Before entering the concurrent BESc/MD degree program, students must have completed the first three years of the Software Engineering program at Western, Option E: Software Engineering and Medicine. 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 for admission into the MD program. As a part of the application process, students must write a letter to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Admission Office) indicating their intent to proceed into the concurrent BESc/MD program.
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 with a minimum year weighted average (YWA) of 80%, and the second and third year program of Option E (Software Engineering and Medicine) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minimum year weighted average (YWA) of 80% in each year. In addition, the applicant must satisfy all current admissions requirements for the MD program at The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Entrance into the concurrent degree program is competitive and limited.
A student interested in the concurrent BESc/MD program will apply during the February registration period of the first common year of the Engineering program for admission to the Software Engineering program, Option E (Software Engineering and Medicine). The student must write the MCAT before the third year of the Software Engineering and Medicine program, for the following year's admission into the MD program. Students must apply to the MD program in accordance with the Ontario Medical School Application Service (OMSAS) during the third year of the Software Engineering and Medicine program.
Admission to the BESc program does not guarantee admission to the MD program.
Note: This program is only open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
A student enrolled in the concurrent BESc/MD degree program must satisfy the following progression requirements:
Year 2: a minimum YWA of 80% in courses taken as a part of Option E (Software Engineering and Medicine).
Year 3: a minimum YWA of 80% in courses taken as a part of Option E (Software Engineering and Medicine). Admission to the MD program at The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Year 4: progression requirements of the MD program and successful completion of Engineering courses.
Year 5: progression requirements of the MD program.
Year 6: progression requirements of the MD program.
Year 7: progression requirements of the MD program.
If the student fails to satisfy the above conditions, he or she will be required to withdraw from the concurrent program and will be required to transfer out of Option E into one of Options A or D in the Software Engineering program.
Concurrent Degree Program
First Year Program
Common first year of Engineering.
Second Year Program
Applied Mathematics 2415, ECE 2277A/B, SE 2250A/B, SE 2251A/B, Computer Science 1037A/B, Statistical Sciences 2141A/B, ECE 2238A/B, SE 2203A/B, SE 2205A/B, ES 2211F/G, 0.5 Science course, Business Administration 2299E.
Third Year Program
SE 3309A/B, SE 3313A/B, SE 3316A/B, ECE 4436A/B, SE 3352A/B, SE 3350Y, ECE 3375A/B, SE 3310A/B, SE 3314A/B, SE 3351A/B, SE 3353A/B, ES 4498F/G.
Fourth Year Program
Regular Year 1 of the MD program, SE 4450, SE 4472A/B and 0.5 technical elective
Fifth Year Program
Regular Year 2 of the MD program.
Sixth Year Program
Regular Year 3 of the MD program.
Seventh Year Program
Regular Year 4 of the MD Program.