Qualifying First Year: Your chance to explore Engineering!
If you are applying directly from high school or with no previous university experience, 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 that starts in second year, in both traditional four-year Engineering degrees as well as five-year Co-op Engineering degrees.
Votre première année en français / First-year option: study in French
Êtes-vous un génie? Le Campus Saint-Jean, en collaboration avec la Faculty of Engineering de l'Université de l'Alberta, offre la possibilité aux étudiants de faire leur première année du Baccalauréat en génie (BSc Eng) en français. Pour plus d'informations, visitez le site du Campus Saint-Jean.
First Year Engineering Transfer Program
The Engineering at 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.
Additional information on transfer requirements can be found on our Transferring from an Engineering Transfer Program webpage.
Other Transfer Options
We also offer options for transferring in from other programs at the University of Alberta, Engineering Technologist Diploma programs, and other post-secondary institutions.
Beginning in second-year, the Engineering Co-op program 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. Learn more in the Co-op Program section of our website.
What kinds of Engineering can I study?
You have a lot to choose from! It all starts with a Qualifying First Year, then you specialize in second year in either a four-year Traditional Degree or a five-year Co-op Program. Explore our available specializations below (that we call Disciplines and Degrees), including links to more information in the UAlberta Registrar's Office Admissions website.
Or check out our Undergrad Viewbook in pdf format!
(Looking for help in choosing your second-year program? Visit the Engineering Student Service - Program Help section of our website!)
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UAlberta offers a wide range of graduate level programs through the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, in partnership with the Faculty and individual Departments. Degree options are listed below, with links to more detailed information throughout the UAlberta website: