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Section 71.20 BEng

Section 71.20.1 Curriculum for the Degree of BEng

Section 71.20.2 Extended Credit Program

Section 71.20.3 Accreditation by the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers

Section 71.20.4 Membership in the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

Section 71.20.5 Degree Requirements

Section 71.20.6 General Education Elective

Section 71.20.7 Writing Skills Requirement

Section 71.20.8 C.Edge (Career Edge) and Accelerated Career Experience Options

Section 71.20.9 Certificate in Science and Technology

Section 71.20.1 Curriculum for the Degree of BEng

Programs

The University offers the following programs leading to the degree of BEng:

The BEng degrees in Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical and Software Engineering require completion of a minimum of 120 credits. The BEng degrees in Building and Civil Engineering require completion of a minimum of 119 credits.

Program requirements comprise a group of required courses with a group of elective courses which allow students to select part of their program to provide some depth in an area of specialization (their “option”) according to their particular interests, or breadth in the general field of their chosen discipline.

In their final undergraduate year, students with high standing may apply for permission through the Dean’s Office to register for a limited number of graduate courses offered by the GCS in lieu of some courses in the undergraduate program. Students with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 may also request to take additional graduate courses not to be counted towards their undergraduate program. The transferability of these graduate courses into a subsequent graduate program is not guaranteed.

Engineering students wishing to register for a minor must notify the Student Academic Services Office of the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science in writing. Those students must comply with the regulations of the Faculty governing the chosen minor and must meet the following requirements:

  1. Students may not apply for a minor until they have completed a minimum of 20 credits in their Engineering program.
  2. Students pursuing a minor must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.70 in their program courses. Students who fall below a 2.70 GPA in their program courses are required to withdraw from the minor.
  3. A maximum of three credits earned to meet the minor requirements may be counted towards the Engineering degree.
  4. Students in Computer, Electrical or Software Engineering are not eligible to take the Minor in Computer Science. Successful completion of a BEng program requires hard work and considerable dedication on the part of each student. Courses are presented with the expectation of an average of about two hours of “outside” work for each lecture hour and about one-half hour of “outside” work for each hour spent in the laboratory for all programs of study.

Section 71.20.2 Extended Credit Program

Extended Credit Program

Students admitted to an Extended Credit Program under the provisions of Section 13.3 Admission Requirements or under Section 13.8 Selection Process and Notification must successfully complete the requirements of a specific program, as set out in Section 71.30 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to Section 71.55 Aerospace Engineering and in Section 71.70.9 Degree Requirements for the BEng in Software Engineering, plus the following courses:

MATH 203 Differential and Integral Calculus I (3.00)
MATH 204 Vectors and Matrices (3.00)
MATH 205 Differential and Integral Calculus II (3.00)
PHYS 204 Mechanics (3.00)
PHYS 205 Electricity and Magnetism (3.00)
CHEM 205 General Chemistry I (3.00)

Six credits chosen from courses in Humanities and Social Sciences. English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses and courses that focus on the acquisition of a language may not be used to meet this requirement.

Students in the Extended Credit Program (ECP) or the Mature Entry Program (MEP) (see Section 14.2 Program Requirements) or any other students who have been assigned credits in Humanities and Social Sciences must select those credits from the two corresponding lists in Section 71.110 Complementary Studies for Engineering and Computer Science Students. Those credits cannot be chosen from the list of Other Complementary Studies.

Section 71.20.3 Accreditation by the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers

Canadian Council of Professional Engineers

All Engineering programs in the GCS have been designed to meet the criteria of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. These programs are assessed at regular intervals according to the rules and procedures of the Board. Graduates of accredited programs are qualified for membership in the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, or its equivalent in any other provincial jurisdiction.

Section 71.20.4 Membership in the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

The Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (oiq.qc.ca) currently admits graduates of the BEng curricula in Building, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, and Software Engineering, as members. Quebec law requires that candidates seeking admission to provincially recognized Quebec professional corporations (such as the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec) possess an appropriate knowledge of the French language.

A person is deemed to have that knowledge who:

  1. has taken at least three years of full-time instruction given in French at the secondary or post-secondary level;
  2. has passed the French mother tongue examinations in the fourth or fifth grade of the secondary level;
  3. has obtained in Quebec, a secondary‑school certificate for the 1985‑86 school year or later.

In all other cases, a person must obtain a certificate delivered by the Office québécois de la langue française (oqlf.gouv.qc.ca) or hold a certificate defined as equivalent by regulation of the Government.

Section 71.20.5 Degree Requirements

Engineering Core (30.50 credits)

To be recommended for the degree of BEng, students must satisfactorily complete the courses of the Engineering Core as well as those specified for their particular program in subsequent sections in accordance with the graduation requirements in Section 71.10.5 Graduation Regulations.
27.5

credits:

ELEC 275 Principles of Electrical Engineering (3.50)
ENCS 282 Technical Writing and Communication (3.00)
ENGR 201 Professional Practice and Responsibility (1.50)
ENGR 202 Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship (1.50)
ENGR 213 Applied Ordinary Differential Equations (3.00)
ENGR 233 Applied Advanced Calculus (3.00)
ENGR 301 Engineering Management Principles and Economics (3.00)
ENGR 371 Probability and Statistics in Engineering (3.00)
ENGR 391 Numerical Methods in Engineering (3.00)
ENGR 392 Impact of Technology on Society (3.00)

3credits of General Education Electives

Notes:

(1) The Engineering Core credits for students in the BEng in Building Engineering are reduced from 30.5 credits to 29 credits since Building Engineering students are not required to take ENGR 202 in their program.

(2) The Engineering Core credits for students in the BEng in Mechanical Engineering, BEng in Industrial Engineering and BEng in Aerospace Engineering programs are reduced from 30.5 credits to 27 credits since Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering students are not required to take ELEC 275 in their program. Students in the BEng in Electrical Engineering and the BEng in Computer Engineering shall replace ELEC 275 with ELEC 273.

(3) Students in the BEng in Software Engineering may replace ENGR 391 with COMP 361.

(4) Students in BEng in Building Engineering shall replace ENGR 392 with BLDG 482.

(5) Students must select three General Education elective credits from one of the lists in Section 71.110 Complementary Studies for Engineering and Computer Science Students. Students in the BEng in Industrial Engineering shall take ACCO 220 as their General Education elective.

Section 71.20.6 General Education Elective

General Education Elective

All Engineering students must complete three credits of General Education. This course may be chosen from courses listed in Section 71.110 Complementary Studies for Engineering and Computer Science Students.

Please note the following:

  1. Prior to registering, students who do not have any specified prerequisites for a General Education elective course must obtain permission of the relevant Department.
  2. An ESL course or an introductory course that deals with the acquisition of a language will not be considered as a General Education elective.
  3. Should students wish to take a General Education elective course not listed above, they must receive written permission from the Student Academic Services Office of the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science prior to taking the course.

Section 71.20.7 Writing Skills Requirement

Writing Skills Requirement

The Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science is committed to ensuring that its students possess good writing skills. Hence, every student in an undergraduate degree program is required to demonstrate competence in writing English or French prior to graduation.

All students admitted to the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science as of September 2001 must meet the writing skills requirement. To do this, students must either pass the Engineering Writing Test or complete ENCS 272 with a grade of C- or higher. Please note the successful completion of the course ENCS 272 fulfills the GCS writing skills requirement; however, it cannot be used for credit in any GCS degree or certificate program.

Newly admitted students are strongly encouraged to meet the requirement very early in their program (fall term of first year for students starting in September or winter term of first year for students starting in January) in order to avoid the risk of delayed graduation should remedial work prove necessary. The Engineering Writing Test is especially designed to address the writing skills typically demanded of engineers. Students who are required to take ESL courses should meet the writing skills requirements in the term following completion of their ESL courses.

All ESL and English/French language courses taken to satisfy this requirement are in addition to Engineering program requirements.

Section 71.20.8 C.Edge (Career Edge) and Accelerated Career Experience Options

C.Edge Option

The C.Edge option is available in the following programs in the BCompSc and BEng degrees:

The academic content is identical to that of the regular programs with the addition of a four-month work term. However, in order to enrol in the C.Edge option in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, students must satisfy the requirements set by the individual department.

Students may have the C.Edge option recorded on their official transcript and student record, provided they successfully complete the Reflective Learning course associated with this work term.

C.Edge work terms will be coded as ENGR 107, ENGR 207, and ENGR 307, and the associated Reflective Learning courses will be coded as ENGR 108, ENGR 208, and ENGR 308 respectively.

For a full description of the C.Edge format and requirements, please refer to Section 24 Institute for Co‑operative Education of this Calendar.

Accelerated Career Experience Option

A limited number of students in the BCompSc and BEng degrees are permitted to supplement their studies with the Accelerated Career Experience option, which is offered in the following programs:

The academic content is identical to that of the regular programs with the addition of one 12- or 16-month work term. Students are registered in their work experience courses (ACCE 100, 200, 300, 400). However, in order to continue their studies in the Accelerated Career Experience option in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, students must satisfy the following conditions:

  1. must be in acceptable standing and maintain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.70 in their program (the CGPA is calculated in the manner described in Section 16.3.10 Academic Performance under Section 16.3 Evaluation, Administrative Notations, Examinations, and Performance Requirements);
  2. be assigned a grade of pass for each of the work experience courses. Under certain conditions, students may be placed on co-op probation status;
  3. remain in their designated work-study sequence. Any deviations must have prior approval by the director of the Institute for Co-operative Education in consultation with the appropriate co-op academic director;
  4. must have completed at least 48 credits in their degree/program before applying;
  5. must have at least 15 credits remaining after the completion of the Accelerated Career Experience work term.

For a full description of the Accelerated Career Experience format and requirements, please refer to Section 24 Institute for Co‑operative Education.

Section 71.20.9 Certificate in Science and Technology

Certificate in Science and Technology Program Notes

The Certificate in Science and Technology is a non‑degree program that caters to students who wish to prepare for admission to a degree program in engineering or computer science. It is not intended for students who wish to prepare for admission to a science program.

The certificate requires the successful completion of 30 credits at Concordia as outlined below. A GPA of 2.00 must be maintained to remain in the certificate program.

Students enrolled in the certificate program may request a transfer into a degree program in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science after the completion of at least 18 credits with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 in the certificate program. The grade in each course must be C- or better for the course to count towards the program.

For advising assistance, students should contact Student Academic Services at 514-848-2424, ext. 3055 or 3057.

Admission Requirements

Students who have a DEC or satisfy out-of-province or international admissions criteria may be considered for admission, based on their academic profile, age, experience and potential (see Section 13.3 Admission Requirements).

Independent students wishing to enter the certificate program must be in good standing. Students may transfer into the certificate program up to 12 credits earned at Concordia, provided they are students in good standing. The credits that may be so transferred are determined by the University at the point of entry into the program. The credits for courses taken at another institution cannot be transferred into the certificate program. Programs for individual students can be designed in consultation with an academic advisor at Student Academic Services.

Structure of the Certificate

The Certificate in Science and Technology consists of the core and elective courses as shown below. The minimum length of the certificate is 30 credits.

In the event that a student is awarded an exemption from a core course, it will be necessary for the student to replace that course with another from the elective list.

Certificate in Science and Technology (30 credits)

9

credits of Core Courses:

MATH 203 Differential and Integral Calculus I (3.00)
MATH 204 Vectors and Matrices (3.00)
MATH 205 Differential and Integral Calculus II (3.00)

21

credits minimum of Elective Courses chosen from:

Basic Science Courses: Certificate in Science and Technology

Engineering and Computer Science Courses: Certificate in Science and Technology

Basic Science Courses: Certificate in Science and Technology

CHEM 205 General Chemistry I (3.00)
PHYS 204 Mechanics (3.00)
PHYS 205 Electricity and Magnetism (3.00)

Engineering and Computer Science Courses: Certificate in Science and Technology

BCEE 231 Structured Programming and Applications for Building and Civil Engineers (3.00)
BCEE 371 Surveying (3.00)
BLDG 212 Building Engineering Drawing and Introduction to Design (3.00)
CIVI 212 Civil Engineering Drawing and Introduction to Design (3.00)
CIVI 231 Geology for Civil Engineers (3.00)
COEN 212 Digital Systems Design I (3.50)
COEN 231 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (3.00)
COEN 243 Programming Methodology I (3.50)
COEN 244 Programming Methodology II (3.00)
COEN 311 Computer Organization and Software (3.50)
COMP 228 System Hardware (3.00)
COMP 232 Mathematics for Computer Science (3.00)
COMP 233 Probability and Statistics for Computer Science (3.00)
COMP 248 Object‑Oriented Programming I (3.50)
COMP 249 Object‑Oriented Programming II (3.50)
ELEC 242 Continuous‑Time Signals and Systems (3.00)
ELEC 251 Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics (3.00)
ELEC 273 Basic Circuit Analysis (3.50)
ELEC 275 Principles of Electrical Engineering (3.50)
ENCS 282 Technical Writing and Communication (3.00)
ENGR 201 Professional Practice and Responsibility (1.50)
ENGR 202 Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship (1.50)
ENGR 213 Applied Ordinary Differential Equations (3.00)
ENGR 233 Applied Advanced Calculus (3.00)
ENGR 242 Statics (3.00)
ENGR 243 Dynamics (3.00)
ENGR 244 Mechanics of Materials (3.75)
ENGR 245 Mechanical Analysis (3.00)
ENGR 251 Thermodynamics I (3.00)
ENGR 301 Engineering Management Principles and Economics (3.00)
INDU 211 Introduction to Production and Manufacturing Systems (3.00)
INDU 330 Engineering Management (3.00)
MIAE 211 Mechanical Engineering Drawing (3.50)
MIAE 215 Programming for Mechanical and Industrial Engineers (3.50)
MIAE 313 Machine Drawing and Design (3.50)
SOEN 228 System Hardware (4.00)
SOEN 287 Web Programming (3.00)

Note: Students cannot receive credits for both BLDG 212 and CIVI 212; COMP 228 and SOEN 228; COEN 231 and COMP 232; COEN 243 and COMP 248; COEN 243 and MECH 215; COMP 248 and MIAE 215.

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