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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.
Mechanical Engineering with General Option H Co-op
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.
Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace Option H Co-op
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.
Mechanical Engineering with Automotive Option H Co-op
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.
Mechanical Engineering with Environmental Option H Co-op
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.
Mechanical Engineering with Materials Option H Co-op
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)
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.
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry and Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors is strongly recommended. A minimum average of 74% in all math and science courses except biology is also required.
Minimum Average: 74%*
* Applicants educated outside of Canada must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary
School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 academic courses. Grades will be converted to Ontario equivalent grades.
Number of Graduates (2018)
Employment Rate of Graduates
(OUGS Engineering, 2017)
"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 
* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.
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.
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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.
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