Welcome to Engineering at StFX, where learning is a creative and multidisciplinary venture. Here, the history of civilization and the history of engineering are one in the same and faculty have structured the program around that very idea.
Engineers pursue careers in design and maintenance of public works for government agencies, or the day-to-day operation of large corporations, including structural advisory roles, and the development of equipment.
The First Year
Calculus, physics, chemistry, two engineering science courses, a computer programming and writing course are all mandatory components of first-year studies in Engineering. First-year enrolment is limited to approximately 50 students, while classes are normally kept between 30 and 35 students to create a comfortable learning environment.
For students interested in careers in research design or production, 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. Upon satisfactory completion of industry examinations leading to a Professional Engineering designation (PENG), students find success over a wide range of careers in biological, civil, electrical, mechanical, industrial, chemical, mining and material engineering.
Small classrooms and a close-knit atmosphere ensure Engineering students graduate with the best possible education – one that will allow them to compete for jobs and graduate study opportunities all over the world. With award-winning faculty and some of the most contemporary facilities in the country, it’s no surprise that many StFX Engineering students become NSERC post-graduate scholars.