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  1. Hello Av147, Your GPA just meet the minimum requirements for Toronto and Waterloo so you can't really get too much lower in your final year (although you may be done I can't quite tell). Other than that your profile looks fairly competitive. Have you had any publications? Is your degree 3 or 4 year?
  2. That's great! Sounds good to me!
  3. I got the offer early April but the topic was largely buried so I decided against resurrecting it. I just received notification that I will be receiving an OGS scholarship. I'm quite happy about it because I was offered NSERC CGS-M but was set on U of T. Absolutely, I'll be at the orientation we should grab a drink sometime.
  4. ECE can register for 1000 level ECE courses on August 2nd. If you want to take 500 level courses you need to add them to your cart and then email the graduate office so that they can enrol you. Thanks for the defer payment notification, I forgot about that!
  5. Hi Keziem, Sorry for delay. I am not able to open your file. It says I do not have access to it with my account. Maybe direct message it to me
  6. Hello Keziem, I can take a look at your statement of internet that's not a problem but I am no means a professional, there are likely better sources on this forum but I will offer my full and honest critique. Out of curiousity how do you define as reputable? There are many universities that are reputable in Canada for instance but might not have an international presence. Are you trying to be an academic? Or go into the work force? Usually in Canada for the work force it only matters what school you went to get your first job... The GTA is in many ways starved of talent and going
  7. Hi Keziem, Course based (MEng) programs are notoriously difficult for international students to get acceptance. (At least in Canada) These are considered professional programs and the fees are usually 35-50k for 1 year. Needless to say this is not affordable for many international students (I imagine you would need to show proof of tuition cost and living expenses which would amount to about 80k on the high end). International students usually apply for MASc which in Canada usually has guaranteed funding (depending on the school) which covers tuition and a very modest living allowance.
  8. We need a bit more information: 1) What type of school and where did you do your undergrad in? (Top school, unknown, Europe, USA etc...) 2) What is your GPA and GRE like? 3) Are you applying to research or industry (course) based programs? 4) Do you have any research experience? Publications? Also many universities don't have a spring admission.
  9. I think this really depends on what you yourself find easier, the type of engineering education you had in your Bachelor's, and the school you would be going to for your Masters, as well as if your Masters in a bridge to a PhD like many of the programs in the US offer or a terminal masters. I honestly can't see how a Masters program would be that much more difficult than a CEAB or ABET accredited engineering program. The number of courses, breadth, and detail required to excel in these programs is often overwhelming to even the best students. (That is not to say it can't be done, there
  10. You made a good choice by selecting U of A, the reason is two fold. One a MEng is a professional based program with usually course work and a project and two little or no funding is available. As an International Student MEng programs in Canada would be financially crippling to most. MASc offers a better option since it is funded (usually) and the tuition is much less than an MEng, especially for international students.
  11. Hello laveritecestla, It's hard to answer your question in a positive way as you have listed many of the top schools. I think the only way you can go about getting into the institutions that you listed as they are all top schools is to connect with professors personally to see if exceptions can be made, though some do not have distinct cutoffs it doesn't look good and it's hard to spin something that is so recent. I worry about your GPA because going from 3.3 to 3.15 in a semester is quite significant. Even at 3.3 you are at the very low end for admission to many of the schools that yo
  12. Hello Victorious Secret, You won't have any trouble getting into a top 25 school if I did. I think I would have got into MIT if I had published during my second undergrad and had a more focused research proposal. As it happens that was the only school outside of Canada that I applied to and I was able to gain admission at the University of Toronto (Electrical Engineering). And I can tell you without going into too much detail that my academic past was well below yours and it still worked out extremely well for me and my family. I also don't go to a school that appears on any rankings...
  13. It seems kinda of interesting that you want to get an advanced degree in an area you really haven't done anything in, do you collect degrees? I don't know how to say that any nicer, but it seems like you want to avoid doing the actual engineering education and focus on the research in an area again you really have no knowledge of...I think it's rather perverse that you are trying to get into grad school for engineering.
  14. I don't think a psychology is an appropriate degree to segway into a master's degree in engineering. You could make the argument for physics, chemistry, computer science at times but psychology is a huge stretch. I don't see any university admitting someone into a research or course based engineering at the graduate level. You are way too far behind tbh. You'd be better off doing an bachelor's in engineering.
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