Undergraduate Admission, Queen's University, Canada

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Engineering and Applied Science

[Engineering Society members]

Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)
Bachelor of Applied Science with Professional Internship (BASc)

OUAC code: QE

Electrical and Computer Engineering Innovation Stream
OUAC code: QEC

Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering
OUAC code: QEM

Your curiosity and creativity will come to life. Learn to work together in effective groups… and to tell the world about what you have done. It's what engineers do in the real world. It's what you will do in Queen's engineering, starting from day one.

Your curiosity will create solutions for a better world in your program of choice. In your first year you will explore all streams of engineering, with a FREE choice of your area of specialty going into second year provided you pass all your first-year courses. You can choose Electrical and Computer Engineering through the common first year, or you can apply directly to that program and specialize from first year

Why Study Engineering at Queen's

[Mining engineering students surveying]

Common First Year

If you want to push the boundaries of what is possible by exploring the world’s problems with relentless curiosity and creativity

If your adrenaline is pumping to explore, decode, and reframe problems and opportunities

If you seek to not only build and construct better structures, but to speed the flow of information...to protect the environment...to propel medical progress If you want to eliminate the gap between what is and what can be... You are a Queen’s Engineer


  • Biomedical engineering
  • International development
  • Management consulting
  • Alternative energy engineer
  • Environmental and water management
  • Financial modelling
  • Project engineer
  • Digital systems design
  • Data analytics
  • AI and machine learning
  • Robotics
  • Aviation and aerospace design
  • Metallurgical engineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Game development/design
  • Software engineer
  • Strategic planning
  • Security systems
  • Wearable technology

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Learn by Doing

  • Develop your career with team client design projects, reports, and presentations
  • Build your resume with an optional 12-16 month professional, paid internship
  • Participate in career development training, and learn to articulate your experience and network effectively
  • Manage projects and learn about design, ideation, testing, and cost analysis
  • Join one of the design teams, the Engineering Society, or the Queen’s Engineering Competition
  • Create a business venture. By connecting your idea with the resources at the Dunin-Deshpande Innovation Centre, you may be the owner of the next great start-up.

Engineering Programs

[Engineering lab]

Chemical Engineering

Society relies daily on products such as fuel, pharmaceuticals, advanced composites, semiconductors, magnetic and optical storage devices, agricultural products, light-weight materials, coatings, synthetic fibers, and personal care products. Chemical Engineers develop new advanced materials and design the processes that convert raw materials into value-added products. Chemical Engineering is a broadly-based engineering discipline, which combines the study of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biology with engineering science, design, and economics. Students learn how to design safe, efficient, environmentally-friendly, sustainable, and economical processes and products. They also acquire direct experience with pilot-scale chemical process equipment and simulators. Queen’s Chemical Engineering offers options in Chemical Process Engineering and in Bioengineering. Areas of specialization include biochemical, biomedical, bioenvironmental, and chemical process engineering options.

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Civil Engineering

We go about our lives within a physical environment created by civil engineers: houses, schools, office buildings, highways, and bridges, even river and coastal systems and green landfills. As a civil engineering student, you will study how to plan, design, and build these structures and systems – with an approach that respects the environment. To prepare you for working in the real world, this innovative program emphasizes individual learning, teamwork, communication, leadership, and problem solving. Areas of specialization include environmental, structural, geotechnical, and hydrotechnical. 

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Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering, together with Electrical Engineering, has been the prime economic driver in the 20th century, and permeates every facet of human activities. It provides the software and hardware that govern how we produce, consume, learn, shop, bank, entertain, travel, and connect with each other. The discipline combines software engineering and computer hardware and architecture. The discipline is at the intersection of engineering, computer science, and mathematics. It enables applications in mobile computing, Internet of Things, wearables, cyber security, smart homes, and data analytics. It is the perfect discipline for people who want to use computers to make our world a better, safer, more exciting place to live. Areas of specialization include software engineering, hardware, mechatronics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. 

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​Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering, together with Computer Engineering, has been the prime economic driver in the 20th century, and permeates every facet of human activities. It provides intelligence and control of the social fabric and hardware infrastructure, and changes the way we produce, consume, learn, shop, bank, entertain, travel, and connect with each other. The discipline is at the intersection of applied mathematics, physics, and chemistry and integrates a range of complex technology platforms including opto-electronics, microwave technology, communications, energy and power systems, control systems, computing, and software. It enables applications in automation, augmented and virtual reality, security, autonomous vehicles, lab-on-a-chip, smart grids, and renewable energies. It is the perfect discipline for the dreamers, doers, and entrepreneurs who want to influence the 21st century and beyond. Areas of specialization include biomedical engineering, communications and signal processing, microelectronics and photonics, mechatronics, energy and power electronics, robotics, and control.

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Engineering Chemistry

As the only program of its kind in North America, Engineering Chemistry provides in-depth knowledge of chemistry in addition to engineering core knowledge. Engineering Chemistry graduates are experts in the chemistry behind industrial processes and combine a strong background in both chemistry and chemical engineering to treat problems of industrial interest. In this program, you will study applied organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, reactivity principles, methods of determining structure, and you will acquire knowledge of materials at a molecular level. You will be able to apply this core chemical knowledge to design and improve processes and materials, ranging from fuel cells to pharmaceuticals. Areas of specialization include chemical diagnostics, alternative energy, and process synthesis.  

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Engineering Physics

Students will learn how to apply the knowledge of the fundamental physical principles underlying modern technology and processes. You will study a strategic combination of math, physics, and engineering courses from a chosen specialty area. Courses in quantum mechanics, laser optics, and nanotechnology will help prepare you for an engineering career at the leading edge of technology. You will acquire advanced problemsolving and instrumentation skills, and will be able to apply your superior mathematical, analytical, and abstract-thinking abilities to modern engineering challenges. Areas of specialization include mechanical, computing, electrical, and materials. 

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Geological Engineering

In this program you will apply mathematics, physics and chemistry as well as the principles and techniques of the earth sciences to such tasks as geohazard and georisk management, design and construction of infrastructure on, through or with earth materials, preventing soil and water contamination, managing groundwater resources, extracting mineral and energy resources, and nondestructive investigation of the Earth’s subsurface. You will combine advanced engineering skills with a unique knowledge and understanding of earth materials, volcanism and crustal development, tectonic history, surface processes and deep time to design sustainable solutions to critical human needs. You will also acquire field, laboratory and analytical skills and training in stateof-the-art tools. Areas of specialization include geo-environmental engineering, engineering geophysics, geotechnical engineering, rock engineering and mineral/energy exploration. 

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Mathematics and Engineering

This program is unique in Canada. Course content includes highly sophisticated mathematical approaches to engineering issues. As a Mathematics and Engineering student, you will take pure and applied math along with engineering courses in your chosen area of specialization. You will learn to analyze and solve engineering problems requiring superior math skills, such as those involving modern communications, control and mechatronic systems. Areas of specialization include applied mechanics, computing and communication, systems and robotics. 

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Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Mechanical engineers are needed wherever there is machinery. They drive every stage of design, manufacturing, construction and research. In this program you will combine the study of basic engineering with practical courses in machine design, robotics and manufacturing methods. Hands-on design is integral to this program, so you may find yourself involved in designing artificial joints, or even a spacecraft, depending on your specialization. If you choose the Materials option, you’ll study the exciting developments in materials and nanotechnology. Areas of specialization include aerospace, mechatronics, biomechanical, manufacturing, materials, and thermofluids. 

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Mining Engineering

Aside from plants, all of the raw materials used by human society come from minerals extracted from the earth. This program prepares you for careers in the minerals industry and related environmental and technological fields. As a Mining Engineering student, you will study a broad range of disciplines focused on locating, extracting, producing, refining, utilizing, reusing, recycling, and disposing of mineral and metal products and byproducts. The program teaches students how these processes can be carried out efficiently and competitively, with a focus on sustainability and the environment. Areas of specialization include mine-mechanical, mineral processing and environmental, and mining.

Queen’s Mining Engineering program is ranked in the top 6 in the world by the QS World University Rankings®.

More about Mining Engineering…

Electrical and Computer Engineering Innovation Stream

[Engineering students working in a lab]

OUAC code: QEC

You know that Electrical and Computer Engineering is your passion. You are innovative and your sights are set on a career or future study. You have a clear vision of where you want your education to lead you.

Consider Queen’s Electrical and Computer Innovation Stream. You will develop entrepreneurial skills and world-class technical expertise that are the hallmark of Queen’s Engineering. Admission is limited to 50 students. 

  • Beginning in first year, you will receive an enriched Electrical and Computer curriculum that builds on Queen’s Engineering’s common first year
  • Participate in team-based learning that focuses on product development and prototype demonstration
  • Network with like-minded students and promote your ideas
  • Receive guidance and support on technical aspects, business models, as well as execution of your innovative ideas
  • Tailor your education to match your interests and ambitions by selecting from a large variety of courses
  • Acquire skills that can be applied to almost any technical field – industrial or academic

Learn more: my.ece.queensu.ca

Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering

OUAC code: QEM

Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical, electrical and computer engineering in the design of products and manufacturing processes. Robotics is a subset of mechatronics – all robots are mechatronic! Robotics, however, are an elevated class of mechatronics, incorporating automation, programming, and even autonomous action. As automation and autonomous machines become increasingly important in our society, robotics – and its parent discipline, mechatronics – are more vital than ever.

Queen’s Engineering is now offering students a chance to study both mechatronics and robotics in a unique program that brings together three engineering disciplines: computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Through custom new courses, a hands-on technology experience, and progressive design projects, students will think objectively and acquire the skills to succeed in a versatile engineering career.

After three years of intense study at the cutting edge of several disciplines, students will choose from one of four concentrations for their final year:

  • Automation
  • Robotics
  • Biomedical
  • Intelligent Systems