Think forward. Engineer an impact. Make a difference. That is the vision of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Windsor. We strive to engineer an impact through our student graduates; through our faculty’s research and discoveries; and through engagement in our community both locally and globally.
Located in the “Automotive Capital of Canada” across the River from Detroit, Michigan, the University of Windsor is often referred to as “Canada’s Automotive University” and our Faculty of Engineering is a key contributor to our prominence. If you have a passion for any aspect of automotive engineering and want to know more, UWindsor Engineering is definitely for you. We have long-standing relationships with many major automotive companies and suppliers: Chrysler, GM, Ford, Toyota, International Truck and Engine to name a few. But Windsor’s Engineering is far more than just automotive engineering. With over 1200 undergraduate and 500 graduate students, supported and inspired by diverse and talented faculty and staff, UWindsor Engineering through its four accredited academic departments offers a wide array of technical expertise and graduate and undergraduate degree programs: civil and environmental; mechanical, automotive, aerospace, and materials; electrical and computing; and industrial and manufacturing systems.
Our programs include the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Engineering, Integrated B.A.Sc./M.A.Sc., Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Our undergraduate programs can also be combined with Minors in Business Administration or Mathematics. We also have a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (B.Eng.Tech) program designed for students transferring from technical colleges. Aerospace engineering is our newest program and focuses on the key needs of industry as aviation engineering pushes well into the 21st centurey. We are also working together with our colleagues in Business, Science, Law, Arts, Human Kinetics, and others to offer innovative interdisciplinary, double degree, or complementary education to our current and future engineering students. All of this, coupled with our extensive research initiatives, as well as co-op and industrial internship opportunities, means that you - our future students - will experience a high quality and stimulating education that fosters creativity, critical and entrepreneurial thinking, experiential and life-long learning orientation. Students who enter our Faculty are committed to engineering an impact and making a difference; when they graduate, they have the skill, knowledge, and passion to do so.
The University of Windsor recently embarked upon a period of profound renewal and Faculty of Engineering is leading the University in its transformation. We are constructing a state-of-the-art 300,000-square foot, $114- million engineering learning and research hub: the Centre for Engineering Innovation (CEI). The first phase of CEI was completed in July 2011, and the second and final phase is due for completion by September 2012. The CEI will be a catalyst for renewing and growing our Faculty, and promoting engineering innovation and industry cooperation within the Windsor-Essex Region. The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation (WEEDC) has already relocated into the CEI and is working closely with us to forge new economic partnerships in our region. Like many other manufacturing-oriented communities, the Windsor-Essex region is undergoing a dramatic transformation, and UWindsor Engineering will be a key player in creating new opportunities. But, we cannot do it alone, and fortunately we don’t have to. We have committed alumni, industry and corporate partners, donors, and friends in the region, across the country and around the globe that are joining us in our vision of thinking forward, engineering an impact, and making a difference. My sincere thanks go to our current partners and I invite those of you who wish to join us in our exciting journey to contact me.
I invite you to explore our web site for additional information about the Faculty and the latest news. Whether you are a perspective student, an alumnus, past or potential future donor or industrial partner, I would be happy to meet with you to hear about anything that you have in mind, and how we can be partners in a future full of possibilities. Together, let us think forward, engineer an impact, and make a difference.
Dr. Mehrdad Saif, P.Eng.
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering