Program Advising from the Undergraduate Student Services Office

Second Year Program Specialization Selection Process

Second Year Program Specialization Selection Process

Admission to all second year program specializations and degree routes is determined through a competitive process based on student preference, grade point average (GPA), and course load.

To qualify for a second year program specialization, you must complete your first year in satisfactory standing (2.0 GPA or higher), and have completed at least 30 units of engineering course weight (not including ENGG 100 or ENGG 101).

As part of the admission process, you are required to complete a Program Selection Form (button below) by the last day of class in the winter semester. You will rank at least 10 program choices on this form, but it is recommended to rank all of them. Please rank your program choices in order of preference (1 = First, and highest choice). A minimum of 10 choices is required, but it is recommended to rank all of them. Using this information, the Faculty of Engineering generates a Program Admission Factor (PAF) for all students. PAF is a combination generated by combining your GPA and course load. You are then admitted to your highest program choice that is consistent with your PAF.

High school students do NOT need to complete this form.

This form will close on April 30th, 2020 at 4:00 pm. The form will reopen on June 1, 2020, at 8:00 am, for one last, and final opportunity to make changes to your ranking, and will close on June 12, 2020, at 4:00 pm. When the form is closed you are not able to login to view your information, but a copy is emailed to you for your records.

The Program Selection will open on October 1, 2019. The form must be completed by all students with previous post-secondary credit. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Current First Year Students in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta.
  • Other Faculties at the University of Alberta.
  • Other Universities or Colleges in Alberta, or elsewhere.
  • Those who have attended technical institutions such as NAIT, BCIT, and SAIST. 

Please login with your University of Alberta CCID and password.

*Please note: This is not an application form for admission to the University of Alberta. All applicants who are not already students in the Faculty of Engineering need to complete a University application form in addition to this form. You will need your University of Alberta ID number, and Campus Computing ID (CCID) to access this form.

Go to the Program Selection Form