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精童欲女鈥檚 Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering program focuses on engineering design as an engineering discipline in itself. Sustainable design engineers are problem solvers. They use design skills, engineering knowledge, math and science to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to modern-day problems. A sustainable solution is one in which all factors and stakeholders are considered. It goes beyond just providing an efficient, attractive, on-time, and on-budget solution. It also cares about how such goals are achieved and about its impact on people, the environment and society. 

Our program provides students with a solid technical foundation which supports the development of their design skills. Just as important, though, the program also provides the professional skills necessary to succeed as a professional engineer. To achieve this, we have created a unique and innovative design clinic model that is integrated throughout all years of the program. In the design clinics, students are immersed in hands-on, experiential learning while working on real projects for a wide range of external partners from the community, municipalities, government, industry and others.

"With hard work and attention to detail, you can conquer every obstacle you face."

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精童欲女 engineering student Yvan in the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering building lab
精童欲女 engineering student Yvan in the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering building
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精童欲女 engineering student Yvan in the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering building lobby

Meet Yvan, Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering graduate (Class of 2023). Originally from Mauritius, Yvan had always wanted to come to Canada for university, and discovered 精童欲女's Engineering program was a perfect match.


Focus areas

In addition to fundamental science, engineering science and mathematics courses, students are required to develop skills in engineering design, communication, analysis, project management, professional ethics and more. With a solid grounding in these fundamentals, students in Program Years 3 and 4 can enhance their technical knowledge by choosing elective courses in one of the following focus areas:

Sustainable energy

With a strong interdisciplinary background in engineering design, strengthened by solid professional and technical skills, our graduates are well-positioned to work in a diverse range of industry sectors such as:

  • bio and food processing
  • robotics
  • industrial automation
  • aerospace
  • automotive
  • advanced manufacturing
  • sustainable and alternative energy
  • marine applications

... and many others. Our graduates also pursue careers in research and development by enrolling in graduate programs either here at 精童欲女 or at other schools. Some of our graduates move on to medical school and some even start their own companies.

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Our student experience

You'll draw on the experience of your classmates, other senior students, professors, and knowledgeable industry experts to solve real-world problems for partners representing all industries and sectors.

First-year students are introduced to design engineering in an intimate, activity-oriented, project-based environment. Dedicated faculty members work closely and interactively with clusters of students to solve design problems in a controlled environment for community organizations and private enterprises. 

Second-year students work on projects related to mechanical and/or electrical design using the same iterative design process experienced during their first year, but with the increased responsibility of ongoing partner consultations, reporting requirements, design drawings, analysis, and prototype development.

Third year students鈥 projects shift to industry projects that involve designing and building functioning prototypes and conducting in-depth quality analysis, to produce industry-sponsored prototypes capable of deployment for testing in an actual industrial environment.

Fourth-year students work on projects that involve the design and optimization of systems in a wide variety of applications related to bioresources, sustainable energy, and mechatronics. These projects have the potential for higher quality design, prototypes, patents, and, in some cases, commercialization. 

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Course Structure
Course Sequence Options

Note: Current 精童欲女 students should refer to Student Planning in my精童欲女 and the 精童欲女 Academic Calendar governing their entry year, and speak to an academic advisor about course requirements. The course structure presented for this program is a recommended, unofficial progression for prospective students.

The following core design clinic courses must be taken in succession to support the students鈥 developing skills.

Community Design Program
Engineering 1210鈥擡ngineering Communications
Engineering 1220鈥擡ngineering Analysis

Junior Design Clinic
Engineering 2210鈥擡ngineering Projects I
Engineering 2220鈥擡ngineering Projects II

Senior Design Clinics
Engineering 3710鈥擯roject-Based Professional Practice I
Engineering 3720鈥擯roject-Based Professional Practice II
Engineering 4710鈥擯roject-Based Professional Practice III
Engineering 4720鈥擯roject-Based Professional Practice IV

The following are the course requirements for the Sustainable Design Engineering degree which can be taken over a four-year or a five-year course plan. Refer to the individual course matrices for the course sequencing for each of these plans:  

Please note that a 60% minimum grade is required in each of the following courses to proceed to the next course: Engineering 1210, 1220, 2210, 2220, 3710, 3720 and 4710. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor early in the program to review course selection.


Credit Hours

Engineering 1210鈥擡ngineering Communications*


Engineering 1220鈥擡ngineering Analysis


Engineering 1230鈥擡ngineering Mechanics I: Statics


Engineering 1250鈥擬aterials Science


Engineering 1310鈥擟omputer Programming with Engineering Applications


Engineering 1340 鈥 Engineering Mechanics II: Dynamics


Engineering 1410鈥擲ustainability in Engineering Design


Engineering 2130鈥擲tatistics for Engineering Applications


Engineering 2210鈥擡ngineering Projects I


Engineering 2220鈥擡ngineering Projects II


Engineering 2310鈥擲trength of Materials


Engineering 2360鈥擬aterials, Mechanics, and Manufacturing


Engineering 2610鈥擳hermo Fluids I: Thermodynamics


Engineering 2620鈥擳hermo Fluids II: Fluid Mechanics


Engineering 2810鈥擡lectric Circuits


Engineering 2830鈥擠igital Logic Design


Engineering 3220鈥擡ngineering Measurements


Engineering 3270鈥擬achines & Automatic Controls


Engineering 3430鈥擳echnology Management and Entrepreneurship


Engineering 3630鈥擳hermo Fluids III: Heat Transfer and Thermodynamic Cycles


Engineering 3710鈥擯roject-Based Professional Practice I


Engineering 3720鈥擯roject-Based Professional Practice II


Engineering 3810鈥擲ystems Engineering


Engineering 3820鈥擲ystem Dynamics with Simulation


Engineering 4210鈥擣acilitated Study & Experimental Practice


Engineering 4710鈥擯roject-Based Professional Practice III


Engineering 4720鈥擯roject-Based Professional Practice IV


Engineering 4850鈥擟omputational Methods for Engineering Design


One (1) introductory engineering focus area elective**


Three (3) engineering focus area electives**


Chemistry 1110鈥擥eneral Chemistry I


IKE 1040 鈥 Indigenous Teachings


Mathematics 1910鈥擲ingle Variable Calculus I


Mathematics 1920鈥擲ingle Variable Calculus II


Mathematics 2610鈥擫inear Algebra


Mathematics 2910鈥擬ultivariable and Vector Calculus


Mathematics 3010鈥擠ifferential Equations


精童欲女 1010鈥擶riting Studies


One (1) complementary studies elective***


One (1) complementary studies or science elective***




* Engineering 1210 satisfies the intensive writing course requirement.
** Four engineering focus area electives are required. The first of these must be the introductory elective course in either Mechatronics (ENGN 3340), Sustainable Energy (ENGN 3440), or Bio-Resources (ENGN 3540) The remaining three engineering focus area electives can be selected from any of the elective courses listed below depending on availability. At least one of the engineering focus area electives must be at the 4000 level.
*** Complementary studies courses are any non-engineering or non-science courses.

Engineering Focus Area Electives
Engineering 3370鈥擬echatronic System Integration and Interface Design
Engineering 3380鈥擱eal-time Embedded Systems
Engineering 3390鈥擨ntroduction to Mechatronic Computer-Aided Product Development, Modelling and Simulation
Engineering 3450鈥擶ind and Water Power
Engineering 3460鈥擲olar Energy and Electricity Storage
Engineering 3490鈥擟hemical Energy Conversion
Engineering 3570鈥擡ngineering Applications of Biological Materials
Engineering 3580鈥擲oil Mechanics
Engineering 4310鈥擜dvanced Fabrication Techniques and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
Engineering 4320鈥擟ontrol System Design
Engineering 4330鈥擨nnovations in Biomedical Engineering
Engineering 4350鈥擜dvanced Robotic Dynamics and Control
Engineering 4370鈥擣luid Power Control
Engineering 4410鈥擬acro Energy Systems
Engineering 4440鈥擜dvanced Energy Storage
Engineering 4450鈥擣luid Loads on Energy Structures
Engineering 4470鈥擬icro Grids
Engineering 4510鈥擥eoinformatics in Bioresources
Engineering 4530鈥擣undamentals of Agricultural Machinery
Engineering 4550鈥擝iotechnological Processes
Engineering 4830鈥擝iomedical Signal Processing
Engineering 4840鈥擲ustainable Technology Development and Commercialization

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Admissions Criteria
What's Required for Engineering Admission?

For High School Applicants

Successful completion of Grade 12 examinations in a University Preparatory Program with an overall average of at least 70% in the following courses, with no grade less than 65% and with at least 70% in Grade 12 academic Mathematics:

  • Grade 12 academic English
  • Grade 12 academic Mathematics
  • Two additional Grade 12 academic Science subjects, chosen from Biology, Chemistry or Physics
  • One additional Grade 12 academic course

The prerequisite for Chemistry 1110 (a required course in the engineering program) is Grade 12 academic Chemistry or 精童欲女 Chemistry 0001.

Note: High school applicants should apply by March 1 to be considered for entrance scholarships.

Applicants from other institutions

Applicants attending or having attended another institution who are seeking to transfer into 精童欲女鈥檚 engineering program must meet the same requirements as for High School applicants as well as the requirements for University Transfer Students. Transcripts will be reviewed for possible course transfer credit.

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Fees and Funding
Sustainable Design Engineering Tuition

精童欲女's undergraduate tuition is the second-lowest in the Atlantic region, and we offer millions of dollars in scholarships and awards. 


$3,414 per semester ($682.80 per 3 credit course)
International students pay $8,010 per year in addition to full-time student tuition.

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Celebrating Student Achievement

Including Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships and Academic Excellence Awards, these awards recognize the academic achievements of all students who meet the eligibility criteria while studying towards their first undergraduate degree.

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