Would you like to be an engineer? We can support you on your journey to the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan (USask Engineering).

There are three routes Indigenous students can take to become a USask Engineering student:

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.

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

If your high school average is not high enough for you to enter Engineering directly or if you think you would benefit from the extra support and intentional learning environment of the ISAP community, apply to the College of Arts and Science and sign up for the ISAP-STEM Pathway to Engineering.

In ISAP-STEM, you will take a set of common classes with other students interested in STEM programs and gather weekly with 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.

How to apply

Follow the standard steps to apply to become a student at USask. When you fill out your application and select a college and program to apply for, choose:

  • 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:

Anita Ramkalawan
Academic Advisor/Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity Specialist

College of Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
Email: anita.ramkalawan@usask.ca
Facebook: @USaskIndigenousEngineering