Engineering physics students study in the scanning tunneling microscope lab at the University of Saskatchewan.

College of Engineering adds 150 seats for undergraduate students

The College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is excited to announce that it has added 150 seats for undergraduate students for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year.

By Brett Makulowich

These seats are available for entering first-year students and transfer students. Students with averages below the traditional cut off for engineering are encouraged to apply and to discover the endless possibilities that a degree in engineering offers.

“The next generation of engineers will play a central role in finding solutions to global challenges ranging from climate change, water and food security, managing the increasing energy demand of the world’s population and more,” said Bruce Sparling, professor of civil and geological engineering and associate dean academic in the College of Engineering.

“Engineering’s impact is also felt on an individual, personal level, such as by amputees who benefit from life-changing prosthetics created by engineers. Come to the University of Saskatchewan and learn how to build the world you want to live in,” said Sparling.

Engineering students receive a wide array of academic and personal support from the Engineering Student Centre and First-Year Learning Communities, including access to facilitated study sessions and a comprehensive orientation program.

The Engineering Student Centre helps students reach their goals and enhances their student experience.  Together with an academic advisor, students develop an educational plan that fits their individual abilities, interests, personal circumstances and career goals.

A First-Year Learning Community (LC) is a small group of students who gather in a weekly LC Hour, guided by two student Peer Mentors. LC’s help students by connecting them with fellow engineering students in a small group setting, developing skills to study more effectively, exploring new ideas and interests and learning from peers in first and upper years.

The support engineering students receive continues into career development. The College of Engineering is proud to offer the Engineering Professional Internship Program (EPIP). The EPIP is a full-time paid internship opportunity which includes a minimum of eight months of professionally supervised work experience in industry. Students earn real world job experience to build their resume and expand their professional network.

“My EPIP experience gave me valuable insight into my personal skill set and gave me enough industry experience to make a confident decision regarding my preferred career path,” said David Ferris, a master of engineering student at the U of S. Ferris participated in EPIP as an undergraduate engineering student.

Ferris found his education invaluable during his internship and his work as an undergraduate research assistant. “In addition to the advanced technical skills expected of all graduates of accredited engineering programs, the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan emphasizes written and spoken communications skills and the importance of good judgment.”

The deadline to apply to the College of Engineering to start classes in fall 2018 has been extended to May 1. To learn more about the admission process and the programs the University of Saskatchewan offers visit the admissions website.