Engineering Science Program Requirements

Engineering Science students develop skills in systems design with a high level of scientific knowledge. This is a program aimed at high academic achievers. The program produces well-educated, innovative engineer/scientists with entrepreneurial skills and attitudes who are oriented to new technologies.

Honors degree students must achieve both a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and an upper division grade point average (UDGPA) of at least 3.00 to graduate. The honors degree requires the completion of a bachelors thesis, demonstrating the student’s skill in their chosen engineering discipline. A BASc (honors) typically requires an additional two terms for thesis completion.

Engineering science major students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.2 to remain in the program. Students with CGPA falling below this minimum after one year from the time of admission to Engineering Science will be moved to the Bachelor of General Studies in Applied Sciences.

Students undertake a basic core of pure, applied and engineering sciences followed by studies in a specialized option. The major BASc program may be completed in four years plus one term, which includes eight academic terms and three co-op terms.

There are five major areas of concentration where the faculty members’ research strengths are interrelated with the undergraduate curriculum. Students should select one of the following options: electronics engineering option, computer engineering option, engineering physics option, systems option or biomedical engineering option.

ENSC courses emphasize learning, conceptualization, design and analysis. Built into the program are courses on social impacts of technology, finance, management, design methods and entrepreneurship intended to complement scientific studies. A special, integrated communications course completed throughout the program ensures that all graduates have the communication skills necessary to be effective engineers.