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Engineering options at Dalhousie

So many choices

As an engineering student at Dal, you can choose from eight different disciplines. You also have the option to complete the first two years of your degree at either our Halifax or Truro campus.



Top 5 reasons to study Engineering at Dalhousie:

  1. Comprehensive: Choose from Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Computer, Environmental, Industrial, Materials, Mechanical or Mineral Resource programs.
  2. Two Campuses: Looking for a smaller class size? Then our Truro campus might be a great fit. Here, you’ll complete the first two years of your degree in a small, hands-on setting. 
  3. Co-op work: Gain invaluable real-world experience through the co-op program—and help finance your studies.
  4. Faculty experts: Study and work alongside award-winning professors who bring their cutting-edge research into your classes.
  5. Curriculum: Learn from hands-on and design-centred curriculum that gives you lots of opportunities to test your ideas.

Career options


Whether you’re interested in working as a pollution control specialist, robotics engineer, production supervisor or anything in between, they sky is the limit when it comes to the great jobs awaiting Dal’s engineering grads.

Co-op work terms


Our Co-op program gives you an opportunity to complement your studies with three paid work terms that give you invaluable real-world experience—and help pay for your studies at the same time.