Professional Associations and Technical Societies
82.19 Professional Associations and Technical Societies
All Engineering programs listed in the Calendar are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers. Therefore, graduation from the Faculty of Engineering can lead to registration as a professional engineer in the provincial associations of professional engineers, in accordance with their individual policies.
The practice of engineering throughout Canada is regulated by professional associations in each province. The right to practise and accept professional responsibility is limited to those registered with the professional organization in the province concerned. In Alberta, this is the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA). Members of the Engineering Students' Society are automatically student members of the Association. Graduates are encouraged to join the Association as Engineers in Training. Four years of acceptable experience following graduation are necessary for registration as a professional engineer.
The practising engineer keeps abreast of technological developments through membership in one of several technical societies. Student branches of these societies (CSAE; SChE; CSCE; IEEE; CSME; CIM; ISA; SPE; SAE; SME; ASHRAE) have active chapters on campus. Engineering students are encouraged to join the society closest to their specially.