Admissions

All students apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BE) program by submitting an online application through the University of Saskatchewan admissions website during pre-defined periods each year.

Students are admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BE) degree program as a high-school, internal transfer (from another University of Saskatchewan college), or external transfer (from another post-secondary institution) student. In general, a student who previously completed 18 or more credit units of transferrable post-secondary coursework will be assessed as a transfer student.

Please visit the admissions website or contact the Office of Admissions and Transfer Credit by phone (306-966-5788) or email (admissions@usask.ca) if you have any questions about the application or admissions process.

Transfer Credit

Students who completed prior post-secondary coursework may be eligible to receive advanced standing (or transfer credit) in their engineering degree program. Transfer credit evaluations are routinely completed by the Office of Admissions and Transfer Credit and the Engineering Student Centre as part of the university admission process.
 
Transfer credit evaluations will only be completed for newly admitted and current engineering students. Transfer credit evaluations will not be completed for students who have not already been admitted to a degree program the University of Saskatchewan.

Process

The Office of Admissions and Transfer Credit will conduct a thorough review of each student's academic history as part of the university admission process. For newly admitted transfer students, this will involve determine which transfer credit, if any, can be granted.
 
Where precedent exists, transfer credit will be granted for equivalent courses listed on the university's online transfer credit database. Where precedent does not exist, the Office of Admissions and Transfer Credit and the Engineering Student Centre will contact students directly to request documentation that can be used to evaluate transfer credit equivalency. Please see below for details on required documentation.
 
Please note that transfer credit evaluations may take multiple months to complete. Newly admitted students are strongly encouraged to submit all requests and required documentation as soon as possible so that their evaluation can be completed before the registration period each year.

Transfer credit is usually awarded to undergraduate students as part of the university admissions process. However, undergraduate students may request transfer credit evaluations after they begin their university studies. In most cases, these requests are made because a student intends to complete a course at another institution (as a visiting student or part of an exchange program) or because a course was not evaluated as part of their admission process.
 
Current engineering students may request a transfer credit evaluation by sending supporting documentation (such as course outlines and course materials) to engr.transfercredit@usask.ca . In your email, please specify which specific courses you would like to have evaluated and which courses you believe they are equivalent to.
 
Please note that transfer credit evaluations can take up to one month to complete. Students are strongly encouraged to submit all requests and required documentation as soon as possible so that their evaluation can be completed before the registration period each year.

By default, awarded transfer credit will not be applied towards degree requirements on a student's Degree Works. Please contact an Academic Advisor in the Engineering Student Centre if you wish to have your Degree Works updated to reflect this credit. Otherwise, credit will be applied at the end of a student's first year program after they have been placed into an upper-year major.

Documentation

In order to facilitate a transfer credit evaluation, the University of Saskatchewan requires that various documentation be submitted as part of the process. Students who wish to have previous coursework assessed for transfer credit are required to submit the following documentation to admissions@usask.ca and engr.transfercredit@usask.ca :
 
  • Academic Transcript: the University of Saskatchewan must receive up-to-date academic transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary institutions which you have attended. These should identify the final grade obtained in each course. In most cases, these documents are submitted as part of the university's admissions process.
  • Course Outlines: an official and detailed summary of a course, its content, and its requirements. Course outlines must clearly specify the institution name, course label, course title, instructor name, a breakdown of topics taught each week, textbook(s) used in the course, and an assessment scheme. This is also known as a course syllabus.
  • Course Materials: in some instances, students will be required to submit course materials in order to verify depth and breadth of the content delivered in a course. Examples of course materials include course assignments, midterms, final exams, and laboratory reports.

Requirements

The University of Saskatchewan's Articulation and Transfer Credit Policy outlines the purpose, principles, requirements, and responsibilities associated with granting transfer credit at our institution. The College of Engineering has additional stipulations associated with granting transfer credit which are described in this section.

The College of Engineering permits students to transfer and apply a maximum of 18 courses (or 54 credit units) of post-secondary coursework towards a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BE) degree program.
 
In the event a student has completed greater than 18 course (or 54 credit units) of transferrable post-secondary coursework, an Academic Advisor in the College of Engineering will determine which 18 course (or 54 credit units) of coursework will be permitted to transfer. This is often done in a way that reduces the greatest amount of time to completion for a student's degree program.

The College of Engineering requires students to obtain a minimum final grade in coursework that they wish to transfer and apply towards a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BE) degree program.

  • University-Level Coursework. Students are required to obtain a minimum final grade of a 55% (or D) in any coursework that originates from a university, except for:
  • Grant McEwan University. Students are required to obtain a minimum final grade of 70% in any coursework that originates from Grant McEwan University.
  • College-Level Coursework. Students are required to obtain a minimum final grade of 65% (or C) in any coursework that originated from a community college, technical college, polytechnic, or trades school.

The College of Engineering requires that all coursework, including transfer credit, applied towards degree requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BE) degree program be completed within a ten-year period.
 
Post-secondary coursework that was completed more than ten years ago is ineligible to transfer towards a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BE) degree program. Additionally, any transfer credit awarded as part of the university admission process will expire if it has been greater than ten years since the original course was completed.

The College of Engineering offers eight undergraduate programs which are fully-accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). As such, the following restrictions are placed on “engineering science” and “engineering design” transfer credits.

  • Engineering Science. Any post-secondary coursework that is deemed to be "engineering science" must have been taught a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) or Engineer in Training (EIT) who was licensed to practice in Canada. The name of the instructor and their licensure status must be clearly communicated on the course outline provided as part of the transfer credit evaluation process. A limited number of exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for this requirement.

  • Engineering Design. Any post-secondary coursework that is deemed to be "engineering science" must have been taught a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) who was licensed to practice in Canada. The name of the instructor and their licensure status must be clearly communicated on the course outline provided as part of the transfer credit evaluation process. No exceptions will be made for this requirement.
Due to national accreditation requirements, any post-secondary coursework that is deemed to be "engineering science" and "engineering design" must have been completed in a country who is a signatory to the Washington Accord.
 
Engineering science and engineering design coursework completed in a country that is not a signatory to the Washington Accord will be ineligible for transfer credit. No exceptions will be made for this requirement.

Contact

Admissions (Domestic) Admissions (International) Engineering (Transfer Credit)

Phone: 306-966-5788

Email: admissions@usask.ca

Phone: 306-966-5788

Email: international@usask.ca 

Phone: 306-966-5274

Email: engr.transfercredit@usask.ca