Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science


The engineering program at Memorial is one in which the student engineer alternates periods of study at the university with periods of engineering practice in the work place (work terms).  Upon successful completion of the program, a student is awarded the bachelor’s degree in engineering.

The student entering engineering should have a sound background in mathematics, physics and chemistry, as well as in the English language and humanities.

The first four terms of the engineering program at Memorial (Terms A, B, 1 and 2) are common for all students.  On completion of this work, a student may select areas of specialization in civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, or ocean and naval architectural engineering , which include oil and gas options beginning in academic Term 6 and continuing through Terms 7 and 8.

Accreditation by the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers has been granted to the programs in civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, and ocean and naval architectural engineering.  This means that, after gaining the required engineering work experience, a graduate will be eligible for registration as a professional engineer (P.Eng.).

Admission Modes

A student may enter the engineering program in one of the following ways:

I. Direct entry: Students may indicate their intention to enrol in the engineering program by designating the category of bachelor of engineering (Term A/B) on their application to Memorial. With this entry it is not necessary to complete an engineering faculty application.

First-Year Program

Students accepted to the bachelor of engineering program will normally take the following courses in first year:

Term A Term B
Chemistry 1050 or equivalent Chemistry 1051* or equivalent
Physics 1050 or equivalent Physics 1051* or equivalent
Mathematics 1000 Mathematics 1001
English 1080 (or 1020) Two electives

*Students who are not eligible to register for this course in January should contact an adviser for assistance with course selection.

**Two of these three electives must be complementary studies electives and the other is a free elective. The complementary studies electives must be chosen from the list of courses provided on the website:  www.engr.mun.ca under Undergraduate/Complementary Studies.  Students in Term A/B must select at least one course from List C.

Students are encouraged to check with the Office of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) that their choice of electives meets these requirements.

In order to be promoted to Term 1 students must have completed 30 credit hours, including:

a) English 1080 (or equivalent) or English 1020

b) Mathematics 1000 and 1001

c) Chemistry 1050 (or equivalent) and 1051 (or equivalent)

d) Physics 1050 (or 1020) and 1051*

e) six credit hours in complementary studies electives

f) three credit hours in a free elective

*a grade of at least 65 per cent must be obtained in Physics 1020 to be eligible to register for Physics 1051.  Physics 1051 also has a co-requisite of Mathematics 1001.

As well, in order to be promoted to Term 1, students must meet the following criteria:

a) obtain an overall average of at least 65 per cent compiled from the grades obtained in English 1080 (or 1020), Math 1001, Chemistry 1051 (or equivalent), Physics 1051 and a complementary studies elective;

b) obtain at least 60 per cent in each of Math 1001, Chemistry 1051 (or equivalent) and Physics 1051.

II. Fast track: Exceptionally well prepared students may apply for direct entry into second-year engineering (Term 1) from high school (September of each year).  Direct admission into Term 1 is normally based upon a student being admitted to the university, having an admission average of at least 80 per cent and having advanced placement equivalent to university credit in one of the following categories:

Category I:       Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
Category II:      Mathematics and Physics
Category III*:   Mathematics and Chemistry
Category IV*:   Mathematics

*Students admitted under this category will be required to complete self-study material on “electricity and magnetism” and pass a competency test on the material prior to admission to Term 1.  (Details of the self-study material and test can be found at www.engr.mun.ca under Undergraduate/Fast Track Admission.)

III. Entry from within the university:  Students registered in other programs within the university may apply for entry into second-year engineering (Term 1).  Such entry is normally based upon the same criteria as promotion from first-year engineering into second year.

IV. Bridging Programs: The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has bridging programs that allow certain diploma graduates to enter the engineering program with advanced standing.  In each case the bridging program consists of two academic terms: the fall and the winter, followed by entry into Academic Term 4 of the appropriate discipline.

For further information please consult the university Calendar (www.mun.ca).

V. Other entry: Students are occasionally admitted to later terms in engineering from other institutions.  Such entry is normally based on a detailed analysis of the student’s record and is handled on a case-by-case basis.  However, no student can gain advanced standing beyond Term 5 level.

Applications to Engineering

Applications to Term 1 should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office no later than March 1 of the year in which admission is sought.  A complete application includes an application to engineering, an application to the university (for those who will not have registered for courses at Memorial University for two consecutive semesters prior to admission into the program in September) and supporting documentation (when necessary).  Application forms are available at the Office of the Registrar and the Office of the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, (709) 737-8813, room EN-4007.
Admission to the Faculty is on the basis of a competition for a limited number of places.  The primary criterion used in reaching decisions on applications for admission is the Admission Committee’s judgement of the likelihood of an applicant succeeding in the program.

Further information can be obtained at www.engr.mun.ca/ or by e-mail:  adeanugs@engr.mun.ca.

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