Some students find the transition to university life can be a little overwhelming sometimes. If you are worried about classes or feeling overwhelmed trying to adjust to life on campus have no fear! To help with your transition, the Faculty of Engineering and the University of Alberta offer a wide range of resources and support services to help you adjust academically, mentally, physically, emotionally to life on campus.
Health & Safety
The University of Alberta 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. Visit the Faculty of Engineering Health & Safety website for important information on safety procedures, training and events.
Have concerns but aren't sure who to go talk to? The Faculty of Engineering provides students with excellent support to help you succeed in your academic career through our Student Services personnel. Student advisors are available to assist you with program planning, course selection, and many other services.
U of A Services
The U of A offers many exceptional service to students, from job placement and career counselling to health and wellness and services for disabled students. Whether you’re looking for academic support, financial assistance, or hoping to connect with members of your own religious faith or cultural background, the U of A offers resourced to help you succeed in all areas of your life.
Are you struggling in classes? Or do you just want some extra help keeping up? Some popular academic support services include the Math and Applied Sciences Centre, which provides support to Engineering students in math and science studies; the Centre for Writers, which is available for students who need assistance with any project or assignment that involves the writing process; and the Student Success Centre, which provides professional academic support through one-on-one appointments and group workshops on topics ranging from how to study or take notes, to how to manage a course project.
Calculator and Computer Specifications
Looking to buy a new computer or calculator to use for your course work? There are some specific guidelines for acceptable calculators and helpful guidelines for your computer purchase.
Engineering Employment Centre
As a U of A engineering student you have exclusive access to services like theEngineering Employment Centre, which provides you with valuable resume writing, job-hunting and interviewing skills.
If you need help with your research for a design project, research paper, project or dissertation, one of the Faculty’s strengths is the exceptional reference materials it has access to. To assist with this vast amount of material, the Faculty has Engineering Librarians
who help professors and students conduct research at every level.