The University of Alberta's Faculty of Engineering prepares the next generation of engineers by giving our undergraduate and graduate students an unparalleled education with world-class instructors, hybrid learning environments, hands-on lab and field experience, and co-op opportunities.

With research and teaching strengths ranging from energy and minerals to climate and the environment from to emerging and advanced technologies and beyond, our Faculty positions our students and researchers to uncover the unknown and drive us toward making the world a better place.

Our vision is to be the most daring engineering community on the planet. We are engineers united by our unwavering dedication to solving the world’s greatest challenges and building a better future for society.

We are: Driven. Trailblazing. Curious. Supportive. Grounded. Considerate.

Fred Otto, Professor Emeritus, Dean of Engineering (1985-1994)

In Memoriam

Fred Otto, Professor Emeritus, Dean of Engineering (1985-1994)

It is with a heavy heart that we pay tribute to Fred Otto, former Dean of Engineering. Fred was an outstanding leader in our industry, community, and beyond.

A kind and generous man who always put the spotlight on others around him, making everyone feel unique and empowered. Fred had a significant impact on the future of the Faculty of Engineering, developing the first environmentally focused chemical engineering course and expanding the Co-Op program. Over the past three decades, generations of engineers were inspired and influenced by their DiscoverE experience, a program established under Fred's leadership to provide fun, interactive engineering experiences to youth. In honour of. Fred, we invite you to make a donation to the fund established by his family, the Fred and Helen Otto DiscoverE Endowment, in his memory.

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