Students admitted to IFP Pathways with the Schulich School of Engineering complete a structured curriculum that includes engineering courses combined with intensive English language and academic course support.
IFP Pathways Engineering students will take first-year core engineering courses within the Schulich School of Engineering, concurrently with English language and support courses within IFP over a two-year period. Language and academic course support consists of 4 unpaired courses and 10 paired courses:
- Unpaired courses focus on foundational academic communication skills, including reading, listening, speaking, and composition.
- Paired courses focus on language and study skills for the successful completion of Engineering subject-specific courses.
Grades for IFP Pathways courses are not used in the calculation of grade point averages for degree programs unless specifically allowed by that program. In addition, IFP Pathways courses may not be used for credit toward a degree program unless specifically allowed by that program.
Students admitted to IFP Pathways Schulich School of Engineering must complete IFP Pathways and cannot submit English language proficiency scores for early exit.
Please refer to 4.16 International Foundations Program (IFP) Pathways in the Schulich School of Engineering section of the Calendar for detailed program of studies.