The University of Western Ontario - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: The University of Western Ontario
Mailing Address: Faculty of Engineering, SEB 2008
The University of Western Ontario
City: London
State: ON
Postal Code: N6A 5B9
Country: Canada
Phone 519-661-3102
Fax: 519-850-2399
Website: http://www.eng.uwo.ca

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Erin Chute
Academic Counsellor
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Western Ontario
SEB 2097
London, ON N6A5B9
Phone: 519-661-2130
Fax: 519-661-3757
jchilder@uwo.ca

Nicole Sansone
Academic Counsellor
SEB 2097
Western University
Faculty of Engineering
London, ON N6A 5B9

Clare Tattersall
Undergraduate Services Manager
Engineering
Western University
SEB 2097
London, ON N6A 5B9
Phone: 519-661-2130
ctatter3@uwo.ca

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Dr. Greg Kopp
Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Engineering
Western University
SEB 2078
London, ON N6H5P5
Phone: 519-661-2111 x 8113
gakopp@uwo

Whitney Barrett
Graduate Coordinator
Engineering
Western University
SEB 2077
London, ON N6H5P5
Phone: 519-661-2111 x 8113
whitney.barrett@uwo.ca

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution:
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: London
This city's population (approx.): 366,151
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 23,500
Total Graduate enrollment: 5,364
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Dentistry, Education, Fine arts, Law, Liberal arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Nursing

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Ontario high school student admission requirements for undergrad programs include:
English (ENG4U)
Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
Chemistry (SCH4U)
Physics (SPH4U)
plus one additional 4U or 4M level course

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Dr. Andrew Hrymak
Dean
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Western Ontario
SEB 2008
London, ON N6A5B9
Phone: 519-661-3102
Fax: 519-850-2399
WEDean@uwo.ca

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:BESc
Master's:M.Eng., MESc with thesis
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Both Dr. Ajay Ray Chemical Engineering
Note: Also offer Green Process Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Both Dr. Ashraf El Damatty Civil/Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Dr. Ken McIsaac Electrical Engineering
Note: Also offer program in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering and Mechatronic Systems Engineering
Mechanical and Materials Engineering Both Dr. A.G. Straatman Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering Both Other Engineering Disciplines
Note: Integrated Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory Civil Engineering INCOLL
Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics Biomedical Engineering INUNIV
Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research Mechanical Engineering INCOLL
Geotechnical Research Centre Civil Engineering INCOLL
Innovation Centre for Information Engineering Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction Civil Engineering OUTUNIV
Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources Chemical Engineering INCOLL
Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes Civil Engineering INCOLL
Particle Technology Research Centre Chemical Engineering INCOLL
WindEEE Research Institute Civil Engineering INCOLL

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.E.Sc). Chemical Engineering
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Green Process Engineering (B.E.Sc.) Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.E.Sc). Civil/Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Mechatronic Systems Engineering (BESc) Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering( B.E.Sc.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.E.Sc.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Software Engineering (B.E.Sc.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Mechanical and Materials Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.E.Sc.) Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering First Year Engineering Engineering (General)
School of Engineering Integrated Engineering (B.E.Sc.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Note: Integrated Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) Civil Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical and Materials Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.E.Sc.) Biomedical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical and Materials Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  1. CBE - Biomaterials and Biochemical Engineering
  2. CBE - Environmental and Green Engineering
  3. CBE - Particle Technologies and Fluidization
  4. CBE - Reaction and Process Systems Engineering
  5. CBE - Macromolecular and Materials Engineering
  6. CBE - Water and Energy
Civil & Environmental Engineering
  1. CEE - Environmental and Water Resources
  2. CEE - Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental
  3. CEE - Structural and Infrastructural
  4. CEE - Wind Engineering and Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. ECE - Applied Electrostatics and Electromagnetics
  2. ECE - Biomedical Systems
  3. ECE - Communication Systems and Data Networking
  4. ECE - Microsystems and Digital Signal Processing
  5. ECE - Power Systems Engineering
  6. ECE - Robotics and Control
  7. ECE - Software Engineering
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  1. MME - Thermofluids
  2. MME - Materials and Solid Mechanics
  3. MME - Automation Technologies and Systems
  4. MME - Mechanical Engineering
  5. MME - Micro and Nano Systems
School of Engineering
  1. Biomedical Engineering - Biomaterials
  2. Biomedical Engineering - Biomechanics
  3. Biomedical Engineering - Imaging
  4. Biomedical Engineering - Robotics

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Engineering Student Council

Local Groups

  • Aero Design
  • Baja SAE
  • EngiQueers
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • IEEE Western Chapter
  • Software Engineering Society
  • Sunstang
  • WEBots
  • WEFIRST
  • Western Engineering Chem Club
  • Western Engineering Concrete Canoe Association
  • Western Engineering Toboggan Team
  • Western Formula SAE
  • Western Society of Civil Engineering
  • Women in Engineering

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Indigenous students
  • Ontario Network for Women in Engineering

Other Student Support Programs

Engineering Undergraduate Services
Student Success Centre
Student Development Centre
Engineering Career Services
Student Health Services
Peer Mentors
Women in Engineering - Big Sister/Little Sister Program
Western Engineering Super Tutors
International Students Buddy Program
Engineering SOPHS

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

The common first year program has a full year design course. Most programs have additional design courses in second and/or third year. Every program culminates in a full year capstone design project in its final year.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Western Engineering currently offers 9 fully accredited programs. Over 120 Engineering students are also taking another degree concurrently, not only in the professional programs listed earlier, but in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities, Science, and Social Science. For instance, they combine their Engineering degree with a Major in Computer Science, or Visual Arts or Economics.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 16 7 1 24
Civil & Environmental Engineering 13 6 1 20
Electrical and Computer Engineering 13 14 3 30
Mechanical and Materials Engineering 11 7 3 21
School of Engineering 0 0 0 0
Totals: 53 34 8 95

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 1 5 6 0.00
Civil & Environmental Engineering 4 11 15 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 2 9 11 0.00
Mechanical and Materials Engineering 2 3 5 0.00
School of Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 9 28 37 0.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 11 14 25 0.00
Civil & Environmental Engineering 7 1 8 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 8 3 11 0.00
Mechanical and Materials Engineering 5 4 9 0.00
School of Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 31 22 53 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
Civil & Environmental Engineering 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
Mechanical and Materials Engineering 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
School of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 49 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 4

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
Civil & Environmental Engineering 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Mechanical and Materials Engineering 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
School of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 27 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 7

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Civil & Environmental Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Mechanical and Materials Engineering 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
School of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Ontario high school student admission requirements for undergrad programs include:
English (ENG4U)
Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
Chemistry (SCH4U)
Physics (SPH4U)
plus one additional 4U level course

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Equivalent courses to Ontario Grade 12U Calculus, Algebra, Chemistry and Physics.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Equivalent courses to Ontario Grade 12U Calculus, Algebra, Chemistry and Physics.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Individuals applying as transfer students to the Faculty of Engineering must have achieved a minimum overall average of 75% in all previous university studies at an accredited degree-granting institution and have experienced no extensive academic difficulty to be considered for admission. A final high school transcript with an acceptable academic average and prerequisite courses may also be considered as part of the admission process.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 8
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 9

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $14,000 $33,000
Room & Board: $11,500 $11,500
Books & Supplies: $2,000 $2,000
Other Expenses:
Estimated avg. course load per term:
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Ontario Student Assistance Program (Government)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 5,341
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,748
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 565
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: n/a
Note: SAT's not required for Canadian applicants

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Reading Range:
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range:

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Chemical Engineering (B.E.Sc). 0 95 68 64 227 4
Civil Engineering (B.E.Sc). 0 95 69 74 238 5
Computer Engineering (B.E.Sc.) 0 46 29 3 78 1
Electrical Engineering( B.E.Sc.) 0 85 59 35 179 2
First Year Engineering 598 0 0 0 598 5
Green Process Engineering (B.E.Sc.) 0 13 14 4 31 0
Integrated Engineering (B.E.Sc.) 0 25 5 1 31 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.E.Sc.) 0 120 115 63 298 6
Mechatronic Systems Engineering (BESc) 0 74 46 30 150 4
Software Engineering (B.E.Sc.) 0 104 48 55 207 4
Totals: 598 657 453 329 2037 32

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.E.Sc).
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.E.Sc).
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering( B.E.Sc.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First Year Engineering
Men 65 0 415 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 480 4
Women 22 0 96 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 118 1
Green Process Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Integrated Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechatronic Systems Engineering (BESc)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Software Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 87 0 511 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 598 5

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.E.Sc).
Men 7 0 56 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 1
Women 2 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
Civil Engineering (B.E.Sc).
Men 8 0 67 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 75 2
Women 2 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
Computer Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 3 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 0
Women 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Electrical Engineering( B.E.Sc.)
Men 16 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 0
Women 3 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
First Year Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Green Process Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Integrated Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 0 1 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 1
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 13 0 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 0
Women 1 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Mechatronic Systems Engineering (BESc)
Men 3 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 0
Women 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Software Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 3 0 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 86 0
Women 2 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Totals: 64 1 593 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 657 4

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.E.Sc).
Men 0 0 42 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 1
Women 5 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
Civil Engineering (B.E.Sc).
Men 2 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 0
Women 2 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Computer Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 2 0 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 1
Women 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering( B.E.Sc.)
Men 11 0 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0
Women 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
First Year Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Green Process Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Women 2 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Integrated Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 8 0 94 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 102 1
Women 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Mechatronic Systems Engineering (BESc)
Men 0 0 40 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 1
Women 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Software Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 4 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0
Women 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Totals: 37 0 416 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 453 4

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.E.Sc).
Men 8 0 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 1
Women 8 0 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 1
Civil Engineering (B.E.Sc).
Men 4 0 47 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 2
Women 2 0 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 1
Computer Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering( B.E.Sc.)
Men 9 1 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 2
Women 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
First Year Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Green Process Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Integrated Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 2 0 55 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57 5
Women 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Mechatronic Systems Engineering (BESc)
Men 3 0 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 3
Women 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Software Engineering (B.E.Sc.)
Men 1 2 43 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 4
Women 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Totals: 40 3 289 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 329 19

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Chemical Engineering (B.E.Sc). 13 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 25 25
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Civil Engineering (B.E.Sc). 2 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70 53 17
Note: Students may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Computer Engineering (B.E.Sc.) 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 2
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Electrical Engineering( B.E.Sc.) 2 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 28 4
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
First Year Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Green Process Engineering (B.E.Sc.) 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 8 4
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Integrated Engineering (B.E.Sc.) 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 2
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Mechanical Engineering (B.E.Sc.) 3 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 54 9
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Mechatronic Systems Engineering (BESc) 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 12 3
Software Engineering (B.E.Sc.) 3 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 36 6
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Totals: 26 271 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 297 225 72

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering (B.E.Sc). 5 8 20 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Civil Engineering (B.E.Sc). 1 1 52 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70
Note: Students may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Computer Engineering (B.E.Sc.) 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Electrical Engineering( B.E.Sc.) 2 0 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
First Year Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Green Process Engineering (B.E.Sc.) 1 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Integrated Engineering (B.E.Sc.) 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Mechanical Engineering (B.E.Sc.) 3 0 51 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Mechatronic Systems Engineering (BESc) 1 0 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
Software Engineering (B.E.Sc.) 3 0 33 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Totals: 16 10 209 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 297

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Engineering and Business
Engineering and Law

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

39

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Chemical Engineering (B.E.Sc). yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Civil Engineering (B.E.Sc). yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Note: Students may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Computer Engineering (B.E.Sc.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Electrical Engineering( B.E.Sc.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
First Year Engineering no Day None
Green Process Engineering (B.E.Sc.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Integrated Engineering (B.E.Sc.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Mechanical Engineering (B.E.Sc.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4
Mechatronic Systems Engineering (BESc) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Software Engineering (B.E.Sc.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Note: Student may opt to do a co-op in which case the program is 5 years, rather than 4

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

To qualify for a Master's of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree, a student must have a bachelor's engineering degree or an equivalent degree from an accredited university in Canada or elsewhere, and must have a minimum 70% average in a four-year honours degree or equivalent from an accredited university (average based on last two years of the degree); Work experience is not mandatory, but applicants with work experience are given special consideration; Two letters of reference (preferably academic); English language proficiency; International students will need to apply at least six months prior to the start date of the desired term

To qualify for a Master's of Engineering Science (MESc) degree, a student must hold a four-year Bachelors Degree and have a minimum 78% average in a four-year honours degree or equivalent from an accredited university (average based on last two years of the degree); Work experience is not mandatory, but applicants with work experience are given special consideration; Two letters of reference (preferably academic); English language proficiency; International students will need to apply at least six months prior to the start date of the desired term

To qualify for a Doctoral degree, a student must hold a Master’s Degree and have a minimum 78% average in a four-year honours degree or equivalent from an accredited university (average based on last two years of the degree); Work experience is not mandatory, but applicants with work experience are given special consideration; Two letters of reference (preferably academic); English language proficiency; International students will need to apply at least six months prior to the start date of the desired term

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

To qualify for a Master's of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree, a student must have a bachelor's engineering degree or an equivalent degree from an accredited university in Canada or elsewhere, and must have a minimum 70% average in a four-year honours degree or equivalent from an accredited university (average based on last two years of the degree); Work experience is not mandatory, but applicants with work experience are given special consideration; Two letters of reference (preferably academic); English language proficiency; International students will need to apply at least six months prior to the start date of the desired term

To qualify for a Master's of Engineering Science (MESc) degree, a student must hold a four-year Bachelors Degree and have a minimum 78% average in a four-year honours degree or equivalent from an accredited university (average based on last two years of the degree); Work experience is not mandatory, but applicants with work experience are given special consideration; Two letters of reference (preferably academic); English language proficiency; International students will need to apply at least six months prior to the start date of the desired term

To qualify for a Doctoral degree, a student must hold a Master’s Degree and have a minimum 78% average in a four-year honours degree or equivalent from an accredited university (average based on last two years of the degree); Work experience is not mandatory, but applicants with work experience are given special consideration; Two letters of reference (preferably academic); English language proficiency; International students will need to apply at least six months prior to the start date of the desired term

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Applicants must have a minimum four year (or equivalent) undergraduate degree to apply to the Master of Engineering (MEng) or Master of Engineering Science (MESc) program.

Applicants must have a MESc degree to apply to the Doctor of Philosophy program (PhD). Direct entry to the PhD program from an undergraduate degree is only considered for exceptional students on a case-by-case basis.

Factors that are considered for admission include the applicant's background, publication record and industrial experience. The general admission average is based on The University of Western Ontario's grade scale that converts various institutional averages. Usually this average is based on full-time courses taken within the last two years of study. The minimum admission grade requirement is a B average.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Applicants must have a minimum four year (or equivalent) undergraduate degree to apply to the Master of Engineering (MEng) or Master of Engineering Science (MESc) program.

Applicants must have a MESc degree to apply to the Doctor of Philosophy program (PhD). Direct entry to the PhD program from an undergraduate degree is only considered for exceptional students on a case-by-case basis.

Factors that are considered for admission include the applicant's background, publication record and industrial experience. The general admission average is based on The University of Western Ontario's grade scale that converts various institutional averages. Usually this average is based on full-time courses taken within the last two years of study. The minimum admission grade requirement is a B average.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Minimum 78% average.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $9,000 $20,000
Room & Board: $12,000 $12,000
Books & Supplies: $2,000 $2,000
Other Expenses: $3,000 $3,000
Estimated avg. course load per term:
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Institution's Own Application Form

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 3,487
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 734
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 318

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (M.E.Sc.)
Men 1 0 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 2
Women 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Chemical Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.)
Men 24 0 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 2
Women 19 0 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 1
Civil Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.)
Men 48 1 28 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 76 6
Women 18 0 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 4
Electrical Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.)
Men 50 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 0
Women 14 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.)
Men 73 1 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 97 4
Women 8 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
Totals: 256 3 172 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 428 21

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 7 0 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 2
Women 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 31 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57 0
Women 20 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 34 0 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 3
Women 5 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 41 2 36 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 77 4
Women 10 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 19 0 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 2
Women 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Totals: 173 2 155 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 328 11

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biomedical Engineering (M.E.Sc.) 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 6 2
Chemical Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) 32 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 27 25
Civil Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) 55 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 60 27
Electrical Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) 53 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 71 57 14
Mechanical Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) 68 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 91 81 10
Totals: 208 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 309 231 78

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering (M.E.Sc.) 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Chemical Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) 17 15 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
Civil Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) 42 13 18 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87
Electrical Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) 43 10 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 71
Mechanical Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) 62 6 19 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 91
Totals: 164 44 67 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 309

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Biomedical Engineering (M.E.Sc.) 8 0 8
Chemical Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) 25 27 52
Civil Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) 16 71 87
Electrical Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) 19 52 71
Mechanical Engineering (M.E.Sc. and M.Eng.) 18 73 91
Totals: 86 223 309

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 2
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 13 11
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 14 3
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 13 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 1
Totals: 21 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 67 49 18

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 2 8 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 1 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 8 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Totals: 17 4 32 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 67

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $144,000 Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $2,512,000 Industry: $289,000 Priv/Non: $627,000
State: $579,000 Local: $13,000 Total Expn.: $4,164,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,368,000 Industry: $230,000 Priv/Non: $298,000
State: $347,000 Local: Total Expn.: $2,243,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $2,300,000 Industry: $585,000 Priv/Non: $133,000
State: $461,000 Local: Total Expn.: $3,479,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,781,000 Industry: $288,000 Priv/Non: $21,000
State: $437,000 Local: Total Expn.: $2,527,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
School of Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,503,000 Industry: $187,000 Priv/Non:
State: $0 Local: Total Expn.: $1,690,000
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $144,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $9,464,000 Industry: $1,579,000 Priv/Non: $1,079,000
State: $1,824,000 Local: $13,000 Total Expn.: $14,103,000

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Geotechnical Research Centre
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Innovation Centre for Information Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Particle Technology Research Centre
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
WindEEE Research Institute
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $144,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $9,464,000 Industry: $1,579,000 Priv/Non: $1,079,000
State: $1,824,000 Local: $13,000 Total Expn.: $14,103,000

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Biomaterials and Biochemical Engineering
Research interests of this group focus on bio-separation, bio-remediation, bio-pharmaceuticals, bio-polymers, bio-sensors, bio-reactor design, tissue engineering, materials for biomedical applications, and drug delivery.

Environmental and Green Engineering
Research in this area focuses on the development of physical, chemical, and biological processes that control, reduce, and prevent pollution in the environment (air, water and soil).

Macromolecular and Materials Engineering
Research in this area focuses on the production, manipulation, characterization and application of advanced materials. Fundamental research is carried out in controlling polymer and nanostructures using various synthesis and advanced characterization techniques.

Particle Technologies and Fluidization
Particle preparation, handling and processing play a major role in a variety of industries, including: chemicals; food; coal combustion plants; pharmaceuticals; mining and mineral processing; oil; and petrochemicals. Fundamental and applied research is conducted in fluidization, industrial crystallization, coating, drying, and high shear granulation.

Reaction and Process Systems Engineering
Research in this area focuses on the development of new catalytic materials and innovative reactor design and optimal control for multiphase and multifunctional reactors.

Water and Energy
Some of the research projects in this field of specialization include high-rate wastewater treatment technologies, biosolids & odor, combined sewer overflow treatment, water reuse, and microbiology and ecotoxicity.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Environmental and Water Resources
Research includes: soil and ground water contamination; electrokinetic dewatering; coupled liquid, vapor and heat transfer in soils; industrial and mining waste recycling; landfill leachate treatment; biological treatment of wastewater; interaction of aggressive chemicals with liners; neural nets and fuzzy sets for water resources management; water resources system modeling; and hydropower optimization.

Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental
Research includes: tunneling and underground structures; dynamics of soils and foundations; design, analysis and construction of piles; machine foundation; unsaturated soil behaviour; waste geotechnics; well bore stability; landslides prevention and mitigation; strengthening of offshore foundation; safety assessment of dams and slopes; and design of buried concrete pipes.

Structural and Infrastructural
Research includes: effect of extreme wind events on structures; structural safety and code calibration, structural control; seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of structures; concrete technology; application of composite and smart materials; pipe lines analysis and design; bridge assessment and rehabilitation; modular steel structures; fracture mechanics; and risk and reliability.

Wind Engineering and Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Research includes: behaviour of tall buildings and long span bridges in wind; damping of structures; wind loading on low-rise buildings; modelling and testing of structures under tornadoes and downbursts; design of cladding against wind-driven rain; performance of full-scale structures; computational fluid dynamics; and bluff body aerodynamics.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Applied Electrostatics and Electromagnetics
Research in the Applied Electrostatics Research area specializes in the application of electrostatics to interdisciplinary problems. Researchers also focus on radio-wave propagation, radars, electromagnetic interference and stochastic electromagnetics.

Biomedical Systems
Research in this area focuses on modeling of biomedical systems through the development of software systems, computer hardware and specialized devices.

Communication Systems and Data Networking
Research in this area focuses on information engineering to develop new communications and data networking technologies.

Microsystems and Digital Signal Processing
Researchers in this area have expertise in high-speed and low-power VLSI circuits; analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits; cryptographic hardware and computer arithmetic; industrial applications of FPGA; speech and audio signal processing; and photonic crystal integrated micro and nano sensors.

Power Systems Engineering
Research in this area focuses on power electronic (ac-dc) conditioning technologies, control systems and protection and automation technologies.

Robotics and Control
Researchers focus on the design, control and application of advanced robotic systems; the use of smart materials and intelligent control techniques for the design and control of human-friendly robot manipulators; applications of modern control strategies in welding processes; and design and applications of mobile robotic systems, including underwater robots.

Software Engineering
Research in this area includes software evolution; service-oriented architecture; cloud computing, security; e-learning technologies; software estimation; predictive models; and human aspects of software engineering.

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
Research in this area includes specializations in biomechanics, musculoskeletal, and design and manufacturing.

Automation Technologies and Systems
Research in this area includes mechatronic systems, dynamics and control, robotics, sensors and actuators, real time control, micromechanics and geometric computing.

Materials and Solid Mechanics
Research in this area includes microstructure and properties of metals, polymers, composite materials, nanomaterials, and fuel cells.

Thermofluids
Research in this area includes two-phase flows, convective heat transfer, alternative energy systems, porous medium, combustion, biological and environmental flows, and micro-systems.

Engineering in Medicine
This program combines expertise from the Departments of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical & Materials Engineering. Engineering in Medicine offers students the opportunity to understand the role of engineers in modern medicine, explore innovative technologies that impact medical advancement and recognize opportunities for product development.

School of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Biomaterials
Research in this area focuses on the design, creation, and modification of new and existing biocompatible materials for medical devices, such as heart valves, vascular prostheses and artificial skin/occlusive wound dressing, the properties of soft tissue in relation to the cardiovascular system, and dental materials.

Biomechanical
Research in this area focuses on the development of new implant systems for all joins, intra-operative measurement systems, the development of in-vitro devices to simulate joint function in the laboratory, and knee, elbow, and shoulder implant wear testing.

Imaging
Research in this area focuses on the development of new imaging systems, such as computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, digital radiography, magnetic resonance imagine and spectroscopy (MRI & MRS), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and tomographic radioisotope imaging.

Robotics
This is a relatively new and very exciting area of biomedical engineering focusing on the development of robotic and other mechatronic systems and devices for applications in surgery and therapy.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory

Western’s Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory is recognized as the leading facility of this type in the world. Its wind engineering research is focused on problems where wind action plays a major role, and includes structures, dispersion of pollutants, applied meteorology, and industrial aerodynamics. The facility has an annual budget of $3M, and studies of real engineering structures have included the world’s tallest buildings, long-span bridges, cranes, and more. Faculty members associated with this group have won many national and international awards, and have been the definitive influence on the development and practice of wind engineering throughout the world.

Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics

CSTAR provides researchers with an environment and culture where innovation occurs. Strategic partnerships and collaboration are the norm, and successful product development is the result.

Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research

The Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research is a joint venture between Western University and the Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) in Pfinztal, Germany. The FPC @ Western develops, tests, validates and characterizes new lightweight materials and advanced manufacturing processes at industrial scale. By combining Fraunhofer's latest global technologies and Western's strengths in materials engineering, the FPC @ Western proactively addresses the needs of its industry partners.

Geotechnical Research Centre

The main purpose of GRC is to conduct geotechnical and related interdisciplinary research with emphasis on interfacing with industry. The faculty members forming the GRC, together with ten associate and adjunct faculty members, are investigating a range of challenging geotechnical and geoenvironmental problems.

Innovation Centre for Information Engineering

Western University is internationally recognized as a leading Universitiy in the field of information engineering research and training. Our expertise comes from a strong interdisciplinary team of more than 20 researchers from several faculties, including Engineering, Science, Social Science and members from international institutions. We offer a number of high quality graduate programs with specialization in wireless communications, modern data analysis and processing, software engineering and cybersecurity. The center conducts high quality research in the field of information engineering and its emerging applications to various aspect of modern society, such as internet of things, health care, smart cities, sustainable development, energy and many others. We are actively engaged in industrial projects with significant Canadian and international partners. Being a part of an education institution we provide high quality unique graduate programs spanning areas of the Center's expertise.

Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

ICLR is a world-class centre for multi-disciplinary disaster prevention research and communications. Institute staff and researchers are international leaders in wind and seismic engineering, atmospheric science, risk perception, hydrology, economics, geography, health sciences, public policy and a number of other disciplines.

Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources

ICFAR is a leader in the development of technologies and processes for the production of chemicals and fuels from alternative resources, with an emphasis in green engineering and environmental sustainability. The goal is to quickly move research from the lab benches to large demonstration projects at ICFAR, paving the way for Ontario bio-fuel and chemical innovations to get to the global marketplace.

Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes

The Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes is a multi-million dollar state of the art research facility built to examine all aspects of house construction by performing novel experiments on extreme wind effects, moisture penetration, energy efficiency and mould growth.

The ultimate aim of our research is to improve construction techniques to make our communities more resilient to natural hazards and more energy efficient in the coming decades.

The Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes brings, for the first time anywhere, the application of realistically simulated time and spatially varying wind loads to full-scale houses and light-frame structures including sheet steel buildings, in a controlled manner, up to failure. This allows an assessment of the integrity of the overall structure of the building, the pathways by which the load is transmitted through the structure to the ground and the performance of individual building components as part of the whole construction. Information on human error during the construction process is collected and its impact on the potential damage and failure is analyzed.

The facility can be used to assess the factors influencing the ingress of moisture due to wind-driven rain and the development of harmful mould growth under realistic environmental conditions. Simulated snow loading can be investigated as well.

Particle Technology Research Centre

PTRC is dedicated to the advancement of research, innovation, and technological development in the particle technology area and aims to establish and enhance research collaboration with other university research groups, research institutions and industry.

WindEEE Research Institute

The Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment (WindEEE) Dome is the world’s first hexagonal wind tunnel. Its large scale structure (25 meters diameter for the inner dome and 40 meters diameter for the outer return dome) will allow for wind simulations over extended areas and complex terrain. In a nutshell WindEEE will, for the first time, allow for the manipulation of inflow and boundary conditions to reproduce, at large scales and under controlled conditions, the dynamics of real wind systems.






Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Biomedical Engineering, Technology in Health and Medicine
  • Innovative Materials and Biomaterials
  • Sustainability, Environment, Resiliency and Adaptive Systems
  • Ubiquitous information and communication

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no dual degree program at the graduate level.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
School of Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 0 0 0 0 0