Common First Year

First-Year Common Core

All undergraduate students admitted to the College of Engineering are required to complete a common first-year of undeclared studies (known as the first-year common core) prior to applying for admission into an upper-year program.

Prospective students who begin their studies in a college other than the College of Engineering are encouraged to consult an Academic Advisor within the Engineering Student Centre on a regular basis to plan their program of study, choose courses (including electives), and monitor their academic progress.

Recommended Science Electives

Undeclared students who intend to register in the Chemical Engineering program are advised to complete CHEM 115.3 in their first year otherwise they must take the course in the first term of their second year.

Undeclared students who intend to register in the Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, or Environmental Engineering programs are advised to complete GEOL 121.3 in their first year otherwise they must take the course in the first term of their second year.

Undergraduate students registered in the Environmental Engineering program must complete BIOL 120.3, CHEM 115.3, and GEOL 121.3 by the end of their second year.

Program Requirements

Year 1 (34 credit units)