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Dean's Message

Esam HusseinWelcome to University of Regina’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. We offer five interdisciplinary, systems-based, accredited undergraduate programs in:

  • Electronic Systems Engineering
  • Environmental Systems Engineering
  • Industrial Systems Engineering
  • Petroleum Systems Engineering
  • Software Systems Engineering

We also offer the following graduate degrees:  Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) (thesis-based), Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) (project-based), Master of Engineering with Co-operative Education (M.Eng. Co-op.) and Ph.D. in all of the above program areas, in addition to Process Systems Engineering.

Our interdisciplinary approach to engineering education and research uniquely positions this Faculty to educate the engineers of the future and to prepare them to work in a variety of fields and disciplines. We are committed to graduating engineers who possess the twelve attributes stipulated by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board: (1) a knowledge base for engineering, (2) problem analysis, (3) investigation, (4) design, (5) use of engineering tools, (6) individual and team work, (7) communication skills, (8) professionalism, (9) impact of engineering on society and the environment, (10) ethics and equity implications, (11) economic and project management, and (12) life-long learning. We are developing methods to ensure that our curriculum equips our graduates with these attributes, and we will endeavor to continually assess and improve our programs.

Our research programs are exciting and versatile. Our Faculty has developed pioneering technology for CO2 capture, monitoring, and storage. In Environmental Systems Engineering, we have leaders in the assessment, development, and protection of our water resources, including cutting edge research in reclamation of greywater, as well as exciting work in alternative energy and soil characterization. Our Software Systems and Electronic Systems Engineers are developing advanced tools in software and computing technology and applying them to practical, real-world applications, such as TransitLive, a system that allows users to track city buses in real time. In Petroleum Systems Engineering, our researchers are taking the lead in developing safe, sustainable petroleum production methods, including significant work in Enhanced Oil Recover (EOR), with a  major focus on developing new methods for sustainably producing Saskatchewan's vast heavy and unconventional oil reserves. Our Industrial System Engineers are involved 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. In Process Systems Engineering, researchers are performing cutting-edge research in clean and green production of hydrogen as an alternative fuel source, among other clean and green energy projects. These are just a few examples of many of our exciting projects. See the Faculty biographies in our Faculty and Staff listing for more information on our researchers and their projects.

We will do our best in this Faculty to make studying here a transformative learning experience and a springboard to a bright and fulfilling future for our graduating students. We also welcome our alumni to visit us, to provide their views and feedback, and to lend us their support.

Esam Hussein, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Dean and Professor