Division of Engineering

Your Path to Becoming a

Professional Engineer

Starts at Saint Mary's University 


Saint Mary’s Division of Engineering offers a two-year, accredited Diploma in Engineering that provides students with a basic understanding of scientific principles, and a foundation in engineering mathematics, design, and technical communication.

After a general program of study in their first year, students focus on one of the following engineering disciplines in their second year: environmental, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, materials, or mineral resource.

Engineering Pathways

The Saint Mary's University Advantage

Personalized Instruction Low student-to-faculty ratio with a maximum of 40:1 ratio for core courses.

Students also have access to undergraduate research opportunities and a range of academic supports, including the PEER One Mentorship program and the Science Numeracy and Academic Proficiency (SNAP) Centre, which provides first-year students free access to academic tutors.

Broad Education

Two years of cross-curricular course work prepares students for multiple fields.


Knowledgable and Diverse Faculty

All of our research faculty have PhDs, and we have field experts in chemical, mechanical, electrical, civil, computer, and biomedical fields. 

Work Opportunities

Students can start working with professors at the end of their first year and become a teaching assistant in their second year.


Student Experience

Close-knit student body with lots of engaging events.


Flexible Learning OptionsEngineering studies at Saint Mary’s provides the first two years of an engineering degree in association with neighbouring Dalhousie University and the University of Windsor in Southwestern Ontario. After completing the Diploma in Engineering, a student can also remain an extra year or two at Saint Mary’s to pursue a two-and-a-half or three-year B.Sc. degree with Diploma in Engineering or a four-year Bachelor of Science, Major in Mathematics with a Diploma in Engineering.

  • Watch a video about what to expect in first-year engineering