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Engineering Physics

Queen's Engineering Physics offers Mechanical, Computing, Electrical and Materials specializations. Courses in Newtonian, relativistic and quantum physics, electricity and magnetism, are combined with advanced mathematics courses and courses in your engineering subject of specialization. Laboratories emphasize electronic and instrumentation skills, and team design projects enable students to put theory into practice.


Careers are found in a myriad of industries and fields, particularly in the high tech industries, consulting and start-up companies. About half of the graduates go on to pursue M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Physics or Engineering at top-ranked institutions in North America and abroad.




  • Automotive and Aerospace
  • Renewable Energy (nuclear, solar, wind, etc.)
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Electronics and Optoelectronics
  • Bio- and Medical Physics
  • Software and Computer Engineering


  • Electrical
  • Computing
  • Materials
  • Mechanical


  • Students 190
  • Masters 12
  • Awarded Degrees 106


Engineering Physics Major Map and Course Calendar
Engineering Physics Major Map
Engineering Physics Major Map

Need help finding your way through Queen’s and beyond? Get major-specific advice on academics, extra-curriculars, networking, international opportunities and career development all in one place. This map provides suggestions - you don’t have to follow all the recommendations. Use it to plan ahead, and find your own way at Queen’s!

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Learn more about the Engineering Physics undergraduate program by exploring the Department of Engineering Physics website.


Career Opportunities

Some of the companies that have hired our grads in the past 10 years:


  • Astra Advanced Ceramics
  • AECL
  • Aeroacoustics Engineering Ltd.
  • Almax Industries
  • Amerada Hess Ltd.
  • Angus Environmental Ltd.
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Atmospheric Environmental
  • Services
  • Avery Dennison
  • B-Con Engineering
  • Bain and Company
  • BC tel
  • Bell Canada
  • Bell Northern Research
  • Booz, Allen and Hamilton
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Brock Telecom
  • Bruce Power
  • CAE Electronics
  • Cambrian Systems
  • Canadair
  • Canadian Hunter Exploration
  • Canadian Microelectronic
  • Candesco Corporation
  • Casero
  • Corp
  • Celestica
  • Chipworks
  • Combustion Engineering
  • Common Data Access Ltd.
  • Coopers and Lybrand
  • Decision Science Applications
  • Defence Research Board
  • Department of National Defense
  • Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
  • Energy Profiles Ltd.
  • Engineering Seismology Group
  • Esso Resources
  • Fluke Electronics
  • Focal Technologies
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Gennum
  • GE Canada
  • GEAC Computers
  • GM of Canada
  • GRB Engineering
  • Hatch Associates
  • IBM
  • ICI Tracerco
  • IMAX Corp
  • Imperial Oil
  • Institute of Ocean Sciences
  • INTEL Corp
  • Intelcan Technosystems
  • Intelliware Development
  • Joint European Taurus
  • Lawrence Livermore Labs
  • Lockhead Martin
  • London Cancer Clinic
  • Lumonics
  • MacDonald Detwiller
  • McQuest Marine
  • MEVEX Corp
  • Microsoft
  • Milltronics
  • Mitel
  • Motorola
  • Muse Research
  • Newbridge Networks
  • Noranda
  • Norpak Corp
  • Northern Telecom
  • Northland Power
  • Nova Corp
  • Novatel Communications
  • NRC
  • National Energy Board
  • Ontario Hydro
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Ortech International
  • Pacific Institute for Advanced
  • Study
  • Paramax Engineering
  • Paterson Grant and Watson
  • Pratt and Whitney Canada
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Quanturn Innovations
  • Raytheon Canada
  • RCA Electro-Optics
  • Revolve Technologies
  • Schlumberger International
  • SEL Canada
  • Shell Canada Research
  • SNC Lavalin Nuclear
  • SPAR Aerospace
  • Sparton of Canada Ltd.
  • Thermazone Engineering
  • Trans Canada Pipelines
  • VICO Indonesia
  • WESCO Distribution Canada
  • Wood Gundy
Graduate Schools

Some of the grad school destinations for our graduates in the past 10 years:


  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology: Applied Physics
  • Carleton: Aerospace
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Cornell: Electrical Engineering
  • Dalhousie University
  • Harvard: Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Imperial College (London): Mechanical Engineering
  • Laval University: Laser Optics
  • London School of Economics
  • Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT): Aerospace, Elect. Eng., Physics
  • McGill: Economics, Comp. Sci., Physics, Medical Physics
  • McMaster: Nuclear Energy, Engineering Science, Medical School
  • Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) Aerospace
  • Pennsylvania State
  • Princeton University
  • Queen's: Physics, Mech. Eng., Comp. Sci., MBA
  • Royal Military College: Nuclear Engineering
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Stanford: Electrical Engineering, Physics
  • UC San Diego
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia (UBC): Physics
  • University of Calgary: Mechanical Engineering
  • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of London
  • University of Miami
  • University of New South Wales (Australia): Physics Education
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Paris
  • University of Regina
  • University of Toronto: Physics, Aerospace, Biophysics, Elect. Eng., Mech Eng.
  • University of Waterloo: Physics
  • University of Western Ontario (UWO): Medical School, Economics
  • Wayne State University: Medical Physics Wisconsin-Madison
  • Yale University
  • York University: Business