The Undergraduate Academic Calendar of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering is now published online. In the case of any discrepancy, the online version shall apply. Any post-publication corrections and/or updates to the Undergraduate Academic Calendar will be posted in the Calendar's Publication Updates section. Students are strongly advised to check back regularly to keep informed of changes.
The University reserves the right to change, without notice, any information contained in this calendar, including any rule or regulation pertaining to the standards for admission, requirements for the continuation of study in or the requirements for the granting of degrees or diplomas in any or all of its programs. The publication of information in this calendar does not bind the University to the provision of courses, programs, schedules of studies or facilities as listed herein.
The University will not be liable for any interruption in, or cancellation of, any academic activities as set forth in this calendar and related information where such interruption is caused by fire, strike, lock-out, inability to procure materials or trades, restrictive laws or governmental regulations, actions taken by faculty, staff or students of the University or by others, civil unrest or disobedience, or any other cause of any kind beyond the reasonable control of the University.
The University is required to report student-level enrolment-related data to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development as a condition of its receipt of operating grant funding. The Ministry collects this enrolment data, which includes limited personal information such as Ontario Education Numbers, student characteristics and educational outcomes, in order to administer government postsecondary funding, policies and programs, including planning, evaluation and monitoring activities.
January 2021 Update:
Ontario’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Changes will likely occur as the province and its municipalities adjust to new data about the virus. In these circumstances, please be advised that the manner of delivery of courses, co-curricular opportunities, programs and services is subject to change, in accordance with university policies. The University thanks its students, faculty, and staff for their flexibility during these challenging times as we work together to maintain the standards of excellence that are the hallmark of the University.
Changes in Program of Study and/or Courses
The programs of study that the Calendar lists and describes are available for the year(s) for which the calendar applies. They may not necessarily be available in later years. If the University of Toronto or Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering has to change the content of programs of study or withdraw them, all reasonable possible advance notice and alternative instruction will be given. The University will not, however, be liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such changes might cause.
For each program of study offered by the University through the Faculty, the courses necessary to complete the minimum requirements of the program will be made available annually. We must, however, reserve the right otherwise to change the content of courses, instructors and instructional assignments, enrolment limitations, pre-requisites and co-requisites, grading policies, requirements for promotion and timetables without prior notice.
Regulations and Policies
As members of the University of Toronto community, students assume certain responsibilities and are guaranteed certain rights and freedoms.
The University has several policies that are approved by the Governing Council and which apply to all students. Each student must become familiar with the policies. The University will assume that he or she has done so. The rules and regulations of the Faculty are listed in this calendar. In applying to the Faculty, the student assumes certain responsibilities to the University and the Faculty and, if admitted and registered, shall be subject to all rules, regulations and policies cited in the calendar.
All University policies can be found at www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/policies.htm.
Those which are of particular importance to students are:
- Policy on Access to Student Academic Records
- Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters
- Code of Student Conduct
- University Assessment and Grading Practices Policy
- Policy on Official Correspondence with Students
More information about students’ rights and responsibilities can be found online: www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/publicationsandpolicies/rights-and-responsibilities.htm.
The University makes every reasonable effort to plan and control enrolment to ensure that all of our students are qualified to complete the programs to which they are admitted and strike a practical balance between enrolment and available instructional resources. Sometimes such a balance cannot be struck and the number of qualified students exceeds the instructional resources that we can reasonably make available while at the same time maintaining the quality of instruction. In such cases, we must reserve the right to limit enrolment in the programs, courses or sections listed in the Calendar, and to withdraw courses or sections for which enrolment or resources are insufficient. The University will not be liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such limitations or withdrawals might cause.
Copyright in Instructional Settings
If a student wishes to tape-record, photograph, video-record or otherwise reproduce lecture presentations, course notes or other similar materials provided by instructors, he or she must obtain the instructor’s written consent beforehand. Otherwise, all such reproduction is an infringement of copyright and is absolutely prohibited. In the case of private use by students with disabilities, the instructor’s consent will not be unreasonably withheld.
Person I.D. (Student Number)
Each student at the University is assigned a unique identification number. The number is confidential. The University, through the Policy on Access to Student Academic Records, strictly controls access to Person ID numbers. The University assumes and expects that students will protect the confidentiality of their Person IDs.
Fees and Other Charges
The University reserves the right to alter the fees and other charges described in the Calendar.
Notice of Collection of Personal Information
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act
The University of Toronto respects your privacy.
Personal information that you provide to the University is collected pursuant to section 2(14) of the University of Toronto Act, 1971.
It is collected for the purpose of administering admissions, registration, academic programs, university-related student activities, activities of student societies, safety, financial assistance and awards, graduation and university advancement, and reporting to government.
In addition, the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities has asked that we notify you of the following: The University of Toronto is required to disclose personal information such as Ontario Education Numbers, student characteristics and educational outcomes to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities under s. 15 of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M.19, as amended. The ministry collects this data for purposes such as planning, allocating and administering public funding to colleges, universities and other post-secondary educational and training institutions and to conduct research and analysis, including longitudinal studies, and statistical activities conducted by or on behalf of the ministry for purposes that relate to post-secondary education and training. Further information on how the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities uses this personal information is available on the ministry’s website.
At all times it will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have questions, please refer to www.utoronto.ca/privacy or contact the University Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Coordinator at McMurrich Building, room 104, 12 Queen's Park Crescent West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8.