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. 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 six available majors:

Students will be introduced to each of the disciplines to aid in selecting their preference prior to Term 3. Focus streams in biomedical engineering are available in the Computer, Electrical and Mechanical programs.

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

At the end of the first year, you must apply for your major. In the second year of the program, you begin alternating between academic terms and work terms in the fall, winter and spring semesters.

1Engineering One
AT - Academic Term; WT - Work Term

Admission requirements

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. 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 demonstrate English language proficiency 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:


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.


Applicants must be eligible, or have earned credit, for Mathematics 1000 (Calculus I).

Newfoundland and Labrador high school students must complete Advanced Mathematics 3200 with a minimum grade of 75%. 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%. 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, and received at least 65%, 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; and/or English 1090 or 1000) and apply to Engineering One in a later semester (winter and/or spring semester). These students must meet the admission criteria for current Memorial students, outlined below, as well as the Faculty's English language requirements.

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: Math 1000, 1001, 2050; Chemistry 1050; Physics 1050, 1051; English 1090, 1000, 1080 (former required English course).

Transfer students

Applicants seeking admission to Engineering One through transfer from accredited post-secondary institutions must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70% and have been determined to have completed the equivalent of or be eligible to register for Mathematics 1000. 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. Applicants are eligible for admission to the Fall semester of Engineering One only, and must apply by the March 1 deadline.

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.

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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