Apply to Take the Obligation

The Ring is a reminder and symbol to Engineers that they have taken an Obligation as part of the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. In order to receive a Ring, an Engineer must take the Obligation. 

The next two ceremonies will be held on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 and Monday, April 6th, 2020.

If you are graduating with a Engineering from UNB or another accredited Canadian Engineering program, complete the Application form below. Follow the instructions and timelines carefully. The cost of the ceremony and dinner is $42.00 for graduating students. 

Masters and PhD Engineering graduates who have foreign B.Sc Eng. degrees, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

If you are a practicing engineer (Senior Engineer), please complete the application form at the bottom of the page and refer to FAQs. The cost of the ceremony and dinner is $52.00 for practicing engineers. 

Ring size can be determined at: the Dean of Engineering Office, UNB; the Camp IX office, or a jeweler. 

If you are submitting the Application Form electronically, you will be prompted to pay through PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account you can go into PayPal as guest. All applications have to be done online. Once you have submitted payment you will receive a confirmation email.




If you plan to complete your degree requirements during the current academic year, please complete this application form and return it to the Dean of Engineering’s Office by Oct. 5th (for both ceremonies in December and April). Your ring size will be determined when you submit the form. The criterion for participation in the Obligation Ceremony is completion of a baccalaureate program of studies in Engineering. This is important. It means that if you are one course short of completion at the time of the ceremony, you are unfortunately not eligible to participate. Also note that because of the timing of the ceremony, you may not know if you passed all the courses, but you will have taken them, and are therefore eligible to participate in the Ceremony. YOU CANNOT RECEIVE AN IRON RING WITHOUT TAKING THE OBLIGATION I.E. ATTENDING THE CEREMONY.

Your application will be checked with your department. Once they sign off on your academic eligibility, you will be notified by email. If you are determined to not yet be eligible, your payment will be returned to you.  

FILL IN ALL INFORMATION - NO INITIALS PLEASE - PRINT your complete name in the order that you want it to appear on a certificate and UNDERLINE the name that you use daily. Note that your home address is also required for Camp records. (In addition to your local address while at university)

This form MUST be completed and may be submitted electronically or personally returned to the Dean of Engineering office no later than October 5th.




This form MUST be completed and may be submitted electronically or personally returned to the Dean of Engineering office complete with payment no later than 60 days before the ceremony you wish to attend.