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Engineering Science students can customize their degrees by choosing from eight different majors in subjects from aerospace engineering to engineering physics. Our newest major in robotics engineering — launched in September 2015 — draws on expertise from electrical and computer engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering and aerospace studies, and was designed with a focus on perception, reasoning and acting as the three key functions of intelligent robots. Enrolment for 2016 has nearly doubled to 65 incoming third-year students.

Engineering students may also complete minors through the Faculty of Arts & Science in areas such as economics, sociology, languages, cinema studies, philosophy, history and music. As part of the Faculty’s strategy to broaden students’ competencies and prepare them for leadership, in 2015–2016 we added four complementary studies courses through ILead: –– –– –– ––

APS 343 Foundations of Engineering Leadership APS 444 Positive Psychology for Engineers APS 445 The Power of Story APS 446 Leadership in Project Management

In 2016–2017, we will launch an additional course, APS 447 The Art of Ethical and Equitable Decision-Making. We also introduced a new complementary studies elective — APS 120 Interdisciplinary Introduction to Sustainability — through the University Transition and Preparation Program (UT Prep). UT Prep is an eightweek summer preparatory program for students who have been admitted to U of T. The new course can be counted toward the Minor in Sustainable Energy.

We collaborate closely with other Faculties to broaden course options available to engineering students and to capitalize on research strengths across the University. In 2015, we signed an Interdivisional Teaching Agreement with the Faculty of Arts & Science that enables our Faculties to work together more effectively and guarantees a number of nontechnical elective course slots for engineering students. We also strengthened interdisciplinary ties with the School of the Environment and the Department of Geography & Planning to enhance our Environmental Engineering Minor.

Figure 4.1b Students Graduating with an Engineering Business Minor or Certificate, 2011–2012 to 2015–2016 34% 28% 23%


290 14% 220

222 163



Percentage of Graduating Students with an Engineering Business Minor or Certificate


78 15 15 2011–12





Engineering Business Certificate Engineering Business Minor





Figure 4.1b Students Graduating with an Engineering Business Minor Faculty of Applied Science Engineering | Annual Report 2016 | Chapter 4: Cross-Faculty Education or Certificate, 2011–2012 to &2015–2016


Annual Report Performance Indicators 2016  

This is the annual report of performance indicators for the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto.