Dean's Message

Phillip-Choi.jpgWelcome to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Regina!  

Our Faculty currently offers five undergraduate engineering programs – Electronic Systems Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering, Industrial Systems Engineering, Petroleum Systems Engineering, and Software Systems Engineering.  Starting next year, we will offer a new program in Energy Systems Engineering that Petroleum Systems Engineering is a part of.  We also offer graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral levels: a thesis-based Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.), a project-based Master of Engineering (M. Eng.), Master of Engineering with Co-operative Education (M. Eng. Co-op), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in all of the above program areas in addition to Process Systems Engineering. 

We are committed to graduating high quality engineers.  All five existing programs are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.  This warrants the quality of programs.  Completion of any program fulfills the academic requirement for registration as a licenced professional engineer anywhere in Canada.   Also, according to a recent Macleans’ university ranking, University of Regina is ranked among Canada’s best university engineering programs, see

We use a systems approach to design our programs.  The systems approach intentionally engages students in a highly interdisciplinary education environment that brings together arts, science, engineering, and humanities in the programs.  This fosters students to develop abilities to design innovative engineering systems that satisfy the increasing needs of society.

We have dedicated, full-time lab instructors who provide students with first-class hands-on experience, a unique feature of our programs.  Also, the City of Regina is surrounded by a variety of industries that employ engineers.  Our Faculty offers a strong engineering co-op program for students who are interested in accumulating real-world experience while they are being educated to become an engineer.

Our research programs are world class.  Our Faculty has been a leader on developing pioneering technology for CO2 capture, monitoring, and storage.  In addition, our researchers are taking the lead in developing safe, sustainable petroleum production methods, including significant work in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), with a major focus on sustainably extracting Saskatchewan's vast heavy and unconventional oil reserves.  We are also performing cutting-edge research in clean and green production of hydrogen and nuclear energy production as alternative fuel sources.

We are also doing ground-breaking work in the assessment, development, and protection of our water resources as well as hazardous and non-hazardous waste management.  Researchers in Electronic and Software systems Engineering are developing advanced tools in software and computing technology, especially in the areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and applying them to practical, real-world applications, such as TransitLive, a system that allows users to track city buses in real time.  The Faculty also involves in a wide array of practical research, from development and testing of urban wind turbine systems to production of value-added products from agricultural residue such as flax straw.  

The above-described projects are just a few examples showcasing our research capabilities.  Please refer to our Faculty and Staff Directory for more detailed information about our research.  If you are interested in preparing for a career in engineering that will have an impact on society and wish for an excellent education in a stimulating academic environment, University of Regina is the place.


Phillip Choi, PhD., P.Eng. (AB & SK), F.C.I.C, F.E.I.C, F.R.S.C (UK)

Dean and Professor