Undergraduate Studies

Course Descriptions & requirements

Registering for Courses

The Faculty of Engineering offers you a schedule of courses enabling you to successfully pursue a career in the field of engineering. First year students will enroll in a common general year of classes. Detailed instructions on how to build a First-Year Timetable can be found online in our Prospective Students section.

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 teh Traditional program should consult Engineering Chart 1 in Section 84.3 for information on the required courses and suggested courses sequence for their program.

Students in Co-op programs should consult Engineering Chart 2 in Section 84.4 for information on the 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 of the calendar or through Bear Tracks.

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

Course Descriptions and Requirements
During your Engineering Degree you will have to take a wide variety of courses covering huge subject areas. When planning your degree it is important to know what your courses will cover to not only help prepare you for the course but to also ensure you are taking courses you are interested in.

Full course descriptions are available through Bear Tracks using the Browse Course Catalogue search feature.  The Browse Course Catalogue search feature is available to registered users or to guests. Full course listings can also be found in the U of A’s Academic Calendar. These descriptions also list all prerequisites or co-requisites, where applicable, for every class to help you plan out your future years.