Engineering non-degree is a temporary status that allows students to enrol in an academic term for the purpose of facilitating a transfer or retaking 1A courses prior to repeating 1B.
You can arrange for a non-degree term by completing a
Plan modification/Internal Transfer form. Complete the front requesting the Engineering Non-degree program and filling in the reason for the non-degree term (e.g., Non-degree term to transfer into the Faculty of Science). Complete the "courses required by admitting department" table on the second page of the form. Students must build their own conflict free schedule using the Schedule of Classes. (Also check the Calendar for course descriptions). Submit the form to the Associate Director of Software Engineering.
Transfer students must submit a signed note from the program of interest signifying their approval of the course selection. This note is usually on the second page of the plan modification form. Note that the program of interest may have to sign specific courses listed in the table to allow enrolment in restricted courses (alternatively a Course Override form may be used).
Voluntary strengthening students must take at least one 1A course or equivalent.
Frequently asked questions
I want to transfer to another faculty at the University of Waterloo. Who should I contact?
Students interested in transferring to another faculty must contact the academic advisor of the program of interest to discuss their transfer options and the program's transfer procedures.
How do I modify my courses prior to or during drop/add period of the non-degree term?
Students interested in changing their course selection should first attempt to make the change on Quest themselves. If the Quest system does not permit the student to make the change, then they are asked to complete and submit a course override form to Shaz Rahaman.
When can I enrol in a non-degree term?
The deadline for a non-degree term is two weeks prior to the start of term. Stream-8 students requesting a voluntary strengthening term are asked to submit the form on their first day back in January.
Please Note: the plan modification form deadline is:
- Spring 2012 - Monday, April 16
- Fall 2012 - Monday, August 27
- Winter 2013 - Monday, December 10
How many non-degree terms are allowed?
Students are permitted to take one non-degree term, however on occasion a second may be required for transitional purposes only.
I want to do a non-degree strengthening term prior to repeating 1B. What courses should I choose? Can I take non-engineering electives?
Students wanting to voluntarily strengthen their 1A background and/or clear 1A failures can enrol in a non-degree term provided they take at least one 1A engineering course or equivalent. Students can take non-engineering electives for a total of three courses. (Students enrolling in a voluntary strengthening term prior to a QPR term must score 50% or greater in each course. Scores below 50% will disqualify students from QPR).