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.
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