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Facts and Figures


  • Established in 1873 as the School of Practical Science, we became known as the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering in 1906 when we joined the University of Toronto.
  • In our 133-year history, we’ve been led by 13 Deans – our current Dean is Cristina Amon.


  • 4,700 undergraduate students
  • 1,300 graduate students
  • 219 faculty members
  • 30,000 living alumni


  • Our undergraduate engineering programs include:
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Engineering Science
      • aerospace
      • biomedical
      • computer
      • electrical
      • infrastructure
      • manufacturing
      • nanoengineering
      • physics
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Minerals Engineering
    • Materials Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering


  • Characteristics of the first year class for 2006
    • 1,215 students in first year
    • 78% from Ontario
    • 70% of first year students were offered a scholarship or award
    • Mean entering average of first year students: 85.5%
    • 13% international students
    • 20% female students


  • Aerospace Studies
  • Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • BASc/MBA degree through the Jeffrey Skoll Program


  • More than $40 million in research grants and contract funding received annually
  • Research Centres at the Faculty include:
    • The Joint Program in Transportation;
    • Centre for Chemical Process Metallurgy;
    • Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies;
    • Pulp and Paper Centre;
    • Centre for Technology and Social Development;
    • Nortel Institute for Telecommunications;
    • Centre for Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging;
    • Centre for Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship;
    • Lassonde Mining Institute; Intelligent Transportation Systems TestBed and Centre;
    • The Energenius Centre for Advanced Nanotechnology.

  • The Ontario Centres of Excellence at the Faculty include:
    • Centre for Research in Earth and Space Technologies (CRESTech) Communications and Information Technology Ontario (CITO)
    • Materials and Manufacturing Ontario (MMO)
    • Photonics Research Ontario (PRO)


  • We currently occupy 12 buildings on the UofT campus.
  • Our Bahen Centre for Information Technology opened in September, 2002. A 400,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, it is the home of IT teaching and research at UofT.
  • The Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research is a $100M facility, opened in 2005. It is a joint initiative of the Faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy and Engineering at UofT, to advance research in the post-genomic era that follows the completion of the Human Genome Project. Approximately 20% of the Centre will be reserved for principal investigators associated with our Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering.