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  1. Yes, if you're looking in Canada. I got in with SL Chem, SL Math ad summer school physics. That's like the bare minimum for consideration
  2. In Canada, the difficulty of the courses you take are not part of the admission decision. As long as you take the right courses and get high enough marks, you can get admitted. However, it's a very smart idea to take HL subjects in the prerequisite courses you need since you'll know more coming into university
  3. That's so hard to answer. They are probably equally hard but it depends on the university
  4. Varies by person. If you're motivated enough to do the homework and study, there's the potential to really do well and maintain your current marks
  5. It depends on what you want to 'design'. Designing a circuit board is an electrical engineering job, a luxury car designer might be a mechanical engineer, and someone making a powered exoskeleton for paralyzed patients might be a mechatronics engineer. Normally it doesn't matter, since mechanical and mechatronics both cover 3D computer design and understand how to apply physics to design
  6. Not sure if this varies by school, but my university has both and they are kinda different. Mechanical is engineering for anything that moves. It's incredibly versatile and an important factor in manufacturing, design, automotive, medical devices, etc. They learn a lot of physics and CAD skills. Mechatronics is the integration of mechanical, electrical and software engineering. You typically think of robots or Iron Man suits, but really a mechatronics engineer can work in any industry that a mechanical, electrical or software engineer can work in. Normally people specialize in one aspect and the others just complement that knowledge. The benefit is that you would understand how everything works together when building or designing something. Some schools offer a minor or specialization in mechatronics that you can add to a mechanical degree. It's not too much extra work but you would know more about electrical and software than a typical mechanical engineer. Otherwise, see if you can take electrical classes as a mechanical engineering student to build that knowledge yourself
  7. Depends on where you want to study. Every Canadian engineering school will need to see chemistry as one of your courses, for example, if you want to get in. I believe most American schools are alright with you missing chem, but you might have to take a chem course in uni to make up for it.
  8. Canadian universities do take certificates from Canadian students, so they might take them from international students as well. It would be ideal to take Diploma but I understand if that's not possible for you right now. If you're in doubt, contact the schools you are interested in to see how they evaluate international IB students. Since your target programs are not super competitive I don't think they'll have an issue with it
  9. Check the requirements to get into your dream universities. I have not heard of a computer science program that requires chemistry so you should be fine
  10. U of T arts is not very competitive to get in. Pretty sure you should be fine with a mid 30 and all they consider are your grades
  11. I did IB in a nearby district (Halton) SL is almost the same as the Ontario curriculum for most subjects, but the assignments are harder and more in depth. The only difference is SL Math, which is actually easier than Ontario Grade 12 maths. HL content will go above and beyond Ontario and is equivalent to first year university.
  12. Predicted grades are fairly important for international students coming from another country since they are the most recent marks available. What's nice about Canada is that most arts and science programs have very lax IB grade requirements. Only some engineering and business programs are more competitive
  13. I am assuming that you're applying to a Canadian universities here. Rigour is not something that is considered when Canadian universities send out acceptances. Take the level that is appropriate for you and try to get a high mark
  14. SL Math is fine for any Canadian university, even for engineering. It won't help with university content but to get into the program all you need are high grades and SL can help with that
  15. Good schedule. I'd highly recommend Chem SL and Math SL if you want to do biology in university. These subjects overlap with biology quite a bit at a post-secondary level.