Western's Green Process Engineering program is the first of its kind in Canada. The basic objective of the program is to combine and integrate the fundamental principles of chemical engineering to design commercial products and processes that are safe, economical and environmentally friendly. Some of the distinguishing features of the program include the emphasis on green chemistry, green power, solar and bio-fuel cells, and conversion of waste (such as agricultural byproducts) to bio-fuels.
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 Academic Excellence 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 Green Process Engineering Program. Students must obtain a weighted average (YWA) of 78% in each year.
During the second year of the Engineering program students are required to complete Business Administration 2257 with a minimum grade of 70%. Green Process 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.
First Year Program
Full-year courses: Applied Mathematics 1413, Engineering Science 1050, Business Administration 1299E.
Full-year half course: Engineering Science 1022A/B/Y
Half-year courses: Applied Mathematics 1411A/B, Chemistry 1302A/B, Engineering Science 1021A/B, Engineering Science 1036A/B, Physics 1401A/B and Physics 1402A/B.
(two of the half courses are taken in each term as scheduled)
Second Year Program
Third Year Program
Business Administration 3300K, Business Administration 3301K, Business Administration 3302K, Business Administration 3303K, Business Administration 3304K, Business Administration 3307K, Business Administration 3311K, Business Administration 3316K, Business Administration 3321K, Business Administration 3322K, Business Administration 3323K.
Fourth Year Program
CBE 3318A/B, CBE 3322A/B, CBE 3323A/B, CBE 3324A/B, CBE 3310A/B, GPE 3315A/B, GPE 3382A/B, GPE 3386A/B, GPE 3395Y, ECE 2238A/B, Statistical Sciences 2143A/B.
Applied Project Requirement: Business Administration 4569.
Fifth Year Program
• 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 4522A/B, Business Administration 4523A/B, the former Business Administration 4521A/B or other business elective as determined and approved by the HBA Program Director to satisfy the requirement.
• 2.0 courses (selected from 4000 level courses in the HBA program).
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.
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).