Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2006/2007)
4.2 Admission
  1. All complete applications for admission or readmission to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. A complete application includes an application to Engineering, an application to the University (for those who have not registered for courses in Memorial University of Newfoundland in either of the two preceding semesters) and supporting documentation (when necessary). Application forms are available at the Office of the Registrar and the General Office of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Applications to Term A or Term 1 should be submitted no later than March 1st of the year in which admission is sought. The Faculty Admissions Committee will begin reviewing applications after this date.


    Students intending to register for courses at this University or at another institution during the summer months who are considering entry into Engineering must still apply by March 1st.

    Applications for all subsequent terms should be submitted at least two months prior to the commencement of that term. Any application received after the relevant deadline will be considered as time and space permit.

    Attention is also drawn to the subsequent admission regulations and to the fact that readmission to the University does not necessarily constitute admission to Engineering.

  2. Admission to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science 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.

    Meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

    Subsequent entry into a specialized program within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Civil, Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Ocean & Naval Architectural) is also on the basis of a competition for a limited number of places.

    Success in the program depends on meeting the requirements of both academic and work terms. The Admissions Committee will assess the likelihood of an applicant being able to meet the promotions requirements outlined below.

    The Faculty expects students admitted to the program to have and retain the knowledge and skills corresponding to the admission criteria listed in these regulations. This grounding in mathematics and the sciences, and the ability to communicate in writing and orally are the foundation of all the academic courses and the work terms in the program. The student is expected to build on this foundation, developing the technical and communication skills expected of a professional engineer. The Faculty may require confirmation, through an interview or other means, that an applicant is able to meet the expectations of the Faculty in this respect.

    A student of engineering should be able to obtain a work term position through the job competition for each work term but the University does not guarantee to place the student in a full-time paid position in each work term. Placement will depend on the availability of positions and choices made by both employers and students. Employers are only likely to offer positions to students who can demonstrate the academic and personal qualities which fit them for the work concerned. Students must be able to communicate in job applications and interviews and as required during the work term. Some assistance in the strengthening of communication skills is available for all students in the Faculty and in particular for students who initially have some difficulty in meeting these requirements. Nevertheless a student who cannot meet the demands of the job competition may be required by the Faculty to withdraw until he or she can demonstrate an ability to continue in the program.

  3. In evaluating applications the Admissions Committee takes into account the strengths and weaknesses in a candidate's academic background, and motivation towards obtaining an engineering degree. Students with weak overall academic records are unlikely to be admitted.

  4. Applicants seeking admission through transfer from another institution must have achieved an equivalent standing in comparable subjects. The applicant is responsible for having certified documentation to this effect forwarded from the relevant institution(s) to the Office of the Registrar.

  5. Students from areas where English is not the common language must provide certified translations of documentation and may be required to prove, by test, their proficiency in English.

  6. An applicant for admission with advanced standing is responsible for having certified documentation attesting to his or her academic and relevant work experience forwarded from the university(s) or institution(s) previously attended to the Office of the Registrar. Each such application when complete will be considered by the Faculty Admissions Committee. No applicant will be admitted beyond Term 5. Because of the importance of the work experience in the cooperative program three work terms are considered an absolute minimum requirement.

  7. An applicant of mature age who has been away from full-time formal education for at least four years may be admitted, if the applicant can satisfy the Admissions Committee that he or she has the knowledge and capability to succeed in the program. This knowledge may, for instance, have been acquired in studies to a sufficiently high level in engineering or another discipline.

  8. Engineering students to whom promotion is denied are no longer in the Engineering program. Subject to Sections 12 and 14 of the regulations on Examinations and Promotions, such students may be permitted to repeat unsuccessful terms. Those wishing to do so must apply for readmission in accordance with the Faculty and University readmission regulations. These applications will be judged by the Faculty Admissions Committee.