It is the responsibility of each student registering at Lakehead University to be familiar with the specific requirements of the degree, diploma or certificate which he/she seeks.

Each student is responsible for ensuring that the courses in which registration is effected satisfy the program requirements of the degree, diploma or certificate sought. Academic advice and counselling for all who need assistance are freely available.

It is also understood that every student, by the act of registering, agrees to abide by all rules and regulations of the University.

Each student is expected to be familiar with the General Information outlined in this Calendar as well as the information pertaining to the faculty or school in which he/she is enrolled.

1. (a) To proceed without conditions to the succeeding year of a program, a student must attain at least a D grade in each of the courses taken during the academic year.

(b) A student carrying additional courses must count those courses, for regulation purposes, as part of his/her academic load.

(c) To proceed from the Second Year to the Third Year of a program, the student must have completed the requirements of the technology diploma, have achieved a cumulative average* of 60% in 1st and 2nd year level courses, and have obtained a minimum final average of 60% (C) in Mathematics 1210, 1230 and a minimum final mark of 60% (C) in Mathematics 2050. Students in Second Year who do not achieve the required 60% cumulative average will be placed on probation. (see Regulation #8)

(d) A student who passes both Mathematics 1210 and 1230, but does not achieve the minimum average grade of C may write special examinations in, or re-take Mathematics 1210 and/or 1230 to achieve an average grade of C or greater, or may register in and pass Engineering 3021. A student who has achieved D in Mathematics 2050 may write a special examination in, or re-take Mathematics 2050 to achieve a grade of C or greater, or register in and pass Engineering 3022. A student who achieves grades of E may write specials, if qualified, or re-take the mathematics course(s) to achieve the standards required in 1(c).

2. A student is deemed to have failed the year if:
(a) the student has failed more than two full courses or their equivalent; or
(b) the student has failed more than one full course or equivalent with marks of less than 40%; or
(c) the student attains an overall average of less than 50% in all courses; or
(d) the student has a failure of more than one full course or its equivalent after special examinations have been given, whether the student writes them or not.

3. A student who has failed his/her year may not write Special Examinations.

4. In a failed year, course credit is retained for only those courses in which a minimum mark of 60% has been attained.

5. Except as in 1(c) above, a student who is missing or has failed no more than one full course or two half courses in the year level after special examinations, will be permitted to register for the succeeding year of the program.

6. A student who has failed a year is eligible to apply for re-admission to the University. A student will normally be granted the privilege of repeating one year only.

7. A student who in any term obtains a term or cumulative average** of less than 60% in 3rd and 4th year level courses will be placed on probation.

8. A student will be allowed to continue on probation for a period not to exceed one term. If a student does not remove the probationary standing during this period, he/she will normally be dismissed from the program.

9. At the end of any term, the maximum number of final marks received in the 3rd and 4th year level courses carrying final grades of D, E and F is not to exceed three full courses or six half courses in total***. Any student exceeding the above will normally be dismissed from the program.

10. Prior to any dismissal, each student's case will be considered by the Faculty of Engineering to determine if there are relevant circumstances to prevent such action. Following dismissal, the student may petition the Faculty for readmission into the program. Those students whose cumulative average at the time of dismissal was below 50% may not apply for readmission.

11. (a) To graduate with a Technology Diploma, a student must pass all required courses with a minimum of 50%.
(b) To graduate with an Engineering Degree, a student must achieve a minimum average* of 60% in the 3rd and 4th year level courses and must not exceed three full courses or six half courses with a final grade of D*** in 3rd and 4th year level courses.

12. First Class Standing in the Engineering Diploma and in the Engineering Degree is granted on the basis of the average attained in the courses listed in the calendar for the 2nd year and the 4th year respectively.

In the computation of a First Class Standing average, in addition to having attained a minimum overall average of A in the transfer credit courses, students who have completed credits at another institution must have completed a minimum of 2/3 of the courses used in the calculation of the First Class Standing average at Lakehead University.

13. All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering Program are expected to complete their program of study within a period of 4 years from the time of progression or admission to year 3. Under exceptional circumstances, a student may petition the Faculty of Engineering for consideration of a special program.

* The cumulative average is based on final marks received in all course registrations of the program, excluding special examination marks.
** Term averages will not include special examination marks or marks received in courses taken in other than fall or winter terms of the regular academic year.
*** Any passing special examination mark shall carry the letter "D" in the application of rule 9 and 11 above.


Not all courses outlined in the Calendar are offered every year. Supplementary information regarding course offerings and course instructors will be available from the Office of the Registrar or the Faculty prior to and during September registration.

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

Changes to academic regulations, programs of study and in-course content may be made prior to the academic year. Engineering students will be advised of such changes by commencement of classes in September.


See also Academic Regulations for the Bachelor of Engineering Co-operative Education/Internship Option program, page 103.


See also:
Faculty of Engineering - Undergraduate Programs
- Introduction
- Programs
- Courses

Faculty of Graduate Studies
- Information/Regulations
- Faculty of Engineering

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2007-2008 Calendar version