Intrafaculty Transfers

Interested in Transferring?

Before applying you must consider the following:

Important notes for students interested in Co-op Software Engineering

  • Diligently research the program by visiting the curriculum and eCalendar as you must be aware there are 4 mandatory Co-op work terms.
  • Meet with a career advisor to discuss your future career plans and the possibility of internships in your current program.
  • Have you considered a minor instead? Available minors include Software Engineering, Computer Science.
  • Transferring from another program will put you out of sync with the curriculum, and it may take longer to finish your degree.
  • If accepted into the program, Co-op work terms are to be taken prior to your term of graduation – no exceptions.
  • For specific questions about the Co-op program, you can also meet with an academic advisor or Software Co-op advisor.
  • Program is very competitive and space is limited.


NOTE: Students currently in Software Engineering are not eligible to transfer to Co-op Software Engineering.

Software Engineering students can get the same level of industry experience and recognition through the EIP– please contact our career advisors for more information.
Instead of Co-op Software Engineering, you might want to consider Computer Engineering, as it provides a learning experience very close to that of the Co-op Software Engineering. With proper course selections, a computer engineering student takes 75% of the courses taken by software engineering students. This coverage can be increased significantly by adding the Software Engineering minor plus experience through Engineering internship program.

Application Dates

Winter: Closed
Fall: April 15 to May 15

Engineering students who would like to change their program are invited to apply as an intra-faculty transfer using the Minerva Faculty Transfer/Readmission electronic application.

Transfer Request Review Process and Minimum Requirements

While many applicants may meet the minimum requirements for a program transfer, there is limited enrolment/space in undergraduate degree programs in the Faculty of Engineering. Therefore, in order to ensure a transparent and equitable evaluation of each application, the following conditions are considered in the selection process:

  • A minimum of one completed term of study at McGill is required in order to be considered for a transfer to an undergraduate program in the faculty.
  • A minimum CGPA based on McGill courses is required to apply:
    • 3.0 CGPA for the programs offered in the Department of Mining and Materials;
    • 3.3 CGPA for the programs offered in all other departments.
  • A minimum of 27 McGill graded credits (does not include S/U grades and does not include transfer credits) must be completed at the end of the current academic year (Fall and Winter terms) where at least one term comprises 15 credits or
  • at least 15 credits must be completed at the end of a winter term where it is the student’s term of admission or
  • at least 15 credits must be completed in the last term of registration where a student is on a co-op work term or McGill approved internship program.

Offers for program transfer will be made to students based on CGPA relative to the list of qualified applicants.

All results are taken into consideration in determining transfer offers, including failed or repeated courses. Admission is competitive and the minimum CGPA requirement does not guarantee acceptance.

You must plan your course schedule for the upcoming year inline with the program you are currently registered in as there is not a guarantee of getting into your program of choice.

CGPA CUT-OFFS

As a guideline, we have listed the lowest CGPA scores admitted to inter- and intrafaculty transfers over the last five years. These are historical values and do not necessarily reflect the CGPA that will be required for future transfers.

CGPA cut-offs can fluctuate up or down from one year to the next.

 

Interfaculty transfer CGPA Cut off

 

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

Bioengineering

3.76

3.70

4.00

3.93

3.96

3.28

Chemical

3.68

3.58

3.96

3.90

3.85

3.92

Civil

3.41

3.27

3.67

3.52

3.51

3.50

Computer

3.72

3.40

3.66

3.91

3.65

3.78

Electrical

3.60

3.40

3.91

3.91

3.65

3.78

Materials

3.30

3.50

3.56

3.40

3.50

3.78

Mechanical

3.83

3.75

3.88

3.80

3.88

3.93

Mining

3.30

2.34

2.92

2.47

3.03

3.84

Software

NA

3.82

3.90

3.91

3.65

3.28

How to apply for a Program Transfer or Readmission

A maximum of two program choices (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical; Civil) are permitted per application period. Students should enter their first and second preference.

  1. Login to Minerva using your McGill ID and PIN.
  2. Select the Student Menu.
  3. Select the Student Records Menu.
  4. Select Faculty Transfers / Readmission Menu.
  5. Follow the steps on the menu screen to proceed with the application you desire: Inter-Faculty Transfer, Intra-Faculty Transfer, or Readmission.
NOTE: Students applying to Architecture will be evaluated by the School of Architecture and should email mary.lanni [at] mcgill.ca (Mary Lanni Campoli), Student Adviser, School of Architecture regarding submission of their application and architecture portfolio.

Application Status

Students are required to verify on Minerva the status of their application often to determine whether any additional information is required and respond promptly.

Applications that remain incomplete two weeks following the application deadline will be refused.

Application Decision

Decisions will be processed anytime between mid-June up until end of July.  Students will receive an email notification when their status changes. Following a Faculty Approved status, it is mandatory that the student accept or decline the offer on the Minerva application. This must be done within two weeks of the change of status to avoid cancellation of the offer.

Accepted students are to read the letter of offer carefully as there may be further steps to complete before registration may begin.

Where an offer has been accepted, the student’s record will reflect the new program within a few days of acceptance. Once the new program appears on Minerva, the student may begin registering in the courses applicable to the new program.

New Program Advising

Academic advising is MANDATORY in the Faculty of Engineering.

The letter of offer on Minerva provides information to students on when to attend their departmental advising session.

Inquiries

If you have more questions about transferring programs or readmission, you can either book an appointment or send an transfer.engineering [at] mcgill.ca (email).
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