Approved courses for clearing 1A and 1B failed courses

Glossary of acronyms used on this page:

Course Acronym Meaning
AE Architectural Engineering
APS Applied Science
CHE Chemical Engineering
CHEM, CHY Chemistry
CIVE Civil Engineering
CO Combinatorics and Optimization
COMP, CPS, CS Computer Science
CSC Cognitive Science
EARTH Earth Sciences
ECE Electrical and Computer Engineering
ELE Electrical Engineering
EMLS English for Multilingual Speakers
ENGL English
ENVE Environmental Engineering
ES Engineering Science
GENE General Engineering
GEOE Geological Engineering
MATH (or Math), MTH Mathematics
ME Mechanical Engineering
MSCI Management Sciences
MTE Mechatronics Engineering
NE Nanotechnology Engineering
PHYS Physics
SE Software Engineering
SPCOM Speech Communication

This information is approved by the First Year Engineering Office to clear 1A and 1B failed courses.

1A and 1B Courses

Acceptable Equivalent Courses

UWaterloo

Other Universities (Letter of Permission required and to be completed prior to enrolling in the course)

AE / CIVE / ENVE / GEOE 115 MATH 106*, MATH 114*, MATH 115 Athabasca University - Math 270^
AE / CIVE / ENVE / GEOE 121 CHE 120, CS 114, CS 115

Athabasca University - COMP 206^
Thompson Rivers University - COMP 1131^
Thompson Rivers University - COMP 2211^

ARTS 190 ENGL 109*, EMLS 102R, EMLS 129R, ENGL 191/SPCOM 191, ENGL 192/SPCOM 192, ENGL 210E Not available
CHE 102 Not available

Toronto Metropolitan University - CHY 102, CCHY 103^
Thompson Rivers University - CHEM 1523^

CHE 120 AE / CIVE / ENVE / GEOE 121 Not available
CIVE 104 PHYS 115 Not available
CIVE 153 EARTH 121 Not available
ECE 105 NE 131, PHYS 115, or (PHYS 121 and 122 -  no lab component required) Athabasca University - PHYS 200^ (must obtain 70% or higher)
ECE 106 NE 241 Not available
ECE 108 Not available Athabasca University - Math 309^
ECE 140 GENE 123, MTE 120 Toronto Metropolitan University - ELE 202^
ECE 150 Not available Athabasca University - COMP 206^
ENGL 192/SPCOM 192 ENGL 109*, EMLS 102R, EMLS 129R, ENGL 191/SPCOM 191, ENGL 210E Not available
GENE 121
(Mechatronics prior to Winter 2021)
CS 137, MTE 121 Athabasca University - COMP 206^
Toronto Metropolitan University - CPS 109, 118, 125^
University of Toronto - CSC 108H^
University of Western Ontario - ES 1036B^
GENE 123 ECE 140 Not available
ENGL/GENE/SPCOM 191 EMLS 101R, EMLS 129R/ENGL 129R, ENGL 109*, SPCOM 100, SPCOM 223 Not available
MATH 115 MATH 114*

Athabasca University - MATH 270^
University of Calgary - MATH 211, 213^
Toronto Metropolitan University - CMTH 108^

MATH 116, MATH 117 MATH 127*, 137* Athabasca University - MATH 265^
MATH 118 MATH 119, 128*, 138*

Athabasca University - MATH 266^
University of Toronto - APS 163^

MATH 119 MATH 128*, 138* Not available
MSCI 121 Not available

Athabasca University - COMP 218^
Toronto Metropolitan University -
CPS 109^, 118^, 125^

MTE 121 CS 137, ECE 150, SYDE 121 Athabasca University - COMP 206^
MTE 140 CS 135 Athabasca University - COMP 272^
NE 111 Not available

Athabasca University - COMP 218^
Toronto Metropolitan University - CCPS 109^

NE 112 MATH 115 Not available 
NE 140 ECE 140 Not Available
PHYS 115 ECE 105, PHYS 111 (must obtain 70% or higher), 121* Athabasca University - PHYS 200^
PHYS 125 PHYS 112 (must obtain 75% or higher) Not available

The term "clearing" means that the approved replacement course is taken and passed and then the oriingal course is removed from the accumulative failure course count. For more information see Examinations and Promotions in the Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar.

*These courses are available through either the Centre for Extended Learning (online) at the University of Waterloo.

^These courses are available through another university. A Letter of Permission Form must be submitted and approved for courses being cleared at another university. The application deadline for Athabasca University is the tenth of the month in order to start the following month.

Students may seek approval for clearing courses not listed by providing the First-Year Engineering Office with a detailed course description of the course you wish to take from another university.

Updated: May 12, 2022