Engineering, a world of possibilities
You want to excel while directly working to create a better world? Engineering is for you!
Young men and women, whether you're the logical or artistic type, from different areas and backgrounds, Québec needs you to adapt to fast-evolving technologies, to stay in the forefront of engineering at its best.
Engineering is an exciting field offering limitless possibilities. You'll be choosing a profession that defies routine!
So explore the world of engineering, how it can enhance the lives of people... and your own.
Engineering… all around us, every day!
From infinitely big to infinitely small, engineering is everywhere…
Examples of engineering are around you every day
Without you realizing it, engineering marks every moment of your life. in your spare time, engineering gives you plenty for your eyes and ears to enjoy. When you move, engineering reduces distances and time. When you travel, it helps you fly. When you dress, it gives you style and protects you. When you eat, it provides taste and brings the four corners of the world to your plate.
Engineering invented… engineers! To build the pyramids in Egypt, invent the wheel or tame fire, engineering had to be used, even though the profession of engineer did not exist.
The profession of engineer, first appearing in the Middle Ages, took its name from the Old French word "engeigneur" which meant "a person who invents and makes machines". At this time, this person was almost exclusively assigned to military functions. Since then, engineering has applied sciences to a multitude of fields.
Engineering has revolutionized our ways of communicating, of travelling, and of housing ourselves, not to mention our industries, and many more areas.
About the OIQ
The Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec ensures the protection of the public by overseeing and monitoring its members to serve the public with professionalism and integrity, strictly complying with laws and regulations.
The OIQ is not an association or union for the defence of engineers. It exists to protect the public and enable engineers to flourish in their work, through training and other initiatives.
Computers, roads, buildings, agriculture, prescription drugs, industrial manufacturing, video games, vehicles, artificial intelligence… the engineering profession is exercised in many areas and profoundly affects our lives.
The engineer's work must be impeccable and reliable at all times. To protect Québec society, the provincial government has mandated the OIQ and its 68,500 members to provide the best professional services. Click here to learn more about the OIQ and protection of the public.