WELCOME TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WITH DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING!
First-year course selection for the Bachelor of Science with Diploma in Engineering is very simple, as all courses are required, and you will be pre-registered for all of your courses.
First-Year Course Pattern
CHEM 121 – Principles of Chemistry I (first term)
CHEM 122 - Principles of Chemistry II (second term)
ENGR 121 – Calculus I for Engineers (first term)
ENGR 122 – Calculus II for Engineers (second term)
ENGR 128 – Engineering Design and Graphics (first term)
ENGR 132 – Technical Communications (second term)
ENGR 136 – Statics (second term)
CSCI 161 – Introduction to programming (first term) (takes the place of ENGR 147 not offered this year)
PHYS 121 – Physics for the Physical Sciences and Engineering I (first term)
PHYS 122 – Physics for the Physical Sciences and Engineering II (second term)
In total, you will be taking 5 courses each term.
Your first year registration will follow the first-year course pattern for the Diploma in Engineering (with the exception of the writing requirement courses). This will allow you the most flexibility as you move forward in your four-year dual program. You will complete the foundations of mathematics (calculus), physics, and chemistry, and will be exposed to the engineering discipline through the first-year core courses.
If you intend your BSc major to be mathematics, physics, or chemistry, completion of these courses will provide you with the required first-year science courses for those majors. If you plan to do a major in Computer Science, you should replace ENGR 136 with CSCI 162 in second term as it is a pre-requisite for required Computer Science courses in the major. If you plan to do a major in biology or Earth sciences, you should contact Academic Advising to discuss the best options for changing your first-year course selection to accommodate the necessary introductory courses for your intended major.
QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE
1. What if I decide, at the end of first year, that I am no longer interested in the dual program, and want to complete only the Diploma in Engineering?
You are welcome to change programs at any time in your academic career, pending program availability and your eligibility for the program you want. As long as you obtain a minimum average of 60 over your first-year courses, you will be permitted to change your program to the Diploma in Engineering for the next year. If you complete the course load outlined above, you will be on track to finish your diploma in second year, as long as you take your writing credits in the spring/summer between your two years. You can also choose to complete the diploma over three years, if you prefer. (If you decide earlier in the year that you want to make this program change, you may apply to do so. You do not have to wait until year-end to submit this request.)
2. What if I decide, at the end of first year, that I am no longer interested in the dual program, and want to complete only the Bachelor of Science degree (without the Diploma in Engineering)?
You are welcome to change programs at any time in your academic career, pending program availability and your eligibility for the program you want. As a BSc with Diploma in Engineering student, you will be permitted to change your program to the BSc at year-end if you wish. Any engineering courses that you complete will be usable in your Bachelor of Science. (If you decide earlier in the year that you want to make this program change, you may apply to do so. You do not have to wait until year-end to submit this request.)