For Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) applicants
After the program
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The Kaié:ri Nikawerà:ke Indigenous Bridging Program is a path to university education for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students who do not meet Concordia’s conventional admission requirements.
Through the Kaié:ri Nikawerà:ke Indigenous Bridging Program, you will complete the math and science courses needed for your desired BEng program while building your capacity for academic success through classes in academic writing, study skills and time management. Each course will be taken as a cohort, allowing you to build community throughout your three terms. Support systems designed to facilitate your transition into university and Montreal life are built into each level of this program, including experiential learning opportunities through the Otsenhákta Student Centre and mentorship through a seminar.
You will be enrolled in the prerequisite courses needed to transition into a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) program, including one Humanities and Social Science course and one Natural Science course of your choosing. Unique to the bridging program is a year-long seminar course designed for Indigenous students, with the goal of addressing your academic and holistic needs in a safe setting.
First Semester - Fall 2023:
Second Semester - Winter 2024:
Optional course: PHYS 224 Introductory Experimental Mechanics (1.00)
Final Semester - Fall 2024:
Optional Course: PHYS 225 Introductory Experimental Electricity (1.00)
Note: Additional Courses to Complete in First Year of BEng Program
Upon successful completion of the courses in the bridging program, students must complete the following courses in the first year of the BEng program of choice:
Applicants to the Kaié:ri Nikawerà:ke Indigenous Bridging Program must meet the following conditions:
Applicants whose academic background qualifies them for regular admission are not eligible for the bridging program.
NOTE: Each application will be reviewed on an individual basis. Meeting these conditions may not guarantee admission into the bridging program.
We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.
March 1 is the official deadline to apply for fall term entry.
However, applications are still being accepted for the Kaié:ri Nikawerà:ke Indigenous Bridging Program.
Please email the program coordinator if you have any questions about the program or application process.
Admission to this program is available for the Fall Term only.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
Upon successful completion of the program’s three terms, you will move into the BEng program of your choice without needing to reapply for admission. Moving forward, you will be able to:
Please see the list of BEng programs to apply for through the Kaié:ri Nikawerà:ke Indigenous Bridging Program.
The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through our five (5) easy steps.
Bursaries for students in financial need are available upon admission into the program.
Contact the program coordinator for more information.
If you require housing, email the program coordinator once you submit your application to discuss your housing options.
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