If you attend a high school in Ontario, you simply apply by choosing this program in your OUAC 101 application in October/November of your grade 12 year.
There are 2 different application processes:
- Early application
- Normal application
Early Application (Submission deadline: December)
- Decision is made from the marks from grade 11 (If the applicant has not yet completed grade 12 courses)
- English (University)
- Functions (University)
- Physics (University)
- Chemistry (University)
- If grade 11 marks do not meet the minimum requirement of the program, the early application would be pushed to normal application to wait for the grade 12 grades
Normal Application (Submission deadline: March)
- English (ENG4U)
- Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
- Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
- Physics (SPH4U)
- Chemistry (SCH4U)
- One additional course (U of M)
Anticipated Admission Range: Low 90s to mid 90s
Another important portion of the application process is the supplementary application. The supplementary application in 2021 consisted of various parts:
- A platform to list all the extracurricular activities that the applicant was involved in highschool (No word limit)
- A written paragraph for a question with a word limit
- Video interview which consisted of 3 questions with time limits to think and brainstorm and express the answer (once the interview starts, the applicant must complete the entire process)
- The first 2 questions will be a general interview question to communicate and introduce who the student is.
- The third question will require the student to express their creativity.
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For Electrical/Computer Engineering as well other core engineering programs (Engineering Science not included), all first year students will not be able to plan their own schedules since all 12 courses (6 per semester) are mandatory to take in their 1st year. They will receive their schedule through the school website and the classes will be between 9 am to 6 pm.
The 6 first semester Fall courses are:
- APS100: Orientation to Engineering
- CIV100: Mechanics
- APS110/APS164: Engineering Chemistry & Materials Science / Intro Chemistry from a Materials Perspective (online summer)
- APS111: Engineering Strategies & Practice I
- MAT188: Linear Algebra
- MAT186/APS162: Calculus I/Calculus For Engineers 1(online summer)
Many students do choose to take either APS164 or APS162 during the summer before going into their first year of university since it takes off a lot of workload. The course information was updated in 2021, so please check the most recent information for assurance.
Depending on the background of the student (public school, IB school, AP programs, another region’s education system), the difficulty may vary greatly.
- MAT186 and APS110 would have some overlaps if the student is from the Ontario education system public school.
- CIV100 and MAT188 are 2 courses that may be the most difficult courses in the first semester since they require further knowledge and application of mathematical ideas and methods from highschool.
- APS100 is a pass/fail course that briefly introduces knowledge and working/studying style to have as an engineering student.
- APS111 is an engineering design course where students are randomly grouped with 4 or 5 other engineering students to collaborate on a design project.
Since all first-year core 8 engineering students are required to take these courses, the students will be mixed up and would be able to meet students from various engineering programs.
The 6 second semester Winter courses are:
- APS105: Computer Fundamentals
- MAT187: Calculus II
- MIE100: Dynamics
- ECE110: Electrical Fundamentals
- ECE191: Electrical & Computer Engineering
- APS112: Engineering Strategies & Practice II
From the second semester, students will take classes with students that are in the same major.
- APS105 is a computer programming course where students learn the C language.
- MAT187 will have overlaps with MAT186 (Calculus I) and deeper knowledge and application
- MIE100 is the application of CIV100 and more knowledge
- ECE110 teaches about electrical circuits and analysis
- APS112 has a great amount of overlap with APS111 but with another project case with another group
Engineering does not have POSt unlike the Arts & Sciences programs.