All curriculum matters in Smith Engineering at Queen's fall under the purview of the Operations Committee, which is also responsible for admissions, scholarship, and the academic progress of students. Curriculum affairs are generally handled by the Curriculum Chair, with the assistance of the departmental undergraduate chairs and the other members of the Operations Committee.

The primary responsibilities involving curriculum are:

  • to deal with requests from departments seeking approval for new and revised curriculum
  • to exercise due diligence by ensuring curriculum requests satisfy guidelines established by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board


  • Faculty member appointed by the Dean: as Chair
  • Faculty member elected by the Board: as Alternate
  • The Associate Dean (Academic)
  • Faculty members with administrative responsibility for curriculum (typically either an undergraduate chair or curriculum chair) in each engineering program offered by the Faculty


  1. To approve the detailed curricula for the undergraduate degree programs offered in the Faculty which meet the established aims, policies, and regulations of the Faculty Board.
  2. To approve the term, title, course description, general content and weighting of courses offered to undergraduate students in the Faculty within guidelines established by the Board.
  3. To provide a forum for discussion and exchange of information concerning details of courses of interdepartmental concern.
  4. To regularly review the quality of faculty-wide programming and multi-departmental courses, including student outcomes assessment data, and make recommendations for program improvement. 


Dr. Brian Frank
Operations Committee, Curriculum Chair
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact Person & Support

Curriculum/Degree Coordinator, Lindsay Campbell
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Rm. 300, Beamish-Munro Hall
Phone 533-6000 x. 74091