The Internationally-Educated Engineers Qualification (IEEQ) Program is designed for internationally-educated engineers as a pathway to be considered academically qualified by Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba, and is part of the process toward a professional Engineering (P.Eng.) license in Manitoba. Internationally-educated engineers who take the IEEQ Program are men and women who already hold an engineering degree from outside of Canada, who generally have extensive engineering work experience from outside of Canada, who have recently immigrated to Canada, and who wish to continue their engineering career and seek professional licensure with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba.
There are two main requirements to become registered as a P.Eng. in Manitoba: academic qualification and acceptable engineering work experience. Previously, the only way for internationally-educated engineers to achieve academic qualification was to write Confirmatory Examinations assigned by Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba. The IEEQ Program is an alternative to the Confirmatory Exam process.The IEEQ Program includes technical courses and co-op work experience, augmented by a consistent emphasis on cultural orientation, English communication development, and professional networking. Students can choose to complete the program over one or two years. The IEEQ Program offers a time-effective alternative to Confirmatory Examinations, immersion in the English technical vocabulary and Canadian codes & standards of the discipline, intensive cultural orientation, Canadian engineering work experience, and introductions to a local engineering network of fellow students, professors, co-op employers and colleagues.
The IEEQ Program has several major components:
Academic Coursework: senior-level courses in the Faculty of Engineering, including: Engineering Economics (ENG 3000); Professional Engineering Practice in Manitoba (ENG 4020); and Technical & design courses corresponding to the Confirmatory Exams assigned by Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba. The exact number of technical & design courses depends on the total number of Confirmatory Examinations assigned by Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba.
Co-op Work Experience: Four months of paid work experience with an engineering employer in your engineering discipline. We take a multi-dimensional approach to the professional integration of internationally-educated engineers into the Canadian engineering profession.
The IEEQ Program curriculum includes English language and communications support, a year-long course in cultural training, engineering business practices in Canada, and engineering ethics, as well as networking opportunities with other engineers. Most participants will be able to complete the program requirements in 12 to 24 months.