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80 The Faculty of Engineering

    Since 1908, the Faculty of Engineering has been responding to the evolving needs of the engineering profession through innovative programs and exceptional teaching. With over 5,000 students from around the world, the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta is one of the largest and most diverse in North America. The Faculty offers nine accredited undergraduate engineering programs, as well as a full range of graduate programs.

    The mission of the Faculty of Engineering, which has remained virtually unchanged since inception, is

to produce engineering graduates of choice for employers and postgraduate schools and to produce graduates who can carry out forefront engineering design and research

to produce nationally and internationally recognized engineering research

to provide high-quality service to the engineering profession and the external community

The Engineering Profession

    Engineering is a creative profession with a powerful and respected tradition of accountability and service. The completion of a BSc degree in Engineering from the U of A is your first step on the road to becoming a professional engineer. As a graduate, you may register with a professional engineering association, and following a period of recognized work experience, practice engineering around the world.

Faculty Awards and Accomplishments

    Talented, successful teachers and researchers are key to success at this Faculty. It is through the efforts of Engineering professors that the Faculty is able to maintain our position on the leading edge of discovery and dissemination of engineering knowledge. Some awards and accomplishments of the Faculty in the past few years include:

One Canada Excellence Research Chair, Canada's most prestigious federal research chair

Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 3M Canada Teaching Fellowship – Canada's highest honour for undergraduate teaching

Four NSERC Steacie Fellowships held

Twelve Rutherford Awards for Teaching Excellence

Canadian Council of Professional Engineers Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education

Sixteen Industrial Research Chairs

$61.4M external research funding in 2010–2011

Eighteen Canada Research Chairs

Over 50 NSERC postgraduate scholarships awarded annually

Martha Cook Piper and J Gordon Kaplan Research Awards

Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellowship

Engineering Institute of Canada Fellowships; Two KY Lo medals

Two Canadian Society for Civil Engineers Fellowships

Six Royal Society of Canada Fellowships

Canada Council Killam Research Fellowships

Seven Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellowships

Numerous APEGGA Awards: Excellence in Education, Centennial Leadership, Project Achievement, Early Accomplishment, and Environmental Excellence Awards

Engineers Canada Young Engineer Achievement Awards

Twenty two Killam Annual Professorship Awards

ASTech Science and Technology Community and Technology Leadership Awards

Ten Petro-Canada Young Innovator Awards

Student Opportunities, Awards and Accomplishments

    The Faculty of Engineering builds on the strengths of our students. High-quality programs, outstanding faculty, and world-class facilities means that we are able to attract exceptional students who realize their full potential by participating in creative and engaging activities in- and outside the classroom. Students in our research-learning environment have the ability to participate in leading-edge, extra-curricular research, with funding available from Faculty, University, and national research award programs. The Faculty of Engineering is home to an incredibly active student body, which provides opportunities to participate in student governance and intercollegiate design projects that compete on both national and international levels. The Faculty has one of Canada's largest Engineering Co-op programs with approximately 1,400 participants. Students in Co-op get real world engineering experience through paid work placements. Some recent student awards and accomplishments include:

Students in the Faculty of Engineering receive over $1.5 million in scholarships annually

CD Howe Foundation Awards for the top first-year male and female engineering students in Canada.

Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation Scholarship Awards

Governor General Silver and Gold Medals

Actua Award for Leadership and Innovation and the ASTech Foundation Award for Excellence in Science and Technology Public Awareness have been awarded to our Discover E Engineering and Science Camp program

42 students in the Faculty of Engineering are varsity level athletes

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Welcome from the President


Academic Schedule
 11Major Deadlines from the 2013-2014 Academic Schedule
 11.1Academic Schedule 2013-2014 (monthly listing of academic events on campus)

Undergraduate Application Deadlines for Admission and Readmission

Undergraduate Admission
 13 Admission to Undergraduate Programs
 14General Admission Requirements
 15Admission Requirements by Faculty
 16Admission for International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Students
 17Admission from Outside Alberta

University Regulations and Information for Students
 20General University Policies
 21Classification of Students
 22Registration and Fees
 23Academic Regulations
 24Student Services
 25Code of Student Behaviour
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30Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
40Faculty of Arts
50Augustana Faculty
60Faculty of Business
70Faculty of Education
80Faculty of Engineering
90Faculty of Extension
100Faculty of Law
110Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
120Faculty of Native Studies
130Faculty of Nursing
140Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
150Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
160School of Public Health
170Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
180Faculté Saint-Jean
191Faculty of Science

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 200The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 201Members of the Faculty
 202General Information
 203Regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 204Graduate Program Regulations
 205Graduate Programs
 210Graduate Financial Aid

Open Studies

Course Listings
 230Details of Courses
 231Course Listings


General Information
 241University History and Traditions
 242Constitution of the University
 243University Libraries
 244Alumni Association
 245Affiliated Colleges

University Staff
 250Continuing Academic Staff
 252Associate and Adjunct Staff
 253Honorary Degree Recipients