Engineering One

Students admitted to the first year of the bachelor of engineering degree program who have either completed (at Memorial University or through transfer credit) or who are eligible to register for Mathematics 1000, Physics 1050 and Chemistry 1050 in their first semester should be able to complete all engineering one courses during their first three semesters.

Admitted students who are not eligible to register for Physics 1050 and Chemistry 1050 in their first semester may take an alternate slate of courses in these subjects in order to meet the requirements for promotion to term 3. These are described in the notes following the sample program.

Students pursuing a bachelor of engineering will normally take the following courses in their first year:

FALL SEMESTERWINTER SEMESTER
Mathematics 1000Mathematics 1001
Physics 10501Physics 10511
Chemistry 10502Mathematics 2050
2 Engineering courses
(1010 or 1020 and 1030 or 10403)
2 Engineering courses
(1010 or 1020 and 1030 or 10403)
English 1090 or 1000
  1. Students registered in Physics 1050 must also be registered in or have credit for Mathematics 1000. Students who complete Physics 1020 in their first semester with a grade of at least 70% may take Physics 1051 in the second semester. Physics 1051 requires Mathematics 1001 to be completed concurrently (or as a prerequisite). Students who complete Physics 1020 with a grade of less than 70% must complete Physics 1021 before 1051 in order to meet the Engineering One physics requirements.
  2. At the St. John’s campus, students who are not eligible to register for Chemistry 1050 in the Fall semester may complete Chemistry 1010. Students who achieve a grade of at least 60% in Chemistry 1010 may register for Chemistry 1050 in the Winter semester.
  3. At the St. John’s campus, students who have completed Level III/Grade 12 physics may take Engineering 1040 in their first semester. Students who have not completed a physics course at this level should take Engineering 1040 in the second semester of Engineering One concurrently with Physics 1051.

Although courses in engineering one are offered on a credit basis and the engineering courses will be offered in each of the three semesters, it is recommended that students take two engineering courses in each of the Fall and Winter semesters. The engineering course pairs 1010/1020 and 1030/1040 are offered in single slots so that students can only take one from each pair in the fall and winter semesters. All four courses are offered separately in the Spring semester.

Promotion from engineering one

All students must successfully complete the requirements of engineering one prior to being promoted to academic term 3. All engineering students who meet promotion requirements from engineering one at the end of the academic year of admission will be guaranteed a place in academic term 3, although not necessarily in their preferred major.

The minimum requirements for promotion to academic term 3 are:

  • a grade of at least 55% in each of Mathematics 1001, Mathematics 2050, Physics 1051, Chemistry 1050, English 1090 (or equivalent), Engineering 1010, 1020, 1030 and 1040
  • an overall average of at least 65% in the above nine courses. 

In order to remain in the engineering program, a student admitted to engineering one must complete the requirements for promotion to academic term 3 before the end of the academic year following the academic year of admission. Therefore, a student in engineering one will have at most two years to complete all requirements for promotion to academic term 3.

Assignment to engineering major

Students in engineering one are required to apply for their major by March 31 of the year in which admission is sought, indicating their preferences for major in rank order.

Assignment to your preferred major is based on the following:

  1. A student promoted to academic term 3 with an engineering one promotion average of 75% and greater is guaranteed a preferred major.
  2. A student who meets the promotion requirements and has an engineering one promotion average of at least 70% will be guaranteed promotion to academic term 3.
  3. A student who meets the promotion requirements and has an engineering one promotion average of less than 70% will be promoted to academic term 3 as faculty capacity permits.

The Faculty reserves the right to limit the number of spaces available in each major. The Faculty also reserves the right to guarantee admission to a particular major at the time of admission to the engineering program.

Contact information

For assistance with course selection, contact the Academic Advising Centre.

For additional program information, visit the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science or email Cheryl Keough.

Contact

Undergraduate Admissions and Programs

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

Tel: (709) 864-8000