Bachelor of engineering

Faculty: Engineering and Applied Science Campus: St. John's
Length: Five years Practical experience: Minimum four full-time work terms
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The five-year bachelor of engineering is a co-operative program composed of eight full-time academic terms and a minimum of four full-time work terms. You will have the opportunity to apply the engineering concepts and theories you learn in the classrooms and laboratories to the real world as you complete work terms that will give you the equivalent of up to two years of real engineering work experience prior to graduation.

Beginning in the second year of the program, you will specialize in one of these available majors:

Students will be introduced to each of the disciplines to aid in selecting their preference prior to Academic Term 3 (second year).

Graduation from any bachelor of engineering program satisfies the academic requirements for registration as a professional engineer (P.Eng.).

Program structure

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

The Engineering One courses can normally be completed in 3 semesters. Students who are not able to complete the required courses in 3 semesters will have a limited number of semesters in which to complete the Engineering One requirements, based on their semester of admission to the program:

  • Fall semester intake - 6 semesters
  • Winter semester intake - 5 semesters
  • Spring semester intake - 4 semesters

In Engineering One, you will have an opportunity to indicate to the faculty which major you are interested in studying, beginning in Academic Term 3. This is also when you will begin alternating between academic terms and work terms in the fall, winter and spring semesters. Promotion to Academic Term 3 is available in the fall semester only.

1 Engineering One
2 AT3 WT AT4
4 AT6 WT AT7
5 WT AT8  
AT - Academic Term; WT - Work Term

Admission requirements

Entry to Engineering One

IntakeApplication deadline
Fall (September) semester March 1 May 31
Winter (January) semester Oct. 1 (see admission regulations)
Spring (May) semester Feb. 1 (see admission regulations)


New Memorial students

Admission to Engineering One and to the majors offered by the faculty is competitive for a limited number of placements. In general, grades above 80% in high school advanced mathematics, chemistry, physics and English are normally required for consideration.

If you did not complete high school chemistry and physics but have high marks in other sciences, please do not be discouraged from applying. Our program has the flexibility to provide the chemistry and physics background you need during Engineering One. Students who do not achieve direct entry from high school can complete introductory courses such as chemistry and physics at Memorial, and apply to join Engineering One in a later semester.

You must meet the Faculty of Engineering's English language requirements. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Final admission and readmission decisions rest with the Engineering Admissions Committee. 

Students who meet the English language requirement for general admission through a standardized test will also be required to complete an engineering e-proctored test if they qualify. To qualify to write the e-proctored test, you will need to achieve a minimum of the following English test scores:

Overall 6.5 90 70
Reading 6.0 20 60
Listening 6.0 20 60
Speaking 6.5 25 70
Writing 6.5 25 70

Note: the results of the e-proctored test have no impact on general admissibility to the University, only to the bachelor of engineering.

College of the North Atlantic college transition program

If you have successfully completed the College of the North Atlantic transition program, you will be considered equivalent to students entering directly from high school and will follow the guidelines for applying from high school.


Newfoundland and Labrador high school students must normally complete Advanced Mathematics 3200 with a minimum grade of 75%. 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. Exceptional applicants who have only completed Academic Mathematics 3201 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Students who enter Engineering without Advanced Mathematics 3200 must complete Mathematics 1090 before enrolling for Mathematics 1000; students in this position may require more than one year to complete Engineering One.

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

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


You 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 will be eligible for admission to Chemistry 1050 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 are not eligible for direct entry from high school may complete some of the Engineering One courses (Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2050; Chemistry 1050; Physics 1050, 1051; one of English 1090, 1000, or 1020) or their pre-requisites and apply to Engineering One in a later semester. These students must meet the admission criteria for current Memorial students, outlined below, as well as the Faculty's English language requirements.

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Current Memorial students

To be eligible for consideration for admission to the bachelor of engineering, if you are attending or have previously attended Memorial University, you must have a cumulative average of at least 70%, and obtained a grade of at least 70% in two or more of the following courses or their pre-requisites: Math 1000, 1001, 2050; Chemistry 1050; Physics 1050, 1051; one of English 1090, 1000, or 1020.

Transfer students

Applicants seeking admission to Engineering One through transfer from accredited post-secondary institutions must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70% or a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent. Applicants must have obtained a grade of at least 70% in two or more courses that have been deemed equivalent for transfer credit purposes to the following courses or their prerequisites: Chemistry 1050, Chemistry 1200, 3 credit hours in English at the 1000 level, Mathematics 1001, Mathematics 2050, Physics 1051. Transfer applicants must complete a majority of the credit hours in their program at Memorial University and must meet the Faculty's English language requirements.

Advanced standing

Students are occasionally admitted to semesters of the bachelor of engineering degree program beyond Engineering One from within the university or from other institutions. Such entry is normally based on a detailed analysis of the student’s record and normally requires applicants to have completed the equivalent of all requirements for promotion from previous semesters. A student’s major and remaining degree requirements are determined on a case-by-case basis at the time of admission. 

If you believe you could be considered for advanced standing, contact the Office of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies).

Sample first year

Wondering what courses you would take in your first year? Check out a sample program of suggested courses for Engineering One.