There are courses that are required components of our accredited programs in the Faculty of Engineering. As such, it is expected that students will take that course unless they have previously taken a university level course in that subject area that is considered to be equivalent. Your degree requires the completion of a defined group of courses for which we attest to the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board that we have delivered to you and for which you have demonstrated satisfactory proficiency. Until those conditions are met, we do not award the degree.
We often get college graduates requesting to transfer into our Engineering programs. Please book an appointment with the Dean of Student Affairs to review your situation. Bring along transcripts and descriptions of the courses you attended, so the dean can make a decision as to what credit may be granted to you towards your University of Windsor Engineering degree.
Formal articulation agreements, which are described below, are in place with Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology.
- All Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology
General Arts and Science Diploma: Graduates of the two-year Arts and Science diploma programs may receive transfer credit for up to ten courses. Transfer credit is awarded for approved courses with a minimum grade of B.
- St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology
Chemical Engineering Technology Program: A student may enter a Bachelor of Science program after completing the three-year Diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology. Depending upon the selected level and area of study, the student may receive the equivalent of seventeen semester course credits from Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automotive Product Design Program: Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automotive Product Design program in the year 2001 or later, with a cumulative G.P.A. of B or better, with B grades in the fifteen core diploma program subjects, and with no grades below C on their College record, will be granted advanced standing in fifteen-seventeen semester courses towards the Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering (Automotive Engineering Option) degree.
Civil Engineering Technology Program: Students who have completed the three-year Diploma Program at St. Clair College with a cumulative average grade of B or better may receive credit for up to thirteen specified semester courses provided they have passed the respective college courses with a grade of B or better. See the Department for a list of courses.
- Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology
Chemical Engineering Technology Program: A student may enter a Bachelor of Science program after completing the three-year Diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology. Depending upon the selected level and area of study, the student may receive the equivalent of seventeen courses from Chemistry and Biochemistry. For more information, please check the Articulations and Exchanges page.
- From a Different Program at the University of Windsor
To transfer into Engineering, you would apply to our University’s Registrar’s Office using the Returning Student/Change of Program form available through SIS. The Registrar’s Office will see if you meet the basic requirements of students entering engineering (all the required courses from high school). For example, you would need to have chemistry-for-university from high school, or be able to demonstrate you have since received the equivalent of it. There are slight variations of such requirements among universities across Canada, but by and large, the requirements are similar. Please consult the student handbook and calendar for more course information.
- Transferring to A Different Program in Engineering
Even though you have declared your major, first year is general. This means that regardless of what program you take in second year, all first-year engineering students attend the same courses during your first year. So long as you are in good standing, it is quite easy to currently change into another discipline.
To transfer from one Engineering major to another, you have two options:
1. Send the secretary to the associate dean academic, firstname.lastname@example.org, an email stating your request to change your major.
2. Use the Returning Student/Change of Program form, which you can access through SIS.
Bachelor of Engineering Technology
Engineering technology is a field of study that focuses on the applications of engineering and modern technology in areas such as product improvement, manufacturing, construction, and engineering operational functions.
The program is developed especially for those who hold one of the following:
- A three-year technology diploma from a Canadian college (or an equivalent overseas Institution)
- An engineering degree from an accredited Canadian university (or an equivalent overseas institution)
- A four-year university degree in a scientific or technical subject from a Canadian University (or an equivalent overseas institution)
For more information, please visit www.uwindsor.ca/studentrecruitment/359/engineering-technology.