Complementary Studies (CS) Electives

Complementary Studies (CS) can be broadly defined as studies in humanities, social sciences, arts, management, engineering economics and communication that complements technical curriculum.

Engineering, math or science courses — including astronomy and psychology — may not be used to fulfill your CS elective requirement. Additionally, the Rotman School of Management does not typically permit students outside of their faculty to take their courses (i.e. RSM courses).

For detailed information regarding Complementary Studies, please consult the Academic Calendar. Students are responsible for determining their qualification for taking an CS course, including but not limited to prerequisites and required permissions.

Some areas of study that are considered complementary to Engineering studies include:

  • An introduction to the methodologies and thought process of the humanities and social sciences
  • A basic knowledge of engineering economics
  • Awareness of the impact of technology on society

The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering also offers courses that may be used as CS electives:

  • APS 120 — Interdisciplinary Introduction to Sustainability
  • TEP 234 — Entrepreneurship and Small Business (formerly APS 234)
  • APS 305 — Energy Policy
  • APS 310 — Defining Energy Futures in India and Canada
  • TEP 323 — The Self & Negotiated Meaning in Work Life (formerly APS 323: Writing Lab)
  • TEP 343 — Foundations of Engineering Leadership (formerly APS 343, APS443 & APS 501)
  • TEP 432 — Entrepreneurship & Business Management (formerly APS 432)
  • APS 440 — Making Sense of Accidents
  • APS 446 — Leadership in Project Management
  • TEP 448 — System Mapping
  • APS 510 — Technologies and Organizations in Global Energy Systems
  • TEP 1011 — Authentic Leadership (formerly APS 1011)
  • CHE/CIV/ECE/MIE/MSE488 — Entrepreneurship and Business for Engineers
  • JRE 300 — Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance
  • JRE 410 — Markets and Competitive Strategy
  • JRE 420 — People Management and Organizational Behaviour.

Faculty-Approved Arts & Science Courses

As an Engineering student, you may enrol in Arts & Science (A&S) courses that have the prefixes listed in the table below. Exceptions are listed in the footnotes. Before you enrol in an A&S course to fulfill your CS elective requirement, please consult your undergraduate academic advisor.

Select Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) courses may be used to fulfill CS elective requirements.

Faculty-approved Arts & Science course prefixes

Please note that some of the following courses may have enrolment controls that limit enrolment. Information on enrolment controls, see the Arts & Science Academic Calendar.

An asterisk (*) indicates you can take any course that follows that prefix with the following exceptions:

  • Anthropology courses designated as science courses and ARC221H
  • INI341H
  • PHL courses about probability or symbolic logic, PHL349: Set Theory
  • All science UNI courses
  • WDW099Y

Approved CS Courses

  • ABS*
  • ANT (note 1) *
  • ARC (note 1) *
  • COG 250Y1
  • CIN*
  • CLA*
  • CSC 404H1
  • DRM*
  • EAS*
  • ECO*
  • ECMA*
  • EMU230H1
  • ENG*
  • ENV 307H1
  • ENV 320H1
  • ENV 335H1
  • ENV 347H1
  • ENV 350H1 (pre-requisites waived for Engineering students)
  • ENV 422H1
  • ERI 260H1
  • ERI 360H1
  • EST*
  • ETH*
  • FAH*
  • FAS 143H1
  • FIN*
  • FRE*
  • FSL*
  • FOR 302H1
  • FOR 303H1
  • FOR 421H1
  • GER*
  • GGR124H1
  • GGR 220H1
  • GGR 222H1
  • GGR 225H1
  • GGR 251H1
  • GGR 252H1
  • GGR252H5
  • GGR 271H1
  • GGR 314H1
  • GGR 323H1
  • GGR 329H1
  • GGR 332H1
  • GGR 335H1
  • GGR 343H1
  • GGR 356H1
  • GGR 424H1
  • GRK*
  • HIS*
  • HPS*
  • HUM*
  • HUN*
  • IAS*
  • IMC 200H1
  • INI (note 2) *
  • IRE 260H1
  • ITA*
  • JAL*
  • JEF*
  • JGE 378H1
  • JHP*
  • JLP*
  • JMC*
  • JPE 250Y1
  • JPH441H1
  • JPJ*
  • JPP*
  • JUP*
  • JGI 346H1
  • LAT*
  • LIN*
  • MEI*
  • MGEA 01H3
  • MGEA 02H3
  • MGEA 06H3
  • MGT*
  • MGM*
  • MGR101H1
  • MUS*
  • NEW*
  • NMC*
  • NML*
  • PHL* (note 3)
  • PMU299Y
  • POL*
  • PRT*
  • RLG*
  • RSM 295Y1
  • SAS*
  • SLA*
  • SMC*
  • SOC*
  • SPA*
  • TMU 130H1
  • TMU 131H1
  • TRN*
  • UNI (note 4) *
  • USA*
  • VIC*
  • WDW*
  • WME271H1

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