Undergraduate Admission, Queen's University, Canada

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Engineering and Applied Science

Engineering and Applied Science

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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

Queen’s Engineering students take pride in a fine tradition of achievement, both academically and in their extracurricular pursuits. From the very beginning of your time in the faculty, you’ll notice that we put a strong emphasis on collaboration not competition. We are a team.

We’ll help you discover your passion and encourage you to pursue it. As long as you pass all your first-year courses, every program we offer, all ten of them, is open to you. And if you like, you can pursue a double degree program which lets you combine engineering with an arts degree.

Why Study Engineering at Queen's

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Common First Year

All entering engineering students take a common first year, which exposes them to the full range of engineering disciplines. Combined with your first-year engineering project, this will help you discover your passion and choose your engineering field. When you do choose your program, you don't have to worry about caps or quotas. Provided you pass all of your first-year courses, you are guaranteed a place in your engineering program of choice.

Practical Engineering Modules

Our national award-winning course launches you into a realistic engineering environment right in first year. Project teams are challenged to solve a unique problem while learning best practices in experimentation methods, design work, safety, and community and societal issues.

Engineering Society

The Engineering Society (or EngSoc) is an entirely student-run organization that oversees a range of activities and groups on campus. You can pick up useful skills that you can use later on.

Our Facilities

Engineering at Queen’s promotes integrated learning – trying to break down barriers between branches of engineering and ways of learning and combining them in new fashions. This ideal has even been translated to a building – the Integrated Learning Centre in Beamish Munro Hall. The building was created to serve undergraduate engineering students in several different ways. It contains both laboratory and studio space, as well as being a giant lab itself – it features cutaway sections that let you see its internal workings.

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Learn by Doing

Technology, Engineering and Management (TEAM) lets you act as a consultant in a multidisciplinary team of engineering, commerce, law, and science students helping real firms solve real technical and business challenges. Working together you’ll explore your client’s problems and determine the scope of your project, figure out how to make it happen, including technical alternatives (health, safety, and environmental), prepare recommendations, and a market and financial analysis. This ultimate real-world challenge concludes with a report and presentation at the client’s office.

Students in engineering also have the option to pursue 12-16 month paid work internships with top firms.

Engineering Programs

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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, combining 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 through choice of electives: biochemical, biomedical, environmental, process systems engineering, energy, and materials.

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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 are environmental and infrastructure, and public health.

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Computer Engineering

Information and communication technology are changing the way people live and work. It’s a technical revolution led by computer engineers.

In Computer Engineering, you will study circuits, electronics, digital logic, microprocessors and computer architecture, as well as hardware design techniques and software engineering. You can choose to specialize in software engineering or you may want to complement your core knowledge with expertise in such areas as integrated circuit engineering, digital signal processing or communications systems.

Further areas of specialization are computer architecture, computer networks, digital system, microprocessors, and software systems.

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​Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers are the specialists who make sure the products and services we associate with electric power and communications will work when we need them to work. They also take leading roles in the design of new products and services.

As an electrical engineering student, you will study electric circuits and motors, electromagnetics, microelectronics, signal processing, digital logic, and microprocessors. You will build on a base of applied mathematics and physics, and learn to use the laws that govern electrical systems to design new products and services.

Areas of specialization include communications, control systems, electronics, power, and signal processing.

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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 the 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 through selection of electives and thesis project include biosciences, environmental, materials science, process chemistry.

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Engineering Physics

Students will learn how to apply the knowledge of 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 problem-solving 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

This program applies the principles and techniques of the earth sciences to such tasks as extracting mineral and energy resources, preventing soil and water contamination, managing natural hazards, and building infrastructure with, or within, earth materials.

You will study physics, chemistry and applied mathematics, and such natural processes as earthquakes, volcanoes, continental drift and mountain formation. You will also acquire field skills and training in state-of-the-art geological analysis tools.

Areas of specialization include geo-environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering and mineral and energy exploration.

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Mathematics and Engineering

This program is unique in Canada. Course materials include 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 are control and robotics, applied mechanics, computing and communication, control and communications.

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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: environmental, mine-mechanical, mineral processing, and mining.

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

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Innovation Stream

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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 curriculum that builds on engineering’s common first year
  • Participate in team-based learning that focuses on product development and prototype demonstration
  • Network with like-minded students and present your ideas
  • Receive one-on-one guidance from faculty members
  • 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

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