Day in the Life as a UofT Undergrad Engineer

Goals of this post:

  • Show my average daily schedule as a student at UofT
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7:00 am

Wake up and get ready

Lately I have been trying to wake up earlier, but we all know how hard that is. I usually wake up around 7 am for my 9 am classes. After waking up, I brush my teeth and take a shower.

7:30 am


I used to skip breakfast a lot but realized that I get hungry around 10 am. Now I try to eat something small like a bagel with a yogurt.

7:45 am

Chill out for a bit

After eating I go back to my room and browse social media for a bit to catch up on the world. If there’s nothing interesting, I usually try to finish some work that needs to be done.

8:30 am



I leave my house at 8:30 am for school. It takes approximately 15-20 mins depending on how the TTC is feeling.

9:00 am

CLASS 1: Computer Fundamentals Lecture / APS105


10:00 am

CLASS 2: Materials Science Lecture / MSE101


11:00 am

CLASS 3: Calculus 2 Lecture / MAT187


12:00 pm – 2pm


The one and only Yixin

During my breaks I usually finish up some work while eating. I also hang out with some of my friends since our schedules match up pretty well.

2:00 pm

CLASS 4: Earth Systems Science Lecture / CME185


Probably the most boring class of the semester. It’s easy, but makes you fall asleep.

3:00 pm

CLASS 5: Engineering Strategies & Practice II Lecture / APS112


This is the largest class in first year, so you are in a class with half of the first year engineering students. You also get a chance to meet people in other disciplines.

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CLASS 6: Engineering Strategies & Practice II Tutorial / APS112


In this tutorial, each student meets up with their team to discuss and further enhance the designs they have. Each group is assigned a company which has given the group an engineering problem they have to solve. My group and I are currently developing an app that can be loaded onto a restaurant manager’s order-taking device that will take summaries of orders taken, revenue, and profit from several food delivery apps. The developed app will provide recommendations to optimize revenue streams among various apps.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Going Home 🙂


6:30 pm

Chill for a bit and eat

After a long day of school, I relax for a bit before eating. My roommates and I are all home around this time so we just hang out in the kitchen.

7:30 pm



Grind time.

1:30 am

Time to sleep

I try to sleep as early as I can (if I don’t check my social media for a bit before sleeping haha).

Although this is not how each day is exactly, it is meant to show the average day. There are shorter days and also longer days. Some examples of other days involve me playing soccer or going to school clubs.

9 thoughts on “Day in the Life as a UofT Undergrad Engineer

    1. I agree, you’re an ambitious student and starting your own YouTube channel would be a great way to leave a positive influence on those that look up to you for guidance.

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  1. Hi Bikramjit thank you for your blog, its been really helpful. I have a few questions:
    Where did you buy that whiteboard and how big is it ?
    Is most of the course dependent on the final exam and what happens if you absolutely choke on it?
    Do most people find a job related to engineering for the summer and were you able to find one ?


    1. Hey, sorry I didn’t read your comment previously about the whiteboard. I don’t know what size it is, but I got it from Walmart for around $20.

      Usually, all courses have mark breakdowns. For example, you will notice that most classes will have 1-2 term tests, a final, and some labs/problem sets. Each of these components are worth a percentage of your mark in the class. The final exam usually has the largest amount of percentage (40-50%). If you absolutely choke on the final, you could still be safe from failing depending on how you did on the other components.

      I would say most people who tried to look for an Engineering job after first year got one. If you put in the work and network, you should be able to land a job offer. Personally, I did get a job in my field. If you would like more information, I suggest checking out my LinkedIn:


  2. Hi,

    This blog somehow ended up on my google feed. Great to see they upgraded the lecture halls and that 3D visuals are being used in MSE101. I ended up building my own just to visualize crystallographic planes more.

    All the best! It’ll be the best 4 years of your life and it will go by in a blur.


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