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Comprehensive Engineering

Degree Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Location North Oshawa campus location
Start dates September
Length Four or five years
Program load Full-time
OUAC code DEU
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This program provides students with an option to pursue their first year of studies in a comprehensive Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree before applying to change into another engineering program in their second year.

General information

This program provides students with an option to pursue one year of a comprehensive Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree. Prior to entering their second year of study, students will be required to apply to change to one of the following engineering programs:

Students will not be permitted to remain in the comprehensive program after Year 1. Please note that changing majors is a competitive process and students are not guaranteed admissions to a specific major.

Learning environment

Students have access to new, modern buildings, libraries and innovative labs including: 

  • ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel
  • Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL)
  • Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC)
  • Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Engineering Building
  • Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) laboratories

Additional information

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science website

Admission requirements

Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), and Physics (SPH4U). In addition, a combined minimum 70 per cent average in prerequisite math and science courses is required, with no grade below 60 per cent. Applicants with credentials from outside Ontario should visit the Admissions section.

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


Last year's cut-off N/A
Expected cut-off Mid-70s

How to apply

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our admissions website:
• Ontario secondary school applicants
• Ontario secondary school graduates
• Canadian out-of-province high school applicants
• international applicants
• mature applicants (over 21 and never attended post-secondary)
• transfer applicants
• General Arts and Science (GAS) applicants 
• home-schooled applicants

Program curriculum

Sample courses: 

  • Technical Communications
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Calculus I
  • Linear Algebra for Engineerings
  • Physics I
  • Chemistry for Engineers
  • Engineering Design
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
  • Calculus II
  • Physics II
  • Impact of Science and Technology on Society

Experiential learning

The university’s proximity to some of the largest automotive and manufacturing companies in Canada provides many opportunities for work placements. Optional internship and co-op placements are available to provide you with the opportunity to gain meaningful engineering experience.

Career opportunities

See career opportunities listed under each individual program:

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