Grant MacEwan University

Grant MacEwan University

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Program Overview

Due to the competitive nature of the program and first year results that determine the student's choice of discipline when transferring to the University of Alberta, all program students are expected to take a common set of courses in first year:

Fall: Introductory University Chemistry I, Orientation to the Engineering Profession I, Engineering Mechanics, Calculus I, Wave Motion, Optics, and Sound, and Essentials of Writing for Engineering Students or 3 credit option.

Winter: Computer Programming for Engineers, Introductory University Chemistry II, Orientation to the Engineering Profession II, Mechanics, Calculus II and Parametrics, and Applied Linear Algebra.


Students who complete a minimum of 30 successful engineering transfer credits, not including Orientation to the Engineering Profession I and II, with a 2.5 GPA are guaranteed admission to the second year at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Engineering
Credit for courses taken at MacEwan may be transferred to other post-secondary institutions within, as well as outside, Alberta

Institute Accreditation

Provincial Accreditation

Colleges in Canada Alberta Advanced Education and Technology

Credentials Offered (Undergraduate Only)

Colleges in Canada University Transfer

Fields of Study

Colleges in Canada Chemical Engineering
Colleges in Canada Civil Engineering
Colleges in Canada Computer Engineering
Colleges in Canada Electrical Engineering
Colleges in Canada Mechanical Engineering
Colleges in Canada Mineral & Mining Engineering
Colleges in Canada Petroleum Engineering

Buildings & Facilities

Students in the university-transfer programs at MacEwan study at the City Centre Campus, a modern complex that contains 60 classrooms, 21 computer labs, 40 instructional labs and a conference theatre. The campus also features a library, which includes a learner centre and learning skills centre. The library contains diverse research resources, including books, government documents, clipping series and other assorted print and media materials. The learner centre is designed to assist students by providing specialized educational resources including audiovisual and computing equipment, resources for audio- and video-editing, and teleconferencing studies. The learning skills centre offers individual advising to students seeking to target specific areas for academic improvement. MacEwan also has a 700-bed student residence.

Admissions & Tuition

# Students Admitted to Program:  212
% Accepted:  36
Application Deadline    
Notification of Acceptance
Advanced Acceptance (Fall): 
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Winter Semester: 
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Summer Semester: 
Colleges in Canada Rolling Admissions Colleges in Canada Rolling Notification
Minimum GPA:  65
Personal Statement: Not Required
Interview: Not Required
Letters of Reference: Not Required
Annual Tuition (C$): 5,330
Faculty/Department Scholarships & Bursaries Available: Yes

Grant MacEwan University
Box 1796
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2P2
Phone:  1-780-497-4520
Fax: 1-780-497-4665

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Program Profile
Canadian Schools  Length of Program: < 1 Yr
Canadian Schools Direct Entry: Yes
Canadian Schools Cohort Model: Yes
Teaching Methods:
 Colleges in Canada Labs
 Colleges in Canada Lectures
Average Class Size:
Colleges in Canada Core Classes: 40 - 72

Student Profile
Canadian Schools Total F/T Undergraduate Student Enrolment in Program (All Years): 212
Male/Female Ratio:
Colleges in Canada % Male: 83
Colleges in Canada % Female: 17
Canadian Schools % International Students: 3
Canadian Schools # Countries of Origin: 10 or less
Program Quick Stats
Canadian Schools Faculty/Department Name: Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Canadian Schools Year Faculty/Department Founded: 1971
Canadian Schools # Fields of Study/Concentrations: 7
Canadian Schools Opportunities for Part-Time Study: No
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 6
Institute Overview
Canadian Schools Institute Name: Grant MacEwan University
Canadian Schools Institute Type: 4-Yr University
Canadian Schools Public or Private: Public
Canadian Schools Year Founded: 1971
Canadian Schools # Faculties: 4
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 644
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Students: 11,000
Canadian Schools # Part-Time Students: 16,800
Canadian Schools % International Students: 4
Canadian Schools Campus Setting: Urban
Canadian Schools On-Campus Residence/Dormitories: Yes
Canadian Schools Nearest City: Edmonton
Canadian Schools City Population: 780,000
Canadian Schools Cost of Living: Medium
Canadian Schools Climate Range: -25°C to 25°C
Grant MacEwan University