Engineering at UAlberta
The University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering ranks in size among the top 5 per cent of more than 400 engineering schools in North America, with about 4,000 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students.
The faculty is internationally recognized. The 2011-2012 QS rankings rate the University of Alberta’s academic reputation at 4th place in all of Canada. In terms of research impact, the Faculty of Engineering is ranked 3rd in Canada in the 2011 Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan issues performance rankings of World Universities.
Engineering and information technology at the U of A are ranked among the top 100 in the world, out of more than 2,000 universities considered by the 2011-2012 QS World University Rankings.
The University of Alberta is also among the top 100 universities in engineering, technology and computer sciences according to the 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Jiao Tong World University Rankings).
We offer 21 engineering programs as well as Canada’s second-largest Engineering Co-op Program, with more than 1,400 paid student placements per year. All of our degree programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.
Engineering students have access to more than $1.5 million per year in scholarships for new and continuing studies.
New Facilities and Professors
In recent years our Faculty has added nearly one million square feet of outstanding new teaching, research, and study space, and since 2000 we have hired 130 new professors—85 of them since 2005. We are continuing to hire additional professors and recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate students.
Health & Safety
The Faculty of Engineering takes the safety and well-being of students, staff, faculty members and guests seriously. Leading-edge teaching and research involves hands-on work in shops and laboratories and every measure is taken to provide a safe and secure environment in which we teach, learn and discover.
Our Faculty’s mission 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
- Produce nationally and internationally recognized engineering research
- Provide high-quality service to the engineering profession and the external community