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On this page: Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Bachelor of Software Engineering, Facilities and Learning Opportunities, Contact the Faculty

The world is open to holders of a McGill Engineering degree. You'll find our graduates in every corner of the world, making vital contributions to the success of projects great and small. Our programs qualify you for immediate employment in a wide range of industries, and our extensive internship and co-op programs offer invaluable professional experience before you graduate. Required courses emphasize principles that allow you to stay on top throughout your career, and you'll be exposed to cutting-edge technologies in complementary courses taught by professors who are conducting acclaimed research in fields such as photonics, advanced materials, environmental science, aerospace design, process control, robotics and telecommunications.


B.Eng.: Bachelor of Engineering

In addition to the programs listed below, the Faculty of Engineering's General Engineering major allows students entering on the basis of a high school diploma to pursue a common first year (Year 0) curriculum without having to choose a particular major program at the time of application. The program is designed for high school students with little or no advanced credits or exemptions and spans only one academic year (Year 0). Upon successful completion of its requirements, students will apply for placement and continue in an engineering major program

Bioengineering: The Bioengineering Program will not be implemented this year. An announcement will be made as soon as there are any updates.

Chemical Engineering: Equally based on chemistry, physics and mathematics, the core curriculum prepares students for work in the process industries - including plastics, pulp and paper, chemicals, petroleum, and extractive metallurgy. Problem-solving and experimentation are emphasized.

Civil Engineering: This comprehensive program provides the fundamentals in mechanics and engineering associated with the constructed environment. Students may also study the impact of such construction on the environment.

Computer Engineering: This program provides students with the depth and breadth of knowledge in the hardware and software aspects of computers that are needed to satisfy the growing demand for engineers with a strong background in the latest computer technology.

Electrical Engineering: Students are taught key principles underlying extraordinary advances in computers, microelectronics, automation and robotics, telecommunications, and power systems.

Mechanical Engineering: Stressing mathematics, mechanics, and thermodynamics, this program emphasizes practice in creative design, manufacturing, and experimentation.

Co-op Mining Engineering: Over its long history, this co-operative program has always been noted for the excellent training and practical experience it provides to students in the rapidly changing areas of mining technology, mineral economics, and mining practice.

Co-op Materials Engineering: This co-operative program provides up-to-date training to students in the materials engineering fields and covers industrial operations and technologies associated with resource extraction, processing, fabrication, and materials applications.

B.Sc. (Arch): Bachelor of Science in Architecture

See School of Architecture for more information.

B.S.E.: Bachelor of Software Engineering

Software Engineering: Students are provided with the opportunity to focus their studies on the skills needed to design and develop computer software systems. This emerging field is a major component of the growing Information Technology sector of the global economy.

+ Architecture   
- Architecture   Program  
+ Biomedical Engineering   
- Biomedical Engineering     Minor
+ Chemical Engineering   
- Chemical Engineering   Program  
+ Chemistry   
- Chemistry     Minor
+ Civil Engineering   
- Civil Engineering   Program  
- Construction Engineering and Management     Minor
- Environmental Engineering     Minor
+ Computer Science   
- Computer Science     Minor
+ Economics   
- Economics     Minor
+ Electrical & Computer Engineering   
- Computer Engineering   Program  
- Electrical Engineering Honours Program  
- Software Engineering   Program Minor
+ Engineering   
- Arts     Minor
- General Engineering - Undeclared   Undeclared Major
(Freshman year)
- Technological Entrepreneurship     Minor
+ Management   
- Finance     Minor
- Management     Minor
- Marketing     Minor
- Operations Management     Minor
+ Mathematics and Statistics   
- Mathematics     Minor
+ Mechanical Engineering   
- Mechanical Engineering Honours Program  
- Mechanical Engineering - Aeronautical Engineering   Concentration  
- Mechanical Engineering - Design   Concentration  
+ Mining & Materials Engineering   
- Materials Engineering CO-OP   Minor
- Mining Engineering CO-OP   Minor
+ Parasitology   
- Biotechnology (For Engineering Students)     Minor
+ Physics   
- Physics     Minor


  • McGill Engineering Student Centre: The McGill Engineering Student Centre integrates academic and career advising, housing the Student Affairs Office (SAO), the Career Centre (CC), and the Engineering Peer Tutoring Service located in the Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 22 (Ground Floor).
  • Engineering Microcomputing Facility: The Faculty of Engineering maintains specialized computing and information resources for undergraduates that include high-performance scientific workstations designed around specific uses, such as CAD/CAM, microelectronic design, software engineering, circuit simulation, process control, polymers, structural mechanics and metal processing.
  • The McGill Library includes 13 branch libraries located across the downtown and Macdonald campuses.

Learning outside the classroom

Industrial Practicum (IP): IPs allow undergraduate students in Engineering to gain professional work experience during a 4 month period with employment beginning in January, May, or September. Successful completion of two IPs qualifies students to graduate with the Engineering Internship Program (EIP) designation on their transcript.

Engineering Internship Program (EIP): EIPs allow undergraduate students in Engineering to gain professional work experience during an 8, 12, or 16-month internship while being employed by a participating company beginning in January, May or September. Successful completion of an EIP will be noted on students’ transcripts.

Student Exchange and Study Abroad: The Faculty of Engineering participates in a number of bilateral exchange programs that provide undergraduates with an opportunity to study in Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the US. Applicants must have completed at least one year of study and have maintained an average of 3.0 or better.

Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE): This program offers students opportunities to work closely with a professor on a research project over a 16 week period during the summer. The program provides exposure to the research experience as well as opportunities to learn more about the graduate school experience and about careers in research.

Research centres and institutes

Degrees offered

  • B.Eng.
  • B.Sc. (Arch.)
  • B.S.E.
  • M.Arch. (Professional)
  • M.Eng.
  • M.Sc. (Offered in Civil, Mechanical, Mining & Materials)
  • M.U.P.
  • M.M.
  • Ph.D.

Enrolment - Fall 2013

Canadian 2398
International 874
Male 2462


Canadian 655
International 505
Male 856
Female 304

Contact the Faculty :

Faculty of Engineering
Frank Dawson Adams Building
3450 University Street, Suite 22
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2A7

Tel.: 514 398-7257
information [at] engineering [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

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