From its first lectures in Applied Sciences in 1855, the Faculty of Engineering has developed into one of the top-ranked research-intensive engineering and design schools in the world. It prides itself on the excellence of its students, professors, and staff, and its global impact through its education and research mission. The Faculty’s renowned engineering, urban planning, and architecture researchers are leading innovation in sustainability, the built environment, manufacturing, health, and information technology.
Since its inception, the Faculty has grown to include six departments, two schools, three institutes, four centres, faculty workshops, engineering microcomputing facilities, and an Engineering Student Centre, as well as a number of initiatives and student-led design teams and clubs, attracting over 3500 undergraduate and graduate students every year.
Thanks to the strength of its community and support from its alumni and donors, the Faculty has a rich history of discovery and ingenuity, some of which is highlighted in following timeline. Of course, it is impossible to encapsulate the many achievements and breakthroughs of our faculty members, staff, students, alumni and supporters. What we’ve hoped to provide, instead, is an overview showcasing a slice of Faculty of Engineering’s history. For more, check out the research and accomplishments that are making an impact and discover some of our notable alumni. If we’re missing something you think should be included, please get in contact with us.
Here’s to bold ideas and the next-generation of innovators as McGill enters its third century!