Acadia University - A Great Place to Study Engineering in Canada

Welcome to the Ivan Curry School of Engineering - Acadia University.  We are an excellent first step on the way to becoming a fully recognized Professional Engineer.

2nd Year Design Team- creates a Solar Stove based on two mirror Prometheus Solar Technology.

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1st Year Design Teams Create... 

"Double Sided Opening Door" 

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and a "Pizza Knife Sharpener"

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 1st Year Strengths of Materials Students

Test a Swing Set

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Engineering at Acadia University

We offer 2 Applied Science programs at Acadia, the CAS (Certificate of Applied Science) and the BASc (Bachelor of Applied Science).  Either of these programs can be used as a starting point in Engineering. 

 

CAS - Certificate of Applied Science

2 Year Program 

Our 2 Year Certificate of Applied Science completes the first 2 years of the accredited 4 year Engineering degree.  The CAS can be taken on its own or simultaneously with any program of study offered at Acadia.

After completing the CAS at Acadia students are granted automatic acceptance into the 3rd year of the accredited Engineering degree programs at DAL or UNB. The transfer is guaranteed and automatic upon completion of the CAS.  You can specialize in any of the different discipline choices listed below. 

Chemical Engineering   Environmental Engineering   Mechanical Engineering  
Civil
Engineering
  Forest
Engineering
  Materials Engineering
Computer Engineering   Geomatic Engineering    
Electrical Engineering   Industrial Engineering      

 

BASc - Bachelor of Applied Science

3 Year Program

This 3 Year Program offers an opportunity to obtain an Acadia degree along with your CAS and expand your field of study beyond the bounds of the accredited engineering program. You may choose to add study from areas outside of Applied Science, including Buisness, Biology, Chemistry, Computers, Environmental Science, Geomatics, Geology or Physics.  You can complete the BASc as a stand alone program or combine it with the CAS should you wish to carry on with your engineering studies after completion.

 

Other Options

The Applied Science program at Acadia is extremely flexible.  It is possible to complete the CAS simultaneously with degrees in many other areas of study at Acadia. It is also possible to use Applied Science courses to complete minor or second major requirements in many other programs of study without actually completing the CAS itself.  Students interested in these options should consult with the Director of the School.

 

First Year Students

First year engineering curriculum is set for the first term, as there are no electives. Students can be completely pre-registered by the Engineering Department or if they would prefer to sign up for themselves, the required courses for the scholastic year are as follows:

First term: 

APSC 1113, APSC 1413 or 1223, Math 1013, Phys 1013, Chem 1013

Second term: 

APSC 1133, APSC 1223 or 1413, Math 1023, Phys 1023, Chem 1023 and either Math 1323 or Math 1333

CONTACT US

Engineering Main Office

Carnegie Bldg 216

8:30am-12:30pm, Monday through Thursday

Phone:    (902) 585-1206
Fax: (902) 585-1067

engineering@acadiau.ca

 

GUESS WHAT?

2014 Society for Teaching & Learning in Higher Eduaction Award

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March 25, 2014 - Alex Harding, an Acadia alumni (CAS), now currently in his 3rd year of Electrical at Dalhousie University, has won a fellowship with the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.  As part of the award, he will be given the opportunity to work during the summer with Dr. Eric Mazur, Area Dean of Applied Physics and Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University.  Alex feels that his experiences at Acadia, working with fellow students, freedom in design projects and especially his experiences working with WUSC  have enhanced his opportunities towards winning this fellowship.  Congratulations Alex Harding!

 

2013 CEMF SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNER


July 2013 - SABRINA HIEFER was selected as the successful candidate for the 2013  Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Sabrina Hiefer who is the Co-founder and Chair of the Atlantic Youth Environmental Council, a council that now spans internationally, is also one among 175 university and college students chosen from more than 730 applicants across Canada to participate in IMPACT! The Co-operators Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership which involves a conference with keynote speaker Chris Hatfield, workshops, mentoring, and funding for student projects.  Sabrina will join her colleagues at the University of Guelph campus from May 23 to 26, 2014 where they will team up with experts to develop real sustainability solutions.

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TONY WRIGHT, P.Eng, MBA

Director, Marine Operations

at the

Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE).



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JOIN US MARCH 7, 2013

Fountain Commons,
Acadia Campus
at 6:30pm

For further details: mailto: Paul.Arnold@acadiau.ca

 

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1st Year Statics Design Projects

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1st Year Statics Class Student
designed wooden bridges that
had to hold 45lbs of weight
or more with the minimum
amount of building materials.

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ENGINEERS NOVA SCOTIA DESIGN COMPETITION

April 2012 - Acadia Students Win ENS 1st Place and 3rd Place in Design Competition 

 

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Presents....

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PETER KINLEY, PEng.

TO DESCRIBE THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT AND HOW IT WAS CREATED.

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NS Power Centenial Scholarship

April 2012 - Ryan Haley was selected as a successful candidate for the 2012 Nova Scotia Power Centenial Scholarship.

Engineers NS - Prize Winner

Matthew Dugie was selected by the SAC panel for the Engineers Nova Scotia Prize Winner.

ELECTRO-FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIP

Aug. 2011 - Ryan Haley won the 2011 Electro-Federation Canada 2011 Scholarhsip.

C.D. HOWE SCHOLARSHIP

Aug. 2011 - Ryan Haley won the 2011 National C.D. Howe Scholarship for Engineering.

FOULIS CHAIR AWARDED

Dr. Jennie Rand was awarded the position of Foulis Chair in the Ivan Curry School of Engnineering.

NS Power Centenial Scholarship

April 2011 - Stuart Lynch was selected as a successful candidate for the 2011 Nova Scotia Power Centenial Scholarship.

ENGINEERS NOVA SCOTIA AWARD AND SCHOLARSHIP

March 2011- Acadia Students Accept ENS Award and ENS Scholarship

ENGINEERS NOVA SCOTIA DESIGN COMPETITION

February 2011 - Acadia Students Win ENS 1st Place in Design Competition 

 

ENGINEERS NOVA SCOTIA AWARD

Dr. Paul Arnold presented with the Engineers Nova Scotia 2010 Outstanding Service Award

DAL DESIGN COMPETITION

September 2010 - Ivan Curry School of Engineering Team Members win DAL Design Competition

C.D. HOWE SCHOLARSHIP

Aug. 2010 - Matthew Dugie won the 2010 National C.D. Howe Scholarship for Engineering.

SIFE Competition

May 2010 - Ivan Curry School of Engineering Students win SIFE Competition: 

Myles Cornish, Mohamad Jaafar, Wade Craswell, Andreas Snarby and David Paterson designed a drinking fountain to decrease the usage of commercial water bottles.

NS Power Centenial Scholarship

March 2010 - 2 Ivan Curry School of Engineering Student, Sara Foote, won N.S. Power Centenial Scholarships.