Students accepted into the program will be required to pay a fee of $400 to Western to be enrolled in the ES2274A/B (and ES 2275A/B) externship program, and tuition at a to-be-announced rate to Fanshawe for the PEME Certificate program. The Western fee maintains your enrolment in the engineering program while you attend Fanshawe for the PEME program. The Western fee also gives you library and internet privileges at Western since you are still registered as a student. The Fanshawe tuition will be invoiced to you through the College since you will be considered a regular student of the College for the period of enrolment.
Students may combine the PEME program with all other options available to them at Western including concurrent and combined degrees, Summer Co-op and IIP. Upon completion, students will have a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree from Western and a PEME certificate from Fanshawe College. The two programs are entirely separate and there is no advanced standing in either direction. The PEME program is likely to give students a decisive market advantage in design and manufacturing jobs.
Upon successful completion of the certificate program (minimum 60% average with no failures), the students will receive a certificate of completion from Fanshawe College. In addition, a grade of “Pas” will appear on the student's Western transcript for the courses ES 2274A/B and ES 2275A/B – Engineering Externship. If a student does not successfully complete the PEME program, a grade of “fai” will appear on the students Western transcript. Fanshawe will provide a separate academic record with the completed courses and their corresponding grades. Note: passing the PEME program is not a prerequisite for maintaining good standing in the MME program at Western.
Fanshawe College has an analogous program to that offered at Western. Students will be required to provide all necessary information to the College to be eligible. Students will be encouraged to consult with the Student Life Office at Fanshawe College to discuss accommodation prior to starting the program in September. Although every effort shall be made to accommodate students with disabilities, Fanshawe College reserves the right to deny entrance to the program for individuals with disabilities that may pose a health and safety risk, or prevent them from achieving the program learning outcomes.
Students who elect to take the PEME program are still eligible to take the Internship Program at Western. If this is the course of action, it is recommended to take the PEME program following the first or second year of your engineering program leaving the period after third year for the Internship Program.