Engineering Program

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With small class sizes and a dedicated team of professors, the engineering program at Saint Mary’s gives students a strong foundation in engineering mathematics, design and technical communication. With a Diploma in Engineering, our students are prepared to complete a Bachelor of Science at Saint Mary’s or continue their studies in mechanical, civil, electrical, computer, industrial, chemical or environmental engineering at Dalhousie or University of Windsor

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

Following your diploma, choose:

Dalhousie University

  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical and Computer
  • Environmental
  • Industrial 
  • Mechanical 
  • University of Windsor
  • Civil 

University of Windsor

Mechanical (Option to specialize in:)

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Environmental
  • General
  • Material