Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2006/2007)
4.3 Examination and Promotion
  1. The Faculty constitutes the examining body for all engineering examinations. The standing of every student will be assessed at the end of each academic term beyond Terms A and B and at the end of each Work Term by Faculty Council. The decisions of Faculty Council will be issued to individual students by the Registrar. The status of students in Terms A and B will be governed by the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) of the University.

  2. Any student has the right to appeal any decision made by the Faculty in regard to his or her promotion. Any such appeal must be made in writing to the Chairman of the Appeals Committee, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, within one month of the issue of results by the Registrar.

  3. To be promoted a student must, in addition to obtaining the requisite marks and average, complete and deliver all laboratory, project work, and work reports as required.

  4. The Faculty Council or the Appeals Committee of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science may promote a student notwithstanding promotion requirements given below. A decision of this nature will be made only for reasons acceptable to Faculty Council or the Appeals Committee as appropriate, and in the case of a student thought likely to succeed in future terms.

4.3.1 Academic Terms
  1. Students registered in Engineering for academic Term B must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours before Fall 2007 and satisfy the following criteria to be able to be promoted to academic Term 1 in Fall 2007:

    1. The student must obtain credit in each of the following courses: English 1080 (or equivalent) or English 1020, Chemistry 1051 (or equivalent), Physics 1051 (or equivalent), and Mathematics 1001.

    2. The student must obtain 3 credit hours in each of Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics, in addition to those specified in a.

    3. The student must obtain 9 credit hours in addition to those specified in a. and b. At least 6 credit hours of these must be complementary studies electives (found under Complementary Studies Courses). Students who have completed only 3 credit hours in complementary studies may be admitted to the program in which case they will be required to obtain 3 more credit hours prior to graduation.

    4. The student must obtain an average of 65% in the set of courses comprising Chemistry 1051 (or equivalent), Physics 1051 (or equivalent) and Mathematics 1001, English 1080 (or equivalent) or English 1020, and 3 credit hours of complementary studies.

    5. The student must obtain at least 60% in each of Chemistry 1051 (or equivalent), Physics 1051 (or equivalent), and Mathematics 1001.

  2. Students registered in the transitional first year Engineering program in the 2007-08 academic year must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours and satisfy the following criteria to be able to be promoted to the second year of the transitional program:

    1. The student must obtain credit in each of the following courses: English 1080, (or equivalent) or English 1020, Chemistry 1050 (or equivalent), Physics 1050 and 1051 (or equivalent), Mathematics 1000, 1001 and 2050, and Engineering 1313 and 2420.

    2. The student must obtain 3 credit hours in addition to those specified in (a) in a complementary studies elective chosen from the arts, humanities, social sciences and management and approved by the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. A list of approved courses is maintained by the Office of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and is available at www.engr.mun.ca. The 3 credit hours must be chosen from List A on the web site.

    3. The student must obtain an average of at least 65% in the set of courses listed in a. and b.

    4. The student must obtain at least 60% in each of Chemistry 1050 (or equivalent), Physics 1051 (or equivalent), Mathematics 1001, and Mathematics 2050.

    5. Students admitted to the program in Fall 2007 and who fail to meet the above criteria during the 2007-08 academic year will not be considered to be in the Engineering program and must apply for readmission to the program.

  3. For the purposes of promotion extra courses required of students as a condition of entry directly into academic Term 1 (or later) will be considered part of their program.

  4. At the end of any academic Terms 1 to 7, a student must have an average in the technical courses taken in the current academic term (all courses except those defined in the section Complementary Studies Courses) of at least 60% to continue in the program. Students with an average of at least 60% and with a mark of at least 50% in each technical course taken as part of their program will be given a clear promotion. Students with an average of a least 60% and with one or more marks below 50% in technical courses taken as part of their program will be given a probationary promotion.

  5. At the end of the academic Term 8, a student must have an average in the technical courses taken in academic Term 8 of at least 60% with a mark of at least 50% in each technical course taken as part of the program and a 60% average in the seven complementary studies courses described in the section Complementary Studies Courses, to be recommended for graduation. A student with an average of at least 60% and with one or more marks below 50% in technical courses taken as part of the program will be given a probationary status. A student with a probationary status at the end of academic Term 8 will not be recommended for graduation until the student's status is transferred to that of a clear promotion.

  6. Transfer from a probationary status to a clear promotion or, in the case of academic Term 8 to be recommended for graduation, will entail satisfying the Faculty that the student is competent in the subject of the course in which the student has failed to achieve 50%. In the case of engineering courses, this will normally entail re-examination, upon which the student will be declared to have passed or failed a test of competency in the subject concerned, without the assignment of a numerical grade on the test. Non-engineering technical courses which have been failed will normally have to be repeated or replaced with an alternate course.

  7. A student with a probationary promotion at the end of academic Term 1 will be re-examined in the subject matter of the failed course(s) no later than the 1st week of the subsequent semester. A student who is successful in all the required re-examinations will be promoted to academic Term 2.

    Failure to submit to re-examination or a failure in re-examination will result in denial of promotion.

  8. A student with a probationary promotion at the end of academic Terms 2 to 7 will continue to the subsequent work term. However, entry into the next academic term will normally be allowed only when the Faculty is satisfied, through the re-examination provided for in Clause 9, that the student is competent in the subject matter of the failed courses.

  9. A re-examination after academic Terms 2 to 8 will be at a time determined by the Faculty, but not later than the first week of the second semester after the semester in which the course was failed. Failure to submit to the re-examination or failure in the re-examination will result in denial of promotion or, in the case of course failures in academic Term 8, denial of a recommendation for graduation.

  10. Re-examination may be deferred, subject to the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) governing deferred final examinations; however, a student who is successful in a deferred re-examination may not be permitted to register for the subsequent academic term if the deferred re-examination is after the normal registration period for that term.

  11. Students denied promotion with an average mark below 60% may be readmitted to the program and will normally be required to repeat all the work of the term, including courses which have been passed. With the permission of the Faculty Committee on Undergraduate Studies, an elective course may be replaced by a course deemed to be equivalent.

  12. Students denied promotion with an average mark of at least 60% will be required to repeat just the failed courses, in a semester when the courses are normally offered (along with other courses in the University if the student so wishes).

  13. A student may not repeat a given academic term more than once when repetition is due in part or entirely to a failure to achieve the average mark required for promotion, and a student may not repeat more than two academic terms in the entire program for which repetition is required for this reason. Academic terms or courses repeated because of failure to achieve a pass mark in individual courses, while the required overall average for the term was achieved, are excluded from this prohibition.

  14. Students may be required to withdraw from the program at any time if, in the opinion of the Faculty Council, they are unlikely to profit from continued attendance.

  15. For clear promotion during a bridging program, students are required to have an overall average in each semester of at least 60%, and 50% in each subject. Students who fail one or more subjects but maintain an overall average of 60% qualify for a probationary promotion, subject to a re-examination in the failed subjects.

    Students promoted from the Winter Term of a bridging program will be admitted to Term 4 of the appropriate Engineering Program.

4.3.2 Work Terms
  1. Work terms are scheduled in the "Plan of Operation for the Co-operative Engineering Program". Work terms and academic terms must be completed in the sequence shown. The dates for starting and finishing each work term are shown in the University Diary. Successful completion of the work term requirements is prerequisite to graduation.

  2. A competition for work term employment is organized by the Office of Co-operative Education as outlined in the Co-operative Student Handbook which can be obtained at www.mun.ca/coop/home/engineering.php. Students are encouraged to spend two consecutive work terms with a given employer provided suitable work is available.

  3. Students may obtain their own work term jobs outside the competition. Such jobs must be confirmed by letter from the employer and approved by the Office of Co-operative Education on or before the first day on which the student commences work.

    A student may, with the permission of the Office of Co-operative Education, be self employed during a work term, provided that the student and the Office of Co-operative Education agree at the start of the work term on the information to be provided to the Office so that it can evaluate the student's work during the term.

    A student who is unable to obtain a work term job or work in approved self employment within four weeks from the start of the work term will be expected to undertake work under contract to a client within the Faculty, another entity in the University, a company, municipality, non-profit organization, or the like. The contract work may be part-time, or occupy only a portion of the semester, and may allow the student to earn an income in other ways. The contract, whether paid or unpaid, must be approved by the Office of Co-operative Education.

    When neither an approved full-time work position nor an approved contract has been obtained in work Terms 1, 2, or 3, the Faculty Committee on Undergraduate Studies may approve a program which provides the affected students with technical and professional experience expected in these work terms. The program must be such that the development of the students' technical and professional development, including the development of the students' communication skills, through the program can be monitored and assessed by the Office of Co-operative Education with criteria equivalent to those used for full-time paid work term positions. Normally, a student may not take part in this type of program more than twice.

  4. A student may be exempted from any work term requirements if he or she submits medical and/or other evidence to support such exemption, to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies through the Office of Co-operative Education. Also see Note 5. under Engineering Regulations.

  5. A communication component must be completed for each work term. The communications requirement for each work term is specified in the course description for the work term and is covered in more detail in the Co-op Student Handbook. The actual format will depend on the specific requirements of the Faculty for the work term. If an employer designates a written report to be confidential, a non-disclosure agreement must be completed to legally protect the confidential material. Written documents must be submitted on or before the deadline date shown in the University Diary. Presentations, when required, will normally be given at the University at a time arranged by the Faculty Office of Co-operative Education.

  6. The overall evaluation of the work term is the responsibility of Engineering Co-operative Education. Work term grades are submitted to the Faculty Council of Engineering and Applied Science at the end of each work term. The work term evaluation consists of two components: student work term performance as evaluated by a co-ordinator, given input from the employer, and a communications component evaluated by a co-ordinator or delegate. Each component is evaluated separately.

    Evaluation of the work performance will result in one of the following classifications: OUTSTANDING, ABOVE EXPECTATIONS, SATISFACTORY, MARGINAL PASS, FAIL..

    Evaluation of the communications component will result in one of the following classifications: OUTSTANDING, ABOVE EXPECTATIONS, SATISFACTORY, MARGINAL PASS, FAIL.

    Both, the evaluation for work performance and the evaluation of the communications component are recorded on the transcript.

    Overall evaluation of the work term will result in the assignment of one of the following final grades:

    1. Pass with Distinction: To receive a PASS WITH DISTINCTION, a student must obtain an evaluation of OUTSTANDING in both the communications and work performance components of the work term.

    2. Pass: To receive a PASS, a student must achieve an evaluation of MARGINAL PASS or better in the communications component and in the performance component of the work term.

    3. Fail: A student receiving a FAIL in either the communications or performance component of the work term will receive a FAIL.

    For promotion from the work term, a student must obtain PASS WITH DISTINCTION or PASS.

    The nomenclature of the various communications requirements is as follows:

    Work Term 1: Conjoint Report (which consists of a Daily Diary and one of a Portfolio, Weekly Journal, or Descriptive Technical Report)

    Work Term 2: Industry Company Profile

    Work Term 3: Descriptive Technical Report

    Work Term 4: Technical Oral Presentation

    Work Term 5: Analytical Technical Report

    Work Term 6: Technical Report

  7. Students who fail a work term will normally repeat that work term in a work situation approved by the Office of Co-operative Education. A given work term may be repeated only once, and not more than two work terms may be repeated in the entire program.

    Notwithstanding the above, a student who does not achieve a passing grade and who in the opinion of the Faculty Council can benefit from a remedial program, may be permitted an extension of time not to exceed the end of the Regular Registration Period of the subsequent semester to complete the requirements of the work term.

  8. Students who fail to honour an agreement to work with an employer, or who leave the co-operative employment without prior approval of the Office of Co-operative Education, or who conduct themselves in such a manner as to cause their discharge from the job, will normally be awarded a Failed Work Term.

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Students should also refer to the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) of the University.