University of Calgary
UofC Navigation

First-Year Common Core

All seven undergraduate engineering degree programs have a common first year, which consists of 10 courses in mathematics, sciences, computing, engineering principles, communications and design. This provides a solid foundation for your engineering training and introduces you to a variety of engineering disciplines.

First-year course blocks

First-year students must register according to a course block. Students coming directly from high school are registered by the Engineering Student Centre. First-year students transferring from another faculty or institution must register themselves into the required courses according to a block.

F16/W17 coming soon.

First-year common core courses

Fall session Winter session
MATH 275 - Calculus for Engineers and Scientists (formerly AMAT 217) MATH 277  - Multivariable Calculus for Engineers (formerly AMAT 219)
ENGG 200 - Design and Communication ENGG 225 - Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits and Machines
MATH 211 - Linear Methods I ENGG 202 - Engineering Statics

ENGG 233 - Computing for Engineers 

PHYS 259 - Electricity and Magnetism

Course offered in both sessions
CHEM 209 - General Chemistry for Engineers
ENGG 201 - Behaviour of Liquids, Gases and Solids

Complementary Studies course (optional)

Entering a degree program

Students apply for admission to a degree program at the end of their first year. This is a competitive process based on the student's program preference, number of courses completed during first year and the grade point average (GPA) achieved on all completed course work. Every attempt is made to admit students to one of their top five choices.

For more information, contact:

Engineering Student Centre
Phone: 403-220-5732 
Email: engginfo@ucalgary.ca

Find out about the support available at the Devon Academic Resource Centre to help you succeed during your first year of university.