First-Year Common Core

All undergraduate students admitted to the College of Engineering are required to complete a common first-year of undeclared studies (known as the first-year common core) prior to applying for admission into an upper-year program.

Prospective students who begin their studies in a college other than the College of Engineering are encouraged to consult an Academic Advisor within the Engineering Student Centre on a regular basis to plan their program of study, choose courses (including electives), and monitor their academic progress.

Recommended Science Electives

Undeclared students who intend to register in the Chemical Engineering program are advised to complete CHEM 115.3 in their first year; otherwise, they must take the course in the first term of their second year.

Undeclared students who intend to register in the Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, or Environmental Engineering programs are advised to complete GEOL 121.3 in their first year; otherwise, they must take the course in the first term of their second year.

Undergraduate students registered in the Environmental Engineering program must complete BIOL 120.3, CHEM 115.3, and GEOL 121.3 by the end of their second year.

Year 1 (34 credit units)

Fall Term

  • CHEM 114.3
  • COMM 102.3
  • GE 101.1
  • GE 111.3
  • GE 124.3
  • MATH 123.3

Winter Term

  • GE 121.3
  • GE 125.3
  • MATH 124.3
  • PHYS 155.3
  • 3 credit units Science Elective 

Fall Term or Winter Term

3 credit units Junior Humanities or Social Science Elective

Electives

Science Elective

  • BIOL 120.3
  • CHEM 115.3
  • GEOL 121.3
  • PHYS 125.3

Junior Humanities or Social Science Elective

  • ANTH 111.3
  • ARCH 112.3
  • ARCH 116.3
  • CLAS 110.3
  • CLAS 111.3
  • CMRS 110.3
  • CMRS 111.3
  • ECON 111.3
  • ECON 114.3
  • GEOG 130.3
  • HIST 110.3
  • HIST 111.3
  • HIST 115.3
  • HIST 121.3
  • HIST 122.3
  • HIST 125.3
  • HIST 135.3
  • HIST 145.3
  • HIST 155.3
  • HIST 165.3
  • HIST 175.3
  • INDG 107.3
  • LING 111.3
  • LING 112.3
  • PHIL 120.3
  • PHIL 133.3
  • PHIL 140.3
  • POLS 111.3
  • POLS 112.3
  • PSY 120.3
  • PSY 121.3
  • SOC 111.3
  • SOC 112.3
  • WGST 112.3