Electrical Eng. UOIT vs Ryerson vs UoT vs Waterloo

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Subject: Electrical Eng. UOIT vs Ryerson vs UoT vs Waterloo
Alright, so Waterloo´s coop program is supposed to be the best in Canada and one of the best in the world. Toronto, is also renowned around Canada for many of it´s programs. And Ryerson is slowly starting to develop a relatively good reputation for their hands on learning approach. What´s luring me to UOIT (and I have the marks to probably get into any of these programs) is their unique engineering program which promises more student time, smaller classes, and their whole laptop approach. The only problem is that the UOIT´s program isn´t even acredited yet, and it seems to be rather broad as there are no 3rd/4th year options. On the other hand, after visiting the university fair today, I spoke to the dean of engineering and he told me that he just got back a bunch of coop students who were at GM, and a few other placements to be told that they were some of the best students that they´ve ever had. So what´s your opinion on the university compared to the others I have mentioned?
[30-09-2006,00:55]
Intricate.Inquisitions
(in reply to: Electrical Eng. UOIT vs Ryerson vs UoT vs Waterloo)
I am a UOIT student in nursing and I have a friend in nuclear eng. and he loves it, they are placed at some crazy place I can´t even name but apparent the program is very good and the prof´s and dean are all about involving students in research. I can understand why you would not want to come here for the fact that the program is not accredited (yet) but with small class and being the first batches of student you get more time with prof´s and can get your foot in the door.
[30-09-2006,01:21]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Electrical Eng. UOIT vs Ryerson vs UoT vs Waterloo)
Well, I honestly got a really good impression of the university today from the seminar that was held at the University Fair @ the Metro Convention Center in T.O. I had an opportunity to speak to a few of the profs, as well as the Dean of eng. (don´t remember him) and a really friends and informative brown guy from Mech. Eng (maybe you know who he is?) I asked him for an honest opinion and this is what he told me: If I can get into UoW then that´s where I should go. Otherwise he said that it doesn´t really matter where you do your undergrad as that´s all it is, an undergrad. And you should worry the most about networking opportunities. UOIT seems to have some good links with GM, Ontario Hydro, etc. Like I said, my main concern is that the Elec. Eng. program isn´t acredited yet and this year is going to be their first grad. class so they have absolutely no reputation. Also, having looked at last years admissions chart, the majority of Eng. students were admitted with a low-70 to high-70 average; ie: the program doesn´t seem to attract many high averaged students. On the other hand, I´ve heard of people complaining about how hard the courses are... so go figure. My conclusion from that would be that their courses are up to par and they just aren´t attracting the right kind of people because of the fact that they´re so new. The fact that the Elec. Eng. program has very little electives and no options is another reason why I´m icky about even applying to it.
[30-09-2006,01:33]
Intricate.Inquisitions
(in reply to: Electrical Eng. UOIT vs Ryerson vs UoT vs Waterloo)
Finally, the last thing that is really attracting me to the university is the fact that they are so small, and actually endorse undergrad research.
[30-09-2006,01:35]
Intricate.Inquisitions
(in reply to: Electrical Eng. UOIT vs Ryerson vs UoT vs Waterloo)
first replier here, it is all up to you. It is true we dont really attract the right kind of students but if you are new that is really hard, b/c it is all based ON rep. The averages for entrance steadily increasing and just b/c it is a 75% cut off does not mean people with a 75% average got in (as you know with universities the cut of means nothing). The courses are hard b/c we have excellent profs that challenge (to the extreme). It is true we have no rep yet but we have to start somewhere...:) good luck in your search.
UOIT student.

[30-09-2006,14:47]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Electrical Eng. UOIT vs Ryerson vs UoT vs Waterloo)
The numbers I was quoting were from the 2005-2006 admission record. It´s a public pdf I found yesterday on uoit´s website, I would post the link here but I can´t find it anymore.

Now the question remains, because of the type of students it attracts, what kind of rep will it develop for itself? Also, how many people are there who will probably graduate this year in Eng.?

Finally, did you go to UOIT because you weren´t admitted to the bigger schools or because you saw something that appealed to you in their approach?

[30-09-2006,15:47]
Intricate.Inquisitions
(in reply to: Electrical Eng. UOIT vs Ryerson vs UoT vs Waterloo)
Also, there were a couple of people admitted with 65 - 70% averages. I think it was like 18 or something over all the departments. Honestly don´t remember.
[30-09-2006,15:49]
Intricate.Inquisitions
(in reply to: Electrical Eng. UOIT vs Ryerson vs UoT vs Waterloo)
UOIT´s viral marketing at work in this thread. Funny how the "first replier" shares the same writing style, mistakes and all, of OP. If this is real, run, don´t walk, run away from a non-accredited engineering program. York engineering has a higher cut off rate than that, and except for the odd astronaut (who´s RCAF trained), they aren´t noteworthy. If you want intimate engineering classes go to Ryerson. If you have the grades, go to any of the other schools you mentioned. Let someone else be UOIT´s beta tester. And save your ripoff laptop fees.
[30-09-2006,21:59]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Electrical Eng. UOIT vs Ryerson vs UoT vs Waterloo)
Too bad the site admin doesn´t respond to emails. We could ask him to check the IPs of the posters in this thread and see where they´re from. Eventually UOIT´s viral marketing is going to bite it in the ass. That´s what happened at studentawards.com with "Jessica" and all her imaginary classmates; each one was oh-so-happy to spend $1000s on unnecessary software bundles.
[30-09-2006,22:03]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Electrical Eng. UOIT vs Ryerson vs UoT vs Waterloo)
Top Engineering Schools...

UW & UT... That is all.

[30-09-2006,22:19]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Electrical Eng. UOIT vs Ryerson vs UoT vs Waterloo)
Waterloo is the best in engineering. Please don´t ever mention UofT in the same sentence. thanks
[01-10-2006,16:15]
Anonymous
Engineering schools (in reply to: Electrical Eng. UOIT vs Ryerson vs UoT vs Waterloo)
It?s funny how people ask these forums about which university is the best. Nobody can really say unless they have been in all of them for the same program. Everyone who posts here will be patriots of their universities they attend. All engineering programs are very challenging, and for the most part, when you graduate, you can become accredited as a peng. These opinions are bias, and if you really want to know which engineering schools are going to get you a good job, call up the recruiters of some of the big companies, and you will get a general idea of what they are looking for.
[09-09-2008,13:11]
Brien



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