Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Materials Engineering
Description: Engineering touches everyone’s lives in so many ways. When you take an elevator, get in a car, make a phone call or send an email, you are experiencing just a tiny fraction of the work engineers are responsible for. The opportunities in engineering are virtually limitless, allowing you to pursue a career in almost any field, in any industry, in any location around the world.

Metals and materials are found in every aspect of society today. Materials have always been central to the advancement of civilization so it is not surprising that entire eras are named after them (bronze age, iron age). The importance of developing new, advanced materials is truly a global issue with societal demands for things such as more fuel efficient vehicles and faster computer processors reaching all time highs. Materials Engineers are the driving force behind such developments, having an unsurpassed understanding of the respective structure, properties and processing of materials. Consequently, graduates are employed in practically all industries. Principles amongst these are primary metal production, automotive, aerospace, government research establishments and consulting firms.

URL: Materials Engineering (BEng) at Dalhousie University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $20,024

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.

Careers: Metallurgical and Materials Engineers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus 

Applicants are required to have: English 12; Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12; Physics 12; Chemistry 12; and one other acceptable university-preparatory course at the grade 12 level.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    A student must apply to be admitted into one of the engineering disciplines. Application must be made by April 30 of any year, for conditional acceptance into year two of a specified engineering program. Every engineering discipline has a defined maximum enrollment; therefore places are assigned on a competitive basis. The criterion for this competition is the average grade over all credits completed to date in the core curriculum of the Diploma of Engineering. The procedure is as follows: 1. By April 30, each student must specify ordered preferences for five engineering disciplines. The application is for conditional acceptance into year two of an engineering discipline. 2. Any student who has completed all of the entry requirements for an engineering discipline, with a GPA of 3.30 or better, will be guaranteed a place in that engineering discipline. 3. In a single competition, students with a GPA greater than or equal to 2.00 and less than 3.30 will be assigned conditional places (year two) in engineering disciplines, proceeding in strict order of GPA, subject to discipline capacities. 4. Any student with a GPA of less than 2.00 will not be admitted to a discipline.