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The U of T Engineering experience is much more than lectures and labs.

As a first-year student, you will have 25 to 30 hours of class per week, which will leave you with enough time to study, stay healthy and get involved in co-curricular or extracurricular activities. Long before you graduate, you’ll enrich your experience through the relationships you form and the activities you pursue.

Your new community is overflowing with diverse and bright minds that share a passion for engineering innovation. This is evident through the hundreds of clubs, teams and events that engineering students lead each year. Here are just a few ways you can get involved:

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Engineering Society 

The Engineering Society (also known as EngSoc or SkuleTM) is the student government for undergraduate engineering students at U of T. Founded in 1885, EngSoc engages in academic advocacy, allocates funding to groups and initiatives in the community, and provides a wide variety of services and events to students. EngSoc publishes the F!rosh Handbook and an online events calendar. They also run F!rosh Week.

A group of students stand in front of a solar car.

Design Teams

Design is at the heart of what engineers do. That passion trickles into many activities outside the classroom, resulting in canoes built from concrete and race cars powered by the sun. Many of our design teams — such as the Blue Sky Solar Racing Team pictured here — participate in competitions worldwide. 

Members of the SKULE band sit in bleachers.

Arts & Music 

Engineers often combine their technical abilities with creativity and artistic vision. If you are an aspiring musician, artist, photographer, actor, dancer or writer, you’re in good company! You’ll find bands, orchestras, dance troupes, arts festivals, a sketch comedy group and even a juggling club. Did you know the Myhal Centre has a multimedia music room? 

Students pose with robotics.

Discipline-specific Clubs 

One of the best ways to get to know engineering students in your program is through discipline-specific clubs. Every program’s club provides services to their members, such as social events, academic advocacy and mentorship opportunities. Every program also has a common room, giving you a relaxing place to unwind between classes. 

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Athletics 

Whether you aspire to compete nationally as a Varsity Blues athlete or try a new sport for the first time, our community is filled with fun ways to lead a balanced lifestyle. From the Iron Dragons dragonboat team to the Skule Badminton Club, staying active has never been easier. Remember: you’ll have access to outstanding athletic facilities across all three U of T campuses. 

A group of students from the Indian Students Association pose with an Indian flag.

Cultural & Faith-based Groups 

It’s no surprise that our vibrant community, located in one of the most diverse cities in the world, has a wide range of cultural and faith-based groups open to all engineering students — from the Bangladeshi Students’ Association and Chinese Engineering Students’ Association to the Engineering French Conversation Club and the Indian Students’ Society. Each hosts a range of social events and serves as a wonderful way to meet new friends. 

Social Service & Community 

From Engineers Without Borders and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) to Women in Science and Engineering and Queer Sphere, community and service-based groups strive to create a welcoming environment both on campus and beyond. Students in these clubs often serve as national or global ambassadors, helping to raise awareness of critical issues that impact the engineering profession and the general public. 

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Leadership 

Kick-start your leadership journey with the Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (Troost ILead). Troost ILead offers programming and events to help you excel in your studies and well beyond.

Entrepreneurship

There are many opportunities for you to hone your entrepreneurial skills at U of T Engineering, including The Entrepreneurship Hatchery. This startup accelerator  is a hothouse for budding entrepreneurs, providing services to get new business ideas off the ground.

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