U of T Engineering undergraduates will not be required to return to St. George campus for the Winter 2020 Term, including the final exam period.
The Faculty’s primary aim is to support our students to complete this term by providing you with the best possible learning and assessment experience that we can at this point. To do this, we are asking instructors to develop alternatives to final exams, now called final assessments, that let students best reflect their learning in each course, using guidelines that include:
- In the development of these plans, the Faculty expects that all course instructors will consult with students in their courses in appropriate ways.
- Instructors will then put the proposed option to a student vote. With the approval by a simple majority of those who vote, the course can move forward with the proposed plan.
- For consistency, the Faculty suggests that courses use one or a combination of the following approaches for the final assessment:
- Take-home exam,
- Final report, essay, project, lab and/or
- Quercus online quizzes
- In designing their plans, instructors will consider solutions that support Academic Accommodations and Academic Integrity
Additional FAQs regarding exams are posted at COVID-19 U of T Engineering Undergraduate FAQs.
Exam Schedule and Locations
- 2020 Winter Term U of T Engineering exam schedule
- 2020 Winter Term Arts & Science exam schedule
- 2020 Winter Term UTM exam schedule
- 2020 Winter Term UTSC exam schedule
Building Codes for Engineering Exams
Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with their exam locations in advance of their exam dates.
BA Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street
BN-2S Large Gymnasium, South End, Benson Building, 320 Huron Street (south of Harbord Street), Second Floor
BN 3 Upper Small Gymnasium, Benson Building, 320 Huron Street (south of Harbord Street), Third Floor
EX Examination Centre, 255 McCaul Street
GB Galbraith Building, 35 St. George Street
HA Haultain Building, 170 College Street (rear)
HI-CART St. Hilda's College, Cartwright Hall, 44 Devonshire Place
MC Mechanical Engineering Building, 5 King's College Road
MP McLennan Physical Laboratories, 255 Huron Street
MS Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle
MY Myhal Centre, 55 St. George Street
NR New College Residence, William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks Street, Room 25
RS Rosebrugh Building, 164 College Street
SF Sandford Fleming Building, 10 King’s College Road
TC Trinity College, Seeley Hall, Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue
UC University College, 15 King’s College Circle
WB Wallberg Building, 183-200 College Street
WI Wilson Hall, New College, 40 Willcocks Street (east of Spadina Avenue)
ZZ-KNOX Knox Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Centre - GYM, 630 Spadina Avenue
Important Examination Information
It is your responsibility to check the exam timetable carefully for date, time and location information to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to write your final examination. This information is subject to change. Review the schedule often for changes.
Additionally, you should be familiar with the Faculty’s academic regulations on final examinations, which are located in the Academic Calendar.
At a U of T exam, it’s not just a cell phone, it’s an unauthorized aid.
Unless otherwise stated, electronic devices are not allowed at U of T exams. Possession is punishable under the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters. Once turned off, cellphones may be placed in a bag (paper, transparent plastic or non-transparent plastic) under the candidate’s desk.
Unauthorized materials include, but are not limited to, books, class notes and aid sheets. Unauthorized electronic devices include, but are not limited to, mobile phones, laptops, calculators, MP3 players, PDAs, pagers, electronic dictionaries, CD players, mini disc players, smart watches and smart glasses.
You are permitted to bring the following items to your exams: pen, pencil, hard copy bilingual dictionary, drafting instruments and, if permitted, an electronic calculator, but not the calculator’s case. The use of certain types of non-printing, silent, self-powered electronic calculators is permitted, unless specifically prohibited. The Faculty only permits the use of certain calculators. A list may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.
Your professor or instructor will let you know which type of calculator policy applies for his or her exam:
- Type 1: All programmable and non-programmable electronic calculators and pocket computers
- Type 2: All non-programmable electronic calculators
- Type 3: Calculators from a list of approved calculators as issued by the Office of the Registrar
- Type 4: No electronic or mechanical computing devices will be permitted
Types of Examinations
- Type A: Closed book examination. No aids are permitted other than the information printed on the exam paper
- Type B: Closed book examination. Special aids, as specified at the top of the exam paper, are provided by the examiner for distribution to students by the Office of the Registrar
- Type C: A "closed book" examination. A student may take a single, double-sided aid sheet to a Type C exam. The aid sheet is for personal use only and must be printed using the Faculty's PDF template. Students may enter information on both sides of the aid sheet; however, nothing may be affixed or appended to the sheet. Such entries will be handwritten and not mechanically produced. The template may not be modified in any way and must be printed on 8.5" x 11" paper.
Download: Examination Aid Sheet
- Type D: Candidates may bring and use aids (in the form of printed or written material) as the examiner may specify. The nature of the permitted aids must be clearly specified at the top of the examination paper, and must be announced to the class by the examiner in advance of the examination
- Type X: Open book examination. The student may bring and use any books, notes, or printed or written material, without restriction
Two exams scheduled during the same time or three exams scheduled consecutively (morning, afternoon, evening; afternoon, evening, morning; or evening, morning, afternoon) are considered an exam conflict.
If you have an exam conflict, alert the Office of the Registrar immediately.
Misreading the timetable is not an acceptable reason for failing to write an exam. The exam schedule will be posted on the undergraduate website and on the Student Services board located near the Office of the Registrar (GB 157).
Carefully review your exam schedule to ensure you have written the correct time, date and location for each one of your exams. Exams are not scheduled in a fixed pattern. Each course has a unique time, date and location.
Engineering course exams are typically 2.5 hours in duration, with the exception of some quarter course exams. If you are taking a quarter course, please consult your professor regarding the time allotted for the exam.
You must bring your TCard to each examination and place it in plain view on your desk.