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How Will You Make a Difference?

Portrait of Dean Mehrdad Saif in front of the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation.

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 and make a difference in society through our student graduates; our faculty’s research and discoveries; and 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 the Faculty of Engineering is a key contributor to our prominence. But UWindsor Engineering offers far more than automotive engineering. With more than 1,700 undergraduate and nearly 2,000 graduate students, supported and inspired by faculty and staff committed to principles of equity, diversity and inclusion; UWindsor Engineering through its three academic departments offers a wide array of technical expertise and accredited graduate and undergraduate degree programs in civil and environmental; mechanical, automotive, aerospace, and materials; electrical and computing; as well as industrial and manufacturing systems engineering.

Our programs include the Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Engineering; Integrated BASc/MASc; Master of Engineering (MEng); Master of Engineering Management (MEM) jointly offered with UWindsor’s Odette School of Business; International Master's in Automotive Engineering, a dual degree program with Politecnico di Torino in Italy; Master of Applied Science (MASc); and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our undergraduate programs can also be combined with Minors in Business Administration or Mathematics. We also have a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) program designed for students transferring from technical colleges. All of this, coupled with our extensive research initiatives, as well as co-op and industrial internship opportunities, means that our 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 proficiency, knowledge and leadership skills to do so.

The Windsor-Essex region has been undergoing a dramatic transformation, and UWindsor Engineering has been and 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 who are joining us in our vision. My sincere thanks go to community friends and partners, and I invite those of you who wish to join us in our exciting journey to contact me.

Please explore our website 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.

Respectfully yours,

Dr. Mehrdad Saif, P.Eng.
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering