Engineering Your Way to an Exciting Career

Posted on Monday, November 9th, 2020

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Study Engineering at U of G!

Design. Create. Solve.

Apply to our Bachelor of Engineering program and get ready to flex those problem-solving muscles in a big way!

Want your engineering credentials to stand out to potential employers? U of G’s engineering curriculum combines engineering principles with practical, multi-disciplinary design courses that will give you hands-on experience to take you beyond the classroom. The design courses within this program will help you build on the fundamentals of engineering while you also develop your teamwork and presentation skills. Wondering what this might look like? Take a look at some of the photos from the last Design Day, held in 2019.

So, what options do we offer within the Bachelor of Engineering? Check them out!

Biological Engineering

Combine engineering principles with life sciences to design creative solutions for biological systems. Explore biological engineering with our interdisciplinary curriculum, including areas such as pharmaceutical and food manufacturing, bioinstrumentation, and biosensing and production of sustainable, bio-based materials.

Biomedical Engineering

The growing field of Biomedical Engineering fuses engineering design and problem solving to improve human health.  Study anatomy, physiology and human kinetics, and courses in electronics, mechanics and computer science.  Areas of focus include bioinstrumentation; cellular, tissue and genetic engineering; biomaterials; and pharmaceuticals.

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering fuses computer science with electrical engineering to develop systems and solutions for the technological industry.  Areas of focus include artificial intelligence and robotics, software engineering, microsystems design and integration, wireless communications, and more.

Engineering Systems and Computing

Engineering Systems and Computing is the only program of its kind in Canada that focuses on designing integrated computer-based engineering systems. You’ll benefit from a mix of courses that cover software development, computer hardware design, mechanics and energy transfer, signal processing and optimization control.  Areas of focus include digital systems design, operating systems, signal processing, microcomputer interfacing, and more.

Environmental Engineering

Combine engineering and science principles as you design treatment processes and systems to identify, prevent and clean up pollution of our land, water and air. Gain globally-recognized skills and background to work in municipal, provincial and federal governments both locally and internationally, and in consulting, industry and research.  Choose to focus on air pollution control, soil mechanics, watershed system design, or water and wastewater treatment design.

Mechanical Engineering

Explore the design, manufacturing and maintenance of systems in mechanical engineering. Specialize in renewable and sustainable energy, mechatronics, biomechanics and prosthetic, and manufacturing; or choose electives which broaden your general mechanical engineering knowledge base.

Water Resources Engineering

The demand on Water Resources Engineers to develop solutions that are environmentally sustainable and economically viable have never been greater.  This major combines elements of civil engineering, environmental engineering, agriculture, planning and geography in a unique combination ideally suited to address society's concerns and needs surrounding water.  Areas of focus include water conservation, river restoration, storm water management, and meteorology and geology.


Co-op and Experiential Learning

With experiential learning being part of the U of  G’s core mandate, you can bet that every major within the Bachelor of Engineering is also offered with co-op! Check out some of the exciting positions our engineering students have worked at during their co-op terms.

If co-op is something you’d like to consider, we strongly encourage you to select this option when you submit your application through, as it can be a bit trickier if you apply to co-op during your first year of study.

What do our current students have to say?

If you’ve had the chance to explore the current University of Guelph viewbook, you may be familiar with Ahmed El Maghawry, an environmental engineering co-op student and varsity athlete at U of G. While he admits being a university student during this pandemic has its challenges, he’s also been quick to point out some of the positives of the current online structure of many courses.

“Because the majority of our lectures are recorded, they’re much easier to review and get caught up if I miss anything. I also feel like most professors are trying their best to connect with us; they are trying to encourage participation in lectures and are always willing to help, which means so much right now. Some professors stay with us after lecture time has ended to solve problems or answer our questions and they’re definitely responding to emails even faster than usual.”

Ahmed is a Bachelor of Engineering student and varsity swimmer at U of G.

Ready to apply or want to learn more?

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