Bachelor of Engineering 2023 Brochure

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Bachelor of Engineering

A message from Director John Runciman

Welcome to Engineering at Guelph! We are a highly ranked, mid-sized Canadian engineering school with a long history of innovation and graduate success. Located on the boundary of Toronto’s high-tech industrial zone and the rural environments of Southern Ontario, we draw students from across Canada and beyond into our interdisciplinary, design-focused structure.

Director, School of Engineering University of Guelph

Engineering at Guelph is different from the programs offered through other institutions. We are built on a common, design-focused spine, that runs through all of our programs, from the first semester of first year, to the last semester of your final year. At Guelph engineering you will be able to work with engineering students from other programs, and just like in the “real world,” optimize the team you build to tackle design problems. Innovative solutions require innovative ideas, and what better way to develop the best ideas but through combining your talents with students who compliment your own skills, rather than echo them? We have spent decades honing this approach to learning how to excel at being an engineer. Every year we graduate hundreds of engineers into outstanding jobs across a range of diverse engineering fields.

Come to Guelph, experience our beautiful campus, eat the great food, immerse yourself in an innovative engineering program while being supported through our tight-knit student community, perhaps join a club to build a racecar, or apply your engineering talents to a needed project in an under supported global region. There is so much to offer, your biggest challenge will be where to start.

Start your B.Eng. degree as a Gryphon! Check out some U of G merch in the Bookstore Participate in O-week! Design I: Tackle your first design challenge!

Bachelor of Engineering

Improve sustainability through innovation

Since 1874, engineering at the University of Guelph has focused on improving life for humans, animals, and plants through innovative engineering techniques. All of our engineering majors are developed with design engineering as a foundation; design is fundamental to all U of G Engineering disciplines.

As a student, your hands-on design projects will have you transform the theoretical into reality. Those hands-on design projects begin in your first year. Every year, you’ll work alongside students from other engineering disciplines on a different design project, leading to your final capstone design course in your final year.

As an engineering student at U of G, you have seven majors to choose from, each offered in co-op. You have the opportunity to take elective courses outside of engineering, such as arts, social sciences and business. You can also pursue a minor after 2nd year, and expand your knowledge outside of engineering!

Biological Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Computer Engineering

Systems and Computing

Environmental Engineering

Water Resources Engineering


U of G Engineering Core Foundation

ENGINEERING 1 Attend an EngSoc Event Gryphon Wing: Pledge of excellence in the SOE Nominate and vote for the new EngSoc executive Touch base with a Program Counsellor Interdisciplinary Foundational Base (8 courses taken in first year by all Engineering majors) Courses that differentiate you by major in first year • Engineering & Design I • General Chemistry I • Calculus I • Calculus II • Engineering Analysis • Physics with Applications • Engineering Mechanics I • Introductory Electricity and Magnetism • Introduction to Programming • General Chemistry II • Introductory Programming for Engineers • Object Oriented Programming for Engineers • Introduction to Programming • 1 Elective
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Experience unparalleled collaboration that prepares you for your career as an engineer! At the U of G, you’ll work in mixed-major teams with your peers from other

testing the limits of creative design.

First-year Design: Vehicle Design Challenge

Second-year Design: 3D-Printed Kinder Egg Toy

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Third-year Design: Creative Solution Project


Fourth-year Design: Final Capstone Design Project


Major-specific Design Courses


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UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH2 Connect with an Engineering Peer Helper Choose electives to customize your degree Declare your major (undeclared students)


• All seven engineering majors have Regular and Co-op Stream options.

• Co-op work terms begin in the summer of your second year and give you paid work experience; you will complete one 4-month work term and two 8-month work terms, for a total of 20 months of work experience! The 8-month work terms are a hit among employers - there’s so much more opportunity for breadth of learning and contribution to the company.

• Co-op work terms are not restricted to local companies. Work internationally in Australia or Europe, for example!

• If co-op is something that interests you, be sure to apply directly for your major of choice with co-op for your best chances of securing a placement. (Students who apply for the Undeclared entry do not have the co-op option and can only apply after their first year, however spaces are extremely limited).

ENGINEERING 3 Design II: 3D-Printed Kinder Egg Toy Reverse engineer a device Watch a U of G sporting event! GO GRYPHONS! G First co-op work term (co-op stream)
Regular Stream Co-op Stream Year 1 2 3 4 Fall Semester 1 Semester 3 Semester 5 Semester 7 Winter Semester 2 Semester 4 Semester 6 Semester 8 Summer Off Off Off Graduate! Year 1 2 3 4 Fall Semester 1 Semester 3 Semester 5 Semester 6 Winter Semester 2 Semester 4 Semester 7 Summer Off 4-month co-op 5 Semester 8 Graduate! 8-month co-op 8-month co-op 8-month co-op Get work experience
your degree! (co-op stream only)

Biomedical Design

Take part in intramurals Join a club! Life sciences + Engineering principles Improve life by enhancing our global food supply and collaborate on interdisciplinary teams to produce innovative life-saving products Biological Design Courses • Bioreactor Design • Food Processing Engineering Design • Bio-Instrumentation Design Food Engineering With elements of Environmental Engineering Pharmaceutical Manufacturing BIOMEDICAL Medical innovation + Engineering design and problem solving Apply engineering principles, innovate technologies, and design solutions to improve human health and quality of life Our students have worked here • Trudell Medical • Senova Immunoassay Systems • Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital • Boundless Biomedical Bracing Inc. • Intellijoint Surgical
Courses • Bio-Instrumentation Design • Sampled Data Control Design • Biomechanical Engineering Design With elements of Human Factors Biomechanics Medical Instrumentation • Sleeman Breweries • PepsiCo • Quaker • Johnson and Johnson • Novocol Pharma • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) Our students have worked here BIOLOGICAL
ENGINEERING 5 Design III: Define a problem, then solve! 2nd and 3rd co-op work terms (co-op stream) Paint the Cannon Systems thinking + Mechatronics and software development Use systems thinking to design computer-based systems that integrate knowledge gained from various disciplines Systems and Computing Design Courses • Mechatronic Systems Design • Digital Process Control Design • Bio-Instrumentation Design • Real-Time Systems Design • Embedded System Design SYSTEMS AND COMPUTING Embedded Systems With elements of Robotics & Mechatronics Control Systems Biomedical Our students have worked here • Thales Rail Signalling Solutions Inc. • ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. • IndigoRobotics Lab Richards Building, School of Engineering With elements of AI and Robotics Circuit Design Software Design Internet of Things Computer Design Courses • System Analysis and Design in Applications • Real-Time Systems Design • Embedded System Design COMPUTER Designing computing machines + Hardware/software design Improving life through advancing computer technologies Our students have worked here • Amazon • General Dynamics • ecobee • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

Water Resources Design Courses

Iron Ring Day!UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH6 Attend Career Night 4th and 5th co-op work terms (co-op stream) Our students have worked here • Environment Canada • Triton Engineering Ltd. • Conservation Authorities • Stantec (consulting firm) • GHD Group (consulting firm) Designing for sustainable development + Minimizing environmental impact Advocate for local and global change by working to improve life on our planet Environmental Design Courses • Watershed Systems Design • Urban Water Systems Design • Biological Wastewater Treatment Design • Atmospheric Emission Control Civil and environmental engineering + Sustainable water resources management Designing solutions to local and global challenges surrounding water Our students have worked here • CF Crozier & Associates • GHD Group (consulting firm) • Local municipalities • Conservation Authorities • Environment and Climate Change Canada • R.J. Burnside & Associates Ltd. With elements of Water Conservation Stormwater Management River Restoration Meteorology and Geology WATER RESOURCES
• Watershed Systems Design • Soil-Water Conservation Systems Design • Urban Water Systems Design • Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Design ENVIRONMENTAL With elements of Air Emission Control Watershed Systems Water / Wastewater Treatment Remote Sensing / GIS Soil Remediation

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in first year only, only available in regular stream

What is Undeclared Entry?

This option is designed for students who know they want to study engineering, but are not yet sure what major they’re interested in. Selecting undeclared, you’ll take many of the same courses in first semester as all other engineering students in your cohort.

Before the start of your third semester, you’ll declare your major in any of the seven majors, and you are guaranteed a regular stream spot in your major of choice.


If you wish to pursue co-op, it is recommended you apply to the co-op stream of the major you are most interested in directly from high school, rather than selecting the Undeclared Entry, as placements in the co-op stream are limited. Obtaining a co-op position through in-course application is challenging due to competitiveness and high demand for the co-op stream.

Energy, manufacturing,


Mechanical Design Courses

Machine Design

Systems Design

Manufacturing Systems Design

Process Control Design

Energy Systems Design

Computer Aided Design and

Biomechanical Engineering Design

ENGINEERING 7 Graduate and change the world! Final Exams Final capstone design project: Put it all together!
without co-op MECHANICAL Apply innovative design and engineering principles to the world around us and improve quality of life Our students have worked here • Magna • Linamar • GM, Ford, Toyota • Bombardier • Ontario Power Generation • Tigercat Industries Inc. • Sleeman Breweries
• Mechatronic
• Digital
• Sustainable
Manufacturing •
mechatronics engineering + Efficient mechanical processes
Visit us on Campus! School of Engineering, University of Guelph Thornbrough Building, 50 Stone Rd E Guelph, Ontario Book a One-on-one Tour of Engineering*

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Have Questions?

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Contact our recruitment officer: 519.400.9913
Cut-off range: 84 - 89%* *Estimated cut-off ranges are based on the admission averages from previous years and are meant to be used as a guide. Exact cut-offs for the current cycle will be determined by the quantity and quality of applications received and the number of spaces available
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