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About Qualifying Year at University of Alberta

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:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

Why study Engineering 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.

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Notes about fees for this course

If you are admitted into a new program for Fall 2020 you will receive a tuition guarantee for the total cost of that program. We'd encourage you to check out the cost calculator to review rates for program tuition and an estimate of fees related to living arrangements, health and dental plan, books, supplies and more.

Find out more about the new tuition model and program-based guarantee.

Entry requirements

Required Courses

One of the following courses

  • English (Literature & Composition)
One of the following courses
  • Calculus
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  • Chemistry
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  • Mathematics
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  • Physics

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