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D. Chemical Engineering and Law Option


Admission

Before entering the concurrent BESc/LLB degree program, students must have completed the first two years of the Chemical Engineering program at Western (or equivalent). In addition to applying for the concurrent degree program through the Office of the Associate Dean - Academic of the Faculty of Engineering, students must also make a separate application to the Faculty of Law for admission into the LLB program. In the application to the Law School, the applicant must indicate that he or she is applying to the concurrent BESc/LLB program.


Admission Criteria

To be eligible for the concurrent degree program, students must have completed all the requirements of the first year curriculum in the Faculty of Engineering, and the second year program, Option D, in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering with either a minimum cumulative weighted average (CWA) of 80% or stand in the top 10% of the class. In addition, the applicant must meet the special criteria established by the Law Faculty for admission to the concurrent program.

Entrance into the concurrent degree program is competitive and limited.


Admission Procedures

A student interested in the concurrent BESc/LLB program will normally apply during their second year in the Faculty of Engineering. Application must be made in writing to the Office of the Associate Dean - Academic of the Faculty of Engineering. The student must also apply to the Faculty of Law by the published deadline, normally May 1. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the separate application is submitted to the Faculty of Law. For information on the Law School application process, please contact the Law School Student Services Office (661-2111 ext. 88401). Email: lerichar@uwo.ca


Progression Requirements

A student enrolled in the concurrent BESc/LLB degree program must satisfy the progression requirements as determined by each Faculty. In addition, each student is required to maintain a minimum year weighted average (YWA) of 75% and be in the top half of the class in each program while enrolled in the concurrent degree program, to progress to the subsequent year.

If a student fails to meet the above progression requirements, the student will be required to withdraw from the concurrent program. If the student has met the progression requirements of the regular program, he or she may proceed to the next year of that program.


First Year Program

Common first year of Engineering.


Second Year Program
Third Year Program

First year Law curriculum.


Fourth Year Program
CBE 315a/b, CBE 322a/b, CBE 323a/b, CBE 324a/b, CBE 325a/b, CBE 363a/b; four of the Law core curriculum courses.

Fifth Year Program
CBE 397, ECE 208a/b, CBE 410a/b, CBE 420a/b, Statistical Sciences 243a/b, 0.5 technical elective, the remaining two Law core curriculum courses, Law School electives see below*.

Sixth Year Program

CBE 497, Law School electives - see below.*

*Note: The combined number of credit weights for the Law School electives for years 5 and 6 must total at least 21 credit hours. They must include: one course in which there is a written essay worth at least 2 credit weights. They must also include three courses that expose students to the impact of technology on society as well as ethical issues and thought processes of the Humanities and Social Sciences, such as courses in philosophy of law, international law, environmental law, ethics and accounting. These three courses will be approved for each student by the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Law.


Technical Electives: Chemical Engineering and Law Option
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