Science

Lassonde School of Engineering

The Honours BSc Science and the bachelor BSc Science programs have no declared major. These programs are appropriate for a student who wishes to enrol in a broader range of courses at the 3000 and 4000 levels than can normally be undertaken in Honours or bachelor programs.

University-Wide Residency Requirement

A minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University.

Faculty-Wide Degree Requirements

Honours Bachelor of Science (Honours BSc)

Graduation: minimum cumulative credit-weighted grade point average of 5.00 (C+) over all courses completed.

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Graduation: minimum cumulative credit-weighted grade point average of 4.00 (C) over all courses completed.

Upper-level credits: at least 18 credits at the 3000 level or above.

General Prerequisite

Most 2000-, 3000-, and 4000-level EECS courses require the following general (that is, common) prerequisite, in addition to other course-specific prerequisites: a cumulative grade point average of 4.50 or better over all completed major EECS courses.

Note: "Major" courses are all EECS courses with second digit other than 5 and include LE/EECS 1028 3.00 (cross-listed to: SC/MATH 1028 3.00) and LE/EECS 1019 3.00 (cross-listed to: SC/MATH 1019 3.00).

Program-Specific Degree Requirements

The Honours BSc Science and the bachelor BSc Science programs have no declared major. These programs are appropriate for a student who wishes to enrol in a broader range of courses at the 3000 and 4000 levels than can normally be undertaken in Honours or bachelor programs.

To declare Honours science or bachelor science requires successful completion of at least 24 credits and permission of the science program adviser. The candidate is expected to provide a rationale for this choice of program and a study plan. The study plan must comply with general regulations specified in the Lassonde School of Engineering Regulations Governing Undergraduate Degree Requirements section.

All bachelor and Honours BSc degree candidates must complete the following:

A. General education:

B. Major requirements: courses must be approved by the science program advisor.

C. Science breadth: satisfied by major requirements.

D. Upper level requirements: for the bachelor program, a minimum of 18 credits in science courses at the 3000 level or above. For the Honours program, a minimum of 42 credits in science courses at the 3000 level or above, of which at least 12 credits must be at the 4000 level.

E. Additional elective credits as required for a total of 90 credits for the bachelor program, 120 for the Honours program.

F. Standing requirements: a minimum overall grade point average of 4.00 (C) is required to be eligible to graduate with a bachelor degree, and a minimum overall grade point average of 5.00 (C+) for the Honours BSc degree.

General Prerequisite

Most 2000- 3000- and 4000-level EECS courses require the following general (that is, common) prerequisite, in addition to other course-specific prerequisites:  a cumulative grade point average of 4.50 or better over all completed major EECS courses.

Note: "Major" courses are all EECS courses with second digit other than 5 and include LE/EECS 1028 3.00 (cross-listed to: SC/MATH 1028 3.00) and LE/EECS 1019 3.00 (cross-listed to: SC/MATH 1019 3.00).

  • Undergraduate Degree and Certificate Programs
  • Undergraduate Degree Programs

    Specialized Honours Bachelor of Engineering (Honours BEng)

    The Specialized Honours Bachelor of Engineering (Honours BEng) program requires at least four years of full-time study and at least 140 credits, and involves study in one of the seven program areas of engineering: civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, geomatics engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering or space engineering. The engineering program areas may be combined in the engineering/international development studies dual degree.

    Honours and Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts (Honours BA and Specialized Honours BA)

    Honours and Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts (Honours BA and Specialized Honours BA) programs requires at least four years of full-time study and at least 120 credits:

    • Specialized Honours with one declared major in, computer science, computer security or digital media.
    • Honours Major with one declared major in computer science. Honours Double Major (intra-Faculty) with a declared major in computer science and a second major in earth and atmospheric science.
    • Honours Double Major (Lassonde/Environmental Studies inter-Faculty) with a declared major in computer science, and a second major in environmental studies.
    • Honours Double Major (Lassonde/Fine Arts inter-Faculty) with a declared major in computer science and a second major in one of dance, film, music, theatre, visual arts.
    • Honours Double Major (Lassonde/Health inter-Faculty) with a declared major in computer science and a second major in one of health studies, kinesiology and health science or psychology.
    • Honours Double Major (Lassonde/Liberal Arts and Professional Studies inter-Faculty) with a declared major in computer science, and with any second major in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies with the exception of Information Technology.
    • Honours Double Major (Lassonde/Science inter-Faculty) with a declared major in computer science and a second major in one of applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, mathematics for education, physics and astronomy, science and technology studies or statistics.
    • Honours Major/Minor (intra-Faculty) with a declared major in computer science, and a minor in earth and atmospheric science.
    • Honours Major/Minor (Lassonde/Environmental Studies inter-Faculty) with a declared major in computer science, and a minor in environmental studies.
    • Honours Major/Minor (Lassonde/Fine Arts inter-Faculty) with a declared major in computer science, and a minor in one of dance, film, music, theatre, visual arts.
    • Honours Major/Minor (Lassonde/Health inter-Faculty) with a declared major in computer science, and a minor in one of health informatics, health management, health policy, kinesiology and health science or psychology.
    • Honours Major/Minor (Lassonde/Liberal Arts and Professional Studies inter-Faculty) with a declared major in computer science, and with any minor in one in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies with the exception of Information Technology.

    Honours International Bachelor of Arts (Honours iBA)

    Honours International Bachelor of Arts (Honours iBA) program, which requires at least four years of full-time study, at least 120 credits, and one or two exchange terms abroad as a full-time student at an institution with which York has a formal exchange agreement:

    • Honours with one declared major in computer science.
    • Honours Major/Minor with a declared major in computer science, and a minor in earth and atmospheric science. In addition, the declared major in computer science may be taken with an inter-faculty minor from the Faculties of Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, or Science.
    • Students should consult with their Undergraduate Program Director for more information.

    Bachelor of Arts (BA)

    Bachelor of Arts (BA) programs, which are usually completed in three years of full-time study, require at least 90 credits and involve a concentration in only one declared subject area:

    • Bachelor with one declared major in computer science.

    Honours and Specialized Bachelor of Science (Honours and Specialized Honours BSc)

    Honours and Specialized Bachelor of Science (Honours and Specialized Honours BSc) programs, which are usually completed in four years of full-time study, require at least 120 credits and may involve varying degrees of concentration in one or two declared subject areas:

    • Specialized Honours with one declared major in computer science, computer security, earth and atmospheric science, international dual degree-computer science.
    • Honours Major with one declared major in computer science or earth and atmospheric science.
    • Honours Double Major (intra-Faculty) with declared science majors in computer science and earth and atmospheric science.
    • Honours Double Major (Lassonde/Health inter-Faculty) with a declared science major in computer science or earth and atmospheric science and a declared health major in health studies, kinesiology and health science or psychology.
    • Honours Double Major (Lassonde/Liberal Arts and Professional Studies inter-Faculty) with a declared science major in computer science or earth and atmospheric science and any declared Liberal Arts and Professional Studies major (with the exception of information technology).
    • Honours Major/Minor (intra-Faculty) with a declared science major in one of computer science or earth and atmospheric science, and a declared science minor in one of computer science or earth and atmospheric science.

    Note: major/minor combinations with the major and minor in the same subject area are not permitted.

    • Honours Major/Minor (Lassonde/Environmental Studies inter-Faculty) with a declared science major in one of computer science or earth and atmospheric science, and a declared minor in environmental studies.
    • Honours Major/Minor (Lassonde/Fine Arts inter-Faculty) with a declared science major in one of computer science or earth and atmospheric science, and a declared fine arts minor in one of dance, film, music, theatre, visual arts.
    • Honours Major/Minor (Lassonde/Health inter-Faculty) with a declared science major in one of computer science or earth and atmospheric science and a declared health minor in health informatics, health management, health policy, kinesiology and health science or psychology.
    • Honours Major/Minor (Lassonde/Liberal Arts and Professional Studies inter-Faculty) with a declared science major in one of computer science or earth and atmospheric science and any declared liberal arts and professional studies minor (with the exception of information technology).
    • Honours Major/Minor (Lassonde/Science inter-Faculty) with a declared science major in one of computer science or earth and atmospheric science, and a declared minor in one of applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, environmental biology, mathematics, mathematics for education, physics and astronomy, science and technology studies, and statistics.

    Note: Choice of majors is subject to timetabling constraints. Some combinations may require more than 120 credits. Choice of major and minor is subject to timetabling constraints.

    • Honours Science with no declared major, for the student who wishes to enrol in a broader range of courses at the 3000 and 4000 levels than can normally be undertaken in Specialized Honours, Honours Double Major or Honours Major/Minor programs.

    Honours International Bachelor of Science (Honours iBSc)

    Honours International Bachelor of Science (Honours iBSc) programs, which require at least four years of full-time study, at least 120 credits, and one or two exchange terms abroad as a full-time student at an institution with which York has a formal exchange agreement:

    • Honours Major with one declared major in computer science.
    • Students should consult with their Undergraduate Program Director for more information.

    Bachelor of Science (BSc)

    Bachelor of Science (BSc) programs, which are usually completed in three years of full-time study, require at least 90 credits and usually involve limited concentration in only one declared subject area:

    • Bachelor of Science with one declared major in computer science, earth and atmospheric science,international dual degree - computer science.
    • Bachelor with no declared major for the student who wishes to enrol in a broader range of courses at the 3000 and 4000 levels than can normally be undertaken in BSc programs.

    Students may choose to major in a specific subject when they enter the University or they may wait until they have completed up to 24 credits. At this point, students must choose a major, but subsequent changes are possible. In selecting courses, students who are undecided should try to take introductory courses in a number of potential major subjects. This will allow them to proceed in their subject of choice without the possibility of a delay.

    Program Combinations with Other Faculties

    Inter-Faculty Double Major and Major/Minor Programs

    The Lassonde School of Engineering jointly offers Honours Double Major programs with the following Faculties: Environmental Studies (with BA options only), Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Science, and the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (with BA options only). The Lassonde School of Engineering also jointly offers Honours Major/Minor programs with the Faculties of Environmental Studies, Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Science, and the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design.

    A student in the Lassonde School of Engineering who has completed 24 credits in an Honours program and satisfies the Lassonde School of Engineering academic standards to proceed in Honours may combine the study of a major in the Lassonde School of Engineering, and a major or minor in the other Faculty. All Honours programs require a minimum of 120 credits which can normally be completed in four years of full-time study.

    For a list of possible subject combinations, refer to Undergraduate Degree Programs above. For details of the major or minor requirements in the Lassonde School of Engineering, refer to the Lassonde School of Engineering Programs of Study section. For details of the major or minor requirements in the other Faculty, refer to the Programs of Study section of the appropriate Faculty.

    Lassonde and Education

    A student wishing to obtain the professional certification required to teach in Ontario schools may take both teacher training and an undergraduate academic program concurrently. This does not shorten the time required to gain the qualification but provides a better chance for the student to relate theory and practice and to have more opportunity to gain practical experience than is possible in a one-year program.

    Students interested in the entering the BSc or BA through the Lassonde School of Engineering concurrently with the BEd through the Faculty of Education can apply to both programs as a high school applicant or as a current student in the Lassonde School of Engineering. The specific study program of each student is subject to the approval of both Faculties. For more detailed information on the concurrent BEd program, please consult the Faculty of Education's academic calendar or website (http://edu.yorku.ca/).

    Upon successful completion of the course requirements for the degree in the Lassonde School of Engineering, and of the required education courses, a coregistered student is awarded a BSc, Honours BSc, BA or Honours BA and a BEd.

    Certificate Programs

    York University undergraduate certificate programs are open to all undergraduate students, subject to student eligibility and course availability. The following certificates are offered by departments affiliated in the Lassonde School of Engineering and can be taken concurrently with an Honours BSc degree program. Several of the certificates can also be taken concurrently with a BSc degree program. Some are open to visiting students. Refer to the information below.

    Concurrent Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing

    Concurrent Certificate in Meteorology

    See Certificate Programs in the Lassonde School of Engineering Undergraduate Degree and Certificate Programs section of this calendar.

  • Advising, Enrolment, Registration, Graduation and Other Administrative Procedures
  • Student Responsibility

    Every effort is made in the Lassonde School of Engineering to ensure that each student receives academic advice and sufficient information to guide in course selection and program choice. Within this context, the student is responsible for the following:

    • ensuring that the courses chosen meet all program (refer to the Lassonde School of Engineering Programs of Study section) and degree (refer to the Lassonde School of Engineering Regulations Governing Undergraduate Degree Requirements section) requirements for graduation;
    • verifying the accuracy of registration records, including all course changes;
    • fulfilling the requirements, including course pre-/co-requisite requirements, and being aware of academic progress in their program of study and in all registered courses; attending class and submitting all required course work;
    • understanding and adhering to the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty, as well as other relevant Senate Policies at http://secretariat-policies.info.yorku.ca/;
    • noting and abiding by the sessional deadline dates published on the Current Students webpage each year, especially course add/drop deadline dates.

    Advising

    New Students

    Newly-admitted Lassonde School of Engineering students will have the opportunity to meet with an adviser to discuss program and degree requirements. New students are required to book an enrolment appointment that takes place in-person or online to be able to enrol into their courses. It is the responsibility of all students to familiarize themselves with both the requirements of their individual programs of study (refer to the Lassonde School of Engineering Programs of Study section) and the regulations governing their degree requirements (refer to the Lassonde School of Engineering Regulations Governing Undergraduate Degree Requirements section).

    During the enrolment appointment, an adviser will:

    • assist with course selection and familiarization of degree requirements
    • explain Transfer Credit Statements (if applicable)
    • orient the student to York University and Lassonde School of Engineering services and important online resources
    • familiarize students with Lassonde School of Engineering rules and regulations

    Current Students

    Current students at the Lassonde School of Engineering are able to contact the Lassonde Student Welcome and Support Centre throughout the year for guidance and information on topics such as, but not limited, academic progress, degree programs and requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the Lassonde Student Welcome and Support Centre academic advisers for support throughout the academic year.

    All continuing students should attend their required program group advising session, meet with an Academic Adviser or the Undergraduate Program Director of their program at least once each session prior to enrolling in courses for the next session.

    Enrolment

    Students enrol in courses via the Web enrolment system. Information on how to use the system is provided on the Enrolment and Registration Guide Web page at http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/enrol/guide. Students are strongly recommended to seek individual support regarding course selection and enrolment from Academic Advisers at the Lassonde Student Welcome and Support Centre.

    In preparation for enrolment, and at the advising appointment, the following should be considered:

    Lassonde School of Engineering degree requirements and regulations. Refer to the Lassonde School of Engineering Regulations Governing Undergraduate Degree Requirements section.

    Prerequisites/corequisites. Most courses have prerequisite and/or corequisite requirements. These may be specific courses (indicating specific required background knowledge) or they may be general prerequisites (e.g., a minimum required GPA or specific course grade prior to enrolment in higher-level courses).

    As indicated in the Lassonde School of Engineering Regulations Governing Undergraduate Degree Requirements section, it is the student's responsibility to enrol in only those courses for which the student has successfully completed all designated prerequisites and to take concurrently all specified corequisites not already completed successfully, regardless of whether the course is a degree requirement. Students who lack the stated prerequisites but have reason to believe that they can succeed in a course must obtain written permission of the department concerned (consult the department office regarding the procedure to be followed) before enrolling.

    Course credit exclusions. Students should avoid enrolling in any two courses which are designated as course credit exclusions. For more information regarding course credit exclusions, refer to Course Credit Exclusions in the Lassonde School of Engineering Regulations Governing Undergraduate Degree Requirements section.

    Credit Load: A maximum of 33 credits in total may be taken during a fall/winter session (39 credits for the BEng degree).

    A maximum of 15 credits in total may be taken during a summer session at York University and/or at another institution.

    BEng Enrolment Guidelines: Students registered in the Bachelor of Engineering program are required to enrol in LE/EECS courses that are categorized as Section E or Section Z only.

    Transfer Credit

    Transfer credit towards a York University degree may be granted for courses taken at other accredited postsecondary institutions prior to registration at York University.

    Transfer credit assessments for the Lassonde School of Engineering are specific to the program and subject area(s) in which the student plans to enrol at York University. If the student does not enrol in the program(s) and subject area(s) specified on the admission application or, subsequent to first registration, changes subject area(s) and/or program(s), the transfer credit must be reassessed. Students requiring assistance with their Transfer Credit should contact the Lassonde Student Welcome and Support Centre.

    Letters of Permission

    A student wishing to take a course at an external accredited institution at any time for credit towards a degree program in the Lassonde School of Engineering is required to obtain a letter of permission from York University prior to taking the course.

    Students must submit their request for a Letter of Permission to the Registrar’s Office online at http://registrar.yorku.ca/enrol/lop. Students must upload course descriptions, prepared by the host institution. Requests must be completed at least 6 weeks in advance of the first day of classes at the host institution to ensure adequate time for review and decision.

    At the conclusion of the session for which a letter of permission was granted, the student must arrange for the host institution to submit either an official transcript for consideration for transfer credit or official notice of withdrawal/non-enrolment to the Registrar’s Office.

    The student must obtain a grade of C or higher in the course for which a letter of permission has been granted in order to receive credit for the course in the Lassonde School of Engineering. Such courses completed on letters of permission are included in the student's cumulative record, although grades from such courses are not listed on York University transcripts and are not included in the calculation of York grade point averages.

    Should a student leave York University to pursue study at another postsecondary institution without a letter of permission, upon return to York, a new application to York is required and all previous transfer credit will be reassessed.

    Changes in Program/Subject Area(s)

    Students can apply for a program change at various times throughout the year. All requests are subject to review and approval depending on program requirements and space considerations. In addition, application procedures and requirements vary by program and type of change (e.g. change of major, degree or faculty). For program-specific requirements and application procedures contact the Lassonde Student Welcome & Support Centre. Transfer credit assessments must be reviewed after any change in program/subject area.

    Course Changes

    Course changes are permitted, but only for limited periods of time, and in accordance with the sessional dates in the enrolment guides. Written permission of the course instructor(s) may be required. Students should consult their advisers regarding the effect course changes may have on the fulfillment of program and degree requirements, but it is the responsibility of the student to recognize the consequences of course changes on academic progress. Students are responsible for verifying their enrolment during each academic session.

    Reactivation

    A student who has been absent from the University for the Fall/Winter session must apply to the Registrar’s Office (available on the Reactivation Web page at http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/enrol/reactivate) to be reactivated.

    Note: this does not apply to students who have been debarred from York University; all such students must apply, through the Admissions Office, to be re-admitted to York University.

    Graduation

    Students should apply to graduate in the session in which they expect to qualify for the degree, irrespective of whether or not they plan to attend the graduation ceremony. The application to graduate can be found on the Apply to Graduate Web page at http://www.yorku.ca/mygrad/preparing/apply.

    The deadline dates for spring and fall graduation ensure that all potential graduates’ records are assessed in a timely fashion.

    A student registered in an Honours program may apply to graduate with a bachelor degree, provided bachelor program requirements are met.

    Degree Reclassification

    A student who has completed a York University bachelor degree in the Lassonde School of Engineering may continue, after graduation, in an Honours program in the same subject area or in an Honours Double Major or Honours Major/Minor program including the same subject area, provided the grade point required for the Honours program has been satisfied.

    A student who wishes to pursue a second degree in a different field of study must apply to the Admissions Office for admission as a second degree candidate.

  • Regulations Governing Examinations and Academic Standards
  • Grading System

    Refer to Grades and Grading Schemes within the Academic Information section of this publication.

    Pass/Fail Grading Option

    A pass/fail grading option is available to Lassonde School of Engineering students under the following guidelines.

    Academic standing. This option is available only to students who are in good standing (i.e. not under academic or debarment warning).

    Minimum number of courses completed. Students must have successfully completed at least 24 credits before they may apply to take a course under this option.

    Restrictions. The following types of courses may not be taken on a pass/fail basis: courses in the major and minor subject area(s), courses taken to satisfy general education or certificate requirements (refer to the Regulations Governing Undergraduate Degree Requirements section), required 1000-level science courses, non-major courses required to satisfy program requirements.

    Maximum number of pass/fail credits:

    • Honours program: a maximum of 12 (passed) credits from pass/fail graded courses may be counted towards an Honours program.
    • Bachelor program: a maximum of six (passed) credits from pass/fail graded courses may be counted towards a bachelor program.

    Grade point average calculations. The grade obtained (passed or failed) in a pass/fail graded course is not included in grade point average calculations in the Lassonde School of Engineering.

    Deadline to select pass/fail option. Eligible students may exercise the option within the first two weeks (10 class days) of the term in which the course begins. They must obtain the signature of the course director on a form available from the Pass/Fail Option Web page at http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/enrol/passfail and return the form to the Lassonde Student Welcome and Support Centre.

    Deadline to change from pass/fail back to the letter-grade system. At the student's request, the student may change the designation of a course from pass/fail back to the letter-grade system until the last day for withdrawal without academic penalty from the term in which the course is offered. Formal notification, with the student's and course director's signatures, must be received by the Lassonde Student Welcome and Support Centre by this deadline.

    Repeated Courses

    Students may repeat a passed or failed course twice for academic degree or certificate credit, for a maximum of three (3) attempts at a course. Students should note that course availability and space considerations may preclude the possibility of repeating a course in the session they choose.

    When a student repeats a course for academic degree or certificate credit, the grade of the latest attempt will be the grade of record and the only grade calculated in the student’s grade point average (Major, Sessional and Cumulative). A course shall be credited only once towards the satisfaction of degree or certificate academic credit requirements.

    The record of each attempt will appear on the student’s transcript, with the prior attempt(s) designated as ‘No Credit Retained’. The grade awarded in the prior attempts will continue to appear on the transcript beside the NCR designation but will not be included in the calculation of the student’s grade point average.

    Cross-listed courses and course credit exclusions count as a course repeat and are subject to the above.

    Students who have been conferred a degree may repeat courses counted towards their degree thereafter as a Non-Degree Student. Such courses will have no impact on the student’s completed degree program or the grade point average on record.

    Students assigned an F or lowered grade as the permanent grade of record as a penalty for a breach of the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty will have that grade remain as the one grade of record for the course, even if the course is repeated.

    A student must be declared eligible to proceed in a degree or certificate program in order to be eligible to repeat a course. That is to say, when a student fails to achieve sufficient standing to proceed in a degree or certificate program, or when they are required to withdraw, they would not be eligible to repeat a course or courses.

    Academic Standards for Bachelor and Honours Programs

    Bachelor Programs

    A minimum overall grade point average of 4.00 (C) is required in order to be eligible to graduate in an undergraduate bachelor program.

    Students in a bachelor program who have passed 90 credits in accordance with Faculty and program requirements, but whose cumulative overall grade point average is below 4.00 (C), may attempt to raise their average by taking up to 12 additional credits, to a maximum of 102 credits. These courses must be above the 1000 level and must be taken at York University. Regulations on equivalent and excluded courses apply.

    Honours Programs (BSc, iBSc, BA, iBA)

    Subject to the selection criteria of the major departments, students will be registered in the Honours program who, upon completion of each academic session, have a cumulative average as follows:

    Credit Range Cumulative Overall Average Required
    0 to 23 4.00
    24 to 53 4.25
    54 to 83 4.80
    84 or higher 5.00

    Students who have taken 84 credits, and who wish to proceed in an Honours program must have a cumulative grade point average of 5.00 overall. If a student does not achieve a 5.00 OCGPA on the completion of their 84th credit (or higher), they must petition to waive Honours standing for consideration to be in and/or return to an Honours program.

    To graduate in an Honours program requires successful completion of all Faculty, departmental and program requirements, and a minimum cumulative credit-weighted grade point average of 5.00 (C+) over all courses taken. Some programs may require a higher standard - consult the program of study requirements in the Lassonde School of Engineering Programs of Study section.

    Honours Programs (BEng)

    Subject to the selection criteria of the major departments, students will be registered in the Honours program who, upon completion of each academic session, have a cumulative average as follows:

    Credit Range Cumulative Overall Average Required
    0 to 35 4.00
    36 to 71 4.25
    72 to 107 4.80
    108 or higher 5.00

    Students who have taken 108 credits, and who wish to proceed in an Honours program must have a cumulative grade point average of 5.00 overall. If a student does not achieve a 5.00 OCGPA on the completion of their 108th credit (or higher), they must petition to waive Honours standing for consideration to be in and/or return to an Honours program.

    To graduate in an Honours program requires successful completion of all Faculty, departmental and program requirements, and a minimum cumulative credit-weighted grade point average of 5.00 (C+) over all courses taken. Some programs may require a higher standard - consult the program of study requirements in the Lassonde School of Engineering Programs of Study section.

    Academic Standing Requirements for Visiting Students

    Individuals who wish to enrol in undergraduate credit courses, but who do not intend to complete a degree or a certificate may be admitted to York as a visiting student (refer to the Admissions section for more information). There are three categories of visiting students:

    1. those who hold an undergraduate degree (three-year bachelor’s degree minimum) from an accredited university/university-level institution;
    2. those who do not hold an undergraduate degree but wish to enrol in York courses to fulfill the academic, upgrading or professional development requirements of a professional designation;
    3. those who are currently attending another recognized university and wish to take York courses on a letter of permission issued by their home institution.

    Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement

    Students in categories a) and b) whose overall cumulative grade point average (OCGPA) falls below 4.00 on at least 24 credits attempted will not be allowed to enrol in any subsequent session as visiting students. Students who are not permitted to re-enrol must apply for re-admission through the Admissions Office.

    Note: repeated course legislation does not apply to visiting students but only to academic degrees and certificates. Therefore, all courses attempted or taken will count in the OCGPA.

    Credit Limits

    Students in category b) who have maintained on OCGPA of 4.00 throughout their studies and who have completed 30 credits will not be allowed to enrol in subsequent sessions and must either reactivate to proceed as visiting students or may choose to apply for admission to a degree or certificate program.

    Designation of Honours or Bachelor Program

    Automatic Honours designation. Students are automatically considered to be in an Honours program provided they achieve and maintain the minimum grade requirements for Honours described under the Academic Standards for Bachelor and Honours Programs section above.

    Automatic bachelor designation. Depending on the program, students are automatically considered to be in a bachelor program if they fail to achieve or maintain the minimum grade requirements for Honours described under the Academic Standards for Bachelor and Honours Programs section above. Students who have been exited from their Honours program and not automatically switched to a Bachelor program (e.g., exited Engineering students) must consult the Lassonde Student Welcome and Support Centre to discuss their program options moving forward.

    Option to graduate with a bachelor program. Students registered for an Honours degree may opt to graduate with a bachelor degree if they fulfill bachelor program requirements. Refer to Graduation in the Lassonde School of Engineering Advising, Enrolment, Registration, Graduation and Other Administrative Procedures section for details.

    Examinations

    Most courses in the Lassonde School of Engineering schedule three-hour final examinations. Examinations are scheduled during day and evening hours, including weekends.

    Students are admitted to the examination hall five minutes before the scheduled start time and are required to present their YU-card with a photo or their YU-card without a photo plus a photo-bearing form of identification such as a driver’s licence or passport, when writing final examinations. Unauthorized aids may not be taken into the examination halls. No student may leave the examination hall within 15 minutes of the end of the scheduled examination period. All students must remain seated at the conclusion of the examination period until all examination answer sheets/booklets have been collected by the invigilators. Examination booklets, used and unused, must be submitted intact, with no insertions and no pages removed.

    A student observed deriving assistance from any unauthorized source is subject to the procedures and penalties defined under the Senate regulations regarding academic honesty (refer to the University Policies and Regulations section).

    Students must maintain a standard of work in their courses of instruction satisfactory to the departments or divisions concerned, and must attend the required examinations, unless prevented by illness or by some other special circumstance.

    A student who writes a final examination under duress, or who is prevented from attending an examination by illness or by some other special circumstance, must file a request for a deferred examination within the stated time limits and provide appropriate written evidence for consideration (refer to Deferred Examinations below).

    Final examination answer sheets/booklets become the property of the teaching unit. Students have the right to review their graded tests and examinations once the grades have been published by the Registrar’s Office. Students may request a copy at cost from the teaching unit.

    Deferred Examinations / Aegrotat Standing

    A student may request aegrotat standing, permission to write deferred examinations (in respect of final examinations only) or permission to submit a final assignment after the Faculty's deadline for submission of term work, on the grounds of sickness or misfortune.

    It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that full documentation (medical or other) is provided in support of requests for deferred standing or aegrotat standing. A request submitted on the grounds of illness must include the attending physician's statement form completed by the petitioner's physician. Appropriate forms and guidelines are available from the Deferred Standing Web page at http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/exams/deferred.

    Deferred standing agreement. In the Lassonde School of Engineering, deferred standing may be arranged with the course director by means of a form called a deferred standing agreement (DSA). The DSA form and supporting documentation must normally be submitted within one week following a missed examination or the last day to submit coursework.

    Deferred standing petition. A petition for deferred standing may be submitted if the course director indicates on the DSA form a refusal to approve deferred standing. The petition application, together with other written evidence to be taken into consideration, must normally be submitted to the Lassonde Student Welcome and Support Centre within two weeks following a missed examination or the last day to submit coursework.

    Aegrotat standing petition. In exceptional circumstances, a petition for aegrotat standing may be submitted in cases where a student cannot be expected to complete coursework. If granted, the phrase AEG "aegrotat standing" (from the Latin for "she/he is ill") is substituted for the grade on the transcript. Aegrotat standing is seldom granted in respect of final examinations; instead, the student may be granted permission to write deferred examination(s).

    Term Work

    All final grades, including those assigned after deferred examinations, are calculated in a way which assigns a specific weighting to the term work done in addition to the final (or deferred) examination. The weighting is set by the course director and must be announced and available in writing within the first two weeks of classes. If possible, information about assignments and grades for all courses should be made known to students at or before the first class meeting. A previously announced marking scheme for a course may be changed by the course director with the consent of students enrolled in the course; the new marking scheme must also be distributed in written form.

    Prior to the final date to withdraw from a course without receiving a grade, some graded feedback worth at least 15 per cent of the final grade for fall, winter or summer term and 30 per cent for ‘full year’ courses offered in the fall/winter session is received by students in all courses (excepting the following: those senior undergraduate courses, such as honours theses, where course work consists of a single piece of work, practicum courses, ungraded courses, courses in Faculties where the drop date occurs within the first three weeks of classes, courses which run on a compressed schedule). Students who, in the absence of recognized extenuating circumstances, fail to complete such course work cannot use the lack of feedback as grounds for withdrawal.

    No examinations or tests collectively worth more than 20 per cent of the final grade in a course will be given during the final 14 calendar days of classes in a term. The exceptions to the rule are classes which regularly meet Friday evenings or on Saturday and/or Sunday at any time, and courses offered in the compressed summer terms.

    All tests in a given section of a course must be given during the class or tutorial times listed in the lecture schedule for that section of the course. The only exception is the scheduling of common tests administered to multiple-section courses; in such cases students with a conflict must be given reasonable accommodation.

    Term work in any course may not be submitted later than the first day of the final examination period for the course. Earlier final dates for the submission of term work may be set at the discretion of the department/division concerned.

    The student is responsible for ensuring that all written term work is received by the instructor concerned.

    Reappraisal of Final Grades

    Students may, with sufficient academic grounds, request that a final grade in a course be reappraised. Students are normally expected to first contact the course director to discuss the grade received and to request that their tangible work be reviewed. Further information may be obtained from the department/division offering the course. Students applying to have a grade reappraised in a Lassonde School of Engineering course should note the following:

    • requests for reappraisal must be filed with the unit offering the course within 21 calendar days of the release of the final grade in the course;
    • students may request the review of specific pieces of work, or the overall course grade. Normally, however, only written work can be reassessed;
    • when a student asks for reappraisal, an original grade may be raised, lowered or confirmed;
    • students wishing to request the reappraisal of a final grade should fill out the appropriate form available from the department/division offering the course and return it to the department/division offering the course;
    • the decision of the department/division may be appealed to the Lassonde School of Engineering Academic Petitions and Appeals Committee only on grounds of procedural irregularity.

    Recognition of Excellence

    Dean's Honour Roll

    The annual Dean's Honour Roll recognizes academic excellence by assigning the notation "Member of Dean's Honour Roll" to the grade report and transcript of a student who achieves a sessional credit-weighted grade point average of 7.50 or higher on a minimum of 24 credits, or, in the final year of study, a minimum of 18 credits.

    Students coregistered in the Faculty of Education, who are registered in a minimum of 24 credits overall (of which at least 18 credits are for the bachelor or Honours degree in the Lassonde School of Engineering) and who achieve a sessional credit-weighted grade point average of 7.50 or higher on their credits for the bachelor or Honours in the Lassonde School of Engineering, are also eligible to be on the Lassonde School of Engineering Dean's Honour Roll.

    First-Class Degrees

    The Lassonde School of Engineering rewards exceptional students by designating their degrees "first class" or "first class with distinction".

    First-class standing is normally awarded to students whose cumulative overall credit-weighted grade point average is 7.50 or higher.

    With distinction is normally added to the first class degree of students whose cumulative overall credit-weighted grade point average is 8.00 (A) or higher.

    Warnings and Sanctions

    Students whose academic record does not meet the degree standards are subject to the academic penalties of academic warning, required withdrawal, debarment warning, debarment and academic probation, as set out below. In sum, students on Academic Warning who do not meet the GPA requirements, in the first instance will be Required to Withdraw from the University for 12 months. Students who return to the University after a required withdrawal, via the reactivation process, or via an approved academic petition, are placed on Debarment Warning. Failure to meet the GPA requirements while on debarment warning will result in students being Debarred for 24 months. Students who wish to return to the University after a debarment decision may petition to continue their studies or must apply to be re-admitted after the 24-month debarment period. Students who return to the University after debarment, via the re-application process, or via an approved academic petition, are placed on Academic Probation.

    Academic Warning

    Students whose cumulative overall grade point average falls below 4.00 (C), but is equal to or greater than 2.50, at the end of any session receive an academic warning. Students who enter the Faculty with a grade point average equivalent to less than 4.00 (C) receive an academic warning.

    Academic Warning Conditions

    Students on academic warning must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 4.00 within the next 24 credits taken, or earn a sessional grade point average of at least 5.00 in the session in which that 24th credit is taken and in each subsequent session until the cumulative grade point average reaches 4.00, or be required to withdraw. Students whose cumulative grade point average is below 2.50 after at least 24 York credits have been taken will be required to withdraw for 12 months.

    Required Withdrawal

    Students whose academic record shows marked weakness will be required to withdraw from their studies for twelve months, during which they are encouraged to identify and remedy any problems which may have contributed materially to their failure to perform up to their potential, and to reflect on their reasons for pursuing a university education. The following regulations apply to required withdrawal:

    • Grade point average below 2.50: Students whose cumulative grade point average is below 2.50 after at least 24 York credits have been taken will be required to withdraw for 12 months.
    • Failure to satisfy Academic Warning conditions: students who have received an academic warning for a cumulative grade point average below 4.00, but equal to or greater than 2.50, must satisfy the academic warning conditions as specified above or be required to withdraw for 12 months.

    Petition to Continue without Interruption

    Students who have been required to withdraw may submit a petition to the Lassonde Academic Petitions and Appeals Committee requesting permission to continue their studies on Debarment Warning.

    Reactivation after Required Withdrawal

    Students who have been required to withdraw may apply for reactivation after the requisite period of absence by submitting a request at the Reactivation Web page at http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/enrol/reactivate. Students who return to their studies after such a Required Withdrawal receive a Debarment Warning.

    Debarment Warning

    Students who have been required to withdraw in the Lassonde School of Engineering, or the equivalent in another Faculty at York University or elsewhere, receive a Debarment Warning upon continuing their studies in the University.

    Debarment Warning Conditions

    Students on Debarment Warning must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 4.00 within the next 24 credits taken or earn a sessional grade point average of at least 5.00 in the session in which the 24th credit is completed and in each subsequent session until the cumulative average reaches 4.00, and must then maintain this average in order to continue.

    Debarment

    Students whose academic record continues to show marked weakness will be debarred from their studies for 24 months, during which they are encouraged to continue to identify and remedy any problems which may have contributed materially to their failure to perform up to their potential.

    Petition to Continue without Interruption

    Students who have been debarred may submit a petition to the Lassonde Academic Petitions and Appeals Committee requesting permission to continue their studies on academic probation.

    Reapplying after Debarment

    Students who have been debarred and who wish to resume their studies must apply for admission through the Admissions Office, and must provide persuasive evidence that they are ready and able to complete a degree program. Students who are re-admitted continue on Academic Probation.

    Academic Probation

    Students who have been debarred and who subsequently resume their studies in the University, whether by petitioning to continue without interruption or by applying for readmission, receive an Academic Probation. Students on Academic Probation must meet the Debarment Warning Conditions outlined above; otherwise, they will be debarred again.

    Academic Honesty

    The Lassonde School of Engineering fosters a culture of academic integrity, honesty and trust, and expects all students to read, understand and abide by the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty. Suspected breaches of the Policy are taken seriously, as the integrity of our academic community is of paramount importance.

    The Lassonde Committee on Examinations and Academic Standards oversees academic honesty investigations in the Lassonde School of Engineering. For further information contact the Lassonde Student Welcome and Support Centre.

    Note: students cannot drop any courses in which they have been penalized for a breach of academic honesty.

    Petitions

    Students may petition on reasonable grounds, in writing, a Lassonde School of Engineering regulation. Students may not petition departmental-level rules (e.g., prerequisites). In some instances, circumstances affecting a student’s performance in initial University course work will be accepted as grounds for petition. All enquiries about regulations and petition procedures should be addressed to the Lassonde Student Welcome and Support Centre. For information regarding petitions for deferred examinations, refer to Deferred Examinations in this section of the calendar. Petition forms must be submitted to the Lassonde Student Welcome and Support Centre.

    Normally petitions for late withdrawal from a course will only be considered if they are submitted within 60 days of the last day of classes of the relevant course. Such petitions may be considered for a period of up to one year if they are based on special circumstances.

    Appeals Procedures

    Appeals by students and/or faculty members against rulings of the Academic Petitions and Appeals Committee must be filed in writing and submitted to the Lassonde Student Welcome and Support Centre, within 15 calendar days of the date of official notification of the decision.

    Appeals against rulings of the Academic Petitions and Appeals Committee will be heard by an independent panel comprised of at least two eligible faculty members and one eligible student representative.

    Members shall disqualify themselves if they are involved as a party or witness in the case, or believe that they could not be impartial. Where members disqualify themselves, alternate members will replace them.

    Appeals are heard only on the following grounds:

    1. new evidence; i.e., evidence that, through no fault of the appellant, could not reasonably have been presented at an earlier level (as a guide, events or performance subsequent to the decisions of the Academic Petitions and Appeals Committee are not to be construed as new evidence);
    2. evidence of procedural irregularity in the previous consideration of the case by the Academic Petitions and Appeals Committee. This may be understood to include actions taken by the Lassonde School of Engineering, its officers, committees or members with respect to the case which would violate or nullify any of the following:
      • normal and written procedures of the Faculty;
      • recognized custom of the Faculty;
      • the principles of natural justice and fairness.

    If the route of appeal has been exhausted at the Faculty-level, further appeals may be made to the Senate Appeals Committee.

    Appeals against rulings of the Committee on Examinations and Academic Standards (e.g., academic honesty rulings) must be filed directly to the Senate Appeals Committee. There is no Faculty-level appeals process with respect to academic honesty rulings. Enquiries about appeals of this sort, and the grounds upon which they may be filed, should be directed to the University Secretariat at room 1050 Kaneff Tower.

  • Regulations Governing Undergraduate Degree Requirements
  • The Credit System

    The Lassonde School of Engineering operates under a credit system in which a prescribed number of credits, intended to reflect total workload, is associated with each course offered by the University. One academic credit is defined as one lecture/laboratory hour per week per term. For York University course (with the exception of some courses offered by the Faculty of Education), the number of credits in each course is indicated by the number which follows the four-digit course number.

    Year of Study Equivalents

    When it is necessary to equate credits earned with year level, the following guidelines are used for all Lassonde degrees (except BEng):

    Year Level Credit Range
    Year 1 0 to 23
    Year 2 24 to 53
    Year 3 54 to 83
    Year 4 84+

    For BEng, the following guidelines are used:

    Year Level Credit Range
    Year 1 0 to 35
    Year 2 36 to 71
    Year 3 72 to 107
    Year 4 108+

    Residence Requirement

    In order to qualify for a York University degree in any bachelor or Honours program, a student must have successfully completed a minimum of 30 credits at York University and at least half (50 per cent) of the requirements in each major/minor.

    Time Limit

    There is no time limit for completion of degree requirements in the Lassonde School of Engineering. Students taking a course load of approximately 30-39 credits per fall/winter session can expect to complete a bachelor degree in three fall/winter sessions or an Honours degree in four fall/winter sessions. A limited number of courses are also available during the summer session.

    Although there is no minimum number of credits in which a student must enrol in any session, students who do not enrol in any courses in a fall/winter session must formally apply to have their files reactivated before resuming their studies in a subsequent session (refer to Reactivation in the Lassonde School of Engineering Advising, Enrolment, Registration, Graduation and Other Administrative Procedures section).

    Since the curriculum is constantly evolving through the introduction of new course requirements and/or prerequisites, students are strongly advised to complete their degree requirements in a reasonable time period.

    Course Credit Exclusions

    The University offers some courses in which at least part of the content is similar to that presented in other courses. To ensure that credit is not granted more than once for similar content, the Lassonde School of Engineering designates such courses as course credit exclusions. The exclusion(s) for a particular course are listed in the course description.

    If a student in the Lassonde School of Engineering enrols in and successfully completes two courses which are designated as exclusions of each other, credit is given for only one. Both courses appear on the student's official York University transcript.

    A course (or combination of courses) designated as an exclusion for another course may be substituted for the latter (for the purposes of satisfying prerequisite and/or degree requirements) only with Faculty/department/division/program approval. Information regarding approved substitute courses may be found in the program of study requirements in the Lassonde School of Engineering Programs of Study section, in the prerequisite requirements listed for courses in this publication or in the departmental supplementary calendars.

    Non-Science Requirement

    The non-science requirement provides a broad perspective on current scholarship and the diversity of human experience. These courses are also expected to enhance students' critical skills in reading, writing and thinking, and contribute to their preparation for post-university life.

    BEng Requirement

    Complementary Studies Requirement (General Education):

    A total of 12 credits of complementary studies courses must be taken, as identified below by thematic area. 3 of the 12 credits must be taken in the humanities or social sciences, defined by the following areas: Anthropology, Humanities, English, History, Linguistics and Languages, Philosophy, Social Science, Modes of Reasoning and Women's Studies. (Asterisked courses below are also considered to meet this requirement.)

    Entrepreneurship

    Plus: 3.00 credits in HUMA/SOSC

    Environmental Studies

    6.00 credits from the areas of:

    1. Environmental Management: Policy Resources and Conservation:
    2. Urban and Regional Environments
    3. Environmental Politics: Development, Globalization and Justice:
    4. Environment and Culture

    Plus: 3.00 credits in HUMA/SOSC

    Fine Arts

    9.00 credits from:

    Plus: 3.00 credits in HUMA/SOSC

    Global Engineer

    Languages (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish)

    • 12.0 credits in languages and culture courses with the same rubric, with a minimum of 6.0 credits of language skills and a minimum of 3.0 credits culture course (counts as HUMA)

    French Studies

    • 12.0 credit certificate in French or French for Business, plus 3.0 credits in HUMA/SOSC. Note: these pure language courses do not count for social science or humanities under the CEAB regulations, so this option requires students to complete 15.0 credits instead of 12.0 credits.

    General Studies

    Students may choose 12.00 credits from all the courses listed in the other areas, subject to prerequisites, HUMA/SOSC requirements, and some other restrictions.

    AP/ECON 1000 3.00 & AP/ECON 1010 3.00 and other specified courses may also be taken.

    Law

    • Up to 9.00 credits of Osgoode ‘Perspectives’ courses, such as LW/LAW 3040X 3.00 (Comparative Law: Privacy & Access to Information)

    Plus: 3.00 credits in HUMA/SOSC

    Public Policy

    Choose one of three areas:

    1. The Canadian State and Public Administration:
    2. Public Law
    3. Science, Technology and Public Policy:

    Plus: 3.00 credits in HUMA/SOSC

    Science & Technology Studies

    6.00 credits from:

    Plus: 6.00 credits from (counts as HUMA requirement):

    Restrictions & Notes

    • The following course(s) contain a substantial overlap in content with engineering core material and hence may not be taken for degree credit by BEng degree candidates: AP/PHIL 2100 3.00 Introduction to Logic.
    • No more than 6.0 credits may be taken at the 1000-level.
    • Quantitative courses focusing on techniques of mathematics or statistics cannot count as general education courses.

    Note: Many 3000-level course are eligible for complementary studies credit, but students must have the required prerequisites and be confident of their ability to handle course work in that subject area at the third-year level, i.e., at the same level as third-year majors in that subject area.

    Requirements for BSc, Honours BSc, iBSc Candidates

    All degree candidates in the above programs must complete a minimum of 12 credits from two different areas of study, including at least three credits from each area, subject to the restrictions noted below.

    For the purposes of this regulation “different area” means offered by different academic units such as divisions, departments or Faculties.

    Non-science course areas

    Subject to the restrictions listed below, courses in the following areas may be taken in the Faculties of Glendon or Liberal Arts and Professional Studies:

    • anthropology
    • classical studies*
    • english
    • french studies*
    • gender and women’s studies***
    • history
    • humanities (courses not cross-listed with with science and technology studies (STS))
    • languages, literature and linguistics*
    • modes of reasoning
    • philosophy
    • political science
    • social science (courses not cross-listed with with science and technology studies (STS))
    • sociology

    The following courses offered by the Faculty of Environmental Studies may be taken to satisfy this requirement:

    The following courses offered by the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design may be taken to satisfy this requirement:

    Restrictions (for BEng, BSc, Honours BSc, iBSc Candidates)
    1. Courses which are cross-listed as SC courses or which are eligible for SC credit cannot count towards this requirement.
    2. Courses whose major focus is increased facility in the use of a language cannot count towards this requirement. Such courses are offered in the areas marked with an * above.
    3. Quantitative courses focusing on techniques of mathematics or statistics cannot count towards this requirement. For example, this applies to some economics courses.
    4. **Geography courses cannot be used to satisfy the requirement for students majoring in geography.
    5. ***Excluding gender and women's studies courses which are cross-listed with natural science courses.
    6. Humanities and social science courses cross-listed with science and technology studies (STS) courses cannot count towards this requirement.
    Notes:
    1. Courses taken in fulfilment of this requirement may not be taken on a pass/fail basis (refer to Pass/Fail Grading Option in the Lassonde School of Engineering Regulations Governing Examinations and Academic Standards section).
    2. Students may not take for credit any more than three humanities/social science foundations courses (27 credits).
    3. Non-science courses are normally taken at the 1000 or 2000 level, but higher-level courses are acceptable, subject only to prerequisites and course access specifications for enrolment.
    4. Permission may be granted via an approved academic petition to the Lassonde Academic Petitions and Appeals Committee on an individual basis, for a student to take a course outside the areas and/or Faculties listed above in fulfilment of the requirement subject to the course fulfilling the Lassonde School of Engineering breadth and critical skills requirements, the student having the appropriate prerequisites and the course access specifications permitting enrolment.

    General Regulations

    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree Programs

    In order to graduate with a bachelor of arts:

    a) All students are required to observe the regulations of the University. Unless otherwise stated, any changes in regulations become effective as announced. This policy is not meant to disadvantage students as they proceed through their studies, including those who have completed a number of courses. It is intended to ensure that their preparation for courses is appropriate and current. Students should consult closely with departments and the Faculty through the advising process.

    b) It is the student's responsibility to enrol in only those courses for which the student has successfully completed all designated prerequisites and to take concurrently all specified co-requisites not already completed successfully. See also prerequisites/co-requisites under Advising in the Lassonde School of Engineering Advising, Enrolment, Registration, Graduation and Other Administrative Procedures section.

    BA Degree Options/Requirements Minimum Credit Requirements
    Minimum Number of Major or Minor Credits:
    (including, where applicable, iBA options)
    BA Major 30 credits; including 12 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level.
    Honours BA Major 42 credits; including 12 credits at the 4000 level.
    Specialized Honours BA major2 54 credits; including 12 credits at the 4000 level.
    Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA 36 credits; including 6 credits at the 4000 level in each major.
    Honours Major/Minor BA 42 credits, including 12 credits at the 4000 level in the major and 30 credits, normally including 6 credits at the 4000 level, in the minor.
    Upper-Level Requirements:
    90-credit BA 18 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level including 12 credits in the major as above.
    120-credit Specialized Honours BA and Honours BA degrees 36 credits at the 3000 or 4000-level including at least 18 credits at the 4000-level. This includes the 3000 and 4000 level credits in the major and minor listed above.
    General Education Requirement 21 credits, including 6 credits from three of the following four areas: humanities, modes of reasoning, natural science, social science at the 1000 or 2000 level (1000 level for natural science).
    Outside the Major Discipline Requirement(s) At least 18 credits outside the major3. Not applicable to double major and major/minor programs.
    Residency Requirement A minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per-cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University4.

    c) Satisfy the Senate academic standards for bachelor programs - refer to Academic Standards for Bachelor and Honours Programs in the Lassonde School of Engineering Regulations Governing Examinations and Academic Standards section.

    d) Satisfy the program of study requirements specified in the Lassonde School of Engineering Programs of Study section for the bachelor program declared.

    Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree Programs

    In order to graduate with a bachelor of science:

    a) All students are required to observe the regulations of the University. Unless otherwise stated, any changes in regulations become effective as announced. This policy is not meant to disadvantage students as they proceed through their studies, including those who have completed a number of courses. It is intended to ensure that their preparation for courses is appropriate and current. Students should consult closely with departments and the Faculty through the advising process.

    b) It is the student's responsibility to enrol in only those courses for which the student has successfully completed all designated prerequisites and to take concurrently all specified co-requisites not already completed successfully. See also prerequisites/co-requisites under Advising in the Lassonde School of Engineering Advising, Enrolment, Registration, Graduation and Other Administrative Procedures section.

    BSc Degree Options/Requirements Minimum Credit Requirements
    Minimum Number of Major or Minor Credits:
    (including, where applicable, iBSc options)
    BSc Major 30 credits; including 12 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level.
    Specialized Honours BSc Major 54 credits; including 18 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, with at least 12 credits at the 4000 level.
    Honours BSc Major 42 credits; including 18 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, with at least 12 credits at the 4000 level.
    Honours Double Major BSc 42 credits; including 18 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, with at least 12 credits at the 4000 level.
    Honours Major/Minor BSc 42 credits, including 12 credits at the 4000 level in the major and 30 credits, normally including 6 credits at the 4000 level, in the minor.
    Upper-Level Requirements:
    90-credit BSc 18 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level including 12 credits in the major as above.
    120-credit Specialized Honours BSc and Honours BSc degrees 36 credits at the 3000 or 4000-level including at least 18 credits at the 4000-level. This includes the 3000 and 4000 level credits in the major and minor listed above.
    Laboratory Requirement 6 credits from courses with laboratories at the 1000-level in any of the following areas: biology, chemistry and physics (Biology, Chemistry and Physics programs require 6 additional credits outside the major).
    General Education Requirement 27 credits in total as follows:
    • 12 credits in human enquiry outside of science disciplines;
    • 6 credits in math at the 1000 level (excluding remedial courses);
    • 3 credits in computer science at the 1000 level;
    • 6 credits from courses with laboratories at the 1000-level in any of the following areas: biology, chemistry and physics.
    Science Requirement Outside the Major Program:
    90-credit BSc24 credits in science disciplines outside the major, of which 3 credits must be at the 2000 level or above, which may include: science credits in the General Education requirements that are not in the major;
    and
    science credits required by the major that are not in the major discipline.
    120-credit Specialized Honours BSc and Honours BSc degrees
    Not applicable to double major and major/minor programs
    24 credits in science disciplines outside the major, of which 3 credits must be at the 2000 level or above, which may include:
    science credits in the General Education requirements that are not in the major; and
    science credits required by the major that are not in the major discipline.
    Residency Requirement A minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per-cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University.

    c) Satisfy the Senate academic standards for bachelor programs - refer to Academic Standards for Bachelor and Honours Programs in the Lassonde School of Engineering Regulations Governing Examinations and Academic Standards section.

    d) Satisfy the program of study requirements specified in the Lassonde School of Engineering Programs of Study section for the bachelor program declared.

    Dean: J. Kozinski
    Associate Deans: R. Allison, S. Pagiatakis
    Office of the Dean: Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, 416-736-5484
    Assistant Dean, Students: A. Gaukel
    Lassonde Student Welcome and Support Centre: Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, 416-650-8215