Engineering High School Saturday

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High School Saturday Program encourages students to begin to explore science, engineering, math and technology in a community-oriented, confidence-building environment. Classes are divided by grade. Registration for Session One and Two are separate. Participants do not need to register for both sessions. Please read the course descriptions carefully to see which courses are offered to which grade group.

Please note that our Engineering High School program does not offer an in-depth investigation on a single-topic area. Motivated students interested in condensed study in a particular discipline should consider our DEEP Summer Academy program.

All classes run from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, with a short break at halfway point at the instructor’s discretion. Students are welcome to arrive from 1:00 pm onwards.


Session One | Saturday, January 13th, 20th, 27th
Session Two | February 3rd, 10th, 24th




1:00pm – 1:30pm | Drop-off/Registration (only on first Saturday)
1:30pm – 4:30pm | Program time
4:30pm  | Dismissal (participants are dismissed directly from class)

*Please note if you have participated in the past, the program begins and ends 30 minutes later than previous High School Saturday Programs

To register for the Engineering High School Saturday Program click here! 

Winter 2018 Courses

Introduction to Programming in Engineering

Electrical Engineering is the cornerstone of modern technology, from controlling nuclear power plants to complex imaging techniques in MRI machines, Electrical Engineering allows us to design complex machines and systems. We will deep dive into practical circuitry and programming to mimic and program real life mechanisms. This interactive course will provide students the chance to test their math and physics skills to build something relevant to challenges that face society. This course serves as an introductory exposure for students to commonly used programming languages, as well as some practical implementation of Electrical Engineering applications.

 Session 1 (January 13, January 20, January 27): Grade 9

Session 2 (February 3, February 10, February 24): Grade 10


Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is rooted in a strong understanding of mathematics. Students of engineering frequently use scripting languages, such as MATLAB, to study biological systems and interactions through modelling and simulations. Come join us this winter semester as we will learn how to use MATLAB in the context of different body systems. (No background knowledge of coding or scripting is required!) Additionally, students will explore the role of engineers in the biomedical-field by looking at their contributions – both present and future – in terms of diagnostics and treatment. Students will engage in interactive design activities which will introduce various engineering design principles and prototyping procedures.

 Session 1 (January 13, January 20, January 27): Grade 10

Session 2 (February 3, February 10, February 24): Grade 9


Engineering Design of Spacecraft

 With a focus on communication in engineering and technical presentation skills, as well as the engineering design process as related to space exploration, students will investigate the science of rocket propulsion, orbital mechanics and interplanetary travel in addition to the current challenges facing the space industry.

 Session 1 (January 13, January 20, January 27): Grade 11 and 12


The Blueprint of Civil Engineering

 Civil Engineering is more than just bridges – it is about connecting people, water, and resources to a network we call society. This course introduces students to the different aspects of Civil Engineering. Students will gain a better insight to the vast scope of Civil Engineering by exploring the different interactions between people and our environment.

Session 2 (February 3, February 10, February 24): Grade 11 and 12

UofT Engineering Academy

UofT Engineering Academy is intended for motivated high school students to engage with the Ontario STEM curriculum in the lecture halls and labs of Canada’s leading engineering school. Students will get a head-start or preview of their upcoming courses in an engaging, hands-on, collaborative, and challenging manner.

Saturday, January 13th, 20th, 27th, February 3rd, 10th, 24th*

*Please note that this program runs for 6 Saturdays as opposed to the Engineering High School Saturday Program which run for 3 Saturdays



1:00pm – 1:30pm | Drop-off/Registration (only on first Saturday)
1:30pm – 4:30pm | Program time
4:30pm  | Dismissal (participants are dismissed directly from class)

To register for the UofT Engineering Academy Program click here! 

Program Description

Magic of Calculus

Calculus enables us to describe and project almost anything that is in a state of change – whether it be the motion of a rocket sent into space, the growth of populations, or the data aggregation that makes artificial intelligence possible. In this course, students are introduced to the two revolutionary advances in mathematical thinking—differentiation, and integration. This program lays the foundations not just for Calculus, but also its applications in Physics and Engineering Science.

 Intended audience: Students who are currently taking or have completed Grade 11 Functions (MCR3U)

Double Session (January 13, January 20, January 27, February 3, February 10, February 24)

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