MEng Programs

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 Faculty of Engineering and the University’s Governance are making every effort to change the University Calendar to accurately represent the offered program. The self-directed program as it will be offered differs from the 2016/17Calendar description – the following are some of the key differences:

  • Course content is NOT more applied than in thesis-based M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs and is NOT typically delivered in intensive weekend and evening formats. Some courses may be available in the evenings, but most will be scheduled in the mornings and/or afternoons on weekdays.
  • M.Eng. courses ARE transferable to M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, subject to satisfying specific course requirements in those other programs.
  • The M.Eng. degree will require completion of a minimum of EIGHT graduate level courses comprising 24 credits of course work.
  • Courses must be at the 500-level, 600-level and/or 700-level or equivalent, NOT the 800-level as stated in the Calendar, and students must complete ENGG 600, NOT ENGG 800 as stated in the current 2016/17 Calendar. Course selections must be made in consultation with the Department.
  • M.Eng. students are required to complete a Capstone Project approximately equivalent to one three-credit course, generally after the course work has been completed. The topic of the project requires approval of a faculty supervisor from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

This language replaces the language currently found in the current 2016/17 University of Alberta calendar relating to the program.  

Length of Program

Candidates may complete the program in 9 to 12 months. The maximum time permitted for completion of a Master of Engineering 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.