Engineering education is ready for its next leap forward – and Smith Engineering is ready to lead the way.

The Stephen J.R. Smith Engineering Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen's University is poised to establish a more humanistic approach to engineering that ensures our students are prepared to meet the challenges that face our world; understanding and reflecting on engineering’s impact on people and how they live, as well as our natural environment and resources.

Smith Engineering will lead this transformation in engineering education through significant and deliberate changes that address three areas that challenge engineering educators around the globe:

  • We will intensify research impact and develop solutions to the grand challenges facing the world.
  • We will push the frontiers of education toward a more humanistic approach to engineering that addresses today’s digital, diverse, global and rapidly changing society.
  • We will foster a diverse and inclusive community, ensuring the creation and support of a diverse talent base amongst students, staff, and faculty.

The product of consultation with the entire Smith Engineering community – faculty, staff, students, and alumni – this plan is the roadmap for a transformation in engineering that prepares us for the great challenges of tomorrow.