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University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Complementary Studies Electives [Engineering]

To better understand the role of Engineering within a broader social context, all programs require an element of complementary studies consisting of the humanities, social sciences, arts, management, engineering economics and communications. Aspects of these topics are covered in mandatory courses, but each program contains complementary studies electives so that students may explore areas of particular interest. Notwithstanding this, the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board requires that programs include exposure to the central thought processes of the humanities and social sciences. One Complementary Studies Elective must be taken from List 1, normally in the First Year of the program. Further Complementary Studies Electives must be at the 200-level or above and should be selected from List 2 (see Course Listings  for course descriptions and prerequisites). Note that in some cases, a course may appear both on a complementary studies list and as a program required or program elective course. A single course cannot be used to satisfy multiple course requirements under Programs of Study .


*A single ★3 ENGL course cannot satisfy both a Complementary Studies Elective and the English Elective requirements.

List 2 (Second and higher years)


**Not available to Civil students
***Not available to Civil (Environmental Engineering Option) students.

A second course from the ITS List may be taken as part of List 2. However, a single course cannot be used to satisfy both the ITS and Complementary Studies requirements. This list is updated annually. Courses that teach a language or the application of a particular skill (such as courses in physical education, music and art) do not meet the intent of the Accreditation Board with respect to complementary studies and are therefore not eligible.

English Electives

Most engineering programs require a single-term (3-0-0) English course. This is typically ENGL 199 , but ENGL 121, ENGL 122, ENGL 123, ENGL 124 and ENGL 125  are also acceptable.