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The regulations presented in this section apply to all Bachelor of Engineering programs.

In addition to the requirements presented here, students must satisfy the University regulations common to all undergraduate students including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar), with the following additions and amendments:

Academic Performance Evaluation for Engineering

  1. In Engineering programs, all credits are included in the Major CGPA, making it identical to the Overall CGPA.
  2. Students who are not assigned the status Good Standing or Academic Warning will be required to leave the degree with either the status Continue in Alternate (CA) or the status Dismissed from Program (DP).


Students in Engineering programs are covered by the common University regulations regarding graduation, with the following additions and amendments.

  1. Students entering an Engineering program with Advanced Standing will receive transfer credit for at most ten of the credits required for their program.
  2. Students must take a minimum of 1.0 credit of complementary studies at Carleton University.

Course Load

Regulations regarding Course Load and Overload can be found in the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar. The normal course load in Engineering is defined as the number of credits required in the student's program for the current year status of the students. Since the programs in Engineering require more than 20.0 credits in total, the normal course load is more than 5.0 credits in some years of the program. Registration in more than this number of credits constitutes an overload.

Co-operative Education Programs

All Engineering programs are available with or without participation in the Co-operative Education option.

Year Status for Engineering

In the Bachelor of Engineering Degree program, Year Status is defined as follows.

1st year: Admission to the program.

2nd year: Successful completion of all Engineering, Science and Mathematics course requirements in the first year of the program (with a minimum grade of C- in Engineering courses), all English as a Second Language Requirements, and any additional requirements as determined in the admissions process.

3rd year: Successful completion of 4.0 credits from the second year requirements of the program.

4th year: Successful completion of all second year requirements and 3.5 credits from the third year requirements of the program.

Year Status Prerequisites

Year Status in Engineering is used in some course prerequisites to limit access to only those students who have sufficient preparation. In particular students will not have access to second, third or fourth year engineering, science or mathematics courses until they have achieved second year status. Similarly, to take some specific engineering, science and mathematics courses in third or fourth year, that year status must be achieved. For additional information on prerequisites, see the individual course descriptions.

Time Limit

The Bachelor of Engineering degree must be completed within eight calendar years of initial registration. Students who do not complete their program requirements within this limit will be given the status Continue in Alternate.

Academic Appeals

The Engineering Committee on Admission and Studies handles all academic appeals.