Division of Engineering

Engineering (EGNE)

General Information

Saint Mary’s University offers the first two years of an Engineering degree program accredited by the Association of Professional Engineers of the Provinces through the Canadian Accreditation Board. These first two years of study constitute the Diploma in Engineering. The admission requirements for the Diploma and details of the Diploma requirements are listed below.

Admission Requirements:

Nova Scotia Grade 12 (or equivalent) including the following five courses with an average of at least 70% and no individual grade below 60%: 

  1. English 12 academic
  2. Pre-calculus Mathematics 12
  3. Physics 12 academic
  4. Chemistry 12 academic
  5. One other Grade 12 academic or an approved open course. For more information, please consult “Admissions” in Section 2 of this Calendar.

Completion of Degree at Dalhousie University:

Upon completion of the Diploma in Engineeirng at Saint Mary’s, students may choose to apply to Dalhousie University for the completion of their Bachelor of Engineering degree in their chosen discipline program. Required courses for the Diploma, as well as for each of the discipines are listed below. Admission to the desired discipline program at Dalhousie University is not automatic and may depend on the applicant’s academic standing and the number of available seats in the different programs.

Students with low academic standings may be offered alternative disciplines. Dalhousie will treat students from the Associated University programs (of which Saint Mary’s is a member) in the same manner as students who entered the program as freshmen at Dalhousie University.

Academic merit will be the only deciding factor on admission to disciplines.

Completion of Degree at University of Windsor:

With a Saint Mary’s University Diploma in Engineering, students may be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Mechanical Engineering and to the Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Civil Engineering programs at the University of Windsor.

Students must have successfully completed their Diploma in Engineering and obtained a minimum grade of C- in each of their required courses for the Diploma. Available options within the BASc in Mechanical Engineering include General, Aerospace, Automotive, Materials or Environmental. Interested students should speak to the Engineering Academic Advisor.

Completion of Degree at Saint Mary’s University:

Diploma in Engineering students may also choose to continue their studies at Saint Mary’s to obtain a Bachelor of Science with Diploma in Engineering. Two options are available: B.Sc. (General) with Diploma in Engineering; and B.Sc. with Major and Diploma in Engineeirng.

Detailed requirements for each of these degrees are listed below.

Diploma in Engineering Requirements:

Year One:

MATH 1210 Introductory Calculus I 
MATH 1211 Introductory Calculus II 
CHEM 1210 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1213 General Chemistry II for Engineering 
PHYS 1100 University Physics I
PHYS 1101 University Physics II 
ENGL 1205 Introduction to Literature
EGNE 1203 Engineering Mechanics (Statics) 
EGNE 1204 Computer Methods for Engineers 
EGNE 1206 Technical Communications
EGNE 1210 Engineering Design Graphics (Design I)

Three credit hours in:
Humanities: ENGL (excluding ENGL 1205); HIST; CLAS; PHIL; RELS; and Modern Languages (excluding spoken language instruction courses) AND/OR Social Sciences: ANTH, POLI, PSYC, and SOCI

Students must declare their discipline by the end of year one.


  1. Environmental Engineering
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Electrical Engineering
  5. Industrial Engineering
  6. Mechanical Engineering
  7. Materials Engineering
  8. Mineral Resources Engineering

Year Two:
The second year curriculum comprises twenty-seven (27) required credit hours for students in all disciplines; and an additional nine (9) credit hours from discipline-specific courses.

Twenty-seven (27) required credit hours:

MATH 2301 Applied Linear Algebra
MATH 2303 Differential Equations I
MATH 2311 Intermediate Calculus
EGNE 2302 Engineering Economics 
EGNE 2303 Thermo-Fluid Engineering I
EGNE 2304 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
EGNE 2307 Engineering Design II
EGNE 2308 Electric Circuits
EGNE 2309 Probability and Statistics for Engineers

Nine (9) credit hours from discipline-specific courses
(Number on right corresponds to discipline, as listed above)

3,8       GEOL 1200 Understanding the Earth
3,6       EGNE 2301 Dynamics
4          EGNE 2305 Digital Logic Circuits
3,6       EGNE 2306 Thermo-Fluid Engineering II
4          EGNE 2311 Circuit Analysis II
1,2,4,5,6,7 EGNE 2400 Engineering and Biospere
1,2,7    EGNE 2401Fundamentals of Process Engineering
1,2,7    EGNE 2402 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
8          Humanities elective

(a) Industrial Engineering discipline (#5) requires two additional EGNE discipline-specific courses at the level of 2300 or above.

(b) Mineral Resources Engineering discipline (#8) requires one additional EGNE discipline-specific course at the level of 2300 or above.

(c) To qualify for the Diploma in Engineering, a student is required to achieve a minimum DGPA of 2.00.

Bachelor of Science with Major in Mathematics and Diploma in Engineering

Students complete Year One and Year Two of the Diploma in Engineering Program as listed above; the minimum number of MATH/CSCI credit hours to satisfy the requirements for a Major in Mathematics (in consultation with the Mathematics Department Chair), plus sufficient electives to complete the one hundred and twenty (120) credit hours required for a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major.

Students wishing to pursue this degree are advised to substitute CSCI 1226 and 1227 or 1228 for ENGE 1204, and consult with the Mathematics Department Chair before registering for any 3000-level mathematics course or EGNE 2309.

Bachelor of Science with Major and Diploma in Engineering

Students who wish to pursue a four year Bachelor of Science degree with Major in another Science and Diploma in Engineering are strongly encouraged to seek advice from the Engineering Academic Advisor.

Bachelor of Science (General) with Diploma in Engineering Requirements:

Students must complete the requirements for the Diploma in Engineering plus:

  •  six (6) credit hours of discipline-specific Other Science courses at 2300 level or above, approved by the Engineering Academic Advisor
  • three (3) credit hours of Other Science electives which may be used to satisfy any prerequisite courses for the approved 6 credit hours in Other Science.
  • six (6) credit hours in Humanities or Social Sciences at 1200 level or above
  • three (3) credit hours of elective courses in Science or Arts

Recommended Discipline-Specific Other Science Courses
(Number on left refers to discipline, as listed above)

1    BIOL: 2324
      ENVS: 2100, 2300, 2310, 3410, 3420, 3430, 3440

2,7 CHEM: 2373, 2312, 2313, 2322, 2332, 2333, 2344, 2345, 3424

3,8 GEOL: 2301, 2302, 2325, 3312, 3313, 3413, 3453
      ENVS: 2100, 2300, 2310, 3410, 3420, 3430, 3440

4    PHYS: 2300, 2400
      CSCI: 2301, 2308, 2327, 2328, 2341, 2342, 2355

5    PSYC: 3327, 3392

6    PHYS: 2300, 2301