After successful completion of the one year transfer programs, you apply to transfer to one of the two degree granting schools. For more details, contact the schools listed above.
Engineering degree and transfer programs admission subjects
There are five courses required for admission to Engineering degree and transfer programs in Alberta. Grades in other subjects are not considered for admission purposes. The required courses are:
Each school will have a different admission average; schools with competitive admission averages may change the competitive admission average both from year to year, and during each admission cycle (e.g., the average may lower from Fall, when applications open, to late Summer, when final admission offers are made). Academic upgrading courses that are considered the equivalent of these Alberta high school courses may also be presented – contact the school you are interested in attending for details.
UAlberta and UCalgary first year Common Cores
All Engineering students who graduate from a school must take the same common first year core classes. Many of these classes are used as prerequisites for courses in later years of study.
Due to the differences in the first year program between UAlberta and UCalgary, students wishing to transfer between the two schools must directly contact the school they wish to transfer to for details on program planning. Detailed comments (where applicable) on specific course to course transfers can be found in the Transfer Alberta Search Tool.
If you begin your career as an engineering technologist you can become a professional engineer. In Alberta, you can take Engineering Technologist programs at:
Engineering technologists in Alberta are accredited by ASET. You will need:
The five high school admission courses noted above (or equivalent courses)
To have completed your Engineering Technology diploma
A superior cumulative GPA (contact the school you are interested in attending for admission GPA guidelines for the year you want to attend)
At UAlberta ‐ you will be admitted into the related specialized Engineering degree program (e.g., a Civil Engineering Technologist could be admissible into Civil Engineering), in the traditional, non-co-op program only. Admission is not guaranteed, and students will have to complete the common first year courses, as outlined in the chart on this page. If the discipline of study between the diploma and the degree program changes, students will take the full degree program.
UCalgary ‐ offers a 2+2 program in Energy Engineering for graduates from approved polytechnic institute programs. Other Engineering Technologist Diploma graduates who are admitted to Engineering should expect to take four years of study.