Admission and Application

Why choose Smith Engineering? An exceptional and supportive community of students, faculty and staff, and unparalleled choice in program selection and career development options. Smith Engineering at Queen's is where future leaders learn, explore and grow in order to take on some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Common First Year + Guaranteed Discipline Choice

OUAC code: QE

Our common core program gives you a full year of engineering fundamentals, while you evaluate which discipline you want to specialize in. At the end of first year, choose what program you want to enter – no caps, no quotas.

You will be able to choose from these 10 programs:


1. Chemical Engineering

Learn to design, control, and optimize energy-efficient, sustainable, and economically viable processes to generate products such as energy, materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and biomedical devices. Queen’s prepares engineers to work on any scale, from mass manufacturing to micro-scale chemical reactions, with specializations in chemical process engineering and biochemical engineering.

Chemical Engineering Program Information

2. Civil Engineering

Learn how to design, plan, and build the structures and systems of our built world while protecting the natural environment to shape society and the world we live in. Civil engineering addresses the present challenges in environmental, geotechnical, hydrotechnical, and structural engineering including those arising from climate change.

Civil Engineering Program Information


3. Computer Engineering

Computer engineers build connections between the virtual and physical worlds. In this program, you will learn to develop and advance the information and communication technology that is changing the way people live and work.

Computer Engineering Program Information

4. Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is a broad discipline that spans from the physical world to the purely information-based world. In this program, you will build on a base of applied mathematics and physics and learn to use the laws of physics that govern electrical systems to design new products and services.

Electrical Engineering Program Information


5. Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Mechanical engineers are needed wherever there are machines or devices - including the human body. Their work covers every stage of design, manufacturing, testing, operation, and research. Queen’s provides the skills needed to excel in the broad field of mechanical engineering, with a general option as well as specializations in biomechanical or materials engineering. 

Mechanical & Materials Engineering Program Information

6. Mining Engineering

Explore the minerals industry and related environmental and technological fields. You’ll study a wide range of disciplines involved in locating, extracting, refining, and disposing of mineral and metal products and by-products – leading to a variety of dynamic career options in a truly global field.

Mining Engineering Program Information


Students with both a scientist’s passion for discovery and an engineer’s drive to design and create find a perfect fit in these Engineering Science disciplines. The programs are demanding, but the payoff is a wide and varied choice of career options.


7. Engineering Chemistry

The only program of its kind in North America, Engineering Chemistry graduates are accredited as both chartered chemists and as professional engineers. Get a strong foundation in two disciplines, covering organic and inorganic chemistry, reactivity, structural determination and molecular materials and focusing on the pillars of chemical diagnostics, alternative energy and process synthesis.

Engineering Chemistry Program Information

8. Engineering Physics

Engineering physics combines the practical skills of engineering with the deep knowledge of a scientist, applying analytical and lateral thinking to modern engineering challenges. Courses in quantum mechanics, laser optics and nanotechnology will help prepare you for an engineering career at the leading edge of technology. You will acquire advanced problem-solving and instrumentation skills, and will be able to apply superior mathematical, analytical and abstract-thinking ability to modern engineering challenges.

Engineering Physics Program Information


9. Geological Engineering

Geological engineers combine core engineering fundamentals with a broad slate of geological knowledge, ranging from geology to geotechnical engineering. You will study physics, chemistry, applied mathematics and natural processes such as earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics and mountain formation. You will also acquire field, laboratory, and computer simulation skills and training in state-of-the-art geological investigation and engineering analysis tools.

Geological Engineering Program Information

10. Mathematics and Engineering

The only Engineering program in North America primarily offered by a mathematics department, Mathematics and Engineering blends engineering with advanced mathematics and provides a rigorous treatment of engineering concepts and ideas. You will learn to analyze and solve engineering problems requiring sophisticated mathematical skills, such as those involving modern communications, control, and mechatronic systems, as well as emerging areas such as artificial intelligence and data science.

Mathematics and Engineering Program Information


Direct Entry Programs

Our common core programs are complemented by two direct entry programs: Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering - Innovation, and Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering.


Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering

OUAC code: QEM

Push the boundaries of intelligent autonomous systems and world-changing technologies, from mobile robotics to control systems to artificial intelligence. This program brings global experts and researchers to the classroom to work with students on hands-on projects in robotics and mechatronics with real-world applications. Shape the program to your specific interests in your final year, specializing in automation, robotics, biomedical engineering, or intelligent systems.

Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering Program Information

Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering - Innovation (CEEE-I)

OUAC code: QEC

Get all the benefits of Queen’s leading Electrical and Computer Engineering programs, with a specialized curriculum starting in your first year that prioritizes entrepreneurship and business skills. All the robust engineering education of our ECE program is paired with team-based learning, networking, and guidance and coaching on business models and innovation development.

Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering - Innovation (CEEE-I) Program Information