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Requirements for Admission into Engineering

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Admittance into Engineering from High School

Your overall average is determined by your top 6 U or M high school courses. To be admitted into Engineering;
you must have a minimum Overall Average and Engineering/Science average of 74%.  Your engineering/science average will be determined by:

  • English ENG4U
  • Physics SPH4U
  • Chemistry SCH4U
  • Advanced Functions MHF4U

Please Note: Other courses can only be included in your overall average, not your Engineering/Science average.

Although it is not a required course, we strongly recommend that you also have Calculus and Vectors MCV4U.

In our experience, students who enter with lower percentages (between 74% and 79%) may struggle to keep up with the course materials in First Year Engineering.  The mean incoming average for all students attending Engineering is nominally at 85% (or higher).  Lower average studenty could possibly have a lot of difficulty unless they seek extra help and are very disciplined with their time management.

BOTTOM LINE: Study hard in Grade 12 to boost your knowledge of the core subjects you need to know and always seek help before you get into trouble!

For more inforamtion, visit the Admissions Requirements website.

Admittance into Engineering for International Students

You can find Engineering’s admission requirements for international students from the International Student Centre website.  

English Requirements for Admittance into Engineering

Applicants whose native language is not English must take one of the following English Proficiency Tests:

  1. The British Council, University of Cambridge’s International English language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum required score of 6.5.
  2. Carleton University’s Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL). Minimum required score of 60.
  3. English Proficiency Test administered by the English Language Institute of the University of Michigan (MELAB). Minimum required score of 88.
  4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Miminum required TOEFL score of 220 with a TWE 4.5. (Reviewed annually).
  5. IBT TOEFL Minimum overall score of 83 with a minimum writing score of 20.

Application Process

All Ontario Universities have a centralized application adn registration system called the Ontario Universities Applicatino Centre.  Depending on your situation, you will be using either OUAC 101 or OUAC 105 forms to apply to the University. 

Once you have completed your application through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC), your application is forwarded on to the University’s Registrar’s Office. Please be aware of the fact that the Faculty of Engineering only reviews your application after it has been forwarded to us by the Office of the Registrar if there are unique reasons involving admissions. If your grades meet our admission criteria, your admission is handled completely by the Office of the Registrar.

Extracurricular Activities, Awards and Recommendation Letters

Unfortunately, we do not currently consider outside awards or extracurricular activities for your application. Our entrance decisions are based primarily on your marks.

At this stage, recommendation letters, just like extracurricular activities will not generally benefit you in terms of your application. However, such recommendations may be very helpful once you are accepted because they might be useful for other activities you undertake in University.

Early, Early Admissions

Offer of admission is based on Grade 11U/M courses with an 85% and registration into 6 Grade 12U/M courses including the pre-requisite courses.

Early Admissions

Early admissions or First round admissions are in February and are based on a minimum of 3 Grade 12U/M courses including registration in all six prerequisite courses.

Transfer Credits

You will need to provide an official transcript and description of the courses you are seeking credit for, to our Registrar's Office for their review.  A decision will be made by a committee and you will be notified of the results.  You may also want to contact the faculty Dean to see if a challenge exam can be arranged to determine your advanced academic standing in the Engineering program you are pursuing.

Registration Procedures

In your acceptance and registration package you will find instructions on how to register. The registration booklet will guide you through the steps enabling you to choose your own sections.


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