Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2006/2007)
4 Engineering Regulations

A student may appeal against any decision of the Faculty as indicated below, and any Faculty regulation may be waived by Faculty Council or, on behalf of the Council, by the Appeal Committee or Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the Faculty, as follows, provided that no UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) is contravened by the waiver. Appeals, and applications from students for a waiver or other variance of the Engineering and Applied Science Regulations, must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) for submission to the appropriate committee. Unless otherwise stated in the pertinent portion of the Regulations, the time limit for an application for the waiver or other variance, is as stated below in this Note.

  1. A waiver of an admission requirement may be granted by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies upon recommendation by the Faculty Admissions Committee.

  2. Appeals against decisions of the Faculty Admissions Committee and appeals against promotion decisions of Faculty Council will be considered by the Faculty Appeal Committee. An appeal against promotion decisions of Faculty Council will normally only be considered upon presentation of evidence which has not been placed before Faculty Council. Any such appeal must be made within one month of the issue of the decision of the Admission Committee or within one month of the issue of results by the Registrar, as the case may be. When a student has requested a re-read of an examination paper which may affect an appeal that appeal must nevertheless be made within one month of the issue of the original results, and consideration of the appeal will be delayed until the result of the re-read is available.

  3. Except as noted in 4. below, a request for exemption from a course or courses required in the Engineering program, the substitution of a course by another course, or any other variation of the requirements of the academic terms, will be considered by the Faculty Committee on Undergraduate Studies upon recommendation by the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) in an application concerning Core courses, or upon recommendation by the relevant Discipline Chair concerning all other courses. Any such request must be received at least one week before the last day to add courses in the semester in question.

  4. With sufficient justification, students in academic terms 7 and 8 may be permitted to substitute one of the listed technical electives in each term with an appropriate course from another engineering program or another academic unit within the University. Such a substitution requires the permission of the appropriate Discipline, which will normally consider whether the substitution is consistent with the student's program and career objectives as well as whether the substituted course is suitable for a final year engineering student. In such cases, it is the student's responsibility to make sure he/she is qualified to register for the proposed course.

  5. A request for exemption from a work term, and for any other variation in the requirements for the work terms, will be considered by the Faculty Committee on Undergraduate Studies, upon recommendation by the Office of Co-operative Education. Any such request must be received before or on the last day to drop courses without academic prejudice in the semester in question. Only when the circumstances which may justify a variance in the requirements occur unavoidably after this drop date, will a later application be entertained, at the discretion of the Committee.

  6. An appeal against a decision by the Faculty Appeal Committee or by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the Faculty should be directed to the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies.

4.1 Admission Modes

As a result of the program changes planned to take effect in the 2008-09 academic year, admission regulations have been modified for students entering Engineering programs in Fall 2007 and beyond.

  1. For students seeking admission to Fall 2006 or earlier

    1. Direct Entry: Students may apply for direct entry into first year Engineering when they apply to the University from high school. Direct admission from high school is normally based upon the student being admitted to the University and having sufficient prerequisites in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences to be able to complete First Year Engineering courses in their first year of University.

    2. Fast Track: Exceptionally well prepared students may apply for direct entry into second year Engineering (Term 1) from high school. Direct admission into second year is normally based upon a student being admitted to the University, having advanced placement equivalent to University credit in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry and having an admission average of at least 80% in the final year of high school.

    3. Entry from within the University: Students registered in other programs within, or other campuses of, 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 (see section 5) under Examinations and Promotions.

    4. Bridging Programs: The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has bridging programs which allow certain diploma graduates to enter the Engineering program with advanced standing. In each case the bridging program consists of two academic terms: Fall and Winter semesters, followed by entry into Academic Term 4 of the appropriate discipline. To be admitted to the bridging program students must have graduated from the diploma program with a cumulative average of at least 75%. The currently approved bridging programs are:

      • Civil Engineering Technology from the College of the North Atlantic to the Civil Engineering Program.

      • Electrical Engineering Technology or Electronics Engineering Technology from the College of the North Atlantic to the Electrical or Computer Engineering Program.

      • Mechanical Engineering Technology (Power) or Mechanical Engineering Technology (HVAC) from the College of the North Atlantic to the Mechanical Engineering Program.

      • Naval Architecture Program or Marine Systems Design Program at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland to the Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering Program.

      • Techniques d'architecture navale at the Institut maritime du Québec, Rimouski, to the Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering Program.

      Details of individual course requirements are outlined in the preceding charts.

    5. 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.

  2. For students seeking admission to Fall 2007 (transition year)

  1. Direct Entry: Students may apply for direct entry into first year Engineering when they apply to the University from high school. Such admission is on a competitive basis for a limited number of seats. The minimum requirements for direct admission from High School are general admission to the university and eligibility for registration in the following courses, by satisfying the prerequisites specified by the respective departments: Physics 1050, Chemistry 1050 and Math 1000. Meeting these minimum requirements does not, however, guarantee admission to the program.

  2. Fast Track: Exceptionally well prepared students may apply for direct entry into second year Engineering (Term 1 of the Class of 2012 program) from high school. Direct admission into second year is normally based upon a student being admitted to the University, having advanced placement equivalent to University credit in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry having an admission average of at least 80% in the final year of high school.

  3. Entry from within the University: Students registered in other programs within, or other campuses of, the University may apply for entry into Engineering. Students applying for admission to Term 1 of the program in Fall 2007 only (Class of 2012) will be admitted using the same criteria as promotion from first year Engineering into second year (see section 5 under Examinations and Promotions). For other students entry is on a competitive basis for a limited number of seats. Minimum requirements are to have satisfied the same criteria as for promotion to the relevant term of Engineering under Examinations and Promotions.

  4. Bridging Programs: The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has bridging programs which allow certain diploma graduates to enter the Engineering program with advanced standing.

    To be admitted to the bridging program students must have graduated from the diploma program with a cumulative average of at least 75%.

    The currently approved bridging programs are:

    • Civil Engineering Technology from the College of the North Atlantic to the Civil Engineering Program.

    • Electrical Engineering Technology or Electronics Engineering Technology from the College of the North Atlantic to the Electrical or Computer Engineering Program.

    • Mechanical Engineering Technology (Power) or Mechanical Engineering Technology (HVAC) from the College of the North Atlantic to the Mechanical Engineering Program.

    • Naval Architecture Program or Marine Systems Design Program at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland to the Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering Program.

    • Techniques d’architecture navale at the Institut maritime du Québec, Rimouski, to the Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering Program.

  5. 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.