[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]
I don't know about you guys but I am running out of money and I am getting no help. I have decided to start working this upcoming term on top of my studies, fitness, and social life but that is a lot to balance and I'm not the best with juggling. I've read tips and tricks to help me but I usually end up just getting too stressed, giving up and embracing the netflix coma. I know that the key to getting ahead is directly linked to motivation but where do I find it? I usually get some inspiration from a hard working character in a series that I would be watching but then I end up not having enough time for it and I lose that feeling quickly (Or I binge watch and miss sleep which is even worse!). I have come to realize that if there is no sustainable independent way then you have to reach out. Get friends who work around your demanding schedule or grab a friend for each battle of the day (Work, Study, Nutrition, Fitness, Study, Budgeting, Study, Study Study, Work, Mental health & de-stress). No matter what you have to go through in a day there is always someone who can empathize and assist or at least do their best to help you through it.
Another thing to keep in mind is that people aren't always keeping your best interests at heart so try to just get them out of your busy schedule. You don't have time to forget what happened on a Tuesday night and regret it all on Wednesday morning. You have things to do! People to see and places to be! You can make time for that on the weekends and during breaks.
In all you should never get yourself down and if you do then you can always find someone, somewhere to lean on and help you back up. This is a busy time in all our lives and there isn't much we can do about it except give it 110% and keep laughing at and learning from our mistakes.
Moving from high school to University is a big challenge, ask me about adjustments or what to expect and I will do my best to help you. Even if you are not going to the University of Windsor, Im sure alot of nursing students have the same issues, feel free to ask me anything :)
I'm usually really busy due to school, but I will try and answer any DeGroote/Business/Application/Social/McMaster related questions based on my experience! I apologize in advance if I'm late or don't get to your question. Everything posted here are from my own personal experiences and it's my own opinion. I personally feel that not a lot of DeGroote students uses this forum, and oftentimes we are being misrepresented. Therefore, I created this thread to clear things up and to provide advices from the actual experiences that I've been through. I'm not an official McMaster representative & do not affiliate with the McMaster admissions in anyway.
My name is Bo and I'm a second-year Software Engineering student and Engineering Ambassador at the University of Waterloo. I know many of you are keen to study at Waterloo. I hope this thread will be very useful for you guys. I also started my blog: https://bopeng.io to write about my first year experience. I'll also be writing about the University admission process, and specifically for Engineering programs!
List any questions below! I will try my best to respond to your questions daily.
Admissions 2015: How it's going to work by Prof Bill Anderson
Professor Bill Anderson's Blog on Waterloo Engineering Admissions
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Hey StudentAwards commmunity. I wanted to share my story with all of you to let you know what can happen in engineering. What happened in University was something I never even remotely thought could occur. I was one of you guys - a HS student coming into Waterloo engineering with a 90+ average. I want to let you know that you will experience many ups and downs and suffer through feelings of inadequacy but thats ok.
I hope you guys take some of my lessons as a reminder to always keep your head up.
I'm a student at the University of Toronto, planning to pursue either an Economics or Economics and Mathematics Specialist.
I understand that the University of Toronto is a popular destination for many Secondary School graduates, so I thought I'd offer up my expertise and answer any questions you may have.
I can help dispel (or confirm!) scary rumours, answer questions about the application process, or whatever is on your mind. My specific knowledge is of Maths and Economics, so I can help applicants planning to enter that field.
*Note: There has been some interest in the sale of my ECO100Y notes among entering students. I do have prepared a large document including all relevant graphs, equations and definitions - complete with explanations and descriptions. If you're interested, feel free to send me a message on the forums.
**Note: Please do not use this thread to ask whether your entrance grades are good enough. I don't really know, and don't pretend to.
If you have any questions on the University of Waterloo's Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) program this year and are interested in applying, dont hesitate to ask them here! I'll try to answer them as best as I can!
For those of you who dont know what CAP is, it's basically a program designed for students who wish to pursue a field in pharmacy in the future. CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE HERE: https://uwaterloo.ca/pharmacy/future-students/conditional-admission-pharmacy-cap ALSO be sure to check out the FAQ section too because they usually cover a lot of your questions there.
NOTE: Applications will be available starting October 9, 2015
Welcome to this thread where you can ask me anything about the HBA Program and the student experience for all years at Western and Ivey.
To provide you with some background, I recently graduated from the Honors Business Adminstration Program (HBA) this past year and currently working with the school as the HBA Recruiting Associate. I work closely with most areas of the school, including the admissions committee, career management and faculty.
Throughout my years at Western and Ivey I have been involved in a wide variety of activities, most of my time was consumed with residence life and student government; although I have dabbled in a number of club executive positions, intramural activities and a number of different student jobs on campus.
This would be a great forum to dispel some rumours about the program and clear up some of the myths about Ivey. I look forward to our discussions.
Associate, HBA Recruiting
HBA & MSc Program Services
Richard Ivey School of Business
The University of Western Ontario
I'm in grade 12 and applying for the architecture program at Carleton and ryerson, and the environmental design program at Ocad. Overall though, My main focus right now is to get into Carleton who's cut-off range is 74%-76%. Midterm reports come out next week but I have already determined my grades with the help of an online calculator and predicted my final grades for this semester.
My predicted grades for the end of this semester are:
Advanced Functions: 70%
Technological Design: 86%
That will give me a 72%ish average for semester 1, and my courses for 2nd semester are fairly easy for me (art, english and french), and I predict I will have an 80% by the end of the school year.
So since I'm applying to Carleton architecture, will my 60% physics mark really effect my chance at acceptance even though I'll (probably) have an 80% overall? Or do they just look at your overall average and not consider individual marks? Like I said, the cut off average is 74-76%, and I know that they also consider my portfolio as well, I'm just worried that my 60% will be a sore thumb compared to my other grades.
Hello guys, I am new to the forums but I've come to student forums for over two years now to get some advice on school related matters.
I am a grade 12 student applying to Schulich School of Business (BBA) & Rotman Commerce (BComm). My average is a 90. Not top notch, but it could get me somewhere. Now before I get all you Ivey and Queens fellows on my back for not applying there let me clear some things up with you guys. I would absolutely love to go to either Queens or Ivey (Ivey more so, no offense Queens) but I cannot afford to leave Toronto and live in residence. I have to go to school in Toronto.
I could get into both from what I've heard (although I'd have to raise my average to secure the Schulich admission)
A few months ago, I was all Schulich, Rotman was not really a contender. But I've gone the other way now, I'm really leaning towards Rotman, I don't know what made the change so quick.
I visited the Schulich building only a few weeks ago and I truly loved the look of it, I could see myself going there, even though York is in the middle of nowhere (which is kind of a set back for me).
However, I absolutely love the life and architecture of downtown Toronto and have visited it many times. I could really see myself going to school there and loving it.
I just have a few questions for people who go to U of T or York who may not be business students, and also actual students from either of these programs to asnwer a few questions about your lives at each school. Don't feel obliged to answer them all, just whatever you have time for.
First off, how difficult is the school curriculum? (I've heard "U of T is so hard" and the whole rant about working hard, but I want to know from you guys/girls what you think of its difficulty, I haven't ever heard about Schulich's difficulty yet)
Secondly, how is the social life? (I don't mean guys or girls or dating, I mean just being able to have friends and go out with them, I don't have much of one right now outside of my two best friends)
Thirdly, how nice are the students? (I've heard that people are competitive in both schools, but can you make friends with them and just talk like regular people?)
Fourth, which school is harder to get into? (I'm sure this is Schulich, but I just want to confirm with somebody)
Fifth, would you make the same choice to go there again knowing what you know now about the school of your choice? Or would you choose the other option (the one you didn't go to)?
Thanks for everything guys, I really appreciate any responses I get out of this. Sorry for the lengthy post.
due to my lower grades this semester, im thinking about dropping my second semester spare and taking interior design (an easy mid-90s) to help boost my average
this sem i have:
adv. functions - 74
biology - 80
families in canada - 90
and next sem i have:
if i keep my spare then i only have 6 courses and therefore no room to do bad. but im afraid the workload with 12u english and calculus and interior design will be too much to handle. should i drop my spare and take an easy course to boost my average? or should i just stick with my current schedule?
I'm having a lot of trouble with advanced functions this year and I really don't know how to improve my grades. The median for the course is 74 (shocking) and right now I'm just at a 74, exactly at the average. I see a lot of people on here with 90s in functions, but seeing how much I am struggling, as well as others in my grade, I really want to aim higher. Does anyone have any advice for boosting these grades? I really appreciate it!