Discipline Nights

Discipline Nights - 10 Disciplines. One Path. Your Choice. January 15-28, 2021

Exclusive to first-year students

The 9-day series will provide an insightful preview into all 10 disciplines. Attendees will get the opportunity to hear directly from professors, current students and alumni about program streams, job prospects, the student community, course load/structure and more. By the end of the series, first year students will get a better understanding of their interest area.

Discipline Nights is scheduled January 13 – 27, 2022. Discipline selection opens in SOLUS from February 1 – 21, 2022. Discipline choice is guaranteed if students pass their courses and apply by the deadline (February 21).

If you have any questions, please e-mail engineering.events@queensu.ca.

Recordings Now Available

Please click here to view video recordings.

1. You must have a Queen’s University email address to access videos
2. Recordings are approx. 60 – 90 minutes (incl. Q&A)

Draw Prize Winners

Discipline Night Draw Prize
Individual winner each night

$25 Starbucks Gift Card
Geological Engineering
Mining Engineering
Civil Engineering
Engineering Chemistry
Chemical Engineering
Mathematics and Engineering
Engineering Physics
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Andrew Deng
Sarnai Munkhzul
Harishan Jehan
Alexa Kormany
Harishan Jehan
Elly Jones
Dermott Duggan
Michael Borg
Rishabh Tamhane

Grand Draw Prize: 9 nights
Individual who attended all nine nights

$200 Amazon Gift Card
All 9 Nights

Kelly Oliphant

If you are one of our winners, please email, engineering.events@queensu.ca to retrieve your prize!

  • Geological Engineering January 13 | 7:00 pm (EST) | Zoom

    Geological Engineering is the interface between human endeavour and the natural world. Any engineering project that interacts with the Earth or Earth materials requires the input of Geological Engineers, using the combined foundations of physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and other science and engineering fields. Geological Engineers use geomechanics, geophysics, geochemistry and many other exciting tools to develop innovative engineering solutions at all scales, e.g., for natural hazards, mineral and energy resources, environmental contamination, groundwater resources, infrastructure, and sustainable development. During this orientation session we hope to convey breadth and quality of this engineering program and the diverse careers open to Queen’s Geological Engineers.

  • Mining Engineering January 17 | 7:00 pm (EST) | Zoom
    Mining Engineering

    Cutting-edge technology, high-end equipment, automation, robotics, advanced analytics, modeling, and processing are required to solve the complex problems of extracting, recovering, recycling and reusing the raw materials necessary to improve our standard of life in a safe and sustainable manner, and create a positive social impact. The Mining Engineering program deals with these problems by providing a broad knowledge base on all aspects related to the mining industry, from the geological resources to the final products, with attention to the life cycle of products in the context of the circular economy. In this presentation you will learn about the student experience, meet the Mining Engineering Department team, and attend a virtual tour of a mine.

  • Civil Engineering January 18 | 7:00 pm (EST) | Zoom

    Civil Engineers are responsible for the planning, design, construction, and management of the built environment and infrastructure systems that provide essential services to human life. This system is the nation’s buildings and bridges, power producing plants, water supply systems, coastal areas, our homes, and so much more. Civil Engineers are also responsible for the compatibility of the infrastructure with the natural environment: the ground, water, and air. Consequently, Civil Engineers are at the forefront of the fight against climate change and are developing innovative solutions to ensure our built environment and infrastructure systems are both sustainable and resilient. The Department of Civil Engineering at Queen's trains broadly-educated Civil Engineers with strong foundations in a wide variety of sub-disciplines and excellent professional skills. In this presentation, you will learn more about what it means to be a civil engineer, potential career opportunities in the field, and the student experience in the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen’s!

  • Engineering Chemistry January 19 | 7:00 pm (EST) | Zoom
    Engineering Chemistry student

    Join us for an overview of Engineering Chemistry, the only program in North America whose graduates qualify for accreditation as both an Engineer and a Chartered Chemist. Learn how our students apply organic, analytical and electrochemistry to design technologies that address the United Nations Strategic Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Chemical Engineering January 20 | 7:00 pm (EST) | Zoom

    Can you imagine a career in chemical engineering? Chemical Engineering is a broadly based engineering discipline, which combines the study of mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology, with engineering science, design, and economics. Chemical Engineers develop new advanced materials and design the processes that convert raw materials into value-added products. Join us on Jan 20th as we give you an insider’s perspective into our program. UG Chair, Dr. Xiang Li will highlight the importance of chemical engineering, describe job prospects, salaries and introduce CHE1 and CHE2 options. You will have a better understanding of curriculum structure, course load, career paths and research trends. We hope you can join us for an insightful and engaging night!

  • Mathematics and Engineering January 24 | 7:00 pm (EST) | Zoom

    The Chair of Undergraduate Studies for Mathematics and Engineering (Professor Yuksel) will give a thorough overview of the Mathematics and Engineering program, detailing what makes it stand out on the Engineering landscape, and highlighting its unique strong points in preparing for graduate school as well as careers in industry. This will be followed by short presentations by recent Mathematics and Engineering alumni currently enrolled in top graduate schools in North America or working in top industries. Finally, a question/answer session will conclude the evening.

  • Engineering Physics January 25 | 7:00 pm (EST) | Zoom
    Engineering Physics

    Engineering Physics prepares students for careers in tomorrow's technology. In the EngPhys program, you take engineering applications courses with either Mechanical, Materials, Electrical, or Computer engineering students, and Physics courses with Physics students. In addition, you take dedicated Engineering Physics courses with your peers. You get a deeper understanding of the mathematics, the physics and the sophisticated experimental techniques that allow engineering technology to function. This is a fully accredited program that helps you solve engineering problems with a multidisciplinary expertise. The best thing about our program is the people - the students, faculty and staff work together to support and learn. In the orientation event, we'll have an overview of the program, a description of what sorts of careers our recent graduates have taken and have lots of opportunities to ask questions in small groups with current students and recent grads. Our guest speaker will be a recent EngPhys alumnus, who will describe what it was like to be in EngPhys and how it prepared them for their career.

    Agenda Snapshot
    • Welcome: Prof. Rob Knobel, Department Head
    • The Eng. Phys. Program: Prof. Jun Gao, Undergraduate Chair
    • Careers of recent grads: Prof. Marc Dignam
    • Guest speaker: Dr. Ellen Schelew (Sc'09)
    • Breakout room discussions with Guest Speaker and current Engineering Physics students and Profs..

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering January 26 | 7:00 pm (EST) | Zoom

    The fields of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering encompass many areas of prime importance in today’s technological world that range from nanotechnology to computer chips to wireless systems to artificial intelligence to electric vehicles and green power generation. All industries throughout the economy have a need for information and computer technology (ICT) and thus it is not a coincidence that the most valuable companies in the world are in the ICT sector. The ECE Department’s First Year Discipline Night event will feature presentations from faculty, current students and alumni from the Electrical Engineering and the Computer Engineering programs. The faculty presentations will cover the fundamental and advanced subject areas that students in each program will learn about. Student presentations will focus on the experiential aspects of the programs, design projects and industrial internships. Closing the event are presentations from our alumni about the exciting career opportunities that await our graduates.

  • Mechanical and Materials Engineering January 27 | 7:00 pm (EST) | Zoom

    The orientation session for the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) will start with a talk that gives an overview of the department followed by a former student’s perspective on choosing the right discipline for you. MME prides itself on being a leader in project-based, team-oriented and hands-on learning. The Queen’s Mechanical Engineering curriculum provides a solid foundation in the basic engineering sciences of solid mechanics and dynamics, materials engineering, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. With a common 2nd year, mostly common 3rd year and design and technical electives in the 4th year, it is a well-rounded program with opportunity to focus in one of 3 options: General, Materials or Biomechanical. An internship with QUIP fits easily after 3rd year with a wide variety of companies looking for our students.