Message from the Interim Dean

Dr. Octavia Dobre

Welcome to Memorial University's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science!

We are the home of talented and enthusiastic faculty and staff members, dedicated to the success of our students.

The world is quickly evolving and we are more connected and interconnected than ever before. New technologies are emerging to solve problems associated with everyday life on a global scale. Engineering solutions lead to economic growth and societal welfare, transforming businesses and society. Our goal is to prepare students to contribute to this transforming ecosystem. Our programs provide students with the required technical skills, along with other necessary skills to succeed: effective communication, team collaboration, leadership, professionalism, work ethic and equity principles. The students’ success is our success!

We offer academic programs in civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, ocean and naval architectural, and process engineering at the undergraduate, master’s, and PhD levels. Course-based master’s programs are provided in computer, environmental systems, energy systems, oil and gas, and safety and risk engineering. We are launching two such programs in software engineering and artificial intelligence (in partnership with the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science). Furthermore, we will be starting a new undergraduate program in mechatronics engineering. Our enrolment exceeds 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students (including domestic and international).

Our undergraduate students avail of a work-integrated learning program, which alternates between academic terms and work periods in companies across Canada and abroad. A new initiative of work-integrated learning has also been launched for students in course-based master’s programs. In addition to the co-op work terms in industry, students benefit from research periods and entrepreneurial experience. The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciencde is the host of the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship, which was named one of the top five emerging entrepreneurship centres in the world by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers.

Students have the opportunity to learn and research in world-class facilities and state-of-the-art laboratories. The Core Science Facility is host of modern student learning amenities and research laboratories. Examples of engineering research laboratories include autonomous ocean systems, computer-aided design, control, drilling technology, intelligent systems, materials, optical and wireless communications, organic pollution control, robotics, remote sensing, safety and risk, and thermal fluids and energy among several others.

Many engineering professors are nationally and internationally recognized researchers in their fields: fellows of the Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, as well as elected members of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and top 2 per cent researchers recognized by Stanford University. They also hold prestigious research chair positions, such as the NSERC Canada Research Chair, Husky Energy Chair, UArctic Chair in Marine and Coastal Environmental Engineering and Engineering Chair in Entrepreneurship. Numerous faculty members are recipients of research, teaching and service awards.

Our students have the unique opportunity to learn and be mentored by distinguished faculty members in world-class laboratories and facilities. All this in a vibrant environment that fosters equity, diversity, and inclusion in education in which all students can thrive.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our educational and research programs, as well as the impressive accomplishments of our colleagues and students.

Dr. Octavia Dobre
Interim Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science