Post-Diploma Engineering Degree Program
The Faculty of Engineering at Lakehead University through the Department of Electrical Engineering offers a unique Post-Diploma Engineering Degree Program to graduate technologists. All entrants to this program should realize that they are being admitted into an Engineering degree program designed specifically for them, rather than part-way through a regular Engineering program.
The Post Diploma Program offers qualified technologists a Bachelor of Engineering Degree with a major in electrical engineering. It extends the technologists' capabilities into more advanced conceptual and design phases of engineering. This is accomplished through a series of core and elective courses, engineering design, and a major project which enables the student to emphasize a particular area, such as computer applications, communications networks, industrial control or electrical power distribution.
In order to make the transition from technology to degree studies and from industry to university, the Faculty of Engineering provides a number of transition courses which are required by all students entering a post diploma engineering degree program at Lakehead University from other institutions. These courses are normally taken during the summer prior to the third year of the degree program.
The Faculty of Engineering Admissions Committee will review each student's application for the B.Eng. program and use the guidelines included in the course descriptions below to decide upon the transition course requirements for each student. Students are reminded that the Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to set the transition course requirements it deems appropriate for each individual student. All post-diploma students are required to take the transition mathematics courses Engineering 3021 (4021): Analysis A and Engineering 3022 (4022): Analysis B. Electrical Engineering post-diploma students are also normally required to take Engineering 3015 (4015): Engineering Thermodynamics and Engineering 3016 (4016): Engineering Mechanics. If the transition course Engineering 3014 (4014): Engineering Chemistry is required, it is normally taken in the Winter term of the regular academic year. Make-up courses may also be required, based on a comparison of our courses with your college technology program. Students are advised of their required transition courses and any make-up courses, as well as their timetable, upon admission to the engineering degree program.
Transition Course Descriptions
Engineering 3014 (4014): Engineering Chemistry
Basic principles and relationships of Chemistry as applied to Engineering. This course has been designed to provide entrants to the BEng program with an improved background in Chemistry and it is taken by all students except graduate Chemical Engineering Technologists.
Engineering 3015 (4015): Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Fundamental laws of thermodynamics and their application to engineering. This course is required by those entrants to the BEng program whose previous background does not include this subject or who do not have an adequate standing in thermodynamics.
Engineering 3016 (4016): Engineering Mechanics
Applications of the principles of statics, kinematics, dynamics and strength of materials to engineering problems. This course is required by those entrants to the BEng program whose previous background does not include this subject and for entrants who are judged to require a review of this subject material.
Engineering 3017 (4017): Electronics
Electronics and its applications to instrumentation and controls. This course has been designed for students entering the BEng program in the Chemical and Mechanical Engineering disciplines.
Engineering 3021 (4021): Engineering Analysis A
Review course on the application of algebra, series, and calculus to the analysis of engineering problems.This course is intended for transfer entrants to the B.Eng. program and for Lakehead University in-course students who received less than a 60% average in Mathematics 2010 and 2030 or equivalent.
Engineering 3022 (4022): Engineering Analysis B
Application of advanced analysis techniques to engineering problems, including the use of differential equations, Laplace transforms and matrix algebra. This course is intended for transfer entrants and for Lakehead University in-course students who received less than 60% in Mathematics 3010 or equivalent.