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Native Access Program in Engineering (NAPE)

Native Access Program for Engineering (NAPE)

The Native Access Program for Engineering provides:

1. academic, social and cultural support for all Aboriginal students registered in the Faculty of Engineering.

2. a pre-engineering program designed for admission to the study of engineering at Lakehead University. Those who will be considered for admission to NAPE will be of Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-status, M├ętis and Inuit) and admissible to the University as mature students or under the guidelines for extraordinary admission (see Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs). Students may also meet the normal admission standards for the engineering programs.

The Native Access Program for Engineering is composed of:

NAPE Summer Orientation: six weeks of study for all students starting in mid-July and consisting of introductory courses in mathematics, sciences, communications, and calculator/computer skills. Orientation activities are provided to make the student feel comfortable at the University and in the City.

NAPE Access Year: one year of study in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and communications. The students' academic programs will be designed to suit their needs. Students who are academically prepared may be permitted to register for selected courses in the regular engineering technology diploma programs.

Academic, Social and Cultural Supports
Students will have access to an academic/social/cultural support system which is based on a student-community-university linkage. The system includes the NAPE student advisor, the Learning Assistance Centre, instructors/faculty, and elders.

NAPE Summer Orientation

All students enter a six-week orientation which begins in mid-July. Students are expected to achieve 70% in each course prior to registering in the comparable advanced course in the NAPE access year.

Courses

 

Lec

 

Lab
NAPE 1090 - Introductory Mathematics

 

5

 

2
NAPE 1092 - Communications

 

3

 

1
NAPE 1093 - Calculator and Computer Skills

 

2

 

4
NAPE 1094 - Introduction to Engineering Science

 

5

 

2
 

 

15

 

9

Students, and, where suitable, family will participate in orientation activity to help acquaint them with the University, the City, the profession and student life.

NAPE Access Year

Students pursue a program of study during the regular fall and winter terms to prepare for entry into the first year of engineering technology in the following year.

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

Student progress and performance will be monitored and evaluated on a regular basis to identify individual needs for extra tutoring and academic counselling. At the end of each term an overall evaluation will be made of each student's status. The following criteria will be used in this evaluation:
- A student must achieve at least 65% in a NAPE course before proceeding to a more advanced NAPE course in the same field.
- An average of 65% in NAPE courses is considered to be the minimum acceptable level of academic performance for advancement.
- Students will normally be permitted to repeat a course only once.
- A student who does not achieve an average of at least 50% in NAPE courses will normally be required to withdraw from the program.
- Prior to any dismissal, each student's case will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine if there are any relevant circumstances to prevent such action.
- Consideration for re-admission requires a petition from the student.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

Fall Term*

 

Lec

 

Lab
NAPE 1190 - Introduction to Engineering Mathematics I

 

4

 

2
NAPE 1192 - Communications

 

3

 

0
NAPE 1194 - Introduction to Engineering Chemistry I

 

4

 

2
NAPE 1195 - Introduction to Engineering Physics I

 

4

 

2
TOTAL HOURS

 

15

 

6

 

Winter Term*

 

Lec

 

Lab
NAPE 1290 - Introduction to Engineering Mathematics II

 

4

 

2
NAPE 1291 - Introduction to Engineering Mathematics III

 

3

 

2
NAPE 1294 - Introduction to Engineering Chemistry II

 

4

 

2
NAPE 1295 - Introduction to Engineering Physics II

 

4

 

2
TOTAL HOURS

 

15

 

8

*Students who have adequate academic standing will be counselled to register in one or more courses from Year I of the Engineering Technology program.