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Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • Bangladesh Students' Association
  • Chinese Student Association
  • National Society of Black Engineers

Local Groups

  • Afghan Students' Association
  • Afropan Community Campus Group
  • Arab Students' Association
  • Argentine Tango CLub at U of T
  • Armenian Students' Association, U of T
  • Asian Broadcasting Network (ABN)
  • Asian FOCUS
  • Black Students' Association (BSA)
  • Canadian Asian Student Society
  • Celtic Society, U of T
  • Croatian Student's Association
  • Cyprus Student's Association at the U of T
  • Finnish Club, The
  • Greek Students' Association
  • Hong Kong Students at U of T
  • Indonesian Student Fellowship
  • Iranian Association at U of T
  • Iranian Students' Union
  • Japan Canada Student Association
  • Korea Campus Crusade for Christ (KCCC)
  • Korean Canadian U of T Students Association
  • Korean Christian Fellowship (KCF)
  • Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered of U of T
  • Malaysian Singaporean Students' Association (MSSA)
  • Mauritian Society (UTMS), U of T
  • Pakistani Students Federation
  • Persian Club
  • Philippine Heritage Association of Toronto (PHAT)
  • Polish Students Association
  • Portuguese Association, U of T
  • Republic of China Students' Association at U of T
  • Romanian Students Club
  • Serbian Students' Association
  • South Asian Alliance (SAA)
  • Toronto Latino Group
  • Turkish Students' Association
  • Ukrainian Students' Club (USC/YCK)
  • West Indian Students' Association (WISA)
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), U of T

Other Student Support Programs

The Faculty of Engineering has more than 25 different programs specifically supporting engineering students, in addition to those available to all students at the university level.

First-year students are offered learning skills workshops and preparatory courses in computer programming, engineering design and mathematics in the summer before they begin. Frosh Week (orientation), special “First Year Friday” events and lectures throughout the year, the Success 101 program, and academic advising through the First Year Office are all aimed at improving the overall first-year experience and maximizing the potential for first-year student success. ReFresh and the T-Program support those who are struggling academically to be able to remain in the program. Students in the General First-Year program (TrackOne) have access to additional lectures, seminars, and career advising to help them navigate their academic program and choices.

In addition to the first-year programs named above, academic support is provided to students through Academic Advisors in each department, through the division-wide Engineering Communications Program, as well as through the Math Aid Office.

Support related to career choices and employment is offered by the Engineering Career Centre, with more experiential opportunities available through the First Year Engineering Strategies and Practice (ESP) course, Engineering Summer Internship Program (ESIP), and the Professional Experience Year (PEY) program.

Undergraduate students can also participate in mentoring programs and leadership training through the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead ). Graduate students are offered the Prospective Professors in Training (PPIT) program.

Further to these engineering-specific programs, students also have access to over 50 university-wide student support programs, covering broad categories such as equity and diversity, health and safety, academic support, international student support, money, social life, sports and recreation, professional development, housing, family and legal services. Some of these programs are designed specifically for graduate students.