Queen’s Engineering is Canada's greatest engineering community: transforming engineering education and preparing students to take on the world’s greatest challenges.
Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science offers students their choice of top-quality, technically rigorous engineering programs; home to a vibrant community of 5000 high-calibre undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. It leads Canada in graduation rates, producing engineers who become part of an outstanding alumni network.
Queen’s Engineering students are globally minded problem-solvers: curious; entrepreneurial, ambitious and dedicated to their community and the promise of change. They are supported by world-leading researchers; faculty who are as brilliant and committed in the classroom as they are in the laboratory.
The Faculty is comprised of five departments – Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining – and with partner departments in the Faculty of Arts & Science offers 10 programs, as well as specialized joint programs and graduate diplomas.
It is unique in offering undergraduate students a guaranteed choice of program after successfully completing their first year – the only Canadian engineering faculty to do so.
It is guided by the Engineering Strategic Plan and its three pillars:
- Excellence in research, with a commitment to increasing scholarship and collaboration, as well as increasing growing numbers of talented graduate students to pursue their research interests at Queen’s.
- Innovation in education both in the classroom, with hands-on experiences including community-based design courses and a wide range of design teams, and beyond the classroom through a nationally leading internship program that embeds students in paid positions, taking on responsibility as part of actual engineering teams.
- A commitment to inclusive, equitable, and expansive thinking; a bedrock of its vision of a better future, with recent initiatives including the creation of its alumni-funded Chair for Women in Engineering, and an ambitious roadmap to equity, Engineering for Everyone.
Its Indigenous Futures in Engineering (InEng) program is recognized as a nationally leading approach to support STEM education in Indigenous communities and welcome and support Indigenous students at Queen’s. This model has instigated two other important initiatives at Queen’s: STEMInA, a campus-wide program to support Indigenous students in all areas of STEM education, and Black Youth in STEM, an outreach and support program for Black youth.
It is also at the forefront of education innovation with the recent introduction of its Mechatronics & Robotics Program; a novel college-to-university bridging pathway; and the creation of research centres including the Beaty Water Research Centre and Ingenuity Labs, a globally recognized AI and robotics research hub.
From a storied past as one of Canada’s original engineering schools, the Faculty has its eyes set firmly on the future.