Would you like to be an engineer? No matter where you are ready to begin, we offer specialized programs to support you on your journey.

There are four routes for Indigenous students to access engineering at uSask:

Quick facts
  • For Indigenous students
  • Transition program
  • You can enter this program directly from high school
  • You can begin this program off-campus

1. Direct entry to Engineering

If you meet the admission requirements, apply to start your degree program in the College of Engineering. Talk to an academic advisor in the Engineering Student Centre if you are interested in exploring your options or connecting with social, cultural and financial supports.

Looking for ways to get ready for engineering or get ahead? Consider participating in the Summer Bridging Program and Student Success Program for personal and professional development opportunities.

Indigenous Student Achievement Program - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Apply to the College of Arts and Science and sign up for the ISAP-STEM Pathway to Engineering if your admission average does not allow you to enter engineering directly, or if you think you would benefit from the extra support and intentional learning environment of the ISAP community.

In ISAP-STEM, you will take a set of common classes with other students interested in STEM programs and gather weekly under the guidance of a peer mentor to support each other through the year.

If you have all of the prerequisites required by the College of Engineering and complete the ISAP-STEM Pathway to Engineering with a program average of at least 60%, you can transfer to the College of Engineering.

3. ISAP-STEM Accelerator Certificate

If you don't have the required high school science classes to enter Engineering directly, you can start with the Accelerator Certificate before moving on to the ISAP-STEM Pathway to Engineering.

The Accelerator Certificate includes three preparatory classes required for STEM degreesBiology 90, Physics 90, and Chemistry 90as well as the Husky Math Lab. These classes can be used to meet the prerequisite requirements for degree programs, including engineering, that require high-school sciences.

4. Northlands PRES
Pre-Engineering Science

Students in the North can start with the Northlands Pre-Engineering and Science (PRES) program in La Ronge. Once you complete the PRES program, including completing prerequisite requirements for Engineering, with a minimum program average of 60%, you can transfer to the College of Engineering. 

Indigenous Engineering Student Initiatives

For information regarding the Bridging Program, Student Success Program and other initiatives, please visit the Indigenous Engineering Student Initiatives page.


If you would like to start the PRES program in La Ronge, apply directly to Northlands College.

Otherwise, you will follow the standard steps to apply for all degree programs. When you fill out your application and select a college to apply for, select:

  • Engineering, if you are applying directly to the engineering program
  • Arts and Science, if you would like to participate in ISAP-STEM or ISAP-STEM Accelerator Certificate


For more information contact:

Alana Ross
Indigenous Student Initiatives Coordinator

College of Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
Email: indigenous.engineering@usask.ca
Facebook: @USaskIndigenousEngineering