Bachelor of Engineering
A five-year co-operative degree program composed of eight full-time academic terms and a minimum of four full-time work terms. Students can choose from six available majors and may also take offshore oil and gas engineering electives, which are available in all of our undergraduate degrees.
- Civil engineering
- Computer engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Ocean and naval architectural engineering
- Process engineering
Students will have the opportunity to apply the engineering concepts and theories they learn in the classrooms and laboratories to the real world as they embark on a minimum of four work terms or a maximum of six that will give them the equivalent of up to two years of real engineering work experience prior to graduation.
The common first year of our engineering program is referred to as Engineering One. Students will study mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering fundamentals which are common to each of the majors we offer. The engineering courses in Engineering One introduce students to engineering problem-solving, analysis, design, communication and teamwork. Students will develop an understanding of different engineering fields and how engineering relates to real world issues.
Structure of the Engineering Program
In general, an average of more than 80 per cent in high school advanced math, chemistry, physics and English can be considered a minimum for consideration. Entry to Engineering One and to the available majors is competitive for a limited number of seats. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee a student’s acceptance into the program. Final admission and readmission decisions rest with the Engineering Admissions Committee.
The Engineering Admissions Committee is looking for hard-working students who are ready for a challenge, and who have a strong performance in advances math and sciences (particularly physics and chemistry). Academically strong students who do not fit this profile should contact the faculty for further advice.
Newfoundland and Labrador high school students must complete Advanced Mathematics 3200 with a minimum grade of 75 per cent. Academic Mathematics 3201 is not acceptable. Calculus 3208 is recommended. Students who complete Calculus 3208 are eligible to write the Calculus Placement Test; successful students will receive credit for Math 1000 and can proceed to Math 1001.
Out-of-province high school students must complete at Grade 12 level advanced mathematics course and write the Mathematics Placement Test with a score of at least 75 per cent. Alternatively, students who have taken a differential calculus course can write the Calculus Placement Test.
Completion of International Baccalaureate Higher Level Mathematics with a score of four or higher or completion of Advanced Placement Mathematics (Calculus AB or BC) with a score of three or higher will be accepted as equivalent credit for Math 1000.
CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Students must be eligible to register for Chemistry 1050 and Physics 1050 and 1051 in Engineering One.
Students who have completed Chemistry 3202 (or equivalent) in high school, and received at least 65 per cent, will be eligible for admission to Chemistry in their first semester.
It is strongly recommended that students complete Physics 3204 (or equivalent) in high school prior to registering for Physics 1050.
Interested students who are not eligible for direct entry, or who apply for admission outside of the fall semester, may complete Engineering One courses as students in the bachelor of science (B.Sc.) program. Where space permits, all Engineering One courses are available to B.Sc. students and students can apply directly for acceptance into Academic Term 3. For more information, students should contact the faculty.
Students who demonstrate English language proficiency through a standardized test are recommended to have a score higher than that required for general admission. Recommended scores are outlined in the chart below:
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Fall semester only
Yes (for students applying to Term 3 or beyond)