Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Welcome to the Bachelor of Engineering degree program! We are excited to welcome you to the University of Guelph! You are strongly encouraged to attend the Program Meeting and Meetings for Majors during Orientation week to help you better understand your program.

Selecting your courses for Semester 1 (Fall 2021):

As a Bachelor of Engineering student, you select five courses (2.75 credits) in Semester 1. All engineering students are required to take the following four courses in Semester 1:

  • CHEM*1040 General Chemistry I (0.50 credits)
  • ENGG*1100 Engineering and Design I (0.75 credits)
  • MATH*1200 Calculus I (0.50 credits)
  • PHYS*1130 Physics with Applications (0.50 credits)

The fifth course depends on the Engineering Major to which you were admitted:

  • Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Water Resources Engineering students select ENGG*1500 Engineering Analysis (0.50 credits)
  • Computer Engineering and Engineering Systems and Computing students select ENGG*1410 Introductory Programming for Engineers (0.50 credits)
  • Mechanical Engineering students select CIS*1500 Introduction to Programming (0.50 credits)
  • Students with Undeclared First Year Entry may select one of ENGG*1410 Introductory Programming for Engineers (0.50 credits) if you are planning on declaring in the Computer Engineering or Engineering Systems and Computing programs or CIS*1500 Introduction to Programming (0.50 credits)

Advising Notes:

  • Review the 2021/2022 Program Guide for your major. Here you will find your degree laid out by semester in addition to elective lists and course sequencing maps.
  • Multiple course sections provide students with different time slot options. We strongly recommend that you select your courses as soon as possible, as popular time slots for course sections will fill up quickly. Should you find that all sections of a required course are full, please contact your Program Counsellor (contact information provided below).
  • You can find updates to registration information for first-year courses on our first year engineering webpage.
  • As you make your class schedule, ensure there are no overlapping lectures or labs in your timetable. If this happens, select a different course section to resolve the time slot overlap. Please contact your Program Counsellor if you need help.
  • Co-op Program students: Students who are enrolled in the Co-op Program are required to maintain full-time registration (minimum 2.00 credits) in each semester and achieve a minimum 70% average in first year (Semesters 1 and 2 combined) to be eligible to continue in the Co-op Program.
  • Regular Program students: Students in the Regular Program who are intending to apply to the Co-op Program at the end of Semester 2, must also meet the Co-op Program requirements in the previous bullet to be considered for admission to the Co-op Program.

Course Selection Tips:

  • Download the course schedule worksheet from the first year engineering site to assist in creating your schedule.
  • Select courses that are more limiting (e.g., courses which have only one lecture time) first and build the rest of your schedule around those times.

For additional information and academic counselling please contact:

B.Eng. Program Counselling Office
Thornbrough Building
(519) 824-4120, ext. 56572