Engineering (Pre-professional transfer program)

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Program description

Complete the qualifying year of your University of Alberta engineering degree at ULethbridge.

This transfer program allows you to complete the first year of your engineering degree here at the University of Lethbridge. After the successful completion of your courses, you will transfer to the University of Alberta (uAlberta) to complete your degree.

We have developed a number of courses specific to uAlberta that will give you the best start to your engineering degree. You must take the appropriate course package for your transfer institution. You can learn about the courses on the program planning guides highlighted below.

While this pre-professional program will transfer seamlessly to uAlberta, it is not exclusive to this institution. The courses you take may be used to transfer to other engineering programs. You should seek advice from your intended university.

Students pursuing a future in engineering have a number of opportunities available to them while at ULethbridge including co-operative education, international exchanges, independent and applied studies as well as volunteer opportunities.

ULethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer co-operative education to all majors in the arts & sciences, at both the undergrad and grad level. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, visit the Co-operative Education webpage.

University of Alberta | Entrance to the second year of your engineering program at the University of Alberta is contingent upon a minimum first year GPA of 2.5. Acceptance to specific engineering streams at the University of Alberta is competitive and may require a GPA higher than 2.5. Students presenting a GPA lower than 2.50 may be offered admission based on available seats. Students are expected to complete the required 12 courses within one academic calendar year. Please note that ENGG 1100 (1.5 credits) is not a full course, and has been designed to help students with study skills and offer other advice that will aid in their other courses. In addition to the above, applicants are expected to have completed the following senior high school courses: Chemistry 30, English Language Arts 30-1, Mathematics 30-1 or Pure Mathematics 30, Mathematics 31 and Physics 30. Admission to this program is competitive, and typically an admission average of 75% or higher on these courses and a minimum grade of 70% on each of these courses is required.

To view the program planning guide, select the year you are planning to start followed by Preparatory Programs, then Engineering Transfer Program (uAlberta).

For more information please contact the coordinator Locke Spencer,, 403-332-4612.

Possible careers

  • Engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Consultant
  • Contractor
  • Design engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Power company manager
  • Technical writer

Admission requirements


​Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed the following grade 12 courses and maintained a minimum 70% in each for admission to this program. You can also use these courses to meet our general admission requirements:​​​​

  • Chemistry 30
  • English 30
  • Mathematics 30-1
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30

In addition, applicants must have maintained a minimum high school average of 75% over the courses listed above.


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Sample classes

Course selections for the program will vary, but may include:

  • General Chemistry I&II
  • Fundamentals of Programming I
  • The Engineering Profession I
  • Engineering Statics
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Accelerated Calculus I&II
  • Writing for Engineering Students

Additional information

June 30 - Engineering Deadline

The APEGA Education Foundation has seven bursaries available to any Albertans enrolled in an undergraduate engineering program. For more details and to apply, visit their website. Deadline is July 31.

There are many other Scholarships & Awards available as well, learn more.