Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University has been named as one of the top 3 research departments in Canada and recognized internationally as a leading department in North America. Both its undergraduate and graduate programs have existed for quite some time now thus earning an authentic and canonical touch. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Engineering Chemistry, while its graduate program includes M.A.Sc., M.Eng., PhD degrees.

The graduate students are made to follow a research-centric approach to learning through different forms of teaching such as coursework, thesis and project work, and research seminars. MASc is a research-based, two-year programme consisting of four courses, one seminar and a thesis. The M.Eng. program is academic-based, does not have a funding option and includes 8 courses, while the PhD program is fully research-inclined, funded for four years, includes 4 courses (with a graduate degree) or 8 courses (without a graduate degree), two seminars, a Comprehensive Exam and a thesis.

The department houses research facilities such as the Human Mobility Research Centre and Undergraduate Computer Facility.

The department has a total of 24 full-time working faculty who are the recipients of awards such as :

  • Canadian Forces Decoration – Distinguished Service Medal
  • Metals in the Human Environment – Poster Award
  • Canadian Council of Professional Engineers – Manulife Award
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award

The department has The Chemical Engineering Analytical Facility (ChEAF) which allows students and faculty to conduct research on polymers and is equipped with all the relevant machineries.

The department’s major areas of research include :

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Grafene Integrated Functional Technologies (GIFT) Research Cluster
  • Macro-molecular Science & Technology
  • Process Analytics
  • Optimization & Control
  • Microfluidics
  • Colloids
  • Biosensors and Sustainable Energy Sources
  • Processes, Products & Environmental Remediation.

Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering follows the belief of "Building Partnerships" in terms of fostering a supportive community inclusive of faculty, students, alumni and administration. Through this philosophy, it takes pride in the initiative of  Engineering Forum which is a space of discussion and presentation held weekly to ponder over the emerging research projects and application of civil engineering.

The M.Eng Program constitutes 8-term length courses. Students can take a maximum of 2-term length 400 series courses. The M.A.Sc Program constitutes four-term courses, research and a thesis. The four term courses must conform to the FEAS Graduate Council requirements, that is, four term length graduate courses or their equivalent.

The department has facilities such as The Coastal Engineering Laboratory and The Geoengineering Laboratory.

The faculty board comprises of 19 full-time working faculty who have been recipients of awards such as :

  • International Geosynthetics Society Award and Gold Medal
  • Mirosław Romanowski Medal
  • R.M. Quigley Award
  • Sir John Kennedy Medal
  • Leggett Medal
  • The John B. Stirling Medal of the Engineering Institute of Canada
  • Telford Gold Medal to name a few along with various publications and presentations

It’s major research areas include :

  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Hydrotechnical
  • Structural. 

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is recognized worldwide for its excellence in teaching and research in the said field. It is also known for housing largest graduate program in the faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

In its undergraduate program, it provides degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering while it’s graduate program includes MEng which has the option of Course-Based which requires a minimum of 8 courses and Academic Project Option which includes 6 courses and an academic project, MASC which is a research-centric program and requires completion of a research thesis, a seminar course and 4 term-length graduate-level courses, the department also provides collaborative MASC Program such as Biomedical Engineering and a Masters in Applied Sustainability and PhD which requires a minimum of 4 term-length graduate courses, a two-part comprehensive examination, satisfactory research progress and a thesis. The department has The Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory.

The department has a total of 32 full-time faculty members who have been recipients of awards and prizes such as :

  • Early Research Excellence award
  • Research Achievement Award
  • Distinguished Research Award
  • SERC Discovery Accelerator Award
  • ECE undergraduate teaching award

to name a few along with publications in innumerable journals and ongoing research projects. The department employs students clubs such as The ECE club, Graduate ECE Student Council and Engineering Society of Queen’s University.

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering provides an all-round learning experience by taking into consideration the basics, the facilities are given to the students to hone their theoretical learnings in a practical fashion, the flexible course options to focus on knowledge production on the part of the student and much emphasis is put on the oral and written skills which are constantly worked on through proposals, reports and presentations.

It offers MEng which requires a minimum of eight courses, MASc which requires a minimum of four-term length courses and it’s the duration of completion is two years and a PhD degree in its graduate program.

The department has three laboratories namely:

  • Human Mobility Research Laboratory
  • Queen's Solar Calorimetry Lab
  • Reactor Materials Testing Laboratory

The department has a total of 31-full time working faculty who are recipients of awards and prizes such as :

  • Premier's Research Excellence Award
  • Gunma University of Science and Technology Foundation Award to name a few along with publications in eminent journals

The students of the department also put together a research bulletin in every academic year which showcases the research projects that were conducted during that year. The department also has research fields that actively work towards innovations and research projects such as Energy and Fluid Systems, Biomechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering and Energy and Fluid Systems.


The Department of Mining works towards contributing extensively to the mining industry by producing well-equipped graduates.

It offers BTech program in its undergraduate program which is 12 weeks long and a certificate in mining Technologies while it’s graduate program includes MEng which requires eight-term length courses, MASc which requires a minimum of four-term length courses and PhD which requires a minimum of four-term length courses and a comprehensive exam.

It has 9 laboratories namely:

  • Mechanical and Offroad Robotics Laboratories
  • The instrumentation laboratory
  • Microwave Extraction laboratory
  • The Mineral Processing Laboratory
  • Open Pit Mine Design lab
  • Ore Reserveslab
  • Grade Control lab
  • rock mechanics lab
  • Underground Mine Design lab
  • Ventilation laboratory

The department has 10 full-time working faculty who have been published in various renowned journals. 

Pure Sciences

The University constitutes a school of pure sciences which includes the Department of Physics that offers MSc and PhD degrees in its graduate program. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics divides its undergraduate program among four years while it’s graduate program M.Sc. (Pattern I – Thesis or Pattern II – Project), M.A.Sc. and PhD degrees.

The Department of Chemistry also distributes it’s program in four years while it’s graduate program include M.Sc. or M.A.Sc. degree and PhD course.

The Department of Biology offers :

  • BSc, Honours in Biology Major, Biotechnology SSP, Biology and Mathematics SSP and Biology and psychology SSP for its undergraduate program and a combined BScH/MSc (Biology) program for its graduate course. 
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