Admission to the Bachelor of Engineering Degree Programs

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For High School Graduates 

General admission requirements: Completion of Ontario Secondary School   Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, a minimum of 6 Grade 12 U or M courses, including the program specific prerequisites, with a minimum 70% average. 

Specific prerequisites for the Bachelor of Engineering degree program:

  • 1 credit Grade 12 U in each of: Advanced Functions, Physics, Chemistry and English; 2 additional Grade 12 U or M credits; Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors is strongly recommended; 1 credit in Grade 12 U or M Math, Science or Technological Education is recommended.

Note: A 60% mark in Advanced Functions is required. Students who have completed Gr. 12 U Calculus and Vectors with a minimum mark of 60% will be exempted from MATH 1071 - Vectors and Matrices. Students who do not meet all of the above admission requirements will be evaluated on an individual basis.  

OSSD graduates who do not meet the admission requirements to the first year of an engineering degree program, may be considered for admission to the Common Year in Applied Science. Upon successful completion of the Common Year in Applied Science, with an average of 60% or better and a minimum average of 60% in Mathematics 1050, 1070, and Mathematics 1052, 1072, you may apply to the Lakehead University Bachelor of Engineering Degree program of your choice.

Specific prerequisites for the Common Year in Applied Science:

  • 6 Grade 12 U or M credits; Grade 11 U or M Mathematics required, Grade 10 Academic or Applied Science required (Grade 12 U or C Physics and Chemistry recommended)

Students who do not meet the above requirements will be evaluated on an individual basis.  

For College Transfer Engineering Technology Graduates   

the public computer stations in the atac buildingThe Faculty of Engineering at Lakehead University offers post-diploma programs which enable qualified engineering technology graduates from accredited Canadian technology programs  to obtain engineering degrees. Students with diplomas from international institutions are advised to contact the Faculty of Engineering. The post-diploma programs consist of two years of full-time study preceded by transition courses as described below. Normally, students will major   in the discipline in which they obtained their Technology Diploma.

The following are the minimum requirements for admission to the Faculty of Engineering Post-Diploma Programs:

  1. Applicants must have a Diploma in Engineering Technology from an accredited Canadian technology program with an average* of at least 70% (GPA = 3.0 on 4 point scale, B grade) in the final year of their program to be eligible for admission consideration.
    OR
  2. Applicants must have two or more years of relevant industrial experience acquired after the completion of a Diploma in Engineering Technology from an accredited Canadian technology program with an average* of at least 65% (GPA = 2.5 on 4 point scale, C+ grade) in the final year of their program to be eligible for admission consideration.

*This average is based on the marks/grades received by applicants on their first attempt in the required courses of the final year of their technology program.

Admission to the Bachelor of Engineering Co-operative Education/Internship Option 

The Co-operative Education/Internship (Co-op/Internship) Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng) degree programs are available to interested qualified students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering Degree Program in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or Software Engineering. Application is made after you are enrolled in one of the B. Eng programs, either in Year 2 or Year 3. Total enrolment in the Co-operative Education/Internship (Co-op/Internship) Option is limited and the total number of students admitted is based in part on projected employment opportunities. Students interested in pursuing the Co-op/Internship Option must apply (on a Request for Program Change Form) through the Office of Admissions and Recruitment in the fall term of Year 2 or of Year 3. In addition, a Co-op Work Term Application Form (which is available in the Student Placement and Co-op Education Centre) must be completed. Applicants who meet the minimum academic admission requirements following the fall term examination period will be reviewed by the Engineering Co-op/Internship Admissions Committee.

Admission may be granted to:

  1. Lakehead University Engineering students enrolled in Year 2 who have, following the fall term examination period, achieved at least a 70% average in all courses completed in their program of study.
  2. Students who have completed the fall term of Year 3 of their Bachelor of Engineering program with a minimum average of 70%.

All admission decisions will be made by the end of the second week of the winter term preceding the summer work term. In some cases, interviews with the applicants and Engineering Co-op/Internship Admissions Committee may be required before final decisions are made.

Admission to the Engineering graduate Programs

For information about our PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering and our four Master of Science in Engineering graduate programs in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering please consult the Engineering Graduate Programs and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.