Students in any Winter Session with a sessional average of at least 80% while taking 30 or more credits will receive the notation 'Dean's Honour List' on their record.
A student will be granted a degree with distinction upon graduation if he or she achieves an overall average of at least 80% on all 200-level and higher courses while registered in the B.A.Sc. program.
The required courses and electives for the Winter Session are shown in the following sections. Historically, the average credit load taken by students is 33 per session, and normal completion time is four to five years. Students may take higher loads than those shown below with the approval of the Dean's Office.
Regular students are considered to be "full-time" or "part-time" as follows:
In order to be considered as full-time, a student must carry a credit load in the Winter Session which is equal to at least 80% of the standard credit load for the year and program in which the student is registered. Note that the Faculty's definition of full-time status may not be the same as that used by Student Financial Assistance and Awards in determining eligibility for financial assistance. Students wishing to ensure that they are eligible for consideration for scholarships or other forms of award should check with Student Financial Assistance and Awards.
A student who has approval for a credit load in a Winter Session which is less than that required for full-time status shall be considered as a part-time student. A part-time student will not normally be eligible for scholarships or for a Degree with Distinction.
Examinations are held in December and in April. In any course which includes both lecture and laboratory work, a student must complete the laboratory assignments with satisfactory standing before being admitted to the written examination of the course and must pass in the material of both components before standing will be granted in the subject. The minimum passing mark in each course is 50%.
Applications for special consideration for examinations missed on account of illness or domestic affliction must be submitted to the Dean before or immediately after the missed examination(s). For information regarding medical certificates see Academic Concession.
A student will be evaluated for academic standing at the end of term 1 and term 2 of Winter Session and at the end of Summer Session, provided he or she has completed at least 12 credits of coursework, excluding co-op courses, since last evaluated.
One of three academic standings is assigned as a result of an academic performance evaluation: in Good Standing, on Academic Probation, or Failed. All students are in Good Standing when first admitted to the Faculty.
A student in Good Standing who achieves a credit-weighted average of at least 55% over all courses taken since the last academic performance evaluation will remain in Good Standing. A student in Good Standing who does not achieve at least a 55% average will be placed on Academic Probation.
A student on Academic Probation who achieves a credit-weighted average of at least 60% over all courses taken since the last academic performance evaluation will be placed in Good Standing. Otherwise, the student will be assigned a standing of Failed.
A student assigned an academic standing of Failed will be required to discontinue his or her studies and must appeal for readmission. A student may register for and take courses in the term immediately following the term for which the student has been assigned a standing of Failed, as the academic performance evaluation will not be made until after the next term begins. Students may not register for any courses beyond that term. Note that the grades earned during this term will not change the academic standing or the requirement to discontinue studies, but significantly improved academic performance during this term may be used to support an appeal for readmission.
A student who is assigned an academic standing of Failed for a second time will be required to withdraw from the University and will not normally be readmitted.
A student who is on Academic Probation is strongly encouraged to take 12 credits of coursework while on Academic Probation and is restricted to taking no more than 15 credits. A student taking 12 credits of coursework will be able to clear his or her Academic Probation status at the end of the term while being able to fully devote his or her energies to a limited number of courses.
A student will be promoted from one year-level to the next if he or she has successfully completed at least 80% of the credits for the year level in which the student is currently registered.
The Faculty recognizes that good communication skills in English are essential to the understanding of course material and to the successful practice of engineering. Term essays and examination papers may be refused a passing mark if they are poorly written.
Students must obtain a Language Proficiency Index Requirement for First-Year English (LPI) score of 5, unless exempt, prior to taking a first-year English course.
Students must have the LPI requirement before being permitted to continue with the second year of their programs.
Students must pass ENGL 112 or its equivalent before being permitted to continue with the third year of their programs.
Students must pass one of APSC 201, APSC 202 and 203, or IGEN 201 before being permitted to continue with the fourth year of their programs.
Any student who does not meet one of these timing requirements will be permitted to take up to 12 credits in the first term after the requirement is not met, but will not be allowed to take any courses, other than ENGL 112 or APSC 201 as appropriate, after that time.
There are no supplemental examinations for any courses offered within the Faculty of Applied Science, with the exception of 400-level courses. Additionally, supplemental examinations may not be offered in all 400-level courses within the Faculty. Supplemental examinations are only available to students who have passed their year. A student must have failed a course, but received a final grade of at least 40% in order to be eligible to write a supplemental examination in that course. Supplemental examinations are only offered during the deferred/supplemental examination period of July to August.
Supplemental examinations for courses which terminate in December will normally be made available to students only during the supplemental examination period in July to August.
Current students may appeal year standing decisions to the Faculty of Applied Science Committee on Admissions, Standing, and Courses.
Applications for readmission from non-current students should be directed to Enrolment Services.
Students who are required to participate in field trips will be responsible for expenses incurred in such trips.
Students in the Bachelor of Applied Science program will not be eligible to take courses on a Credit/D/Fail basis. Exceptions may be made if it is determined that the course(s) is not required for the student's degree program. Students may seek approval from the Dean's Office, Engineering Student Services.
For students pursuing a B.A./B.A.Sc. dual degree, this exclusion applies only to the engineering degree; courses which apply only toward the B.A. degree must follow the requirements of the Faculty of Arts.
Students transferring into engineering may not apply any of the courses previously taken using Credit/D/Fail grading toward their engineering degree. The student must change the course to a percentage grade upon entry into the engineering program or must retake the course once admitted into the engineering program.