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General Engineering

General Engineering

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Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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General Engineering

Find your engineering focus. All our engineering programs start with the same courses in first year so you can learn more about each field (civil, environmental, electrical, industrial and mechanical). Then choose an area of study for second year. You’ll receive guidance from our world renowned faculty, hands-on learning in a supportive environment and gain the skills needed for a successful career.

Sample Courses: Linear Algebra, Differential Calculus, Engineering Mechanics I, Engineering and the Profession, Engineering and Design

Career Tracks: Students may start their degree in General Engineering, but do not complete their degree in this program. Students must select a discipline before they begin their second year of studies.

Professional Designation Available: 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): 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

Engineering Specializations

All our engineering programs start with the same courses in first-year, then you choose an area of study for second year.

Functional Knowledge

  • Designing and executing original observational and experimental studies
  • Discerning and interpreting patterns, trends, and abnormalities in data sets; working with large amounts of data
  • Intuitively understanding abstract concepts and theoretical approaches to problems
  • Rigorously and methodically analyzing problems using established theoretical frameworks
  • Communicating mathematical arguments and concepts to diverse audiences with clarity and precision
  • Analyzing complex problems and breaking them down into steps/component parts
Hanan Mekawy

"The co-op placements through the University of Windsor helped me see my potential and improved my chances in finding full-time positions after graduation. The classes that helped me the most in achieving my goals were Electronics, Analog Circuit Design, Electromagnetic Waves, Embedded System Design, and many other courses."

Hanan Mekawy
BASc in Electrical Engineering [2014]

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]

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

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

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)