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Addressing the world's greatest challenges

The Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering (ESSE) works to create exceptional science and engineering professionals and leaders in the exploration and understanding of the Earth and planetary systems, for the prosperity of a sustainable society.

We provide high-quality education and conduct innovative research for the exploration and understanding of our planet, including its atmosphere and planetary space. We nurture creative science and engineering programs in an effective, stimulating and multidisciplinary environment in which students, faculty and staff can grow and excel.

The ESSE Department is home to nearly 22 faculty members, 300 undergraduate and over 100 graduate students, and is one of the founding members of the Lassonde School of Engineering, offering several unique and world-class graduate and undergraduate programs.

Canada’s Only Space Engineering Program

Ontario’s Only Geomatics Engineering Program

Ontario’s Only Meteorology/ Atmospheric Science Program

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Graduate Student Positions

Job opportunities for GE/GS students /Graduates

Airborne Sensing ( is looking for students for summer work, internship (4-16 months) as well as for graduates of our program. Preference will be given to geomatics engineers who are bilingual (English/French). Anyone interested can apply to

Other Positions

Meteorology Career Opportunities

Environment and Climate Change Canada has new career openings for EATS graduates.

For more information:

Atmospheric Science Brochures for High School Students

Environment and Climate Change Canada has released a exploratory brochure for high school students and others looking to pursue atmospheric and meteorological studies.

Careers in MET

Interested graduates, please check below:

Meet the Lassonde ESSE Community

What is Space Engineering?

Professor Franz Newland from York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering gives you the inside scoop in this video.

Inside CRESS

Professor Michael Daly, CRESS Director, and fellow faculty and students provide an inside scoop into Lassonde’s Center for Research in Earth and Space Science.

Engineering Beyond Earth with Ian Porto

Lassonde student Ian Porto takes us on a deep dive into the Space Engineering program.
Listen to the full episode

Brittney Cooper

MSc Earth & Space Science Student

“The Lassonde School of Engineering and the Earth and Space Science and Engineering department were very encouraging and supportive of all students gaining a range of hands-on research experience.

They offered amazing opportunities every year to take part in funded research for students like me to expand their skill set and learn how to effectively communicate.

In my case, I loved what I was working on so much that I continued onto graduate studies and worked in the same lab for over 5 years!”