"The Mathematics and Engineering graduate program at Queen's University is truly one of a kind, offering a unique mathematical perspective on engineering and applied science and preparing students for a range of careers, from academia to industry. The quality of research at Queen's is exceptional, and the superb instruction and range of courses offered provide for a great learning and working environment. The program provided me with a strong mathematical background, which I have found invaluable for investigating real world engineering and applied science problems.
I have had experience in both academia and industry, and have consistently found my experience at Queen's indispensable.
Jeff Calder, MSc 2010
The combined programs in Mathematics and Engineering are ideally suited for students interested in a mathematical perspective on engineering. Students may enrol through either the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science or the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students enrolling through the Faculty of Applied Science, while receiving their degree from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, will receive an Engineering graduate degree, and so will have the same career options available to them as graduates from standard Engineering graduate programmes. Graduate students in Mathematics and Engineering come from a variety of backgrounds: mathematics; applied mathematics; electrical engineering; mechanical engineering.
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Many areas of engineering benefit greatly from their interaction with Mathematics and/or Statistics. Thus the presence of an Engineering group in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is natural.
Career paths – employment opportunities
Graduates from the Mathematics and Engineering programs have gone on to rewarding careers in industry, finance and academia.
M.Sc.: 18-24 months
M.A.Sc.: 18-24 months
Ph.D.: 4 years
Method of Completion
M.Sc. Pattern I & M.A.Sc.: Course work and a research thesis
M.Sc. Pattern II.: Course work and research project
Ph.D.: Course work, comprehensive exam and research thesis
Research in Mathematics and Engineering and Applied Mathematics takes place in the broad areas of communication and information theory, control theory, signal processing and various fields in applied mathematics. It is extremely important to contact potential supervisors in advance. In most cases students will receive funding from their research supervisor and so the support of a supervisor is crucial for gaining admission.
Selim Akl - email@example.com
Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Parallel Computing, Biomedical Computing, Unconventional Computation
Fady Alajaji - firstname.lastname@example.org
Information and communication theory, data compression, joint source-channel coding, error control codes
Gunnar Blohm - email@example.com
Artificial neural networks, Neuronal spike coding, Clifford algebra (dual quaternions), Bayesian statistics, Systems identification and control theory, Large-scale spiking neuronal models, Sensory-motor neuroscience
Steven Blostein - firstname.lastname@example.org
Signal processing for communications, wireless communications, detection and estimation theory
Saeed Gazor - email@example.com
Signal Processing, Adaptive filters, Array Signal Processing, Speech Processing, Image Processing, Wireless Communication Systems, Information Theory
Bahman Gharesifard - firstname.lastname@example.org
Distributed optimization and control, game theory, learning, geometric control theory
Mark Green - email@example.com
Bridge-vehicle dynamics, repair of structures with fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) materials, prestressing applications of FRP materials, fire resistance of structures, smart and adaptive materials for structures, control of structural vibrations
Martin Guay - firstname.lastname@example.org
Control theory, Process Control, Applied Statistics
Andrew Lewis - email@example.com
Geometric mechanics, geometric control theory
Tamas Linder - firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications, source/channel coding, data compression, information theory; statistical pattern recognition
Abdol-Reza Mansouri - email@example.com
Nonlinear control theory, image processing
Jim McLellan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nonlinear control, modelling of nonlinear chemical processes, measures of nonlinearity
Andrew Pollard - email@example.com
Turbulence and fluid dynamics, numerical analysis, high performance computing
Glen Takahara - firstname.lastname@example.org
Communication theory, communication networks, queueing theory
David Thomson - email@example.com
Solar oscillations and space physics, cellular phone systems, signal processing, special functions
Serdar Yuksel - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stochastic and decentralized control, information theory, applied probability
M.Sc. & M.A.Sc.: Up to $21,750 a year
Ph.D.: $21,750 minimum per year funding packages can consist of teaching and/or research assistantships, internal and external awards. We encourage all applicants to apply for support through external granting agencies.
Master’s programs: 4 year Bachelor’s degree (Honours preferred) with a minimum B+ average in the third and fourth years.
Doctoral program: Master’s degree with a minimum B+ average in all courses, demonstrated research potential and clear interests.
NB: Applicants applying to complete their degree through the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science should normally have an undergraduate engineering degree.
In addition to completing an application form and providing transcripts and letters of recommendation applicants are asked to provide the following:
- List of relevant courses taken. Provide a description of the courses taken in mathematics, statistics, or related areas in the third year and beyond. The list should include titles and authors of textbooks used and chapters/topics covered.
- Sample of written work. Applicants to the doctoral program should submit a copy of the abstract of their Master’s thesis. Applicants to a Master’s program should submit a copy of their fourth year thesis or project, if applicable.
Those applicants whose native languages do not include English will be required to obtain a satisfactory standing in an English Language Proficiency Test as part of the application process.
Key Dates and Deadlines
Application Deadline: There is no deadline to apply for admission, but applicants are encouraged to apply early in order to receive full consideration for financial support