Diploma of Engineering

A significant portion of the coursework you will complete in the first and second year of the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) program is made of core classes that are common to all disciplines. 

The first year of study is the same for all students, and at the end of the second semester, students will pick their disciplines. In the second year, students will have the opportunity to take courses related to their chosen discipline before being fully immersed in the discipline by the third year. 

Upon successful completion of the all required courses in the first and second year of study - students will have the opportunity to apply for a Diploma of Engineering. To apply for a Diploma of Engineering students must meet the minimum requirements of a GPA of 2.00 as well as all required courses with a minimum grade of D.

Year 1 Student Registration Guide and First Year Engineering Handbook

First Year students should refer to the Register for Courses page and in Step 2 select Engineering to find their program specific instruction.

We strongly recommend all students read the First Year Engineering Handbook and review the Fall 2023 Core Orientation.

Diploma Requirements:

For Students Entering their Year 3 Program in Fall 2024 or Fall 2025

Documents to assist students entering Year 2  with registration:

Fall 2024 Year 2 Registration Guide is available here.

Winter 2024 Year 2 Registration Guide will be made available after Round 1 of the Fall 2025 placement has been completed on June 1, 2024.

Academic Support has a good resource that explains the registration process and will explain how to add individual classes and register using CRNs.

Registration for MECH 2400 and IENG 2201 will open in a few days once schedules have been finalized.

Note regarding the Engineering Writing Requirements: The Engineering Writing Requirement is fulfilled by completing one of the acceptable writing classes (see the Year 2 Fall registration guide for recommended courses and the Diploma Requirements document for a full list of acceptable courses) and ASSC 1971 Engineering & Society.  [Note: This course was named HIST 1971 in Winter 2023 and prior terms.  ASSC 1971 and HIST 1971 are the same course.]

Note regarding ENGI 2203 Engineering Design II: All sections of ENGI 2203 are equivalent for satisfying placement and degree requirements.  However, the sections are themed to be of interest to students with specific discipline placements as follows:
Section 1 and B01: Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering
Section 2 and B02: Electrical Engineering
Section 3 and B03: Mechanical Engineering
Section 4 and B04: Civil Engineering
Section 5 and B05: Industrial Engineering

No Maximum Enrolment overrides can be granted for this class (ENGI 2203).

Academic Advising for Year 1 & 2 students is available through the Undergraduate Studies Office.  Please contact Engineering@dal.ca to schedule an on-line or in-person appointment with our advisors.

Drop-In advising is also available on Tuesdays in Dunn 331, 12:30pm to 3:00pm during the Fall and Winter term while courses are in session.