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The Faculty of Engineering offers education within seven departments and ten programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, leading to BEng, MEng, MSc and PhD degrees. It also supports a dynamic and active research community across the faculty and broader university community and in partnership with industry, government and donors.
The Faculty's research specializations fall into four major areas: manufacturing; environmental science and technologies; natural resources and energy; and information and communications technologies/health. It is home to several research centres and institutes, including CIFT — Canadian Institute of Fisheries Technology; CII — Centre for Innovation in Infrastructure; MEC —Minerals Engineering Centre; CWRS — Centre for Water Resources Studies; and the Particulate Material Research Group.
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The basic statute relating to Dalhousie University is Chapter 24 of the Acts of 1863. This statute replaced earlier statutes, and the 1863 statute itself has been amended and supplemented several times over the years. The provisions of these various statutes provide for the establishment and regulation of the university, the membership of the Board of Governors and its rights and powers, the authority of senate for the internal regulation of the university (subject to the approval of the board), and various other matters.
The formal agreement that preceded the creation of the Faculty of Engineering is the Dalhousie–Technical University Amalgamation Act. 1996, c. 24, s. 1.