Engineering Program

Information for Prospective Students

Why study Engineering?

Engineers seek solutions to a wide range of problems and are driven by a desire to understand how and why things work. Because of this, engineers are crucial to a wide range of processes, products, and disciplines—everything from using your mobile phone to pouring a glass of water from your tap.

Saint Mary’s Diploma of Engineering Opens Doors

Saint Mary’s University offers the first two years of a four-year CEAB-accredited Bachelor of Engineering program. This general, two-year program provides students with a broad knowledge base and solid foundation in engineering science and design, mathematics, natural science, and technical communications.

Students who complete Saint Mary’s two-year Engineering Diploma program have the choice to complete either a Bachelor of Engineering at nearby Dalhousie University or a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering at Ontario’s University of Windsor, in one of the following disciplines:

  • Mechanical
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Industrial
  • Chemical
  • Environmental
  • Mineral Resources

Students can also choose to stay at Saint Mary’s to pursue a Bachelor of Science with Diploma in Engineering.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities in a Community Environment

At Saint Mary’s, our engineering courses are small—most are limited to a maximum of 40 students and our second-year courses average fewer than 30 students—and offer plenty of opportunity for individualized attention and student-professor interaction. Students, professors, and classmates get to know each other on a first-name basis, which makes asking questions and seeking help easy. It also comes in handy as students engage in group projects like the twice-annual Design EXPO & Robot Competition.

Whether it’s modelling and creating student’s own ideas on our 3D printers, testing the strength of student-designed structures, programming automated devices, or disassembling and rebuilding common household items, Saint Mary’s Engineering offers plenty of hands-on design projects and laboratories.

Sample courses offered

  • Engineering Design Graphics (Design I)
  • Engineering Economics
  • Thermo-Fluid Engineering
  • Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
  • Electric Circuits
  • Engineering and Biosphere
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Computer Methods for Engineers

Future career opportunities

  • Electrical engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Chemical engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Mineral resources engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Architect

What our students are saying:

A student sits at a wind turbine in an engineering laboratory

Former Engineering student Stephen Robinson-Enebeli credits the support of his professors with helping him secure national funding for a research project in his first year of study. He conducted research in Dr. Adel Merabet’s wind energy systems lab to determine how pitch and angle may be used to minimize turbine damage caused by strong winds.

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