Self Assessment - Engineering

This page explains the purpose of the self assessment. Instructions for completing the self assessment are on the first page of the self assessment form. The self assessment form that you must fill out is based on the Engineers Canada, Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board (CEQB) syllabi.

CEQB Syllabi

The Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board (CEQB) develops and maintains a description of the content of generalized Canadian Engineering programs in a variety of disciplines that are commonly offered in Canada. These are known as syllabus descriptions. Each engineering discipline is comprised of two syllabi, one called Basics Studies, which is common to all disciplines, and another which is specific to the discipline e.g., Civil Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.

APEGS uses these descriptions to determine if the content of your education has equivalent breadth and depth to a Canadian Bachelor Degree in Engineering. You must meet both the basic studies and the discipline specific syllabus requirements. The Required/Optional table (R/O table) for basic studies shows which subjects are required and which are optional for each discipline.

In 2016 CEQB revised five syllabi: Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Naval Architecture. They also created a new syllabus for Mechatronics. If you were assessed prior to November 2016, you were assessed using the old syllabi. If you are writing an exam in May 2017 or later, you must refer to the 2016 versions of the syllabi for the exam content. Do not study based on the old sysllabus descriptions.

Basic Studies
Basic Studies Required Optional Table

Engineering Physics
Naval Architecture

Self Assessment

Why do I have to do a self assessment?

You know your academic background the best. To help the Reviewer performing the detailed academic assessment, you must complete a self assessment. The self assessment demonstrates to the Reviewer how your academic training compares to the Canadian standard as set out in the CEQB syllabi. The self assessment forms are the syllabi descriptions in a different format. For the self assessment forms the basic studies and discipline specific syllabi have been combined into one document, but there are still two separate sections. The section for basic studies also takes into account the recommendations of the required/optional table that shows which of the "optional" subject are "required" for each discipline. This means that the basic studies section is slightly different for each discipline.

How do I complete the self assessment?

Once you have submitted your application APEGS will send you an email that will tell you if the academic assessment is required. If it is required we will also send you the appropriate self assessment form and tell you if course descriptions are required. The first page of the self assessment form includes instructions on how to fill it out as well as an example. Please do not change the format of the self assessment form.

Please make your assessment as accurate, complete and explicit as possible, since it will be used as a guide by the person who reviews your file. This will ensure a timely and fair assessment of your academic credentials. You must provide a digital copy (preferably MS Word) of your completed self assessment to APEGS.