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Environmental Engineering H Co-op

Ours was the first environmental engineering degree program in Canada and we’ve been leading the way ever since. In this comprehensive program, you’ll get exposure to all aspects of the field — air, water, solid waste, sustainability, and more. UWindsor is home to the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, giving students the opportunity for collaboration between science and engineering. We have a low faculty-to-student ratio and the resources to set you up for success.

Sample Courses: Engineering Mechanics, Materials Recovery/Waste Management, Sustainability in Engineering, Environmental Chemical Analysis, Environmental Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering, Air Pollution Control

Career Tracks: Energy resources manager, water resources engineer, environmental geologist, environmental conservation specialist, research and development director

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 math and science courses except Biology/SBI4U)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 82%

* 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 processes and systems to remove contaminants before they are released into the environment
  • Understanding contemporary best practices and long-term industry goals for sustainable, environmentally conscious technologies and processes
  • 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
  • Designing professional-quality products and processes, considering technical, environmental, ethical, and commercial considerations


Employment Rate of Graduates

(OUGS Engineering, 2017)

Dylan Verburg

"I chose engineering because I wanted to make a change in the world. The foundation of knowledge and engineering mindset I gained during my time at the University of Windsor has definitely done that for me. Be it my bioremediation research work in Northern Delhi, opportunities within the campus entrepreneurial community to develop my own business or simply participating in intramural sports leagues, there has been no shortage of opportunities for development and professional growth in the University of Windsor campus."

Dylan Verburg
BASc (Honours) in Environmental Engineering [2016]

Career Tracks*

  • Biological engineer
  • Design engineer
  • EHS manager
  • Energy resources manager
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental geologist
  • GIS modeler
  • Industry trainer
  • Marketing manager
  • Operations director
  • Policy analyst
  • Project manager
  • Quality assurance supervisor
  • Research and development
  • Water resources engineer

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

Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia and research
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Energy/utilities sector
  • Environmental advocacy, conservation, consulting
  • Government
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Patent/intellectual property law
  • Technical consulting, sales, training
  • Telecommunications

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

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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)