Qualifying Year Students

What is a Qualifying year? Engineering students are admitted to a common first year of core courses. After completion of this year, students are placed into a program/discipline* in a competitive process.

For more information, visit our Program Placements page.

* The terms Program and Discipline are often used interchangeably when referring to Faculty of Engineering programs of study.

Qualifying Year to Program Placement Timeline

  • September - March: Students learn about the different programs by attending ENGG 100, ENGG 160, and the Program Information Sessions.
  • February 1 - April 30: Students complete the Program Selection Form by ranking all programs.
  • June 1 - 15: The Program Selection Form re-opens to allow students an opportunity to update their selections.
  • May 1: Deadline for students seeking placement into a co-op program to submit proof of their Spoken English Proficiency (SEP)
  • Early July: Students are notified about program placement decisions.
  • Mid-July: Program registration opens. Students will see a hold in Bear Tracks until the official registration date, providing all students equal access to registration.

More information will be added here as it becomes available: please check back regularly for updates.