Academic Calendar - 2023

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2023

Western Main Campus

Faculty of Engineering - John M. Thompson Centre of Engineering Leadership and Innovation

This is a Combined Program also featured at the following pages:

Admission Requirements

Normally, students apply to the HBA program during their second year in Engineering by the published deadline. Application for the combined program is made during the first year in the HBA program. Students applying to the Ivey Business School's Advanced Entry Opportunity (AEO) are also eligible to be considered for the combined program. Admission to the program is competitive and limited. Upon completion of the program students will receive two degrees: a BA in Honours Business Administration and a BESc degree.

To be eligible for the combined program, all students, including those admitted via the AEO route, must have completed all the requirements of the first year curriculum in the Faculty of Engineering and the second year program in Option B of the Integrated Engineering program. Students must obtain a weighted average (YWA) of 78% in each year.

During the second year of the program students are required to complete Business Administration 2257 with a minimum grade of 70%. Integrated Engineering students may take Business Administration 2257 during Intersession either after their first or second year. Demonstrated participation in extra curricular and/or community activities, leadership and work experience are also admission criteria.

Module/Program Information

Engineering Common First Year Program

Full-year courses: Engineering Science 1050, Business Administration 1299E.
Full-year half course: Engineering Science 1022A/B/Y.
Half-year coursesNumerical and Mathematical Methods 1411A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1412A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1414A/B, Chemistry 1302A/B, Engineering Science 1021A/B, Engineering Science 1036A/B, Physics 1401A/B and Physics 1402A/B.

(Three of the half courses are taken in each term as scheduled)

Second Year Program

Numerical and Mathematical Methods 2270A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 2276A/B,  CBE 2221A/B, CBE 2291A/B, CEE 2202A/B, ECE 2238A/B, ECE 2277A/B, IE 2297A/B or the former ES 2297A/B, MSE 2214A/B, Statistical Sciences 2143A/B, Business Administration 2257.

Third Year Program

The third year of the undergraduate program in Business Administration consists of an integrated set of courses (7.5 courses) designed to give a basic understanding of the functions and the interrelationships of the major areas of management, as well as to develop problem-solving and action-planning skills.

All students will take: Business Administration 3300K, Business Administration 3301K, Business Administration 3302K, Business Administration 3303K, Business Administration 3304K, Business Administration 3311K, Business Administration 3316K, Business Administration 3321K, Business Administration 3322K, Business Administration 3323K.

Fourth Year Program

CBE 2220A/B, CBE 3322A/B, CEE 2220A/B, MME 3374A/B, ELI 3000A/B or the former ES 3331A/B, ELI 3200A/B or the former ES 3330A/B, ELI 4110F/G or the former ES 4498F/G, MME 2285A/B, MSE 2213A/B, MSE 3360A/B.

Applied Project Requirement: Business Administration 4569.

Fifth Year Program

ELI 4100A/B or the former ES 4480A/B, IE 4499 or the former ES 4499, three 0.5 technical electives (see list below).

3.0 Business Administration courses:

0.5 course:  International Perspective Requirement: Business Administration 4505A/B.
0.5 course:  Corporations and Society Perspective Requirement: At least one 0.5 course from Business Administration - Corporations and Society designated electives offered during the academic year (Business Administration 4538A/B, Business Administration 4539A/B, Business Administration 4588A/B, Business Administration 4625A/B) or other business elective as determined and approved by the HBA Program Director to satisfy this requirement.
0.5 course: Managerial Accounting Requirement: Business Administration 4624A/B. 
1.5 elective courses chosen from 4000 level Business courses.

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering:
CBE 2290A/B, CBE 3310A/B, CBE 3324A/B, CBE 4421A/B, CBE 4409A/B.

Civil and Environmental Engineering:
CEE 3348A/B, CEE 3362A/B, CEE 4405A/B, CEE 4418A/B, CEE 4458A/B, CEE 4465A/B, CEE 4477A/B.

Electrical and Computer Engineering:
ECE 3349A/B, ECE 3375A/B, ECE 4436A/B, ECE 4468A/B, SE 3314A/B.

Mechanical and Materials Engineering:
MME 3379A/B, MME 3381A/B, MME 4452A/B, MME 4473A/B, MME 4487A/B, MME 4492A/B.

Additional Technical Electives: IE 4990A/B, IE 4491A/B.


Progression Standards

Students in this combined program must meet the following progression standards: Students enrolled in first year HBA (Year Three) must attain at least 78%.

In Years Four and Five, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 4000 level HBA courses and a 75% average in their Engineering courses.

Failure to Meet Progression Standards

A student who fails to meet the progression standards in any year must withdraw from the combined program. However, a student who has met the progression standards of either the HBA or BESc program will be allowed to proceed to the next year of that program. If the progression standards of both individual programs have been satisfied, the student may continue in either program and may petition the School or Faculty whose program was not selected for permission to complete that program at a later date. A student who is required to withdraw from the combined program and wishes to pursue either or both of the individual programs, must complete all the degree requirements of the individual program or programs in order to graduate from that/those program(s).

Related Information

Exchange Programs

Students enrolled in the combined program are not eligible for an exchange program with the Faculty of Engineering; however, they may be eligible for an exchange through the Richard Ivey School of Business in Year Five. This will require advanced planning and approval of both faculties.

Students enrolled in the combined program are not eligible for an exchange program with the Faculty of Engineering; however, they may be eligible for an exchange through the Richard Ivey School of Business in Year Five. This will require advanced planning and approval of both faculties.