About Program Admission Requirements

Are you passionate about using the power of engineering to solve challenges on an international stage? Help communities improve water sanitation or create sustainable cities promising a heightened quality of life with the dual-degree BEng+BA five-year program in Engineering & International Development Studies. You’ll also have the option to add a development internship to further strengthen your international resumé.

Objectives of the dual degree program

  • Train future engineers so that they are better able to understand the complexities associated with global project management 
  • Enhance understanding of sustainable development
  • Help students integrate social, environmental, political and economic contexts in the application of engineering

What You’ll Learn

Students have the opportunity to choose from the following engineering streams, which have been developed to reflect a modern view of engineering and to teach the skills needed in the engineering profession today, with an ambition to graduate a new generation of entrepreneurial engineers with a social conscience. 

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Space Engineering

International Internship Program

Students in the E&IDS program are encouraged to consider a not-for-credit developmental-related internship position in the summer after third year to gain experience in a practical context. York International will provide logistical and financial support for all students in the program. Internships will be arranged in a wide variety of government and non-government organizations in Canada and abroad.

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Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • development engineer
  • international project planner

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (GCE). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum combined total of 1170 on the Critical Reading and Math components or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.