Course Equivalents | APEGA

Course Equivalents

The Board of Examiners may require you to take university courses to cover deficiencies in your academic program. These courses may be instead of or in addition to writing technical exams. 

If you want to take a course that you feel is equivalent to the BOE’s requirements but it is not listed, you can ask APEGA if it qualifies. Email the course code, course name, course description, and university name to technicalexams@apega.ca. APEGA will let you know if that course is an acceptable equivalent.

Some courses have limited seats available. If you advise the university that you need the course to fulfill an APEGA requirement, the university is usually accommodating.

After passing the course, submit an official transcript to APEGA. APEGA will update your academic assessment and send you a confirmation letter within 3 weeks. 

If you failed the course, you will need to retake it, or you can take a technical exam.

Course Lists

The following table lists the courses available at the University of Alberta (U of A) and University of Calgary (U of C) that match APEGA’s course equivalents. The syllabi and exam descriptions explain what the course and technical exams will cover.

Engineering

Syllabi & Exam Descriptions

Course Numbers (PDFs)

Chemical

Chemical 

Civil 

Civil 

Complementary Studies

Complementary Studies 

Computer 

Computer 

Electrical 

Electrical 

Engineering Physics

Engineering Physics 

Environmental 

Environmental 

Geoengineering 

Geoengineering 

Geomatics 

Geomatics 

Industrial 

Industrial 

Mechanical 

Mechanical – U of A only

Metallurgical

Metallurgical – U of A only

Mining and Mineral Processing

Mining and Mineral Processing – U of A only

Petroleum 

Petroleum 

Preliminary & Basic Studies 

Preliminary & Basic Studies 

Software

Software – U of A only

 

Geoscience

Syllabi & Exam Descriptions

Course Numbers (PDFs)

Geology & Environmental Geoscience

Geology & Environmental Geoscience

Geoscience Knowledge and Experience

Geophysics – U of C only