Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

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Originally called the School of Practical Science, established in 1873, this Faculty (2010) has an enrollment of over 4,000 students and a faculty of some 219. It sprawls over more than a dozen buildings on the St. George Campus including the Galbraith Building (the main administrative centre), the Sanford Fleming Building, the Wallberg Memorial Building, the Mining Building, the Haultain Building, the Rosebrugh Building, the Mechanical Engineering Building, the Bahen Centre for Information Technology, and the Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research. Off campus, on the northern edge of the city, the Faculty also embraces the large Institute for Aerospace Studies facility.

Departments, Divisions and Institutes


     Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry (ChemE)

     Department of Civil Engineering (CivE)

     Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

     Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE)

     Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)


     Division of Engineering Science (EngSci)

     Division of Environmental Engineering and Energy Systems


     Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS)

     Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME)

     Research Institutes and Centres

     Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN)

     Centre for Sustainable Energy

     Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering

     Identity, Privacy and Security Institute (IPSI)

     Institute for Optical Sciences

     Centre for Advanced Coatings Technologies (CACT)

     Centre for Advanced Diffusion-Wave Technologies (CADIFT)

     Centre for Applied Power Electronics (CAPE)

     Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR)

     Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (CCBR)

     Centre for Chemical Process Metallurgy

     Centre for Maintenance Optimization & Reliability Engineering (C-MORE)

     Emerging Communications Technology Institute (ECTI)

     Lassonde Institute for Mining

     Centre for Research in Healthcare Engineering (CRHE)

     Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Centre and Testbed

     Centre for Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship (CMTE)

     Centre for Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging

     Centre for Studies in Molecular Imaging

     Centre for Nanostructured Polymeric and Inorganic Materials (CNPIM)

     Centre for Advanced Nanotechnology

     Pulp and Paper Centre

     Centre for Technology and Social Development



Rynor, Michah. ‘Looking back: the naughty-naughts,’ University of Toronto Magazine, 27, 1 (Autumn 1999) 38. Creation of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and the Class of ’00 [1900].

White, Richard. The Skule story: the University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Sceince and Engineering, 1873-2000, University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, 2000

Hall, Don. “A Short History of Engineering Science at the University of Toronto,” November 1970.

L.W. Richards, University of Toronto: An Architectural Tour, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2009, p.68.


John Galbraith (1906-1924)

William Hodgson Ellis (1914-1919)

Charles Hamilton Mitchell (1919-1941)

Clarence Richard Young (1941-1949)

Kenneth F. Tupper (1949-1954)

Roland R. McLaughlin (1954-1966)

James M. Ham (1966-1973)

Bernard (Ben) Etkin (1973-1979)

Gordon R. Slemon (1979-1986)

Gary Heinke (1986-1993)

Michael E. Charles (1993-2001)

Anastosios (Tas) Venetsanopoulos (2001-2006)

Christina Amon (2006-present)



Karl Aust

Paul P. Biringer