NSERC CREATE Heritage Engineering is a research, training and internship program for Ph.D., Masters and undergraduate students and post-doctoral fellows. It provides students with hands-on opportunities to work and learn in the built heritage industry, in addition to their university degree program. The program is fully funded for Masters and Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows through the federal government’s NSERC CREATE grant program, with additional support from Carleton University.

Heritage Engineering is a multi-disciplinary program, with opportunities for students in engineering, architecture, information technology and Canadian Studies. The program is open to graduate students from Carleton University, Université de Montréal, and Université de Québec à Montréal. It is led by Carleton University researchers Mario Santana (Department of Civil Engineering) and Stephen Fai (Azrieli School of Architecture), and includes research professors in civil, environmental, mechanical and aerospace engineering, architecture, information technology and Canadian Studies who supervise student research and training.

The program is supported by industry collaborators who provide key training and internship opportunities for students. Funded internships are offered in private industry, public sector and international organizations in Canada, USA, Germany, France, Italy and Thailand.

NSERC CREATE Heritage Engineering provides students with sector-specific skills and experience that will benefit Canada’s built heritage industry, assist graduates in finding careers in the heritage sector and support the documentation and conservation of our built heritage resources.