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ok, I understand the fact that UBC Mcgill and U of T are the best schools of Canada...
But why is there so much difference? look at the university rankings(global ones); these three are always getting ranked between 20-50 whereas ALL the other canadian universities are stuck in 100-300 ...is that the reality?
[size=6][size=4][size=6]I'm currently a 2nd year engineering science student going to Aerospace Option (If I could survive this term) and my roommate is a first year Engineering Science student. I read through some posts and there are a few positive comments about EngSci that I think I should add on. The reason I will only talk about positive sides is because there were already ppl who lists their complains about the difficulty and things like that, and I would like to give u future freshmen a more complete picture.
(1) Is engineering science hard to get in?
The answer is definite, Yes, it is hard to get in. And it's getting harder every year. From the faculty website, there is a quote from the news "U of T Engineering received a record number of applications this year for the Class of 1T5. The Office of the Registrar counted 8,761 in all, up from 7,881 in 2010, for the 1,150 spots available." This stat was for U of T engineering in general. However, as what we have heard, there were over 45% students applied to U of T Engineering ranked Engineering Science as their first choice and around 540 offers were sent out at the end. So The admission rate was slightly over 13 percent. (the so called 40%+ acceptance rate from another post was for engineering faculty in general) (Keep in mind ppl apply to engscis are smart and most of them have averages above 90%). But ppl seldom got rejected, instead they went down to 2nd or 3rd choices.
The admission average for 2010 Fall is slightly above 93% (and slightly below 95% for 2011 Fall)
Also, among 13 top scholars in Greater Toronto last year (ppl who actually get the highest mark), 4 of them joined EngSci. (they are the only 4 among 13 chose to study engineering, and they all came to EngSci)
(2) Is engineering science really hard?
Yes, engineering science I would say is the hardest engineering undergraduate program in this country due to the fact that this program is designed and delivered at a level that is much more academically demanding than any other program at U of T. We have around 30-34 hours of class a week in the first and second year, which is actually not bad and most students go to all the lectures and tutorials (except a course called PRAXIS, u'll figure it out by urself :S). The real tough things are the countless quizzes, midterms, problem sets and projects. We basically have 2 midterms for every single course, not to mention that some courses even have 4-5 "BIG Quiz" which are indeed the same as midterms. So u'll find urself taking tests ALL THE TIME (First midterm usually starts in the second week of school and the last ends at few days before exam). According what my roommate said, the midterm which CORE 8 ppl are taking right now contains actually the same stuff as our 2nd midterm from last term. So engineering science is indeed way ahead.
(3) What is the community like in EngSci?
most ppl STUDY ALL THE TIME... but... the community is indeed friendly and supportive here, it's really easy to get help from someone in your class.. We are the only program at U of T which everyone has same schedule and the problem sets are indeed : ) the base of our friendships.
(4) Is it worth to go to EngSci?
It actually depends on what you wanna do after graduate. If you are pretty sure u r going into workforce directly after graduation, then EngSci is not for you. U don't wanna spend hours to do theoretical proofs for every course. You might just wanna get more practical experience in schools such as Waterloo(Waterloo Engineering is also good). However, if you are interested in going to Grad School(Med school not possible here) or other research areas, then EngSci is for you. U of T has the best researches in Canada and is indeed the very best engineering school around. U of T Engineering ranked 18th overall in the world, and EngSci is its flagship undergraduate program.
I would say if you get the offer and passionate about engineering, JUST COME. Doing well in high school and getting into some great and soft programs are good. But remember, smartest people in Canada are right here.[/size][/size][/size]
Hi guys, I'm concerned with my current situation because I just applied with around 6 programs ish.
I'm lapping because I screwed up 1-2 courses last year and ended with an average of 74. Then, I decided to stay an extra semester and did not apply last year at all. The problem is, right now on the transcript does not show my marks for this semester because it's not over until January. But people told me to apply before the Christmas break so that's what I did.
With this semester, I can at least boost my average up to 83 ish. Just that right now they won't see it because mid-term does not show and so my concern is, will they look at my marks now without this unfinished semester then reject me, or they will wait for a bit until feb because i'm still at school? Also, does early acceptance have anything to do with me anymore since I already finished high school with enough grade 12 credits.
By the way, all the programs I applied for are york,, uts and trent for Poli Sci, and health studies at Mcmaster and york. These are all cut off for around 75-80.
A year ago I was in your shoes stressing out about applications and things like averages, OUAC, supplementary essays/interviews, etc. I know it can feel overwhelming at first, but if you have any questions about the process, feel free to ask me here! Upper years on these forums answered many of my past questions and while I'm just starting first-year at UW, I have gone through the whole application thing (applied/accepted to Waterloo, U of T, Queen's, and Mac's eng programs) and will do my best to help you out.
tldr; any questions on engineering-specific applications, shoot them my way and I'll try to help yall out :)
I understand that it's hard to find jobs in some fields. I'm sure almost everyone on here does as well. It seems that every post i see, there's always some anonymous commenter discouraging them and telling them "good luck working at starbucks/mcdonalds/burger king/etc." I just saw something that said the only useful degrees were engineering and computer science. Do you think that Engineers and Comp. Sci majors can do every job that our complex society needs? No, they can't. Yes, it may be hard to find a high paying job with certain degrees but who are you to assume that making money is all someone cares about? Coming from the home of a single mother who makes a little over 50k a year, I can tell you that having an average paying job isn't hell like people on here make it out to be. I would never go against what i aspire to do based on the amount of money I'd start off making.
It just seems that some people are so dead-set on tearing people's goals down on here and I just wanted to let people know that their degree isn't "useless" if it doesn't get them a job paying 100k off the bat.
I'm really interested in social work and I'm reading course descriptions on York University's website. There is one course, however, involving qualitative and quantitative data analysis. I'm terrible at math (high 60s low 70s) and receive high 80s or high 90s in pretty much everything else. Is this course difficult, is it required when in the program, and should I consider taking Grade 12 Data Management next semester? Thank you!
I love kids and I want to help them cope with life. I'm shooting for working in a high school since examining the teenagers at my school seem to be very troubled anyhow which is another reason. Long story short(I could give you all the reasons why; very long) I want to help adolescents. I have taken psychology and sociology and greatly enjoy them both. I have considered becoming a teacher, but the surplus of them is too much. A school/child psychologist has been on my mind, but I'm torn between that and being a youth worker. A little plan I devised so far is this, without years: Youth worker->school psychologst->teacher in social sciences/history(I looooove history) or perhaps art(I'm a bit artistic) I need suggestions, please. I live near western/Fanshawe if that helps any.
Are any systems undergraduates lurking around these forums? I've done a bit of research on what this program actually is, but still don't really understand it. From what I grasp, it deals with designing and managing all kinds of engineering systems?
Can anyone give me a bit more detail on what this program is and what its like? Also wondering if it is/can be related to computer/IT related career paths since that's what my main interest is in.
Do you have to have a 90% average for all four years of high school to be nominated for Queen's Chancellor Scholarship? Anyone know of someone that got nominated without a 90% cumulative average and simply got the scholarship because they were one the few that applied?
I was wondering if there are any scholarships that U of T offers, that caters to aspiring Computer Science majors in particular? Perhaps scholarships that one could apply to based on academic performance, leadership skills and financial need?
queen's acceptance starts in dec but does anybody actually get accepted then? and is it just based off grade 11 marks until they get your sem 1 finals? AND do they only give early acceptance to people with really high averages or to everyone who meets their admission requirements/averages and has a decent pse?
I am third year student at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. I did a Bachelor's degree (Hons. BSc) in Biochemistry with a specialization of pathology of human disease at the University of Western Ontario. My GPA was 3.91 when I applied for pharmacy school.