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Degrees and Requirements for Professional Registration

Degrees and Requirements for Engineering Professional Registration

Bachelor of Science (Architecture)

The first professional degree in architecture is the Master of Architecture (Professional). Further information can be found in Faculty of Engineering > Graduate.

Bachelor of Engineering

The B.Eng. programs are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) of Engineers Canada, with the sole exception of the new Bioengineering program (see note below). Our accredited programs fulfil the academic requirements for admission to the provincial engineering professional organizations. Engineers Canada has also negotiated agreements with engineering organizations in other countries to grant Canadian licensed engineers the same privileges accorded to professional engineers in those countries. For more information, visit the Engineers Canada website at

To become a professional engineer in Canada, a graduate must pass an examination on legal aspects and on the principles of professional practice, and acquire two to four years of engineering experience, depending on the province. Only persons duly registered may use the title “engineer” and perform the professional activities reserved for engineers by provincial laws and regulations.

In Quebec, the professional engineering body is the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). In order to better prepare new graduates for the practice of their profession, McGill organizes seminars in cooperation with the OIQ on various aspects of the profession. The OIQ also has a student section. For more information, visit the OIQ website at

Note Regarding the Accreditation Status of the B.Eng. Bioengineering Program: Accreditation for new undergraduate engineering programs in Canada can only be granted by CEAB after students have graduated from the program. Following normal procedures for the accreditation of new engineering programs, the B.Eng. Bioengineering program at McGill University will undergo a formal accreditation review and site visit during the final year of study of its first cohort of students. For more information on the accreditation status of the Bioengineering program, please see the Department of Bioengineering website.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2020-2021 (last updated May. 4, 2020) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Engineering—2020-2021 (last updated May. 4, 2020) (disclaimer)
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