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Engineering Absences & Academic Consideration Policy

Self Reported Absences

If your absence is short term and unexpected then you may be eligible to use the Self-Reported Absence Form.  You can view the Eligibility Conditions and your responsibilities HERE.

Completing a Self-Reported Absence Form will only notify your instructor(s) of your absence within the acceptable absence timeframe. You are responsible for contacting your instructor(s) within the appropriate amount of time to make arrangements to complete the missed coursework.

To use the Self-Reported Absence Form:

  • Log into: Western Student Center
  • Click on the Self-Reported Absence link located on the right-hand side under Student Services Links.
  • Carefully read the instructions and complete the Form, indicating each of the courses that you will miss during your absence.
  • Email your instructor(s) following your Self-Reported absence to discuss a new deadline/make-up date.


Academic Consideration Request

*If you are unable to report using the Self-Reported Absence system because you do not meet one or more of the the conditions, then you will need to: 

Fill out a Request for Academic Consideration Form and submit it with documentation (see below for details on types of documentation). 

If you are unable to provide documentation, please fill out the No Documentation Declaration Form along with the Request for Academic Consideration Form.

If what you are missing is under 10% of your final grade, you will need to submit these to your Engineering Department office (CBE, CEE, ECE, MME). If what you are missing is over 10% of your final grade, you will need to submit these to the Undergraduate Services Office, SEB 2097. First year students always submit all request through the Undergraduate Services Office, SEB 2097.

*ALL forms and documentation must be emailed to*


NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award Opportunities (USRA)

What is USRA?

  • Stimulates students’ research interest in Natural Sciences and Engineering
  • Engages students in research activities
  • Encourages and motivates students to pursue graduate studies
  • Provide financial support for research experience through the host university


  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  •  Registered full-time student in the term immediately before the award
  • Do not hold higher degrees in natural science or engineering
  • Minimum cumulative 78%
  • May hold up to three USRAs throughout university career
  • Have not begun a graduate program prior to the tenure of award
  • Not enrolled in a professional degree (M.D., D.D.S., B.Sc.N.)

Other Summer Opportunities

Engineering Dean's Award

This award has the same requirements and value as NSERC USRA but is also open to International Students. If you are an international student and wish to apply, please contact the Graduate Office by emailing

Undergraduate Summer Research Award

This award has the same requirements and value as NSERC USRA but is also open to International Students. In addition, students with an average below 70% may be considered for this award. If you are an international student and wish to apply, please contact the Graduate Office by emailing

Value of Award

  • $4,500 for 16 consecutive weeks on a full time basis (May - August)
  • Part-time hours and vacation leave will not be approved
  • Supervisors supplement award by at least 25% (minimum $1,125) using NSERC grants or any
    other research funds
  • Total minimum stipend: $5,626
  • Competitive award

Summary of All Awards

Award Type Academic Average Stipend (minimum) Stipend Breakdown
NSERC USRA 78% and above $5625 $1125 (Supervisor) $4500 (NSERC)
Dean's Award 78% and above $5625 50% (Supervisor) 50% (Faculty)

Summer Research


70% and above $5625 75% ( Supervisor) 25% (Faculty)

How to Apply

One Application for all awards that must be submitted through the NSERC Portal

International applicants for Dean’s and Summer Research awards also complete the NSERC USRA application but must contact and inform Whitney Barrett (Graduate Officer),

Deadline: TBA - Usually during the last week of January


Potential Projects Summer 2020

CubeSat (Western University-Nunavut Arctic college Nanosatellite launching in 2021-2022)

Supervisor: Jayshri Sabarinathan

Research Area: Remote Sensing Instrumentation

Multispectral Camera Development – Agricultural Monitoring on UAV/ Mobile Robots (Greenhouse and Lunar) Several projects include Camera Embedded Interface development, Camera sensor characterization, camera image processing development, Camera interfacing

Supervisor: Jayshri Sabarinathan

Research Area: Remote Sensing Instrumentation

XRD instrumentation for Lunar/Mars Rover

Supervisor: Jayshri Sabarinathan<

Research Area: Photonic integrated circuits

Photonic Integrated circuits - for satellite laser communication applications USRA projects include photonic design, testing, optical spectrometer characterization, optical testing automation

Supervisor: Jayshri Sabarinathan

Engineering Organizations