The Alumni Association of The University of Western Ontario is proud to serve and represent more than a quarter million alumni around the world.
We are committed to delivering the finest alumni experience, in keeping with our continued number one ranking as "Canada's best student experience”.
The Student Success Centre is here to help with each step of your journey to a successful future. Our mission is to facilitate the development of career, educational, and life competencies for students and alumni through programs and services that guide successful transitions, foster local and global citizenship, promote leadership opportunities, encourage personal growth, deliver career resources, and ignite active engagement.
Civil and Environmental Engineers use applied and cutting-edge science to design, build and maintain essential infrastructure such as: housing, airports, roads, bridges, hydroelectric dams, water supply and wastewater treatment systems. Civil engineers also mitigate natural disasters and solve problems that result from industrialization and resource consumption. Click here to see what our department chair has to say about civil and environmental engineering.
Civil & Environmental Engineering at Western is renowned for its excellence, nationally and internationally, due to its outstanding academic curricula, award-winning professors and state-of-the-art facilities. The capstone fourth-year design course involves students in real projects, identified by the City of London, advised by faculty and external consulting engineer advisors. Our department offers a range of programs to choose from with an even wider range of concurrent programs. Furthermore, a new undergraduate program in Civil Engineering and International Development will introduce Western Engineering students to the environmental, political and economic issues impacting engineering.
Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.
Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.
Understanding of natural cycles, systems, and processes relevant to human activities
Use of natural analogs to help design new materials, industrial processes, and infrastructure systems
The ability to produce professional designs taking account of technical, environmental, ethical and commercial considerations
Use a range of relevant software packages to retrieve, store, process, interpret and present information
An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
For a more complete list of transferable skills click here.