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Aerospace help

  1. Oct 9, 2009 #1
    Im planning to go into aerospace next year (im in grade 12 now)
    and im debating between the different universities in canada (Toronto, carlton are the 2 main ones but also mc Gill, Ryerson University, York, Ottawa...)

    Ive heard from some that Carlton is second rate (but they have what seems to be good co-op) and Toronto is a huge univeristy with classes of 1000+ and less co-op...

    If anyone knows anything about the aerospace program at any of these universities plz
    respond so I can make a better choice

    PS: I have grades to get into all of them
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  3. Oct 9, 2009 #2
    I have posted a thread like this a few weeks ago, but no one responds to me because I am, too, torn between Toronto and Carleton.
    So, do you have any information about the two?
    I mean have you talked to someone studying there?

  4. Oct 9, 2009 #3
    I have talked to people about aerospace and Im having a job shadow in a few weeks
    hopefully that will shed some light on the problem.

    My physics teacher (awesome teacher) told me that Toronto has a much better general
    reputation and that he knows nothing about Carlton,

    however when i told him about co-op at carlton and the high scholoships he told me
    Carlton sounds better just from that.

    Problem is no one seems to know about the SPECIFIC aerospace reputation for either carlton or toronto
  5. Oct 9, 2009 #4
    If you are looking for reputation, I guess Toronto has a good international reputation; nevertheless, Toronto includes two years of engineering science before you start aerospace engineering program which is kinda a mixed major.
    However, Carleton doesn’t make it complicated and doesn’t require you to study other things, such as science, that might not interest you. So, for me I have scholarship for the two, but I am still uncertain because I want to study excellent curriculum that will benefit me and will open many doors to choosing jobs since I’m an international student.
  6. Oct 9, 2009 #5
    If you wanna check the curicculum out for both universites, there are listed here in the two links.
    This is Toronto's: http://www.prospective.engineering.utoronto.ca/skule/firstyear/engsci.htm
    This is Carleton's:
    http://www.mae.carleton.ca/maehtmls/aerospace.html [Broken]
    For me, I prefer Carleton because it seems you will start doing experiments from, say, the first year, but for Toronto I don't think so.
    However, I want to meet students from the two and then decide which is better.
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  7. Oct 10, 2009 #6
    If you do talk to anyone from those universities plz tell me about it.

    I'm not looking for reputation merely a university which will get recognized
    by employers and a diploma that competes with those from the states (since most aerospace jobs are in the states)
  8. Oct 10, 2009 #7
    MATH 1004 Calculus for Engineering Students
    CHEM 1101 Chemistry for Engineering Students
    ECOR 1010 Introduction to Engineering
    MATH 1005 Differential Equations and Infinite Series for Engineering Students
    ECOR 1101 Mechanics I
    MATH 1104 Linear Algebra for Engineering and Computer Science Students
    ECOR 1606 Problem Solving and Computers
    PHYS 1004 Introductory Electromagnetism and Wave Motion
    Elective: Humanities or Social Sciences
    Elective: Humanities or Social Sciences

    Calculus I & II
    Linear Algebra
    Introduction to Computer Programming
    Structures and Materials
    Systems Biology
    Physics I
    Praxis I & II
    Matrix and Vector Algebra
    Fundamentals of Electricity & Electric Circuits
    Computer Programming, Algorithms, Data Structures and Languages

    These are the first year courses for Carlton and Toronto no big differences that im noticing except humanities at Carlton
  9. Oct 12, 2009 #8
    Ha! I'm an engineering science student (first year though...) and maybe I can help you...
    Engsci definitely has A LOT of abstract math and science compared to practical applied math and science.
  10. Oct 12, 2009 #9
    If you can help in anyway that would be awesome

    I'm considering engineering instead of sciences since sciences is way too broad and school teacher is the main obvious job op after it. (and research associated with being a prof)
  11. Oct 13, 2009 #10
    Hi There,

    Are you studying at U of T ?
    How is the course load? Is it worth it to earn an aerospace program through the engineering science?
  12. Oct 24, 2009 #11
    I have talked to some co-op students from Carlton and learned the following (general info);

    Carlton is more hands on while Toronto more theoretical

    If u want to go into research or do a Phd go to toronto

    Carlton has a good reputation for aerospace but bad overall rep

    Toronto has a good overall reputation

    Toronto has no co-co

    Carlton has small packed campus

    Toronto has huge campus, huge classes

    Carlton has more industrial oriented labs

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