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Undergraduate Faculty Regulations

Native Access Program in Engineering Regulations

Student progress and performance will be monitored and evaluated on a regular basis to identify individual needs for extra tutoring and academic counselling. At the end of each term an overall evaluation will be made of each student's status. The following criteria will be used in this evaluation:
- A student must achieve at least 65% in a NAPE course before proceeding to a more advanced NAPE course in the same field.
- An average of 65% in NAPE courses is considered to be the minimum acceptable level of academic performance for advancement.
- Students will normally be permitted to repeat a course only once.
- A student who does not achieve an average of at least 50% in NAPE courses will normally be required to withdraw from the program.
- Prior to any dismissal, each student's case will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine if there are any relevant circumstances to prevent such action.
- Consideration for re-admission requires a petition from the student.

Bachelor of Engineering/Master of Business Administration Program Regulations

Students registered in the Bachelor of Engineering – Masters of Business Administration program (BEng-MBA) will be governed by the University Regulations, the Regulations for the Faculties of Engineering and Business Administration, and when appropriate the Faculty of Graduate Studies. 

For funding purposes, students will be considered undergraduate students for their first four years of study. Students will be considered graduate students during the final year of study.  Typically, the final year of study begins at the start of the Spring/Summer term prior to the fifth year in the program.

The Faculty Regulations will apply according to the course that is being taken. In other words, Faculty of Engineering regulations related to courses will apply to courses in the specific Bachelor of Engineering degree program and likewise, Faculty of Business Administration regulations will apply to graduate business courses. Concerns or issues related to coursework (including appeals) will be addressed in the Academic Unit through which the course is delivered. 

Degree Requirements

Students registered in the BEng-MBA program must satisfy the requirements of both degrees in order to receive the joint degree. 

Students who do not complete the MBA program degree requirements may be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering degree if those degree requirements are met. 

Students who do not complete the Bachelor of Engineering degree requirements may not be awarded the MBA degree, even if the MBA degree requirements are met. Those students may be awarded the MBA degree when they satisfy the undergraduate degree requirement. 

Minimum Academic Standing

Students must meet the undergraduate Minimum Academic Standing requirement for the BEng program in all courses included in that degree requirement and the graduate Minimum Academic Standing requirements for all courses taken toward the MBA degree requirement. These requirements apply regardless of a student’s status as an undergraduate or graduate student at the time that they are taking the courses. 

Admission and Program Changes

Students may apply directly for the joint BEng/MBA program as a first year student however they must declare their intent to pursue the MBA program in the Spring Term of Year 3 through an internal application form through the Faculty of Graduate Studies. This is necessary so the students are able to register for graduate level courses. 

Bachelor of Engineering students may enter the joint BEng/MBA program any time prior to the Fall term of Year 4 provided they are eligible to continue in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Engineering program and they meet the admission criteria of the MBA program and obtain approvals from both the Chair of the Engineering Department and the Graduate Coordinator in the Faculty of Business Administration. 

Students in the joint BEng/MBA program who do not meet the criteria for the MBA portion of the program or those who do not wish to pursue an MBA may complete a program change form in order to continue in the Bachelor of Engineering program subject to Faculty of Engineering regulations. 

Entry into Fourth Year of the joint BEng/MBA program

Students must meet the following criteria prior to starting the fourth year of the program:

  • Undergraduate of 70% in the last 10 FCE of the Bachelor of Engineering program (except for Post-Diploma students, which will be based on all courses taken at Lakehead University)
  • GMAT with recommended score of 500, or a GRE revised General Test combined score of 300, or successful completion of the Business Skills Development Program offered by the Faculty of Business Administration. All 6 Business Skills Development Program modules must be completed with a minimum average of 70% (no more than two modules may have a grade less than 70% but must be above 60%);
  • statement of academic intent of 750-1000 words, to outline the nature of the academic and work history, the academic and career goals, and the strengths and weaknesses of the applicant;
  • Curriculum Vitae.

*Note: (Students in Bachelor of Engineering programs with an excellent academic record may be considered for a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement)

Cross-Faculty Sharing of Information

Information may be shared between those in administrative roles (the Deans in Engineering and Business Administration Faculties, the Graduate Coordinator in Business Administration, and the relevant Chairs in the Faculty of Engineering) regarding student performance and progress for the purposes of supporting students, and for program evaluation and accreditation purposes.

Bachelor of Engineering Co-Operative Education/Internship Option Regulations

UNDERGRADUATE FACULTY REGULATIONS

Bachelor of Engineering Co-Operative Education/Internship Option Regulations 

Bachelor of Engineering Co-Operative Education/Internship Option

Co-operative Education/Internship Option Degree Program 

Co-operative Education/Internship (Co-op/Internship) Option Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree programs are available to interested qualified students enrolled in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or Software Engineering. Normally, a Co- op/Internship student would accumulate at least sixteen months of practical work experience and graduate a year later than the students enrolled in the regular BEng degree program. In addition to the industrial experience for which the student earns a salary, the option includes prior workshops on interviewing, resume preparation and work performance. Successful completion of each work term requires the submission by the student of a formal work term report to the faculty co-op advisor and a satisfactory assessment of the student's performance by the employer. Work term experience may satisfy the criteria defining professional experience required for licensure as a Professional Engineer in Canada. 

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.

There are two distinct versions of the five-year Bachelor of Engineering Co-operative Education/Internship Option programs delivered at the Thunder Bay campus and programs delivered through the Lakehead-Georgian partnership. In general, all regulations apply to both versions of the programs. Regulations that are specific to each version are identified by the location designation, either (Thunder Bay) or (Lakehead-Georgian) and described in separate sections below.

1) Bachelor of Engineering Co-operative Education/Internship Option - Thunder Bay Programs

Five Year program

Students admitted directly into the Bachelor of Engineering Co-op/Internship Option must submit a Co-op Work Term Application Form (which is available in the Student Success Centre from the Co-op and Employer Relations Officer) in the fall term of Year 2 or of Year 3 at the same time as course registration.  Applicants who meet the minimum academic requirements will be reviewed by the Engineering Co-op/Internship Admissions Committee for approval for Work Term placement. Approval 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%.

Students in a regular Bachelor of Engineering program interested in pursuing the Co-op/Internship Option must submit a Co-op Work Term Application Form (which is available in the Student Success Centre from the Co-op and Employer Relations Officer) in the fall term of Year 2 or of Year 3. Upon approval from the Chair, a list of eligible co-op students will be submitted by the Co-op and Employer Relations Officer to Enrolment Services – Academic Advising, Records & Registration to change and update the students’ program to include the Co-op designation. The students' degree will then change from Bachelor of Engineering to Bachelor of Engineering, Co-operative Education Option. 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 term 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

Students are advised to read the University Regulations section of this Calendar and the Faculty of Engineering Faculty Regulations 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 the 3rd and 4th year level courses of the program of study is required for graduation.

2. A student who fails to maintain a cumulative average of 70% in the 3rd and 4th year level courses completed during their 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 and Engineering 4992, and two of the remaining three work terms, Engineering 2990Engineering 3991 and Engineering 4993, 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 (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, or Software Engineering) requires, in addition to the academic requirements of the regular BEng degree program, satisfactory completion of four work terms including Engineering 4991 and Engineering 4992 and a minimum of two work terms from Engineering 2990, Engineering 3991 and Engineering 4993 and a cumulative average of 70% in the 3rd and 4th year level courses completed in the BEng degree program. Engineering 2990 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.

2) Bachelor of Engineering Co-operative Education/Internship Option – Lakehead-Georgian Partnership

Students admitted directly into the Bachelor of Engineering Co-op/Internship Option must submit a Co-op Work Term Application Form (which is available in the Student Success Centre from the Co-op and Employer Relations Officer) in the fall term of Year 3 at the same time as course registration. 

Applicants who meet the minimum academic requirements will be reviewed by the Engineering Co-op/Internship Admissions Committee for approval for Work Term placement. Approval may be granted to:
Students who have completed the fall term of Year 3 of their Bachelor of Engineering program with a minimum average of 70%.

Students in a regular Bachelor of Engineering program interested in pursuing the Co-op/Internship Option must submit a Co-op Work Term Application Form (which is available in the Student Success Centre from the Co-op and Employer Relations Officer) in the fall term of Year 3. Upon approval from the Chair, a list of eligible co-op students will be submitted by the Co-op and Employer Relations Officer to Enrolment Services – Academic Advising, Records & Registration to change and update the students’ program to include the Co-op designation. The students' degree will then change from Bachelor of Engineering to Bachelor of Engineering, Co-operative Education Option.

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:
Students who have completed the fall term of Year 3 of their Bachelor of Engineering program with a minimum term 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

Students are advised to read the University Regulations section of this Calendar and the Faculty of Engineering Faculty Regulations 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 the 3rd and 4th year level courses of the program of study is required for graduation.

2. A student who fails to maintain a cumulative average of 70% in the 3rd and 4th year level courses completed during their program of study will be dismissed from the Co-op/Internship option program.

3. A student who fails to complete the mandatory work terms, Engineering 3991, Engineering 4991, Engineering 4992, and Engineering 4993, 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 Lakehead-Georgian BEng degree program requires, in addition to the academic requirements of the regular BEng degree program, satisfactory completion of four work terms including Engineering 3991, Engineering 4991, Engineering 4992, and Engineering 4993 and a cumulative average of 70% in the 3rd and 4th year level courses completed in the BEng degree program.  Successfully completed work term credits are not applicable towards completion of the regular BEng degree program.