Attending Class

Students walking in TorontoLectures begin on September 8. For information about the start days for tutorials and practicals visit Blackboard. Detailed campus maps are also available online.

What should I expect in my courses?

You can expect your studies — classes, problem sets, studying and quizzes — to take about 50–60 hours per week. Some courses may also require you to complete reports and assignments. Midterm tests will let you know how well you understand the material.

How can I find out more about my courses?

Brief descriptions of first-year courses are available in the Academic Calendar. To see which courses you will be enrolled in during your first year, please refer to the 2016 Fall Session and 2017 Winter Session tables.

Each course runs for four months and has a final exam or assignment at the end. Your classes will take place in buildings within the Engineering Complex, each located within a few minutes of one another.

Each of your courses can include up to three components.

Students attending a practicalLectures are typically three hours per week (usually divided into two or three meetings per week, with the exception of seminar courses) and taught by distinguished faculty members.

Tutorials allow you to ask questions in a more informal and interactive atmosphere. They are at least one hour in length and led by a teaching assistant (TA) who is pursuing graduate studies at U of T.

Practicals (often referred to as “labs”) allow for group work or work with partners depending on the nature of the course. Some courses include a two- or three-hour practical every other week.

For more details information on your courses, upper-year courses and academic policies, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Fall 2016 Courses

Chemical Engineering Civil or Lassonde Mineral Engineering Computer or Electrical Engineering Mechanical or Industrial Engineering Materials Engineering General First Year (TrackOne) Eng. Science
APS111 |Engineering Strategies & Practice I APS111 |Engineering Strategies & Practice I APS111 |Engineering Strategies & Practice I APS111 |Engineering Strategies & Practice I APS111 |Engineering Strategies & Practice I APS111 |Engineering Strategies & Practice I ESC101 | Praxis I
CIV100 |Mechanics CIV100 |Mechanics CIV100 |Mechanics CIV100 |Mechanics CIV100 |Mechanics CIV100 |Mechanics CIV102 | Structures & Materials
MAT186 |Calculus I, APS162 |Calculus I MAT186 |Calculus I, APS162 |Calculus I MAT186 |Calculus I, APS162 |Calculus I MAT186 |Calculus I, APS162 |Calculus I MAT186 |Calculus I, APS162 |Calculus I MAT186 |Calculus I, APS162 |Calculus I MAT194 |Calculus I
MAT188 |Linear Algebra MAT188 |Linear Algebra MAT188 |Linear Algebra MAT188 |Linear Algebra MAT188 |Linear Algebra MAT188 |Linear Algebra CSC180 |Computer Programming
CHE112 |Physical Chemistry CHE112 |Physical Chemistry APS110 |
Engineering Chemistry & Materials Science
MSE101 |Intro to Materials Science MSE101 |Intro to Materials Science APS110 |
Engineering Chemistry & Materials Science
ESC103 |Engineering Mathematics & Computation
APS100 |Orientation to Engineering APS100 |Orientation to Engineering APS100 |Orientation to Engineering APS100 |Orientation to Engineering APS100 |Orientation to Engineering APS100 |Orientation to Engineering PHY180 |Classical Mechanics

Winter 2017 Courses

Chemical Engineering Civil or Lassonde Mineral Engineering Computer or
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical or
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering General First Year TrackOne Eng. Science
APS112 |Engineering Strategies & Practice II APS112 |Engineering Strategies & Practice II APS112 |Engineering Strategies & Practice II APS112 |Engineering Strategies & Practice II APS112 |Engineering Strategies & Practice II APS112 |Engineering Strategies & Practice II ESC102 |Praxis II
APS106 |Fund. of Computer Programming APS106 |Fund. of Computer Programming APS105 |Computer Fund.
APS106 |Fund. of Computer Programming APS106 |Fund. of Computer Programming APS105 |Computer Fund. MSE160 |Molecules & Materials
MAT187 |Calculus II, APS163 |Calculus II MAT187 |Calculus II, APS163 |Calculus II MAT187 |Calculus II, APS163 |Calculus II MAT187 |Calculus II, APS163 |Calculus II MAT187 |Calculus II, APS163 |Calculus II MAT187 |Calculus II, APS163 |Calculus II MAT195 |Calculus II
MSE101 |Intro to Materials Science MSE101 |Intro to Materials Science MIE100 |Dynamics MIE100 |Dynamics CHE112 |Physical Chemistry MIE100 |Dynamics MAT185 |Linear Algebra
CHE113 |Concepts in Chemical Engineering CME185 |Earth Systems Engineering ECE110 |Electrical Fund. ECE110 |Electrical Fund. ECE110 |Electrical Fund. ECE110 |Electrical Fund. ECE159 |
Fund. of Electric Circuits
ECE101 | Intro to Electrical & Computer Engineering MIE191 | Intro to Mechanical & Industrial Engineering APS191 |Intro to Engineering CSC190 |Computer Algorithms & Data Structures