U of T Engineering Academy

The U of T Engineering Academy is an opportunity for motivated high school students to engage with high school Math, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science curriculum in the lecture halls and labs of Canada’s leading engineering school. Through a rigorous combination of classroom and experiential learning, including educational excursions throughout the city, students will prepare themselves for university while discovering the University of Toronto.

New this year – The U of T Engineering Academy is pleased to offer participants the opportunity to experience what life living in a university residence is all about. Students can opt in for the residence program for during the weeks they are registered in. Details about this new offering can be found below. We hope you’ll consider having your child join us for this immersive experience.

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Math FUNdamentals Week 1

Dates: Tuesday, August 7th – Friday, August 10th
Times: 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Price: $390

Audience: This is a preview of grade 10 Principles of Mathematics (MPM2D). This program was designed for students who have completed grade 9 in the 2017/2018 school year.

Description: This course invites students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

The World of Carbon Week 1
Dates: Tuesday, August 7th – Friday, August 10th
Times: 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Price: $390

Audience: This is a preview of the Organic Chemistry strand of grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U). This program was designed for students who have completed grade 11 in the 2017/2018 school year.

 Description: This course (1) provides and deepens students’ knowledge about some organic compounds through investigation and problem-solving activities; (2) aims to enhance the students’ ability to communicate scientific information and (3) allows the students to evaluate the importance of chemistry and its technology in the environment and everyday life.

Residence Week 1
Dates: Monday, August 6th (check-in after 12:00PM) – Saturday, August 11th  (check-out before 10:00AM)
Price: $600 (in addition to course fee)
Location: St. Hilda’s Residence

Audience: The option to stay on Residence Week 1 is available to participants who are attending Math FUNdamentals Week 1 or The World of Carbon Week 1.

 Residence includes:

–                 Breakfast every day (with the exception of the check-in day August 6th)

–                 Dinner every night (with the exception of the check-out date August 11th)

–                 Planned activities with the Residence staff

–                One evening excursion in the city

–                Lunch will not be provided during the weekdays however participants are given a 1 hour unsupervised lunch break during class to explore the city and visit many of various restaurants near campus!

 

Magic of Calculus Week 2

Dates: Monday, August 13th -Thursday, August 16th
Times: 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Price: $390

Audience: This is a preview of the Calculus and Vectors strand of grade 12 Mathematics (MCV4U). This program was designed for students who have completed grade 11 in the 2017/2018 school year.

Description: Calculus enables us to describe and project almost anything that is in a state of change whether it be motion of rockets into space, the growth of populations, the data aggregation that makes Artificial Intelligence possible, the estimation of volumes and surface areas from which we built our cities and their infrastructure… right down to the design dimensions of a can of soda. In this program, we get introduced to the two revolutionary advances in mathematical thinking—differentiation, and integration.

The World of Carbon Week 2
Dates: Monday, August 13th -Thursday, August 16th
Times: 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Price: $390

Audience: This is a preview of the Organic Chemistry strand of grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U). This program was designed for students who have completed grade 11 in the 2017/2018 school year.

Description: This course (1) provides and deepens students’ knowledge about some organic compounds through investigation and problem-solving activities; (2) aims to enhance the students’ ability to communicate scientific information and (3) allows the students to evaluate the importance of chemistry and its technology in the environment and everyday life.

Residence Week 2
Dates:  Sunday, August 12th  (check-in after 12:00pm) – Friday, August 17th (check-out before 10:00am)
Price: $650 (in addition to course fee)
Location: St. Hilda’s Residence

Audience: The option to stay on Residence Week 2 is available to participants who are attending Magic of Calculus Week 2 or The World of Carbon Week 2.

Residence includes:

–                 Breakfast every day (with the exception of the check-in day Sunday, August 12th)

–                 Dinner every night (with the exception of the check-out date Friday, August 17th)

–                 Planned activities with the Residence staff

–                Two evening excursion in the city

–                Lunch will not be provided during the weekdays however participants are given a 1 hour unsupervised lunch break during class to explore the city and visit many of various restaurants near campus!

Magic of Calculus Weekend
Dates: Saturday, August 11th – Sunday, August 12th
Times: 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Price: $190
Audience: This is a preview of the Calculus and Vectors strand of grade 12 Mathematics (MCV4U). This program was designed for students who have completed grade 11 in the 2017/2018 school year.

Description: Calculus enables us to describe and project almost anything that is in a state of change whether it be motion of rockets into space, the growth of populations, the data aggregation that makes Artificial Intelligence possible, the estimation of volumes and surface areas from which we built our cities and their infrastructure… right down to the design dimensions of a can of soda. In this two-day program, we get introduced to the two revolutionary advances in mathematical thinking—differentiation, and integration.  

Wait List
If you see that a course is waitlisted, that means there are no available spaces. If a space opens up in the course, those on the wait list will be notified immediately in the order they registered in and will be offered the spot. Please note that space only opens up in the program if another participant drops out. We cannot guarantee that a space will open up in any of the courses.

Creating an Active Account
If this is your first time registering for one of our programs, you will be prompted to create an Active account. The account making process happens after registration. If you are successful in getting a spot in the course, your spot will be held for you as you create your account. There is no need to rush this process.

*There is no way to create an account before the registration date.

 Bursary
If the fees for this program create a financial barrier, please consider applying for an Engineering Outreach Bursary. You are eligible to apply if you are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person with demonstrated financial need. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please use the coupon code BURSARY at the check-out screen to bypass payment.

How to apply:

  1. Register for the program you would like to attend and use the coupon code BURSARY at the checkout screen.
  2. Download and complete the bursary application form (Form can also be found on our website)
  3. Submit the completed form along with your most recent Notice of Assessment to the email outreach@ecf.utoronto.ca
  4. Once the forms have been submitted to us, we will contact you with the results of bursary in the following weeks prior to the start of the program. Please note that if you are on a waitlist or have not registered for a course, your bursary application will not be assessed.

 If you have further questions regarding bursary, please contact us.

 Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations made between the time of registration and 2 weeks before the start of the program are eligible for a refund minus $50 (or $100 if cancelling residence) administrative fee.
Any cancellations made within 2 weeks of the start of the program are not eligible for a refund.