|By Monudo (Monudo) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 11:12 am: Edit|
1. What do you do at McGill if you want to study engineering but medical school is probably where you'll end up?
2. Any comments on housing for an "international" Freshman?
|By Syme (Syme) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 02:04 pm: Edit|
1. This is actually a bit of a pickle - normally, most Canadian universities give you a fairly open first year, so you can see what you like. However, engineering has a very rigorous and specific course-load, so even most of the first year includes courses one is required to take.
If you want to do engineering, apply for engineering definitely. It is very hard to transfer into a more difficult program. Further, if you don't do engineering first year, you are almost guaranteed to have to do 5 years, because there are many engineering-specific courses.
Socially, I imagine it would be advantageous too, as engineers put together a great frosh (in Canada's best party university). Engineers are a tight-knit group, so its best to be 'woven into the social fabric' early.
|By Monudo (Monudo) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 04:58 pm: Edit|
Thanks Syme. You seem to have first hand knowledge. Any other advice about engineering at McGill, the social fabric, freshman housing, or anything else?
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