Letter of Recommendation for Post-Graduate Work Experience Credit | APEGA

Letter of Recommendation for Post-Graduate Work Experience Credit

As part of your request for post-graduate work experience credit, APEGA requires a letter of recommendation from your project or thesis supervisor. This must come directly from your supervisor and be requested by you. The letter must be written on university letterhead.

Your supervisor can mail the letter to our Edmonton office or email it from his or her university email address to registration@apega.ca.

Letter of Recommendation Contents

The letter of recommendation must contain all of the following:

  • if your supervisor is a Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist and in which jurisdiction
  • acknowledgement that you were a graduate student under his or her supervision

  • length of your graduate program (e.g., September 2009 to June 2013)

  • brief description of your thesis or research project

  • length of your full-time research (i.e., all courses)

  • brief description of your research methods (e.g., experimental approach, theoretical modelling based on both approaches, or another method)

  • details about the engineering or geoscience experience and the value of your thesis or project report, including:
    • how you applied engineering or geoscience principles and theory, design and synthesis, technology of data processing, and interpretation
    • what percentage of your work was related to engineering or geoscience
    • if the research led to publications, list the journals that published your research
    • the technical merit of the project
    • if your research was relevant to an industry problem and if it was supported by industry
  • details about your responsibility and accountability during the project, including:

    • description of your communication skills and your level of competency
    • if you conducted the research independently or relied on others in a significant manner
    • if you did troubleshooting and problem solving to overcome research challenges
    • if there was any delay between conducting the research and completing the degree
    • if there was a delay, what caused it? (E.g., you started working in another position while completing your degree.)
  • your understanding of the social implications of engineering or geoscience

  • any other factors that the supervisor feels are valid for your application