Program Overview:

About Engineering

Engineering is a creative and multidisciplinary endeavour that exemplifies human ingenuity at its best. Here at StFX, the history of civilization and the history of engineering are one and the same, and the dedicated Engineering faculty have structured the program around that very idea. Much of the history of civilization is, in effect, the history of engineering, as our creative utilization of resources remains strictly interwoven with our day-to-day lives.   

Why Study Engineering at StFX?

StFX provides a highly acclaimed environment for engineering studies. The first two years of the program are taken at StFX, during which time our students receive a broad-based and balanced education. In addition to engineering, our students engage with computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and more. Small classrooms and a close-knit atmosphere ensure you graduate with an education that allows you to compete for jobs and graduate study opportunities all over the world.  

StFX Engineering graduates acquire the tools they need to complete a Bachelor of Engineering degree – conferred by the Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Students who prefer to attend another University can transfer the credits earned at StFX to any university in Canada as our program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.  

Engineering at StFX offers:  

  • A two-year Diploma in Engineering  
  • A three-year Diploma in Engineering (the same courses spread over three years)  
  • A combination Diploma in Engineering and B.Sc. in physics   

First Year at a Glance

As a first-year engineering student, you will explore components of calculus, physics, chemistry, writing, and more. The result is a varied education that prepares students for the many branches of engineering available to them in the working world. First-year enrolment is also limited to about 60-65 students, and some classes and labs have between 20 to 40 students with the purpose of providing a comfortable learning environment.  

Future Opportunities

Graduates find success in a wide range of engineering sectors, including but not limited to:  

  • Chemical 
  • Civil 
  • Electrical 
  • Environmental 
  • Industrial 
  • Mechanical 
  • Mining Resources 

The career opportunities available to Engineering graduates are diverse and include opportunities, such as:

  • Consultant
  • Engineer
  • Land Developer
  • Pollution Control Specialist
  • Technical Writer

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