Curriculum and Research

Our faculty and students are exploring community-based research ranging in scale from fundamental development and early-stage technology to partnerships with businesses, non-profit and government organizations. Many of the lessons learned from our partners and research are making their way into our course content and teaching approaches, including the collaborative exploration of the history of engineering and it’s relationships with Nova Scotian Communities. Throughout your degree, you will be encouraged to incorporate inclusive design principles and practices as part of the engineering design curriculum and to reflect on the ethical implications of professional engineering and social licence to practice.

We recognize that we are all learning how to better integrate diverse perspectives in our curriculum and research, and strive to develop programming that is both accessible and effective in preparing the next generation of engineers. We strive to follow best practices for respectful community engagement and integration of EDI principles in research, and encourage you to check out on-going training opportunities and resources for faculty and students found on the Center for Learning and Teaching and Research Services website.

As part of this commitment, we want to raise awareness of early opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in on-campus research. If you’ve never considered doing research on-campus for a co-op term or summer employment, we encourage you to reach out to a faculty member working in an area of interest to discuss opportunities that may be available.

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