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 4,400 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students.

The Faculty of Engineering is consistently recognized as one of the best in Canada and the world. In the 2014-15 QS World University Ranking, the U of A Faculty of Engineering was among the top 100 universities in the chemical engineering and civil and structural engineering subject rankings.

The University of Alberta overall is strongly positioned, ranking 84th worldwide and 5th in Canada in the 2014 – 2015 QS World University Rankings and among the top 150 in the world in the 2014 Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.


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.

Financial Assistance
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. 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 Mission

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