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Queens vs Carleton for Computer Science
My predicted average after second semester is to be around 84-86. Queens computing is 83+. Carleton is 78-82%. 
The 6 universities i have applied to are 
Queens, Guelph, York(20 minute drive), Carleton, Uoit(50 min drive), and Ryerson which is an hour and 30 minute bus drive. 
How would u rank them from 1-6. More importantly how are the co-op placements specifically between queens and carleton as i don't really want to pay 300 instead of 250 atm. So how is the co-op oppurtunities between Carleton and Queens? Can also regard social life and campus. Should i even apply to Queens computing with an 85% average and will i get co-op/internship??
Do I have a good chance at getting into UofT computer engineering?
Hi everyone, 
I currently am averaging a 94.3 in my top 6 courses
Chemistry  12 : 95.6
Functions 12 : 96
Calculus 12 : 96
English 12 : 93
Physics 11 : 90
Business 12 : 96

EC: Humanitarian trip with school, Forum for young canadians, Volunteering at North York General Hospital, Student Council Treasurer

Do any of you think it'll be tough for me to get into the program?
Thanks.
Do you have to take AP courses to get into University of Waterloo?
I'm in grade 10 right now and I was wondering if it would be beneficial to take all available AP courses (except for English because it's hard enough) to get into Waterloo's computer engineering program?

These are the courses I'm planning on taking next year in grade 11: 

Computer and Information Science (ICS3U1)
Introduction to Computer Programming (ICS3C1)
English
French 
Pre-AP Chem
Pre-AP Physics
Pre-AP Math

I have 1 more elective I can take, any recommendations? 
Waterloo vs UBC Comp Engineering
Over the past couple of months, I've had this internal debate whether to go to UBC or UW and I could use some help clarifying the following;

UBC 
- Gorgeous Campus/Residence 
- Great City Life
- More of a uni experience rather than being dropped into the workforce
- No Coop term first year (gives me the opportunity to visit my hometown, travel, etc.)
- Have friends going there
- Less workload means I can fly home for the occasional weekend 
- Warm
- SUSHI!!!!!!

UW
- More prestigious and more known in the tech community
- Better comp eng program 
- Better Co-op also higher coop employment rate 
- Higher chance to get in a top tech firm/silicon valley
- More community feel
- Aquirre more connections (? from what I have read)

Some Questions
- Is Waterloos coop that much better than UBC (enough to sacrifice all the pros above)
- Could someone give statistics of how much more people get into SV from UW than UBC
- What are the breaks at each uni like? Would I have time to fly back home for like 4-5 days semi-frequently? 
- Is UW as depressing as I have heard? No social life, no free time, and dull city life

I am extremely motivated and would work very hard wherever I attend and won't stop until I'm near the top of my classes (I know it's different than high school and basically cant get top of your class). Would I be significantly more successful if I'm at the top in UW than UBC? Lastly is it a lot harder to be top in UW rather than UBC? Sorry for all the questions I just need more info before I decide. Thanks!

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Volunteering opportunities
As a grade 10 student interested in going into the computer engineering or the software engineering field, are there are volunteer opportunities related to that? If not, what volunteer opportunities would you recommend that would be beneficial no matter what career path?
I'm just trying to do things that will make my resume look good because I don't have much ECs.
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How likely will i get into waterloo computer science and nano engineering
I have these marks right now
98.5% in comp science
88.2% chem
89.4 math
95.1% bio
91% english (summer school)
In grd 11 i had a 73% average for English

I'm also apart of various clubs

If i have a low chance, what pecentage do i need to get in a course to have a solid chance of getting in? 
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What can I do to increase my chances of getting into Waterloo for computer engineering?
I'm a grade 10 student and I've decided that I want to become a computer engineer in the future. As someone living in Ontario, I want to go to Waterloo since it is very well known for engineering. Right now these are my grades:

English- 92
Computer studies - 94 
Science - 96 
Math - 97

I also have very few extra curriculars :(
Piano, math club, learning different computer programming languages (so far only java and turing), I wanted to join the computer club at my school but there are only 2 girls and they’re both older so i ended up not joining. I know that i’ll regret it but it’s so awkward being in a club with mostly guys.

I know grade 10 doesn't matter but i don't really have that high grades and grade 11 is just going to get harder, so in order to increase my chances what can i do? Will learning computer languages help? (I’m planning on doing this) And should I take AP courses for everything available? And does Waterloo care about having many extra curricular activities? If they do, can you guys give me some extra curricular activities to do?
How to change the world as an engineer.
I am interested in engineering. Hoping to go to waterloo or uoft. I'm still in highscool, and began researching engineering jobs. I noticed I couldn't find any jobs in southern ontario that really interested me. I have a desire to design something "cool" imo. For example cell phones, electric cars, computers, etc. A lot of the jobs i saw had to do with a lot more boring things imo. Am I being unrealistic? I have a desire to change the world for the better, maybe after I graduate I will have a start-up for something interesting. It just it seems like the real world applications of engineering are different than I assumed. I would personally rather not live in Toronto, but I assume that's where a lot of these "cool" jobs are aha.
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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Waterloo vs. UBC vs. McGill
I am having a difficult time deciding which university to attend next year. My marks (98%+ Average) are good enough for me to get into any program I want. I want to go into Computer Engineering and may want to acquire my masters later in the future. I have heard that Waterloo is the best uni for computer engineering and that the coop is phenomenal, but the campus life sucks. On the other hand, UBC and McGill's programs are less competitive with worse coops but they make up for it with the city and campus. My question is which uni should I attend given all these factors? I'm willing to grind it out for a couple years if I can become extremely successful but I don't want to be suicidal all the way through. Lastly, I want to live the uni life but I feel that in Waterloo you're thrown right into the job market and don't form the same bonds and relationships you would at another school. Thanks!
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Engineering Admission Cutoffs
Yeah, right now as of midterm i have a 90.67 average (bascially 91) and it'll will go up to around 92-93. However is a 92 average competitive enough to get into Waterloo Computer  enginering nd Queen's and McMaster and UofT  Computer engineering? My extra cirriculars are better than most so would that help my chances ?
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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!
Queen's Direct Entry Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hey, I'm currently a grade 12 student, and I have applied to the ECE innovation stream. I'm curious as to what the pervious year cutoffs were for the program and if the extra business courses within the program are worth it
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Ryerson Engineering ASK UPP!!!! (87-88% cutofff to be safe)
Guys I know admissions for university can be stressful I have applied to many and know the feeling of rejections and tough time you have making a decision as to where to go.  I am here to help so if you have any questions ask up! (Got into UOttawa and Western Rejected from McMaster (average 90% last year))
BBTM
Hey there guys, I was wondering what you can do with a BBTM. I am interested in this degree as it has automatic co op at Laurier and was wondering what you'd do with this. I would also like to know about the job prospects along with if I can do some sort of accounting degree or commerce with this and what marks people got from last year to get in. This info would be a major life saver and will help me with my future! Thanks!
Computer engineering in UFT and York
Hey guys, what's up. I'm currently in grade 11 and I've been checking out some good universities that offer computer engineering and the two I really want to study at are UFT and York. UFT needs an average of high 80s to low 90s while York needs mid to low 80s. My marks aren't too bright. Chem is currently my worst subject (I probably have a 60 in it, my class average is around a 60 aswell) and my math is a 65( was an 80 at mid terms but I slacked off, but I'm sure I can still get a low to mid 80 if I focus). My computer science is at a 70 and my fitness at an 80. Now, both of the universities require a minimum of 70 for the prerequisites. The only subject I fear for me to get a 70 or higher is in chemistry, there is only 1 unit left, a summative and the exam. If I get under a 70 in chemistry, will UFT and York still accept me if I get high grades in grade 12? I'm currently stressed out about that. Thank you.
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Computer engineering for York and UFT
Hey guys, what's up. 
I'm currently in grade 11 and  I've been checking out some good universities that offer computer engineering and the two I really want to study at are UFT and York. UFT needs an average of high 80s to low 90s while York needs mid to low 80s. 
My marks aren't too bright. Chem is currently my worst subject (I probably have a 60 in it, my class average is around a 60 aswell) and my math is a 65( was an 80 at mid terms but I slacked off, but I'm sure I can still get a low to mid 80 if I focus). My computer science is at a 70 and my fitness at an 80. 
Now, both of the universities require a minimum of 70 for the prerequisites. The only subject I fear for me to get a 70 or higher is in chemistry, there is only 1 unit left, a summative and the exam. If I get under a 70 in chemistry, will UFT and York still accept me if I get high grades in grade 12? I'm currently stressed out about that.
Thank you. 
Which university should I apply to if I want to study Computer Engineering ?
I'm a 105F student and I'm interested in  majoring CE. I'm having a hard time deciding on which uni is best for studying CE. I've already had UW in my radar and I'm pretty sure UoT won't make any offers for me so what remains are probably queen's, calgary,mcmaster,rye,ottawa...
My grade average is 9.1-9.2 ish and I have some ok ECs ?
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I have a question
What do I take in grade 11? I have a course selection soon and I am really stressed out about this. 
These are Grade 9 and Grade 10 Courses so far: 
Grade 9:                                Grade 10:
                                               - English, Math, Science, Civics and Careers, Business, Gym, Art, 
                                                History, 
- English
- Math
- Science
- Geography
- Business
- Art
- Gym
- French  

So, what do I need to take in Grade 11? And Im also planning to take 6 courses in Grade 12 which would allow me to have 2 spares thourghout the whole year. So please can you guys help? 
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Engineering to Arts?
Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to ask a quick question. Is there any engineering course (basically I'm looking at software eng, comp sci, comp eng, nanotechnology, or mechatronics) which can be bridged with any type of an Arts background to it? Yes, I know that these are polar opposites, however, you see, I'm not very confident with these engineering choices as my future career choices. 

I am in grade 12, and have been debating for the longest time which I should pursue. My parents highly encourage me to take up engineering for obvious reasons, the "6-digit-salary", while I am somewhat more inclined towards pursuing media arts. A little more about myself:

- My grade 11 and 12 averages --> averaged 89-90% which accounted for the whole year's average (not only my top 6), again for both 11 and 12. I am not too happy with these grades based on my program choices. However, hopefully my participation in extracurriculars and volunteering, etc should fill this 89% void to a 90%.
- My dream is to become an animator or create video games.
- I want a dynamic/exciting day at work.
- Obviously, the job aspects after getting the undergraduate degree should be "good enough" as I have stated above with that "6-digit-salary" notion.
- I like technology and working around with it, however, sometimes I feel as if I can't ever get the code to work (I am especially interested in software eng & comp sci). Does this happen to everyone? Or is it just me who is not passionate/knowledgeable enough?
- I don't really know if this is the right choice for me because although I somewhat enjoy coding and building, I do experience difficulties with the same.
- I'd like to say that I have a creative mind and am able to effectively apply advertising/marketing techniques in order to create various projects.
- Also, at this point I am only considering universities: McMaster, Waterloo, Guelph, UOIT, UofT, McGill, Ottawa. {  I probably shouldn't expect much though :-(  }

Lastly, the BIG question --> I want to satisfy my parents' and my own expectations and dreams, so is there any way for me to complete an undergraduate degree in any of the engineering programs listed above and then go on to becoming an animator (by animator, I mean like the proper pixar animators/the people who create anime/visuals in video games, etc)? 

I would sincerely, sinCERELY, SINCERELY, appreciate some honest and informative responses. I am very stressed since it is time to apply for universities, however I keep delaying it since I am unsure. I don't really know anyone who does engineering as part of an undergrad study so I have ABSOLUTELY no idea of what to expect. Any, and ALL, answers are appreciated. 

Thank you so much for spending the time to read this and responding in advance!

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Engineering Schools - Which do you guys think are the best?
I'm thinking about Software Eng. / Computer Eng. / Mechanical Eng. I'm also having a difficult time picking universities to apply to.

Of all the universities within Ontario, what would be your top 5?
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Software Engineer Student - 1ST YEAR
Hi, 
I am a first year software engineering student at the university of Guelph, if you guys have any question please feel free to ask. I can be any question and I will try my best to answer.