What can I do with this degree?
Allow your expertise to benefit others and contribute to the making of a better world
A degree in Engineering from Dal gives you the knowledge and skills you need to be highly employable in a wide variety of areas, whether you decide to launch your career locally, nationally or internationally. The range of career options you’ll find in engineering is truly impressive. Here are just a few of the jobs that our grads have undertaken:
- Pollution control specialist
- Health and safety supervisor
- Structural design consultant
- Land developer
- Municipal services engineer
- Drilling engineer on an offshore oil rig
- Mine investment analyst for major bank
- Supply chain analyst
- Continuous improvement engineer
- Robotics engineer
- Aircraft design engineer
- Technical marketer
- Production supervisor
- Economic analyst
Career opportunities for Engineering Diploma graduates include:
- Digital developer
- Electrical inspector
- Mechanical inspector
Graduating from Dal is the first step towards becoming a professional engineer and the beginning of a lifelong learning experience. After getting your Bachelor of Engineering, you will need to be admitted as an Engineer in Training (EIT) by an Association of Professional Engineers in Canada.
Once you have completed 4 years of suitable work experience, you may apply to become a full-fledged professional engineer – and receive your coveted engineering ring.
Co-op work terms
Gain practical, hands-on experience—and earn money
Engineering students at Dal have the option to participate in the Co-op program. 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.
Engineering students have amazing experiences on co-op. Previous job placements include:
- Drilling for oil on the South China Sea
- Studying high-level radioactive waste disposal at the Underground Research Laboratory in Manitoba
- Materials testing with local consulting firms
Work terms begin in the third year and typically last four months apiece. The employment process is highly competitive. Factors such as academic performance, skills, motivation, maturity, attitude, professional conduct, flexibility and performance potential determine whether or not you are offered a job. The Co-op Office helps students throughout the process with anything from resume-writing to interview skills, or as a resource for potential job placements.