Interested in becoming a graduate student at Smith Engineering? Learn more about the admissions process and what Queen’s offers MASc, MEng, and PhD students in our Research & Graduate Studies section.

Research Based Programs

Master of Applied Science (MASc)

These two-year programs provide students with an opportunity to work under the mentorship of a leading engineering researcher to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills that are in high demand in today’s economy.

Doctoral (PhD)

The highest degree sought after by leading practitioners, researchers, and educators. The requirements for completion are four term courses beyond the master’s degree, a comprehensive examination and a successfully defended thesis.

Professional/Coursework Programs

Master of Engineering (MEng)

The Master of Engineering (MEng) is a one-year, coursework-based program that is designed for engineering graduates who want to enhance their technical and professional skills to have a competitive edge in today’s job market.

Graduate Diploma (GDip)

A Graduate Diploma may be a stand-alone credential, or it may be part of a laddered set of programs leading to a master's degree. Admission to a Queen's GDip program requires an undergraduate degree as a prerequisite.

Programs by Discipline


Chemical Engineering

Make a difference in the world through research that captures your curiosity. As a graduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with our internationally recognized researchers. We prioritize discovery, strong supervisor-student connections, and interdisciplinary partnerships.

MEng, MASc, PhD

Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering focuses on internationally recognized research and nationally respected service to industry and society. Graduates of our programs come away with an advanced understanding of state-of-the-art and state-of-practice within selected areas of the natural environment and infrastructure.

MEng, MASc, PhD


Electrical and Computer Engineering

With collaborative research opportunities, a strong sense of community between faculty and students, and exceptional teaching and research, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering prepares you to excel in your graduate studies. We offer research-oriented doctoral and master’s programs, including our unique Master of Applied Science in Artificial Intelligence. Our students graduate as experts in their field with strong technical and academic skills.

MEng, MASc, MASc in AI, PhD

Engineering and Applied Physics

Queen’s University collaborative graduate programs in engineering and applied physics. Research is centred around themes that use basic science and physics to improve quality of life and to solve current or future problems facing people both in Canada and worldwide. This research spans areas of photonics, quantum information technology, medical physics, non-destructive evaluation, materials physics, electronic device physics and plasma physics.



Geological Engineering

Continue your research at one of North America's premier Earth Science Departments. Queen's is one of Canada's oldest and highest-ranked universities where you can work with world-renowned scientists and engineers. Our graduate programs offer extensive fieldwork programs on six continents, generous student stipends, world-class research facilities, and in many cases, industry collaboration.


Mathematics and Engineering

Many areas of engineering benefit greatly from their interaction with Mathematics and/or Statistics! Graduate students in Mathematics and Engineering come from a variety of backgrounds: mathematics; applied mathematics; electrical engineering; mechanical engineering.



Mechanical and Materials Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering provides diverse opportunities for graduate studies in fundamental and applied research in all areas of mechanical engineering. Offering both research and professional-based graduate programs, we prepare our graduate students to achieve their full academic and research potential.

MEng, MASc, PhD

Mining Engineering

Our students and researchers are critical in moving the mining industry forward to meet the global economy and rapidly evolving technology. Working closely with industry partners, our faculty and students work to improve the efficiency, sustainability, safety, and cost of mining operations.
Our graduate programs are designed to produce engineers and specialists qualified to assess, design, and operate both underground and open-pit mines; to design and operate complex processing plants; and evaluate and maintain the mechanical equipment used in mining or processing facilities. Our graduate programs focus on the broader field of excavation and processing of ore to obtain the mineral products our society relies on.

MEng, MASc, PhD


Social Performance Management in the Extractive Industries

Online courses offered

Social Performance Management in the Extractive Industries (SPMEI) is an online self-paced graduate diploma program that supports collaboration between communities and extractive industries.


Collaborative Programs

Collaborative programs involve more than one department for multidisciplinary research. Students must enrol in and meet the admission requirements of their home department.

UNENE - Nuclear Engineering (University Network of Excellence)

Jointly offered with other Ontario universities

UNENE is an industry-university partnership which supplies highly-qualified graduates, supports nuclear research and creates respected university-based experts. Research and education are the two tools used in this mission. The UNENE Master’s of Engineering (MEng) is the formal academic degree offered through the program.





GeoEngineering encompasses a range of geotechnical and geoenvironmental problems of concern to civil, mining and geological engineers and applied scientists, enabling the management of the soil, rock and groundwater environment.


Applied Sustainability


The CMAS program exposes students to the implementation of sustainable engineering solutions within the context of broader sustainability theory.

MEng, MASc


Biomedical Engineering


The departments of chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering are formally collaborating to support a new graduate biomedical engineering program that allows graduate students to access courses and co-supervisors in each department, as well as courses in Anatomy, Cell Biology and Biochemistry.