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Get your engineering studies off to a smooth start with resources to help you through your first year at the Schulich School of Engineering.

Common core courses

All seven undergraduate engineering degree programs have a common first year, which consists of 10 courses in mathematics, sciences, computing, engineering principles, communications, and design. This provides a solid foundation for your engineering training and introduces you to a variety of engineering disciplines.

First-year course blocks

First-year students must register according to a course block. Students coming directly from high school are registered by the Engineering Student Centre. First-year students transferring from another faculty or institution must register themselves into the required courses according to a block.

For more information, view the first-year course blocks for fall 2016/winter 2017. Download pdf.

First-year common core courses

Fall session Winter session
MATH 275 - Calculus for Engineers and Scientists (formerly AMAT 217) MATH 277  - Multivariable Calculus for Engineers (formerly AMAT 219)
ENGG 200 - Design and Communication ENGG 225 - Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits and Machines
MATH 211 - Linear Methods I ENGG 202 - Engineering Statics

ENGG 233 - Computing for Engineers 

PHYS 259 - Electricity and Magnetism

Course offered in both sessions
CHEM 209 - General Chemistry for Engineers
ENGG 201 - Behaviour of Liquids, Gases and Solids

Complementary Studies course (optional)

Find out about the support available at the Devon Academic Resource Centre to help you succeed during your first year of university. 

First-Year Degree Guide

Find all the information you need for your engineering degree in the First-Year Degree Guide.

Varsity Athlete Program

At the Schulich School of Engineering, we’re proud of our many student athletes. We also understand the difficult balance they have trying to keep up with a heavy academic workload and their sports commitments. To support these athletes, we have a special program called the Varsity Athlete Program. It allows first-year students to spread their course load over two years without penalty.

Program requirements

Students in first-year engineering have a total course load of 11 courses in the fall and winter semesters, which may be too many for a varsity athlete. Students must complete all first-year courses to have first priority for placement in a major program in second year. Varsity athletes who take a reduced course load delay their program placement until the end of their second year.

Students must meet the following requirements:

For admission into the Varsity Athlete Program:

  • Achieve the minimum admission GPA
  • Obtain a letter from the varsity coach that confirms he or she is a varsity athlete and specifies the time commitment (athletic and non-athletic) associated with being a member of the team

During years 1 and 2:

  • Complete all eight courses in Year 1 (as outlined below)
  • Achieve a GPA of at least 2.00 (Students must not be on probation in Year 2.)
  • Maintain their placement on the varsity team in Year 2. (Students who have not been successful in remaining on the team will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.)

The standard student standing rules and regulations also apply.

Required courses

Year 1

Year 2

Fall term Winter term Fall term

Winter term

AMAT 217

AMAT 219 AMAT 307 ENGG 201 or
CHEM 209
ENGG 233

ENGG 202 or
ENGG 225

ENGG 319*

ENGG 202 or
ENGG 225

ENGG 201 or
CHEM 209

PHYS 259 ENGG 200 ENGG 481 or
equivalent
MATH 211 COST elective COST elective COMS 363

Shaded courses must be taken in the order shown. Non-shaded courses may be taken anytime before the end of the two-year program. For example, you may complete both ENGG 201 and CHEM 209 (taking one in place of the COST elective) in Year 1, leaving more time in Year 2 for COST electives.

*Note: The electrical engineering curriculum has a different Probability and Statistics course required of students in place of ENGG 319. Please contact the Engineering Student Centre if you are considering eventually entering the electrical engineering program.

Program selection in second year

Students in the Varsity Athlete Program will be considered for placement in an engineering program after their second year in engineering. If students have a GPA of at least 2.00 at the end of their second year with C- or better in all their courses, they will be designated Category 1 for program placement.

Note: The GPA is calculated on the 10 first-year technical courses and the highest grade received in the complementary studies courses.

Students who do not follow this program of courses will be put into a lower Category for program placement, which will jeopardize their chances of being placed into their preferred program.

Course registration

Students entering their first year in the Varsity Athlete Program will receive a set timetable with all 10 technical courses registered. The Engineering Student Centre can help customize your timetable to fit your training schedule as much as possible, e.g. dropping certain courses to match up with the varsity program listed in the table above. Please contact the office in late July to mid-August, after your admission has been finalized.

How to apply

After you finish the first year of common core courses, you’re ready to choose a specific program of study. The Schulich School of Engineering offers seven undergraduate degree programs and a wide range of unique specializations.

You select your engineering program of choice using the My UofC portal in April of your first year of studies. Information will be sent out to students in advance of the program selection time which will include detailed instructions as to how to access the link.

To find out more, download Applying to an Engineering Program.

Common core courses

All seven undergraduate engineering degree programs have a common first year, which consists of 10 courses in mathematics, sciences, computing, engineering principles, communications, and design. This provides a solid foundation for your engineering training and introduces you to a variety of engineering disciplines.

First-year course blocks

First-year students must register according to a course block. Students coming directly from high school are registered by the Engineering Student Centre. First-year students transferring from another faculty or institution must register themselves into the required courses according to a block.

For more information, view the first-year course blocks for fall 2016/winter 2017. Download pdf.

First-year common core courses

Fall session Winter session
MATH 275 - Calculus for Engineers and Scientists (formerly AMAT 217) MATH 277  - Multivariable Calculus for Engineers (formerly AMAT 219)
ENGG 200 - Design and Communication ENGG 225 - Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits and Machines
MATH 211 - Linear Methods I ENGG 202 - Engineering Statics

ENGG 233 - Computing for Engineers 

PHYS 259 - Electricity and Magnetism

Course offered in both sessions
CHEM 209 - General Chemistry for Engineers
ENGG 201 - Behaviour of Liquids, Gases and Solids

Complementary Studies course (optional)

Find out about the support available at the Devon Academic Resource Centre to help you succeed during your first year of university. 

First-Year Degree Guide

Find all the information you need for your engineering degree in the First-Year Degree Guide.

Varsity Athlete Program

At the Schulich School of Engineering, we’re proud of our many student athletes. We also understand the difficult balance they have trying to keep up with a heavy academic workload and their sports commitments. To support these athletes, we have a special program called the Varsity Athlete Program. It allows first-year students to spread their course load over two years without penalty.

Program requirements

Students in first-year engineering have a total course load of 11 courses in the fall and winter semesters, which may be too many for a varsity athlete. Students must complete all first-year courses to have first priority for placement in a major program in second year. Varsity athletes who take a reduced course load delay their program placement until the end of their second year.

Students must meet the following requirements:

For admission into the Varsity Athlete Program:

  • Achieve the minimum admission GPA
  • Obtain a letter from the varsity coach that confirms he or she is a varsity athlete and specifies the time commitment (athletic and non-athletic) associated with being a member of the team

During years 1 and 2:

  • Complete all eight courses in Year 1 (as outlined below)
  • Achieve a GPA of at least 2.00 (Students must not be on probation in Year 2.)
  • Maintain their placement on the varsity team in Year 2. (Students who have not been successful in remaining on the team will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.)

The standard student standing rules and regulations also apply.

Required courses

Year 1

Year 2

Fall term Winter term Fall term

Winter term

AMAT 217

AMAT 219 AMAT 307 ENGG 201 or
CHEM 209
ENGG 233

ENGG 202 or
ENGG 225

ENGG 319*

ENGG 202 or
ENGG 225

ENGG 201 or
CHEM 209

PHYS 259 ENGG 200 ENGG 481 or
equivalent
MATH 211 COST elective COST elective COMS 363

Shaded courses must be taken in the order shown. Non-shaded courses may be taken anytime before the end of the two-year program. For example, you may complete both ENGG 201 and CHEM 209 (taking one in place of the COST elective) in Year 1, leaving more time in Year 2 for COST electives.

*Note: The electrical engineering curriculum has a different Probability and Statistics course required of students in place of ENGG 319. Please contact the Engineering Student Centre if you are considering eventually entering the electrical engineering program.

Program selection in second year

Students in the Varsity Athlete Program will be considered for placement in an engineering program after their second year in engineering. If students have a GPA of at least 2.00 at the end of their second year with C- or better in all their courses, they will be designated Category 1 for program placement.

Note: The GPA is calculated on the 10 first-year technical courses and the highest grade received in the complementary studies courses.

Students who do not follow this program of courses will be put into a lower Category for program placement, which will jeopardize their chances of being placed into their preferred program.

Course registration

Students entering their first year in the Varsity Athlete Program will receive a set timetable with all 10 technical courses registered. The Engineering Student Centre can help customize your timetable to fit your training schedule as much as possible, e.g. dropping certain courses to match up with the varsity program listed in the table above. Please contact the office in late July to mid-August, after your admission has been finalized.

How to apply

After you finish the first year of common core courses, you’re ready to choose a specific program of study. The Schulich School of Engineering offers seven undergraduate degree programs and a wide range of unique specializations.

You select your engineering program of choice using the My UofC portal in April of your first year of studies. Information will be sent out to students in advance of the program selection time which will include detailed instructions as to how to access the link.

To find out more, download Applying to an Engineering Program.