Bachelor of Engineering
What's special about a McGill Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)?
Innovative, adaptable and bold—these are the strengths that characterize McGill University’s Faculty of Engineering. The contacts you make at the McGill Faculty of Engineering last a lifetime; the knowledge and skills that you acquire provide limitless opportunities.
McGill Engineering is known for the expertise of its professors, the talent of its students, the exceptional quality of its teaching and research, and the contributions of its alumni. Our Faculty is also a leader ― within McGill and across Canada ― in encouraging interdisciplinary, inter-Faculty and inter-institutional approaches to problem solving. Through a challenging curriculum, students in the McGill Faculty of Engineering acquire a strong foundation in science and technology and develop valuable interpersonal and teamwork skills. All programs provide a strong background in math, basic sciences, engineering science, design and complementary studies. Furthermore, being located in the heart of Canada’s most culturally diverse city is a perfect setting to prepare students and professors for work in the global economy.
The Faculty of Engineering offers undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degrees in Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, as well as co-op programs in Materials Engineering and Mining Engineering.
How is the B. Eng. structured?
Over the course of 3.5 to 4 years (U1, U2, U3 and U4), students will complete a 97 to 123-credit degree (depending on the engineering program). For students from high schools outside Quebec, a 30-credit freshman year (called U0) will be added at the start of your studies.
If you will be completing advanced level course work (such as International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement (AP), Advanced Levels, and/or university courses) you may receive advanced standing credit for all or part of the U0 year.
The B.Eng. programs are all accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) of Engineers Canada and fulfil the academic requirements for admission to the provincial engineering professional organizations. As such, each program has its own course requirements and structure. To view detailed program outlines, click here.
When do I declare my program of study?
At the time of application, you will be required to apply to a specific Engineering Department: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering (Co-op), and Mining Engineering (Co-op).
Enhance your B.Eng. Degree!
The Engineering Career Centre, an integral part of the McGill Engineering Student Centre (MESC), will provide you with opportunities to gain career-related experience through internships; start your own business; connect with employers; learn about various career paths; develop your job search skills; and more.
We encourage students to acquire relevant work experience during the course of their studies. Internships/industrial practicums are paid, full time work terms conducted in a field related to your studies. Full time engineering undergraduate students can participate in 4, 8, 12 or 16 month internships. These internship terms allow you to develop communication and employment skills, network in the marketplace, and acquire practical knowledge to help you make informed choices about your career options.
Exploring your entrepreneurial side through student clubs, coursework and by starting your own business also offers unique and exciting challenges. At McGill there are several opportunities to receive funding, mentorship and guidance.