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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

  • General Option
  • Aerospace Option
  • Automotive Option
  • Environmental Option
  • Materials Option

Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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Mechanical Engineering Co-op

Begin your journey to an exciting career in mechanical engineering by developing a solid foundation in machine design, CAD, and thermofluids with applications in automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, and materials engineering. Available specializations include automotive, aerospace, environmental, and materials. Our facilities include a dedicated project courtyard where students develop their hands on capabilities. The faculty promotes connections with industry through projects, courses, and workplace co-op opportunities.

General Option

Complement an excellent foundation in mechanical engineering with a broad selection of technical courses such as turbomachines, gas dynamics, mechatronics, environmental effects and control of noise, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Courses can also be taken from the automotive, aerospace, environmental, and materials options to customize your mechanical engineering degree.


Aerospace Option

Develop your aerospace skills as you learn about propulsion, aerodynamics, structures, materials, and drone technology. Consider taking advantage of our unique opportunity to obtain your private pilot’s license for course credit or compete internationally with our aero or rocket teams.


Automotive Option

Study such topics as vehicle handling, vehicle thermal management, innovative powertrain technologies, and participate in hands on learning in the lab. Opportunities abound to design, build, and race a variety of ground vehicles in international competitions.


Environmental Option

Learn how to apply mechanical know-how to solve the sustainability challenges associated with machinery. The program combines the foundation of mechanical engineering with courses that focus on the quality of air and water, and waste management.


Materials Option

Apply the principles of material structure and properties to the design, manufacture, and analysis of components across a range of industry sectors, including automotive and aerospace. Includes metals, ceramics, polymers, and composite materials.


Sample Courses: Machine Dynamics, Computer-Aided Engineering, Design for Failure Prevention, Thermofluid Systems Design


Career Tracks: Automotive/aerospace engineer, materials development specialist, manufacturing engineer, mining engineer, automation systems designer, R&D manager


Professional Designation Possible: 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
Kathryn Doe

"Mechanical Engineering is just so versatile. There are so many different opportunities, career paths and avenues in which you can use your creativity and intelligence together.

At the University of Windsor, you really get to know your profs and classmates. The faculty is very homey and that really enhances the learning experience."

Kathryn Doe
BASc in Mechanical Engineering [2017]

Functional Knowledge

  • Designing, producing, and operating a wide variety of complex mechanical systems
  • Understanding and internalizing aerodynamics, heating and ventilation, and energy production
  • 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
  • Developing skills necessary to recognize the need for precision and detail in engineering design tasks
  • Writing, preparing, and presenting detailed technical reports, presentations, and resources to engage diverse audiences and communicate work

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Number of Graduates (2018)

91.2%


Employment Rate of Graduates

(OUGS Engineering, 2017)

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Mechanical Engineering


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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.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Energy/utilities
  • Government
  • Graduate Studies
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Logistics and operations
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical Devices
  • Metallurgy and materials
  • Military/defence
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Patent/intellectual property law

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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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Why you should attend Open House

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  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
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  • 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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