Faculty of Engineering

DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering Co-operative

Cooperative education in engineering incorporates a paid, supervised work experience component into the engineering degree program. Co-op students gain valuable experience through full-time employment during work terms sequenced with academic terms. The cooperative degree requires five years—in addition to eight, four-month terms of full-time study, students complete five, four-month work terms. These consist of full-time, paid employment in a position related to their field of study.

See Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering for more information about this field of study.


Here is an estimate of the tuition and fees for your first year of studies in this program.


Admission Requirements 2017-2018
Admission requirements are the academic background necessary for admission to a particular program of study.
  • Non-Direct Entry
    These programs require at least one year of pre-professional study before you can be admitted.
Preprofessional Study Time: 1 year

Qualifying Year: All students in the Qualifying Year in the Faculty of Engineering follow a common curriculum in their first year. At the end of the first year, students choose among the various specialized Engineering programs offered and between the traditional and cooperative education streams.
See Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Qualifying Year for admissions requirements from high school.

Transfer Students: Students with transferable post-secondary coursework taken outside of the Faculty of Engineering are considered for admission based on GPA and relevant transfer credit.
See Transfer Student Admission Requirements for more details.

English Language Proficiency (ELP)

Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

Aboriginal Applicants

At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Aboriginal Students in their work towards a degree. Aboriginal students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Aboriginal Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check!

For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.


Fall application: March 1, 2017

Extension: April 1, 2017

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