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Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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Industrial Engineering H Co-op

Hold the key to efficiency and cost effectiveness by learning to streamline production systems and design flexible manufacturing approaches. Through co-op, internships, and other industry partnerships, our curriculum emphasizes hands-on skills as well as theory. There’s even an option to minor in Business. We teach transferable skills like leadership and we hire experts to teach communication skills.

Sample Courses: Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Thermofluids, Manufacturing Process Design, Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing, Supply Chain Engineering

Career Tracks: Air transportation management specialist, industrial and healthcare facilities manager, operations director, industrial engineer, strategic logistics co-ordinator

Professional Designation Possible: PEng (Professional Engineer)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, Physics/SPH4U
Strongly Recommended: Chemistry/SCH4U
Minimum Average: 74% (74% in all math and sciences courses except Biology/SBI4U)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 81%

* 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

  • Understanding and implementing efficient processes for corporate logistics, warehousing and inventory management, and manufacturing supply chains
  • Understanding and adhering to specific health, safety, and quality control frameworks and regulations
  • Integrating human factors in product design
  • 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


Number of Graduates (2018)


Employment Rate of Graduates

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Engineering, 2017)

Career Tracks*

  • Assembly maintenance
  • Consultant
  • Design engineer
  • Doctor
  • Facility manager
  • Financial director
  • Industrial engineer
  • Industry trainer
  • Lawyer
  • Logistician
  • Marketing manager
  • Materials manager
  • Office manager
  • Operations director
  • Packaging specialist
  • Performance specialist
  • Policy analyst
  • Process engineer
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public affairs officer
  • Quality assurance supervisor
  • Quality engineer
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Simulation analyst
  • Strategic logistics
  • Teacher
  • Technical specialist

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

Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia and research
  • 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)