Engineering grads need a more robust and diverse skill set than ever before. But engineering education hasn't changed much in 100 years. Until now.
We've changed our curriculum and structured your first year to better support your mental and physical health.
Engineering students have traditionally had five or six courses that run the length of the semester, in RE-ENGINEERED your classes will vary in length and intensity, so more content can be covered.
Material will be sequenced so you can use information learned in one course and immediately apply it in another.
The team of first-year instructors will communicate regularly and co-ordinate assessments so you won’t have one jam-packed week followed by a quiet one.
You will share a consistent schedule with your classmates, includign a common lunch hour so it will be easier for them to schedule community-building extra-curriculars and social events, or simply fit in a workout.
In addition to basics like mechanics and electrical circuits, courses will include:
- Introduction to the profession and communication
- Calculus; linear algebra applied to engineering problems
- Short courses in chemistry, biology, physics and geology and how they relate to engineering
- Indigenous cultural foundation
- Design; drawing and sketching; computer-aided design
- Computer programming (Python and Matlab)
- One-day labs introducing students to each of the engineering disciplines
You will be tested on modules of content throughout your courses using competency-based assessment.
You will need to achieve a mark of at least 70 per cent on material involving facts, concepts, basic computations, and procedural steps, as well as basic integrative problems in the course. There will be no minimum standard for the very advanced material.
Final exam periods in December and April will be used for discipline-specific, hands-on learning.