About the Faculty of Engineering

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About the Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty currently includes five engineering departments and two schools, and houses three institutes:

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining and Materials Engineering
Urban Planning
Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (ISEAD)
McGill Institute for Advanced Materials (MIAM) (Website: www.mcgill.ca/miam) (established by the Faculties of Engineering and Science)
McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering (MIAE) (Website: www.mcgill.ca/miae)

The Faculty serves approximately 2,800 undergraduate students and 1,060 graduate students in a wide variety of academic programs.

Undergraduate programs leading to professional bachelor's degrees are offered in all Engineering departments. These programs are designed to qualify graduates for immediate employment in a wide range of industries and for membership in the appropriate professional bodies. Additionally, a non-professional undergraduate degree is offered in the School of Architecture for those who plan to work in related fields not requiring professional qualification.

The curricula are structured to provide suitable preparation for those who plan to continue their education in postgraduate studies either at McGill or elsewhere. The professional degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning are offered at the master’s level and are described in the Programs, Courses and University Regulations for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies found at www.mcgill.ca/study.

The academic programs are divided into required and complementary sections. The required courses emphasize those basic principles which permit graduates to keep abreast of progress in technology throughout their careers. Exposure to current technology is provided by the wide variety of complementary courses which allow students to pursue in depth a particular interest. For program details, refer to Academic Programs.

The Engineering Internship Program provides engineering students with the opportunity to participate in four-, eight-, twelve-, or sixteen-month paid work experiences. Details can be found at www.mcgill.ca/careers4engineers/students/internship. In addition, co-op programs are offered in Mining Engineering and in Materials Engineering.

Postgraduate programs leading to master's and doctoral degrees are offered in all sectors of the Faculty. Numerous areas of specialization are available in each of the departments and schools. All postgraduate programs, including the professional degree programs in Architecture and in Urban Planning, are described in the Programs, Courses and University Regulations for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies found at www.mcgill.ca/study.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Mar. 19, 2012) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Engineering—2012-2013 (last updated Mar. 19, 2012) (disclaimer)