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.

Read about technical exams

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 [email protected] 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 (please see exam syllabi checklist on column 3).


Links to PDFs containing Syllabi & Exam Descriptions, and Course Equivalents for Engineering Specialties
Syllabi & Exam DescriptionsCourse Equivalents (PDFs)Exam Syllabi Checklist (per discipline)
Chemical Engineering ExamsChemical Engineering CoursesChemical Engineering
Civil Engineering ExamsCivil Engineering CoursesCivil Engineering
Complementary Studies Exams Complementary Studies Courses 
Computer Engineering Exams Computer Engineering CoursesComputer Engineering
Electrical Engineering ExamsElectrical Engineering CoursesElectrical Engineering
Engineering Physics ExamsEngineering Physics CoursesEngineering Physics
Environmental Engineering Exams Environmental Engineering CoursesEnvironmental Engineering
Geological Engineering Exams Geological Engineering CoursesGeological Engineering
Geomatics Engineering Exams Geomatics Engineering CoursesGeomatics Engineering
Industrial Engineering ExamsIndustrial Engineering CoursesIndustrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering ExamsMechanical Engineering CoursesMechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering Exams

Metallurgical Engineering Courses
Only available at the University of Alberta

Metallurgical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Processing Exams

Mining and Mineral Processing Courses
Only available at the University of Alberta

Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering
Petroleum Engineering Exams Petroleum Engineering CoursesPetroleum Engineering
Preliminary & Basic Studies ExamsPreliminary & Basic Studies Courses 
Software Engineering Exams Software Engineering CoursesSoftware Engineering


Links to PDFs containing Syllabi & Exam Descriptions, and Course Equivalents for Geoscience Specialties
Syllabi & Exam DescriptionsCourse Equivalents (PDFs)
Geology & Environmental Geoscience exams Geology & Environmental Geoscience courses
Geophysics exams

Geophysics courses
Only available at the University of Calgary

Download the Geology Summary Evaluation Check Sheet