Minor in Engineering Science


The Faculty of Mathematics and Science is pleased to announce we have established a new academic focussed on engineering. Using an experiential, student-centric, project-based approach, the Department implemented integrated engineering programs which enable students to gain the broad skill sets necessary for future employment. The programs cover fundamental topics in engineering science and design, mathematics and natural sciences, as well as enhanced training in interdisciplinary areas (e.g., finance, management, information technology, sociology, sustainability, ethics). The Department of Engineering home to the Minor in Engineering Science, and will establish  a professional master’s degree program, an accredited bachelor’s degree program followed by research-based master’s and doctoral programs. Enroll today, and stay tuned for updates.


A Minor in Engineering Science in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science is your first step on the path to joining an innovative program of Engineering education at Brock University. The Minor compliments your Degree Program with new project-based courses designed to illustrate engineering approaches to modern societal problems. 

The Minor offers a holistic view of technology by integrating sciences, business, education, arts and humanities within a “humanist engineering” curriculum. Several new courses provide an introspective look at Engineering as a profession, combined with career-developing personal skills important for your employability. 

Have you considered how close you might already be to earning your Minor in Engineering Science?* 

The Minor in Engineering is designed for:

  • All students who have completed at least their first year (5 credits) of post-secondary education, with an 70% average or higher
  • *Based on previously completed coursework you may have already completed much Minor’s requirements. Ask us how close you are to earning your minor, you might be pleasantly surprised.
  • For a full outline and further course tables, please read the section “Am I eligible to enroll in the Minor in Engineering Science” section. 

Feeding the World

Some of the topics that students will engage with include problems and opportunities in sustainable agriculture and forestry, land-use, bioengineering in developing food markets, and emerging technology for environmental remediation. Special attention will be paid to the agricultural needs of the Niagara Region.

Course example:


Engineering techniques to protect and remediate the environment. Topics include site remediation (brownfields, agricultural land, greenhouse, fish treatment plant, etc.), ecosystem restoration, and waste management. Analysis of biocommodity production from the treatment of different waste streams through the concept of circular economy.

Seminar, laboratories, 5 hours per week

Shaping the Future

Here students will look at developments in energy and automation, work with the growing variety of human and machine interactions, as well as consider the technical and policy analyses of energy in manufacturing, the environment, and the economy.

Course Example:


Human and non-human interactions, based on the notion of metaphorical software robots and artificial intelligence for processing transactions, data management, triggering responses and communicating with digital systems. Seminar, laboratories, 5 hours per week

Connecting the World

There is value in shared data in the modern world, and this theme will explore the technology and methods of collecting, managing, and analyzing the data of our lives. Students will explore how cities can harness information to become better places to live.

Creating Healthy Communities

Students will work with technology for improving our personal health and the health of our communities.  This includes engineering for assistive living and augmented biology, improving the technology and methods that keep our municipalities healthy and functioning.

Course Example:


The invention of assistive devices for human augmentation (bionic technology, robotics and exoskeletons) to prolong and enhance lives. Assistive solutions for recovery from injury, improvement of sport mechanics, assist the elderly, and to optimize human performance for occupational workers.

Seminar, laboratories, 5 hours per week


Am I eligible to enroll in the Minor in Engineering Science?

To view available programs please visit here – https://brocku.ca/mathematics-science/engineering/our-programs/

The Minor in Engineering Science is open to all registered students who have completed at least their first year (5 credits) of post-secondary education, with an 80% average or higher (See note 1). 

 The Minor consists of a group of courses from a variety of Faculties and subject areas also offered to all students at Brock, as well as a group of courses specific to students accepted into the Minor. Note that not every student will have the necessary prerequisites for every course (See note 2). Students admitted to the Minor must complete at least 4 credits from the list of courses, including ENGS 1P01 The Humanist Engineer. At least two of the total credits must be from ENGS courses. At least two credits of the total must be from courses offered from the Faculty of Mathematics and Science (See note 3). Students must also take FMSC 1P00 if they do not otherwise have any previous MATH credit. 

 The Minor in Engineering Science is a limited enrollment program. ENGS courses will be restricted to students accepted into the Minor. Students must apply to join the Minor before April 1 of the year they wish to enroll.  

Interested students should please fill in the online application form below and include in a single PDF file an autobiographical sketch (limit 1 page) and statement of interest (limit 1 page).  How have you demonstrated academic ability, combined with curiosity, determination, resilience, or passion? Has there been a time when you worked hard to achieve a goal? How do you think engineering can change the world? As the program expands Brock will steadily increase the number of students able to enroll in the program. Currently enrollment is capped at 40 students, so apply today to ensure your spot. 


  1. The Minor in Engineering Science is open to all registered Brock students and continuing education students. Students who transfer to Brock from another institution with at least 5 equivalent credits accepted by the Minor Admissions Committee will also be considered. 
  2. Students must check to ensure that any additional specific prerequisites for each course are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. 
  3. Courses delivered in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science include ENGS 1P01/3P12/3P21/3P22, APCO, BIOL, CHEM, ERSC, MATH, PHYS.