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Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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General Engineering

Find your engineering focus. If you are not certain of which engineering discipline you would like to pursue during your undergraduate degree, you are welcome to apply to our General Engineering program (with or without co-op). All engineering programs begin with a general first year that provides students flexibility in program choice. This allows you to learn more about each of our undergraduate programs prior to selecting your major (civil, electrical, environmental, industrial or mechanical) as you move into your second year of study. You’ll receive guidance from our world-renowned faculty, hands-on learning in a supportive environment and gain the skills needed for a successful career.


Sample Courses: Engineering Mechanics I, Engineering and the Profession, Engineering and Design, Engineering Thermofluids, Engineering Technical Communications, Physics, Chemistry, Linear Algebra, Differential Calculus, and Integral Calculus


Career Tracks: The General Engineering program is not a degree program from which you graduate; you must choose one of our five undergraduate programs before second year (civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, or mechanical engineering).


Professional Designation Available: PEng (Professional Engineer)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U and SPH4U required. MCV4U is strongly recommended. A minimum average of 74% in all math and science courses except biology is also required.
Minimum Average: 74%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Engineering Specializations

All our engineering programs start with the same courses in first-year, then you choose an area of study for second year.

Functional Knowledge

  • Designing and executing original observational and experimental studies
  • Discerning and interpreting patterns, trends, and abnormalities in data sets; working with large amounts of data
  • Intuitively understanding abstract concepts and theoretical approaches to problems
  • Rigorously and methodically analyzing problems using established theoretical frameworks
  • Communicating mathematical arguments and concepts to diverse audiences with clarity and precision
  • Analyzing complex problems and breaking them down into steps/component parts
Hanan Mekawy

"The co-op placements through the University of Windsor helped me see my potential and improved my chances in finding full-time positions after graduation. The classes that helped me the most in achieving my goals were Electronics, Analog Circuit Design, Electromagnetic Waves, Embedded System Design, and many other courses."

Hanan Mekawy
BASc in Electrical Engineering [2014]

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]

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With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.


How to Apply

Career Tracks*


  • Assembly maintenance
  • Civil engineer
  • Concrete engineer
  • Consultant
  • Design engineer
  • Environmental specialist
  • Facility manager
  • Financial director
  • GIS modeler
  • Industry trainer
  • Logistician
  • Marketing manager
  • Office manager
  • Operations director
  • Policy analyst
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Quality assurance supervisor
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Structural engineer
  • Structural inspector
  • Teacher
  • Transportation engineer
  • Water resources engineer

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia and research
  • Construction, contracting, and development
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Energy/utilities sector
  • Government
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Logistics and operations
  • Patent/intellectual property law
  • Technical consulting, sales, training

Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your 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, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

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

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

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

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

Activities falling outside 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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Saturday, Nov 2, 2019

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  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
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Spring
Open House

Saturday, March 7, 2020
10 am - 4 pm

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Why you should attend Open House

  • Attend program presentations
  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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Why you should attend Open House

  • Attend program presentations
  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

you & your
family are invited to the

Ontario Universities Fair

September 27 - 29, 2019

If you’re thinking about applying to UWindsor, don’t miss OUF.

Why you should attend OUF

  • The OUF draws more than 130,000 students, parents and educators over the 3-day event. Don’t miss out on the largest educational fair in Canada!
  • You can talk to students, professors and university reps, get answers about programs, admission requirements, student life and much more.
  • UWindsor will offer multiple info session throughout the OUF weekend.

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