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(For readers who have already read and who understand the Programs Information below)

PROGRAMS

1. Common Year in Applied Science

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
(Refer to pages 26-27 of this calendar, Admission Requirements and Registration)

After the common year in Applied Science, candidates must apply for admission to one of the following:
(a) Chemical Engineering
(b) Civil Engineering
(c) Electrical Engineering
(d) Mechanical Engineering
(e) Software Engineering
To be admitted to one of these programs, candidates completing the Common Year in Applied Science must maintain a minimum average of 60%. In addition, they must obtain a minimum average of 60% in Mathematics 1051 and 1071, and a minimum average of 60% in Mathematics 1077 and 1078.

Based on program space availability, some programs may require higher averages. In this case, candidates meeting the minimum admission requirements will be offered alternative options.

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS FOR COMMON YEAR IN APPLIED SCIENCE
Students are advised to read the University Regulations, pages 39-43 and the Faculty Regulations, page 95.

COMMON YEAR IN APPLIED SCIENCE

Fall Term

Lec

Lab
Engineering 1110 - Engineering Drawing

1

3
Engineering 1134 - Engineering Technology I

3

1
Chemistry 1050 - Foundations of Chemistry I

3

2
Mathematics 1051 - Functions and Trigonometry

3

2
Mathematics 1071 - Vectors and Matrices

3

2
Physics 1030 - Introductory Applied Physics I (Mechanics)

3

2
 

16

12

Winter Term

Lec

Lab
Engineering 1535 - Engineering Technology II

3

1.5
Chemistry 1070 - Foundations of Chemistry II

3

2
English 1074 - Technical Writing I

2

0
Mathematics 1077 - Sequences and Series

3

2
Mathematics 1078 - Elementary Calculus

3

2
Physics 1010 - Introductory Applied Physics II (Electricity)

3

2
 

17

9.5

Note the following equivalencies:
1. Students who have taken Mathematics 1050 ­ Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry, can be given credit for Mathematics 1051 ­ Functions and Trigonometry.
2. Students who have taken Mathematics 1070 ­ Matrix Algebra can be given credit for Mathematics 1071 ­ Vectors and Matrices.
3. Students who have taken Mathematics 1052 ­ Introductory Calculus I and Mathematics 1072 ­ Introductory Calculus II, can be given credit for Mathematics 1077 ­ Sequences and Series and Mathematics 1078 ­ Elementary Calculus.
4. Students who have taken Mathematics 1052 but not Mathematics 1072 cannot be given credit for either Mathematics 1077 or Mathematics 1078.

2. Engineering Technology Programs


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Students are admitted to the 1st year of the Bachelor of Engineering program. Refer to page 27 of this calendar for admission requirements from high school, or the section above for admission from the Common Year of Applied Science. Students seeking only the Diploma may follow the courses of study described below ending at the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Engineering programs.

Students admitted directly from high school into the 1st year of a Bachelor of Engineering program are not required to take the Common Year of Applied Science.

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS FOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS
Students are advised to read the University Regulations, pages 39-43 and the Faculty Regulations, page 95.


CHEMICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
The Chemical Engineering Technology Program consists of the Common Year in Applied Science, or equivalent, plus the first two years of the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Degree Program with the exception of Engineering 3016 (4016) - Engineering Mechanics - which is not required.

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
The Civil Engineering Technology Program consists of the Common Year in Applied Science, or equivalent, plus the first two years of the Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree Program with the exception of Engineering 3015 (4015) - Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer and Engineering 3014 (4014) - Engineering Chemistry - which are not required.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
The Electrical Engineering Technology Program consists of the Common Year in Applied Science, or equivalent, plus the first two years of the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree Program with the exception of Engineering 3015 (4015) - Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer and Engineering 3014 (4014) - Engineering Chemistry - which are not required.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program consists of the Common Year in Applied Science, or equivalent, plus the first two years of the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree Program with the exception of Engineering 3014 (4014) - Engineering Chemistry - which is not required.

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
The Software Engineering Technology Program consists of the Common Year in Applied Science, or equivalent, plus the first two years of the Bachelor of Software Engineering Degree Program.



3. Bachelor of Engineering Degree Programs

The curriculum which leads to a Bachelor of Engineering Degree with a major in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, or Software Engineering consists of a set of courses which are common to all disciplines, a set of courses prescribed for each discipline, and elective courses to be chosen from engineering, science, and other faculties in the University. Engineering design is emphasized through design activities associated with course work and through a major project for which each student is responsible.

COURSES OF STUDY
The Engineering Degree Program consists of core courses in mathematics and materials science, discipline core courses in engineering, science and design, and elective courses in engineering and complementary studies. The program for each discpline is specified below.

ELECTIVES
Students must select their complementary studies courses from elective packages prepared by the Faculty and available for selection purposes at the time of registration. These packages provide a sequence of courses to permit the student to obtain courses at the introductory and advanced level in a field of study.

On occasion students may find it convenient to interchange the position of complementary studies electives and engineering electives from one term to another in their programs in order to accommodate course selection.

Some engineering elective courses are not available every year. Students will be informed at the time of registration of the courses available. Students may obtain counselling on electives from their Chair.

STUDENT ADVISORY SYSTEM
At the time of registration, the Chair will assist the student to select engineering and complementary studies electives. The Chair will assist the student in the final year of the program to determine the area in which the design project will be done and assist in the assignment of a project supervisor.

4. Bachelor of Engineering Post-Diploma Programs

The Faculty of Engineering at Lakehead University offers Post Diploma Programs which enable qualified technology graduates from other institutions to obtain engineering degrees. The programs consist of two years of full-time study preceded by transition courses as described below. Normally, students will major in the discipline in which they obtained their Technology Diploma.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The following are the minimum requirements for admission to the Faculty of Engineering Post-Diploma Programs.

1. Applicants must have a Diploma in Engineering Technology from a Community College or the equivalent with an average* of at least 70% (GPA=3.0 on 4 point scale, B grade) in the final year of their program to be eligible for admission consideration.
or
2. Applicants must have two or more years of relevant industrial experience acquired after the completion of a Diploma in Technology from a Community College or the equivalent with an average* of at least 65% (GPA=2.5 on 4 point scale, C+ grade) in the final year of their program to be eligible for admission consideration.

*This average is based on the marks/grades received by applicants on their first attempt in the required courses of the final year of their technology program.


TRANSITION COURSES

In order to make the transition from technology to degree studies and from industry to university, the Faculty of Engineering provides a number of transition courses which are required by all students entering a post diploma engineering degree program at Lakehead University from other institutions. These courses are normally taken during the summer prior to the third year of the engineering degree. Exemption from these required courses may be given in instances where equivalent course work has been completed by the applicant.

The Department Chair and the Faculty Dean will review each student's application for the BEng Post-Diploma program and use the guidelines included in the course descriptions to decide upon the transition course requirements for each student. Students are reminded that the Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to set the transition course requirements it deems appropriate for each individual student.

Students are advised of their required transition courses as well as their timetable upon admission to the engineering degree program. To continue in their engineering program, students must register and maintain registration in all required transition courses. The following courses are made available for students beginning the first day of the regular Lakehead University Summer Session.

Note:
Engineering Course Renumbering

Students entering Year 1 in September 2004 and Transition students entering in summer 2006 will follow the program requirements using the new course numbers. Students entering prior to September 2004 and Transition students entering in summer 2004 or summer 2005 will follow the program requirements using the old course numbers in brackets.

Engineering 3014 (4014) - Engineering Chemistry
Engineering 3015 (4015) - Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Engineering 3016 (4016) - Engineering Mechanics
Engineering 3017 (4017) - Electronics
Engineering 3021 (4021) - Engineering Analysis A
Engineering 3022 (4022) - Engineering Analysis B
(see course descriptions in Courses listing, page 107)

5. Bachelor of Engineering Co-operative Education/Internship Option

Five Year program

Total enrolment in the Co-operative Education/Internship (Co-op/Internship) Option is limited and the total number of students admitted is based in part on projected employment opportunities. Students interested in pursuing the Co-op/Internship Option must apply (on a Request for Program Change Form) through the Office of Admissions and Recruitment in the fall term of Year 2 or of Year 3. In addition, a Co-op Work Term Application Form (which is available in the Student Placement and Co-op Education Centre) must be completed. Applicants who meet the minimum academic admission requirements following the fall term examination period will be reviewed by the Engineering Co-op/Internship Admissions Committee. Admission may be granted to:
(a) Lakehead University Engineering students enrolled in Year 2 who have, following the fall term examination period, achieved at least a 70% average in all courses completed in their program of study.
(b) Students who have completed the fall term of Year 3 of their Bachelor of Engineering program with a minimum average of 70%.

All admission decisions will be made by the end of the second week of the winter term preceding the summer work term. In some cases, interviews with the applicants and Engineering Co-op/Internship Admissions Committee may be required before final decisions are made.

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS FOR BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION/INTERNSHIP OPTION
Students are advised to read the University Regulations section pages 39-43 of this Calendar and the Faculty of Engineering Regulations page 95 in addition to the regulations listed below for continuation in and graduation from the Co-op/Internship programs.

1. A minimum cumulative average of 70% in all courses completed in the program of study is required for graduation.

2. A student who fails to maintain a cumulative average of 70% in all courses completed during his/her program of study will be dismissed from the co-op/internship option program.

3. A student who fails to complete the two mandatory work terms, Engineering 4991 (5990) and 4992 (5992), and two of the remaining three work term, Engineering 2990 (3990), 3991 (4990) and 4993 (5993), will be dismissed from the co-op/internship option program.

4. A student who fails to perform satisfactorily during any work term will be dismissed from the co-op/internship option program.

5. Successfully completed work term credits are not applicable towards completion of the regular BEng degree program.

6. Academic regulations for the regular Bachelor of Engineering program will also apply to students enrolled in the co-op/internship option program when appropriate.

Graduation from the Co-operative Education/Internship Option of the BEng degree program requires, in addition to the academic requirements of the regular BEng degree program, satisfactory completion of four work terms including Engineering 4991 (5990) and 4992 (5992) and a minimum of two work terms from Engineering 2990 (3990), 3991 (4990) and 4993 (5993) and a cumulative average of 70% in all courses completed in the last two years of the BEng degree program. Engineering 2990 (3990) may only be taken by qualified Lakehead University students. Successfully completed work term credits are not applicable towards completion of the regular BEng degree program.

Note:
Engineering Course Renumbering

Students entering Year 1 in September 2004 will follow the program requirements using the new course numbers. Students entering prior to September 2004 will follow the program requirements using the old course numbers in brackets.

Second Year:

Summer Term
Engineering 2990 (3990) - Work Term I
(Optional - for qualified Lakehead University students only)

Third Year:

Fall Term
See Third Year requirements of each major [below] (starting on page 100)

Winter Term
See Third Year requirements of each major

Summer Term
Engineering 3991 (4990) - Work Term II

Fourth Year:

Fall Term
Engineering 4991 (5990) - Work Term III

Winter Term
Engineering 4992 (5992) - Work Term IV

Summer Term
Engineering 4993 (5993) - Work Term V

Fifth Year:

Fall Term
See Fourth Year requirements of each major (starting on page 100)

Winter Term
See Fourth Year requirements of each major


 Engineering Program Majors

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Software Engineering


NATIVE ACCESS PROGRAM FOR ENGINEERING (NAPE)

 


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

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

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