Nov 26, 2021  
2015-2016 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar 
2015-2016 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admission and Fees


Information on Admissions

Students who are considering applying to Queen’s are directed to Queen’s Admission Services at: The Admissions website provides information regarding the admission requirements for all undergraduate programs, facilities and services, residences, scholarships and financial assistance.

Campus Visits

Applicants and potential applicants are encouraged to visit the Queen’s campus, as well as the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Formal arrangements can be made by contacting


Admission is offered to the best qualified students applying. Academic success is the primary criterion for admission to Engineering and Applied Science. Students whose academic performance exceeds a required minimum will receive an offer of admission. In all other cases, students will be evaluated on a combination of their academic and non-academic achievements. Submission of a completed Personal Statement of Experience (PSE) form is required for all first year applicants.


The Board of Trustees reserves the right to make changes in the scale of fees if, in its opinion, circumstances so warrant.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are reviewed each year and are dependent on government funding and regulation. Specific information on tuition levels is available on the Web at as well as the Faculty web site at The information is also available in the Guide to Registration and Fees, which is mailed to all new incoming students during the Summer. This publication also contains information on Registration, Payment Methods, Fee Adjustments and much more. Students are encouraged to become familiar with this information.

Ancillary Fees

Students may be required to pay ancillary fees for course related learning materials, safety equipment and field trips. The maximum estimated compulsory fees for specific academic plans are shown below. Those plans not listed do not have ancillary fees. In most cases the actual cost to individual students will be less than the amount indicated.

First Year $ 25
Chemical Engineering1   150
Civil Engineering   50
Engineering Chemistry   150
Geological Engineering2   1,055
Mechanical Engineering   50
Mining Engineering3   650

1See the Chemical Engineering and Engineering Chemistry Academic Plan section of this calendar for a breakdown and explanation of costs.

2See the Geological Engineering Academic Plan section of this calendar for a breakdown and explanation of costs.

3To be confirmed prior to start of the 2015-16 Fall term.

Non-compulsory Fees

Academic Appeal
Fee will be refunded if appeal is granted.
$40.00 payable through Student Services
Challenge (Qualifying) Examinations
Fee will be refunded upon successful completion of the examination.
250.00 payable through SOLUS
Request for Course Substitution (Letter of Permission)
To take a course from another university and substitute the course for credit towards Queen’s Engineering Degree.
60.00 payable through Student Services
Document Fee
For completion of all documents related to registration at Queen’s. Includes documents such as proof of enrolment, degree eligibility, course descriptions.
30.00 payable through Student Services
Exam Rereads
Fee will be refunded if the mark increases.
50.00 payable through Student Services
Internship Program - application fee 35.00 payable through Student Services
Late Application
Fee includes late course add/drop, late registration/withdrawal of Supplemental Examinations of J Section Re-write Exams, late Application to Graduate
60.00 payable through Student Services
Registered Education Savings Plan - form completion
Fee includes direct submission of RESP form by registered mail or fax.
Required to Withdraw Waiver Request 40.00 payable through Student Services
Supplemental Examinations 250.00 payable through SOLUS
Extended Program (Section 900/J-Section) & Rewrite Exams:    
Extended Program - Section 900 per course tuition fee 1 516.40 payable through SOLUS
Rewrite Exam - per exam fee (Spring term) 2 466.00
payable through SOLUS
Section 900 or Rewrite Exam - remote exam fee per exam3 344.00 payable through Student Services
Section 900 or Rewrite Exam - remote exam admin fee 3 75.00 payable through Student Services

12015/16 Extended Program course fee is $516.40. The course tuition fee is for the 6-week portion of the course that extends past the end of Winter term, and includes Spring term exams in June.

2The Spring 2016 exam fees are assessed under the 2015/16 fee schedule and will be $466.00, plus $10.00. (SAL = Student Assistance Levy) per exam.

3Students may choose to write exams in a location other than Kingston. There is a $344 fee per exam plus an administrative fee of $75.00 for one or more exams.

Fees quoted are for domestic students. Fees for International students are higher. Please contact the Registrar’s Office or refer to the Guide to Registration and Fees at for details. In case of differences between the above and the Guide, the fees shown in the Guide shall prevail.

Account Information

Students can use SOLUS to determine their account balances.

Student Services Fee Payments

Fee payments that are made through our Student Services office may be by cheque or credit card/debit. We do not accept cash payments at any time.

No form that requires a Student Services payable fee will be processed without payment.

Cheques are to be made out to “Queen’s University”.

Credit card payments may be made either in person or over the phone. If a student chooses to make a credit payment over the phone, they must first contact Student Services Reception (613-533-2055 or , to discuss the process of appropriate authorization to complete the transaction. DO NOT PROVIDE CREDIT CARD NUMBERS AT ANYTIME, VIA EMAIL.


Any student with an overdue debt with the University will not be permitted to register or to receive examination results, official transcripts, or marks reports until the outstanding account is settled in full. A Senate Regulation forbids the release of a diploma to a student in debt to the University.


Questions about fees or charges should be directed to:

Office of the University Registrar
Gordon Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3N6
Telephone: 613 533-6894

Please refer to the Guide to Registration and Fees ( for a comprehensive outline of the items referred to above.