Study Engineering at University of Windsor
The University of Windsor is a public research university in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It is Canada's southernmost university, founded in the year 1963. The University has a total of nine faculties, namely, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Engineering, Odette School of Business, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the Faculty of Human Kinetics, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Nursing, and the Faculty of Science. The University also has 40 research centres and collaborations worth $23,062,769 in Research Funding and 505 issued Funding Awards.
The University of Windsor allocates over $10,000,000 to scholarships, bursaries and awards to students annually. Many of the scholarships, bursaries and awards are funded by the contributions made by very generous donors including alumni, faculty and staff, organizations and the community as a whole.
Location and Campus Life
Located in Canada's traditional "automotive capital" across the border from Detroit, the campus is near the United States and its busy port of entry to and from the United States. It is framed by the Ambassador Bridge to the west and the Detroit River to the north. The campus covers 51 hectares (130 acres) (contiguous), surrounded by a residential neighbourhood and is approximately a 10-minute drive from downtown Windsor as well as downtown Detroit.
The Leddy Library is the main campus library in the University of Windsor. It is named in the honour of John Francis Leddy, former president of the University of Windsor. The Paul Martin Law Library serves the Faculty of Law. The University of Windsor has over 2,800 parking spaces on campus. Access to these lots is controlled by parking permits, meters and gates during enforcement hours (Every day from 7 am to 11 pm).
The nearest airports to the university are Toronto Pearson International Airport and Vancouver International Airport. The Windsor International Airport has domestic flights from Windsor, Canada and is located 14km from the centre of the university.
The university houses students in four residence halls on campus: Alumni Hall meant for Beyond First Year and First Year students; Cartier Hall houses First Year undergraduate students; Laurier Hall for Beyond First Year students; MacDonald Hall is meant for Firs-Year undergraduate students.
Jobs and Placements
The university provides support services assisting students to enhance their employability. Job-seekers can get in touch with the career development cell and take the help of their services related to career planning, job search strategies, resume writing, interview preparation, and labour market information. The cell also invites employers to look for potential recruits in the university.
The top recruiters of the university include Litens Automotive, Magna International, Ground Effects, FCA CorpUniversity of Windsor, Cypher Systems Group Inc., Magna Automotive. The most popular job profiles among the university alumni are reported to be Software Developer, Mechanical Engineer, Financial Controller, Project Engineer, HR (Generalist, Manager, Coordinator).
Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers separate degree programs in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Both programs are similar in many respects but each has its own unique strengths.
1. Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering is an ideal choice if you’re interested in structures, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, and geotechnical engineering. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers MASc (Thesis Option, Major Paper Option), MEng and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering. The MASc degree is a research-based program of 2 years in which students need to complete four graduate-level courses and a thesis. They will also need an advisor and have to conduct research under the advisor’s supervision.
The MEng Degree may be awarded upon the successful completion of a total of eight courses (MEng has no research component/thesis/work with a faculty supervisor). Of these eight courses, there are five courses which must be from the student's department (major; civil) and the following three required courses: Engineering Technical Communications, Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Project Management (to be taken in the first or second semester of the program). The Co-op program is optional, and students must apply for admission in their first study term. No funding or scholarships are available. An applicant for admission to graduate studies leading to a PhD degree in Civil engineering must normally be a graduate of a recognized university with a master's degree in applied science (MASc) or the equivalent. Research Areas include:
- Structural Engineering
- Earthquake Engineering
- Steel, Concrete and Composite Properties
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Water and Wastewater Treatment
- Environmental Biotechnology
- Air Pollution
- Life Cycle Analysis
- Renewable Energy Technologies
- Water Resources and Infrastructure
- Climate Change Impact and Adaptation
- Intelligent Transportation Systems
2. Environmental Engineering
The first environmental engineering degree program in Canada was offered by the University of Windsor. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering under the University of Windsor offers MASc, MEng and PhD degrees in Environmental engineering. The MASc is a research-based program of 2 years in which you complete four graduate-level courses and a thesis. Students will need an advisor who will supervise their research. Scholarships and graduate assistantships are available upon application. The MEng Degree may be awarded upon the successful completion of a total of eight courses (MEng has no research component/thesis/work with a faculty supervisor). Of these eight courses, there are five courses which must be from the student's department (major; environmental), and three required courses: Engineering Technical Communications, Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Project Management (to be taken in the first or second semester of the program). The Co-op program is optional, and students must apply for admission in their first study term. No funding or scholarships are available.
The department also offers an Integrated BASc- MASc degree. An applicant for admission to graduate studies leading to a PhD degree in Environmental engineering must normally be a graduate of a recognized university with a master's degree in applied science (MASc) or the equivalent. The major areas of specialisation include:
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a diverse range of exciting opportunities in high-tech industries designing communications systems, computer technologies, electrical power grids, biomedical devices, circuits, electric motors, electronic sensors and many more of the technologies and applications which are important in today’s society.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers MASc, MEng and PhD degrees. The MASc is a research-based program of 2 years in which you complete four graduate-level courses and a thesis. Students will need an advisor and will have to conduct research under the advisor’s supervision. Scholarships and graduate assistantships are available through the application.
An MEng Degree may be awarded upon the successful completion of a total of eight courses (MEng has no research component/thesis/work with a faculty supervisor). Of these eight courses: four courses must be from the student's department (major; electrical and computer) and the following four courses are to be taken in the first or second semester of the program: Computational Methods and Modeling for Engineering Applications; Engineering Technical Communications; Engineering Mathematics; and Engineering Project Management. An applicant for admission to graduate studies leading to a PhD degree in Electrical engineering must be a graduate of a recognized university with a master's degree in applied science (MASc) or the equivalent. The department also offers an Integrated BASc- MASc degree.
Mechanical, Automotive & Materials Engineering
The Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering under the University of Windsor provides International M.A.Sc. in Automotive Engineering/Laurea Magistrale in Automotive Engineering. It is a dual degree program provided by the department with Politecnico di Torino, Italy. The students accepted into this program will start with one year of graduate study in Windsor taking courses and working on a research thesis defined and supported by FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) of North America.
To complete the master’s degree, students will then have to travel to the Politecnico di Torino and undertake an additional year of study and their thesis research with the support of Fiat again. The medium of instruction for the entire programme is English. The program starts in September and usually spans over two years. In addition to that, while earning a Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree from the University of Windsor and a Laurea Magistrale degree from the Politecnico di Torino, the students will have the opportunity to receive solid professional training and practical experience needed to work in a competitive global workspace and in a large multinational automotive company. The key areas of study include:
- Vehicle Engineering
- Powertrain Engineering
- Manufacturing and Management
- Virtual product and Process Engineering
2. Mechanical and Material Engineering
Mechanical Engineering includes two broad areas of study: thermofluids (involving heat and power) and solid mechanics (involving designing mechanical parts, determining the forces on those parts during operation, and analyzing their performance as part of larger machines and systems).
The department under the University of Windsor offers MASc, MENG in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (Automotive Option) and the PhD degree in Engineering Materials. The MASc is a research-based program of 2 years in which you complete four graduate-level courses and a thesis. Students will have to conduct research under their advisor’s supervision. Scholarships and graduate assistantships are available through the application. An MEng Degree may be awarded upon the successful completion of a total of eight courses (MEng has no research component/thesis/work with a faculty supervisor). Of these eight courses, four courses must be from the student's department (major; mechanical) and the following four required courses to be taken in the first or second semester of the program: Computational Methods and Modeling for Engineering Applications; Engineering Technical Communications; Engineering Mathematics; and Engineering Project Management.
An applicant for admission to a course of graduate studies leading to a PhD degree in engineering must normally be a graduate of a recognized university with a research-based master's degree in engineering or applied science. An emphasis on fundamental scientific research and strong research collaborations with industry characterize university’s programs. The Areas of Specialization include:
- Machine Dynamics and Design
- Metal Forming
- Noise and Vibration (NVH)
In addition to these programs, the department also offers MEng and MASc in Engineering Materials and Industrial Engineering and an Integrated BASc and MASc.
The School of Computer Science provides a thesis-based Master of Science in Computer Science. This program endows students with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue doctoral studies or a professional career in the rapidly changing computing and technology fields. This is done through course work in the specialized areas of computing technology, applications, and theory, by encouraging participation in research-oriented seminars, and by requiring students to submit an original research thesis.
Students pursuing the thesis-based Master of Science in Computer Science program may optionally elect Co-operative education to seek employment.
Tuition scholarships, NSERC, OGS, OGSST, in addition to numerous internal and external scholarships, teaching and research assistantships are available in the department. The research areas include:
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Web
- Bioinformatics and Computational Intelligence
- Data Security/Privacy and Cybersecurity
- Databases and Data Mining
- Big Data Analysis
- Health Informatics
- High Performance and Grid Computing
- Software and Web Engineering
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Vision and Pattern Recognition
1. Chemistry and Biochemistry
The department offers comprehensive programs of study in:
- Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Health and Biomedical Sciences at the Undergraduate level
- Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Graduate level.
The research areas include synthetic inorganic and organic chemistry, materials science, surface science, solid-state chemistry and medical biochemistry.
2. Earth and Environmental Sciences
The comprehensive, B.Sc. [Environmental Science] and B.E.S.[Environmental Studies] degrees provide an extensive background in all the aspects of environmental science/studies with flexibility in upper years to allow students to prepare for a wide range of careers.
The School of the Environment offers programs at the Graduate level (M.Sc. and PhD) which are supported by a wide variety of high-quality research facilities.
3. Forensic Science
The University of Windsor offers two degrees in Forensic Sciences keeping up with the vast diversity of the Forensic fields :
Honours Bachelor of Forensic Science- Courses currently having concentrations in Life sciences, Biology, Chemistry and Information technology.
Combined B.A. Honours in Forensics - This degree can be pursued along with a second major program in any of the arts and social sciences subjects such as Criminology, Psychology, Sociology, English, French, Sociology, etc.
4. Mathematics and Statistics
The department offers numerous courses in pure mathematics, applied mathematics (engineering and business), industrial mathematics (operational research), statistics, actuarial science, and numerical analysis. The department offers a wide range of graduate programmes which are given as follows:
M.Sc. and PhD in Mathematics - The M.Sc. is designed as a two-year Graduate course and offers algebra, real analysis, complex analysis, numerical analysis, linear and nonlinear functional analysis, algebraic topology, combinatorics, differential geometry, ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, probability, statistics, mathematical finance.
M.Sc. and PhD in Statistics - The M.Sc is a 2-year program. The programme puts emphasis on carrying out Theoretical research and methodological research for substantive areas of application. The topics of study include probability, stochastic processes, queueing theory, multivariate analysis, symmetric functions in statistics, finite sampling, capture-recapture models, majorization and optimal designs, biostatistics, discrete data analysis, outliers, estimating equations, bioassay and robust statistics. The department also offers Professional (M.Act.Sc.) in Actuarial Science.
The B.Sc. Honours Physics degree program comes in two streams:
- General Physics
- Medical Physics
Both may be done with or without the co-op option and with or without thesis.
Master of Science degree program. There are three paths to earning a Master of Science degree:
- Thesis Option
- Major-paper Option
- Course-work only Option
MSc students opt for the PhD program in the university or at other universities or get employed in the education, industrial and non-profit sectors. Students in the research-based graduate programs work with internationally-renowned groups in the areas of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Physics, Materials Science, and Biomedical Physics.
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