3 RYERSON FROM A-Z 34 [A-D] 35 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY 35 ACCESS CENTRE 36 ADD, DROP & SWAP 36 APPEALS AND ACADEMIC CONSIDERATION 37 APPOINTMENTS 38 AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS 38 BLOCK PROMOTION 39 CLASSES 39 CODE OF CONDUCT 39 CONTINUUING EDUCATION (THE CHANG SCHOOL) 40 COUNSELLING 40 COURSES 40 COURSE INTENTIONS 41 COURSE MANAGEMENT 41 DEAN S LIST 42 DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT 42 [E-H] 43 EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT 43 EXAMINATION POLICY 44 FEES 44 FIRST-YEAR IN TWO YEARS 44 FRESH START PROGRAM 45 GPA ADJUSTMENT REQUESTS 46 HEALTH PROMOTION 46 [I-L] 47 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 47 LABS 47 LEARNING SUCCESS CENTRE 47 LIBERAL STUDIES POLICY 48 LIBRARY 48 [M-P] 49 MATH CENTRE...49 MEDICAL CENTRE...49 MEDICAL CERTIFICATE...50 ONE CARD...51 OSEIE (OPT. SPEC. IN ENG. INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP)...51 OSMS (OPTIONAL SPECIALIZATION IN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE)...52 OSAP...52 [Q-T] 53 RAMSS 53 RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE 54 REPEATING COURSES 54 RESS RYERSON ENGINEERING STUDENT SOCIETY 54 RSU (RYERSON STUDENTS UNION) 55 TEXTBOOKS 55 TRANSFERRING PROGRAMS 56 TRI-MENTORING 56 [U-Z] 57 UNDECLARED ENGINEERING 57 WOMEN IN ENGINEERING 57 WRITING CENTRE 57 WRITING SKILLS TEST (WST) 58 CAMPUS INFO 59 CAMPUS MAP 59 RESOURCES 60
4 WELCOME The first year of university is exciting and challenging and there may be a period of adjustment, both academically and socially. To help you adjust, the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science has developed the First-Year and Common Engineering Office (FYCEO). The FYCEO handles all academic and administrative matters associated with first year of engineering at Ryerson University. We are here to help you, and should be thought of as your first point of contact. We invite you to visit us in ENG 377 whenever you have questions, concerns, or comments of any sort. Together, we will help you deal with all your first-year related matters. We look forward to meeting all of you!
5 FYCEO DIRECTORY Our mission is to help make your transition from high school to university a smooth, pleasant and successful one. 2 DR. LAMYA AMLEH PROGRAM DIRECTOR/ ACADEMIC COUNSELLOR MARTINA NOVACIC COORDINATOR PAUL SILEIKA PROGRAM FACILITATOR [E] [T] x [O] ENG353 [E] [T] x [O] ENG377 [E] [T] x [O] ENG377 ATIFA RASOUL SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR DR. LIPING FANG ASSOCIATE DEAN JASTEJ GILL PERSONAL COUNSELLOR [E] [T] x [O] ENG347 [E] [T] x [O] ENG362 [E] [T] x [O] ENG352
6 FOREWARD Dear First-Year Engineering Students, It is my pleasure to welcome you to Ryerson University and to the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS), one of the largest academic units at Ryerson. I speak for our 125 faculty members and 70 staff members in saying we are especially proud of the educational experiences provided by our eight engineering programs, including our newest program, biomedical engineering. Our Faculty is committed to a mission rooted in a traditional and innovative engineering and architectural science education. Our First-Year Engineering Student Handbook presents information on subjects of immediate concern to you as a new student in FEAS. In addition, it will serve as a quick reference for obtaining important information. I therefore urge you to read the Handbook in its entirety, and to keep it available within easy reach at all times. An electronic version (PDF) is also available for download on our FYCEO webpage at or download our app at either the Google or Apple app stores. Ryerson prides itself in the quality of its students and in the high ethical standards of its academic programs. As a first-year engineering student, you are not alone. Over 1000 other students are starting their educational careers with you. They are a great help, as are the existing undergraduate and graduate students. Your success in engineering will be enhanced by your interactions with your fellow students and friends; however you continue to be responsible for your own individual learning and growth. Please keep in mind that while your FEAS engineering education will be planted in the lecture halls, it will grow beyond those classroom walls. Remember to be involved. You should stir your passions not only through your studies, but also through the many additional extracurricular activities that enrich our community.
7 The first year of university is perhaps one of the most important and pivotal years of your educational journey. It is a year that can shape 4 your future permanently. Accordingly, it is important that you give it the attention and dedication it deserves. Science and engineering, as highly competitive fields of education, can be quite intolerant of any lack of attention, concentration, or negligent forms of study habits. Indeed, it is the latter that has invariably been cited as the number one reason for students failing their first year and getting a Required to Withdraw standing from their programs. I therefore urge you to take your first year of university very seriously, and to know that we are very keen on retaining you and doing all we can, while we can, to avoid losing you. One such initiative has to do with helping you upgrade your English writing skills. The Writing Skills Test held in August allows us to advise you on whether you need such help to increase your chances of success. We have also put in place the Early Intervention Program to alert students who are not doing well academically early in the academic term and to give them valuable advice on what they can do to avoid failure and from being withdrawn. The pursuit of an engineering degree is hard work, yet amazingly exciting. As you develop intellectually during your educational journey you will be challenged and disputed, you will experience highs and lows, you will work harder than you think you are presently capable, and you will accomplish more than you think is achievable. You will then discover that this process of maturing intellectually is an art to be learned and an effort to be sustained, to become what you dream to become. Best wishes for a successful first year. Dr. Lamya Amleh, P. Eng. Program Director/Academic Advisor First-Year and Common Engineering Office
8 FAQs GENERAL QUESTIONS I am starting Engineering at Ryerson University in September. When do I need to select my courses? Your first-year required courses will be selected for you. You can view your schedule online starting August 6, and make any changes from August If you miss this opportunity, you will have another opportunity to make changes from August 25 to September 12. If you received an offer of admission in August or later, you will have to create your own schedule during either of these periods by using the Ryerson Administrative Selfservice System (RAMSS). You may visit the RAMSS Support page for information and tutorials on how to add and drop courses using RAMSS. Please note that your first-semester Liberal Studies elective course is not selected for you. You can select your first-semester Liberal Studies elective course from August using the RAMSS. What is the Writing Skills Test? The Writing Skills Test (WST) assesses the proficiency of your communication skills. All incoming Engineering students are required to complete the test unless they achieved a grade of B or higher on the Ryerson Test of English Proficiency (RTEP). If you are unsuccessful during your initial WST, there will be another opportunity to write the test in April. Please note that you may not proceed into third year of Engineering until you have passed the test. *Register for the upcoming WST on August 25 here. How do I change from one Engineering program to another or to a completely new program at Ryerson? To change programs within Engineering, please submit a Plan Change form to the FYCEO in ENG 377. Your CGPA must be at least 1.67 to be eligible for a plan change. You will receive an regarding the status of your application once your grades are released at the end of the semester.
9 If you would like to switch out of Engineering into another Ryerson program please review the admission requirements and procedures. 8 You must also make an appointment with the Academic Advisor for further information. If you have further questions about changing programs, you can contact Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment at or How do I apply for Co-Op or the Industrial Internship Program? In all programs besides Chemical Engineering, you may opt to take part in the Industrial Internship Program (IIP) after your third year. The IIP is administered by individual program departments and not the FYCEO. For more information about when to apply for the IIP, you may contact your Program Department as the approval process differs by program. Chemical Engineering is a co-op program. Your co-op semesters will be integrated into your degree over five years. Students admitted into Chemical Engineering do not need to apply for co-op, but they are responsible for finding placements. For more information on the Chemical Engineering Co-operative program, visit the Chemical Engineering department site. What documentation do I need if I miss a lab, test or exam due to illness? You should your professors immediately upon missing a graded component of a course. You must submit the Ryerson Medical Certificate to the FYCEO within three business days of the missed obligation. What documentation do I need if I am going to miss school for religious observances? Please submit a Religious Observance Form to your professor within the first two weeks of classes or as soon as you become aware of the conflict. You may read more about the Religious Observance policy here. How do I make an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor? Appointments with the First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor, Dr. Lamya Amleh, can be booked online using your Google Calendar. You can check her availability and book and appointment here or via the FYCEO app.
10 COURSES, CURRICULUM, EXAMS & SCHEDULING How do I pursue a minor? Engineering students may pursue minors by taking the appropriate courses as listed for a particular minor in the Ryerson Calendar. As the course load in Engineering is fairly heavy, students may wish to instead consider pursuing an Optional Specialization in Management Sciences (OSMS) or Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OSEIE). Lecture courses in OSMS and OSEIE are only offered during the Spring terms. What is the Optional Specialization in Management Sciences (OSMS)? Students who opt for this specialization will gain a solid foundation in management science courses, specifically tailored to better prepare them for a career in engineering or applied science management or for graduate studies in management related specializations (e.g. MBA). Students must complete all first year courses and obtain a CLEAR standing to be eligible to enroll in this specialization. You can learn more about this program and view a list of course descriptions here. What is the Optional Specialization in Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OSEIE)? Students who opt for this specialization will gain both a solid foundation of innovation and entrepreneurship theory as well as the immersive experience of advancing and shaping their own ideas into a business. Students who complete this optional specialization will develop a competency in needs assessments and market research so that they are prepared to analyze the competitive landscape and hone in on suitable target markets. Students will develop greater financial literacy with respect to technology venture financing including cost analysis, cash flow management and inflation impacts. Students must complete all first year courses and obtain a CLEAR standing to be eligible to enroll in this specialization. You can learn more about this program and view a list of course descriptions here. What are Course Intentions? Course Intentions allow students to inform the university which classes they wish to pursue in the following year. First-year students typically enter their Course Intentions using RAMSS in March. Students who miss the Course Intention period can enroll themselves in courses during the open enrollment period.
11 10 What is CGPA and TGPA? CGPA is your Cumulative Grade Point Average. A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is calculated as an indicator of overall academic performance, and is used as a criterion for graduation requirements, for honours graduation or other academic distinctions, and for determining your academic standing. TGPA is your Term Grade Point Average. Your TGPA is calculated from all the courses you have taken within a given term. What are Liberal Studies? Liberal Studies are courses designed to give you a chance to study courses outside of your field of study. Engineering students take two Lower Level Liberal Studies and two Upper Level Liberal Studies. Please keep in mind that some Liberal Studies courses are restricted for Engineering students. You may view the liberal studies restrictions for your program here. One of the Upper Level Liberal Studies courses must be selected from ENG 503, GEO 702, HST 701, PHL 709, and POL 507. Can I take a Chang School course for credit? Engineering students may take liberal studies courses and CMN 432 for credit through The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. All other Engineering courses will not be counted as credit toward your Engineering degree. Please note that the Chang School fees and deadlines may differ from the regular undergraduate programs at Ryerson. You can visit the Chang School website for more information. What if I have two exams at the same time? Can I reschedule? If this happens, you should contact each instructor as early as possible to request accommodation. If you are unable to resolve the conflict at the instructor level, please come to the FYCEO in ENG 377. ACADEMIC STANDING What does Academic Standing mean? Your academic standing is established from your formal course grades at the end of each academic term on the basis of overall academic performance. You can view your Academic Standing on RAMSS. See the Academic Standing categories in the Ryerson Calendar for more information.
12 What does it mean to be on probation? Probationary students have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 1.00 to If you re on probation, you are required to sign a Probationary Contract outlining a specific plan of studies and academic supports prepared and authorized by the First-Year Engineering Program Director. Probationary students who do not sign their probationary contracts within five working days of the start of the semester will have their course registrations and course intention requests cancelled for the term in question. What does it mean to be Required to Withdraw (RTW)? Students will be Required to Withdraw from their program for one of the following reasons: 1) A CGPA of less than 1.00 (except students enrolled in their first semester)*; or 2) A term GPA below 1.67 while on PROBATION; or 3) Violation of a Probationary Contract (including unauthorized changes to the contract or failure to sign a Probationary Contract). *No student in their first semester at Ryerson will be RTW in December. Students with a GPA of less than 1.00 in their first semester will be advised about their prospects for success. Such students who continue in their program for the subsequent Winter semester will do so on PROBATION. Please review the Required to Withdraw information in the Ryerson Calendar for complete details. What is Fresh Start? Fresh Start is the name of a student success program designed to help RTW students transition back into their own programs or into other programs at Ryerson after sitting out for one semester. While many students choose to use Fresh Start to return to Engineering, many find success in other Faculties.
13 12 What is Permanent Program Withdrawal (PPW)? Students will be Permanently Withdrawn from their program for the following reasons: 1) Any academic performance that would result in a Required to Withdraw standing for a second time; or 2) Failure of a course required by their program for a third time; or 3) Failure to meet the terms of a Probationary Contract following return after an RTW Standing; or 4) Denial of reinstatement to their program for a second time. Students who are Permanently Withdrawn from a program may not apply for reinstatement into that program, but may apply to a different Ryerson program for the Fall semester of the following calendar year. Visit Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment for application deadlines and other admission information. TRANSITION PROGRAM What is the Transition Program? The Transition Program provides students with an additional opportunity to pursue courses they may have missed or failed in the previous term. During Phase 1, all required Fall semester courses are repeated in the winter semester, except CEN 100. During Phase 2, all Winter semester courses are repeated in the Spring semester in a condensed two-month format, subject to sufficient enrollments, except ECN801. For more information about our Transition Program, please visit the Transition webpage. Can I take Transition courses to upgrade if I already passed a course? Due to space restrictions, Transition courses are primarily reserved for students who have failed or not taken the course. Students who wish to enroll in Transition courses to upgrade their marks may register subject to availability of space.
14 SIGNIFICANT DATES September 1, 2014 September 2, 2014 Labour Day (University closed) Classes commence September 2, 2014 Post-Orientation activities and programs (new undergraduate full- and part-time program students); classes to continue as scheduled. September 5, 2014 Final date for full payment of Fall 2014 undergraduate tuition fees September 12, 2014 Final date to 'add' or 'swap' undergraduate classes September 12, 2014 Final date to drop an undergraduate class September 12, 2014 Final date to withdraw from an undergraduate program September 22, 2014 Course Intention changes for the Winter 2015 term October 3, 2014 Final date to drop a Fall undergraduate class (50% refund) October 3, 2014 Final date to withdraw from an undergraduate program (50% refund) October 4, 2014 Course Drop, no refund October 13, 2014 Thanksgiving Day (University Closed) October 14, 2014 Final date to apply for OSAP for the current Fall (September to December) term October 16, 2014 OSAP Application Deadline
15 October 17, 2014 November 2, 2014 OSAP Appeal Deadline Daylight Savings Time Ends 14 November 4, 2014 Final date to submit all supporting documentation for OSAP for the current Fall (September to December) term. November 14, 2014 Final date to officially drop a Fall undergraduate term class(es) in good Academic Standing November 14, 2014 Final date to withdraw from an undergraduate program for the Fall 2014 term in good Academic Standing December 1, 2014 Classes end for full- and part-time undergraduate programs December 1, 2014 Transfer Credit Deadline December 2, 2014 Fall term undergraduate examination period December 5, 2014 Deadline for clearing any Fall 2014 and prior outstanding debt, library book/fine, or other borrowed property December 13, 2014 Official end of term for undergraduate programs. December 25, 2014 Christmas Day (University Closed) December 26, 2014 Boxing Day (University Closed) January 1, 2015 New Year's Day (University Closed) January 2, 2015 Open Enrollment period for Winter term (BEng) January 2, 2015 Winter 2015 enrollment inquiries (BEng) January 5, 2015 Classes commence only for BEng and some Architectural Science January 9, 2015 Final date for full payment of undergraduate tuition fees January 9, 2015 Final date to request missing Fall 2014 undergraduate grades January 12, 2015 Winter Carnival activities week; classes to continue as scheduled. January 16, 2015 Final date to appeal Fall 2014 final undergraduate grades January 16, 2015 Final date to add or swap classes (BEng) January 23, 2015 Final date to drop a Winter 2015 undergraduate class January 23, 2015 Final date to submit a GPA Adjustment request
16 January 23, 2015 February 6, 2015 February 6, 2015 February 7, 2015 February 14, 2015 February 16, 2015 Final date to withdraw from an undergraduate program Final date to drop a Winter undergraduate class Final date to withdraw from an undergraduate program Course Drop, No refunds Study Week Family Day (University Closed) February 26, 2015 Final date to apply for OSAP for the current Fall/ Winter (September to April) or Winter (January to April) academic year terms. March 8, 2015 Daylight Saving Time starts March 16, 2015 Course Intentions for Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 begin. March 18, 2015 Complete OSAP appeals and documentation will be accepted for consideration for students enrolled in both Fall and Winter Terms or Winter Term Only. March 27, 2015 Final date to officially drop a Winter undergraduate term class(es) in good academic Standing March 27, 2015 Final date to withdraw from an undergraduate program April 1, 2015 Transfer Credit Deadline April 3, 2015 Good Friday (University closed) April 10, 2015 Classes end for full- and part-time undergraduate programs. April 13, 2015 Winter term undergraduate examination period April 16, 2015 Deadline for clearing any Winter 2015 and prior outstanding debt, library book/fine or other borrowed property April 25, 2015 Official end of term for undergraduate programs.
17 ACADEMIC STANDING STANDINGS 16 In undergraduate degree programs, each student s Academic Standing will be established from the student s formal course grades at the end of each academic term on the basis of the following categories and criteria for overall academic performance: CLEAR A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 1.67 (except where the student has violated an approved Department/School Standing variation or, while on Probation, the student has violated the terms of their Probationary Contract). Students with CLEAR Standing may continue their program studies with no restrictions except for the obligation to satisfy prerequisite requirements. PROBATIONARY A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 1.00 to Students with Probationary standing are required to have a developmental Probationary Contract outlining a specific plan for studies and academic supports authorized by their program School or Department, and signed by the student. Students who fail to have such a Probationary Contract within five (5) working days of the first day of the semester will have their course registrations and course intention requests cancelled for the term in question. Students with a Probationary standing at the start of any semester will be eligible to continue their studies in a subsequent semester as long as they achieve a term grade point average (TGPA) of 1.67 or higher and provided they meet the terms of their Probationary Contract and do not violate approved Department/ School standing variations. Failure to meet the terms of the Probationary Contract as set out by the School or Department will result in the student being RTW from their Ryerson program. Students who are reinstated to their program after an RTW standing return on Probation.
18 REQUIRED TO WITHDRAW Students will be REQUIRED TO WITHDRAW from their program for one of the following reasons: i. A CGPA of less than 1.00 (except students enrolled in their first semester); or ii. A term GPA below 1.67 while on PROBATION; or iii. Violation of any approved Department/School Standing variation; or iv. Violation of a Probationary Contract (including unauthorized changes to the contract or failure to negotiate a Probationary Contract). No student in their first semester at Ryerson will be RTW in December. Students with a GPA of less than 1.00 in their first semester will be advised about their prospects for success. Such students who continue in their program for the subsequent Winter semester will do so on PROBATION. Schools/Departments, at their discretion, may issue a special contract in cases where the program judges the student to have a realistic chance of achieving a CLEAR Standing in the semester following assignment of RTW by taking up to two (2) courses. Students remain RTW during this semester. If the student fails to achieve a CGPA of 1.67 at the end of that semester, s/he will remain RTW. If the student is successful, s/he will return as CLEAR. In the semester immediately following the assignment of RTW Standing (for this purpose Spring/Summer is included): Students may not enroll in any Ryerson credit course(s) and no course(s) taken at another institution will be counted towards graduation requirements for a Ryerson degree program. In the second semester following assignment of RTW Standing - Student Success Program: i) Students may request to participate in a defined Student Success Program (SSP) under an SSP participation contract. Students will be allowed to take up to two (2) credit courses, and may be required to participate in other activities or workshops designed to address their needs. Courses taken as part of the SSP will be included in the student s CGPA. Criteria for participation, terms of the contract and the required outcomes will be established by the program. Programs, including part-time programs, will provide information each year on the usual criteria used for participation in the SSP. Students may participate in an SSP only once during their academic careers at Ryerson. Normally withdrawal from, or unsuccessful completion of an SSP will constitute one attempt.
19 ii) Students approved by a program to participate in the SSP will be designated as having an EXTENDED ACADEMIC PROBATION (EAP) Standing. See EXTENDED ACADEMIC PROBATION Standing below. 18 iii) Students who do not successfully complete their second semester contract return to RTW Standing, and may apply to be reinstated to their program for the semester following the third semester. Prior to reinstatement, these students may not enroll in any Ryerson credit course and no courses taken at another institution will be counted towards graduation requirements for a Ryerson degree program. Students who are not eligible for the SSP, or who do not wish to participate in the SSP, may apply to be reinstated to their program after the third semester following assignment of RTW. Prior to reinstatement, these students may not enroll in any Ryerson credit course(s) and no courses taken at another institution will be counted towards graduation requirements for a Ryerson degree program. In the third semester following assignment of RTW Standing: Students who successfully complete the requirements of their second semester SSP contract, will be given a further SSP contract, which may allow them to take up to four (4) credit courses. Courses taken as part of the SSP will be included in the student s CGPA. The terms of the contract and the required outcomes will be established by the program, including part-time programs. Programs, including part-time programs, will provide information each year on the usual criteria used for evaluating acceptable performance in the SSP. Students approved by a program to participate in the SSP will be designated as having an EXTENDED ACADEMIC PROBATION Standing. Students who do not successfully complete their third semester contract return to RTW Standing, and may apply to be reinstated to their program for the semester following the third semester. Prior to reinstatement, these students may not enroll in any Ryerson credit course(s) and no courses taken at another institution will be counted towards graduation requirements for a Ryerson degree program. Procedures for students who are assigned an RTW Standing and wish to be considered for transfer to another program: Students must consult with the University Undergraduate Admissions Office and the program to which they wish to transfer. At the program s discretion, a student may follow an SSP sequence as outlined above. Such students will be placed on EAP Standing. If approved for such a transfer SSP, there is an understanding that the transfer program commits to admitting the student pending successful completion of the SSP. Students may apply for transfer for the semester following the third semester as defined above. Applications for transfer will be considered as outlined below.
20 Procedures for reinstatement or transfer after the period of RTW or Extended Academic Probation: Students who successfully complete their third semester SSP contract are automatically reinstated to their program, and do not need to apply. They may return as CLEAR or on PROBATION. Students who did not successfully complete their second or third semester SSP contract, or who did not participate in the SPP, may apply for reinstatement for the semester following the third semester. Applications for reinstatement will be considered by Faculty and/or program committees based on criteria, assessments and/or procedures developed by the Faculty or program in consultation with the Registrar s Office. Past academic performance and space availability will normally be considerations. Programs, including part-time programs, will provide information each year on the usual criteria used for evaluation of reinstatement applications. Applications for transfer will be considered by the University Undergraduate Admissions Office in consultation with Faculty and/or program admission committees. Past academic performance and space availability will normally be considerations. Students who are reinstated to their program or are approved for transfer upon successful application or successful completion of an SSP, will be reinstated or transferred with PROBATION or CLEAR Standing based on their past academic performance. If they proceed as PROBATIONARY students, they will be required to have a Probationary Contract as outlined above. EXTENDED ACADEMIC PROBATION FOR FIRST- TIME RTW STUDENTS EXTENDED ACADEMIC PROBATION (EAP) is a special, provisional Academic Standing available only to first-time RTW students who participate in the Student Success Program. To remain EAP, students must fulfill all required components in each of the two semesters of the SSP. Students deemed not to be meeting the program-specified requirements at any time will be withdrawn from the SSP, and will return to RTW Standing. Please refer to the Full-time Undergraduate Calendar for complete details.
21 20 PERMANENT PROGRAM WITHDRAWAL Students will be Permanently Withdrawn from their program for the following reasons: i. Any academic performance that would result in REQUIRED TO WITHDRAW Standing for a second time; or ii. Failure of a course required by their program for a third time; or iii. Failure to meet the terms of a Probationary Contract following return after an RTW Standing; or iv. Denial of reinstatement to their program for a second time. Students who are Permanently Withdrawn from a program may not apply for reinstatement into that program. Students who are Permanently Withdrawn from a program may apply to a different program for the Fall semester of the following calendar year. Application deadlines and other Admissions information may be found online at: DISCIPLINARY SUSPENSION Students who have been placed on DISCIPLINARY SUSPENSION (DS) for Student Code of Conduct violations will not be permitted to enroll in any course at the University during their period of DISCIPLINARY SUSPENSION. Students who have served their period of DISCIPLINARY SUSPENSION must contact their Department/School to make arrangements for reinstatement.
22 GRADES & GPA GRADING SCALE Final academic performance in each course is recorded as one of the letter grades below or as one of the other designations listed under Other Course Performance Designations following this page. At the discretion of the teaching department, performance on term work or specific assignments may be marked on a numeric scale. When a numeric scale is used, it will result in a traditional percentile scale with ranges of conversion to letter grades as shown in the Calendar. If any other numeric scale is to be used, its ranges of conversion to letter grades shall be defined for the students at the start of the course. PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION LETTER GRADE CONVERSION RANGE RYERSON GPA Excellent A A A B Good B B C Satisfactory C C D Marginal D D Unsatisfactory F
23 22 OTHER DESIGNATIONS: A complete list of other designations can be found at: however, the most common ones are described below: PSD (PASS) Acceptable performance in a course graded only pass or fail (as predefined in the course outline). INC (INCOMPLETE) Incomplete coursework or a missed final examination due to documented medical or compassionate grounds*. An INC can be awarded only when some work remains to be completed and when the completion of the outstanding work or an alternate final examination may result in a passing grade. An INC will be assigned to students who have not completed a required Academic Integrity Tutorial for educational purposes as defined in Policy 60, the Student Code of Academic Conduct. The outstanding work or alternate examination must be completed by a specified date within 3 months of the submission of the INC unless alternative arrangements have been made with the program s Chair/Director. ** The INC will be replaced by an official course grade when the work is completed. If the work is not completed by the deadline the INC will become a grade of F. The designation INC is not included in calculating the grade point average nor is it counted as a transfer credit or failed course. An INC can be changed to an AEG (see below) by a Dean under exceptional circumstances. Students must petition their instructor to receive an INC grade within three working days, or as soon as reasonably possible, of the missed final examination or final assignment deadline. Supporting documentation (e.g. Ryerson Medical Certificate) must be provided. Instructors awarding an INC grade must provide the student, within 7 working days, with a written statement of outstanding work to be completed and the date by which it must be completed (or the date of the alternate final examination). The instructor must also file a copy of this documentation with the Chair/ Director of the Teaching Department/School. If an extension is provided and an INC is not completed by the end of the semester following when it was given, students will not be permitted to enroll in any course for which the INC course is a prerequisite. If a student has more than one INC remaining past the end of the following semester, at the discretion of the program the student may be prevented from registering in any courses.
24 F-S (FAILURE-SUPPLEMENTARY) Marginally failing performance that may be raised to a minimum pass through a supplemental examination. Students with an F-S designation must apply to write such an examination which will be scheduled prior to the end of the second week of classes during the next academic term. The F-S grade will be converted only to a D- or to an F, depending on performance. Meanwhile, the F-S grade is treated as an interim failed grade and is calculated in the grade point average at zero grade points. The resulting grade point average is normally considered to be provisional until the end of the period during which the redeemable failure would be written. If an Academic Standing cannot change because an F-S grade has cleared, the provisional standing will automatically be converted to a formal standing. FNA (FAILURE, NON-ATTENDANCE) Awarded by the professor when the student has been absent from most course meetings and/or has submitted no work for grading. This grade will be assigned when a student abandons a course without completing a formal withdrawal prior to established deadline dates. This grade is counted as a failure in the calculation of grade point average.
25 GPA FACTS: 24 A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is calculated as an indicator of overall academic performance and is used as a criterion for graduation requirements, for honours graduation or other academic distinctions, and for determining academic standing during study in a program. For purposes only of calculating grade point averages, courses of singleterm and multi-terms in duration will be given weights of 1.00 and 2.00 respectively, with provision for variation from this norm under exceptional circumstances. The grade point average is calculated as the sum of the products of course weights and earned grade points, divided by the sum of the course weights, and rounded up to the next higher second decimal place. The following course performance designations are NOT included in calculating the grade point average AEG, AUD, CHG, CRT, DEF, INC, INP, GNR, and PSD. Courses completed prior to formal program admission will not be included in the calculation of grade point averages. Such courses may qualify for transfer credits towards the program and receive CRT designations. Courses completed subsequent to graduation will be included on your transcript, however, the grades achieved, will not be recalculated in your program GPA. The designation F-S is counted as an interim failure grade, and is included in the grade point average at zero grade points until a final grade is calculated. The designation FNA is included in the grade point average at zero grade points and counts as a failure when academic standings are assigned. The grade earned for a repeated course is substituted for the previous grade in calculating subsequent grade point averages even if the later grade is lower, but both attempts are recorded on the transcript. No course can be repeated more than twice. If at least one of the course attempts results in a passing grade, the course will count towards graduation requirements irrespective of the sequence of grades earned. The cumulative grade point average is calculated at the end of each academic term for which additional course grades have been recorded on the student s transcript, and is calculated on all of the student s formal Ryerson course grades in the program in which the student is enrolled.
26 GPA CALCULATION: 1. Take the grade points for each grade received at Ryerson (except for first attempts at courses you have repeated) and multiply each by its course weight (e.g. a C in a course with a weight of one is 2.00, a C in a course with a weight of two is Add together the course weight for each of the courses taken, except for first attempts of courses you have repeated; 3. Divide the total grade points by the total course weights and that is your grade point average. SAMPLE CALCULATION: COURSE COURSE WEIGHT MY GRADE GRADE POINTS GRADE PTS. X WEIGHT CGPA COURSE A 1.00 A COURSE B 1.00 B COURSE C 1.00 C COURSE D 2.00 B COURSE E 1.00 A COURSE F 1.00 B TOTAL
27 REQUIRED COURSES COMMON TO ALL PROGRAMS COURSES FALL 2014 CEN 100 CEN 199* CHY 102 MTH 140 MTH 141 PCS & DESCRIPTIONS Introduction to Engineering Writing Skills General Chemistry Calculus I Linear Algebra Physics: Mechanics LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table A. WINTER 2015 CPS 125 ECN 801 MTH 240 PCS 125 Digital Computation and Programming Principles of Engineering Economics Calculus II Physics: Waves and Fields AEROSPACE BIOMEDICAL CHEMICAL CIVIL COMPUTER & ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIAL & MECHANICAL AER 222 MTL 200 BME 100 ELE 202 CHE 200 CHY 211 CVL 207 MTL 200 ELE 202 ELE 202 MEC 222 MTL 200 Engineering Design & Graphical Communication Materials Science Fundamentals Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Electric Circuit Analysis Chemical Engineering Fundamentals General Chemistry Laboratory Graphics Materials Science Fundamentals Electric Circuit Analysis Electric Circuit Analysis Engineering Graphical Communication Materials Science Fundamentals * CEN 199 is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. CEN 199 is not an actual course; it is used solely to track the results of the mandatory Writing Skills Test (WST) and/or Ryerson Test of English Proficiency (RTEP).
28 COMMON TO ALL PROGRAMS CEN 100 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING TUT: 1 HR. / LECT: 2 HRS. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 This course is aimed at familiarizing the first year students with the basic information of the academic structure and expectations. Exposure to public and worker safety and the impact of engineering activities on health as well as safety standards and safety codes will be covered. The course also stresses integration with other first year courses. The principal objectives of the course are to provide a general introduction to the field of engineering; to convey the social, professional, and ethical responsibilities of engineers and why they are important to an engineering education; to introduce the undergraduate engineering programs available at Ryerson University; and to provide a general description of the skills needed to become a practicing engineer. Case studies in engineering are used to illustrate engineering fields and scientific principles. CHY 102 GENERAL CHEMISTRY LECT: 3 HRS. / LAB: 1 HR. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 This course deals with stoichiometry, gases, liquids and solids, chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, kinetics, nuclear chemistry and electrochemistry. The treatment of these topics will emphasize problem solving and calculation. CPS 125 DIGITAL COMPUTATION AND PROGRAMMING LECT: 3 HRS. / LAB: 2 HRS. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 The C programming language is used to develop good programming techniques. Topics covered include: C program form, language statements, pseudo-code algorithmic representation, numeric data types, flow of control with selection and repetition, standard C libraries, functions and call modes, arrays, pointers, sorting, matrix operations, character and string data types, dynamic storage, structures and linked lists, file I/O. Only regular first year students from the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture, and Science may preregister for this course.
29 ECN 801 PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING ECONOMICS 28 LECT: 3 HRS. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 Principles of economic decision analysis applied to private and public sector capital projects. Discounted cash flow methods are studied. Tax impacts of depreciation and interest charges are incorporated into decision rules. Other topics covered include: lease analysis, replacement decisions, sensitivity and break even analysis, inflation impacts and public sector project analysis. MTH 140 CALCULUS I LECT: 4 HRS. / LAB: 2 HRS. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 Limits, continuity, differentiability, rules of differentiation. Absolute and relative extrema, inflection points, asymptotes, curve sketching. Applied max/min problems, related rates. Definite and indefinite integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus. Areas, volumes. Transcendental functions (trigonometric, logarithmic, hyperbolic and their inverses). MTH 141 LINEAR ALGEBRA LECT: 4 HRS. / LAB: 1 HRS. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 Systems of linear equations and matrices. Determinants. Vector spaces. Inner product spaces. Eigen values and Eigen vectors. MTH 240 CALCULUS II LECT: 4 HRS. / LAB: 1 HR. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 / PREREQUISITE: MTH 140 Integration techniques. L Hôpital s Rule. Improper integrals. Partial derivatives. Infinite sequences and series, power series. First-order differential equations, with applications. PCS 125 PHYSICS: WAVES AND FIELDS TUT: 1 HR. / LECT: 3 HRS. / LAB: 1 HR. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 / ANTIREQUISITES: PCS 120 & PCS 130 Simple harmonic motion; motion of mechanical waves, wave speed; sound, Doppler effect, interference, standing waves, beats and resonance; gravitational fields and potential energy; electric fields and potential energy; electric potential; magnetic fields. PCS 211 PHYSICS: MECHANICS TUT: 1 HR. / LECT: 3 HRS. / LAB: 1 HR. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 / ANTIREQUISITES: PCS 120 & PCS 130 Vector forces: forces along a line, coplanar force systems - essentials of vector algebra in two and three dimensions. Moment of a force; moment of a couple; principle of moments. Free body diagrams and equilibrium conditions. Centre of mass and centroids of bodies. Rectilinear and curvilinear motion kinematics. Newton s laws and equations of motion. Friction. Work and Energy; Linear momentum and angular momentum.
30 AEROSPACE AER 222 ENGINEERING DESIGN AND GRAPHICAL COMMUNICATION LECT: 2 HRS. / LAB: 2 HRS. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 Introduction to design: role of design in engineering, problem analysis, conceptual design and analysis, systems thinking, detailed design, design for product life cycle. Technical drawing in compliance with Canadian standards: orthographic and auxiliary views, sections, dimensioning and tolerancing, assembly and working drawings. Sketching and CAD-based methods. MTL 200 MATERIALS SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS LECT: 3 HRS. / LAB: 1 HR. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 / PREREQUISITE: CHY 102 Atomic structure, atomic bonding in materials, crystallinity, lattice structure. Crystal systems, x-ray diffraction, amorphous materials. Imperfections and diffusion in solids. Phase diagrams and phase transformations. Structures of metals, polymers and ceramics. Corrosion and degradation. Thermal and electrical properties of materials. (2 hr. Lab every other week) BIOMEDICAL BME 100 INTRO TO BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING LECT: 1 HR. / LAB: 1 HR. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 This course will deal with the terminology of the medical profession; anatomy and physiology of the human body, from overall system and functional approaches; survey of present-day medical measurements and consideration of those areas in which engineering may be applied advantageously to medicine. The course will also include seminars from guest speakers from biomedical profession. Exposure to medical equipment in hospitals, and small animal handling training will also be provided. Bioethics will also be covered in the course. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. ELE 202 ELECTRIC CIRCUIT ANALYSIS TUT: 0.5 HRS. / LECT: 4 HRS. / LAB: 1.5 HRS / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 / PREREQUISITES: MTH 140 & MTH 141 This course is a one semester introductory course in electric circuit analysis. The topics covered include the following: circuit variables and elements, resistive circuits, methods of circuit analysis, circuit theorems, energy storage elements, transient responses of RL and RC circuits, sinusoidal steady state analysis, and AC steady state power concepts. (1 hr. Tutorial and 3 hr. Lab every other week)
31 30 CHEMICAL CHE 200 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS TUT: 2 HRS. / LECT: 4 HRS. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 / PREREQUISITE: CHY 102 Fundamentals and principles of chemical engineering; analysis and synthesis of chemical and biochemical processes, material and energy balances for reacting and non-reacting systems, recycle and by-pass systems, phase equilibrium, and combustion. CHY 211 GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY LAB: 3 HRS. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 Introduction to chemical laboratory that includes the following topics: mass - volume relationship; solution; dilution, and concentration; acidbase titration; hardness of water; solubility; reaction kinetics; colorimetry; determination of concentration of iron in a solution; concentration analysis of aspirin. CIVIL CVL 207 GRAPHICS LECT: 2 HRS. / LAB: 2 HRS. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 Principles of traditional descriptive geometry of points, lines, planes and solids, done with modern tools. Selections, auxiliary views, intersections and developments, pictorial drawings. Principles of 2D and 3D computeraided drafting (AutoCAD) used in areas of civil engineering. Structural drafting pertaining to steel, concrete and timber construction, standards and conventions. Drafting room and computer lab exercises are assigned. Constructed solutions with vector diagram projection; comparison with equivalent vector algebraic methods. Graphical statistics, concurrent force problems including pure axial force plane structures. MTL 200 MATERIALS SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS LECT: 3 HRS. / LAB: 1 HR. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 / PREREQUISITE: CHY 102 Atomic structure, atomic bonding in materials, crystallinity, lattice structure. Crystal systems, x-ray diffraction, amorphous materials. Imperfections and diffusion in solids. Phase diagrams and phase transformations. Structures of metals, polymers and ceramics. Corrosion and degradation. Thermal and electrical properties of materials. (2 hr. Lab every other week)
32 COMPUTER & ELECTRICAL ELE 202 ELECTRIC CIRCUIT ANALYSIS TUT: 0.5 HRS. / LECT: 4 HRS. / LAB: 1.5 HRS / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 / PREREQUISITES: MTH 140 & MTH 141 This course is a one semester introductory course in electric circuit analysis. The topics covered include the following: circuit variables and elements, resistive circuits, methods of circuit analysis, circuit theorems, energy storage elements, transient responses of RL and RC circuits, sinusoidal steady state analysis, and AC steady state power concepts. (1 hr. Tutorial and 3 hr. Lab every other week) INDUSTRIAL & MECHANICAL MEC 222 ENGINEERING GRAPHICAL COMMUNICATION LECT: 2 HRS. / LAB: 2 HRS. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 Introduction to technical drawing in compliance with Canadian and international standards: orthographic and auxiliary views, sections, dimensioning and tolerancing, assembly and detailed drawings. Dimensioning, standard notation symbols, drawings with off-the-shelf parts and parts lists will be covered. Labs will introduce both free-hand sketching and CAD-based methods. MTL 200 MATERIALS SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS LECT: 3 HRS. / LAB: 1 HR. / COURSE WEIGHT: 1.00 / BILLING UNITS: 1 / PREREQUISITE: CHY 102 Atomic structure, atomic bonding in materials, crystallinity, lattice structure. Crystal systems, x-ray diffraction, amorphous materials. Imperfections and diffusion in solids. Phase diagrams and phase transformations. Structures of metals, polymers and ceramics. Corrosion and degradation. Thermal and electrical properties of materials. (2 hr. Lab every other week)
33 TRANSITION PROGRAM 32 TRANSITION The objective of the First-Year Transition Program is to provide first-year students, who may need more time to adapt to the demanding university curriculum, with an immediate opportunity to upgrade their academic standings. In the second semester, Phase I of the Transition Program offers the courses CHY 102, MTH 140, MTH 141 and PCS 211 in parallel to the second-semester regular program courses. Students who have failed and/ or are missing these courses at the end of the first semester are required take them in the Transition Program. Winter Courses not taken by Transition Program students are taught in Phase II (the Spring term). The Transition Program in the Spring term runs from the second week of May until the end of June, with exams finishing the first week of July. The Transition Program is offered through the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, and not through the Chang School of Continuing Education. Space is limited in Transition Program courses. Therefore, students who are missing courses or who are required to register in the Transition Program as part of their probationary contracts will have priority consideration. Students who wish to register in Transition Program courses to upgrade their marks may do so, subject to availability of space. Students who register and complete Transition Program courses will have their academic standings re-evaluated upon completion of the Program at the end of the Spring term.
34 PHASE I (WINTER TERM, JAN APRIL) These courses are normally completed in the Fall 2014 term, however, if you fail or are unable to complete some of these courses, they will be offered again in the Winter 2015 term. CHY 102: General Chemistry MTH 140: Calculus I MTH 141: Linear Algebra PCS 211: Physics: Mechanics Please also note that the courses listed in Phase I will NOT be offered in the Spring term. PHASE II (SPRING TERM, MAY JULY) These courses are normally completed in the Winter 2015 term, however, if you fail or are unable to complete some of these courses they will be offered again in the Spring 2015 term. BME 100: Into to Biomedical Engineering CHE 200: Chemical Engineering Fundamentals CHY 211: General Chemistry Laboratory CPS 125: Digital Computation & Programming ELE 202: Electric Circuit Analysis MTH 240: Calculus II MTL 200: Material Science Fundamentals AER 222/MEC 222/CVL 207: Engineering Graphical Communications PCS 125: Physics Waves and Fields CECN 801: Principles of Engineering Economics Please also note that the courses listed in Phase II will NOT be offered in the Fall term, except ECN 801.
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36 SECTION [A-D] ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Intellectual freedom and honesty are fundamental to the sharing and development of knowledge. Ryerson is committed to these principles and places a high value on academic integrity. As a member of the Ryerson community and a future engineer, it is your responsibility to understand and adhere to Ryerson s academic integrity policy. Academic misconduct can take many forms, including copying assignments and lab reports from published sources, websites, or peers; cheating on tests and exams; and handing in the same assignment more than once. The Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science takes academic integrity and academic misconduct very seriously. The Student Code of Academic Misconduct prohibits: 1. Plagiarism: when you use the ideas, words, data, arguments, calculations, or other work done by someone else without indicating that the work was done by someone else; 2. Handing something in as your own individual work when it was in fact done by a group unless the assignment was supposed to be done as a group; 3. Cheating on exams, such as copying from someone else or using unauthorized aids; 4. Letting someone else copy from your work in an exam; 5. Forging, altering, or falsifying academic records; 6. Doing an assignment for another student or taking an exam for another student; 7. Selling or publishing exams, essays, or other assignments for fraudulent purposes.
37 Ryerson has produced an online tutorial and resource page to help clarify academic integrity issues and to help you avoid pitfalls which 36 might lead to academic misconduct. Please visit early in your career and make sure you understand what academic misconduct is and how to avoid it. ACCESS CENTRE Located in POD 61, the Access Centre assists students who have learning disabilities, are deaf or hard of hearing, are blind or partially sighted, have a physical, medical, or psychiatric disability, or have any other disability that requires adaptations. The Access Centre provides advice for its students and co-ordinates the provision of services and adaptations, both in the academic area and in the physical environment on campus. Students officially registered with the Access Centre will be fully accommodated by the Faculty, when such accommodations do not jeopardize the academic integrity of specific courses and of the Faculty as a whole. For more information, call or visit ADD, DROP & SWAP If you wish to make changes to your timetable by adding, dropping or swapping a course, you can do so online by accessing RAMSS at my.ryerson.ca. As a first-year student, your timetable is made for you. We recommend that you do not make any changes to your timetable unless you are absolutely sure that you have found a class that does not conflict with any of your lectures, labs or tutorials. To ADD a course, sign in to RAMSS with your username and password, click enroll, click ADD, choose term in which you wish to add and select continue. To find a course, click class search and type in the course subject and number. For example, if you are searching MTH 140, type MTH in the course subject field, and 140 in the course number field. Then click search. A list will appear showing all of the sections that are available. If the search returns no results, that means a course is either full or is not being offered. TO DROP an existing course, click drop, select term, select the course you wish to drop and click drop. To SWAP an existing course with a new one, click swap, select the term and select the course you want to swap. Enter the new coursesubject and number. Click search. Choose the section you like and click continue. You can watch an online video demo cam at the following link: Students with a probationary standing are not allowed to add, drop or swap courses without written permission from the Program Director. Please ensure that you are fully aware of the deadlines by which you can do all of the above.
38 APPEALS AND ACADEMIC CONSIDERATION The Undergraduate Academic Consideration and Appeals Policy may be found in its entirety at or in the Student Guide. The following is a brief summary of some of the policy s key points. Note: If during the semester you experience medical or compassionate circumstances, which may later affect your academic standing, it is your responsibility to bring the situation to the attention of the FYCEO at the earliest possible time. Academic consideration is the general name given to a number of different alternate arrangements that may be made, depending on the circumstances and on what is appropriate for both the student and the University. These arrangements include the extension of a deadline for an assignment, the re-weighting of an exam or assignment due to missed work, the permission to continue on probationary status, and the provision of an Aegrotat grade. It should be understood that students may only receive grades which reflect their knowledge of the course material. The Undergraduate Academic Consideration and Appeals Policy describe the process by which students may seek academic consideration. If you are facing circumstances beyond your control, which are preventing you from performing well academically, you may be eligible for academic consideration. You should always make such circumstances known to the FYCEO before, and not after, the academic damage has occurred. Upon receiving proper medical and/or other documentation, the FYCEO will circulate a message to your instructors, requesting that they provide appropriate consideration and accommodations based on the circumstances. Claims of difficult circumstances affecting academic performance will not be given much weight if they are made after an academic failure has occurred, unless the student can clearly justify, with supporting evidence, why they were unable to come forward with their situation sooner. You have the right to request a number of academic considerations given valid justifications in support of your request. This includes, for example, asking that you be allowed to write a make-up examination in lieu of a scheduled one that you cannot or could not attend. It also includes dropping a course after the deadline, as long as you provide valid justifications. Work commitment cannot be used in support of such requests. The Undergraduate Academic Consideration and Appeals Policy describes the grounds and process by which students may appeal if they believe the academic consideration provided was not appropriate or if they were
39 unable, for medical or compassionate reasons, to seek academic consideration. The deadline for appealing a grade or academic 38 standing for the Fall 2014 term is Friday, January 16, 2015 at 4pm; and Friday, May 29, 2015 at 4pm for the Winter 2015 term. Appropriate forms and instructions are available at: GRADE APPEAL - Must be filed with the department that teaches the course you are appealing. i.e., MTH 140 = Math department STANDING APPEAL - Must be filed with the FYCEO. Please note, since grade appeals may have an effect on your standing, the FYCEO may be unable to evaluate standing appeals until all grade appeals have been assessed. Note: There are three appeal levels for grade and standing appeals: Departmental (first level), Faculty (second level), and Senate (third level). If your first-level appeal is denied, you have the right to submit a secondlevel appeal. If your second-level appeal is denied, you may submit a final third-level appeal to the Senate. Please ensure you make a copy of your entire appeal before submitting it to the appropriate department. You will need to provide a copy for the subsequent levels of appeal, and no part of your appeals package will be returned to you. APPOINTMENTS Appointments to see the first-year academic advisor, Dr. Lamya Amleh, must be booked online through your Google Calendar account (an account can easily be set up if you do not have one). Visit for more info. AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Student awards at Ryerson are administered centrally through the Office of Student Financial Assistance. In addition to entrance scholarships, many awards are available after you have completed your first year. For a complete listing of awards available to Ryerson students, or for more detailed information, visit the Awards Office in POD 59, call , or visit PIERRE LASSONDE ENTRANCE AWARDS: The Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science is pleased to offer the Pierre Lassonde Entrance Awards, valued up to $6000 each, to students enrolled full-time in the first year of an engineering program at Ryerson University.
40 BLOCK PROMOTION Engineering students must complete all first-year courses excluding ECN 801 and Liberal Studies in order to be promoted to second year. (ECN 801 and all Lower Level Liberal Studies courses must be completed before third year). Missing and/or failed courses can be completed in the Transition Program. If you do not complete all first-year courses by the end of the Transition Program, you will remain with the FYCEO as a First-Year in Two Years student to complete the missing courses. You will not be permitted to take any second-year courses while completing your remaining firstyear courses, however, being a First-Year in Two Years student does have its advantages. See the First-Year in Two Years section for more information. CLASSES Classes at Ryerson start at ten minutes after the scheduled start time on your timetable. For example, if your class is scheduled at 10:00 a.m., your class will actually begin at 10:10 a.m. This ensures that students and professors, who may have a class scheduled to end at 10:00 a.m., will have sufficient time to get to the next class. Please note that there are no labs scheduled during the first week of each semester. Labs begin during Week 2. CODE OF CONDUCT STUDENT CODE OF ACADEMIC CONDUCT Intellectual freedom and honesty are essential to the sharing and development of knowledge. In order to demonstrate Ryerson s adherence to these fundamental values, all members of the community must exhibit integrity in their teaching, learning, research, evaluation, and personal behavior. The Ryerson University Code of Academic Conduct applies to the academic activities, both on and off-campus, of all students enrolled in courses at the University. Ryerson students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with this policy, which can be found at: or in the Full-Time Undergraduate Calendar (see also Academic Integrity in this handbook). STUDENT CODE OF NON-ACADEMIC CONDUCT The Ryerson Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct ( the Code ) reflects an expectation that students conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the educational objectives of the University, in accordance with generally accepted standards of behaviour, and in accordance with published university regulations and policies. At the heart of accepted standards is respect for other members of the Ryerson community. The Code in its entirety is intended to identify behaviour which the University
41 considers to be inappropriate, to outline the procedures the University will use to respond to such behaviour, and to indicate 40 the possible consequences of such behaviour. Ryerson students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with this policy, which can be found in its entirety at or in the Full-Time Undergraduate Calendar. CONTINUUING EDUCATION (THE CHANG SCHOOL) Engineering students must complete their core courses through day school, offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science. You are not permitted to complete engineering courses through the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. You are permitted, however, to take CCMN 432, CECN 801, and Liberal Studies courses through the Chang School. COUNSELLING Students may seek academic counselling from the FYCEO Academic Advisor, Dr. Lamya Amleh. An appointment must be booked online through a Google Calendar account (an account can easily be set up if you do not have one). Visit for more information. For counselling of a personal matter, students may meet with an FYCEO Counsellor by requesting an appointment through the Centre for Student Development and Counselling in Jorgenson Hall, room JOR-07C, or by phone at The Centre s services are free and completely confidential. Individual counselling and/or group sessions are available. Visit for more information. COURSES The First-Year Engineering Program is the starting point for all incoming engineering students. This core curriculum includes courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer programming and an introductory engineering course. The first-year engineering curriculum provides students with a solid foundation for all further studies in engineering; it also provides initial understanding of engineering and career options to assist them in identifying which of Ryerson s engineering disciplines is the right fit for them. All engineering students at Ryerson must complete all first-year engineering core courses before entering the second year of engineering programs.
42 COURSE INTENTIONS Course Intentions are also known as pre-registrations. This is when you tell Ryerson s administrative system (RAMSS) what courses you would like to take for the following semester or year. Please note that Ryerson does not pick courses for you, even if they are required for your program. It is your responsibility to complete course intentions within the required time frame to ensure that you will have a complete timetable for the following semester or year. Course Intentions for Winter 2015 must be completed before September 22, 2014 (11:59 P.M.) on RAMSS. Course Intentions for second-year courses in Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 must be made through RAMSS during the week of March 16, COURSE MANAGEMENT Students will be provided with a course outline by or at the first meeting of every course. The information in this outline should be discussed at that first class. The course outline will, at a minimum, provide information on the following: 1. Basic information: name and number of course; semester and year, prerequisites and exclusions, if any. Faculty member s name, office location and scheduled student consultation hours, office telephone number, address and faculty/course website(s), if available; 2. Course description: calendar course description, course objectives, and/ or intended learning outcomes, topics with their tentative sequence and schedule, texts and reading lists, a description of teaching method(s), and a schedule of any field trips or required activities outside of class time; 3. Other course issues: a statement on specific academic issues related to the course such as: an indication of any requirement for the submission of work to an electronic plagiarism deterrent service; 4. Evaluation: a list and tentative schedule of all assignments, tests, exams, and other work to be graded, and general descriptions of these; the weighting of each assignment or test, and an indication of when the first test results/term work will be returned to the students;
43 5. Deviation from Course Management Policy: in cases where a course must vary from the approved course management policy, 42 students will be informed in writing at the beginning of the course, or, if they arise during the course, at the earliest possible opportunity. For other course management issues such as: assessment and feedback on student performance in a course; changes to an announced evaluation scheme; period of prohibition from testing; and departmental policies on group work, academic integrity, course variation, attendance, class participation, and accommodation of students with disabilities, you can view Ryerson s Course Management Policy in its entirety at: DEAN S LIST To be eligible for consideration for the Dean s List in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural and Science, undergraduate students must: 1. Carry an average unit load of 4.0 billing units or higher for the two terms of the academic year under consideration (Fall and Winter).* 2. Obtain a minimum GPA of 3.5 for the academic year under consideration. The minimum GPA applies for both the Fall and Winter terms exclusively, in addition to the student s overall GPA for the year. 3. Obtain passing grades in all courses and a clear academic standing for both terms. Visit for more info. 4. Not have received any Disciplinary Notations (DNs) while at Ryerson. *For chemical engineering students, the Winter term of the fifth semester and the Fall term of the sixth semester will be weighed against the Dean s List criteria when reviewing eligibility, to compensate for the mandatory co-op program requirements. For science co-op students, the semesters completed towards fulfilling the program academic year requirements will be weighed against the Dean s List criteria when reviewing eligibility. DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT The Office of Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Services (DHPS) works with members of the Ryerson community to promote a study, work, and living environment free of discrimination and harassment. The Office of DHPS advocates for fairness and for a community where the dignity and human rights of all its members are respected and upheld. For more information, visit the Office of DHPS in POD 254-A, call (416) x7494 or visit
44 SECTION [E-H] EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM The Early Intervention Program has been incorporated into the first-year engineering experience as a proactive retention strategy to help students build the skills for success in a demanding engineering curriculum. At the semester s mid-point, students who are failing courses in their core curriculum are identified and encouraged to attend an interview with a member of the FYCEO s academic support team. Together, they discuss options to help reduce the chances of academic failure. It is highly recommended for students who fail two or more significant tests and/or midterms to contact the FYCEO to seek counseling and advice the earlier we can provide support, the better your chances are for success. All students are required to activate and maintain a Ryerson account. Forwarding mail to another account may result in lost information. Always check your Ryerson daily. It will often be used to direct information to you from the FYCEO, from faculty members, and from the Registrar s Office. To activate your Ryerson account, please visit ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT English Language Support (ELS) provides support services and noncredit programs to students whose first language is not English. ELS also ensures students have opportunities to make successful transitions to the university setting. Visit ELS in VIC B17 or access them online at:
45 EXAMINATION POLICY You are responsible for making sure you are in the right place at the 44 right time to write your exam. Exam schedules are available prior to the start of exams. You must be prepared to identify yourself with your Ryerson Photo ID card at any time during the examination. If you do not have your Photo ID for whatever reason, Enrollment Services and Student Fees can give you a temporary one. If you have a conflict in your exam schedule, you must report it to your professor(s) within one week of the announcement of the exam schedule. If you have an exam scheduled on a religious holiday or holy day, you must speak with your professor at least three days before the exam period, so that satisfactory alternate arrangements can be made. Refer to the Ryerson Student Guide for rules of proper conduct in exams and penalties for misconduct. Ryerson s Examination Policy can be found in its entirety at FEES Students are required to pay for their full academic year prior to the start of fall classes. Outstanding fees or failure to make suitable payment arrangements may result in students being dropped from their courses and/or programs. The final date for payment of fees for the full academic year is Friday, September 5, FIRST-YEAR IN TWO YEARS Students who do not complete all required first-year core courses in their first academic year will be designated a First-Year in Two Years student. This means the Faculty will reserve a space for you in the first-year engineering courses you have yet to complete for the following academic year. Being a First-Year in Two Years student also has its advantages. You can scatter your first-year curriculum over four semesters instead of two, allowing more time to focus on individual subjects. You can also use this opportunity to complete Liberal Studies courses ahead of time, so that you do not have to complete them in later years.
46 FRESH START PROGRAM Fresh Start is the name of the Student Success Program designed for students who have been Required to Withdraw from their program of study. After spending one mandatory semester away from studies, students who are approved for the Fresh Start program will be required to take courses assigned by the department under a special contract. The contract will allow students to take two courses for credit during the first semester of their return (see Academic Standing section) and up to four courses for credit during the second semester of their return while they pursue reinstatement to their program (or transfer to another). During the first semester of their return, all Fresh Start students are required to participate in a seven-week skills-building course, CIFS 100, in addition to the two credit courses on their contract. Minimum performance expectations are specified in each contract and these conditions must be satisfied. The CIFS 100 Fresh Start Strategies course involves two face-to-face sessions, weekly online discussion participation and a final eportfolio assignment. Students are required to pass CIFS 100 in order to fulfill the Fresh Start Program. If you register for Fresh Start, you will participate in activities and workshops that will help you figure out the reasons you were unsuccessful last year, and whether or not your initial program selection was right for you; it will also give you the chance to enhance your academic skills. If you meet all of the Fresh Start program requirements, you will be guaranteed reinstatement to your former program. For more details, visit: Please note that specific program criteria apply. To learn more about Fresh Start, please visit the following link and search for your program The deadlines to apply for the Fresh Start program can be found through the link below:
47 GPA ADJUSTMENT REQUESTS FOR LIBERAL STUDIES COURSES: 46 If you wish to upgrade your GPA without repeating the same course, you can replace one Liberal Studies course with an equivalent Liberal Studies course from the same table. In order for Ryerson s system to know that you would like to use one course to replace the other in your GPA, you must submit a GPA adjustment request (form available at by the final date to add a course for the term in which the GPA adjustment will apply (see Significant Dates section). Only the CGPA for the current term will be adjusted. Academic standings and CGPAs from previous terms will not be adjusted. GPA adjustment requests cannot be made for required courses. Only students who are active in a program, for which a CGPA is calculated, may submit a GPA Adjustment request. Forms are available online at and must be submitted no later than the final date to add a course for the term in which the GPA Adjustment will apply (see Significant Dates section). Only the CGPA for the current term will be adjusted. Academic Standings and CGPAs from previous terms will not be adjusted. A GPA Adjustment can occur under one of the following conditions: Course Replacement: Permits a student to use a new course to replace, for GPA purposes only, a previously graded Professional, Professionally- Related, Liberal Studies course, or a course within a Required Group, both of which belong to the same group or table. Course Exclusion: Permits a student to request that certain courses be excluded from his/her CGPA calculation, if the course is a course that is not applicable to the student s program of study; OR an extra course that was taken in addition to the student s program requirements. HEALTH PROMOTION In co-ordination with the Medical Centre, Ryerson Health Promotion provides students with education and guidance in making informed healthy lifestyle choices that contribute to achieving success in academic goals and lifelong health and wellness. Health Promotion services include individual counselling on wellness issues, workshops and presentations on a variety of health topics, campus-wide health awareness events, displays around campus, and peer-led wellness initiatives. Visit Health Promotion in KHW 277D, call ext 4295 or visit
48 SECTION [I-L] INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS International Services for Students (ISS) in POD 61 provides support services for registered international students. They can help with issues such as immigration, study permits, working in Canada, and more. ISS also promotes international awareness to all students, as well as promoting opportunities for work-study abroad. Call (416) ext or visit LABS Please note that there are no labs during the first week of each semester. Labs begin during Week 2. Your timetable will tell you the exact dates of your labs if you access it through Study List and not through My Weekly Schedule. When in doubt of which week your lab falls, ask your professor. LEARNING SUCCESS CENTRE The Learning Success Centre helps students make the transition to university learning, develop sound learning strategies, and achieve academic excellence. Learn new ways to approach studying, so that you can better understand and remember the material, by registering for one of the LSC s Learning Skills Seminars. Topics include: Managing Your Time and Staying Motivated, Learning from Lectures, Learning from Textbooks, Studying for Quantitative Courses, Preparing for Tests, Writing Exams, and more. Registration for these seminars is required. Please visit the LSC in VIC B15, call (416) ext 7350, or visit
49 48 LIBERAL STUDIES POLICY Students must complete Liberal Studies courses as part of the requirements for graduation in all Ryerson programs. Engineering students must complete all required first- and second-year Liberal Studies courses in order to be promoted to third year. Please refer to the Full-Time Undergraduate Calendar for your individual program requirements. LIBRARY The Ryerson Library provides a diverse range of materials and services, including access to computers, print stations, group study rooms, and independent quiet study areas. The Library Building is located on Gould Street across from the main bookstore, and south of the Podium Building. For more information about the library, please visit
50 SECTION [M-P] MATH CENTRE Located on the fifth floor of the library building, the Math Centre supports Ryerson students in all programs with their math skills and math-related courses. The Math Centre currently offers daily drop-in tutoring sessions for individuals and groups, and also runs Facilitated Study (FA-ST) groups at specific times. Drop by the Centre for free on-the-spot tutoring, in both group and individual sessions, or for a FA-ST group. Tutoring & Supported Learning Groups: Math tutors are available through the Centre on a drop in-basis. During the posted hours, simply show up at the MC (LIB-549) and there will be tutors available to help. For more information, visit MEDICAL CENTRE The Ryerson Medical Centre provides services similar to those you receive from your family doctor, such as the treatment of illnesses, routine examinations like annual physicals and PAP smears, allergy and flu shots, immunization and TB tests, blood work and contraception. Make an appointment by calling or dropping by the Centre in KHW 181. Services are free for Ryerson students, but you must bring your health card to every visit. For more info, please visit
51 50 MEDICAL CERTIFICATE If you become ill at any point in the semester, your doctor must complete the Ryerson Medical Certificate. You must then submit the completed medical certificate to the FYCEO within three working days of your absence. If you are unable to make it in within three working days, you must contact the FYCEO immediately. Upon verification of the medical certificate with your doctor s office, FYCEO staff will circulate a message to your professors informing them of your illness. It is then your responsibility to make arrangements with your professor(s) to make-up any missed tests or assignments. Your professors will not grant you any type of academic consideration without first receiving a message from the FYCEO. Please note that the FYCEO will not accept doctors notes which are not completed using the Ryerson Medical Certificate. You can download the Ryerson Student Medical Certificate from Please also ensure that you submit the following Academic Consideration Document along with your medical note.
52 ONE CARD The Ryerson OneCard is Ryerson s official ID card, plus a whole lot more. Your OneCard allows you to withdraw books from the Library, and load funds onto your card to pay for food, photocopies, and more. You should keep your OneCard on you at all times. You may be required to show your OneCard to Ryerson Security at any time, and you must have your OneCard on your person in order to write your final exams. For more information, please visit the OneCard Office in JOR 02, call them at ext 7565, or visit OSEIE The Optional Specialization in Engineering, Innovation and Entrepreneurship will provide you with a solid foundation in innovation and entrepreneurship theory as well as the immersive experience of advancing and shaping your own ideas into a business. The courses are tailored to prepare you to launch and grow a start-up enterprise, excel in an engineering career, or for graduate studies in enterprise-related specializations (e.g. MBA). The strong demand for engineering graduates with acquired innovation and entrepreneurship training and experience makes the OSEIE an excellent tool for increasing your capacity for self-employment and enhancing your job prospects. For more information on the OSEIE, please visit:
53 52 OSMS The Optional Specialization in Management Sciences (OSMS) is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in management science courses, specifically tailored to better prepare students for a career in engineering management, or for graduate studies in a managementrelated specialization. Strong demand for engineering graduates with acquired training and skills makes this specialization an excellent tool for enhancing job prospects. Courses are offered in the Spring term only. For more information about the Optional Specialization in Management Science, please visit OSAP The Ontario Student Assistance Program is available to full-time Ryerson students who meet eligibility requirements. Applications are available online at: For more information, please visit the Student Financial Assistance Office in POD 59, or their website at:
54 SECTION [Q-T] RAMSS RAMSS (Ryerson Administrative Management Self Service) offers enhanced levels of services provided by Enrollment Services and Student Fees, as well as some new exciting services. RAMSS is easy to use as long as you have a Ryerson Matrix account. Log on to RAMSS through my.ryerson.ca. Some services available on RAMSS include: Viewing and updating your address, including your personal address; Checking for schedule, course availability and location of courses; Adding and dropping courses; Viewing and printing your grades, academic standing, and Grade Point Average; Viewing and printing your class schedule; Viewing and printing your tuition account summary; Accessing tuition fees tables After performing functions on RAMSS, please remember to verify your academic record to ensure that all functions were performed successfully. For help using RAMSS, visit RAMSS Support at:
55 RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE Ryerson recognizes that a student s religious observance may 54 require an absence from required course activity. The Religious Observance policy provides a mechanism to address student religious observance requirements as they relate to course requirements. To seek accommodation from your professors, you must complete the Student Declaration of Observances Form, available online at: and present the completed form to your professors within the first two weeks of classes. Together with your professors, you will consult to reach agreement on a reasonable means address the missed course activity. Professors have until the end of the fourth week of classes to confirm an arrangement which addresses your request. The Accommodation of Student Religious Observance Obligations Policy can be found in its entirety at: REPEATING COURSES The grade earned for a repeated course is substituted for the previous grade in calculating subsequent grade point averages even if the later grade is lower. Both attempts are recorded on your transcript. No course can be repeated more than twice (i.e. registered initially, repeated once, repeated twice = three registrations). If you fail a required course for the third time, you will be assigned an academic standing of Permanent Program Withdrawal and will be ineligible to continue in your program. If repeating or replacing liberal studies courses, please see the GPA Adjustment section. RYERSON ENGINEERING STUDENT SOCIETY (RESS) The Ryerson Engineering Student Society (RESS) promotes engineering and enhances the educational experience of engineering students. RESS offers many academic and extra-curricular activities throughout the year, including an exam bank, pub nights, engineering competitions, and Enginooners on the last Thursday of each month. Visit RESS in KHE 123 for more information or visit their website at where you can also link to their Facebook page.
56 RYERSON STUDENTS UNION (RSU) Ryerson Students Union (RSU) offers a number of services to help students stay healthy and safe, and to make university life easier. Some services provided by RSU include the extended health and dental insurance plan, discounted TTC metropasses, CopyRite, and the Used Book Room. Visit the Ryerson Students Union in SCC 311, call (416) , or go online at TEXTBOOKS Your required textbooks will be communicated to you through the course management forms provided by your instructors on the first day of classes. Make sure you check the course management forms to ensure you have the correct title and edition of the textbook. Textbooks can be purchased at the Ryerson Bookstore (campusstore.ryerson.ca) or The Used Book Room, operated by the Ryerson Students Union (www.usedbookroom.ca)
57 56 TRANSFERRING PROGRAMS Transferring programs within engineering disciplines is called changing your plan. If you would like to transfer to another engineering program, you must complete and submit the Ryerson Plan Change form found at If you would like to transfer to a completely different program other than engineering, you must complete the Ryerson online application for admission and supplementary forms found at: TRI-MENTORING The Tri-Mentoring Program assists you with your successful adjustments into university life. As a first-year student, you will be matched with an upper-year mentor who can provide academic, social, and cultural support during the academic year. This is a great way to get connected and make friends within your program. Facilitated by a group of committed full-time and student staff, the Tri-Mentoring Program aims to support you in your development of leadership skills and your pursuit of academic, personal, and career success. Visit the Tri-Mentoring Office in POD 54, call (416) ext or go online at:
58 SECTION [U-Z] UNDECLARED ENGINEERING Students in the Undeclared Engineering Program must declare their program of choice by the end of the first semester. Students must complete a Program Plan Change form and submit it to the FYCEO in ENG 377 before the end of the Fall term (December 2). Plan changes will be processed provided that you have a CLEAR academic standing (CGPA of 1.67 or higher). Visit to download the form. WOMEN IN ENGINEERING Women in Engineering (WIE) promotes a friendly and supportive environment for women pursuing Engineering studies. If you are a female engineering student, you can attend special evenings, listen to guest speakers, or get involved with a female mentor working in the engineering industry. Contact Women in Engineering in ENG 341 by calling (416) ext For more information, you may also visit WRITING CENTRE If you get stuck while writing an essay or don t know how to start, The Writing Centre can help. Book an appointment with a tutor or drop by LIB 272-B. Tutors will teach you strategies of organization and writing that you can use for your next assignments too. The Writing Centre also provides handouts on the major styles of referencing and on bibliographies. For more information please call (416) , ext or visit
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