Program Information

School: Carleton University
Faculty: School of Information Technology
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Laser and Optical Technology/Technician
Description: Carleton University has joined forces with Algonquin College to offer this unique program. When you graduate, you will receive both a Bachelor of Information Technology degree in Photonics and Laser Technology from Carleton University and a technology diploma from Algonquin College.

Our new and innovative four-year PLT program focuses on an area of technology that has become prevalent in almost every aspect of 21st-century life. The program is designed not only to teach the fundamentals of photonics and laser technology but also to help advance core technologies within the industry itself. Students will benefit from the program’s close ties to the photonics industry, through co-op opportunities and the integration of the latest innovations into the curriculum.

URL: Photonics and Laser Technology (PLT) at Carleton University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $29,660
Careers: Opticians

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 72 to 75

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade12 Advanced Functions
  • Grade12 Physics
  • Grade12 Calculus and Vectors or Grade12 Chemistry or Grade12 Earth and Space Science

Calculus and Vectors is strongly recommended.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]