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McMaster iBiomed AMA (first year)
Ask me any questions you have about iBiomed,  res life, first year,  the culture/atmosphere at McMaster, or the admissions process for any of the following program that I applied to...

McMaster health sciences (I was rejected):
U of T life sci (deferred to Scarborough)

Accepted to
Western Medical science
Mac Life science
Western Health sci
Queens Science
Ottawa biomedical sciences
Ottawa health sciences
Carleton biomedical sciences
Waterloo life science

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EngSci leading to top US grad schools?
Hey guys,

 I'm a grade 12 student from Ontario and I'm interested in applying for Engineering Science at UofT. I know it's a super hard program and everyone says it's torture but I'm interested in the program because I would like to pursue my graduate studies at a top tier grad school in the US, i.e. Stanford, Harvard, MIT, etc. I was wondering if EngSci gives me any advantage of getting into those grad schools because I've heard that it increases your chances but I'm not too sure.

I'm also interested in Waterloo engineering but I feel like their coop program isn't for me because I would like to pursue a master's after my undergrad and Waterloo generally leads to a job instead. 

Anyways, I just wanted to know if EngSci would help to maximize my chances of attending these grad schools in the US and if not, what other programs would help with that? 

Thanks guys!
iBioMed @McMaster University
Currently enrolled in Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences at McMaster. 
If you have questions about it or about eng1, campus life or scholarships, ask me and i'll be more than happy to help. 
How hard is it to get your specialization in UAlberta (Engineering)?
Hi! I applied for engineering at UAlberta and I want to do CompEng with Software Option Coop but I'm concerned about not getting into the specialization. Anyone that knows if it is hard to get into it? What about UCalgary?  

Thank you in advance!
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How to get into Waterloo's software engineering program
I'm in grade 11 right now and i really want to go to waterloo for software engineering. I know that it's really really competitive and i know i most likely won't get in but i still want to try. My marks have always been in the low-mid 90s. Right now i have a 94 in AP Math and 93 in AP chem but i'm definitely going to try to boost those marks before this semester ends. I'm not too concerned about my marks because i feel like if i try i can obtain mid 90s in all my subjects. However i am very worried about my AIF. 

I honestly don't have many extra curricular activities. I just work at Kumon as a tutor and I'm in UNICEF, and math leagues I also volunteer every week at a library. If you've noticed none of these extras relate to com sci or software engineering. I just learn java at school from my com sci class.

Can someone please tell me how i can do things that are related to coding/engineering. I'm not advanced at coding at all but i am interested in it so i will try really hard to learn it. Should i try building a website from scratch or enroll in the app developer's program? 
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First Year Ryerson engineering
Hello guys. I’m currently studying engineering in Ryerson University. I thought about I can give you guys some advices when entering first year engineering. Ask me any questions you have in mind.
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What University to go to for Engineering?
I am currently in grade 12, and I want to take engineering in university. I'm not 100% sure what I want kind I want to take but I am leaning towards biomedical engineering. I was wondering what university fits best and what I should apply for?

These are the universities i'm thinking of 
 Western, Ryerson, Guelph, and Waterloo 

I currently only have two classes in first semester, right now my mid terms marks are
Physics 95
Advanced Functions 91 
I approximate ending around with a little above a 90 average this semester 

If anyone knows anything about these universities or where these grades will get me it will be very helpful, thanks
Average/EC's for Eng Sci at UofT?
Hey guys!

So, like everyone else one here, I've been anxious concerning how I'll be doing as an applicant for various programs that I have my eye on. As you guys could probably guess from the title, I really hope to get into Eng Sci, simply because I hope to get into Grad School, hopefully for Physics at the Quantum Level. From what I've heard, the program is extremely challenging, but is also one of the most rewarding in terms on knowledge.
I know many of us are trying to get into the Engineering Science Program, so I thought I'd make a thread for us to talk!

The biggest reason I made this post is because I really wanted to see what other Eng Sci applicants think of my application (if its on par, above/below average) and I also have no relative 0 value, or exemplar, to compare my EC's, so I would appreciate if I could get feedback on whether they're 'strong' or 'decent' or 'weak', so that next time I wouldn't have to elaborate as much. Also, I don't know how much of a value they would attach to my EC's as opposed to my grades, especially with the low English marks that I have.

I guess the general organisation of marks and whatnot should be like:

School ranking, if known (check https://globalnews.ca/news/4405495/waterloo-engineering-grade-inflation-list/)

Grade 11 Marks + Grade 12 courses taken in Grade 11.

Grade 12 Marks.

General Description of Extracurriculars.

General thoughts about Eng Sci? I don't really know.

I mean, this is like a general guideline much like what i've seen on other threads, so no need to adhere it like its the law or whatnot.

So, in brief, here is a summary of my marks.

I go to a decent school (our school is ranked by Waterloo to have an overall mark drop of 12.5% from Grade 12 to First Year, compared to the 16.3 Ontario average, which isn't too bad).

Grade 11: 
I took the 4U AP math class at my school in Grade 11: 
Advance Functions 12: 98
Calc and Vectors 12: 98
Calc AB AP Exam: 5
Chem 11 U: 97
Physics 11 U: 95
Biology 11 U: 94
Comp Sci 11 U: 93 
English 11 U: 86. Low mark, I know, but I was the highest in my class and amongst the top ~7% percent of my grade.
Functions 11: 98 (Gifted/Enriched)
American History 11 U: 96
World History 11 M: 95

Grade 12:
English 12 U: 89 at the moment, probably will fall to 88 for midterms, which are 3 weeks from now. By the end of the year, I may bring it back up, it may even go to 90.
Chemistry 12 U: 95 (it may go +- 1-1.5%)
History 12 U: 96
I also have 1 spare.

I know that my grades may seem good enough to get in, but from what I've checked, Eng Sci, and by extension, UofT Engineering only calculate your average using your Physics, Math(s), Chem and English mark. Of these, English, for me, has always been lacking. As such, I am, in complete honesty, not sure in regards to whether I'll be competitive, and if I'll be competitive for scholarships (if I get in).

In terms of EC's: I really have had no relative value or exemplar to which to compare my EC's and state simply whether they are 'good' or 'weak' or what not. Personally, all of my EC's have been, exclusively, things that I am passionate about and interests that I have. I've really done nothing just because it'd look good on an application.

I played guitar, from grade 9 to 11, in a school jazz band that was awarded Gold Provincially for 2 years in a row, and Silver Nationally for those 2 years as well. I don't know how much this matters, as I stopped this after Grade 11.

I run my own band (I manage and play guitar) and we won 2nd at our school talent show last year and are auditioning this week for this year's show.

I'm in the final stages of submitting a game to the Windows Store, which I think is my biggest accomplishment. It's in C# and I've done ALL of the coding.

I'm a part of the Presidium (Executive Team) at the school Model UN club and have received multiple (about 3-4) awards. Nothing too special, like Best Delegate, though.

I'm a graduate of the Kumon math program. I actually just graduated this Friday!
 This means that I've done pretty much the entirety of 1st year math at most universities (Differential Equatons, Parametric Calc, Volumes by Rotation, Curve Sketching, etc.) which is pretty much the entirety of AP Calc BC.

I volunteer (I started this year) about 6 hours a week tutoring struggling local students for free during my spare in Math. This is done through my school.

I teach Game Development Classes at my School's Comp Sci Club, which I'm the Communications Executive of. This is sort of our Club's strongest class, as we still have 15+ kids from Grade 9-12 learning C#. without any previous experience needed almost 2 months in.

Also, (I really don't know if they'll care about this), I'll be taking part in the Ontario Science Centre Science School Program next term, which only about 60 kids get into annually, but I don't really know if it's THAT prestigious, as that may be due to low demand or awareness.

That's it! I have only innocent and humble intent in mind whilst posting this, because I really don't see any reason I would thrive off of the jealousy of random internet strangers posting harsh comments. I'm only writing this disclaimer of sorts because I've seen other, possibly well meaning, students get criticised for posting above-average marks.

Queen's Engineering Admissions Offers
Queen's website says they start making admissions offers Dec 1. Does anyone know if this applies to the faculty of Engineering as well? Do they make early offers?
How do I get from a 90 average to a 95+ average?
Hi Yconic,

I'm in grade 11 right now at a non-semestered highschool. So basically, I've been trying relatively harder in grade 11 compared to grade 10 (I had an 85-ish average in grade 10) So right now I have a 91 average. Here are my courses:

11 Math : 96
11 Chem: 95
11 Bio: 92
11 Physics: 91
11 English: 87
11 Anthro: 89
12 Kinesiology: 87
11 Accounting: 95

 I want to know how i can my marks to a high 90-average. Like what should I be doing differently? Is it just more work? I'm not really sure. I can't imagine bridging the gap between a 90 and 95 average. 


btw i want to go into engineering or maybe health sciences. i think engineering science at uoft but thats probably really unrealistic for me.
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Potential Educational Opportunity Service - Gauging Interest
Hey everyone,

Just looking to gauge interest in a prospective service. I'm thinking of starting a service that provides a report to prospective students, that outlines for them all the potential educational opportunities available to them, based on their interests and desired career paths. So as an example, one might state that they're interested in machine learning and AI, but don't know where to begin. I'd build out a report that talks about what schools are at the forefront in these areas, what specific research topics are being carried out by which school, what online resources are available, etc. I'm a recent graduate of a 4 year undergrad program, and changed degree paths a few times during these 4 years. A service like this would've been very beneficial to me when I was applying to schools, and I was curious if this would be the case for other people out there. Please let me know your thoughts! Cheers.
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Will I get into UOIT Engineering? HELP
Hey, Will I get into either software or mechanical engineering at UOIT for Sept-2019 with a 75-83% avg?
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Switch out First Year Engineering
Hi, I am in Ryerson Mechanical Engineering and I made another post where people did reply, but critiqued hard. The thing is I don’t know whether I really like engineering to continue on. My physics skills aren’t spectacular, but in the past when I worked hard an 87 average resulted in high school. I only have a vague sense of fields after research and can’t decide easily. Narrowing it down my top priorities for a job is a reasonably high salary and a happy job. My favourite subjects consist of law (mystery-detective etc), business and the sciences. My CGPA at the moment is quite low around 2.5/4 in engineering and would like to know my options. The earlier my decision is made, the less stressful my journey would be. Yes, I did ask these questions in grade 12, went to multiple councillor meetings, but nothing became crystal clear. I am interested in Mcmaster Business and UTSC management, which I was accepted in last year. This a tight situation and I don’t want my life’s hardwork go to waste. Thanks!
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UofT Engineering Science Requirements
Hi guys,
I'm currently in Grade 12, and I've always wanted to go to UofT Enginnering. I recently learned about the Eng Sci program and from what I understand, its basically Mechatronics engineering at UofT. I hear that its courses have emphasis on theory, and specialization occurs in 3rd year. And  I'm pretty sure this is one of the most competitive engineering programs at Uoft. I was just wondering what kind of application I need in order to be admitted (Marks, ECs). I will have a projected average (Top 6) of 97-98%. Any advice/info would be appreciated.
Engineering job experience programs
Are there any major differences between the internship program at queens (quip), the one at Toronto (PEY) and the coops at Waterloo and Ottawa?
I plan on going into chemical engineering
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Truth about University
I am currently in my first year of engineering at Ryerson University. So far a month at university I thought it would be great for me to leave some comments about the reality of studying in an university. These are in fact, based from SOLELY WHAT I EXPERIENCED AND MANY OF MY FRIENDS IN THEIR FIRST YEAR. If there are disagreements feel free to discuss them. 

1) Expect your grade to drastically drop, a lot, in university
2) High school simply does not prepare you well for the transition to university
3) workload depends on what program you are in, but 100% sure your workload will be extremely heavy, A LOT MORE WORK than high school, but totally managable
4) If you cant manage your work load in high school, you will most likely to suffer in university, but depends on what program you are in

Well. Cant list all what I experienced because there are so many of them. If you guys are also in your first year, or upper years feel free to put down what you experienced  so we can give a head-up to highschoolers what they should expect. 
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Engineering for Western 2018
I am thinking of applying to western for engineering this year and was wondering what average I should aim for. I think I can maintain an average of 88-89% by the end of the year, will I have a good chance? If you were accepted last year what average did you apply with?
UofA vs RU
I am deciding whether I should attend the University of Alberta or Ryerson University and why? In terms of the educational experience and the lifestyle of both Edmonton and Toronto. (Engineering)
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U of T Engineering Science
Has anyone got into U of T EngSci with subpar extracurriculars and a mediocre online student profile, but excelling grades? If so, what was your grade 12 average? If not, what seems to be the very minimum for EC's?
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Chances into engineering
Im going into my grade 12 year and I was just wondering my chances of getting into the engineering program at uofc and uofa. By the end of first semester my average should be 87-89. I really want to get in during the Feb-Mar period because I live in Calgary so if I were to go to uofa I would have the get a dorm. (hopefully the spots don't fill up by then)

Summary: 87-89% average, chances at uofc and uofa.  
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