Bachelor of Engineering (Transfer Program)

Our Engineering Department

Engineering is all around us. Driving across a bridge, Making a telephone call, drilling for oil or flying in a plane is all the result of the work of engineers. Engineering offers many exciting opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines world-wide. Engineers shape the future with new designs and technologies and prove every day that anything is possible.

The CBU Engineering Department is responsible for delivery of the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) Transfer Diploma. Completion of this program at CBU leads to the final portion of the BEng Program at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.

Bachelor of Engineering Transfer Program (Engineering Diploma)

4-year Program (2 years at CBU)


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Degree Program

Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Transfer Program – Engineering Diploma) (36 credits; 2 Years)

CBU, like most universities in Nova Scotia, is an Associate University within the Dalhousie University Engineering System. As such we deliver the first two years of the 4 year BEng program. Completion of this program at CBU leads to the final portion of the BEng Program at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.

– Disciplines Available are: Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical and Mineral Resources.

Admission Requirements:

High School Graduates: five grade 12 advanced or academic courses including English and Mathematics, and two other sciences (Physics is recommended); with an overall average of at least 65%.

Post-Secondary Students: Admission considerations and transfer credit assessments are available on an individual basis in consultation with the CBU Registrar’s Office. Feel free to inquire about the possibilities for advancing your career.

BSc jointly with Engineering Diploma

A three-year BSc degree in Mathematics or Chemistry can be combined with the Engineering program, enabling the student to earn two degrees (BSc and BEng) in five years of study, three at CBU and two at Dalhousie. Please consult with department chair for details.

David McCorquodale
Professor of Biology and Dean of Science & Technology

Office: B212

Phone: 902.563.1262

Richard Pierrynowski
Instructor, Engineering and Assistant Dean of Science & Technology

Office: A116G

Phone: 902.563.1183

Joanne Hughes
Assistant to the Dean

Office: B214

Phone: 902.563.1341

Kim Martin
School Secretary

Office: A129

Phone: 902.563.1149

Tim Rawlings
Associate Professor, Biology / Dept. Chair

Office: TC117

Phone: 902.563.1138

Matthias Bierenstiel
Associate Professor, Inorganic Chemistry / Dept. Chair

Office: TC119 (office) A-209 (lab)

Phone: 902.563.1391 (office) ext 1979 (lab)

Paul Standing
Instructor of Engineering / Dept. Chair

Office: A222I

Phone: 902.563.1202

James Preen
Associate Professor, Mathematics / Dept. Chair

Office: A129A

Phone: 902.563.1181

Geoffrey Carre
Assistant Professor, Psychology / Dept. Chair

Office: B-221-H