The Mechanical Program has several degree options in the form of minors that can be studied along with the prescribed course requirements. Students wishing to pursue academic minors can choose from the following study areas: management, arts, music, computer science, and mathematics.
A minor in Management offered by the Faculty of Management is available to Engineering students. The minor consists of any 18 credit hours of Management courses; students must meet all prerequisite requirements. Depending on the approval of the Engineering department, courses used for the minor may also be used to fulfill course requirements in Engineering. Admission requirements for the minor are based on all courses transferred to Engineering or completed while in Engineering; the requirements are a minimum of 30 credit hours with a minimum Degree Grade Point Average (DGPA) of 3.00. Up to 10 spaces are available each year for engineering students on a competitive basis. Applications can be made in the Engineering Dean’s office up to May 30th.
A minor in Arts is available to Engineering students. The minor consists of 18 credit hours of Arts courses, including a minimum of 6 credit hours in the Humanities and 6 credit hours in the Social Sciences; students must meet all pre-requisite requirements. Depending on the approval of the Engineering department, courses used for the minor may also be used to fulfill course requirements in Engineering.
The Minor in Music requires 18 credit hours of MUSC courses and students are subject to the regulations set by the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. Full details can be found here
Computer Science for Engineering Students
A minor in Computer Science is available to Engineering students. The minimum requirement is 18 credit hours of computer science courses subject to the following constraints: (1) Courses COMP 1010 or COMP 1012, COMP 1020, and COMP 2140 are compulsory; (2) 9 additional credit hours of COMP courses at the 2000 or 3000 level; and (3) registration in computer science courses will be controlled by normal pre-requisites and class size restrictions.
Mathematics for Engineering Students
A minor in Mathematics is available to Engineering students. The minimum requirements are 24 credit hours of mathematics courses subject to the following constraints: (1) the students must notify their home department that they are pursuing the minor; (2) up to 12 credit hours of mathematics courses in a student’s engineering program may be counted toward the minor; (3) the student must complete at least 6 credit hours of courses from the mathematics department at the 3000 level or higher that are not included as part of the curriculum in the student’s engineering program; and (4) approval of the Department of Mathematics is required for courses outside of the regular Engineering program.