Sandro Gabr is one of 31 working professionals taking advantage of UWindsor's BEng Tech Mechatronics program now offered on weekends.

UWindsorENG launches new weekend mechatronics program  

A new weekend technology program offered by the University of Windsor is helping local companies meet market demands.

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEng Tech) degree, originally designed to create a pathway from college to university, is now available on weekends for working professionals to expand their expertise in mechatronics, industrial automation, robotics, manufacturing and engineering operational functions.

“Companies heard about this and expressed a great deal of interest,” said Dr. Mehrdad Saif, UWindsor’s dean of engineering. “We thought why not do it on weekends for these types of students and put in place more courses around the theme of mechatronics and industrial automation. As an engineering school in Windsor, we have an obligation to meet the needs of the community and industry.”
The program allows skilled trades professionals like Michael Elachkar 40, of Zion Robotics & Controls, to complete a degree while continuing to advance their career.  The father of two, who graduated from St. Clair College with a three-year electronics engineering technology diploma in 1999, said he jumped at the chance to further his education without disrupting his family life and career.

“We have the practical knowledge and the university is bridging the gap between our work experience and the theoretical aspects of the job. It’s making us very well-rounded,” said Elachkar. Read the full story.

Environmental Engineering at UWindsor

A fourth-year UWindsorENG student weighs in on how to become a paid researcher during undergraduate studies

In partnership with Ford Canada, UWindsorENG's Clean Combustion Engine Laboratory (CCEL) is engaging in highly collaborative, ground-breaking research that is at the forefront of combustion engine technology

UWindsorENG professor Dr. Peter Frise discusses the future of autonomous vehicles with CTV Windsor

The University of Windsor launched Canada's first environmental engineering degree program, which continues to lead the way in education and research. Hear from two UWindsor Engineering students who are contributing to sustainable solutions while working towards their degree.

Environmental engineering provides students with boundless opportunities

Christina Ure is completing her Master of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering.

With a foundation in environmental engineering, Christina Ure knows the future is hers to build.

That’s because her degree from the University of Windsor makes her adept in the valuable art of solving problems.

“As an environmental engineer, we do a lot of problem-solving work for some of the world’s biggest issues,” Ure said. “That gives us a really good base for other fields – whether that’s business, law or medicine.”

Environmental engineering focuses on protecting people from adverse environmental effects —such as pollution — while improving environmental quality. Those who become environmental engineers will often work to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control at companies like Stantec, Pepsi, Petro Canada and General Motors. Read the full story.

Around campus

High demand for UWindsor's first-ever programming workshop for girls
Grad student working to improve water quality in india
Student Orientation Week - Sept. X-X
UWindsor clean energy workshops growing in popularity
Competition offers challenge in computational intelligence
Student skills at centre of engineering conference
UWindsor now offering industry certification in mechatronic systems

UWindsor Engineering expertise on display at Research Open House

Student researchers in the Intelligent Manufacturing System (IMS) Centre take part in the UWindsor Engineering Research Open House on March 2, 2018.

UWindsor Engineering showcased its research expertise for more than 40 industry representatives on March 2, 2018.

The Engineering Research Open House offered laboratory demonstrations and tours as well as formal presentations on available government funding and fostering successful partnerships between academics and businesses.

“We are in the business of educating students, preparing them for the professional market," said Majid Ahmadi, associate dean for research and graduate studies. "This event not only showed potential partners what we are capable of, it gave our students a chance to hear from employers about the needs of industry.”

The event engaged faculty members and graduate students in explaining their work to the visitors, which he hopes will lead to additional collaborations with industry. To learn more about research capabilities at UWindsorENG, please visit our research page.

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For more information, contact Katie Mazzuca at or 519-253-3000 ext. 5959.

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