Graduation & Convocation

Ultimately, you are responsible for the completion of all degree and program requirements. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your eligibility to graduate, please contact your Academic Advisor.


General Degree Requirements

General Degree Requirements for the BA.Sc. and BA.Sc. in Engineering Science Degrees

To qualify for a degree, a student must complete a full undergraduate program as shown in the Academic Calendar within nine calendar years of first registration, exclusive of mandatory absences from their program.

A full undergraduate program consists of eight Fall and Winter Sessions taken in order.

To gain credit for a session a student must:

  • Satisfy the academic regulations to proceed to the succeeding session as described herein (Academic Calendar), and
  • Not be subsequently required to repeat the session for which credit is to be gained, and
  • Achieve a course mark of 50% or greater in every course taken as part of the academic load in a session (see Regulation IV-9), an
  • Not have the designation of “standing deferred” or “incomplete” outstanding for any course in the session (see Regulations I-6 and I-7)

Final Session

To be eligible to graduate, students must attain a weighted Session Average of 60% or greater in their final session, and not have accumulated between September 1990 and September 1997 more than two marks in the 40-49% range without having cleared such marks, and not have accumulated since September 1997 any marks of less than 50% without having cleared such marks (refer to Regulation IV-9).

Students who do not achieve a weighted Session Average of 60%, but have attained a weighted Session Average that allows them to proceed to the next session on probation, shall repeat the final session, and achieve a weighted Session Average of 60% or greater to graduate.

Practical Experience Requirements (PER)

It is a Faculty regulation that students must complete a minimum of 600 hours of practical work before graduation: PER Form.


March Degree Conferral (in absentia)

If you have finished all your degree requirements by January, you may obtain your degree in absentia in March. Please contact your Academic Advisor for more information.

November and June Convocations

June Convocation

If you would like to attend the June Convocation, please review the following information:

  • If you are not currently registered, please contact your Academic Advisor
  • If you are currently registered in the Winter Session (4W) and eligible to graduate—pending the results from your final 4W term—your Academic Advisor will add your name to the Convocation list. Typically, names for June Convocation are added in February
  • Your Advisor will also add your name to the Iron Ring ceremony, which takes place in March. For more information on the ceremony, please contact the Iron Ring Camp One Office (GB 116)
  • If your name has been added to the June Convocation list, the Office of Convocation will send you a letter regarding the Convocation ceremony
  • It is important you ensure the right name appears on your diploma. All official name changes must be submitted by February 1
  • As soon as all of your 4W final marks—and petition results, if applicable—are available in May, your Academic Advisor will conduct a final assessment to ensure your eligibility to graduate. If you have any doubt regarding your eligibility to graduate, please contact your Academic Advisor

Details regarding Convocation ceremonies and ticket information can be found at the Office of Convocation.

November Convocation

Please contact your Academic Advisor if you wish to be added to the November Convocation list.

If your name has been added to Convocation, the Office of Convocation will send you a letter regarding the Convocation ceremony.