MEng Programs

Already working in the field but want to learn more about a particular engineering research area? The MEng program is a course-based program designed for the working professional. Expand your expertise while continuing to work in the industry.

The proposed start date for September 2016 applications is restricted to students who are already in Canada, while January 2017 is open to ALL applicants including International.  Please refer to the deadlines on Civil's website.

The requirements to get into the MEng course-based program are the same as the requirements for the MSc thesis based program. All applicants applying must meet the academic requirements as well as the English language requirements


The Masters of Engineering (MEng) program listed in the University of Alberta Calendar 2015-16 and 2016-2017, is NOT the program being offered. The program listed in the calendar was not approved by the Government of Alberta; the Faculty of Engineering and the University's Governance are making every effort to change the university calendar to accurately represent the offered programs.

We are offering the high quality MEng that is currently approved by the Government of Alberta, the calendar description is fully provided below, please refer to this information and not the information in the University Calendar:

The Master of Engineering is a course-based degree program that requires a minimum of *24 (eight single-term graduate courses or equivalent), of which *15 (five single-term courses or equivalent) should be in the candidate's major field of interest, ENGG 600 plus a project that is equivalent to *3. In some areas of specialization, an additional *6 (two single-term courses or equivalent) more than the minimum are required. The Department will require more *3 courses in cases where the undergraduate degree does not provide a superior background for the chosen area of specialization.

Length of Program

Candidates may complete the Master of Engineering program in a minimum of nine months. The maximum time permitted for completion of the program is four years from the date of first registration.

The course requirement, which courses to take, varies from group to group. Students admitted to a MEng would have to contact the department to establish which courses to take.

The department also offers a joint MBA/MEng degree program with the School of Business. Any applications for the MBA/MEng program are made directly through the School of Business, so please contact their office directly if you are interested in the joint program. Learn more.