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UNB Fredericton

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Current students

Course requirements

Find your course requirements, electives and technical options.

Transfer students

Student travel grant

Undergraduate students in mechanical engineering can apply for funds to be used toward travel expenses to attend conferences and competitions.

Deferred exams

Remember that travel plans are not a sufficient reason to defer an examination. For all courses offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, deferred exams will be written on one of three predetermined dates, as follows:

  • Students deferring an exam in any mechanical engineering course in the fall term will write the deferred exam on the first Saturday after the start of classes in January.
  • Students deferring an exam in any mechanical engineering course in the winter term will write the deferred exam on the first Saturday after the start of intersession classes in May.
  • Students deferring an exam in any mechanical engineering course in the intersession or summer session will write the deferred exam on the first Saturday after the start of classes in September.

Exams will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday. If you have deferred more than one exam you will write the second exam at 2 p.m. on the same day, with additional exams written in the evenings (7 p.m.) of the following week, beginning on Monday evening and continuing with one exam each evening until all deferred exams are completed.

It may be necessary for you to write a deferred exam in a timeslot from the above list other than the first one available to them.

If you’re unable to write a deferred exam in one of the assigned time periods you may seek a further deferral based on the same documentation requirements as the university-wide regulations. Such documentation must be provided to the chair of the department by the registrar’s office. Granting of a further deferral is determined using the same rules and criteria as for the first deferral and will be written on the exam date of the next course offering.

General university regulations on deferred exams can be found in the university calendar.

Final year failure policy

If a mechanical engineering student fails only one course in their final academic year, and if the student could pass the course with an improved final exam grade, then the student may be allowed to register at the end of their final term for said course and will be allowed to write the final exam after one month of study.

This exception will only apply to courses that are given by the Department of Mechanical Engineering (have a ME code). Final year means the academic year from Sept.1 1 to April 30 and does not mean the student's last two semesters. For example:

  • A student fails a single ME course in the Fall term and is expecting to graduate in May. If at the end of April, this is the only course the student has failed, then a special course offering may be granted.
  • A student fails a single ME course in the Winter term and is expecting to graduate in May. A special course offering may then be granted.
  • A student fails a ME course in Fall term and is expecting to graduate at the end of that term. As this is the student’s last term, than a special course offering may be granted in the following semester.
  • A student has failed a ME course in the Winter term in their second to last semester. The student then comes back for the Fall term and passes all of their courses. This student is not allowed a special course offering and must enroll and pass the class during the standard offering in the next Winter term.