opportunities and work-integrated learning activities. Students solve real-world problems while developing skills such as teamwork, presentation and project management.
Built Environment focuses on civil, architectural, structural, and environmental engineering to develop a deep understanding of sustainability, building systems and infrastructure. Students choose from focused study in either sustainable building or built environment information systems. In their projects, they use digital design applications and data capture technologies, such as 3D scanning and mapping, to integrate new and sustainable elements of the built environment into existing buildings, communities and cities.
Learn through hands-on projects and industry experience
The programs blend classroom theory with project-based learning in Humber’s advanced lab facilities, all taught by professors with industry experience and connections. Students learn using state-of-the-art, advanced technology, and complete a co-op work program with an industry partner.
“Students learn the fundamental principles of engineering science while using industry tools and mirroring what engineers actually do in the workplace,” Dr. Rayegani says. “We bring industry to our students and bring our students to the industry so they have the engineering competencies needed for a changing world.”
Dr. Rayegani says that Humber graduates will be prepared to succeed in the future of engineering. “We need highly qualified individuals to solve the challenges society is facing, everything from clean water, to cyber security, to health care,” he says. “Humber graduates will be ready to define the problems that the modern world is facing and work together to solves these challenges.”