Degree Requirements

Students will be granted a B.A.Sc. degree only after obtaining credit for all courses listed in the program of study for a given Engineering program. This requirement will normally be met by completing four Winter Sessions with full credit load (five Winter Sessions if completing the Co-operative Education program). With the approval of the Dean's Office, students may be allowed to study on a part-time basis. Credit will be granted for courses completed during the Summer Session.

Students transferring into the program may be granted transfer credit if they have completed courses of equivalent content.

Elective Courses in Engineering

Note: enrolment in elective courses offered by the School may be restricted.

English Requirement

The School of Engineering recognizes that good communication skills in English are essential to the understanding of course material and to the successful practice of engineering. To qualify for the B.A.Sc., students must complete APSC 176 and APSC 201 (or the equivalent).

Complementary Studies Courses

Students must take complementary studies courses totalling at least 21 credits. The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Professional Development - ENGR 413: Law and Ethics for Engineers (3 credits);
  • Communication - APSC 176: Engineering Communication (3 credits) and APSC 201: Technical Communication (3 credits);
  • Impact of Technology on Society - APSC 169: Fundamentals of Sustainable Engineering Design (3 credits);
  • Management - ENGR 303: Engineering Project Management (3 credits);
  • Engineering Economics - ENGR 305: Engineering Economic Analysis (3 credits);
  • Humanities and Social Sciences electives (3 credits). In general, scientific geography courses, statistical courses, and studio/performance courses in visual arts, music, and theatre will not satisfy this requirement. Courses that teach language skills are not acceptable. Suggested subjects include Anthropology, Art History, Cultural Studies, Economics, English (not ENGL 109, 112, 114), Geography (GEOG 128 or 129), Health Studies (HEAL 100), History, Indigenous Studies, Philosophy (not PHIL 120 or 125), Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

Details of the specific courses conforming to the above requirements are available from Engineering Advising.

Minors and Options

Students can earn a minor and/or option by applying for and being admitted into the specific minor and/or option. Please refer to the individual minor and option program descriptions for course and credit requirements. Upon successful completion of a minor and/or option program, a notation will be added on the student’s transcript. Students are limited to a maximum of one option and one minor.

Double Counting of Credits in Program Requirements and Minors and Options:

Students enrolled in a minor and/or an option are permitted to double count a limited number of credits between the program requirements and the minor or option requirements.

Page last updated: April 20, 2021

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