About

Engineers are creative problem-solvers. They use science, technology and math to analyze and solve local and global problems.

There's a place for you in engineering if you're interested in entrepreneurship, music, the arts, social justice, technological innovation, and more!

Engineering gives you the chance to make a difference in the world in whichever area you are most passionate about.

Degree

Starting Your Degree

We’ve redesigned first-year engineering at USask to help you succeed and make engineering more fun. We call the new first year RE-ENGINEERED. It’s the only program of its kind in Canada. It will get you excited and inspired about engineering.

In RE-ENGINEERED, instead of high-stakes exams, you will do more assignments and quizzes so you can improve your mark if you stumble early. Daily tutorials are part of the schedule so you can get help when you need it. And instead of final exams, you will explore the different branches of engineering in hands-on courses.

You will choose your engineering specialty – known as your major, or discipline – at the end of your first year. This is the area you will study in-depth in your upper-years classes.

Majors

You will choose your engineering major near the end of your first year. You will specialize in this area of engineering for the rest of your degree.

Each of our eight majors are accredited by Engineers Canada, which requlates engineering education in Canada.   

Your junior humanities/social science elective, science elective or commerce class will not be used in the average calculation.

Certificates

Certificate in Professional Communication

The Certificate in Professional Communication (CPC) program is a certificate of proficiency program that prepares students for a professional career by cultivating communicative judgment in professional practice. This certificate can be completed in conjunction with a degree or on its own.

Certificate in Technological Innovation

The Technological Innovation Certificate program introduces students to business fundamentals and to the processes necessary to design and commercialize technologically-innovative solutions. Students who complete the program will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to identify good problems involving tech innovation opportunities, to design solutions to those problems, and to commercialize their innovations.

Options

You can further enhance your education by taking additional specialized training in the following options:

Biochemical Option

This option is available to students pursuing the B.E. in Chemical Engineering program. It provides specialization in sciences/engineering courses that apply to traditional bioprocessing industries such as food and beverage processing, enzyme production, biofuels and pharmaceuticals.

Mineral Processing Option

This option is available to students pursuing the B.E. in Chemical Engineering program. It offers students the opportunity to take 6 courses within their Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.E.) Chemical Engineering program that gives them a focus on the discipline of Mineral Processing.

Petroleum Option

This option is available to students pursuing the B.E. in Chemical Engineering program. It provides students the opportunity to take courses within the Chemical Engineering program that give them a focus on petroleum engineering, oil/gas engineering and bitumen upgrading.

Geological Engineering Mining Option

This option equips students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.E.) Geological Engineering program with a foundational knowledge of mining operations. Curricular emphasis is placed on process engineering, mine design, excavation techniques, and mineral deposits. 

Mechanical Engineering Mining Option

This option offers students the opportunity to take a set of courses, plus complete a mandatory twelve-month internship, within their Mechanical Engineering program, that gives them a focus on topics of relevance to the mining industry.

Co-op Internship Program

The Engineering Co-op Internship Program is a great way for students to kickstart their engineering careers. In this optional program, students gain valuable engineering work experience through paid work terms between four and 20 months long. Participating in the co-operative internship program may extend your degree completion time by a minimum of one year.

Indigenous Peoples Initiatives

There are dedicated programs for Indiginous students in Saskatoon and La Ronge such as learning communities, a summer bridging program, and the student success program. If you are interested in engineering, but are missing a high school science class, or if your high school average is below 75% there are pathway programs to help you meet those requirements before you start your Engineering degree.

Calculus 30 has been removed as an admission requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program, effective for admissions to the 2019-2020 academic year.

If you are taking calculus now or have already completed it, that's great! If it works to your advantage, it can still be used in an admission average calculation and the experience you have gained will be very valuable to your first year in engineering. Removing high school calculus as an admission requirement is a way for us to reduce barriers to entry into engineering, and to grow and diversify enrolment in this in-demand and impactful field.

Questions?

Engineering Student Centre  

Tel: (306) 966-5274 
Email:  engineering.studentcentre@usask.ca