About

Engineering has more impact on our day-to-day lives than any other profession. Using creativity and collaboration, engineers and their teams solve global problems, such as providing clean water to communities, stewarding natural resources and even improving the ease of your commute to school.

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

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.

Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.E.) degree is a four-year program. All first year engineering students will take a common set of courses before entering a major specialization, in their second year.

Majors

We offer major specializations that cater to a wide variety of interests:

Choosing a major

At the end of your first year, you will select your preferred major in which you plan to pursue a degree. You will be asked to rank your top three program choices and we will consider you for your preferred programs based on a competitive average calculated using your first-year engineering courses.

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. Graduates of this option are anticipated to have an interest in the mining operations and are likely to pursue careers in the associated industry.

Mechanical Engineering Mining Option

This option offers students the opportunity to take 6 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

Engineering Co-operative Internship Program

This optional, comprehensive work-integrated learning program connects students and employers. With paid work-term lengths between four and twenty months and varied start dates, students can gain valuable engineering work experience prior to graduation. Participating in the co-operative internship program may extend a student’s 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.

Questions?

Engineering Student Centre  

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