Applied Science Programs

Both Science and Engineering require practitioners with a mastery of science, mathematics and computation.


This gives the two fields much in common. However a scientist uses his or her knowledge to make new discoveries, increasing our understanding of nature. An engineer uses his or her knowledge to design products, processes and structures which serve the needs of society. Both are essential.

Some people want a career which combines elements of both professions, and for them, the four engineering science programs are ideal. Although typically heavy and demanding, these programs open up an unusually wide range of career options. All four are fully accredited.

Engineering Chemistry

Engineering Chemistry is unique in Canada. More than a century old, it offers a strong base in chemistry in combination chemical, biochemical, environmental and/or materials engineering.
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Engineering Physics

Engineering Physics is a popular program, in which the study of physics can be combined with engineering studies in computer, electrical, materials or mechanical engineering.
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Geological Engineering

Geological Engineering has roots more than a century back. An extensive education in geology is combined with studies in mineral exploration, geotechnical engineering, geo-environmental engineering or applied geophysics.
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Mathematics and Engineering

Mathematics and Engineering is another program which is unique in Canada. Students acquire a strong base in applied mathematics in parallel with studies in controls and communication, computing engineering, applied mechanics, structural engineering or chemical process engineering.
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