National engineering standards

All of the University of Calgary’s undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. We meet regularly with the accreditation board to review our courses, instructors, assignments, labs and more. Our programs offer the academic requirements you will need to become licensed as a professional engineer in Canada. 
Graduating from an accredited program gives regulators the confidence that you meet their academic requirements. Becoming a licensed engineer includes other requirements such as work experience. Be assured your education is among the best in the world.


The next step on your engineering journey is to earn your professional engineering designation.  Each province or territory in Canada has its own regulatory body. In Alberta, it’s the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) 

APEGA grants P.Eng. designations in Alberta. To achieve this, you need a combination of academic qualifications and engineering work experience.

Iron ring

It’s been a Canadian engineering tradition for nearly a century. Iron rings are presented to new engineering graduates in a special ceremony, usually before convocation. Wearing the iron ring is a reminder of the ethical obligation of engineers to live and work to a high standard of professional conduct and public service.