At the Engineering Open House, The Ultimate Machine by Don McCredie Eng. 3, is operated by a switch on the top. When the switch is turned on, the lid of the box opens and the hand emerges and moves forward to turn the switch off again. When the switch is turned off the hand returns to its position in the box and the lid closes, February 24,1961. LHP0024, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

At the Engineering Open House, The Ultimate Machine by Don McCredie Eng. 3, is operated by a switch on the top. When the switch is turned on, the lid of the box opens and the hand emerges and moves forward to turn the switch off again. When the switch is turned off the hand returns to its position in the box and the lid closes, February 24,1961. LHP0024, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

My, how we’ve grown!

When the Faculty of Engineering was created in 1963, Carleton was still a fledgling university—it became a provincial institution in the 1960s—but it was growing quickly. The next 10 years saw the creation of the School of Architecture and the School of Industrial Design, and the corresponding name change for the Faculty. Since then, the Faculty of Engineering and Design has continued to anticipate the needs of industry and society, offering programs and research enterprises that meet the challenges and opportunities of the future. The Faculty offers more than 50 graduate and undergraduate degree programs, many of which are the first or only one of their kind in Canada.

Photo Gallery

photo: wind tunnel

An instructor in aerodynamics uses a smoke chamber showing how air passes over the wing of a plane at different speeds and altitudes, ca. 1958. LPH0101, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

photo: wind tunnel

At the Engineering Open House, Miss Lilias Ahearn, Arts 1 (evening), watching jets of smoke rushing past model airplane wing, February 24, 1961. LHP0026, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

photo: tripod

At the Engineering Open House, David Stinson, Eng. 2, is explaining photo elastic stress analysis to a young lady. A lighting unit with a poloroid lens is mounted on a tripod in front of the material to be tested. Polarized light allows one to see colour arrangements of reflected light to detect stress in materials under different loads. February 24, 1961 LHP0045, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

photo: macrame

Industrial Design students working on projects, ca. 1994. LPH207, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

photo: model

The engineering model of Canada’s Communications Technology Satellite is shown mounted in an anechoic chamber at the Department of Communications’ research centre, for antenna performance tests during the fall of 1974. LHP280, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

photo: student surveying

Student using surveying equipment, 1977. LHP0068, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

Photo: students with bridge

Engineering Olympics, 1994
LHP295, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

Photo: two male students

Students working with electronic equipment in class, ca. 1980
LHP515, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

Photo: man and machine

Electronics Engineering making Pascal program for computer chip, ca. 1983.
Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

photo: store room

Teacher conducts inventory of electronic equipment, ca. 1959. LHP0031, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

Photo: crowd

At the Engineering Open House a group of visitors watching electronic display, February 24, 1961. LHP0042, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

photo: three women with snow sculpture

Three engineering students pose behind large “Gears of Progress” snow sculpture, ca. 1969 (proof). LHP096, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

photo: collaborating

“Store front Architecture”, students and an instructor engage in conversation, summer 1977. LHP0172, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

photo: teacher

Civil Engineering professor poses, 1985. LPH230, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

photo: equipment

Student works on electrical equipment, ca. 1979. LHP284, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

Photo: women in store room

Unidentified woman arranges architectural supplies, ca. 1983
LHP428, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

Photo: group with car

Engineering participants in Shell Fuelathon, 1990
LHP490, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

Photo: group of students

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1983
Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

Photo: student with a drill press

Mechanical Engineering student with a metal drill press, 1983
Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

Photo: prof and student

Engineering student and professor, 1982
Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

Photo: woman and man

Civil Engineering student and professor, 1983
Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

photo: looking at student project

At the Engineering Open House Miss Adrienne Arnold and Neville Reed, of Ottawa, amused at the operation of the “Ultimate Machine”. Mr. Reed is a student of EOIT in Ottawa (School of Electronics). He was very impressed by the facilities available at Carleton, February 24, 1961. LHP0019, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

photo: wind tunnel

At the Engineering Open House, Mr. E. F. Brown, Ottawa engineer, and his son John observing wind tunnel display, February 24, 1961 LHP0044, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

Photo: student with equipment

Engineering Design Studies Dune Buggy Bumper tests, February 16, 1974. LHP0067, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

photo: not a light sabre, but looks like one

Peter Beilds, Electronic Technician, conducts an experiment, December 4, 1975. LHP236, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

Photo: Two men at computer

Mechanical Engineering student Dia Helmy and Archie Bowen, ca. 1989.
LHP653, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

Photo: man with equipment

Student participating in Science/Engineering Olympics, March 1991
LHP440, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

Photo: students with car

Engineering students with “S-CAR-GO”, entry in Shell Fuelathon, ca. 1985.
LHP610, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

Photo: group of students

Computer Systems Engineering, 1982
Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

Photo: man and machine

Electronic Engineering student, 1983
Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library

photo: working on project

Peter Baumeister and Susan Birtch, fourth year Mechanical Engineering students, ca. 1992. LHP294, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library