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1 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Orientation - Fall 2009 Semester Andy Fisher, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

2 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

3 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Dr. John Quaicoe - Dean

4 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Academic and Professional Conduct A high level of integrity and professional conduct is expected of all engineering students Academic misconduct such as plagiarism, copying of reports, cheating on quizzes, tests and examinations, theft, etc. are considered serious offences and will be pursued to the full extent of University policies University policies, regulations, and procedures can be found at

5 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Welcome to the path to becoming a Professional Engineer Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of NL (PEGNL)

6 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Program Overview AT=Academic Term, WT=Work Term First possible work term Spring 2010 –Must meet promotion requirements after Winter 2010 Major Milestones Calendar year SemesterFWSFWSFWSFWSFW Class of 2014 Engineering One AT 3 WT AT 4 WT AT 5 WT AT 6 WT AT 7 WT AT 8 Milestones:Major allocation >OOGE option >Convocation >

7 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Welcome to our Co-operative Education Program Dr. Peter Rans - Director

8 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Regulations and policies University Calendar –www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/ Faculty policies –www.engr.mun.ca/policies/www.engr.mun.ca/policies/ Exception handling –Waiver of regulation –Appeal of decision

9 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Communications only Websites to bookmark Computer accounts

10 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Academic assistance and tools Engineering One Help Centre Tutorials People –Course Instructors –Department heads –Advising –Student Affairs –Undergraduate Studies

11 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Financial assistance Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science –Scholarships Memorial University –Loans –Work study

12 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Scholarships Available for engineering students in each academic semester Based on academic performance –Awarded to the student with the highest average meeting the conditions of the scholarship Applications –Available at the Office of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate), Room EN4019 –Must submit your scholarship application and resume to room EN4019 no later than 5:00 pm on October 1, 2009

13 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Faculty policies Quizzes, tests, and examinations Use of electronic devices Safety issues

14 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Quizzes, Tests, and Examinations Quizzes in engineering courses will be held during the lecture/tutorial slots Midterms in engineering courses will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm Final examinations –Week of December 9, 2009

15 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Use of Electronic Devices Faculty Policies at: NOT allowed during lectures, tutorials, seminars, or laboratory sessions: –Computers (class dependent) –Cell Phones, PDAs, Personal Entertainment Devices (PEDs) NOT allowed during quizzes, tests and examinations: –Calculator features: text-storage, graphics, matrix manipulation, and programmable capability –Other devices - Laptops, portable computers, PDAs, PEDs, cell phones, electronic dictionaries

16 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Safety Issues Must attend all seminars dealing with public, personal and industrial safety, and occupational health and safety legislation Students must satisfy the first-aid, and occupational health and safety requirements Must have the appropriate safety gear (Safety boots, eye protection, etc.) to use the labs so designated Wash hands regularly Occupational Health and Safety Act

17 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Faculty Regulations Complementary studies requirements Promotions and examination policies Deans list and scholarships

18 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Complementary Studies Component Provides awareness of the function and responsibilities of the Professional Engineer in society and the impact that engineering in all its forms has on environmental, economic, social and cultural aspects of our society Complements the technical expertise developed in the engineering courses Consists of 21 credit hours or 7 courses over the duration of the program

19 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Promotions Clear promotion: –at least 60% in each of MATH 1001, MATH 2050, PHYS 1051, CHEM 1050 –at least 50% in each of ENGI 1010, ENGI 1020, ENGI 1030 and ENGI 1040; –at least 65% average over the above eight courses –Successful completion of English 1080 Fail –Promotion average less than 65% or failing to meet the required average

20 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Selection of Majors This is a competitive process based on the promotion averages! Not all students will get their first choice of disciplines!!! Any questions?

21 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Examination Policies University regulations and policies governing examinations, deferred examinations, access to and reread of final examination scripts –www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/ –Section 5.7, University Regulations, University Calendar Faculty regulations governing examinations governing promotions, appeal, and viewing of examinations –http://www.engr.mun.ca/policies/exam.phphttp://www.engr.mun.ca/policies/exam.php

22 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Deans List Named to the Deans List for the academic year at the end of the winter semester Student criteria –Be in the top 10% of the class –Have at least 80% average in each of two of the three previous academic semesters –Have at least 3.5 GPA –Have completed at least 27 credit hours of courses in the two semesters under consideration

23 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Academic survival tips Top 10 list: 1.Check 2.Visit Current Students website regularly or when looking for info 3.Attend classes regularly 4.Practice time management – you will have competing demands 5.Participate in and contribute to your classes

24 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Academic survival tips Top 10 list (cont.): 6.Do assigned problems, even if not mandatory 7.Ask questions and be responsible for your own learning 8.Develop good study habits 9.Ask for help – colleagues, profs, etc 10. Be confident … but work hard

25 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Important dates University Diary –Classes start: Sep 9 –Last day to add course: Sep 23 –Last day to drop courses and receive 100% refund: Sep 23 –Last day to drop without academic prejudice: Oct 28 –Final Exams: week of Dec 9

26 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Class Updates and Changes ENGI 1030 on Thursday, Sept.10 th – pattern will be adjusted and students will be notified

27 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Questions? Websites Undergraduate Studies Office –Ms. Gloria Montano, Academic Program Manager –Ms. Brenda McHugh, Academic Program Assistant –Ms. Jayde Edmunds, Secretary (UGS) –Ms. Jody Rotchford, Student Liaison / Recruitment

28 Fall 2009 Orientation, September 8, Questions? Advising:Advising: or How to reach us EN 4019A, x8813 **Always include name, student ID **Keep your contact address up-to-date through Self-Service


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