Qualifying Year

Qualifying Year

Why study this program?

Engineering - qualifying first year

If you are applying directly from high school, you must enter into a qualifying first year of Engineering. 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.

After you complete your first year, you'll be able to enter into one of the following degree programs and also pursue a sub-specialization:

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.


Why study at the University of Alberta?

The Faculty of Engineering is widely recognized as one of the top Engineering schools in Canada, with globally renowned professors, state-of-the-art labs and teaching spaces, and highly specialized facilities and areas of research.

Throughout your degree, you'll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, participate in research, and contribute to team projects both inside and out of the classroom.

We are centrally located within the heart of western Canada's energy and resources industries, with strong connections to industry and unmatched work placement opportunities.

Please note: If you are applying directly from high school, you must apply to the qualifying first year of Engineering. After you complete your first year you will have the opportunity to choose a specific degree program.


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POSSIBLE CAREERS
  • Biomechanical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engineering Physicist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Nanoengineer
  • Petroleum Engineer

Ben is a recipient of the Schulich Leaders Scholarship for Engineering, one of the top university entrance scholarships in Canada, and is now studying Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical Option).

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements for 2023 - 2024

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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English Language Proficiency (ELP)

Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

Indigenous Applicants

At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2023

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

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The Office of the Registrar administers over $28 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for undergraduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.

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