Explore Our Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering encompasses the fields of Atmospheric Science and Meteorology, Geomatics Science and Geomatics Engineering, and Space Science and Engineering. Our multidisciplinary and dynamic approach to teaching and research instil the knowledge and values necessary to prepare our students for careers in diverse areas.

Important Note for all Undergraduate students

Our office is currently closed.
Please email your queries to essedept@yorku.ca

Course Enrollment

Request for Permission for Winter 2021 ESSE/ENG Courses

 This form can be used for students to request permission for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year ESSE & ENG courses offered by the Department of ESSE.

To be eligible to receive permissions, students must have successfully completed the pre-requisite requirements (received passing grade) for each course they are requesting permission for. If students do not satisfy the necessary pre-requisite requirements for the courses they’re requesting permissions into, requests for permissions will be DENIED.

Please note that space is limited in courses and requests are not guaranteed to be granted. Factors to be considered will be program of study, pre-req completion, students who are potentially graduating, etc.

You will be notified by email according to the above process dates the decision of your request. Please DO NOT send a second form/ duplicate email for the permission in the same course.

Please note dropping or exchanging courses may have financial impact. Refer to refund table at https://sfs.yorku.ca/refunds/tables/

Starting on February 8th, 2021, students must receive permission from the instructor by email and forward the approval email to the department to arrange for permission to enroll in a course at essedept@yorku.ca.

Please click here  to fill out the form for ESSE and ENG courses.

ACCESSING ONLINE COURSES

Check your Moodle (https://moodle.info.yorku.ca/) and/or your eClass (https://eclass.yorku.ca/) account regularly. Monitor your “my.yorku.ca” e-mail account for updates from your instructors as well. If you use another e-mail account (e.g., gmail, yahoo, hotmail, qq, etc.) check those accounts regularly too.

You may need to log out of your Moodle, and then log back in again, to be prompted to visit the new eClass portal.

For the most up to date information on York University’s operations this upcoming Fall/Winter, please visit the YUBetter Together website:

<https://yubettertogether.info.yorku.ca/

We have compiled this information for you here: http://lassonde.yorku.ca/frequently-asked-questions

Our FAQs website above also covers several other topics that most students have questions about (e.g., program changes, petitions, course repeats, additional academic and social support, etc.).

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Remember to explore all areas of your Academic Calendar, Program Checklist, Required Advising, and where applicable, your Degree Progress Report:

https://calendars.students.yorku.ca/

http://lassonde.yorku.ca/program-checklists

https://myacademicrecord.students.yorku.ca/degree-progress-report

http://lassonde.yorku.ca/required-advising

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We understand you may be encountering some unique circumstances and we want to help. If you have any questions regarding your study permit, we want to connect you with the University’s expert resources at York International:

https://yorkinternational.yorku.ca/

CONNECTING WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR

If the above resources do not contain the answer to your question already or if you need a response same-day, a reminder that our Academic Advising team is available for drop-in advising every weekday. Join the virtual waiting line via the QLess app. Instructions are available for you here:

http://lassonde.yorku.ca/meet-advisor

ACCESSING ONLINE COURSES

Check your Moodle (https://moodle.info.yorku.ca/) and/or your eClass (https://eclass.yorku.ca/) account regularly. Monitor your “my.yorku.ca” e-mail account for updates from your instructors as well. If you use another e-mail account (e.g., gmail, yahoo, hotmail, qq, etc.) check those accounts regularly too.

You may need to log out of your Moodle, and then log back in again, to be prompted to visit the new eClass portal.

For the most up to date information on York University’s operations this upcoming Fall/Winter, please visit the YUBetter Together website:

<https://yubettertogether.info.yorku.ca/

We have compiled this information for you here: http://lassonde.yorku.ca/frequently-asked-questions

Our FAQs website above also covers several other topics that most students have questions about (e.g., program changes, petitions, course repeats, additional academic and social support, etc.).

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Remember to explore all areas of your Academic Calendar, Program Checklist, Required Advising, and where applicable, your Degree Progress Report:

https://calendars.students.yorku.ca/

http://lassonde.yorku.ca/program-checklists

https://myacademicrecord.students.yorku.ca/degree-progress-report

http://lassonde.yorku.ca/required-advising

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We understand you may be encountering some unique circumstances and we want to help. If you have any questions regarding your study permit, we want to connect you with the University’s expert resources at York International:

https://yorkinternational.yorku.ca/

CONNECTING WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR

If the above resources do not contain the answer to your question already or if you need a response same-day, a reminder that our Academic Advising team is available for drop-in advising every weekday. Join the virtual waiting line via the QLess app. Instructions are available for you here:

http://lassonde.yorku.ca/meet-advisor

Bachelor of Science in Earth and Atmospheric Science (EATS)

The EATS program provides three types of Bachelor of Science degrees for undergraduate students. Students can specialize into Atmosperhic, Geomatics (Earth) or Space Science and graduated with a Bachelor’s, Specialized Honours Bachelor’s and Double Major/Minor Honours Bachelor’s degree.

Explore each program individually to learn more about topics of study, job prospects and course outlines for Bachelor of Science programs in the ESSE Department.

In the Bachelor of Science program, students complete 90 credits’ worth of courses.

  • General Education in mathematics, computer science, foundational science and non-science education
  • Major Requirements fulfilled by specialized courses in Earth, Geomatics, Atmospheric and Space Science
  • Elective courses from upper years of their own choosing
  • minimum of 4.00 (C) GPA
GEOMATICS SCIENCE

Geomatics Science focuses on modern geophysics, Earth’s gravity field, reference systems, and geospatial applications.

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

Atmospheric Science explores meteorology, from the turbulent micro scale to the large synoptic scale weather systems.

SPACE SCIENCE

As a space science student, you wil study the near Earth space environment as well as other planets.

Bachelor of Engineering Programs

At the ESSE Department, students can pursue one of two unique Engineering programs: Space Engineering and Geomatics Engineering.

Geomatics Engineering is Ontario’s only program , training students in the fundamentals of Field Surveying and Geodetic Surveying, technology, modelling and field work . Space Engineering is the only program of its kind in Canada, educating students in areas of space technology,mission and payload design, fundamentals of space science and its applications.

GEOMATICS ENGINEERING

Our Geomatics Engineering program emphasizes practical and professional experience through field courses that will train you in land and engineering surveying, remote sensing using aerial and satellite imagery, and digital terrain modeling.

SPACE ENGINEERING

Unique in Canada, our Space Engineering program will equip you with the technical skills required to design solutions to Earth’s problems using space-based assets while utilizing the principles of systems engineering.