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Queen's University

Information for Applicants with Post-Secondary Studies

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science


Queen's University has a common first-year in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Candidates applying to transfer from other accredited institutions are considered for upper-year admission if they have completed more than half of the courses taken in the Queen's first-year program. The curriculum includes first-year courses in calculus, physics, chemistry, computing, linear algebra, geology and graphics.

Note for Applicants from Ontario Community Colleges and CEGEPs:

  • Applicants from Ontario community college (CAAT) programs are considered for admission into the first-year of the engineering program at Queen's and need to have Ontario 4U mathematics and science prerequisite courses (or equivalents).
  • Applicants from CEGEP Engineering Technology programs are considered for admission into the first-year of the engineering program at Queen's and need to have the CEGEP mathematics, physics and chemistry prerequisite courses (Chemistry NYA, NYB; two of Mathematics NYA, NYB, NYC; and two of Physics NYA, NYB, NYC).
  • Graduates of technology programs may be granted exemptions for upper-year courses once they choose an engineering degree program after completing the common first-year. CAAT and CEGEP candidates need to apply by the first-year deadline of 1 February.


There are ten degree programs for which upper-year applicants may be considered. Each program offers different options / streams. 

Admission by transfer is competitive and the disciplines accepting transfer students for 2015 entry will be confirmed in mid-March.  Students wishing to transfer into the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will be able to access the application beginning March 15, 2015.

Chemical Engineering 

  • Chemical Process Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering (See PROGRAM INFORMATION below.) 

Civil Engineering 

Computer Engineering 

  • General Computer Engineering
  • Software Engineering  

Electrical Engineering

Engineering Chemistry 


Engineering Physics 

  • Electrical
  • Materials
  • Mechanical
  • Computing 

Geological Engineering 

  • Mineral and Energy Exploration
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • Applied Geophysics 

Mathematics and Engineering 

  • Applied Mechanics
  • Control and Communications
  • Computing and Communications
  • Control and Robotics 

Mechanical Engineering 

  • General (See PROGRAM INFORMATION below.)
  • Materials
  • Biomechanical 

Mining Engineering  

  • Mining Engineering
  • Mine-Mechanical Engineering
  • Mineral Processing and Environmental Engineering 


  • Internship Program:Queen's offers a twelve or sixteen-month work placement, either between second and third year or between third and fourth year. This allows qualified students the opportunity for a work term in a career-related position. See for further information.
  • Biochemical / Biomedical Engineering and Environment Engineering are the two streams that are available to students in the Biochemical Engineering Option or Chemical Engineering.
  • Engineering Chemistry offers specialization in Advanced Materials, Environmental Chemistry and Biosciences.
  • The General Option of Mechanical Engineering offers areas of specialization in Aerospace Engineering, Manufacturing and Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, and Energy and Fluid Systems.
  • Environmental specialization can be pursued in the Chemical, Civil, Geological, Mining or Engineering Chemistry degree programs.
  • All students entering the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science will be required to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in written English. Within the first four weeks following registration, students must attempt a proficiency test in written English. Students who do not pass this test will have further opportunities to successfully complete it. Students must pass the proficiency test to be eligible for graduation.


  • Applications for upper-year admission must be submitted to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) by 1 June. One of the ten degree programs must be indicated. The on-line application is available at:
  • Acknowledgement letters, advising what supporting documentation is required, are sent when Undergraduate Admission receives the applications from the OUAC. All documentation requested must be received at Undergraduate Admission by 15 June.
  • The Chair of Undergraduate Studies of the department concerned reviews complete applications. The Admission Committee of the Faculty must then approve offers of admission proposed by the department. 
  • In July an offer of admission and a Statement of Transfer Credit will be sent to candidates whose application has been approved.
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science information is available on the web at:
The Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science calendar may be viewed on-line at:
Residence accommodation is not available for upper-year applicants. To investigate other housing options, visit the  Queen's University Community Housing website.

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