Graduate Students

The University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering is home to a vibrant community of scholars committed to teaching and research at the highest levels. The faculty is internationally recognized and ranks among the top 5 per cent of more than 400 engineering schools in North America, with approximately 4,400 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students.

By programs, the U of A’s mining engineering program ranks No. 18 in the world, and the chemical engineering program is among the top 100, according to the 2016-17 QS World University Rankings.

The University of Alberta ranks among the top five universities in Canada and top 100 globally in the 2016-17 QS World University Rankings.

The university has enduring global connections through collaboration and student exchanges around the world, and on campus has a diverse and multicultural environment—it ranked 31 in the Times Higher Education Most International Universities 2017. International students make up nearly 17 per cent of undergraduate and almost 39 per cent of graduate students, the latter being among the highest percentages of any university in Canada.

More than 60 per cent of new faculty members at the U of A are from abroad, bringing the total percentage of international professors to more than 40 per cent.

With a growing number of professors, the Faculty continually recruits new graduate students. Many exciting opportunities exist at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. The benefits of earning a master’s (MSc, MEng, or joint MBA/MEng) or doctoral degree (PhD) in Engineering are higher salaries, and greater professional responsibility and satisfaction as a result of greater knowledge.

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Demand for Engineers with Graduate Degrees
Read the labour market report by Engineers Canada about the acute shortage of engineers with postgraduate qualifications.

Explore Your Options
MSc and PhD candidates will need to identify a professor who will agree to supervise them.  You can learn more about our professors and their research interests by exploring our research pages and our research database

Sample Letter of Interest (PDF): Students are encouraged to submit outstanding applications. These templates are examples only.

Funding: The Canada and Post Graduate Scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) provide financial support to students and scholars in natural sciences and engineering.

Our Graduate Programs
If you would like information about graduate programs and admissions, please contact the department offering the area of study that you are interested in:

Biomedical Engineering 
Chemical and Materials Engineering
 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
 
Electrical and Computer Engineering
 
Mechanical Engineering

Download our Graduate Studies Viewbook
and Department Inserts

UAlberta Engineering Graduate Viewbook

Explore Your Options
MSc and PhD candidates will need to identify a professor who will agree to supervise them.  You can learn more about our professors and their research interests by exploring our research pages and our research database.

Code of Student Behaviour
Students are required to familiarize themselves with the Code of Student Behaviour to avoid falling into academic misconduct and to continue in good academic standing.

Student Resources
The Office of Student Judicial Affairs has created three fun videos addressing the issues of plagiarism, cheating and what’s acceptable/unacceptable with regards to student academic behaviour. Watch the videos!