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contents                                                                                                       welcome
                                                                  welcome                                  1
                                                                  opportunity to change the world          2
                                                                  tradition of global leaders              4
                                                                  community                                6
                                                                  clubs                                    7
                                                                  career development                       8
                                                                  academic programs                       10
                                                                  chemical engineering                    12
                                                                  civil engineering                       14
                                                                                                               Welcome to Engineering at the University of Toronto
                                                                  electrical & computer engineering       16
                                                                  industrial engineering                  18
                                                                  materials engineering                   20
                                                                  mechanical engineering                  22   University of Toronto                                                 Faculty of Applied Science
                                                                  mineral engineering                     24   U of T has more than 800 undergraduate programs, 400                  & Engineering
                                                                                                               graduate and professional programs, and 1,000 student clubs
                                                                  trackone                                26                                                                         The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the
                                                                                                               and activities. Founded in 1827, U of T enrolls more students,
                                                                                                                                                                                     University of Toronto is a centre of immense inspiration,
                                                                  engineering science                     28   employs more professors, and offers a greater range of courses
                                                                                                                                                                                     remarkable innovation and endless possibilities.
                                                                                                               than any other Canadian university. The University is made up
                                                                  toronto                                 30
                                                                                                               of smaller learning communities within the Faculties, Schools,        The Engineering Faculty has earned an international reputation
                                                                  admissions requirements                 32   Colleges, and three campuses, that provide a personal, individual     for excellence in education and knowledge creation and is known
                                                                                                               approach within our academic environments.                            as a forward-thinking resource to address world concerns. With
                                                                  money matters                           33
                                                                                                                                                                                     a focus on interactive and collaborative research and design, our
                                                                                                               Professors at the University of Toronto are leaders in discovery
                                                                  visit                                   34                                                                         undergraduate academic programs reflect the ever-changing
                                                                                                               and teaching. They conduct more research across more
                                                                                                                                                                                     needs of our global society.
                                                                                                               disciplines than any other university in Canada. They publish
                                                                                                               more than any other public university in North America. And,
                                                                                                                                                             Our students and professors come together
                                                                                                               when other professors around the world are surveyed, U of T is
                                                                                                                                                             to share knowledge and benefit from a
                                                                                                               one of only eight universities ranked in the top 20 across the full
                                                                                                               range of disciplines, including Engineering.
                                                                                                                                                             progressive environment where great ideas
                                                                                                               The University’s dedication to an outstanding and innovations are born. Our graduates
                                                                                                               educational experience is reflected in        are leaders in pinnacle companies across
                                                                                                               the number and variety of resources           the globe, spanning diverse industries and
                                                                                                               and options available to our students.        professions.

                                                                                                               Engineering at U of T is 1st in Canada
                                                                                                               and 8th overall in the world*
                                                                                                               * Times Higher Education-QS and U.S. News & World Report’s World University Rankings

Engineering Student Recruitment & Retention Office                                                             The innovation and professional                                       The First Year Engineering Strategies and
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto                                                contributions of Engineering at U of T are                            Practice (ESP) design course received
                                                                                                               recognized with top awards, including                                 Canada’s prestigious Alan Blizzard
Room 173—35 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A4                                                FSC logo                       the prestigious 3M National Teaching                                  Award for collaborative teaching.                                                       — Placed by printer —        Fellowship, received by Chair of First                                Pictured Above:

                                                                                                               Year, Professor Susan McCahan.                                        Engineering student, Ines Lucia Fernandez Valdivieso, moved to Toronto from
                                                                                                                                                                                     Peru and gives tips to international students and out-of-towners on page 18.
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opportunity to change the world
Our economic prosperity, health and overall quality
of life depend on innovations that engineers create
every day.
                  We live in a dynamically changing world            With minors in Bioengineering,
                  with unprecedented opportunities for               Environmental Engineering, and
                  engineers to make contributions. Now               Sustainable Energy, students can
                  more than ever, we need your creative,             augment their specialization by
                  innovative, and insightful solutions.              developing tools to make advances in
                                                                     medical technologies, such as using
                  An Engineering degree comes with the
                                                                     nanotechnologies in drug delivery systems
                  responsibility to make a difference in the
                                                                     to better target cancer cells to help shape
                  world. Engineers have the knowledge and
                                                                     environmental public policy, as well
                  ability to create and to provide innovative
                                                                     as learn how to harness solar power to
                  solutions to some of the world’s most
                                                                     effectively produce energy systems around
                  pressing global problems—from building
                                                                     the globe. We are working to introduce
                  stronger materials that create more
                                                                     two new minors for fall 2011:
                  stable bridges and roadways, to providing
                  technological advances that keep our               + Globalization
                  drinking water clean—engineers have the            + Engineering Business
                  opportunity to enact change. With a U of T
                                                                      Certificates are also offered in Preventative
                  Engineering degree, you will have the
                                                                      Engineering & Social Development and
                  potential to make a difference in the world.

                  The U of T Engineering curriculum is among the most
                  pioneering in the world. We were the first to introduce
                  an undergraduate degree in the interdisciplinary field of
                  nanoengineering, and the first in Canada to introduce
                  an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering,
                  both through our Engineering Science program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Learn By Doing in First Year
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Engineering Design Courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Employers want engineers with strong technical skills who can
                                                                                                                               A Summer of International Development                                communicate their designs and ideas effectively with clients.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    For this reason, we build extensive design and communication
                                                                                                                               Former president of U of T Engineers Without Borders (EWB),          components into U of T’s Engineering curriculum. In First Year,
                                                                                                                               Mike Klassen (EngSci) was one of several Engineering                 all BASc students take a design course. Core 8 and TrackOne
                                                                                                                               students involved in summer volunteer-expeditions in Africa          students take the national, award-winning Engineering
                                                                                                                               through EWB. Stationed in Zambia, Klassen was introduced             Strategies and Practice (ESP) course. More than 50 service
                                                                                                                               to government staff working on water issues, HIV/AIDS,               organizations and community groups provide real-world
                                                                                                                               community development, and health, as well as NGO’s like             Engineering problems for our First Year students to solve.
                                                                                                                               PLAN International, Development Aid from People to People,           Students work together with a Faculty advisor to present
                                                                                                                               and Total Control of the Epidemic. Klassen and others like him,      their solutions and a number of companies implement the
                                                                                                                               help bring the voices of villagers to the table when designing and   technology and ideas in the end. All First Year BASc Engineering
                                                                                                                               implementing interventions that address their needs. For his         Science students take Praxis. This design course targets
                                                                                                                               contributions, Klassen was recently recognized with the Leaders      local challenges in Toronto, focusing on improving the city’s
                                         Professor Ted Sargent is one of the most celebrated engineering scientists
                                                                                                                               of the Future Award by EWB Canada, the Professional Engineers        usabilty, sustainability and accessibility. Students showcase
                                         of his generation. He proved that it is possible to capture and convert the sun’s
                                                                                                                               of Ontario Foundation for Education Award and in 2010, the           their solutions to city staff, the media, professors, peers, and the
                                         invisible infrared rays into electricity, to provide power for virtually everything
                                                                                                                               Engineers Canada Gold Medal Student Award.                           general public.
                                         that now uses electricity.
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tradition of global leaders
                                                     U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, see page 12

                                                                        “Getting involved is both an opportunity
                                                                         and obligation of being a citizen in every
                                                                         community I am a member of—both
                                                                         at U of T and beyond.” —William Li

                                                                                                                                                     Mazabuka, Zambia, see page 3

                                                                                                                                                         Mutare, Zimbabwe, see page 28

                           Lima, Peru, see page 18                                                                                                    Graduates of U of T Engineering have always found a
                                                                                                                                                      place as leaders and innovators around the globe.

                                                                                                                                      Tradition of
Global Engineering Leaders                                                                                                            Leaders
                                                                                                                                                      Lew Urry (ChemE)      William Shaw            Julie Payette,       Hana Zalzal            Dr. Gino
Whether you want to be a student volunteer at the World Economic Forum in                                                                             developed the         (MIE), received an      astronaut and        (CivE) created         Palumbo (MSE)
Switzerland, help provide proper sewage technology to rural communities in                                                                            first commercially    Oscar for his role in   space pioneer,       multimillion-dollar    runs Integran
                                                                                                                                                      viable alkaline       creating the IMAX       graduated from our   cosmetics company      Technologies
Africa with Engineers Without Borders, or learn from established leaders, U of T                                                                      battery, which        projection system.      ECE program. In      CARGO. Courtney        Inc., one of
Engineering students have a variety of opportunities to reshape our world.                                                                            evolved into the
                                                                                                                                                                            Caprice Boisvert
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2010, she received   Cox and Evangeline     North America’s
                                                                                                                                                      Energizer battery.                            the Engineers        Lilly are among the    most successful
                                                                                                                                                                            (MIE + PEY)
                                                                                                                                                      He was voted one                              Canada Gold          celebrities who use    nanostructured
                                                                                                                                                                            runs the Faculty’s
Collaborate.                                                      Inspire.                                                                            of the 100 greatest
                                                                                                                                                      inventors of the
                                                                                                                                                                            Skule™ Mentorship
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Medal Award.         Hana’s eco-friendly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         cosmetics in their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                materials research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                companies. They
                                                                                                                                                                            program, pairing        Jeffrey Skoll
U of T Engineering undergrads are encouraged to take advantage    The professors who teach your courses are international                             millennium.                                                        own custom lip         have contracts
                                                                                                                                                                            hundreds of             (ECE) co-founded
of the Student Exchange Program at the Centre for International   leaders in their fields who are regularly consulted by the media,                                                                                      shades.                with the U.S. Air
                                                                                                                                                                            undergraduates          eBay and forever
Experience (CIE) to study abroad at acclaimed universities        industries and government to provide answers to the world’s                                                                                                                   Force and NASA,
                                                                                                                                                                            with successful         changed the way
across the globe. In addition, our undergrads are given the       engineering problems. They are also the authors of many of                                                                                                                    and hold the first
                                                                                                                                                                            alumni.                 we buy products.
opportunity to work alongside their professors to provide         the textbooks you, and other engineering students around the                                                                                                                  U.S. patent issued
innovative engineering solutions to some of the world’s most      world, will use in class. Our award-winning professors genuinely                                                                                                              in nanotechnology.
pressing problems.                                                care about your academic growth. At U of T Engineering, you’re
                                                                  joining a prestigious community of scholars who work together
In his third year in Engineering Science, William Li (pictured
                                                                  to inspire creativity.
above) worked with Engineering Professor Tom Chau at Holland
Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital to develop a home video                                                                        Engineering Leaders of                An engineering education is a life-long foundation for transformational leaders and
                                                                                                                                                                            outstanding citizens. The Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) program offers
game for children with cerebral palsy to help strengthen motor
skills and improve range of motion. William graduated in 2009
                                                                                                                                      Tomorrow Program                      opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through workshops, lectures, and
and is pursuing his graduate degree at MIT.                                                                                                                                 a certificate program on Team Skills.
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community                                                                                                                                  clubs:                        Engineering Athletic Association • Skule™
                                                                                                                                                                         Climbing Club • Chinese Engineering Students’
                                                                                                                                           Association • Engineering Chinese Club • Iranian Engineering Students’
                                                                                                                                           Association • Korean Engineering Students’ Association • National Society

Our scholarly community is culturally diverse,                                                                                             of Black Engineers • Blue Genes • iGEM • U of T Aeronautics Team • U of T
with students and alumni from all around the                                                                                               Blue Sky Solar Racing • U of T Concrete Canoe Team • U of T Eco-Marathon
globe who are learning and creating together
at U of T Engineering. Last year’s incoming                                                                                                Club • U of T Formula SAE Racing Team • U of T Mechatronics Design
Class of 2013 was the most diverse in our
Faculty’s history, with students joining us
                                                                                                                                           Association • Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Club • Undergraduate
from all Canadian provinces, 61 countries,                                                                                                 Civil Engineering Club • Undergraduate Computer Engineering Club •
and every continent apart from Antarctica.
                                                                                                                                           Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Club • Undergraduate Engineering
Building an Even More
Global Community
                                                                                                                                           Science Club • Women in Science & Engineering • Undergraduate
We recently created the Centre for Global Engineering to
bring together the global research and learning opportunities
                                                                                                                                           Industrial Engineering Club • Undergraduate Materials Engineering Club •
in our Faculty and ensure they become a regular part of our
curriculum. For instance, knowing how energy systems can be                                                                                Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Club • Undergraduate Mineral
more efficient in Canada is critical. But, what about applying that
same knowledge to impoverished states in Africa that do not           Join an Engineering Student Club                                     Engineering Club • Undergraduate TrackOne Club • Rise & Improvise
have access to technology? Then, why not travel there over the
                                                                      There are many engineering clubs that you can join. For more
summer to apply your knowledge through Engineers Without
Borders? In today’s globalized society, engineering is a valued
                                                                      information visit: and            Dance Club • Skule™ Improv • Skule™ Nite • Skule™ Orchestra • Skule™
profession and our community of diverse students, professors,
and alumni naturally help us create a stronger educational            Getting to Know Your Profs                                           Stage Band • Skule™ Stage Band Blue • Astronomy & Space Exploration
foundation that makes your Engineering degree stronger.
                                                                      Outside of Class
                                                                                                                                           Society • Club for Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering • Engineers
Skule™ Spirit                                                         To help welcome our First Year students into the U of T
                                                                      Engineering community, our faculty members participate
 Engineering students at U of T refer to the Faculty as               in Orientation each fall. Incoming students can play video           Without Borders, U of T Chapter • Institute of Industrial Engineering •
“Skule™” (pronounced “school”), which dates back to before            games with their profs, get to know new friends through
 the Faculty joined U of T in the 1800s and was called the            leadership activities and learn more about university classroom
 School of Practical Science. One of the many great things            expectations.                                                        Material Advantage at the U of T • National Business & Technology
 about being an Engineering student is Skule™ Spirit and the
 traditions of the Skule™ Yell, Toike Oike student newspaper,
                                                                      Support When You Need It                                             Conference • Ontario Water Works Association • Surface Mount Technology
 the Engineering Society, Lady Godiva Memorial Band, and the
 Skule™ student mascot Ye Olde Mighty Skule™ Cannon. You’ll           The University of Toronto has a large number of support services
 discover all of this and more during Frosh Week! For more            available to help ensure your success as a university student. In    Association • U of T International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering •
 information:                                            Engineering, we also have services available that complement
                                                                      the U of T services and are tailored for the specific needs of       U of T Student Chapter of the Water Environment Association of Ontario •
Research Opportunities                                                Engineering students, such as:

Engineering students are not only taught by leading researchers,
                                                                      +   First Year Office                                                U of T Consulting Association • U of T Engineering First Responders •
                                                                      +   Engineering Communication Program
but many contribute to the innovative research underway in the
Faculty. Opportunities, such as our Summer Student Research
                                                                          Math Aid Office
                                                                          Engineering Career Centre
                                                                                                                                           U of T Engineering Toastmasters • Crumpled Paper Arts & Creative Writing
Program, provide students with firsthand experience in our labs
                                                                      +   Registrar’s Office
assisting faculty with their research projects.
                                                                      Learn how to write a better essay from our Engineering
                                                                                                                                           Magazine • The Cannon • The Toike Oike • Blue & Gold • Cinema Blue
Galbraith Society Program                                             Communication Program workshops. Wondering what it takes
                                                                      to be a successful professional in your first summer job? Ask        Room • Engineering Lego Group • Engineers For Christ • Eyes of Hope •
Nominated by our Admissions Committee, these top students             our Engineering Career Centre counselors. Anxious about your
form a unique community of scholars. Students in the Galbraith
Society program participate in enriching activities outside of
                                                                      transition from high school to First Year of university? Our First
                                                                      Year team provides workshops, Frosh Friday lectures, and will sit
                                                                                                                                           For the Love of Film • Lady Godiva Memorial Band • Skule™ Juggling Club •
class to fully explore their potential to become a great U of T       down with you for a one-on-one meeting to ensure you are ready
engineer.                                                             to successfully face any challenge you may encounter.                U of T Engineering Photography Club • ... plus hundreds of U of T clubs!
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career development

    A Rewarding Career                                            Paid Work Internships                                               What to Do After                             With such a broad range of skills acquired from an
                                                                                                                                                                                   engineering degree, the majority of our graduates
    An engineering degree can lead to a variety of professions.   Coordinated by the Engineering Career Centre, the                   Graduation                                   tend to go in one of three major directions:
    Our graduates have successful careers in medicine, law,       Professional Experience Year (PEY) internship allows
    dentistry, business, and, of course, engineering. Our         students to take the traditional co-op program one step further
    undergraduate education is designed to provide graduating
    students with the core strengths that are most highly
                                                                  by participating in a 12- to 16-month work placement. Available
                                                                  to Second and Third Year students, it is highly regarded by both
                                                                                                                                      Enter the Workforce                          Graduate Studies or                          Become an Entrepreneur
    valued by employers:                                          industry employers and students.                                    Many graduates begin their engineering       Professional School                          Engineering professors have started more
                                                                                                                                      careers by working full time within a                                                     than 80 start-up companies through
                                                                  Over 55% of our students undertake a PEY internship, and many                                                    After four years of studying with some of
    Creativity and innovative thinking                            come back to finish their degree with a job offer in hand that is
                                                                                                                                      particular industry or environment, from
                                                                                                                                                                                   the brightest minds in the world, some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                research and innovations created at U of T
                                                                                                                                      remote mining sites across the globe to                                                   Engineering. With their guidance and
                                                                  20% or higher than the starting salary of non-PEY graduates. PEY                                                 graduates continue their research in
    Research skills and experience                                students work across Canada and around the world and make an
                                                                                                                                      engineering consulting firms right here in
                                                                                                                                                                                   engineering at graduate school. Others use
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                support, many of our students graduate as
                                                                                                                                      Toronto.                                                                                  entrepreneurs as well.
                                                                  average of $45,000 per year.                                                                                     engineering as a platform into a range of
    Social and global awareness                                                                                                       Som Seif (MIE) is an outstanding             other graduate or professional programs,     ECE graduate Mike Branch started
                                                                  Students receive support from PEY staff during their placement
                                                                                                                                      engineer-turned-financier. Straight out      from law school and medicine to education    his own software company, Inovex Inc.,
    Socio-cultural perspective                                    and develop skills such as interview and resume preparation. By
                                                                                                                                      of school, Som was hired by Royal Bank       or business.                                 six months after graduation, and has
                                                                  participating in these longer-termed placements, our students
                                                                                                                                      of Canada to develop the structured                                                       developed it in six years to a profitable
    Communication skills                                          have the opportunity to take on more challenging responsibilities
                                                                                                                                      products group for its capital markets
                                                                                                                                                                                   Trisha Roy went to medical school after
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                company that employs 10 people. Inovex
                                                                  as they grow with the job.                                                                                       graduating from Materials Science &
                                                                                                                                      in both Canada and the U.S. In January                                                    Inc. is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
    Management and leadership skills                              Engineering Summer Internship Program (eSIP), a four-               2005, Som saw a need for intelligent
                                                                                                                                                                                   Engineering in 2008. “As technology plays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and Independent Software Vendor
                                                                                                                                                                                   an ever increasing role in healthcare, I
                                                                  month internship, is also offered to eligible Second and Third      investment strategies and decided to                                                      focusing on web and mobile applications.
    Environmental consciousness                                   Year Engineering students. Students on eSIP can count their         use his problem-solving skills refined at
                                                                                                                                                                                   believe that Engineers can occupy a very
                                                                                                                                                                                   important niche in the growing trend         Professor Joe Paradi (ChemE), is
                                                                  hours toward the 600 hours of practical work experience             U of T Engineering to create Claymore
    Business and entrepreneurial skills                           required before graduation.                                         Investment Inc. His company is now a
                                                                                                                                                                                   toward an interdisciplinary approach to      a textbook example of a prosperous
                                                                                                                                                                                   medicine.”                                   entrepreneur. His first business, Dataline
                                                                                                                                      leader in the North American product
                                                                  To learn more about the Engineering Career Centre, PEY and                                                                                                    Inc., a computer services firm, brought
                                                                                                                                      market for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)      With a BASc and MASc in Industrial
                                                                  eSIP, please visit                                                                                                                        in sales of $25 million and employed
                                                                                                                                      and is one of Canada’s fastest growing       Engineering, Andrea Cassano-Piché is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                185 people in 1987. Professor Paradi
                                                                                                                                      asset management firms.                      a Human Factors Engineer at University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                led Dataline for 20 years then joined
                                                                                                                                                                                   Health Network in Toronto. Andrea
                                                                                                                                      Bombardier quickly recruited Sarah                                                        the University of Toronto. Professor
                                                                                                                                                                                   conducted a detailed analysis of public
                                                                                                                                      Oliveria (ECE) upon completion of her                                                     Paradi’s measure of success does not
                                                                                                                                                                                   health crises that included the SARS
                                                                                                                                      studies at The Edward S. Rogers. Sr.                                                      come from the profits generated from
                                                                                                                                                                                   outbreak in Toronto and the Bovine
                                                                                                                                      Department of Electrical and Computer                                                     his organizations but from the success
                                                                                                                                                                                   Spongiform Encephalopathy outbreak in
                                                                                                                                      Engineering. As an Engineering Analyst                                                    of his people, a mantra he has extended
                                                                                                                                                                                   the U.K. Having recently started a family,
                                                                                                                                      for Bombardier, Sarah wears many hats.                                                    through the Faculty of Applied Science
                                                                                                                                                                                   she is now developing a healthy work and
                                                                                                                                      She’s an investigator when she needs to                                                   & Engineering in his teachings and
                                                                                                                                                                                   life balance.
                                                                                                                                      troubleshoot, an integrator when she                                                      leadership, as well as the creation
                                                                                                                                      needs to ensure all systems facilitate       Skoll Program                                of an undergraduate certificate in
                                                                                                                                      each other, and a project manager when       The joint Engineering BASc/MBA               Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Small
                                                                                                                                      she needs to develop delivery schedules.     program allows Engineering students          Business Management.
                                                                                                                                      U of T Engineering prepares students to      to graduate with both an undergraduate
                                                                                                                                      think multi-dimensionally, critically, and   Engineering degree and a Master’s degree
                                                                                                                                      creatively.                                  in Business Administration (MBA). Read
                                                                                                                                                                                   more about recent Skoll MBA grad, Daniel
                                                                                                                                                                                   Ludwin on page 14.

                                                                                                                                      Opposite: Dr. Tim Barfoot, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies and Canada Research
                                                                                                                                      Chair in Autonomous Space Robotics, carrying out preliminary robotic exploration of the Haughton Crater on Devon Island.
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  academic programs
  Academic Programs in Engineering                                                                                                    Three Ways to Enter Engineering at U of T
  U of T offers some of the most extensive options and programming of any Canadian                                                    There are three unique ways to enroll as an undergraduate student in Engineering at U of T:
  university, including the largest variety of interdisciplinary programs in the country.
  Find an area of specialty or Engineering minor that interests you, and tailor your degree                                              TrackOne:                                        Core 8 Programs                                       Engineering Science
  in Engineering. Below is a list of the specializations, majors, and certificate programs                                               Our general First Year in Engineering            Enter directly into: Chemical Engineering;            Enter directly into our Engineering Science

  that are available. Please consult the individual divisions for more information on their                                              provides a strong background in all
                                                                                                                                         Engineering disciplines and allows you to
                                                                                                                                                                                          Civil Engineering; Computer Engineering;
                                                                                                                                                                                          Electrical Engineering; Industrial Engineering;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                program with two fundamental years,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                followed by two years in your choice of
  specific offerings.                                                                                                                    discover which Core 8 specialty is right         Materials Engineering; Mechanical                     Major: Aerospace Engineering; Biomedical
                                                                                                                                         for you.                                         Engineering; Mineral Engineering.                     Engineering; Electrical and Computer
                                                                 Minors                                                                                                                                                                         Engineering; Energy Systems Engineering;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Infrastructure Engineering; Nanoengineering;
                                                                 In addition to their primary area of specialization, Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Engineering Physics; or Engineering
                                                                 students have the opportunity to study one of three Engineering
  Areas of Study                                                 minors as well as a multitude of minors through the Faculty of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mathematics, Statistics and Finance.

                                                                 Arts & Science. We are also working on minors in the following
+ Aerospace Engineering       +   Geological Engineering
                                                                 areas: Globalization and Engineering Business.                                                                                                                                 Focus on building a strong foundation within
+ Analog & Digital            +   Geotechnical                                                                                                                                            Focus on building a strong foundation within
  Electronics                 +   Human Factors                                                                                          Year 1                                           the traditional areas of engineering.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                a dynamic and accelerated engineering
+ Analog Electronics          +   Industrial Engineering         Bioengineering                                                                                                                                                                 program.
+ Applied Geology             +   Information Engineering        Students learn from globally renowned thought-leaders whose
+ Bioengineering              +   Infrastructure Engineering     strengths in bioengineering have shaped the field. Students
+ Biomaterials &              +   Intelligent Infrastructure &   who are highly interested in engineering and biology find a
  Bioengineering                  Sustainability                 network of like-minded peers in this minor, which explores                                                               Continue building on foundations to prepare           Continue building on foundations while adding
+ Biomedical Engineering      +   Manufacturing                  bioprocesses, environmental microbiology, biomaterials and              Year 2                                           for Year 3 where specializations will begin to        complementary studies designed specifically
+ Building Engineering        +   Materials in Manufacturing     tissue engineering, bioelectricity, biomechanics, biomedical                                                             evolve.                                               for EngSci students.
+ Chemical Engineering        +   Materials Processing &         imaging, nanotechnology in medicine, and the environment and
  & Applied Chemistry             Sustainable Development        engineering design for human interfacing. This minor began
+ Civil Engineering           +   Materials Engineering          in 2007.
+ Communications, Signal      +   Mechanical Engineering                                                                                                                                  Explore your discipline in greater depth and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Choose from one of eight exciting majors.
  Processing, and Control     +   Mechatronics                                                                                           Year 3                                           begin to specialize in your area of interest.
                                                                 Environmental Engineering                                                                                                Opportunity to choose a minor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Opportunity to choose a minor.
+ Communications Systems      +   Mineral Engineering
                                                                 Today’s engineer must be able to prevent, assess and manage
+ Computer Engineering        +   Mining Geomechanics
                                                                 impacts of engineering activities on the environment. While
+ Computer Hardware           +   Nanoengineering
                                                                 providing knowledge in areas such as physical, chemical and
+ Computer Hardware &         +   Nanomaterials &
                                                                 biological processes, engineers must also understand the social         Professional                                     U of T’s version of co-op. As an optional, paid internship program, PEY allows students to gain
  Networks                        Nanotechnology
                                                                 and regulatory environment to best solve problems. Students in          Experience Year                                  valuable professional work experience for 12 to 16 continuous months. To read more about PEY,
+ Computer Networks           +   Operations Research
                                                                 the Environmental Engineering minor develop flexibility, breadth        (Optional)                                       see page 8.
+ Computer Software           +   Photonics
                                                                 and depth increasingly sought by engineering employers. This
+ Control Systems             +   Photonics & Semiconductor
                                                                 minor is for students who wish to study with leaders in this field
+ Digital Electronics             Physics
                                                                 and become leaders who are prepared to address and provide
+ Electrical & Computer       +   Preventative Engineering &
                                                                 innovative solutions to pressing environmental issues. The
  Engineering                     Social Development                                                                                                                                      Begin work on an in-depth project within your         Opportunity to work on a team design project
                                                                 Environmental Engineering minor was introduced in 2009.
+ Electrical Engineering      +   Semiconductor Physics                                                                                  Year 4                                           field of interest.                                    and an individual research thesis.
+ Electromagnetics            +   Signal Processing
+ Electromagnetics & Energy   +   Software                       Sustainable Energy
  Systems                     +   Solid Mechanics & Design       This new minor that began in 2009, is tailored to Engineering
+ Energy & Environment        +   Structural Engineering         students who want to learn more about energy, its sustainable
+ Energy Systems              +   Sustainable Energy             use, managing energy demand, and the public policy content              Skoll Program:                                   The Skoll Program allows Engineering students to graduate with both an undergraduate Engineering
+ Engineering Mathematics,    +   Urban Engineering              on how energy use and production is regulated. Our definition           Joint Engineering/MBA Program (Optional)         degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).
  Statistics & Finance        +   Urban Infrastructure           of sustainable energy is broad, reaching all areas of energy use,
+ Engineering Physics                                            production, distribution, transmission, storage, and development.
+ Engineering Science                                            This includes energy use and production for transportation,
+ Entrepreneurship                                               space cooling and heating, electrical production (from both          We offer two distinct undergraduate degrees:
+ Environmental Engineering                                      alternative and conventional sources), energy distribution and       Core 8 programs lead to the Bachelor of Applied
                                                                                                                                                                                          Graduation                                            Graduation
                                                                 storage, and extends to energy conservation, price, greenhouse       Science degree, and Engineering Science leads
                                                                                                                                                                                          BASc degree                                           BASc in Engineering Science degree
                                                                 gas production and control, and public policy aspects.               to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering
                                                                                                                                      Science degree.
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chemical                                                                     “The 16-month term of PEY allowed me to become an
                                                                              integral part of OPA. During my term, I was able to apply

                                                                              skills learned through school to real-world projects, and see
                                                                              firsthand societal impacts.”

What is Chemical Engineering?
Chemical engineering is based on the application of mathematics
and the fundamental sciences of chemistry, physics and biology.
As a chemical engineer, you draw on your sound understanding
of these scientific and mathematical principles to design, build,
evaluate and improve systems, products and processes that
benefit society, protect the environment and build the future.
Nearly every industry and aspect of life relies on your talents
as a chemical engineer—like the gas that fuels your car
(petrochemicals and petroleum industry), the electricity that
powers your home (electricity generation), the water you drink
(water treatment), the textbooks you read (pulp and paper), and
even the fortified foods that nourish thousands of people around
the world (food engineering).
You might also apply your background in chemical engineering
to the biomedical field by creating artificial organs, artificial skin
and devices for spinal cord regeneration.
                                                                               Angelina Tan
                                                                              Program: Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Your work doesn’t end there; you might have a hand in
                                                                              PEY: Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Power Systems
environmental consulting to develop recycling and waste
                                                                              Planning Division, Engineering Intern
treatment solutions, design and implement efficient and
                                                                              Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
sustainable energy solutions, and clean contaminated sites to
restore the environment back to its natural state.                            Angelina is Chair of the U of T Chapter of the Canadian Society
                                                                              of Chemical Engineering, an active member of the Chemical
Chemical engineering is about                                                 Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow and organized a “Did You
                                                                              Know” Working Group campaign to raise awareness about
making a better world.                                                        international development issues. She also worked at the
                                                                              U of T Pulp & Paper Centre, where she wrote a research article
What You’ll Learn                                                             for the 2007 Annual Chemical Recovery Consortium and
                                                                              presented this paper to global pulp and paper leaders.
Following your Year 1 foundation courses, you will get a solid
grounding in chemical engineering principles during Year 2
through courses that examine process engineering, heat and
mass transfer, and fluid dynamics.
In Years 3 and 4, you will increase your knowledge of important          First Year Curriculum
applications through technical electives such as bioprocess
and biomedical engineering, environmental engineering,                   +    Engineering Strategies and Practice I & II
food engineering, plastics and polymers, pulp and paper, and             +    Mechanics
entrepreneurship. You will also expand your knowledge by taking          +    Calculus I & II
complementary studies in humanities and other areas.                     +    Linear Algebra
                                                                         +    Physical Chemistry
You will put theory into practice through innovative courses and
                                                                         +    Fundamentals of Computer Programming
laboratories that simulate industrial processes. For example, the
                                                                         +    Introduction to Materials Science
Unit Operations Lab is a teaching facility filled with large-scaled
                                                                         +    Concepts in Chemical Engineering
industrial equipment, including a two-storey distillation column
                                                                         +    Ethics in Engineering
and batch reactors that students operate. In Year 4, you will
participate in a Plant Design course that challenges you and your
team to design an industrial processing plant from concept to            Research Clusters
implementation in just 10 weeks.
                                                                         +    Biomolecular and Biomedical Engineering
                                                                              Bioprocess Engineering
                                                                              Chemical and Materials Process Engineering
                                                                                                                                                About this photo
                                                                         +    Environmental Science and Engineering                             Chemical Engineering Senior Lecturer Chris Ambidge (right) demonstrates proper pipetting technique to students Peter Maka and
                                                                         +    Informatics                                                       Rachel Chow. A dedicated instructor, Ambidge teaches several undergraduate laboratory courses and is a favourite among his
                                                                         +    Pulp and Paper                                                    students. He explains, “My role, like all faculty members, is to make the complex principles students need to learn accessible and
                                                                         +    Surface and Interface Engineering                                 comprehensible. A little fun along the way doesn’t hurt either.” ChemE lab courses focus on the practical learning of theoretical
                                                                         +    Sustainable Energy                                                knowledge.
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civil                                                                      “My education and time spent at the Faculty of Applied
                                                                            Science & Engineering has been a great opportunity to

                                                                            contribute to the campus and city communities. During my
                                                                            PEY, I oversaw and inspected all utilities construction at
                                                                            the Toronto Soccer Stadium and helped with designs for the
                                                                            West Donlands waterfront revitalization. Engineering at
                                                                            U of T allowed me to learn so much.”

What is Civil Engineering?
The work of civil engineers is all around
us—from the roads and highways we
travel daily, to the treatment plants that
supply us with safe drinking water. As a
civil engineer, you’ll also create solutions
to urban issues that impact civilization’s
quality of life. For instance, civil engineers
work hard to preserve the environment by
developing new and innovative methods
of reducing existing and future pollution.
Civil engineering is a profession concerned with virtually all
aspects of the urban environment and the interactions between
built, natural and human environments. The urban environment
is the infrastructure that makes civilization possible, including:
the design of buildings and bridges, underground spaces, power
generation systems, structures that resist extreme events like             Daniel Ludwin
earthquakes, disposing of waste, providing safe and efficient
                                                                           Program: Civil Engineering + Skoll MBA
transportation solutions, and alternative energy sources.
                                                                           PEY: R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd., Engineering Intern
Advances in biotechnology, materials, communications and                   Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
information technology impact the work of civil engineers in
                                                                           Daniel is passionate about urban infrastructure and
a big way. Many “smart” civil infrastructures using advanced
                                                                           international development. During his Engineering education,
materials technology are already in place. For instance,
                                                                           he was an Orientation week leader, an executive on the
civil engineers use advanced sensing technologies, remote
                                                                           concrete canoe team and active in Engineers Without Borders.
monitoring and analysis systems to manage many aspects of the
                                                                           Outside of class, he spent countless hours as a tutor with the
transportation sector—from collecting tolls to controlling traffic
                                                                           Regent Park Pathways, MedSci Saturday, and Massey College
                                                                           tutoring programs. Upon completing his Civil Engineering
Issues like sustainable energy and bioremediation (a process               degree, Daniel entered Rotman’s Skoll MBA program where
that uses microorganisms to return the environment back to its             he was Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Case
original state) are critically important on the world stage—and            Competition. He also coordinated the Rotman Student Exam
civil engineers are exceptionally well-positioned to have a major          Bank and travelled with teams to compete in a number of
impact in these important fields.                                          national and international case competitions.

What You’ll Learn
The focus of our program is on urban engineering and                   First Year Curriculum
sustainable global development. Right from your introductory
                                                                       +    Engineering Strategies and Practice I and II
courses in mathematics, computing, chemistry, physics, applied
                                                                       +    Mechanics
structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, materials,
                                                                       +    Physical Chemistry
surveying, geology, computer graphics and engineering ecology,
                                                                       +    Calculus I and II
your education will focus on providing you with a holistic and
                                                                       +    Linear Algebra
sustainable perspective to learning.
                                                                       +    Fundamentals of Computer Programming
In your upper years, you’ll learn by putting your skills to practice   +    Earth Systems Science
in small and large design projects. These design projects often        +    Introduction to Materials Science
allow you to focus on those areas that interest you most, like         +    Ethics in Engineering
urban environmental problems, for instance. We place a strong
hands-on and practical emphasis in many upper year courses.
                                                                                                                                            About this photo
                                                                       Optional Specializations Available After Year 2
For example, in one unique course in surveying, our students                                                                                Students track and model changes in the urban system using the Integrated Land Use Transportation Environment Modelling
travel to the beautiful Kawartha Highlands to learn all about the      Urban Engineering | Intelligent Infrastructure &                     System, part of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Lab (ITS). The ITS video displays (shown in background) show real-time traffic
art and science of surveying and teamwork.                             Sustainability | Environmental Engineering                           conditions in the Greater Toronto Area and is used by the campus radio station in their daily traffic reports.
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electrical +
                                                                                                                                                                                                         “One of the first things my PEY term at IBM showed me was
                                                                                                                                                                                                          just how connected we all are. I may be working in Toronto,

                                                                                                                                                                                                          but parts of my team are in Ottawa and Ireland, and I
                                                                                                                                                                                                          work with people in Oregon, Silicon Valley and China. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                          have witnessed and worked with globalization at its best.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          My network of connect ions has expanded faster than I
                                                                                                                                                                                                          could imagine.”

What is Electrical &                                                  What You’ll Learn
Computer Engineering?                                                 In Years 1 and 2 of both the Electrical and Computer Engineering
                                                                      (ECE) programs, you will take a specific set of fundamental
As an electrical and computer engineer,                               courses in engineering design, communication, mathematics,
                                                                      digital systems, electronics, communication systems, computer
you will work at the heart of the most                                architecture and software.
rapidly developing technology the world                               The first two years of ECE provide you with an understanding of
has ever seen. This technology touches                                the basics from which you can launch into a wide set of course
                                                                      choices in Years 3 and 4 of your program. You will have the
and influences nearly every aspect of life.                           freedom to select from a mixture of courses in these six general
You are interested in electrical systems that provide energy to       areas, allowing you to customize your studies:
power the world, and will explore new ways to harvest energy
                                                                      +   Photonics & Semiconductor Physics
from the sun, the wind, and other environmentally-friendly
                                                                      +   Software
alternatives. As technology continues to become smaller, you’ll
                                                                      +   Electromagnetics & Energy Systems
understand how nanoelectronics can help us in everyday life by
                                                                      +   Analog & Digital electronics
working with ever-smaller sized computers that control robots
                                                                      +   Communications, Signal Processing, and Control
(and micro-robots). You are also interested in mechatronics and
                                                                      +   Computer Hardware & Networks
how to control robots and automated processes.
                                                                      The Electrical and Computer Engineering programs are housed
Your expertise also has multiple medical applications, such as
                                                                      within the same department. By combining the two areas of
using photonic crystals to create biomedical instruments that
                                                                      study, we are able to offer our students the widest variety of
save lives. You’ll also develop incredibly intelligent software
                                                                      sub-discipline specializations. We are the only university with a
that will become a key component in the delivery of medical
                                                                      critical mass of teachers and researchers who are world-leading
treatment. Your expertise has as many applications as you can
                                                                      experts in all of these fields.
imagine—from biomedical engineering to the aerospace industry.
As our world becomes more highly connected through technology,
                                                                      Optional Specializations Available After Year 2
your skills as an electrical and computer engineer are critical
in revolutionizing the way we communicate, both wirelessly            Photonics | Electromagnetics | Control Systems | Signal
and through ultra high-speed connections. This same wireless          Processing | Bioengineering | Computer Software | Digital
technology will be used for other purposes as well. For instance,     Electronics | Semiconductor Physics | Energy Systems |
this technology will help us study the planet from space and          Communications Systems | Computer Networks | Computer
perform search and rescue operations.                                 Hardware | Analog Electronics

Engineering is doing, and labs are where it’s done
A key part of your ECE education is the practice of building,         There are five other labs in the areas of signal processing,
thinking and designing systems using state-of-the-art                 high-speed networking, systems control, photonics and energy
laboratories, with the latest hardware and software. For              systems that have leading-edge equipment and experiments that
example, the ECE Microprocessor Lab and Digital Systems               will give you strong hands-on experience.
Lab contains 100 stations of embedded computer and digital
systems. These labs were recently upgraded to employ cutting-
                                                                                                                                          Anahita Panthaky                                              Summer Student Research Program
                                                                      First Year Curriculum
edge programmable logic systems that serve both as logic design                                                                           Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering                  As part of the Faculty’s Summer Student Research Program,
capability and as an embedded processor. The labs include             +   Seminar: Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering      PEY: IBM Software Lab, Quality Assurance Specialist           all Engineering students have the opportunity to get directly
specially designed materials to allow projects and labs in robotics   +   Electrical Fundamentals                                         Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada                            involved in pioneering research endeavours.
and signal processing.                                                +   Computer Fundamentals
                                                                                                                                          Anahita (pictured above) is a student that loves to keep      As an example of opportunities available, a student working with
                                                                      +   Mechanics
Students typically spend three hours per week on project work                                                                             busy and her mind stimulated. She splits her time between     Professor Peter Herman in the ECE photonics group recently
                                                                      +   Engineering Strategies and Practice I & II
in ECE labs. Our students learn as much in their labs as they do                                                                          Women in Science and Engineering where she serves as          contributed to a project that involved using a laser to “inscribe”
                                                                      +   Linear Algebra
in lectures. For example, two Year 2 students successfully built a                                                                        VP Communications, Frosh where she volunteers as a            a microscopic lens on the end of a fibre optic cable. The student
                                                                      +   Calculus A & B
hardware-only (no software) version of the game, “duck hunt” by                                                                           Frosh Leader, and ECE Leaders of Tomorrow where she           used an F2 laser, which uses extremely short wavelengths, to
                                                                      +   Dynamics
interfacing a Nintendo “zapper gun” to the hardware in the lab,                                                                           participates as a working group member. On top of all this,   form the fibre cable—something that had never been done before.
                                                                      +   Introduction to Materials and Chemistry
and driving a video display.                                                                                                              Anahita still finds time to assist her peers as a resident    This novel idea could be used as part of a biological “laboratory
                                                                      +   Ethics in Engineering
                                                                                                                                          Internet advisor for U of T’s New College Residence.          on a chip” to perform human cell analysis and diagnosis.
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                                                                         “Toronto is such a friendly place to live. Everything is
                                                                          accessible and the subway system is really simple and easy
                                                                          to use. U of T has a Centre for International Experience

engineering                                                               where you can go to get advice about any issue you
                                                                          might have. They organize a mentorship program and
                                                                          communication workshops where you can practice your
                                                                          English skills. It can get cold during winter, but there are
                                                                          a lot of activities that you can try such as ice skating or
                                                                          skiing. Summer here is very nice, and you can go to many
                                                                          festivals, free concerts and practice beach sports.”

What is Industrial Engineering?
Whether it’s streamlining an operating
room, distributing products worldwide,
improving customer relationships through
the Internet or designing an airplane
cockpit, all industrial engineers share the
common goal of increasing an organization’s
efficiency, profitability and safety.
Industrial engineering is concerned with
solving problems through the application
of scientific and practical knowledge.
You see “the big picture” and understand issues that cut
across entire organizations within many industries and work
environments, including information technology, health care,
aerospace, power generation, finance and business consulting.
To succeed in such diverse workplaces, you possess strong
leadership skills and a commitment to working with teams                  Ines Lucia Fernandez Valdivieso
of managers, scientists and other professionals. That’s why
                                                                          Program: Industrial Engineering
industrial engineering is considered one of the most ‘people-
                                                                          PEY: BMO Financial Group, Business Analyst
focused’ fields of engineering.
                                                                          Hometown: Lima, Peru
Sometimes referred to as “systems engineering,” the name
                                                                          During PEY, Ines worked on a team that customized
“industrial engineer” is a traditional name derived from the
                                                                          an application to increase access security to repository
manufacturing roots of the discipline. Today, “industrial” no
                                                                          documents for BMO’s Operation Risk Management, Legal
longer means just manufacturing—it can be used to evaluate and
                                                                          Compliance and Financial Management groups. At Skule™,
improve productivity and quality in all industries.
                                                                          Ines planned the 2009 Orientation activities, restructured
                                                                          the Orientation committee to better define roles and
What You’ll Learn                                                         responsibilities, and actively participated in Engineering clubs
                                                                          including Skule™ Stage Band Blue, Rise and Improvise Dance
The program balances a traditional engineering curriculum
                                                                          Club and The Engineering Choir. She also represents Skule™
with courses encompassing management science, IT, human
                                                                          in the intramural basketball team and served as co-president
physiology and psychology. In Year 1, you learn engineering
                                                                          of Women in Science and Engineering.
basics, sharing your classes with Mechanical Engineering
students. Year 2 allows you to delve into the fundamentals
of statistics, operations research, and human-centred
systems design. These courses serve as a great introduction
to the problem-solving skills that are at the core of industrial     First Year Curriculum
                                                                     +    Calculus I & II
Design and synthesis are the themes of Years 3 and 4, when you       +    Linear Algebra
will put into action the concepts and tools you developed in your    +    Fundamentals of Computer Programming
foundational years. For instance, you’ll tackle issues such as how   +    Mechanics
to provide doctors and nurses with timely access to electronic       +    Engineering Strategies and Practice I & II
patient data, or how to design an information system to run          +    Dynamics
an online music download store. Typical Year 4 classes include       +    Introduction to Materials Science
decision analysis, scheduling and healthcare systems. The            +    Electrical Fundamentals
breadth of courses in our program allows you to explore other        +    Seminar: Intro to Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
facets of industrial engineering including management science,       +    Ethics in Engineering                                              About this photo
manufacturing, innovation and entrepreneurship. A Year 4
                                                                                                                                             Engineering student Jeremy Bluvol examines a human skeleton for a Human Factors course. One of our Professors, Michael
thesis applies your cumulative knowledge in a year-long research
                                                                     Optional Specializations Available After Year 2                         Carter, leads the Centre for Research in Healthcare Engineering at U of T where he uses math and technology to re-engineer
project where you solve a real-world problem.
                                                                                                                                             the efficiencies of healthcare systems. Professor Carter teaches the popular Fourth Year industrial engineering capstone course,
                                                                     Human Factors | Operations Research | Information Engineering
                                                                                                                                             Healthcare Systems.
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                                                                           “The first day I stepped foot onto U of T soil, I knew this
                                                                            was the place for me. Materials Engineering has not only
                                                                            provided an excellent education, but it’s also been a place

                                                                            where I felt at home. Fast forward three years, I work in an
                                                                            advanced nanotechnology company for my PEY term, I’m
                                                                            involved in a variety of extracurricular activities, and I’ve
                                                                            made some of the best friends I’ve ever had.”

What is Materials Engineering?
What if you could extract silicon to build solar cells from a
renewable resource like rice? Or, create lighter, yet stronger
materials for automotive and aerospace applications that would
decrease our consumption of fossil fuels? As our manufactured
products become more complex, the demand is ever increasing
for materials engineers to enable advanced technology for a
sustainable future.
The Department of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE)
is where advanced engineering meets cutting-edge science.
As one of the most interdisciplinary fields of engineering, the
MSE curriculum builds on foundations in chemistry, physics,
mathematics, and adds specialized engineering knowledge that
can be applied in areas such as nanotechnology, biomaterials,
adaptive polymers, advanced semiconductors, photovoltaics,
and forensics.
                                                                            Ronald Victorino
As a materials engineer, you will understand the characteristics
                                                                            Program: Materials Engineering
and properties of materials, and possess the necessary skills
                                                                            PEY: Integran Technologies Inc.
to synthesize, process, and apply them to engineering design.
                                                                            Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Your expertise in advanced materials will enable new and
sustainable technologies, creating innovative solutions for the             For his PEY term, Ronald is a Junior Applications Engineer
global environment.                                                         at Integran Technologies, a leader in the development and
                                                                            commercialization of advanced nanotechnologies. In this
What You’ll Learn                                                           role, he performs lab research and collaborates with a team
                                                                            of specialists to commercialize company products. Ronald is
One area of focus within the Materials Engineering                          passionate about developing his technical and communications
undergraduate program is to ensure students learn about the                 skills which has led to his energetic involvement in both his
properties and processing of materials through a combination                academic and extracurricular pursuits. While maintaining
of theoretical and real-life applications. It all starts by learning        honours standing, Ronald has served as Vice-Chair of the
how engineering materials are made and how they behave                      Undergraduate Materials Engineering Club, Materials
in different situations—their characterization, mechanical                  Engineering Year 3 representative in the Engineering Society,
properties, high-temperature behaviour, environmental                       and Communications Director for the Materials Engineering
degradation, and failure analysis.                                          Leaders of Tomorrow Working Group. One of the best things
                                                                            Ronald enjoys about his program is the small class sizes and
The upper years of the undergraduate program are designed
                                                                            the unique and welcoming community. “It’s like a second home,”
with four theme areas found in the Department of Materials
                                                                            he says.
Science & Engineering (please see below right). You may
choose to specialize in one of them after Year 2, take a hybrid
and combine several theme areas, or pursue a more general
approach by taking courses across all four themes—the choice           First Year Curriculum
is yours to make. In Year 4, a research thesis and an industrial
                                                                       +    Calculus I & II
plant design project will provide you the opportunity to study
                                                                       +    Linear Algebra
materials engineering in a practical context.
                                                                       +    Fundamentals of Computer Programming
                                                                       +    Introduction to Materials Science
As a more specialized field of engineering,                            +    Engineering Strategies and Practice I & II
the Department of Materials Science &                                  +    Electrical Fundamentals
                                                                       +    Ethics in Engineering
Engineering offers smaller class sizes than                            +    Mechanics
other disciplines in the Faculty. This allows                          +    Physical Chemistry
for additional opportunities to interact with
your professors and other teaching staff.                              MSE Undergraduate Studies Theme Areas                                 About this photo
                                                                       1.   Nanomaterials & Nanotechnology                                   Engineering student Graham Murdoch prepares C60 nano-carbon molecules in a clean room glovebox for organic solar cells
                                                                       2.   Biomaterials & Bioengineering                                    fabrication. U of T Engineering is a world leader in nanoengineering research and education. MSE Professor Harry Ruda opened the
                                                                       3.   Materials in Manufacturing                                       first nano research centre in Canada and MSE Professor Doug Perovic established the first nanoengineering undergraduate degree
                                                                       4.   Materials Processing & Sustainable Development                   in the world (see page 29).
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mechanical                                                           “During my PEY I worked in the Inspect ion and
                                                                      Maintenance department at OPG and helped develop,

engineering                                                           maintain and improve robotic tools that inspect systems
                                                                      in the nuclear station. The work in my department was
                                                                      always technically challenging. I was always learning
                                                                      something new. My PEY experience is something I will
                                                                      value forever.”

What is Mechanical Engineering?
Chances are, if it moves, a mechanical engineer designed it.
Aircraft design, planning a building’s ventilation system and
improving sustainable energy technology are all in a day’s
work for mechanical engineers. They also save lives through
biomedical technologies—the world’s first artificial heart
was partially designed, manufactured and implanted using
mechanical engineering principles. The explosive growth in
computer power is harnessed by mechanical engineers for
the design and development of new “smart” products, such as
As a mechanical engineer, you are an innovator. You are
interested in the physical principles involved in a product’s
design, its manufacture, assembly, safe operation and final
disposal. You carefully consider appearance, ease of use, the
costs of design and effects on the environment. Robotics,
automation, medical devices, environmentally responsible
power generation or any form of transportation are just
some of the areas where society utilizes your products. Your
creative and thoughtful design can positively transform the
world. In fact, it would be hard to find an area or object in
everyday life that is not in some way affected by a mechanical        Ramy Ghattas
                                                                      Program: Mechanical Engineering
                                                                      PEY: Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Engineering Intern
What You’ll Learn                                                     Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
                                                                      Ramy demonstrates exemplary leadership qualities in a
Years 1 and 2 provide you with a solid                                wide range of activities. As President of U of T’s Robotics
understanding of the basics of mechanical                             Association, he has grown the organization to more than 100
                                                                      team members and plays a key role in mentoring high school
engineering, including mechanics,                                     participants. Ramy is also the co-founder of the Mechanical
thermodynamics, mechanics of solids,                                  and Industrial Engineering Mentorship program, which in its
                                                                      first year attracted 84 participants. In the community, Ramy
materials science and complementary                                   coordinates a tutoring program for recent immigrant families
courses in the humanities.                                            who cannot afford tutors for their children.
Upper year courses incorporate your knowledge into topics
such as biomechanics, aerospace, manufacturing, product
design, environmental impact and risk assessment, robotics,
space system design, microprocessors and embedded
microcontrollers. Essential to curriculum is the inclusion of    First Year Curriculum
hands-on design, as seen in a favourite Year 3 course where
                                                                 +    Calculus I & II
you’ll learn about the fundamentals of creating great design.
                                                                 +    Linear Algebra
In this course, you will be challenged to create a product
                                                                 +    Fundamentals of Computer Programming
by tackling existing design flaws. The course ends with a
                                                                 +    Mechanics
friendly competition—you’ll attend a simulated trade-show
                                                                 +    Engineering Strategies and Practice I & II
where you’ll convince “buyers” to order your designs.
                                                                 +    Dynamics
Your Year 4 thesis, a major research project, is your chance     +    Introduction to Materials Science
for in-depth exploration of a topic under the guidance of a      +    Electrical Fundamentals
professor. You may decide to pursue a thesis topic relating      +    Seminar Intro to Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
to work done in your Professional Experience Year (PEY), or      +    Ethics in Engineering
even through a student-based design team, such as the Blue                                                                           About this photo
Sky Solar Car, Formula SAE Car or Mechatronics Design
                                                                 Optional Specializations Available After Year 2                     Mechanical Engineering student Ellen Turner takes notes on an experiment in the Thermal Spray Lab. Ellen, originally from Oakville,
                                                                                                                                     Ontario, Canada, worked closely with a team of Engineering Professors and students to showcase U of T Engineering to youth at
                                                                 Mechatronics | Manufacturing | Solid Mechanics & Design |
                                                                                                                                     the city’s Science Rendezvous. She designed and demonstrated a Rube Goldberg machine at this event, which was featured on the
                                                                 Energy & Environment | Bioengineering
                                                                                                                                     Discovery Channel.
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mineral                                                               “Working at Diavik is unlike any other job. Because of its
                                                                       remote location, it is a strictly fly-in/fly-out operation. That

engineering                                                            means you spend fourteen straight days working twelve
                                                                       hours a day and are rewarded with fourteen days off. I used
                                                                       most of this time to travel all over British Columbia, and
                                                                       was also able to spend two weeks in Germany.”

What is Mineral Engineering?
Mineral engineering is an interdisciplinary branch of
engineering geoscience, the science of humanity’s interaction
with the earth. Mineral engineers use math, physics, geology
and environmental science to study, develop and design
subsurface infrastructure for a host of applications, including
mining, oil and gas exploration, hydroelectric projects,
dams, tunnels and subways, subsurface storage facilities, and
underground urban and shopping spaces. Technology long ago
transformed the ancient craft of mining—from pick and shovel
to highly sophisticated computer-controlled operations,
using enormous tunneling and excavation equipment, remote
robotic “telemining” and satellite technology.

As a mineral engineer, you can work
across the globe to discover and develop
valuable mineral resources, design
excavation methods, blasting methods and
plant facilities—all in an environmentally
responsible manner. Can you imagine your                               Andrew Kearns
life without steel, concrete and glass? The                            Program: Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program
work of mineral engineers is all around us.                            PEY: Diavik Diamond Mine in Northwest Territories,
                                                                       Geotechnical Engineer
                                                                       Hometown: Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
What You’ll Learn
                                                                       For Andrew, one of the best aspects of the MinE program is its
Not only is Toronto the national mining finance centre, but
                                                                       ability to enhance learning and development with experiences
also one of four major cities worldwide where mining takes
                                                                       outside of the classroom. During his time in MinE, Andrew
centre stage. Where better to study mineral engineering than
                                                                       took advantage of these opportunities by participating in
at U of T?
                                                                       activities such as MinE Club where he served as VP Academic
As a mineral engineering student, you’ll take courses in the           and Third Year Rep, Canadian Mining Games, and field trips
departments of civil, chemical, materials, and mechanical              (including one to Alberta). Andrew also took part in mine
engineering, as well as through the departments of math,               rescue training and a course in mining entrepreneurship
physics, geology and geophysics. Innovative academic                   taught by Pierre Lassonde.
opportunity is a theme throughout the program with annual,
funded field trips in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta for a hands-
on look at mineral engineering practices. You’ll also bring
together your cumulative knowledge in a full-year Capstone
Design Course in Year 4 where students work with a team of        First Year Curriculum
students and industry representatives to design solutions to
                                                                  +    Engineering Strategies and Practice I and II
solve real mineral engineering concerns.
                                                                  +    Mechanics
                                                                  +    Physical Chemistry
Being a small program within the Faculty,                         +    Calculus I and II
you can expect your class sizes in Years 2,                       +    Linear Algebra
                                                                  +    Fundamentals of Computer Programming
3 and 4 to have only 10 to 25 students—                           +    Earth Systems Science
giving you plenty of opportunity to get                           +    Introduction to Materials Science
                                                                  +    Ethics in Engineering
to know your peers and professors in                                                                                                      About this photo
an interactive classroom setting.                                 Optional Specializations Available After Year 2                         Mineral Engineering students investigate the use of high-tech visualization methods to test the properties of rock masses. Such
                                                                                                                                          research will lead to the development of better technology for underground excavations in the future. U of T recently received
Admission scholarships of up to $10,000                           Mining Geomechanics | Geological Engineering | Urban
                                                                                                                                          $20 million toward our Innovation Centre for the Canadian Mining Industry. This will result in a new, environmentally friendly space
                                                                  Infrastructure | Geotechnical | Applied Geology
are available for incoming students.                                                                                                      featuring a lab for visualization and data analysis, an interdisciplinary design studio, and studio space.
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                                                                                                                                       About this photo
trackone                                                                “By exposing me to different subject areas,
                                                                         TrackOne helped me realize what I wanted to
                                                                         focus on. There is a strong sense of community
                                                                                                                                       Engineering Professor and Chair of First Year, Susan McCahan, has received numerous awards for her teaching and leadership
                                                                                                                                       in engineering education, including the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship. Professor McCahan also received a national
                                                                                                                                       award for her involvement creating the required Core 8 and TrackOne First Year Engineering Strategies and Practice course.
                                                                         and student ownership within TrackOne. The class
                                                                         representative is one of your peers, so if you have
                                                                         any ideas, you can easily suggest it to them.”

What is TrackOne?
TrackOne is the name of our General First Year in Engineering.
Think of TrackOne as a platform from which you can discover
your engineering interests within the Faculty during First Year.
As a TrackOne student, you will take a wide range of
engineering courses during Year 1, allowing you to develop
a strong foundation in key engineering principles. We will
challenge you to think about engineering in a multitude of
ways—helping you gain a solid understanding of the different
fields of engineering. After a successful First Year, you will
choose one of the Core 8 programs (not including Engineering
Science) to pursue for the remainder of your four-year
Bachelor of Applied Science degree.
Who should consider TrackOne? Perhaps you are a strong
student interested in engineering, but you’re not exactly sure
which specific area of engineering is for you. Or perhaps your
interests fall into many different fields of engineering and you
want to learn more about the academic, research and career
opportunities that are available to you. TrackOne encourages
students like you to take your time during First Year to
explore all the major areas of engineering with like-minded
                                                                     Canna Wen
What You’ll Learn                                                    Program: TrackOne to Computer Engineering
As a TrackOne student, you will take a similar range of courses      PEY: IBM, Java Developer
as the other Core 8 students. These courses will give you the        Hometown: Juijiang, China
foundation you’ll need to move smoothly into your Second
                                                                     Canna’s hard-working attitude helps her shine as a leader.
Year of studies in one of the Core 8 programs.
                                                                     In April 2007, she was the recipient of U of T’s Walter Scott
To help you learn more about different areas of engineering,         Guest Memorial Scholarship in recognition of her outstanding
you’ll also attend special seminars to take a more interactive       academic record upon entering her First Year in ECE. During
approach to learning about engineering, careers and research         the summers of 2006 and 2008, she worked in a biomolecular
opportunities. These seminars, along with additional support         research lab affiliated with the Toronto General Research
and career counseling from the TrackOne Liaison will help            Institute to support groundbreaking studies that underlie
you decide which Core 8 program would be best for you to             surgical and medical innovations. In her spare time, she
pursue after First Year.                                             participates as a member of the Lady Godiva Memorial Band
                                                                     and helps out with Frosh.
TrackOne is structured to give you the exposure and
momentum you need to better understand the areas of
engineering that interest you the most.

First Year Curriculum
+    Calculus A & B                                                Upon Completion of TrackOne
+    Linear Algebra
                                                                   As you approach the end of your First Year, you will decide which
+    Computer Fundamentals
                                                                   of the Core 8 programs you’d like to pursue for your remaining
+    Mechanics
                                                                   three years within the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.
+    Engineering Strategies and Practice I & II
                                                                   Since the TrackOne curriculum is similar to that of other Core 8
+    Dynamics
                                                                   students, the transition from Year 1 to Year 2 is a smooth one—
+    Electrical Fundamentals
                                                                   regardless of which Core 8 program you should choose to pursue.
+    Materials/Chemistry
                                                                   Please note: TrackOne students cannot transfer into Engineering
+    Introduction to Engineering Seminar
                                                                   Science after Year 1.
+    Ethics in Engineering
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engineering                                                                “Coming from a developing country, I based one of my
                                                                            Praxis projects on a recycling project implemented by my

science                                                                     home city. I explored ways to make it more applicable to
                                                                            other parts of the world. Combining technical skills with
                                                                            global experiences helps me become a true engineer for
                                                                            the world.”

What is Engineering Science?
Engineering Science (EngSci) is regarded as one of the top
engineering programs in the world, and is widely recognized
as an innovator in the field of engineering education. Our
students are taught by top professors and lecturers from the
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, as well as from
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics
and Medicine at U of T. Our unique and demanding curriculum
builds a multidisciplinary foundation for all students in Years 1
and 2 and prepares them to pursue one of eight exciting Majors
in Years 3 and 4.
Over 50% of EngSci graduates go on to pursue master’s and
doctoral degrees in various fields of science and engineering.
Graduates are admitted to schools such as Harvard, MIT, and
Caltech, as well as other internationally renowned universities
across Canada and around the world. Another 10-15% pursue
professional degrees in areas such as medicine, law, business,                Evelyn Mukwedeya                                                Majors for EngSci Students in Years 3 and 4:
pharmacy and dentistry. Our other graduates choose to enter the
                                                                              Program: Engineering Science, Biomedical
workforce directly in an incredibly diverse range of fields in both                                                                           Aerospace Engineering The aerospace industry            Energy Systems Engineering The Energy                    through the use of engineering tools, such as
                                                                              PEY: Canadian Tire Corporation, Business Analyst for
the private and public sectors. Engineering Science, including all                                                                            is a major player in Canada’s economy. Our              Systems Major meets the need for more                    optimization. Students will learn about financial
                                                                              Supply Chain Major Projects
of its Majors, is an accredited program and therefore all of our                                                                              graduates from this Major have knowledge in all         professionals with expertise in this field in Ontario,   theory that governs the dynamics of financial
                                                                              Hometown: Mutare, Zimbabwe
graduates are eligible to be licensed as professional engineers in                                                                            aspects of aircraft and spacecraft engineering,         Canada and around the world. Energy is central to        instruments and markets, which impact our global
Canada.                                                                       During Evelyn’s PEY, she was Team Captain of the Canadian       from flight dynamics and aerospace propulsion           almost everything in nature, in society and indeed       community.
                                                                              Tire Co-op Social Committee where she created a strong          to advanced materials and design, and help keep         in the universe. Our whole economy is developed
As an EngSci student at U of T, you will find yourself in a closely-                                                                                                                                                                                           Nanoengineering The Nanoengineering Major
                                                                              social network among all co-op students there and helped        Canadian companies at the forefront of innovation       around the concept of affordable energy. Students
knit community of academically talented, creative and highly                                                                                                                                                                                                   represents the first undergraduate program of its
                                                                              produce a monthly newsletter. She has worked in a number        globally. This comprehensive, multidisciplinary         learn to tackle some of the most pressing problems
motivated students. Together, you will share in one of the most                                                                                                                                                                                                kind in the world, and transcends the traditional
                                                                              of research labs at U of T, including one of MIT’s top 35       program is delivered by professors at the               we face today in terms of energy generation,
intense, challenging and intellectually stimulating learning                                                                                                                                                                                                   boundaries between physics, chemistry and
                                                                              innovators under 35, Milica Radisic, a ChemE professor who is   University’s internationally recognized Institute for   storage, and management, while gaining an
environments available.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        biology. Students learn how controlling shape and
                                                                              working to cure heart disease. Evelyn is involved in a number   Aerospace Studies.                                      understanding of energy issues from a public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               size at the nanometer scale enables the design
                                                                              of clubs including the National Society of Black Engineers,                                                             policy perspective.
What You’ll Learn                                                             Women in Science and Engineering, Toastmasters, and the
                                                                                                                                              Biomedical Engineering The first undergraduate
                                                                                                                                              program of its kind in Canada, the Biomedical           Infrastructure Engineering Buildings, bridges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of smaller, lighter, faster and better performing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               materials, components and systems. Graduates
                                                                              Undergraduate Engineering Research Day. She is also a
Years 1 and 2 are focused on giving students a strong foundation                                                                              Major uniquely prepares students for a career in        and transportation networks are some of                  have the potential to radically transform almost
                                                                              talented clarinetist and dancer.
in engineering design, basic sciences, engineering sciences,                                                                                  this exciting field by providing an interdisciplinary   the largest and most significant products of             any imaginable sector, including health care,
mathematics, computing and the humanities. This unique                                                                                        curriculum that builds strong foundations in both       engineering in the world today. Together with            manufacturing, information technology, energy and
foundation in both science and engineering is developed                                                                                       engineering and the life sciences. Tremendous           other infrastructure components, they provide the        transportation.
specifically for and delivered only to Engineering Science                                                                                    conceptual and technological advances in the            necessary underpinning of civilization and allow
                                                                       Year 1 Curriculum                  Year 2 Curriculum                                                                                                                                    Engineering Physics The Department of Physics
students at U of T.                                                                                                                           biomedical sciences are significantly influencing       people to live together in large cities sustainably
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               at the University of Toronto, together with the
                                                                       Fall Term                           Fall Term                          how our graduates are finding ways to apply their       and productively. In this unique Major, students
In Years 3 and 4, students choose their Major or what EngSci                                                                                                                                                                                                   Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, gave
                                                                       + Structures and Materials         + Particles and Waves               knowledge to the understanding, diagnosis, and          develop the engineering skills to tackle projects of
students fondly refer to as their “Option.” The content and                                                                                                                                                                                                    birth to the Engineering Physics program in 1935
                                                                       + Classical Mechanics              + Vector Calculus and Fluid         treatment of diseases and to other health-related       this magnitude, going well beyond what is found in
choice of Majors is constantly evolving to address the changing                                                                                                                                                                                                (called Engineering Science since 1965). The
                                                                       + Engineering Mathematics and        Mechanics                         issues.                                                 conventional engineering programs. Graduates are
needs and demands of society. This enables EngSci graduates                                                                                                                                                                                                    Physics Major continues to attract students with
                                                                         Computation                      + Thermodynamics and Heat                                                                   equipped with the ability to create unique systems
to become leaders in their field with the latest scientific and                                                                               Electrical and Computer Engineering This Major                                                                   a keen aptitude for physics who see the creative
                                                                       + Calculus I                         Transfer                                                                                  and designs, custom-tailored to both site and
technological innovations at hand.                                                                                                            embraces the Engineering Science philosophy,                                                                     potential for combining this with an engineering
                                                                       + Introduction to Computer         + Calculus III                                                                              function.
                                                                                                                                              delivering a program that provides a strong focus                                                                degree. Graduates appreciate the high degree of
Praxis is one of the key academic components of the EngSci               Programming                      + Digital and Computer Systems
                                                                                                                                              on the foundational principles that form the basis      Engineering Mathematics, Statistics and                  flexibility provided to them in terms of the design
program in Year 1. It reflects the intersection of theory and          + Engineering Science Praxis I     + Engineering Society and
                                                                                                                                              for both disciplines. In our highly integrated world,   Finance The Engineering Mathematics, Statistics          of their program across a wide spectrum of
practice—exactly where engineers do most of their work.                                                     Critical Thinking
                                                                       Winter Term                                                            the two areas are increasingly tightly linked and       and Finance Major, the first undergraduate               theoretical and experimental physics courses.
The Praxis courses in Year 1 are where students explore the
                                                                       + Systems Biology                   Winter Term                        this approach gives students the background             program of its kind in Canada, provides students
relationships between their coursework and the real world. It is
                                                                       + Linear Algebra                   +   Modern Physics                  and flexibility to integrate the knowledge required     with a strong background in mathematics and
also where students are given the opportunity to develop their
                                                                       + Calculus II                      +   Electromagnetism                to develop emerging technologies and invent             statistics, and an understanding of how these
creative potential and critical skills.
                                                                       + Electric Circuits                +   Molecules and Materials         new ones.                                               disciplines apply to practice in quantitative finance
                                                                       + Computer Programming or          +   Probability and Statistics
                                                                         Free Elective                    +   Engineering Design
                                                                       + Engineering Science Praxis II    +   Complementary Studies
                                                                                                                                              About this photo
                                                                                                                                              Professor Yu-Ling Cheng (right), former Chair of Engineering Science, is a passionate advocate for EngSci. Honoured with many
                                                                                                                                              impressive teaching awards, she has been instrumental in our academic plan and is revered by her students.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo by flickr user thru the night.
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admissions requirements                                                                                                                                  how to apply                                                                                                                                 money matters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Financial Aid and UTAPS1
All applicants to the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering are                                                                                       Applications for full- and part-time studies must be submitted through the
assessed in two ways: Academically and Non-Academically.                                                                                                 Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC):                                                                              U of T is committed to ensuring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      that no admitted student who is
Academic Requirements: The admissions committee                                Non-Academic Requirements: To get a complete picture of
                                                                                                                                                         Current Ontario High School Students:                                 All Other Students:                                                     a Canadian Citizen or Permanent
encourages students to apply if they have an 80% or higher                     each applicant’s skills and interests, in addition to academic
average in high school (to be competitive, students should aim                 performance, each applicant must submit an online Student                 1. Complete and submit Form 101 to OUAC (talk to your high            1. For all other applicants who are NOT currently registered as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Resident of Canada is unable to enroll
for higher). We consider results from Grade 11 and 12 (or prior                Profile Form (SPF). This form allows applicants to elaborate on              school guidance counsellor for details).                              full-time students at an Ontario secondary school, apply to         in or complete their studies due to
academic performance in other jurisdictions) and look for                      their interests, abilities and strengths through extracurricular                                                                                   OUAC using Form 105. Deadline: February 1, 2011.
consistent academic performance throughout the high school                     activities. Students will receive more information about the SPF
                                                                                                                                                         2. Complete and submit the electronic online Student Profile                                                                                 lack of financial means. To help fulfill
                                                                                                                                                            Form (SPF). You will receive more information about the SPF        2. Complete and submit the electronic online Student Profile
years when making admissions decisions. We pay special                         after submitting their application through the OUAC.
                                                                                                                                                            once your application has been received.                              Form (SPF). You will receive more information about the SPF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      this commitment, the University
attention to grades achieved in prerequisite subjects and only
consider your first attempt at a course as this provides the
                                                                               English Facility Requirements: Applicants whose first                                                                                              once your application has been received.                            provides assistance in the form of non-
                                                                               language is not English must present proof of English facility
best indication of your ability. All required courses must have
                                                                               prior to admission consideration, unless they have completed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               3. Submit complete academic transcripts directly to the                repayable grants for undergraduate
been completed within the last five years. Students who have                                                                                                                                                                      Engineering Undergraduate Admissions Office.
been out of studies for more than five years should contact the
                                                                               four years of full-time study in an English language school                                                                                                                                                             students through the University of
                                                                               in a country where the predominant language is English. For
Engineering Undergraduate Admissions Office.
                                                                               details on required scores and acceptable tests, please visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Toronto Advanced Planning for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Students (UTAPS) program. After
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      requiring the maximum amount
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of government assistance through
                                                                                                                                                         International Foundation Program                                      Transfer Students:                                                     provincial government assistance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (e.g., OSAP for Ontario students),
     Required Secondary School Background                                                                                                                The International Foundation Program (IFP) is a unique offering
                                                                                                                                                         that combines conditional acceptance to the University of             Students who have completed courses at another recognized
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      U of T will ensure that any remaining
                                                                                                                                                         Toronto with intensive English language instruction. The IFP          university will be considered for admission if they have achieved      financial need is met through a UTAPS
                                                                                                                                                         is available to academically qualified international students         at least a mid-B average in university math and science courses.
     Canada:                                                                                                                                             who are graduating from an International High School or have          Transfer credits are awarded on a course by course basis at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      grant. In other words, UTAPS will
     Ontario                                                                   Nova Scotia
                                                                                                                                                         studied in Canada for less than 4 years, whose English fluency        the time of admission. In order to be eligible for admission,          “top up” the amount already received
                                                                                                                                                         scores do not meet the University of Toronto’s published              transfer students must have completed university-level courses
     English (ENG4U); Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U); Chemistry (SCH4U);         Pre-Calculus 12; or AP Calculus, Advanced Math 12 or Math 12,
                                                                                                                                                         entrance requirements. Successful completion of the IFP               in mathematics (including Calculus), Physics and Chemistry or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      through government assistance to
     Physics (SPH4U). One of: Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Mathematics
     of Data Management (MDM4U), Biology (SBI4U) or Earth and Space
                                                                               Chemistry 12, Physics 12, English 12
                                                                                                                                                         will guarantee admission to the Faculty of Applied Science            meet the requirements at the high school level. Spaces in our           cover any unmet assessed financial
                                                                               Prince Edward Island                                                      & Engineering with one full credit in First Year. Please visit        upper year programs may be very limited. Individuals who have
     Science (SES4U). One additional U or M course.
                                                                               Mathematics 621A or 621B, Mathematics 611B, Chemistry 611 or 621, for more information on this program.             completed an engineering degree at another institution are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      need. Students do not have to repay
     Quebec CEGEP                                                              Physics 621, English 621                                                                                                                        not eligible to apply for degree-level undergraduate studies in        the UTAPS grant received from U of T.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Engineering at the University of Toronto.
     12 academic courses in Pure & Applied Science and two courses each
                                                                               Saskatchewan                                                                                                                                                                                                           For further information on UTAPS,
     in Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, English. 24 courses with prerequisites
     will be considered for advance standing credit.
                                                                               Math B30 + C30, Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30,                    Part-time Studies:                                                    Community College
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      please visit
                                                                               English ELA A30 + B30
                                                                                                                                                         All programs except Engineering Science consider applications         Students who have completed a three-year college program in
     Quebec Grade 12
                                                                                                                                                         for part-time study. Part-time students take courses alongside        a relevant subject area may apply for admission on this basis,
     Calculus & Vectors/AP Calculus/MCB4U, Linear Algebra/Advanced
                                                                                                                                                         full-time students, at a reduced course load. It is not possible to   provided they have completed courses in mathematics (including
     Functions, Chemistry/SCH4U, Physics/SPH4U, English or English AP
                                                                                                                                                         complete the program on evenings or weekends. The admission           Calculus), Chemistry, and Physics. Typically, students admitted        Costs for the Academic Year
     Alberta/NW Territories/Nunavut                                                                                                                      requirements for part-time students are the same as full-time         from a college program will be offered admission into First Year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fees for full-time studies are in Canadian Dollars. For
     Pure Math 30, Math 31, Chemistry 30, Physics 30,                          American System                                                           admission requirements.
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     English 30 or ELA 30-1                                                    Grade 12 at an accredited high school and scores on SAT Reasoning
                                                                                                                                                         Applications for part-time studies are available online at
                                                                               Tests or ACTs. Students must also present either IB, AP or SAT Subject                                                                          How to Apply:
     British Columbia/Yukon                                                                                                                    
                                                                               test results in Math, Physics and Chemistry.
     Principles of Math 12, Calculus 12 or AP Calculus, Chemistry 12,                                                                                                                                                          Applications for full-time studies must be submitted through                                     Domestic                   International
                                                                                                                                                         How to Apply:
     Physics 12, English 12                                                    International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma                                                                                                        the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).
                                                                               Mathematics (recommended at higher level); Physics and Chemistry at       1. The deadline to submit your application using the Part-time                                                         Tuition                   $10,0952                   $29,0553
                                                                               either level.                                                                Application is February 1, 2011.
     Pre-Calculus Math 40S, AP Calculus (if available), Chemistry 40S,                                                                                                                                                         1. If you are not currently registered as a full-time day student at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Residence                 $6,250–14,148              $6,250–14,148
     Physics 40S, ELA 40S                                                      British Patterned                                                         2. Complete and submit the electronic online Student Profile             an Ontario secondary school, apply using Form 105.
                                                                               Three A-Levels including Mathematics and Physics. Chemistry is               Form (SPF). You will receive more information about the SPF           Deadline: February 1, 2011.
     New Brunswick                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Meal Plan                 $1,800–3,000               $1,800–3,000
                                                                               strongly recommended as the third A-Level course, applicants must            once your application has been received.
     Advanced Math with Intro Calculus 120, Math 121/122,                                                                                                                                                                      2. Complete and submit the electronic online Student Profile
                                                                               present at least AS-Level Chemistry.
     Chemistry 121 or 122, Physics 121 or 122, English 120, 121, or 122                                                                                  3. Submit complete academic transcripts directly to the                  Form (SPF). You will receive more information about the SPF         Books/Supplies            $1,500                     $1,500
                                                                                                                                                            Engineering Undergraduate Admissions Office.                          once your application has been received.
     Newfoundland/Labrador                                                     * The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering does not grant
     Math 3207, Math 3204 or 3205, Chemistry 3202, Physics 3204,                transfer credit for AP, IB or A-level Exams. For a complete listing of                                                                         3. Submit complete academic transcripts directly to the
     English 3201                                                               admission requirements for each educational system, please visit:                                                                                 Engineering Undergraduate Admissions Office.                        1. International students are not eligible for financial aid.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2. 2010–2011 academic fees.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. 2011–2012 proposed academic fees (subject to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Governing Council approval).

 A scholarship promise: If you are a domestic student
 studying at a Canadian secondary school or CEGEP, and
 your admission average is 92% or better, and you have
 completed each of the subjects required with at least
‘A’ standing, the University of Toronto guarantees you
 entrance scholarship(s) totalling at least $2,000 if you
 enroll in first year at U of T.                                     Faculty of Applied Science
The Faculty and U of T offer numerous admission
scholarships awarded on the basis of academic excellence
and, in some cases, financial need. Applicants to
                                                                     & Engineering
First Year are automatically considered, and typically
scholarships have a maximum value of $7,500. After
First Year, students are eligible for a variety of academic-
based “in-course” scholarships.                                      The best way to learn more about Engineering at the
Need-based (UTAPS assessment required) Admission
                                                                     University of Toronto is to visit our campus.
Awards: Fernando V. Agostinelli Memorial Scholarship, Hira &
Kamal Ahuja Award In Engineering, Kenneth Au-Yeung Memorial          Contact us for a tour or visit one of our upcoming events.
Scholarship, Jack & Lily Bell Entrance Scholarship, The Robert L.
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