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uOttawa 2nd Year Mechanical Engineering- AMA!
Hey everyone! I did one of these last year and it seemed to help a bunch of people so I thought it would be good to do one of these again. I'm currently in 2nd year Mechanical Engineering with co-op at uOttawa! Feel free to ask me anything about residence, campus life, living in Ottawa, academics (even outside of engineering), admission, etc etc! Whatever comes to mind! Some background info:

-I play on the quidditch team (it's a real thing and we're fantastic)
-I was in Civil Engineering first year, then switched into Mechanical this past summer
-I originally applied and got in for Electrical and Civil
-I lived in residence first year (go Stanton!) as I'm from the GTA

Ask away! :)
Engineering at Ryerson
Hey guys, what do u think my chances are of getting into ryerson civil engineering with an 83% at this point. I am planning on doing private school to boost my average and fingers crossed that at the end of the year, it's an 85-87
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What are my chances?
Hi everybody, I moved to Canada in Dec. 2016. So these are my courses and marks:

ESL-E 90
ENG3U 71
SCH3U 90
SPH3U 95
SPH4U 95
Functions 91
ICS3U 88
Advanced func 82

Going to take Calc, data, SCH4U and ENG4U next semester.

I have applied to toronto, ryerson, waterloo, queens, ottawa and mcmaster for civil engineering in each of them. Please help me out. I am stressed. Also according to the university websites I needed English proficiency test and so I attemepted IELTS and got the following scores in the 1st attempt. 
L 8.5
R 8.5
S 7.0
W 6.5
Overall 7.5
Applying through OUAC 101.
Thanks in advance.
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McMaster Engineering Supplemental Application
Has anyone completed their supp app yet?  If so when do you get access to the written section?  The written section is separate from the interview, right?  How was the experience?
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what makes engineering so hard?
I know this is probably one of the stupidest questions out there, but what makes engineering so hard? like I read university confession pages and they make engineering sound like death.  So anybody who's in engineering, could you please enlighten me I would like to know because then I'll think twice when applying for uni. Thanks!
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Career and University planning advice from current undergrads
Hey,

It’s new years time; university admissions and scholarship deadlines are just months away. This is a crucial time and what you decide today will stick with you for the next few years.

You’re trying to figure out which institution you want to attend, and what you want to study--but more deeply you’re trying to figure out what you actually want to do in life.

I know first-hand how difficult it can be - I have been through it. I’ve assembled a few friends in different disciplines who have volunteered their time to help out. If you want to figure out which university makes sense, if you need advice, please reach out.

Comment on this thread if you need any help, no matter your age, grade, or if you’re in University already!

Best,

Rahim Shamsy
Western Engineering and Business (Ivey) 2018
ubc engineering
this is probably a dumb question but, if i got an 86 average as a final for ubc applied sciences, what are my chances of being accepted? Would I be under cutoff? My EC's are: club volleyball/school volleyball, level 10 piano, volleyball referee, worked at elections and pne.  Maybe they'll accept me because more girls need to be in engineering... lol
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Waterloo Engineering Student AMA Thread
UPDATED Dec 21
I'm a second year biomedical engineering student at UW heading into my second coop. Some quick facts about me:
-IB alumni from Ontario
-Engineering Ambassador
-Orientation Week Leader
-BioMechatronics Design Team member
-Completed 1 co-op in medical imaging
-Next coop in medical device compliance at a startup

Shadow Days: https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering-student-ambassadors/future-engineering-students

Chances 2018 from Prof Bill: https://profbillanderson.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/chances-for-2018

It’s winter break so I have a lot more time on my hands lol. Ask me anything that comes to mind and I'll try my best to answer!
GRADE 11 MARKS!!!!
I am currently in Grade 11. I was wondering if Universities look at your Grade 11 marks? And if they do, do Grade 11 marks have a big influence. My Functions mark is pretty low but my overall average comes to a 90%. 

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civil engineering university thread
Hey guys! I was just hoping to start this thread for students applying to engineering programs in universities so if u got an acceptance or applied somewhere could you please tell us your average and where u applied :)
Engineering or Architecture?
Hey guys,

I'm not sure whether I want to go into Engineering or Architecture... I'm creative and have a passion for art, but I also really like courses like math and science. If I put these attributes together, the perfect program seems to be architecture. The thing that I'm concerned about is that architecture programs are mainly studio and design based, and not including the technical courses I was expecting, like math, science, and tech. I prefer to have a balance so I'm able to gain as much well rounded knowledge as I can. Studying sciences, maths, and programming seems to have a wider variety of use and seems to lead to more stable jobs. With that being said,  I also think engineering would have better job prospects, considering that jobs with new technology and software are on the rise. I was looking into Waterloo's Systems Design Engineering, since it seemed to have a 'design' aspect to it as well as science and technology. So my question is, do you think I should stick to architecture or explore more design based engineering programs? If so, do you guys know of any like SYDE? 

*Also, my average right now is 94 so do I have a good chance to get into SYDE, Arch, or other similar programs?
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Question about what to take in Uni
Currently in Grade 12 and debating whether to go into Civil/Biomedical Engineering or Business. How're the job prospects for Civil and Biomedical engineering and is engineering really worth the stress that comes with the four years or is business a better option in a long-term. 

Also, what are some good programs that tailor to my interests around those fields in the High 80s-Low 90s.
Can I get into these universities: Ryerson, UTSG, UTSC and Queen's?
Hey guys, first thing I want to say is I'm new to this website (I just found out this week). I'm feeling a bit nervous to make a discussion and post it publicly.  
I'm a grade 12 international student, so it can be hard for me to get an offer from those universities. I would sincerely appreciate your answers and opinions on my chances to get accepted to those universities.  
Here are my 6 grade 12 courses (not including my Calculus):  
English - 70  
Advanced Function - 92  
Chemistry - 96  
Biology - 89  
Physics - 90  
Data Management - 90  
I'm planning to apply for Civil Engineering, Undeclared Engineering in UTSG, Computer Science in UTSC, Nursing in Ryerson and Life Sciences at Queen. Another question is what should I do to get a higher mark in English (especially writing essays) although I always try to finish every single piece of homework.
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Best Civil Engineering Programs
Hi all, 

I'm a grade 12 student interested in becoming a civil/transportation engineer. I'm currently considering Waterloo, McMaster, Toronto, Carleton, and Ryerson. Which Uni offers the best civil engineering program? Also, should I be considering any other schools? 

My average is projected to be around 96-97 and I have good EC's including being president of DECA chapter and two other organizations at my school.
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University of Toronto Engineering Applicants 2018
Let's start a thread for us to talk about our questions, share averages, extra curriculars, and even talk about our feelings right now going through the application process!  Good luck to everyone applying this year!
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Best University Programs For Civil/Enviro Engineering
Do yall know of any good programs/universities for civil/enviro engineering? Any info will help as I am extremely confused as to what university I want to go to. All I know is that I don't want to stay in Toronto. Thanks :)

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NEED GUIDANCE ASAP
Hey guys! I was hoping I can get some guidance from current or previous students of uoft. I absolutely love physics, it is something I want to keep as a part of my career. I was suggested to look into civil engineering as an option because I was told that it deals with mostly physics concepts and logical thinking, which I like. However, I was hoping to get more honest reviews on the program itself. Also, I wanted to know if I can actually get in with my average. My grade 11 average was in the mid 80's, and now my grade 12 average will be expected to go up to high 80's to low 90s. I can push it up to around 92 ish by February. I would like to know if this average would kind of "guarantee" an admission for me. I know it depends on the level of competition I am facing this year and want to know if this is a realistic goal for me. There is nothing more I want than to be a civil engineer graduating from uoft. As for my extracurricular activities, I do not have anything impressive. I applied for the athletic committee this year(haven't heard back yet) and was apart of an advocating committee in grade 11. I also regularly volunteer at the doctor's clinic since grade 9. Do you think this is enough or would you recommend expanding my ec activities? My grades in the beginning of grade 12 are not great, due to how much I stress during my tests. I treat it like a life and death situation and go blank. Any advice for coping with stress before big assessments? Also, I am trying to make changes to my studying habits. I barely studied in grade 11, as I did not care nor did I think I would pursue engineering. Chemistry is a pain and advanced functions is alright, I guess. Any studying tips that you guys may think are useful? How much time did you spend for each course every day? I would really like to know your study routines and try them out, as I am trying to figure what works best for me at the moment. Thank you, Aspiring Student
What are my chances of getting into Queen's or UofT?
Hey guys and gals this is my first post here on yconic!

So I'm in grade 12 now in Toronto, ON, and will be starting to apply to universities very soon. I'm wondering what're my chances of making it to Queen's or UofT for civil or aerospace engineering? 

Grade 11 I had an overall average of exactly 89.5% and I had the usual physics Chem bio functions English and also had anthro/soc/psych, accounting and computer science. 

Grade 12 we're only like 2 months in but this semester I have advanced functions, English and physics. Semester 1 mark estimated to be 90+ probably like 93 if I can keep English mark up at high 80s. Semester 2 I have chem, calc/vectors, and earth and space science. All easy except Chem for me. 

As for ECs I'm in robotics club have been from grade 10 and we're going to VEX In The Zone competition soon. I also joined stage crew and environmental Acton committee this year. I also do kickboxing, boxing, and jiu jitsu outside of school every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 2 hourseach fire
I've also worked for the TDSB 2 summers in a row including 2017 summer. 

I'm applying to, in order of my top to bottom choices, queens, uoft, McMaster, waterloo, ryerson. What're My chances of getting into each for say civil engineering? If you made it into any of those with similar grades let us know
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Civil Engineering
Hey guys!
I was hoping I can get some guidance from current or previous students of uoft. I absolutely love physics, it is something I want to keep as a part of my career. I was suggested to look into civil engineering as an option because I was told that it deals with mostly physics concepts and logical thinking, which I like. However, I was hoping to get more honest reviews on the program itself. 
Also, I wanted to know if I can actually get in with my average. My grade 11 average was in the mid 80's, and now my grade 12 average will be expected to go up to high 80's to low 90s. I can push it up to around 92 ish by February. I would like to know if this average would kind of "guarantee" an admission for me. I know it depends on the level of competition I am facing this year and want to know if this is a realistic goal for me. There is nothing more I want than to be a civil engineer graduating from uoft. As for my extracurricular activities, I do not have anything impressive. I applied for the athletic committee this year(haven't heard back yet) and was apart of an advocating committee in grade 11. I also regularly volunteer at the doctor's clinic since grade 9. Do you think this is enough or would you recommend expanding my ec activities?
My grades in the beginning of grade 12 are not great, due to how much I stress during my tests. I treat it like a life and death situation and go blank. Any advice for coping with stress before big assessments?
Also, I am trying to make changes to my studying habits. I barely studied in grade 11, as I did not care nor did I think I would pursue engineering. Chemistry is a pain and advanced functions is alright, I guess. Any studying tips that you guys may think are useful? How much time did you spend for each course every day? I would really like to know your study routines and try them out, as I am trying to figure what works best for me at the moment.

Thank you,
Aspiring Student 

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Integrated Engineering WORTH IT OR NOT
Don't quiet get where you would end up with a degree in integrated engineer (im assuming into more of the business side of engineering)....does anyone know someone who has done this degree... what kind of jobs are they working.. whats the pay like.....is there enough job opening to get hired....and whats it like as a whole....also is it a better idea to specialize in engineer (civil, electrical etc) .......any help is good....thanks
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