What is Engineering Physics?

With a focus on fundamental physics principles and a strong mathematical component, this program is designed to produce engineers with excellent problem solving and analytical skills, coupled with broad knowledge of engineering science and technology.

 

Queen's Engineering Physics offers Mechanical, Computing, Electrical and Materials specializations. Courses in Newtonian, relativistic and quantum physics, electricity and magnetism, are combined with advanced mathematics courses and courses in your engineering subject of specialization. Laboratories emphasize electronic and instrumentation skills, and team design projects enable students to put theory into practice.

Careers are found in a myriad of industries and fields, particularly in the high tech industries, consulting and start-up companies. About half of the graduates go on to pursue M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Physics or Engineering at top-ranked institutions in North America and abroad.

Prospective student information.

Career Opportunities

Some of the companies that have hired our grads
in the past 10 years:

  • Astra Advanced Ceramics
  • AECL
  • Aeroacoustics Engineering Ltd.
  • Almax Industries
  • Amerada Hess Ltd.
  • Angus Environmental Ltd.
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Atmospheric Environmental Services
  • Avery Dennison
  • B-Con Engineering
  • Bain and Company
  • BC tel
  • Bell Canada
  • Bell Northern Research
  • Booz, Allen and Hamilton
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Brock Telecom
  • Bruce Power
  • CAE Electronics
  • Cambrian Systems
  • Canadair
  • Canadaian Hunter Exploration
  • Canadian Microelectronic
  • Candesco Corporation
  • Casero Corp
  • Celestica
  • Chipworks
  • Combustion Engineering
  • Common Data Access Ltd.
  • Coopers and Lybrand
  • Dalhousie School of Biomedical Engineering
  • Decision Science Applications
  • Defence Research Board
  • Department of National Defense
  • Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
  • Energy Profiles Ltd.
  • Engineering Seismology Group
  • Esso Resources
  • Fluke Electronics
  • Focal Technologies
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Gennum
  • GE Canada
  • GEAC Computers
  • GM of Canada
  • GRB Engineering
  • Hatch Associates
  • IBM
  • ICI Tracerco
  • IMAX Corp
  • Imperial Oil
  • Institute of Ocean Sciences
  • INTEL Corp
  • Intelcan Technosystems
  • Intelliware Development
  • Joint European Taurus
  • Lawrence Livermore Labs
  • Lockhead Martin
  • London Cancer Clinic
  • Lumonics
  • MacDonald Detwiller
  • McQuest Marine
  • MEVEX Corp
  • Microsoft
  • Milltronics
  • Mitel
  • Motorola
  • Muse Research
  • Newbridge Networks
  • Noranda
  • Norpak Corp
  • Northland Power
  • Nova Corp
  • Novatel Communications
  • Novelis
  • NRC
  • National Energy Board
  • Ontario Hydro
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Ortech International
  • Pacific Institute for Advanced Study
  • Paramax Engineering
  • Paterson Grant and Watson
  • Pratt and Whitney Canada
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Quanturn Innovations
  • Raytheon Canada
  • RCA Electro-Optics
  • Revolve Technologies
  • Schlumberger International
  • SEL Canada
  • Shell Canada Research
  • SNC Lavalin Nuclear
  • SPAR Aerospace
  • Sparton of Canada Ltd.
  • Thermazone Engineering
  • Trans Canada Pipelines
  • VICO Indonesia
  • WESCO Distribution Canada
  • Wood Gundy

Graduate Schools

Some of the grad school destinations for our graduates
in the past 10 years:

  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology: Applied Physics
  • Cambridge: Cavendish Labs
  • Carleton: Aerospace
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Cornell: Electrical Engineering
  • Dalhousie University
  • Hacker School (NYC)
  • Harvard: Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Imperial College (London): Mechanical Engineering
  • Laval University: Laser Optics
  • London School of Economics
  • Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT): Aerospace, Elect. Eng., Physics
  • McGill: Economics, Comp. Sci., Physics, Medical Physics
  • McMaster: Nuclear Energy, Engineering Science, Medical School
  • Waterloo