Degrees and programs

Explore Graduate programs at Dal


Graduate programs

Below you'll find a glimpse of our programs, degrees offered and general areas of research.

Biological Engineering

M.Eng., M.A.Sc and Ph.D
Research areas include biological waste management (disposal and reuse), biorobotics, agricultural engineering (drainage, soil erosion, farm machinery), aquacultural engineering, food processing engineering, renewable energy (solar and biomass), energy conservation in greenhouses, and pollution control (non-point source, wetlands).  Biological Engineering is part of the Process Engineering and Applied Science Department.
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Biomedical Engineering

M.Eng., M.A.Sc and Ph.D
Biomedical engineering research at Dalhousie covers a broad range of topics. Researchers within the school are working on advancing new technologies that increase the diagnostic information available to clinicians, treating medical disorders with implanted devices and novel biomaterials, and improving our understanding of the structural and functional properties of tissues and cells.
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Chemical Engineering

Eng., M.A.Sc. and Ph.D
This graduate program focuses on chemical process principles applied to environmental and energy resources. Topics include environmental considerations of combustion technology, fuel preparation, control of explosion hazards, development of innovative process control algorithms and treatment of industrial waste. Fundamental studies are done in mass transfer and rheology, Membrane Separation, Flotation, Coagulation, Gas-liquid System, Emulsification. Chemical Engineering is part of the Process Engineering and Applied Science Department.
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Civil Engineering

M.Eng., M.A.Sc. and Ph.D
Graduate programs in Civil Engineering include the following research areas: Geotechnical, Foundation Engineering, Structural Plastics, Wind Power Engineering, Timber Structures, Wood Engineering, Concrete Research, Geometric Design of Highways, Traffic Systems, Steel Structures, Structural Analysis, Wastewater Treatment, Water Pollution Control, Highway Materials, Environmental Engineering, Hydraulics, Water Resources Engineering.
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Electrical and Computer Engineering

M.Eng., M.A.Sc. and Ph.D
Research areas in Electrical and Computer Engineering include Control Systems, Robotics, Instrumentation; Electric Power Systems; Electrical Machines, High-Voltage Engineering, Photovoltaic Solar Power Systems, Active and Switched-Capacitor Networks; Digital Communication Systems; Cardiovascular Dynamics, Medical Instrumentation, Medical Applications of Computers, Bioelectromagnetics; Ultrasonic Telemetry, Design of Integrated Circuits, Microprocessor-Based Systems.
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Engineering Mathematics

M.Sc. and Ph.D
This interdisciplinary program is offered between Engineering and Applied Mathematics, enabling mathematics and physics majors to carry out theoretical and numerical analysis of applied problems and engineering students to prepare mathematical models of engineering problems.
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Environmental Engineering

M.Eng. and M.A.Sc.
Environmental Engineering is an innovative cross-disciplinary program with aspects offered through seven engineering departments (Biological, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Computer, Industrial, Mechanical, Mineral Resource and Metallurgical), the School of Resource and Environmental Studies and the Faculty of Law at Dalhousie University. Topics of study or research in this area include energy, soil and water quality, waste management, pollution control, treatment, remediation, reclamation and environmental assessment.
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Fisheries Engineering

Areas of interest include fishing machinery, seafood processing, aquaculture, fishery systems analysis, instrumentation and controls. Fisheries Engineering is an interdisciplinary program offered through Process Engineering and Applied Science Department in the Faculty of Engineering.

Food Science and Technology Engineering

M.Sc. and PhD.
Research opportunities include a wide range of topics in food processing, food chemistry, food rheology, microstructure, food engineering and fats and oils. Special emphasis is placed on seafood preservation, storage and handling. Food Science & Technology Engineering is part of the Process Engineering and Applied Science Department.
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Industrial Engineering

M.Eng., M.A.Sc. and PhD.
Key areas of research interest in the Department are operations research modeling, mathematical optimization, production planning and control, modeling of economic systems, queueing theory, vehicle and crew scheduling, industrial ergonomics and work place design. Applications are primarily selected in the resource base industries of forestry, fishing and mining as well as the smaller sized local business.
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Internetworking

M.Eng.
Internetworking is a full fee program which has been designed in consultation with industry leaders to ensure that the graduates will have the core knowledge base for a rewarding career in the internetworking industry. It is a truly multidisciplinary area, which requires knowledge of, and skills in, the related areas of engineering, communications, mathematics and modeling, computer and network architectures, and computer software. Our laboratories are unique and among the most advanced internetworking laboratories available anywhere for a Master level degree.
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Materials Engineering

M.Eng., M.A.Sc. and PhD.
Areas of study include; the chemical, physical and mechanical processing of metals, ceramics and materials; corrosion in marine and high temperature environments, mineral beneficiation, high temperature electrochemical processing and growth of opto-electronic materials. Materials Engineering is part of the Department of Civil and Resource Engineering.
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Mechanical Engineering

M.Eng., M.A.Sc. and PhD.
Research interests include fluid power systems, energy conversion systems, fluidized bed combustion, computational fluid dynamics, vibration, CAD/CAM, CAE, biomedical engineering, finite-element techniques, machine and rotor dynamics, machine design, robotics, solar energy systems, ship and marine hydrodynamics, composites, energy management, turbulence modeling, two-phase flow.
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Mineral Resource Engineering

M.Eng., M.A.Sc. and PhD.
Research opportunities include the areas of geostatics, mine mechanization, coal mine support, computer applications in mining, mine waste management, ocean mining, mineral beneficiation, solid/liquid separation, mineral economics, reservoir engineering, horizontal drilling, petroleum drilling fluids, and oil shale studies. Mining Engineering is part of the Department of Civil and Resource Engineering.
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Petroleum Engineering

M.Eng.
This program provides professional engineering education and research with a particular focus on Atlantic Canada's new oil and gas industry. This education and research is based upon expertise, experience and resources from all of the Faculty's departments.
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