Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2010/2011)
3 Description of Program

The Bachelor of Engineering Degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland is a Co-operative Program in which regular full-time academic study is supplemented by four month periods of full-time work in positions related to the student’s future career. The Bachelor of Engineering degree program is available in the following six majors: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering, and Process Engineering.

Engineering One, the first-year of the engineering program, comprises courses in mathematics and basic science (physics and chemistry), as well as courses covering engineering fundamentals which are common to each of the majors. The engineering courses in Engineering One introduce students to engineering problem-solving, analysis, design, communication, and teamwork. Students will develop an understanding of the different engineering specialities, as well as the interdisciplinary nature of engineering practice.

The specialized major programs of Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering, and Process Engineering are offered in academic terms 3 through 8. Students in each major, except the Process Engineering major, may also choose to pursue an Offshore Oil and Gas Engineering option (OOGE) in the last three terms of the program. For specific details on each major, refer to the appropriate Program Regulations.

Electives can be tailored to meet the needs of those who plan to go straight into industry and those who wish to join the increasing number of our graduates who are pursuing advanced degrees.

All courses of the Faculty are designated by the abbreviation ENGI.

3.1 Program of Study
  1. Courses in the engineering program are normally taken in blocks as shown in the appropriate program table. Students must satisfy the criteria for promotion as described below under Promotion Regulations to remain in the Engineering program.

  2. The Engineering Program consists of eight academic terms and four work terms. The first-year of the Engineering Program, known as Engineering One, forms a core that is common to all majors. All students must successfully complete the requirements of Engineering One prior to being promoted to Academic Term 3.

  3. In 1000 level Engineering courses, registration priority is given to students who have been admitted to Engineering One. Other students will be admitted to these courses only with the approval of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies).

  4. In these program regulations, including the program tables, wherever reference is made to English 1080 or Chemistry 1050, these courses may be replaced by courses deemed equivalent by the relevant academic unit.

  5. Upon entering Academic Term 3, students begin to specialize in their academic program, in one of the following six majors: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering, or Process Engineering. All Engineering students who successfully complete the Engineering One requirements during their first-year of Engineering will be guaranteed a place in Academic Term 3, although not necessarily in the preferred major as indicated under Promotion Regulations, Promotion Status (Engineering One).

  6. Upon entering Academic Term 6, students in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering may choose to pursue the Offshore Oil and Gas Engineering option (OOGE) for that major.

  7. Engineering courses in Academic Term 3 and beyond (i.e., those with numbers 3000 and greater) are restricted to students who have been admitted or promoted to the appropriate academic term and major (e.g., Academic Term 3 for 3000 level courses, restricted by major). Other students will be admitted to these courses only with the approval of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) in consultation with the appropriate Discipline Chair.

    Some of the courses offered in academic terms 3 to 8 are taken by all Engineering students, others are offered for more than one major, but most technical courses in academic terms 3 to 8 are specific to the individual majors. Students should refer to the program descriptions for the detailed course requirements in each phase of their program.

  8. Technical elective courses may be offered in terms other than those indicated in the program tables.

  9. A student who has previously met a technical elective requirement in a given semester or wishes to defer it, may request an exemption or deferral by applying to the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies), who will consult the appropriate Discipline Chair. A minimum grade of 60% is required for credit to be given towards a student’s engineering program for any technical elective taken outside the normal blocks as shown in the tables.

  10. Students registered in Academic Term 7 of any Engineering major are eligible to apply for admission to a Master of Engineering fast-track option (M.Eng.). The purpose of the option is to encourage students interested in pursuing graduate studies to begin their graduate program while still registered as an undergraduate student. While enrolled in the option, a student may complete some of the M.Eng. Degree requirements and potentially be able to graduate earlier from the M.Eng. Program. For further details and the regulations regarding the option, refer to the School of Graduate Studies, Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Engineering.