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Learning Expectations

Language of Instruction:

English

Course Load:

Exchange students are recommended to take a minimum of 15 credits (CR) per term; 30 CR for the full year. As an example, 60 ECTS credits is usually considered a full course load in most European institutions and is equivalent to 30.0 Queen’s units. Please note: Queen’s Undergraduate degree seeking Engineering students take more than 15 credits per term – course load is to be determined by the home university and visiting student, should both feel that more than 15 credits is required for their home program

Course Weight:

Course weights in Engineering and Applied Science varies. 1 credit = one 50 minute lecture) and to laboratory assignments, tutorial, and significant project work (0.5 credits =one hour).

Course Types:

LECT Lecture; LAB Laboratory; TUT Tutorial

Grading:

Letter Grade

Grade Points

Numeric Equivalent

A+

4.3

90-100%

A

4.0

85-89%

A-

3.7

80-84%

B+

3.3

77-79%

B

3.0

73-76%

B-

2.7

70-72%

C+

2.3

67-69%

C

2.0

63-66%

C-

1.7

60-62%

D+

1.3

57-59%

D

1.0

53-56%

D-

0.7

50-52%

FR

0.0

40-49%

F

0.0

0-39%

Course Choices:

All Engineering and Applied Science courses are open to exchange students provided that they have all the appropriate prerequisite courses. Please note that availability in some courses may be limited in the event that there is limited spacing and/or the course is core for degree-seeking students.

Examinations:

Requirements vary for each course. An extra half hour during examination is available to exchange students whose first language is not English.