Two engineering students sit at a desk and work together at a computer.

The deadline to apply to a department program in engineering is March 1, 2021.

Undergraduate programs

The Price Faculty of Engineering offers an array of diverse programs: five accredited Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degrees, the Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) for students of Indigenous ancestry, and educational options for individuals with previous international engineering experience.

Preliminary Year

The preliminary year is common to all programs in Engineering. The preliminary year (1st year Engineering) consists of 12 courses. Students must complete a minimum of eight courses to be considered eligible for admission to an Engineering Department.

Admission into a Department is competitive based on APGA which is calculated on the best eight grades from the 12 possible courses completed. Direct entry students apply for admission to a 1st and 2nd choice department once at least 8 of the preliminary year courses are completed.

Preliminary Year Courses

This list of courses is in effect for both students admitted directly to Engineering and students applying to Engineering from University 1 or other faculties. 

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
Chem 1300 Chemistry 3
COMP 1012 Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers 3
ENG 1430 Design in Engineering 3
ENG 1440 Introduction to Statics 3
ENG 1450 Intro to Electrical and Computer Engineering 3
ENG 1460 Intro to Thermal Sciences 3
MATH 1210 Tech of Classical and Linear Algebra 3
MATH 1510 Applied Calculus 1 or equivalent (MATH 1500) 3
MATH 1710 Applied Calculus 2 or equivalent (MATH 1700) 3
PHIL 1290* Critical Thinking 1 3
PHYS 1050 Physics 3

PHIL 1290 (Critical Thinking) is the recommended complementary studies elective. However, students may select any course from the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Management at the 1000 level or above, with the exception of ARTS 1110 Introduction to University which may not be held for credit within the Price Faculty of Engineering.

Information for new students

  1. The Department of Chemistry will be making major changes to the courses they offer, beginning in Fall 2021. Some of these courses are either core requirements or electives in programs offered by the Price Faculty of Engineering. Students should be aware of how these changes will affect the progress of their Engineering programs. Full details on these changes can be found on the Changes to Chemistry Courses (PDF) memo to students.
  2. You should register for MATH 1510 (or MATH 1500) BEFORE registering for PHYS 1050. You will receive a “Prerequisite” error message if you register for PHYS 1050 first.
  3. CHEM 1300: This course requires a combination of both remote learning and on campus labs. Students must be available to attend on campus labs during their registered lab day/time. 
  4. All of the Engineering programs have enrolment quotas and, therefore, admission is competitive and not guaranteed. Ranking in the program competitions is based on a candidate’s average over the best eight final grades that have been achieved from within the list of twelve courses in the preliminary year in Engineering. Preference within each program will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. However, all programs will aim to admit a minimum of 10% international students. AGPA is calculated by using the grades of the best 8 of your 12 first-year Engineering courses required for the Preliminary Engineering Program.

    2020-2021 Admission Statistics
    Program Capacity Domestic
    Biosystems 48 2.813 2.563
    Civil 76 2.313 3.5
    Computer 120* 2.688 3.563
    Electrical 120* 2.375 3.563
    Mechanical 120 2.688 3.75

    *Combined capacity

Preferred 8 by department

The following eight courses are recommended to ensure that you have the appropriate prerequisites for the Departmental program courses:


Written English MATH 1210 MATH 1510 or 1500 CHEM 1300
ENG 1430 ENG 1440 MATH 1710 or 1700 PHYS 1050


Written English MATH 1210 MATH 1510 or 1500 CHEM 1300
ENG 1430 ENG 1440 MATH 1710 or 1700 PHYS 1050


Written English MATH 1210 MATH 1510 or 1500 COMP 1012
PHYS 1050 ENG 1450 MATH 1710 or 1700 ENG 1430, 1440, or 1460


Written English MATH 1210 MATH 1510 or 1500 COMP 1012
PHYS 1050 ENG 1450 MATH 1710 or 1700 ENG 1430, 1440, or 1460


MATH 1210 COMP 1012 MATH 1510 or 1500 PHYS 1050
ENG 1430 ENG 1440 MATH 1710 or 1700 ENG 1460
CHEM 1300      

*Completing these 9 courses is strongly recommended by the Mechanical Department in order to complete the program according to the 5 year model.

Written English Requirement

All students are required to complete, within the first 60 credit hours of their program, a minimum of one, 3 credit hour course with significant content in written English. The courses listed here are accepted for credit to fulfill this requirement.

POLS 2000 level courses no longer qualify for the W requirement for Engineering. Students who completed a POLS 2XXX level course by Winter 2020 will receive the “W” requirement. The courses were removed and no longer hold the W designation as of Fall 2020.

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
ASIA 1420 Asian Civilization to 1500  3
ASIA 1430 Asian Civilization from 1500 3
CATH 1190 Introduction to Catholic Studies 3
ENGL 1200 Representative Literary Works 6
ENGL 1300 Literature Since 1900 6
ENGL 1340 Introduction to Literary Analysis 3
ENGL 1400 Thematic Approaches to the Study of Literature 3
GPE 2700 Perspectives on Global Political Economy 3
GRMN 1300 Masterpieces of German Literature in English Translation 3
GRMN 1310 Love in German Culture in English Translation 3
HIST 1XXX* Any 1000 level HIST course 3 or 6
HIST 2XXX* Any 2000 level HIST course 3 or 6
NATV 2020 The Métis in Canada 3
POL 1900 Love, Heroes and Patriotism in Contemporary Poland 3
POL 2600 Polish Culture until 1918 3
POL 2610 Polish Culture 1918 to the present 3
POLS 1502** Introduction to Political Studies 3
RLGN 1322 Introduction to Eastern Religions 3
RLGN 1324 Introduction to Western Religions 3
RLGN 1424 Religion and Sexuality 3
RLGN 1440 Evil in World Religions 3
RLGN 2036 Introduction to Christianity 3
RLGN 2140 Introduction to Judaism 3
RLGN 2160 Hebrew Bible (Tanakh / Old Testament) 3
RLGN 2170 Introduction to the New Testament 3
RLGN 2222 The Supernatural in Popular Culture 3
RLGN 2590 Religion and Social Issues 3
RUSN 1400 Masterpieces of Russian Literature in English Translation 3
RUSN 2280 Russian Culture until 1900 3
RUSN 2290 Russian Culture from 1900 to the present 3
RUSN 2310 Exploring Russia Through Film 3
UKRN 2200 Ukrainian Myths, Rites and Rituals 3
UKRN 2410 Ukrainian Canadian Cultural Experience 3
UKRN 2590 Ukrainian Literature and Film 3
UKRN 2770 Ukrainian Culture until 1900 3
UKRN 2780 Ukrainian Culture from 1900 to the present 3
UKRN 2820 Holodomor and Holocaust in Ukrainian Literature and Culture 3
WOMN 1500 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies in the Humanities 3
WOMN 1600 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies in the  Social Sciences 3
WOMN 2560 Women, Science and Technology 3

  * Unallocated credits may not be used.
** This course requires a laboratory.


Students who achieve a Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) of 3.50 or better with a minimum of 12 credit hours completed during the current academic term will be included on the Dean's Honour List (DHL). In exceptional circumstances, the Faculty Council of Engineering may recommend that a student be included on the Dean's Honour List, even though the student has not satisfied all of the above conditions.

Graduate programs

The Price Faculty of Engineering offers Master of Science, Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy graduate degree programs through its four main departments, as well as through a joint program in biomedical engineering. Each department is well-equipped with research and teaching laboratories, and offers both experimental and theoretical graduate programs.

Post-baccalaureate diploma program

You may also be looking for