Programs & Courses


About this Program

Medicine Hat College is redesigning the online display of programs and courses and some content on this page may no longer be accurate. For official program information, please refer to the current academic calendar.

Learn about tuition and fees or download a program planning guide.

You can begin your engineering studies at Medicine Hat College and transfer on to another institution to complete your degree.  

MHC has transfer agreements with the University of Alberta, Faculty of Engineering; and the University of Calgary, Schulich School of Engineering. 

We recommend that you meet with an academic advisor from Medicine Hat College and from the university you plan to attend regarding admission requirements and course selections. Navigating a transfer can be very complex, and course selection is very important to ensure you meet the admission requirements of the institution you wish to apply to. For more information on the agreement with both universities, click on the tabs below.

Careers in engineering vary and can include planning, design, construction and management.

  • Civil engineers: Design bridges, roads, airports, pipelines, dams, ships, buildings, transportation systems, and urban systems
  • Mechanical engineers: Involved in energy production and use, combustion processes, vehicle design, and propulsion systems design.
  • Chemical engineers: Deal with chemical processes, design and analyze systems involving organic materials, nuclear fuels, and food processing
  • Electrical engineers: Work with communication, navigation, controls, electronics, power, and instrumentation systems.
  • Computer engineers: Design computer systems and applications

High School
(Alberta High School Courses or equivalents with a minimum 60% average in the required courses)

  • ELA 30-1
  • Chemistry 30
  • Math 30-1
  • Math 31
  • Physics 30

Mature Student (21 years of age)
The following are minimum admission requirements. Please see an advisor for additional course-specific pre-requisites.

  • ELA 30-1
  • Chemistry 30
  • Math 30-1
  • Math 31
  • Physics 30

University of Calgary, Schulich School of Engineering

University of Calgary
Phone:  403.220.5732

Students completing the one year program at MHC may have the opportunity to be admitted to the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. A Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor and a University of Calgary Academic Advisor must be consulted prior to selecting this route. Students are encouraged to review the University of Calgary calendar regarding admission requirements and course selections.

University of Alberta, Faculty of Engineering

University of Alberta
Phone:  780.492.3320

In cooperation with the Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta, Medicine Hat College offers one year of engineering which, if successfully completed, allows you to transfer into second year at the University of Alberta and to complete a degree in four years or in five years (if completing a Cooperative program). All Engineering students follow a common curriculum in their first year and take courses in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computing, Humanities, Engineering Mechanics, and Introduction to the Engineering Profession.

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta offers undergraduate programs leading to BSc degrees in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering - Biomedical Option, Chemical Engineering – Computer Process Control Option, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering – Biomedical Option, Civil Engineering – Environmental Option, Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering – Software Option, Computer Engineering - Nanoscale System Design Option, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering – Biomedical Option, Electrical Engineering – Nanoengineering Option, Engineering Physics, Engineering Physics - Nanoengineering Option, Materials Engineering, Materials Engineering – Nano and Functional Materials Option, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering – Biomedical Option, Mining Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering.

Enrollment in all Engineering programs at the University of Alberta is limited. However provided you meet the minimum GPA and course requirements, when you have completed the first year engineering transfer program at Medicine Hat College you will be considered for admission to second year at the University of Alberta on an equal basis with those who complete first year engineering at the University of Alberta.

First Year
AMAT 217 Math for Engineers I
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I
ENGG 205 Engineering Mechanics I
ENGG 215 Engineering Practice, Design, and Communication
PHYS 269 Oscillation, Waves, and Optics (for students in Engineering)

AMAT 219 Math for Engineers II
CHEM 203 General Chemistry II
ENGG 233 Computing for Engineers I
ENGG 349 Engineering Mechanics II
MATH 221 Linear Algebra

We encourage you to consult with a Medicine Hat College academic advisor, a University of Alberta academic advisor, and the University of Alberta calendar regarding admissions requirements and course selections. It is important that you make correct course choices as part of your Bachelor’s degree.


Scholarship Info

Medicine Hat College distributes over $300,000 in scholarships and bursaries each year. Applying online is easy!

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Funding Your Education

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