Frequently Asked Questions

Why Queen's Engineering

Why Queen’s Engineering?

Queen’s Engineering is a strong, technically rigorous program with impressive stats, including a 91% degree completion rate and 94% employment rate after graduation. Queen’s Engineering is defined by its collaborative and engaged student community, which makes our students well-rounded problem solvers and highly sought-after.

Why is Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program Unique?

Queen's Undergraduate Internship program is a 12–16-month internship opportunity that allows students to test-drive a career and explore their academics further with real-world application of theory.

Students are offered career support from day one, including course-embedded career curriculum and experience opportunities from design teams to projects and more. Students choose where they want to apply, exploring opportunities that meet their skills and interests. With guided support, students develop strong applications, enhanced interview skills, and the ability to network.

Common Year

A common year means that all incoming engineering students take the same courses for the first year. Students are then exposed to different engineering disciplines throughout the year and get a better understanding of the discipline they really enjoy.

Discipline Choice

Students are guaranteed their discipline of choice, provided they pass all their classes and apply in second semester by the given discipline selection deadline (February).
In the winter term, each engineering discipline hosts a presentation night to showcase their discipline to first year students. Each presentation includes appearances by alumni, current students, and professors who discuss courses, projects, career opportunities, student community and more in their respective disciplines.

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Degree Information

Degree Type

Successful students of the Queen’s Engineering program graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc). This is the traditional name for an engineering degree and is equivalent to a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng). Canadian Engineering programs that are Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) accredited, like the Queen’s Engineering program, are comparable.

GPA Required to Graduate

A 1.60 Cumulative GPA is required to graduate. 

Degree Duration

Engineering students have four to six years to complete their undergraduate degree.

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Admissions - Dates, Requirements & How to Apply

Key Dates and Deadlines for Applications (Admissions)

Admission Requirements

How to apply

Application Review Period

Completed applications are reviewed for offers of admission beginning in November and will continue to be reviewed through to May. A response to all applications will be given no later than May.

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Prepare for the Fall

Special Equipment

A scientific calculator is required for the program: Casio 991. Special laptops are not required. Labs have everything students need.

Prepare for the Fall: QEng Prep Program

Designed to help students build skills and confidence as they join the Queen’s Engineering community. This program is exclusive to those who have accepted Queen’s Engineering. We have free self-guided modules in mathematics, physics and chemistry. They are designed to help students review a key concept, theory, or calculation, and provide reinforcement with self-check questions at the end. Learn more about our QEng Prep program.

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Student Support

First Year Contacts

Student Services is the main hub for Queen’s Engineering students. The Student Services Team offers academic counselling, health and wellness services, personal counselling and more. Student Services is located in Beamish-Munro Hall (main engineering building), suite 300.

Lighter Course Load

Some students benefit from taking a reduced course load each year and stretching their degree out from four years to five or six years. Our academic advisors will work with interested students to find a plan that works for them while still meeting academic requirements.

Student Supports

Queen’s Engineering has a peer mentorship program that connects first-year students to upper year students who offer learning strategies, skill sets to manage time, and other useful skills and advice. The Douglas Help Desk is also available as a peer tutoring program that offers after-hours help sessions to groups of first year students.
Queen’s University provides academic accommodations for students with short or long term physical or mental illness.

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Class Structure

Direct Entry: Program Structure

Electrical and Computer Innovation (ECEi)
Mechatronics and Robotics (MRE)

Direct entry students take some of the same courses in the common first year program and courses specific to their discipline.

First Year Courses

First year students are pre-registered for all required courses


Based on their discipline, students begin taking electives in either year 2, 3, or 4.

Class Schedule + Hours

Classes are scheduled between 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, with some evening classes. Students are in class 30 hours a week, with group work and homework taking up an additional 30 hours a week.

For those who have accepted their offer to Queen’s, schedules are available in SOLUS early to mid-July.

Class Sizes

Queen’s Engineering admits approximately 800-1000 students each year to its program. Students are then organized into smaller subsets of 60 students who attend tutorials and labs together throughout the year. Lectures can see anywhere between 200 – 400 students. The small subsets allow students to develop connections with peers that they will see regularly, while larger class sizes allow students to meet new engineering students throughout the year.

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Campus Life

Living and Educational Expenses


Engineering Buildings

Main Engineering Buildings
Beamish-Munro Hall: main study, learning and social hub for Queen’s Engineering students (undergraduate)
Mitchell Hall: study, learning and social hub for Queen’s Engineer students (graduate and undergraduate)

Discipline Specific Buildings
Dupuis Hall: Engineering Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Walter Light Hall: Electrical and Computer Engineering
McLaughlin hall: Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Miller Hall: Geological Engineering
Stirling Hall: Engineering Physics
Ellis Hall: Civil Engineering
Jeffery Hall: Mathematics and Engineering
Goodwin Hall: Mining Engineering

Campus map


Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Beamish-Munro Hall (BMH)
45 Union Street
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6

BMH on a Campus Map

BMH on Google

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