Students desiring a stronger foundation in business are encouraged to consider the Minor in Commerce. Upon successful completion of this minor program, the notation "Minor in Commerce" will be placed on the student's transcript.
Enrolment in the program is limited. Applications for admission must be made through Engineering Student Services by May 15. For an application to be considered, the student must be eligible for at least third-year standing in the Faculty of Applied Science with a cumulative average of at least 68% in the previous two years. Meeting the stated minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the minor. Preference will be given to students who have already completed ECON 310 and 311 (or ECON 101 and 102). The program will consist of the following:
|One of COMR 329, 458 or 473||3|
|ECON 310 (or 101)||3|
|ECON 311 (or 102)||3|
|An engineering economics course appropriate for the program in which the student is enrolled||3|
Note that ECON 310 (or 101) and ECON 311 (or 102) meet the 6-credit humanities and social sciences elective component of the complementary studies course requirements; and the engineering economics course meets the 3-credit engineering economics component of the complementary studies course requirements. Therefore, it is possible for students to count 9 credits of their complementary studies course requirements towards the requirements of the Minor in Commerce with the appropriate course selection. Counting of one 3-credit Commerce course as a technical elective towards BASc program requirements is only allowed if explicitly indicated on the program’s website. Therefore, the Minor may entail as few as 9 credits, not 18, of additional coursework beyond the requirements of the BASc degree.
Minor in Commerce students will take two years to obtain the necessary course requirements due to prerequisite requirements.