Complementary Studies

The Complementary Studies component has been developed to make students aware of the function and responsibilities of the Professional Engineer in society and the impact that engineering in all its forms has on environmental, economic, social and cultural aspects of our society. This complements the technical expertise and communications skills developed and practised in all components of the program.

In order to graduate, the student must obtain an overall average of at least 60% in all Complementary Studies courses required in the program.

The Complementary Studies component is the same for all programs and consists of a minimum of 21 credit hours.

Student Self-Audit

It is the responsibility of all engineering students to ensure that the complementary studies requirements are met prior to graduation. To facilitate this process, self-audit forms are provided below.

It is highly recommended that students attempt to complete the self-audit form no later than Academic Term 7 so time remains to register and successfully pass any missing requirement(s).

Students are encouraged to submit the self-audit form as soon as the criteria are met; however, the Submission deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall Semester = September 30
  • Winter Semester = January 31
  • Spring Semester = May 31

Complementary Studies Course Lists and Self-Audits

Click on the links below to obtain the list of acceptable courses and a self-audit specific to a graduating class:


Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000