Program Description

The field of Mechanical Engineering includes two broad areas of study. The first involves heat and power, and is referred to as thermo fluids. The second involves the study of solid mechanics, which includes designing mechanical parts, determining the forces on those parts during operation and analyzing their performance as part of larger machines and systems.

A Rigorous, Enriching Program

The Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering offers a multi-faceted program where you tackle real-world problems, interact with local industry, and enjoy a hands-on experience.

Aerospace Option – learn about the fundamentals behind aerospace design, and especially the manufacturing, maintenance, and logistics involved in serving the aerospace industry.

What You Will Take First Year

In your first year, you will learn and explore subjects important to engineering, including:

  • Forces, motion and movement
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Mathematics and its applications
  • Design and graphical communications
  • Chemical and material interactions
  • Technical communications
  • Professional issues in the engineering disciplines
  • Thermodynamics, fluids and heat transfer

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Experiential Learning

The co-op option gives you a well-rounded education founded both in academic theory and real-world application. By combining your studies with full-time, paid employment in career-related positions, you will be able to apply what you learn in the classroom, gain related, hands-on experience, network with employers, explore career options and learn how to compete confidently in the job market. We offer placement opportunities with a wide range of corporate partners and government agencies.

Career Tracks

  • State-of-the-art manufacturing and production
  • Business
  • Government
  • Systems design/operation/building/maintenance
  • Consulting
  • Transportation
  • Pollution control and prevention
  • Advanced computing and communications
  • Medicine and medical technology
  • Bio-based engineering
  • Research and development
  • Structural design
  • Failure analysis
  • Construction and infrastructure renewal
  • Scheduling and optimization
  • Automotive industry
  • Environmental protection
  • Project, process and systems management
  • Robotics and advanced electronics
  • Power generation and distribution

A First-class Facility

Our new, $112-million Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation (CEI) rivals the technical sophistication of any postsecondary institution in Canada. The CEI was constructed to meet the highest environmental standards and to provide learning opportunities throughout the facility.

Excellent Student Support

The Faculty of Engineering WINONE provides additional counselling, explains the educational requirements of your degree and gives you extra support to help you succeed. Our Undergraduate Student Advisors Program connects you with a select group of senior and intermediate engineering students who can:

  • Assist you in understanding key concepts
  • Advise you on how to handle tests and projects
  • Suggest student clubs and activities

Choose UWindsor

At the University of Windsor, we offer 190 high-quality programs in an international setting. Equally important, you can experience a broad range of opportunities outside the classroom:

  • Explore exchange opportunities with dozens of universities around the world.
  • Enhance your work experience through co-op programs, internships and paid research assistantships.
  • Student-led organizations play a vital role on campus and in the broader community.
  • The diversity of our students—where they are from, what they believe and how they think—will expand your mind.

Admission Requirements

All Engineering streams require a minimum 74% average from the top six high school courses, as well as an average of 74% between MHF4U, SCH4U, and SPH4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended.

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Sep 2019
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