Nov 15, 2019  
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Faculty of Engineering

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Engineers are designers, creators, inventors, thinkers and dreamers. They are responsible for anticipating and providing for the changing needs of society. They are creative problem solvers who help turn ideas into reality while making our world a better place.

The completion of a BSc degree in Engineering from the U of A is your first step on the road to becoming a professional engineer. As a graduate, you may register with a professional engineering association, and following a period of recognized work experience, practice engineering around the world. Our graduates include:

  • Lorenzo Donadeo (co-founder, CEO and director of Vermilion Energy Inc.)
  • Bryan Erb (lead engineer NASA Apollo Program - Heat Shields)

  • Louis Grimble (co-founder of engineering giant Stantec)

  • Douglas Hamilton (former NASA Flight Surgeon)

  • Garry Lindberg (lead Engineer on the Canadarm Project)

  • Gwyn Morgan (founder of EnCana Corp)

  • Frederick W. Pheasey (co-founded Dreco Energy Services ULC, Chairman, Executive Vice President of National Oilwell Varco Incorporated)

  • John Poole (co-chairman PCL Construction)

  • Ray Rajotte (member of the Edmonton Protocol Diabetes Treatment research group)

  • Lubomyr Romankiw (IBM researcher who invented modern computer memory technology)

  • Anne Marie Toutant (Vice President Mining Operation Suncor Energy)

Our recent graduates include:

  • Graham Buksa (founder Rayne Longboards)

  • Casey Hudson (producer Mass Effect and Knights of the Old Republic video game franchises)

  • Michael Sikorsky (founder Robots and Pencils)

  • Benjamin Sparrow (founder and CEO of Saltworks Technology)

  • Andrew Usenik (former lead singer 10 Second Epic)

Our Faculty is focused on providing students with the best education possible. Our professors encourage passion and creativity while instilling in students a sense of resilience and responsibility. Innovative teaching methods are encouraged and this is reflected in the fact that during the last 10 years, our professors have won five APEGA awards for Excellence in Education, three Engineers Canada Medals for Distinction in Engineering Education, seven U of A Rutherford Teaching Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and four U of A Provost's Awards for Early Achievement of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Our students are part of a creative, vibrant campus community. They have opportunities to discover and pursue their passions through classes and extracurricular activities such as our Dean's Research Awards program. Many of our students choose to participate in our Co-operative Education Program, which integrates 20 months of paid engineering work experience into a five-year engineering degree. Opportunities abound both inside and outside the classroom for students to further develop their technical and leadership skills. By getting involved with extracurricular projects and clubs, students develop their professional and technical abilities but and build friendships and connections that will last a lifetime.