Faculty of Engineering

Women in Engineering

At Western, engineering is a team sport. Your success is our collective responsibility and we have put in place the following resources to ensure that you get the support you need to achieve your goals.

Women in Engineering Student Club

Western’s Women in Engineering student club is a group that works together to empower and encourage current and prospective female engineering students. 

Mentorship

Western Engineering offers a Super Tutor Program to all first-year engineering students - and it’s free! Through weekly drop-in sessions, this program allows top ranking upper-year student volunteers to work with first-year students on their courses.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Women in Engineering student club offers a Big Sister/Little Sister mentorship program for female engineers, pairing upper-year students with a first-year student. The ‘sisters’ attend many Women in Engineering events throughout the year and often develop lifelong friendships. Contact the Women in Engineering student club to learn about becoming a Big Sister.

For more than 10 years, Western Engineering has participated in Go ENG Girl - an exciting opportunity for girls in grades 7-10 to visit one of sixteen university or college campuses across Ontario that offer accredited engineering programs, meet with engineering students and professionals and engage in fun hands-on engineering activities. Watch the Western Engineering weekly email in September for more information about Go ENG Girl volunteer opportunities.

Our high school mentorship program allows you the opportunity to mentor young women on their path to engineering. This is a great opportunity for you to share your passion for what you do and simultaneously develop your leadership potential.

Co-curricular and Experiential Learning

Engineering is a creative, engaging and rewarding profession where people solve problems, design solutions, help local and global communities and love what they do.

With a bachelor’s degree, graduates are professionally prepared to work in urban centres and rural communities all over the world. We provide numerous opportunities to develop leadership potential and to engage in applied learning, whether it be through labs, research opportunities, international exchanges or philanthropic programming, such as Engineers without Borders or Western Heads East.

The Engineering Leadership and Innovation Certificate is a great option for students looking to complement their specialized engineering degree with management, leadership and innovation knowledge. The certificate is designed for students wanting to fill Canada’s current innovation gap.

The Global and Intercultural Engagement Honor allows students to incorporate both curricular and extracurricular activities. Students awarded this honor will be global-ready graduates: you will have the skills required to negotiate an increasingly globalized reality, both professionally and personally. This Honor will appear on your official transcript upon graduation.

International Exchanges and Study Abroad Opportunities: Western Engineering has made several partnerships with institutions throughout Canada and the world to provide third-year Engineering students with an opportunity to study outside of Western. Exchanges and study abroad courses are an excellent way to explore and learn. For more information, please visit Western International. For a complete list of outgoing exchange partnerships, please visit the International Exchange Program website.