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Engineer Officer Education Requirements
« on: April 21, 2011, 14:45:25 »
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Hello everyone, I recently submitted an application to join the CF as an engineering officer but I had some concerns about my qualifications. My university degree is Chemistry Honours, which according to my CFRC, is deemed worthy of consideration for the position but is not one of the preferred backgrounds. How badly will this handicap me during the application process (namely my wait-list ranking)?

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Re: Engineer Officer Education Requirements
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 20:13:28 »
not sure why they told you that, i know some of our officers only have BA's or business degrees and they never had any difficulties, so i don't think yours will handicap you at all, good luck and hope this helps.

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Re: Engineer Officer Education Requirements
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 22:27:11 »
Info on the Engr Officer trade can be found here.

http://www.forces.ca/en/job/engineeringofficer-21#info-1

Let's put it this way.  If there are 2 positions open, and 3 candidates putting in an application. 2 of the candidates have the preferred university degree while the third does not.  This will hurt the person without the preferred degree. Is it impossible to get into the Engr Officer trade without an engineering degree? No. Is it more difficult? According to the requirements, yes.
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Re: Engineer Officer Education Requirements
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011, 11:34:51 »
Does anyone have any experience with construction management programs? 

I have been accepted and am shortly starting a Bachelor of Construction Management program at BCIT (http://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/8800btech) to further my civilian career.  I am looking at joining on of the two engineering units to help pay and get more experience in the industry.

I don't feel bad about being a NCM, especially as the recruiters (just before telling me the units were closing for the summer) suggested I could qualify as semi-skilled.  But I am most interested in developing my leadership and management abilities. 

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Re: Engineer Officer Education Requirements
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2011, 16:44:56 »
Just wanted to update this thread:

I just finished week 11 of BMOQ (did the 13km ruck march, casualty drag, trench dig yesterday) and I'm looking to start CAP in February. So no, it clearly not holding an engineering degree didn't handicap my application.

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Re: Engineer Officer Education Requirements
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2011, 18:24:54 »
Just wanted to update this thread:

I just finished week 11 of BMOQ (did the 13km ruck march, casualty drag, trench dig yesterday) and I'm looking to start CAP in February. So no, it clearly not holding an engineering degree didn't handicap my application.

In your own specific case.

As noted by a previous post, there still could be a possibility for someone else in the same circumstances.

Info on the Engr Officer trade can be found here.

http://www.forces.ca/en/job/engineeringofficer-21#info-1

Let's put it this way.  If there are 2 positions open, and 3 candidates putting in an application. 2 of the candidates have the preferred university degree while the third does not.  This will hurt the person without the preferred degree. Is it impossible to get into the Engr Officer trade without an engineering degree? No. Is it more difficult? According to the requirements, yes.
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Re: Engineer Officer Education Requirements
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2016, 17:19:01 »
Saw this in Ask a CAF Recruiter. Adding here for future reference,

Good Day,

At current (effective 5 June 2013) the published academic entry standards for Direct Entry Engineering Officer are:

Ideal
     Bachelor of Engineering:
          * Civil
          * Environmental
          * Geomatics
Acceptable
     Bachelor of Engineering:
          * Aerospace/Aeronautical
          * Chemical
          * Computer/Computer Systems
          * Electrical
          * Engineering Physics
          * Mechanical
     Bachelor of Science:
          * Applied Math
          * Applied/General Science
          * Computer Science
          * Environmental Science
          * Math
          * Math and Physics
          * Physics
          * Space Sciences

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Re: Engineer Officer Education Requirements
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2016, 12:14:47 »
Asked and answered in Ask a CAF Recruiter. Adding for reference,

Engineer Officer Degree 
http://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,123252.msg1438943/topicseen.html#new
Q: "I was wondering if there is a specific engineering degree required to be an Engineer Officer, or if I could study any form of engineering and still be able to be an Engineer Officer."

A: "If you are talking about applying for ROTP then you have a broad spectrum of BEng degrees which are acceptable: civil, chemical, aerospace, computer, electrical, environmental, geomatics, mechanical.  In addition you can also take a BSc in math, physics, computer science, environmental science, space sciences."

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