This program trains individuals to become applied engineering physics technologists.
Engineering physics technologists work in the area of design and development for private or government research laboratories, production companies specialized in high-tech components or devices, consulting-engineering firms or university laboratories.
The main tasks carried out by these technologists are designing and developing prototypes for applied physics components and devices, conducting characterization tests and improving manufacturing processes as well as managing and designing laboratories and production facilities. These technologists also provide technical support to production personnel, customers and students.
Applied physics technologists work in various areas of specialization including: optics, photonics, acoustics, vacuum technologies, the manufacturing of microelectronic and integrated optics components, non-destructive testing and the physics of materials. They are specialists in the measurement of physical quantities.
These technologists use lasers, optical mounts, spectrometers, radiation detectors, fibre optics, integrated optics components, fusers, vacuum systems, engravers, micropositioning systems, sonometres and spectrum analyzers. Electronics and computers are other essential tools that technologists use every day.
Applied physics technologists work in close collaboration with researchers, engineers, physicians and other technologists. They may also be mandated with supervising the work of technologists, technicians or other specialized workers.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will have solid training in physics and related technologies as well as in signal processing electronics and programming.