Your first-year courses

Unlike other first-year students at U of T, engineering students do not have to choose their courses on ACORN. By accepting your offer of admission, you have secured your place in all your courses. You will automatically be enrolled in a full-time schedule based on your discipline. Your timetable will be available in early August. The full-time course load is presented here for the Fall and Winter Terms. 

If you have significant non-academic commitments, health concerns or other special circumstances, please contact the First Year Office to learn about part-time studies (three courses or fewer per term) and reduced course-load options. International students considering part-time studies should first speak with an Immigration Advisor at U of T’s Centre for International Experience: isa.cie@utoronto.ca 

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GET AN EARLY START ON YOUR COURSES THIS SUMMER WITH APS162 OR APS164


We are pleased to offer 
APS162: Calculus for Engineers I and APS164: Introductory Chemistry from a Materials Perspective online this summer to help ease your Fall Term course load. Through these summer courses, you will earn credit toward your first year of studies, allowing you to reduce your course load for the Fall or take an elective. APS162 online during the summer replaces MAT186 in the Fall and APS164 online during the summer replaces APS110. Completion of APS162 or APS164 in the summer will count toward your Fall Term average. 

Students who enjoy working independently and have time to devote to the course during the summer are encouraged to enrol. If you find the course is not a good fit for you, you may cancel your registration without academic penalty by August 2. 

  • Dates: July 6 – August 27
  • Eligibility: Students in TrackOne or any Core 8 program may take APS162. This course is not available to EngSci or International Foundation Program (IFP) students. 
  • CostCourse fees for APS162 and APS164 are included in your 2020–2021 tuition; no additional cost to new students.

WINTER 2021

Chemical
Engineering
Civil
Engineering
Electrical &
Computer
Engineering
Materials
Engineering
Mineral
Engineering
Mechanical
& Industrial
Engineering
TrackOneEngineering
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
APS112:
Engineering
Strategies &
Practice II
ESC102:
Praxis II
APS106:
Fundamentals
of Computer
Programming
APS106:
Fundamentals
of Computer
Programming
APS105:
Computer
Fundamentals
APS106:
Fundamentals
of Computer
Programming
APS106:
Fundamentals
of Computer
Programming
APS106:
Fundamentals
of Computer
Programming
APS105:
Computer
Fundamentals
MSE160:
Molecules &
Materials
MAT187:
Calculus II

or
APS163:
Calculus for
Engineers II
(online, fall)
MAT187:
Calculus II

or
APS163:
Calculus for
Engineers II
(online, fall)
MAT187:
Calculus II

or
APS163:
Calculus for
Engineers II
(online, fall)
MAT187:
Calculus II

or
APS163:
Calculus for
Engineers II
(online, fall)
MAT187:
Calculus II

or
APS163:
Calculus for
Engineers II
(online, fall)
MAT187:
Calculus II

or
APS163:
Calculus for
Engineers II
(online, fall)
MAT187:
Calculus II

or
APS163:
Calculus for
Engineers II
(online, fall)
ESC195:
Calculus II
CHE112:
Physical
Chemistry
CHE112:
Physical
Chemistry
MIE100:
Dynamics
MSE120H1:
Materials
Engineering,
Processing and
Application
CHE112:
Physical
Chemistry
MIE100:
Dynamics
MIE100:
Dynamics
MAT185:
Linear Algebra
CHE113:
Concepts in
Chemical
Engineering
CIV185:
Earth Systems
Science
ECE110:
Electrical
Fundamentals
ECE110:
Electrical
Fundamentals
MIN120:
Insight into
Mineral Engineering
ECE110:
Electrical
Fundamentals
ECE110:
Electrical
Fundamentals
ECE159:
Fundamentals
of Electric
Circuits
CHE191:
Intro to Chemical
Engineering &
Applied
Chemistry
CIV191:
Intro to Civil
Engineering
ECE191:
Intro to
Electrical
& Computer
Engineering
MSE191:
Intro to
Materials
Science and
Engineering
MIN191:
Intro to
Mineral
Engineering
MIE191:
Intro to
Mechanical &
Industrial
Engineering
APS191:
Intro to
Engineering
ESC190:
Computer
Algorithms &
Data
Structures

Sample Timetable

To give you a sense of what your Fall schedule might look like, below is a sample TrackOne timetable. Your official timetable will be available on ACORN in August.

Regardless of your program, as a first-year engineering student you can expect to have approximately 25 to 30 hours of class each week, plus a similar amount of time outside of class for studying, homework, projects and for participating in extra help sessions or office hours. Plan to use the breaks in your schedule and your free time to get involved in co-curricular activities, stay active and healthy, and to stay connected with family and friends.

Lectures 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.

 

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9:00CIV100 Mechanics
Tutorial
CIV100 Mechanics
Lecture
MAT188 Linear Algebra
Tutorial
CIV100 Mechanics
Lecture
CIV100 Mechanics
Lecture
10:00MAT186 Calculus I
Tutorial
11:00MAT188 Linear Algebra
Lecture
APS100 Orientation to Engineering
Tutorial
MAT188 Linear Algebra
Lecture
MAT188 Linear Algebra
Lecture
12:00MAT186 Calculus I
Lecture
MAT186 Calculus I
Lecture
13:00
14:00APS110 Engineering
Chemistry & Materials Science Lecture
APS110 Engineering
Chemistry & Materials
Science Lecture
APS110 Engineering
Chemistry & Materials Science Lecture
MAT186 Calculus I
Lecture
15:00APS111 Engineering
Strategies & Practice I
Lecture
APS111 Engineering
Strategies & Practice I
Lecture
APS100 Orientation to Engineering
Lecture
APS111 Engineering
Strategies & Practice I
Lecture
16:00APS111 Engineering
Strategies & Practice I
Tutorial
MAT188 Linear Algebra PracticalAPS110 Engineering
Chemistry & Materials Science Practical
17:00

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I change my course timetable

Unfortunately, we are not able to change first-year students’ timetables to accommodate personal preferences as we must ensure that all newly-admitted students fit into their required class sections. However, if you have a conflict of a medical, religious or other important nature, you may contact the First Year Office for accommodation in late August. Requests from commuter students will also be considered (e.g. a six-hour gap between classes, etc.).


How do I find my classes?

Each course in your ACORN timetable will show a building code and room number associated with it. You can use the U of T Map to find your way around. For example, if you have a class in MY 150, “MY” indicates the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship and “150” indicates the room number.


What do I need to do to prepare for classes?

Your instructors will indicate their respective expectations via their course syllabi, which they will distribute during their first lectures. Syllabi may also be posted in Quercus. We recommend that you review the topics that will be discussed in your lectures ahead of time so that you can make the most of your in-class experience. Some classes require students to work or read sections in advance of their lectures.

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