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Admissions Information

Admission requirements are based on the Ontario High School System. Prospective students can view the admission requirements through the Admissions website at The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program-by-program basis. Holding the minimum admission requirements only establishes eligibility for consideration; higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. All programs have limited enrolment and admission is not guaranteed. Some programs may also require specific course prerequisites and prerequisite averages and/or supplementary admission portfolios. Consult for further details.

Note: If a course is listed as recommended, it is not mandatory for admission. Students who do not follow the recommendations will not be disadvantaged in the admission process.


  • Bachelor of Industrial Design (B.I.D.)

Admission Requirements

First Year

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include Advanced Functions and Physics. Calculus and Vectors, Design Technology, and Visual Arts are strongly recommended. 

Candidates must present a portfolio of any kind of work that could demonstrate creativity and aptitude for the study of industrial design. Detailed information about the portfolio requirements can be found at Attending an information session at the School is recommended.

Advanced Standing

Applications for admission beyond first year will be assessed on their merits and on space availability in the program. Advanced standing will be granted only for those courses that are determined to be appropriate.

Applicants will also be required to complete a portfolio which will assist in the evaluation of their suitability for the program. Detailed information about the portfolio requirements can be found at

Co-op Option

Direct Admission to the First Year of the Co-op Option
Applicants must:

  1. meet the required overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average. These averages may be higher than the stated minimum requirements;
  2. be registered as a full-time student in the Industrial Design program;
  3. be eligible for work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market may limit enrolment in the co-op option.

Note: continuation requirements for students previously admitted to the co-op option and admission requirements for the co-op option after beginning the program are described in the Co-operative Education Regulations section of this Calendar.