The Dual Degree Plan allows students to work toward two degrees at the same time. The primary degree plan is an Engineering degree (Bachelor of Applied Science - BASc), and the secondary degree plan is an Arts and Science degree (General degree). The Faculty of Arts and Science offers many degree programs that can be combined with an Engineering degree as dual degrees. All Arts and Science degrees are General Degrees.

Up to a maximum of 60.0 units from the Engineering degree can be applied to the Arts and Science degree, which means that the student will only have to complete 30.0 additional units to obtain their Arts and Science degree. It typically takes an extra year to complete a dual degree.

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Admission Requirements

Entry to the Dual Degree Plan requires a minimum of one successful year of full-time study in the Engineering program. Students must be in good academic standing to apply for admission. Good academic standing means a cumulative GPA of 2.60 or higher, depending on the program.

How to Apply

Students must apply for admission into the Dual Degree Plan on an internal application form through the Admission Services Office. Please see Admission Regulation 6, which outlines requirements for acceptance to a dual degree in Arts & Science.

Students must register for the additional Arts and Science secondary degree courses under their Arts and Science degree plan. For example, when dual degree students register on SOLUS they will have to select the specific degree plan first, and then select the courses that will be applied to that degree.

It is advisable for students to apply for admission into the Dual Degree Program in the second or third year of their BASc because it will allow for more time to effectively plan the two degrees.

Application Deadlines

Summer Entry: April 1
Fall Entry: June 1
Winter Entry: December 1
Application Fee is $100.00 payable at the time of submission.

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Additional Program Information

Any 'extra' Arts and Science courses that were completed under the Engineering degree, but are not required for the Engineering degree, cannot be transferred over to the Arts and Science degree.

Additional courses required for the Arts and Science degree must all be completed at Queen's. The student will be charged Arts and Science course fees for the courses registered under the Arts and Science degree.

Students will receive a separate diploma for each degree program they complete, and they must apply to graduate for each degree program.


Micheline Johnston

First-Year Advisor