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Environmental Engineering

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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Co-op Available

Environmental Engineering – The first environmental engineering degree program in Canada. After first year, specialize in such subjects as air pollution, water pollution control, chemical reaction engineering, environmental microbiology, waste management, and assessing the sustainability and environmental performance of engineering projects and systems.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U and SPH4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended. 74% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding SBI4U and MDM4U.

74%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry and Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. 74% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Biology and Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

74%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry and Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. 74% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Biology and Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

74%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Chemistry, Physics. Calculus strongly recommended. A minimum 74% average in all attempted Science and Math courses (excluding Biology). Students may apply for optional co-op when applying for admission to the program.

74%

Functional Knowledge

  • Designing processes and systems to remove contaminants before they are released into the environment
  • Understanding contemporary best practices and long-term industry goals for sustainable, environmentally conscious technologies and processes
  • Planning effective, large-scale projects that manage resources and balance considerations including cost, quality, and speed
  • Analyzing complex problems and breaking them down into steps/component parts
  • Paying keen attention to detail and producing error-free, work to precise quality standards
  • Designing professional-quality products and processes, considering technical, environmental, ethical, and commercial considerations

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Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

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Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Dylan Verburg

“I chose engineering because I wanted to make a change in the world. The foundation of knowledge and engineering mindset I gained during my time at the University of Windsor has definitely done that for me. Be it my bioremediation research work in Northern Delhi, opportunities within the campus entrepreneurial community to develop my own business or simply participating in intramural sports leagues, there has been no shortage of opportunities for development and professional growth in the University of Windsor campus.”

Dylan Verburg –
BASc (Honours) in Environmental Engineering [2016]

93.2%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Engineering, 2014)

Common Industries for Environmental Engineering Graduates

  • Academia and research
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Energy/utilities sector
  • Environmental advocacy, conservation, consulting
  • Government
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Patent/intellectual property law
  • Technical consulting, sales, training
  • Telecommunications

Career Tracks*

  • Biological engineer
  • Consultant
  • Design engineer
  • EHS manager
  • Energy resources manager
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental geologist
  • Facility manager
  • Financial director
  • GIS modeler
  • Industry trainer
  • Logistician
  • Marketing manager
  • Office manager
  • Operations director
  • Policy analyst
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public affairs officer
  • Quality assurance supervisor
  • Research and development
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Teacher
  • Water resources engineer
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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