Policy for Allocating Majors

In order to be assigned a major, students must be eligible for promotion to Academic Term 3 in accordance with the requirements as defined in the University Calendar.

Major assignments are influenced by the capacity constraints of both the Faculty and the majors. The total capacity of the Faculty, and the capacity of each major are set by the Faculty of Engineering Faculty Management Group. The total capacity is not necessarily the sum of the capacities of the majors; this provides some flexibility to accommodate student choice while maintaining an overall limit.

The Engineering One Promotion Average (EOPA) used in the match process refers to the average of the following nine courses: MATH 1001, MATH 2050, PHYS 1051, CHEM 1050, ENGL 1090 (or equivalent), ENGI 1010, ENGI 1020, ENGI 1030 and ENGI 1040.

Students seeking a major assignment must submit a Major Assignment Preference Form, ranking up to four majors in order of preference. A student promoted to Academic Term 3 with an EOPA of 75% or greater is guaranteed their first ranked major.

Eligible students will be assigned a major in one of two match processes:

1. Initial Match Process (early in the Spring semester)

  1. The Faculty of Engineering Admissions Committee executive will define an Engineering One Matching Mark (EOMM) to be used in the match process. This mark will normally be in the 70 – 75% range and is based on capacity constraints.
  2. Students to be considered in this match process will include:
  • Students who are eligible for promotion to Academic Term 3 with an EOPA equal to or greater than the EOMM.
  • Students who have completed at least six of the nine courses included in the EOPA, and obtained an average equal to or greater than the EOMM in all completed courses used to calculate the EOPA. These students must be registered for all remaining Engineering One courses by the end of the regular registration period for the Spring Semester.
  1. Students must submit a Major Allocation Form by the end of the first day of classes in the Spring semester to be considered for the initial match process.
  2. Students will be ranked based on their current promotion average.
  3. Majors will be assigned starting from the top of the ranked list of students.
  4. Students will be matched to their highest-ranked major choice only.
  5. A letter notifying a student of their major assignment will be sent to their @mun.ca e-mail address within two weeks of the end of the Spring registration period.
  6. An early match is conditional on meeting all promotion requirements by the end of the Spring semester.
  7. A student may forfeit an early match by submitting a Match Forfeit Form and submit a new ranking using the Major Assignment Preference Form.

2. Final Match Process (after Spring semester):

  1. Students may update their major preferences using the Major Allocation Form up until the end of the last day of classes in the Spring semester.
  2. Students who are eligible for promotion to Academic Term 3 and were not placed in the initial match process (or who forfeited their initial match will be ranked by EOPA).
  3. Majors will be assigned starting from the top of the ranked list of eligible students. Students will be assigned their highest ranked major choice, unless the capacity of that major has been reached. In that case the second ranked major will be assigned and so on.
  4. A letter notifying a student of his/her major assignment will be sent to the @mun.ca e-mail address of the student before the Fall semester begins.
  5. Promotable students who, due to space restrictions, could not be matched to at least their fourth choice of major will be contacted by the Office of the Associate Dean, and be dealt with on an individual basis.

Students may request a change to a major assignment following the final match process, however, reassignment will only occur if space is available. The deadline for such requests will be 5:00PM on the first day of classes in Academic Term 3.

Last revised 15-03-2022