Engineering student

Bachelor of Engineering


A five-year co-operative degree program composed of eight full-time academic terms and a minimum of four full-time work terms. Students can choose from six available majors. Students enroled in computer, electrical or mechanical engineering may take biomedical electives. Students enroled in any program may take offshore oil and gas electives.



Students will have the opportunity to apply the engineering concepts and theories they learn in the classrooms and laboratories to the real world as they complete a minimum of four to a maximum of six work terms that will give them the equivalent of up to two years of real engineering work experience prior to graduation.


Engineering One

The common first year of our engineering program is referred to as Engineering One. Students will study mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering fundamentals which are common to each of the majors we offer. Courses in Engineering One introduce students to engineering problem-solving, analysis, design, communication and teamwork. Students will develop an understanding of different engineering fields and how engineering relates to real world issues.


Structure of the Engineering Program

1Engineering One

AT - Academic Term; WT - Work Term


Admission requirements

In general, an average of more than 80 per cent in high school advanced math, chemistry, physics and English can be considered a minimum for consideration. Entry to Engineering One and to the available majors is competitive for a limited number of seats. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee a student’s acceptance into the program. Final admission and readmission decisions rest with the Engineering Admissions Committee.

The Engineering Admissions Committee is looking for hard-working students who are ready for a challenge, and who have a strong performance in advanced math and sciences (particularly physics and chemistry). Academically strong students who do not fit this profile should contact the faculty for further advice.



Newfoundland and Labrador high school students must complete Advanced Mathematics 3200 with a minimum grade of 75 per cent. Academic Mathematics 3201 is not acceptable. Calculus 3208 is recommended. Students who complete Calculus 3208 are eligible to write the Calculus Placement Test; successful students will receive credit for Math 1000 and can proceed to Math 1001.

Out-of-province high school students must complete a Grade 12 level advanced mathematics course and write the Mathematics Placement Test with a score of at least 75 per cent. Alternatively, students who have taken a differential calculus course can write the Calculus Placement Test.

Completion of International Baccalaureate Higher Level Mathematics with a score of four or higher or completion of Advanced Placement Mathematics (Calculus AB or BC) with a score of three or higher will be accepted as equivalent credit for Math 1000.



Students must be eligible to register for Chemistry 1050 and Physics 1050 and 1051 in Engineering One.

Students who have completed Chemistry 3202 (or equivalent) in high school, and received at least 65 per cent, will be eligible for admission to Chemistry in Engineering One.

It is strongly recommended that students complete Physics 3204 (or equivalent) in high school prior to registering for Physics 1050. 

Students who demonstrate English language proficiency through a standardized test are recommended to have a score higher than that required for general admission. Recommended scores are outlined in the chart below:

Overall6.590 70
Reading6.0 20 60 
Listening6.0 20 60 
Speaking6.5 25 70 
Writing6.5 25 70 



Program Information

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:

Yes (mandatory)


5 years


Fall semester only
(applications considered from current Memorial students in winter and spring semesters)

Application Deadline:

March 1

Supplementary Application:



Tuition InformationWebsite


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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