Transferring from an Engineering Technologist Program

Students who complete Engineering Technologist Diploma programs can be considered for admission to the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. As part of the application process, students will be asked to declare all previous post-secondary education and will be required to submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. It is not possible to 'give up' or waive previous post-secondary experience.

Students can be admitted directly to the related specialized engineering degree program. Direct admission is only to the traditional route and not to the co-op program. Please refer to the table below for the engineering diploma/discipline connections for Alberta institutions. Out-of-province institutions will be considered in a similar fashion.

All students admitted with an Engineering Technologist Diploma will still be required to complete all first-year coursework. 

Please Note: The minimum cumulative or overall average from the Engineering Technologist diploma required for admission is at least a 3.5 on the 4.0 scale.

All transfer students must also meet the math/science matriculation requirements for admission into the program, either through high school or equivalent post-secondary coursework. Students meeting matriculation requirements through high school coursework do not need to present a competitive average in these subjects, they simply need to be completed with a passing grade.

Program Placement

You can view the recommended sequence of the required courses for your program in the University of Alberta Calendar or on a Program Planner

University of Alberta
Faculty of Engineering Discipline
NAIT Engineering Technology Diploma SAIT Engineering Technology Diploma Lethbridge College
Chemical Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering
Chemical - Computer Process Control Instrumentation Engineering Instrumentation Engineering

Civil Engineering

Construction Engineering

Surveying and Geospatial Engineering

Engineering Design & Drafting - Municipal (Inactive program)

Geomatics Engineering (Inactive program)

Groundwater Engineering (Inactive program)

Civil Engineering

Engineering Design & Drafting - Civil

Engineering Design & Drafting -Structural

Surveying & Mapping

Wood Engineering

Geomatics Engineering



Design & Drafting

Civil - Environmental Civil Engineering - Municipal

Computer Engineering

Network Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronics Engineering

Electronics Engineering - Avionics (Inactive program)

Biomedical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronics Engineering

Automated Systems Engineering


Materials Engineering

Plastics Engineering (Inactive program)

Welding Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Design Technology

Air Conditioning Engineering (Inactive program)

Engineering Design & Drafting - Machine (Inactive program)

Engineering Design & Drafting - Process (Inactive program)

Power Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering

Engineering Design & Drafting -Process Piping

Automated Systems Engineering -Technology

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Industrial Engineering Technology

Operations Management

Power Engineering Technology

Building Mechanical Systems


Geoscience Technology

Mineral Engineering (Inactive program)

Geological Technology (Inactive program)

Petroleum Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Engineering

Applying for a Different Engineering Discipline

Students seeking admission to a different Engineering discipline or Co-op program will be given the opportunity to compete for a discipline after a year in their assigned discipline. You will have the option to complete a Program Selection Form, and rank all of the programs. 

When competing for a discipline, admission is based on your Fall/Winter GPA and completing a full course load. It is recommended that you wait until after Fall term grades are in before deciding to either remain in your current discipline, or compete for a different discipline. This can be a complex process, so it is recommended that you discuss your options with an Advisor.

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