Full information on our program, including course requirements, is available in the current Academic Calendar.
Practical Experience Requirement (PER)
Every student must complete a minimum of 600 hours of practical work before graduation. The nature of the work should form an integral part of a student’s education and career development. Therefore, it must contain a good measure of responsibility (e.g., management of programs, systems, equipment, personnel, or finances), sound judgment and effective communication, and be supportive of the professional career of the student after graduation. Work in many facets of industry, government or public service would be acceptable for this requirement.
This experience may be obtained at any time during the program, or through the Professional Experience Year Co-op Program (PEY Co-op) or Engineering Summer Internship Program (eSIP). Participation in PEY Co-op or eSIP automatically satisfies the practical experience requirement, provided that students complete and submit the requisite reports. Work done before entering the Faculty may also potentially meet the requirement.
Please click here to download and complete the Faculty’s Practical Experience Requirement Form. Attach a business card from your supervisor and submit the completed form to the Undergraduate Assistant in WB216A. They will review your submission and, if approved, the hours earned will be uploaded onto Degree Explorer. We will contact you if there is a problem with your submission.
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