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Welcome to the
Faculty of Engineering
BSc – Computer Science
BEng – Computer Engineering
– Electrical Engineering
– Mechanical Engineering
BSEng – Software Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
LillAnne Jackson
Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs
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Congratulations!
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The Faculty of Engineering accepted YOU
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You are becoming a Computer Engineer,
Electrical Engineer or Mechanical Engineer
Who Decides?
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When to start studying for the Calculus Final?
When to work on that report for Communications?
If you should take on a part time job?
168 HOURS IN WEEK
- 23
-- in class
- 2 x 23 -- study: 2 hours (min) per class hour
CLASS TIME: (at most) 23 hour/week
- 7 x 7 -- sleeping
HOURS
- 21 x 1IN
-- WEEK:
meals 24 x 7 = 168 hours total
TIME- FOR
168
- 23 transportation
= 145 hours/week
7 x 2 WORK:
-- shower,
dress,
- 7 x 2 -- email, phone, twitter/LinkedIn, etc
TIME FOR WORK = 1 hour
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Whether you receive grade of A+ or F?
What is Engineering?
Applied Mathematics
If you speak the language of Mathematics . . .
Your Engineering problems will not be difficult.
What is Engineering?
Learning Requires . . . .
Repetition, discussion, practice
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Create a study group
 Make
sure everyone in the group can do everything
 Never put your name on something that you did not do
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Attend instructor office hours / Go to Help Desks
 Introduce
yourself and talk about the course
 If you don't have a question, just come and listen
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Do homework that is assigned
 Make
sure you can do anything
(not just the questions that were on the assignment.)
Studying & Time Management
Plan your week
 Schedule time for every course
 Don't delay things that are difficult
 Plan for the unexpected
 After everything is done:
Schedule in a little (not a lot of) fun time
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Choices in Your Program?
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You are registered in 5 or 6 classes
You are planning on doing well
You can't seem to get everything done
You don't want to fail or get bad marks
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But you are afraid you might?
Other course schedules are possible
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See your program advisor:
- Sevcenco, Ana-Maria (Electrical & Computer)
- Belinda de Jong (Mechanical)
Work Hard & Have Fun !
Welcome to the Faculty of
Engineering !
Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering
At the University of Victoria
Admissions Packages
 Read all contents thoroughly.
 Package includes:
Letter of offer - instructions on how
to accept offer
Registration instructions and
required courses
Notice of the Orientation session
University English Requirement
(UER)
To accept offer…
 Fill out and sign enclosed response
card
 Include registration deposit ($200)
 not required for returning UVIC
students
 Mail back to the Engineering
Undergraduate Office (envelope
included)
To register your courses…
 Using registration info included,
prepare conflict-free timetable
 Register all courses, labs and
tutorials – consider a reduced course
load!
 Review your timetable, maintain
records, view account, unofficial
transcript, etc.
All done through MyPage
To apply for a NetLink ID…

You are authorized to register, therefore
you are eligible to establish your NetLink
ID (see package insert)
 Go to http://netlink.uvic.ca/
 Application Form - to establish
NetLink ID
 Status - to check the status of
previous NetLink ID account
 Required for use of computing facilities,
UVIC and Engineering email, dail-in and
internet access and MyCo-op
To apply for an Engineering Computer
Account…
 After you have established your NetLink
ID
 Go to
http://www.uvic.ca/engineering/current/und
ergrad/computing/
Access Cards (will have to do this on
campus)
 Required for access to Engineering
buildings and computing facilities
English Requirement
 Every UVic student must satisfy
Undergraduate English Requirement
 Requirement for continued registration
 MOST of you have already satisfied this
requirements already (see back of admit letter
from Undergraduate Admissions)
 Some of you still have to satisfy this
requirement (see the enclosed handout)
 Further review or inquiries need to be directed
to Arnie Clark, Admissions Services,
[email protected]
Conditions of Admission
 Specific conditions are outlined in
Engineering Bridge Handbook
 Final grades of 55% or better AND
 A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 (greater
than 55%) for the Bridge Program.
 No more than one failing grade in all
courses and modules
UVic will not accept ‘D’ grades for credit.
Courses with a final grade of ‘D’ (less than
55%) must be repeated.
Bridge Welcome & Orientation
Thursday, January 5th, 2011
2:00-4:00 pm
ECS 660
Engineering & Computer Science/Math
Co-op Programs
Co-op Education
Cooperative Education is the
integration of academic studies
with periods of relevant work
experience.
UVIC Co-op
 One of the largest co-op
program in Western Canada
 Third Largest in Canada
 Over 900 work term placements
are made per year in ENGR/CSC
ENGR/CSMA Programs
Engineering - Mechanical,
Computer, Electrical, Software
Computer Science/Math
& Joint Programs
How
How does
does co-op
co-op work?
work?

 coordinators
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contactemployers
employersand
andsolicit
solicitjobs
jobs
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sessionson
oncampus
campus
• visit
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• assist with
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and cover letters
• support students
case
of emergency
• visit in
work
sites
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postedwork
on the
studentsare
to resolve
place
web
issues
 students
• descriptions
prepare resumes
cover letters
 job
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• apply for jobs via
co-op web system
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•
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How
How does
does co-op
co-op work?
work?

coordinators
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contact
andfor
solicit
jobs job
• • meet
withemployers
coordinators
targeted
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searcheson campus
• visit
work sites
• prepare
resumes
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• •support
in case
emergency
apply students
for jobs via
co-opofweb
system
 job descriptions are posted on the
web
 students
•
prepare resumes & cover letters
• apply for jobs via co-op web system
• conduct their own job searches as well
How does co-op work?
 interviews on campus/by phone/ by
videoconference/at employer location
 employers rank or make offers to
students
 students have 24 hours to consider
an offer
 Fees: $612/1020 for each work term
YEAR
FALL
Sept - Dec
SPRING
Jan - Apr
SUMMER
May - Aug
1
Academic
1a
Academic
1b
Work
2
Academic
2a
Work
Academic
2b
3
Work
Academic
3a
Work
4
Academic
3b
Work
Academic
4a
5
Work
Academic
4b
Graduation
Transfer and Challenge WTs
 Apply for any WT challenges and transfers
in the first 4 months of your program at
UVic (by April 30, 2012!)
 Complete documentation must be
submitted within 4 months after making
the application (by August 31, 2012)
 Challenges are based on relevant work
done prior to entering the ENGR program
at UVic – fee: $306
 Transfers are based on WT credits from a
college or university with a recognized
co-op program – no fee
ENGR 020
Introduction to Professional Practice
Taught in the first six weeks of the
Spring term
Introduces you to professional
practice, ethics, safety, APEGBC,
program requirements, plus cover
letters, resumes, interview skills, job
searches, networking etc.
Learning in Motion (LIM)
UVic’s system for posting co-op
jobs, and for students to upload
cover letters and resumes to
apply to those jobs
https://learninginmotion.uvic.ca
Accessing LIM
Once you have registered for
courses at UVic (November?) you
can ask for a UVic NetLink ID and
password - use this to access
LIM.
https://netlink.uvic.ca/
Questions?
Contact Information
Co-op / Career Web Site –
http://www.uvic.ca/coopandcareer/
Engineering Cooperative
Education Program
Phone: 250-472-5800

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