Undergraduate First Year: Your chance to explore Engineering!
If you are applying directly from high school, UAlberta Engineering offers a chance to learn about the entire profession during a common first year of Engineering courses (officially it's called the qualifying first year -- when you're ready, learn more about it in the UAlberta Admissions website).
This first-year curriculum is designed to give you a solid foundation and introduce you to the vast opportunities available. You'll not only increase your academic capacity, you'll also discover how you can shape your future career.
From there, you will have the opportunity to choose a discipline and degree path (options listed below) that starts in second year, in both traditional four-year Engineering degrees as well as five-year Co-op Engineering degrees.
First Year Engineering Transfer Program
The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta also offers one-year Engineering Transfer Programs through the following Alberta post-secondary institutions:
Students in the engineering transfer programs will take equivalent courses to those completed by first year Engineering students at the University of Alberta and will be considered for admission into a second year UAlberta Engineering program based on their first year results.
Students interested in an Engineering Transfer Program should apply directly to the transfer institution and applications will be assessed in accordance with that institution’s admission requirements.
Please contact the intended transfer institution for more information on admission to their transfer program.
Available disciplines and degrees, including co-op options, are listed below, with links to more information in the UAlberta Registrar's Office website.
Engineering Co-op incorporates paid, supervised work
experience into the undergraduate engineering degree program.
Our students gain valuable, real-world experience through full-time
employment in positions related to their field of study. You can learn more in the Co-op Program website.