Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2022/2023)
4 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 seven majors: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics 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 specialties, as well as the interdisciplinary nature of engineering practice.

The specialized major programs of Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering, and Process Engineering are offered in academic terms 3 through 8.

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.

Courses of the Faculty are designated by the following abbreviations: CIV are courses offered by the Department of Civil Engineering; ECE are courses offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; ENGI are non-departmental courses offered by the Faculty; ME are courses offered by the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; ONAE are courses offered by the Department of Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering; and PROC are courses offered by the Department of Process Engineering.

4.1 Program of Study
  1. Courses in the Engineering Program are normally taken in Academic Terms 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 to six 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 as indicated under Promotion Regulations, Promotion Status (Engineering One).

  3. To be eligible for registration for ENGI 001W in the Spring semester after completing Engineering One, students are expected to successfully complete the prerequisite ENGI 200W in the Fall semester of Engineering One. All other Engineering One students are expected to successfully complete ENGI 200W in the Winter semester of Engineering One.

  4. 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) (or delegate).

  5. In these program regulations, including the program tables, wherever reference is made to Chemistry 1050, this course may be replaced by a course deemed equivalent by the relevant academic unit.

  6. Upon entering Academic Term 3, students begin to specialize in their academic program, in one of the following seven majors: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering, or Process Engineering.

  7. Upon entering Academic Term 6, students in the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering majors may choose to enter the Biomedical stream. Upon entering Academic Term 6, students in the Mechanical Engineering major choose one of five technical streams: Biomedical, Mechanics and Materials, Mechatronics, Petroleum, and Thermo-Fluids. Upon entering Academic Term 6, students in the Process Engineering major may choose one of two technical streams: Chemical and Bioprocess, and Mineral and Energy Resources.

  8. Courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science 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; Engineering One for 1000 level courses). Other students will be admitted to these courses only with the approval of the Head of the appropriate Department for courses at the 3000 level and higher, or the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) (or delegate) for ENGI courses.

    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.

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

  10. 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 Head of the appropriate Department. 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 Academic Terms as shown in the tables.

  11. A minimum grade of 60% is required for credit to be given towards a student's engineering program for any course beyond Engineering One that is taken outside the normal Academic Terms as shown in the tables.

  12. Transfer credit cannot be awarded for project or design courses in Academic Terms 7 or 8 of the Engineering program.

  13. 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.