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Engineering Science Vs Electrical Engineering

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Hello folks,

I was wondering what the difference is between engineering science and electrical engineering at the University of Toronto. I have been admitted to TrackOne, although I put electrical engineering as my second choice on the SPF.

Also, since I've already been admitted to TrackOne, can I still request an alternate offer to Engineering Science? And how do I go about it?

Thanks :colors:
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Eng sci is considered one of the most prestigious and difficult undergrad programs in Canada. Eng sci covers various engineering disciplines and is basically grad school fodder. Just take a look at the courses and their course descriptions online.

If you didn't apply to eng sci already (if it's not in your top 5 choices) it might be difficult. Although if you wanna be an electrical engineer, it's probably best to not go through the hell of eng sci and just do track one and electrical engineering. By the way, from track one, eng sci is the only engineering program you can't transfer to afterwards.
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I wouldn't really say that engineering science is grad school fodder, but getting a good mark in engsci definitely stands out more that getting a good mark in any other program.
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Thank you for those responses.

I wanted to know if I can have a coop year (PEY) if I choose to go with TrackOne. I ask because, my offer says no coop. I was under the impression that all Engineering programs had to have coop.
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Co-op and PEY are not the same thing. U of T Engineering programs offer the PEY (Professional Experience Year) which is a one year internship, I believe.

It's Waterloo Engineering programs that all have co-op. These are work terms spread out through your degree.
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Thanks for the clarification.

Is the PEY mandatory? And is it offered if I consider TrackOne?
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Quoted from U of T's website:

At U of T Engineering you have the option of doing a 12 to 16 month paid work placement through the Professional Experience Year (PEY). In addition, we do offer a four month summer placement called Engineering Summer Internship Program (eSIP).


So no, it isn't mandatory.
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