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Registering for Courses Beyond Qualifying Year

Registering in Courses Beyond Qualifying Year

Students admitted to the second year of study in the Faculty of Engineering will follow a specific course sequence dependent on the program of study that they have been admitted to.

For more information students can consult the University of Alberta Academic Calendar.

Students in the Traditional program should consult Engineering Chart 1 in Section 84.3 for information on Required Courses and Suggested Course Sequence for their program.

Students in Co-op program should consult Engineering Chart 2 in Section 84.4 for information on Required Courses and Suggested Course Sequence for their program.

Technical Electives are listed in Section 84.5 of the calendar, and Complimentary Studies Electives are listed in Section 84.6.

Course listings including course descriptions, fee index, and prerequisite requirements are available as a PDF in Section 231 or through Bear Tracks, the online student portal.

Students are also advised to contact their department advisors for additional information.

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 by the last day of class in the winter semester. You will rank at least 10 program choices on this form. 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.