The Institute


Jason Etele (Carleton University)

Associate Director:

Michel Nganbe (University of Ottawa)

The Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (OCIMAE) was established in 1984 by the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa, both located in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, to combine the research strengths of the two departments and to give students access to the professors, courses and facilities at both universities. Students register at the university with which their supervisor is affiliated but have free access to the classes and facilities at both universities.


The Institute offers programs leading to Master’s degree with or without thesis and to Ph.D. in the following academic areas:

Solid Mechanics


Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer


Design, Manufacturing, and Control


Although the primary language of the Institute is English, some courses in the Institute’s programs may be offered in French, at the University of Ottawa, which is a bilingual university. Academic requirements, such as seminars, theses or examinations may be met either in French or in English.