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Civil Engineering H Co-op

Build a bridge to success with our civil engineering program where you’ll get a comprehensive education that opens many job opportunities. UWindsor’s engineering programs have the highest level of accreditations, and our civil engineering program is no exception. Our civil degree is versatile and widely recognized in the industry.

Samples Courses: Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics, Steel and Concrete Design, Materials in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Analysis, Transportation and Traffic Engineering

Career Tracks: Structural engineer, civil engineer, quality assurance supervisor, operations director, transportation engineer

Professional Designation Possible: PEng (Professional Engineer)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, Physics/SPH4U
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 74% (74% in all required science and math courses except Biology/SBI4U)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 85%

* 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

Functional Knowledge

  • Designing, assessing, building, and overseeing the construction of efficient, fit-for-purpose civil projects
  • Understanding foundational topics in construction, geotechnical, structural, municipal, transportation, hydraulic, and water resource engineering
  • 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
  • Paying keen attention to detail and producing error-free work to precise quality standards
  • Writing, preparing, and presenting detailed technical reports, presentations, and resources to engage diverse audiences and communicate work


Number of Graduates (2018)


Employment Rate of Graduates

(OUGS Engineering, 2017)

Stephanie Dalo

"Participating as the student representative on the Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Committee helped me better my communication skills, taught me how to work with others toward a common goal, and improved my time management skills. I was given the opportunity to step out of the technical bubble and consider the bigger picture. Looking back, I feel grateful for working with professors that valued my input and implemented some of my ideas."

Stephanie Dalo
BASc in Civil Engineering

Career Tracks*

  • Assembly maintenance
  • Civil engineer
  • Concrete engineer
  • Consultant
  • Design engineer
  • Environmental specialist
  • Facility manager
  • Financial director
  • GIS modeler
  • Industry trainer
  • Logistician
  • Marketing manager
  • Office manager
  • Operations director
  • Policy analyst
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Quality assurance supervisor
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Structural engineer
  • Structural inspector
  • Teacher
  • Transportation engineer
  • Water resources engineer

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

Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia and research
  • Construction, contracting, and development
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Energy/utilities sector
  • Government
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Logistics and operations
  • Patent/intellectual property law
  • Technical consulting, sales, training

Apply to UWindsor

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.

How to Apply

Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your 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.


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.



Courses of study specific to each program



Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)



Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)