Inquiries about admissions to graduate programs should be directed to SAS by calling 514-848-2424, ext. 3055 or 3057.
Inquiries related to the graduate programs should be directed to the departments as follows:
Building, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Advisor, Graduate Programs: Jenny Drapeau
phone: 514-848-2424, ext. 3205, EV 6-154
Computer Science & Software Engineering
Advisor, Graduate Programs: Halina Monkiewicz
phone: 514-848-2424, ext. 3043, EV 3-152
Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Graduate Program Assistant: Silvie Pasquarelli
phone: 514-848-2424, ext. 5367, EV 7-641
To find out more, please consult the following pages:
For information on academic entrance and language requirements, please visit the University's official webpage for graduate applicants.
For information on program requirements, please consult the current Graduate Calendar.
For the tentative schedule of the winter 2011 graduate exams, please download this document.
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Student Request forms:
Students who have completed the Concordia University Continuing Education Language Institute (CELI) Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program and are seeking admission into the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science are required to take the Engineering Writing Test (EWT). The EWT determines placement in the appropriate graduate writing course in Faculty.
Who may take the Engineering Writing Test?
Students who have successfully completed Advanced 2 level of the CELI Intensive ESL program with a minimum final grade of 72%
How do students register for the EWT?
If you have completed CELI Advanced 2 Level with a grade of 72% or higher, the graduate student advisor in Student Academic Services will refer you the EWT graduate coordinator. The EWT coordinator will register your for an upcoming EWT exam.
What are the outcomes of the EWT?
On the basis of their performance on the EWT, graduate students taking the exam will be placed into ENCS 5721 and 6721, ENCS 6721 only, or will be excused from further writing courses.
What is in the Engineering Writing Test?
The EWT is a 90-minute written exam consisting of two parts: a two-paragraph composition and answers to questions regarding a graph.
Part One: You will be given an essay of approximately 1,000 words discussing a technical issue for a lay audience. In the first paragraph you will state the writer's thesis, or key points, and then clearly indicate your opinion. In the second paragraph you will expand upon your position and provide the reader with evidence, or reasons, that support your position. Each paragraph should be between five and seven sentences long. You will end the second paragraph with a brief conclusion statement.
To practice for this section of the test, read an article from a newspaper or magazine, such as an editorial column or an opinion piece. Then write a paragraph that introduces the topic of the article and explains the author's opinion and key points in your own words. Then state your opinion about the author's argument, and support your position with evidence from the article, your own experience, and other sources.
Part Two: In this section, you will be asked to interpret and write about data presented in the form of a pie chart, bar graph, line graph or diagram. You will be asked to answer several questions about the data with two or three sentences each. To prepare for this section, find a bar graph or pie chart in a newspaper, magazine or on the internet. Consider what information is provided by the graph. To whom is this graph important and why? What conclusions can be drawn from the graph? What trends does it demonstrate? What kind of decisions might be made on the basis of the information contained in the graph?