Queen's has a rich and varied history in engineering and applied physics. Research in the group covers a wide range of topics, with the common theme of using basic science and physics to improve the quality of life and to solve current or future problems facing people both in Canada and worldwide.
This research spans areas of photonics, quantum information technology, medical physics, non-destructive evaluation, materials physics, electronic device physics, and plasma physics.
Most of our faculty are registered engineers and many have worked in industry and start-up companies.
For more details on the EAP go to:
Application Deadline: February 15th for greater funding opportunities, but you may apply at any time.
Notification of acceptance maximum 4 weeks after receipt of full application.
" Nanorobots, carbon nanotube sensors, quantum computers and microfluidic cell sorters: I’m fascinated by the possible applications of new technologies like these and I also love learning how they work down to the most fundamental level. The Engineering Physics graduate program at Queen's allows me to combine these two interests. In my study of nano-electromechanical systems, I can continue learning about the strange and wonderful world of quantum mechanics while acquiring practical technical skills in the design of devices that may someday improve an aspect of our lives.
For a select group of students (2-5 per year), we allow accelerated entry to the Ph.D. program after one year in the Master’s program.
We encourage you to identify an area of research interest and contact a potential supervisor before applying.
Engineering & Applied Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Basic Funding Package (teaching assistantship, internal fellowships, bursaries and supervisor support):
We encourage you to apply for additional funding through external scholarships (NSERC, OGS, etc.). Entering graduate students who win federal government tri-council awards are automatically provided a $5,000 top-up award by Queen’s.
For international students, if required, a TOEFL total score of at least 580 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.
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