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.

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.

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If you want to take a course that you feel is equivalent to the Board of Examiner's requirements but it is not listed, you can ask APEGA if it qualifies. Send an email to with the following information, and APEGA will let you know if that course is an acceptable equivalent.

  • the course code
  • the course name
  • the course description
  • the name of the university

Course Lists

The following table lists the courses available at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary that match APEGA's course equivalents. The syllabi and exams explain what the course and technical exams will cover. Engineering applicants must complete the requirements listed under Preliminary and Basic Studies and Complementary Studies, as well as the requirements specified for their specific discipline.


Syllabi & Exam DescriptionsCourse Equivalents (PDFs)
Chemical Engineering examsChemical Engineering courses
Civil Engineering examsCivil Engineering courses
Complementary Studies examsComplementary Studies courses
Computer Engineering examsComputer Engineering courses
Electrical Engineering examsElectrical Engineering courses
Engineering Physics examsEngineering Physics courses
Environmental Engineering examsEnvironmental Engineering courses
Geological Engineering examsGeological Engineering courses
Geomatics examsGeomatics courses
Industrial Engineering examsIndustrial Engineering courses
Mechanical Engineering examsMechanical Engineering courses
Metallurgical Engineering examsMetallurgical Engineering courses
Only available at the University of Alberta
Mining and Mineral Processing examsMining and Mineral Processing courses
Only available at the University of Alberta
Petroleum Engineering examsPetroleum Engineering courses
Preliminary & Basic Studies examsPreliminary & Basic Studies courses
Software Engineering examsSoftware Engineering courses
Only available at the University of Alberta



Syllabi & Exam DescriptionsCourse Equivalents (PDFs)
Geology & Environmental Geoscience examsGeology & Environmental Geoscience courses
Geoscience Knowledge and Experience examsGeophysics courses
Only available at the University of Calgary