Undergraduate Learning: Experience

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The Faculty of Engineering uniquely prepares our students to solve society’s most difficult problems. Renowned for our rigorous engineering academic curriculum and our co-operative education program, we attract the best and the brightest students from across Canada and beyond.

Each fall, more than 1,800 students begin their studies in one of our engineering or architecture programs. With more than 8,000 full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty, we strive to continually improve in all areas of our undergraduate experience to ensure students have aconsistently enriching educational journey.

To achieve this superior experience, we always begin from the moment students accept their offer. We will continue to focus on building a solid foundation of success that will support them throughout the increasingly challenging upper years. Leading new initiatives to promote excellence in teaching and offering unique learning experience, we will help our students continue their love and passion for their engineering and design studies.

Educational deep learning means knowledge becomes intrinsic to our thinking. We will find new ways to encourage and inspire our students to learn and think in new ways. With additional integrative and reflective learning approaches, our students will be able to connect ideas and concepts across courses and curriculum for a holistic understanding of the challenges an engineer faces. We will continue to emphasize a personalized learning environment that allows our students to explore areas in emerging technologies and specialized knowledge that is most interesting to them – an engaged and excited student is a successful student. Our strong entrepreneurial ecosystem will grow and continue to support those students who wish to explore new ventures at any stage of their academic career. We do all this through the lens of diversity and global perspectives, encouraging our students to explore the world through international co-op opportunities and exchange programs.

Undergraduate statistics - 2461 female students enrolled, 25+ student design competition teams, 4th year Architecture Students study abroac in Rome, 9121 Co-op Placements, 4500 Engineering employers, #1 in Canada for most venture-capital-backed entrepreneurs (Pitchbook Ranking 2019)


Offer the single best engineering and design education experience in Canada.


  • Establish a foundation for success through first year engagement and teaching excellence in introductory courses
  • Advance the co-op experience
  • Provide a consistent learning experience across the faculty by standardizing student workload and raising teaching quality
  • Lead best practices in assessment methods
  • Increase personalized, reflective, and integrative learning through the curriculum and teaching
  • Broaden students' global perspective and professional skills