Information for Applicants with Post-Secondary Studies
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
DEFINITION OF UPPER-YEAR CANDIDATES
Queen's University has a common first-year in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Candidates applying to transfer from other accredited institutions are considered for upper-year admission if they have completed more than half of the courses taken in the Queen's first-year program. The curriculum includes first-year courses in calculus, physics, chemistry, computing, linear algebra, geology and graphics.
Note for Applicants from Ontario Community Colleges and CEGEPs:
- Applicants from Ontario community college (CAAT) programs are considered for admission into the first-year of the engineering program at Queen's and need to have Ontario 4U mathematics and science prerequisite courses (or equivalents).
- Applicants from CEGEP Engineering Technology programs are considered for admission into the first-year of the engineering program at Queen's and need to have the CEGEP mathematics, physics and chemistry prerequisite courses (Chemistry NYA, NYB; two of Mathematics NYA, NYB, NYC; and two of Physics NYA, NYB, NYC).
- Graduates of technology programs may be granted exemptions for upper-year courses once they choose an engineering degree program after completing the common first-year. CAAT and CEGEP candidates need to apply by the first-year deadline of 1 February.
There are nine degree programs for which upper-year applicants may be considered. Each program offers different options / streams.
Chemical Process Engineering
- Biochemical Engineering (See PROGRAM INFORMATION below.)
General Computer Engineering
- Software Engineering
- See PROGRAM INFORMATION below.
Mineral and Energy Exploration
- Applied Geophysics
Mathematics and Engineering
Control and Communications
Computing and Communications
- Control and Robotics
General (See PROGRAM INFORMATION below.)
- Mineral Processing and Environmental Engineering
- Internship Program:Queen's offers a twelve or sixteen-month work placement, either between second and third year or between third and fourth year. This allows qualified students the opportunity for a work term in a career-related position. See http://appsci.queensu.ca/internship for further information.
- Biochemical / Biomedical Engineering and Environment Engineering are the two streams that are available to students in the Biochemical Engineering Option or Chemical Engineering.
- Engineering Chemistry offers specialization in Advanced Materials, Environmental Chemistry and Biosciences.
- The General Option of Mechanical Engineering offers areas of specialization in Aerospace Engineering, Manufacturing and Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, and Energy and Fluid Systems.
- Environmental specialization can be pursued in the Chemical, Civil, Geological, Mining or Engineering Chemistry degree programs.
- All students entering the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science will be required to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in written English. Within the first four weeks following registration, students must attempt a proficiency test in written English. Students who do not pass this test will have further opportunities to successfully complete it. Students must pass the proficiency test to be eligible for graduation.
THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE
- Applications for upper-year admission must be submitted to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) by 1 June. One of the ten degree programs must be indicated. The on-line application is available at: http://www.ouac.on.ca/.
- Acknowledgement letters, advising what supporting documentation is required, are sent when Undergraduate Admission receives the applications from the OUAC. All documentation requested must be received at Undergraduate Admission by 15 June.
- The Chair of Undergraduate Studies of the department concerned reviews complete applications. The Admission Committee of the Faculty must then approve offers of admission proposed by the department.
- In July an offer of admission and a Statement of Transfer Credit will be sent to candidates whose application has been approved.