How core and professional engineering course credits are assessed:
Engineering courses are assessed and evaluated in a thorough and comprehensive manner. The criteria that must be met by the course include the following:
- Breadth and depth: The breadth of topics covered and the depth to which each is taught must be acceptable. It is not sufficient for a topic to be listed in a course outline, unless it is covered to a similar depth.
- Key course topics: All key topics in the course must be covered. This includes ensuring that not only individual topics are covered, but also that topic areas (mathematics, natural sciences, engineering science, engineering design, complementary studies) are equivalently represented.
- Course components and hours: The main components of a course must be present (e.g., lectures, tutorials and laboratories), although tutorials that only reinforce the lecture material are not essential. The hours for each course component must be reasonably equivalent.
- Level of course: A course must be offered at an equivalent level to be eligible for transfer credit. Level is evaluated by considering the degree of sophistication of the course materials and factors associated with the party offering of the course (e.g., type of institution; level and quality of its engineering programs and their accredited statuses; qualifications of faculty; quality of facilities).
- Accreditation: Core engineering courses must have been completed in a program at a post-secondary institution meeting the requirements established by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). This includes ensuring that required course topics for accreditation are covered and the quantity of material covered is approximately equivalent in the CEAB course content categories (mathematics, natural sciences, engineering science, engineering design, complementary studies), as measured using CEAB “accreditation units”.
Please note: Typically college courses (except those completed as part of an engineering degree program accredited by the CEAB) are not eligible for core engineering course transfer credit.
Transfer Credit applications for core engineering courses will only be accepted and processed once you have received and accepted your Offer of Admission to the Bachelor of Engineering program. Normally, core engineering transfer credits will not be awarded for courses beyond the second-year level.
Questions: Contact the Engineering Admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-542-5870.