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Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering Co-op
  • Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace Option) Co-op
  • Mechanical Engineering (Automotive Option) Co-op
  • Mechanical Engineering (Environmental Option) Co-op
  • Mechanical Engineering (Materials Option) Co-op
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Mechanical Engineering includes two broad areas of study: thermofluids (which involves heat and power) and solid mechanics (involves designing mechanical parts, determining the forces on those parts during operation, and analyzing their performance as part of larger machines and systems). Choose to stay in the General stream and not declare an option, or choose one of the following:

Co-op Available

Learn the manufacturing, maintenance and logistics involved in serving the aerospace industry. Involves the application of aerospace-related skills toward developing the next generation of aerospace materials, production methods and components, and improving aerospace operational challenges.

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%

Co-op Available

Study such topics as vehicle dynamics, internal combustion engines, diesel technology, and fuel cell technologies. Offers the opportunity to design, build and race vehicles in events sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers.

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%

Co-op Available

Learn how to apply mechanical know-how to solve the sustainability challenges facing our world. Combines mechanical engineering with courses in air pollution control, water/wastewater treatment, noise, environmental assessment and waste management.

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%

Co-op Available

Explore the structure and properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. Specializations offered in processing operations such as casting, welding and metal forming.

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 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

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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

Courses of study specific to each program

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

Ashley Lehman

“What an incredible experience! My project with FCA was interesting and the coursework was challenging. The highlight for me was living in Italy, learning creative ways to manage the language barrier, and meeting some of the greatest people I know. In the end, this program led me to my current job at FCA, for which I am extremely thankful.”

Ashley Lehman –
BASc in Mechanical Engineering [2013];
MASc in Automotive Engineering [2015]

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Number of Mechanical Engineering Graduates (2017)

93.2%

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

Common Industries for Mechanical Engineering Graduates

  • Academia and research
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Energy/utilities sector
  • Government
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Logistics and operations
  • Patent/intellectual property law

Career Tracks*

  • Academia
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Energy generation
  • Forestry
  • Heavy industry equipment
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Military/defence
  • Mining
  • Nuclear
  • Petroleum
  • Plastics
  • Railway
  • Steel/Metal production
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

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

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