The Faculty of Engineering and Design strictly upholds prerequisites as included in course descriptions in the Undergraduate Calendar as well as in the Engineering program progression maps (noted as arrows between courses).

If you encounter registration warnings or errors indicating prerequisite(s) not met you will need to verify the prerequisite as stated in the calendar vs your record of courses completed.

Some courses have course-specific prerequisite(s) – some prerequisites include a minimum grade requirement and others require a passing grade. A common point of misunderstanding is with Year Status in Engineering prerequisites.

Year Status in Engineering is different than Year Standing

Year status in Engineering includes multiple courses that are required to complete in a specific year of your program requirements and are catalog year* specific. Year standing is a ranking used by the University and is based on the total number of credits completed that are counting towards degree requirements.

Year Status in Engineering

Please select the calendar/catalog year indicated at the top-right of your Academic Audit to view year status in engineering requirements:

201830 and earlier Calendar year

 

2nd year status: Completion of all Engineering, Science and Mathematics course requirements in the first year of the program, all English as a Second Language Requirements, and any additional requirements as determined in the admissions process.
Note: Complementary Studies Electives and Basic Science Electives are not required for second-year status.

3rd year status: Successful completion of all first-year requirements and 4.0 credits from the second-year requirements of the program.
Note: 3rd year status does not require Science Electives included in year 1-2 be completed – but these Science Electives are required for 4th year status.

4th year status: Successful completion of all second year requirements and 3.5 credits from the third year requirements of the program.
Note: 4th year status requires any Science Electives included in year 1-2 are completed.

 

201930 Calendar Year

 

2nd year status:

  • completion of ECOR 1051, 1052, 1053 and 1054 with a grade of Dā€“ (D minus) or higher in each, and
  • completion of Science and Mathematics course requirements in the first year of the program, and
  • all English as a Second Language Requirements, and any additional requirements as determined in the admissions process.

Please reference this memo sent regarding an amendment made to second year status requirements on April 3, 2020.

Effective Fall 2022: Students may not continue into 3000-level (or higher) engineering courses until they complete all first-year requirements (including earning a SAT in each of: ECOR 1055, ECOR 1056 and ECOR 1057).

Note: Complementary Studies Electives and Basic Science Electives are not required for second-year status.

3rd year status: Successful completion of all first-year requirements and 4.0 credits from the second-year requirements of the program.
Note: 3rd year status does not require Science Electives included in year 1-2 be completed – but these Science Electives are required for 4th year status.

4th year status: Successful completion of all second year requirements and 3.5 credits from the third year requirements of the program.
Note: 4th year status requires any Science Electives included in year 1-2 are completed.

 

202030 Calendar Year

 

2nd year status:

  • completion of ECOR 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047 and 1048 with a grade of C ā€“ (C minus) or higher in each, and
  • completion of Science and Mathematics course requirements in the first year of the program, and
  • all English as a Second Language Requirements, and any additional requirements as determined in the admissions process.

Effective Fall 2022: Students may not continue into 3000-level (or higher) engineering courses until they complete all first-year requirements (including earning a SAT in each of: ECOR 1055, ECOR 1056 and ECOR 1057).

Note: Complementary Studies Electives and Basic Science Electives are not required for second-year status.

3rd year status: Successful completion of all first-year requirements and 4.0 credits from the second-year requirements of the program.
Note: 3rd year status does not require Science Electives included in year 1-2 be completed – but these Science Electives are required for 4th year status.

4th year status: Successful completion of all second year requirements and 3.5 credits from the third year requirements of the program.
Note: 4th year status requires any Science Electives included in year 1-2 are completed.

 

202130 Calendar Year

 

2nd year status:

  • completion of all ECOR 1040 series of courses with a minimum grade of C- (C minus), and
  • **completion (SAT) in ECOR 1055, ECOR 1056, and ECOR 1057, and
  • completion of MATH 1004, MATH 1104, CHEM 1101 (or CHEM 1001 and CHEM 1002), and PHYS 1004 (or PHYS 1001 and PHYS 1002), and
  • (if applicable) completion of all English as a Second Language Requirements, and any additional requirements as determined in the admission process.

**Effective Fall 2022: Students may not continue into 3000-level (or higher) engineering courses until they complete all first-year requirements (including earning a SAT in each of: ECOR 1055, ECOR 1056 and ECOR 1057).

Note: Complementary Studies Electives and Basic Science Electives are not required for second-year status.

3rd year status: Successful completion of all first-year requirements and 4.0 credits from the second-year requirements of the program.
Note: 3rd year status does not require Science Electives included in year 1-2 be completed – but these Science Electives are required for 4th year status.

4th year status: Successful completion of all second year requirements and 3.5 credits from the third year requirements of the program.
Note: 4th year status requires any Science Electives included in year 1-2 are completed.

 

202230 Calendar Year

 

2nd year: Students may not continue into 2000-level (or higher) engineering courses unless all the following requirements are met:

  • Successful completion of all ECOR 1040 series of courses with a minimum grade of C-, and
  • Successful completion of MATH 1004, MATH 1104, CHEM 1101 (or CHEM 1001 and CHEM 1002), and PHYS 1004 (or PHYS 1001 and PHYS 1002), and
  • Successful completion of all English as a Second Language Requirements, and any additional requirements as determined in the admission process.

Students may not continue into 3000-level (or higher) engineering courses until they complete all first-year requirements (including earning a SAT in each of: ECOR 1055, ECOR 1056 and ECOR 1057).

Note: Complementary Studies Electives and Basic Science Electives are not required for second-year status.

3rd year: Students may not take courses with third-year status in Engineering as a prerequisite until successful completion of all first-year requirements and at least 4.0 credits from the second-year requirements of their current program.

4th year: Students may not take courses with fourth-year status in Engineering as a prerequisite until successful completion of all first-year and second-year requirements and at least 3.5 credits from the third-year requirements of their current program.
Note: 4th year status requires any Science Electives included in year 1-2 are completed.

 

Year Standing

First Year Standing

Fewer than 4.0 credits completed successfully and counting towards the degree.

Second Year Standing

4.0 through 8.5 credits completed successfully and counting towards the degree.

Third Year Standing

9.0 through 13.5 credits completed successfully and counting towards the degree.

Fourth Year Standing

14.0 or more credits completed successfully and counting towards the degree.