Frequently Asked Questions

Covid-19 Pandemic Measures

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  1. What computer facilities do I need for online courses?
    The basic requirements for online courses are identified at https://citl.mun.ca/learning/fs/whatsneeded.php. The FEAS is considering further requirements for Engineering courses, which will be posted as soon as they are finalized.
  2. How will Blundon center students be accommodated during final exams?
    Students who have prescribed accommodations will be given those same accommodations, as much as is reasonable, for the alternative final exam. Students who get extra time will be given the same proportion of extra time. There is no option for writing the exam on campus, so accommodations around the writing environment are the student's responsibility.
  3. I'm a current Memorial student applying for Spring admission to Engineering One, how will the admissions committee interpret a PAS?
    As outlined in the policy document, a PAS grade is treated the same as transfer credit. It does not contribute to a calculated average but is taken to indicate having met the standard for admission. For students with low grades or few numerical grades on their transcript, a PAS grade does not give the committee much new information as to your likelihood of success in the program. Strong numerical grades are much better in this case.
  4. What happens if technical issues interfere with my ability to submit my exam on time?
    You should contact your instructor as soon as possible to arrange alternative methods to submit the exam.
  5. What will happen if I am ill at the time of finals? If I must defer, am I still able to choose PAS/FAL?
    The normal policies for exam deferral apply. The same grading options will be available to those who have deferred exams.
  6. Will a PAS/FAL grade have any effect on my work term or future work terms?
    No.
  7. If I withdraw from the program to wait out the pandemic, will I be readmitted when it's over?
    If you are in good academic standing, we will make every effort to accommodate you back in the program when you reapply. If physical space becomes a problem, then we may be forced to apply the competitive-entry rules, in which case students already in a particular cohort will have priority.

Admissions - High School Students

  1. I was accepted into Engineering before the pandemic. Has anything changed for me?
    As long as you meet general University admissibility requirements when your high school marks are released (see the University FAQ), your acceptance into Engineering will stand.
  2. I’ve been waitlisted for Engineering. What will happen when my high school marks are released?
    The Admissions Committee will consider your final high school marks and make a determination of direct admissibility into Engineering. Students who do not receive an offer of direct admission but are admissible into the University are encouraged to come to Memorial and apply for the Winter Engineering intake as a current Memorial student after completing relevant courses. Coming to Memorial does not guarantee acceptance into the competitive-entry Engineering program: see the published standards for current students.

Admissions - Current Memorial Students

  1. I’m taking a course for which the exam has been postponed due to the pandemic. If I write the postponed final exam, will I still be able to choose PAS/FAL after writing?
    Yes. After writing the final exam you will see your unofficial numeric grade and be presented with another opportunity to choose between a numeric or PAS/FAL grade (see https://www.mun.ca/covid19/students/exams.php).
  2. I’ve been accepted into Engineering in the Spring. Can I defer my acceptance to the Fall?
    You will be allowed to change your admission to the Fall, though a new mechanism is being created that is not technically a deferral. Please contact the Admissions Office (admissions@mun.ca) to initiate this process.
  3. I’ve been accepted into the BSc program in the Spring, but I can’t travel to Memorial for the Spring semester. Should I apply to Engineering as a current Memorial student or a high school applicant? Will I have to pay the University application fee again?
    The Admissions Office will release a blanket deferral form on April 24th that you will be able to use to defer your Spring acceptance to the Fall. Once this deferral is in place, you will be able to apply to Engineering for the Fall 2020 semester without paying another application fee.
  4. Will I be accepted if I only have PAS grades on my transcript?
    The Admissions Committee prefers to consider applications based on grades at Memorial University that meet the published standards for current students. However, the Committee will consider applications from students whose Memorial transcripts contain only PAS grades. In such cases, the Committee may consider previous post-secondary or high school grades in conjunction with an examination of PAS/FAL results at Memorial.

Admissions - Current Engineering One Students

  1. I’m taking a course for which the exam has been postponed due to the pandemic. If I write the postponed final exam, will I still be able to choose PAS/FAL after writing?
    Yes. After writing the final exam you will see your unofficial numeric grade and be presented with another opportunity to choose between a numeric or PAS/FAL grade (see https://www.mun.ca/covid19/students/exams.php).
  2. I’m completing a course for which the exam has been postponed due to the pandemic. What will happen if I haven’t written my postponed final exam when the Term 3 match is done?
    If postponed final exams remain unwritten when the Term 3 match is completed, ABS grades will be treated as provisional PAS grades, i.e., they will count as completion of the course but they will not affect a promotion average. Students in this position may proceed to Term 3 on a provisional basis. Once the ABS grade has been resolved, students who do not meet minimum promotion requirements to Term 3 will be removed from the program and are welcome to apply for re-admission to Engineering One.
  3. I have an ABS grade in a course for which the exam has been postponed due to the pandemic, but I intend to re-take it in the Spring semester. How will this affect my promotion?
    When a student has taken a course more than once, the Admissions Committee always considers the best of the available grades in its decision-making. Students may also consider applying for a retroactive drop in the Winter course.

Engineering One

  1. If you have a time conflict with your engineering course lab or tutorial, can you take one class slot and a different lab or tutorial?
    No. However, if your conflict is with chemistry or physics, the chemistry or physics department may let you take a different lab or class slot, if there are multiple slots available.
  2. What if I do not get the required grade in a course, even if I have the overall required average?
    You must repeat the course. You must achieve the minimum grade in each course as indicated in the course planning worksheet, as well as the overall required average.
  3. Do you have to take the 11 required courses in fall and winter semesters?
    No. You have up to six semesters (depending on your entry semester into Engineering One) to complete the 11 required courses. You can take these courses in any order you wish. However, be mindful of when the courses are offered. Not all courses are offered in the spring semester.

Contact

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