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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

Listed below are the minimum admission requirements set by the School of Graduate Studies. Some departments require a higher average.

ADMISSION TO A MASTER'S PROGRAM OR AS A FULL-TIME SPECIAL STUDENT

To be considered for admission, the minimum requirement is an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university that has appropriate breadth and depth.

An average grade equivalent of at least mid-B or better, normally demonstrated by an average grade in the final year or over senior level courses.

At least two letters of reference.

Other qualifications as specified by the graduate unit.


ADMISSION TO A DOCTORAL PROGRAM

To be considered for admission, applicants must hold an appropriate master's degree or an appropriate bachelor's degree with high academic standing from a recognized university.

An average grade equivalent to a B+ or better in a previous master's degree program, and demonstrated research competence equivalent to at least a B+ grade will be considered.

Direct-entry from a bachelor's degree to the Ph.D. program is possible in some graduate units. For direct-entry applicants, an average grade, equivalent to A- or better, in courses in the relevant discipline is required.

At least two letters of reference.

Other qualifications as specified by the graduate unit.


ADMISSION AS A PART-TIME SPECIAL STUDENT

To be considered for admission, an applicant must hold a degree from a recognized university. Before applying, applicants should identify the courses they wish to take and obtain approval from the graduate unit offering the courses.

Part-Time special students require an average grade equivalent to at least mid-B or better, normally demonstrated by an average grade in the final year or over senior level courses. Students with a mid-B standing are not normally considered admissible to a master's degree at a later date.

COURSES TAKEN AS A SPECIAL STUDENT

On the recommendation of the graduate unit, and with the School of Graduate Studies' approval, graduate courses taken as a Special Student may count for up to one full-course equivalent or 25% of the course requirements for the degree, whichever is greater, in a subsequent degree program, provided that they have not already been credited towards another degree, diploma, certificate, or any other qualification. With the approval of the graduate unit, they may serve to satisfy prerequisite requirements.

Special Students' programs must include at least one graduate course.

Any tuition fees paid as a special student cannot be transferred to a subsequent degree program.

Applicants who graduated five or more years ago but without achieving sufficiently high standing for admission to a graduate program may be considered for admission if, since graduation, they have done significant intellectual work and/or made a significant professional contribution that can be considered equivalent to a higher academic standing. This contribution and its impact on the profession must be detailed and documented (e.g., publications, research, professional advancement, development of new skills, responsibility) and presented as part of the application. Such applicants may be considered for admission if they have achieved qualifications at least equivalent to the academic standing required for admission, and if a graduate unit so recommends.

APPLICATION FORM AND FEE

The School of Graduate Studies Application for Admission is an online tool available at:
apply.sgs.utoronto.ca

Applicants must pay an application fee of $110. The preferred method of payment is online by Visa or MasterCard. No decision on the application will be sent to the applicant until the fee has been paid.


APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

Applicants may also have to apply to the graduate unit of interest. Please refer to the website below for a list of graduate units and contact information.

http://www.engineering.utoronto.ca/Page4.aspxh

Applicants will be asked to upload scanned transcripts, and if offered admission, will be asked to arrange that original documents be sent to the admitting graduate unit. Certified English translations of all international documentation written in a language other than English or French must also be submitted.

. Two letters of reference are also required.

ADMISSION STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES

The School's admission standards and procedures are designed so that students entering a graduate program may normally have the capacity and preparation necessary to meet the challenge of the program effectively. The regulations for admission specify minimal requirements only. Many graduate units have additional requirements. Meeting the minimal requirements of the graduate unit and the School of Graduate Studies does not necessarily guarantee admission.

The University reserves the right to determine whether or not credentials of other degree-granting institutions meet the standards for admission to University of Toronto programs.

The University may confer upon a person more than one graduate degree having the same title provided the degrees are completed in different fields of study.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FACILITY
It is essential that all incoming graduate students have a good command of English. Facility in the English language must be demonstrated by all applicants educated outside Canada whose primary language is not English. This requirement is a condition of admission and should be met before application, but must be met before registration. This requirement may be satisfied using one of the following tests . Minimum scores are shown; however, many graduate units require a higher score, and applicants should consult the graduate unit to determine whether a higher minimum score applies.

A list of English language proficiency tests, and the required scores, are listed at:

http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/prospectivestudents/Pages/English-Language-Proficiency-Testing.aspx

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

To contact a specific graduate engineering department for admission requirements, please refer to the website below:

http://gradstudies.engineering.utoronto.ca/

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

ENGLISH-LANGUAGE FACILITY
If your primary language is not English and you graduated from a non-Canadian university where the language of instruction and examination were not English, then you must demonstrate your facility in English by completing one of the tests described below . This requirement should be met at the time you submit your application.

You are not required to complete an English-language facility test if you are a Canadian citizen who studied at a Canadian university where the language of instruction is French.

If you are an international applicant whose primary language is not English, you may not be required to complete an English-language facility test if you have completed a program of study at a university where the language of instruction and examination has largely been in English. This is at the discretion of the department to which you have applied. If you are such an international applicant, please consult the department to which you are applying to determine if the test will be required. An official statement from your institution will be required, confirming the use of English as the language of instruction and examination.


EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications from a number of educational systems around the world are listed in the web site link below. Normally they are recognized as equivalent to a University of Toronto four-year bachelor's degree if they have been awarded from an institution which is recognized by the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants who have completed a first degree program of five or more years in length which included a thesis may be considered for admission to some doctoral programs. The academic standings indicated are normally accepted as equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B grade average.

Please refer to:
http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/prospectivestudents/Pages/International-and-Exchange-Students.aspxh

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Please refer to the above information.

Residency Requirements

RESIDENCE

Many programs specify a period of residence during which the student is required to be on campus and consequently in such geographical proximity as to be able to participate fully in the university activities associated with the program. Residence provides the student with an opportunity to become immersed in the intellectual environment of the university.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Please refer to the information under Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering above.