Course Enrolment Instructions for MASc and PhD Students

Please thoroughly review your degree requirementsrelevant deadlines, and the instructions below prior to enrolling in courses.

  • Research-stream students must discuss their course selection with their supervisor prior to enrolling in courses.

    • All courses must align with the rules related to your program’s course requirements.
    • If a student’s final course selection has not been approved by the supervisor, additional approved courses may be required.
  • To enrol in a course, students must use ACORN.  A student must be invited to register or registered in order to enrol in courses.
  • Students should not use ACORN for timetable information. Timetable information for ECE-prefixed graduate courses is available exclusively via the graduate timetable section of the ECE website.
  • Students who wish to enrol in any course that is not an ECE-prefixed graduate course must both enrol in the course on ACORN and complete an ‘Add/Drop Course(s)’ Form (including the signature of their supervisor).  The form must be submitted in person or via email to the ECE Graduate Office for approval at least five business days before the deadline to add courses.
    • In some cases, students may also need approval from the department hosting the course. If a student is blocked from enrolling in a course on ACORN, the student should contact the host department directly to ask about if/how they might be able to enrol in the course.
  • To drop a course, students must use ACORN.
    • Students must review their degree requirements and talk with their supervisor before dropping a course.
    • No form is required to drop a course if the course is dropped by the deadline.
  • Important notes concerning JDE1000H “Ethics in Research” Seminar:
    • Students will not be permitted to graduate without credit for JDE1000H.
    • MASc students must use ACORN to enrol in JDE1000H in their first session of registration.
    • PhD students who have not attended JDE1000H in a previous University of Toronto Master’s degree must use ACORN to enrol in JDE1000H in their first session of registration.
      • If already completed in a previous University of Toronto Master’s degree, JDE1000H does not have to be repeated in the PhD program.
    • JDE1000H is typically offered once in the Fall session and once in the Winter session.  Students will be notified via e-mail when the date and time are released; it is normal for the schedule to be released in the latter half of the session.