New undergraduate and graduate for-credit degree programs that have been approved by the Quality Council on or after September 1, 2011 are detailed in this database, which can be searched in multiple ways: by university, year, program level and/or keyword.
Program Approvals: University of Windsor
The program provides expertise in the history, methods, and applications of argumentation scholarship as this interdisciplinary field has developed in the last six decades. We define argumentation as collaborative or competitive reasoning through verbal or visual means by which people strive to persuade others on any topic where information, knowledge, or claims conflict or are inconsistent. Different ways for analyzing and evaluating people’s arguments address the methods and principles that may be involved, and provide the core subject matter for Argumentation Studies. This will include some attention to policy agendas, interpersonal reasoning, and individual cognition.
The Master of Engineering Management provides a business and management foundation within a technical context to allow students to understand all aspects of engineering management. The program aims to help engineering students utilize appropriate business practices and become managers and administrators within their field of practice by providing skills and knowledge to manage projects, resources, people and processes within technical environments. It also encourages independent learning by allowing students to apply business practices in solving practical problems.
Graduates from this program will ultimately be able to take on senior roles in project, operations, manufacturing and facility management. As well, given the diversity of the curriculum, students may be able to occupy marketing and product management roles and fulfil duties that combine sales, finance and economics within technology enterprises. For those who are interested in pursuing entrepreneurial career, the program offers a basic foundation to conduct essential feasibility studies, business planning and financial modeling tasks.
The PhD program, focusing on health outcomes and health services research, will involve four years of full-time study. It will combine coursework, comprehensive exams and a dissertation. This program will prepare graduates to assume leadership roles in academic and practice settings. Research and scholarly activities will prepare graduates to contribute to nursing practice, the design and delivery of health care, and policy development.
The Master of Applied Economics and Policy (MAEP) produces professionals with a solid foundation and knowledge of the policy-oriented practical aspects of economics. Graduates from the program will possess the knowledge and the skills in economic policy-making and, participate effectively in helping decision-makers choose sound economic policies that strike a good balance between cyclical economic recovery and long-term economic growth.
The MAEP 4-term course-based curriculum provides up-to-date techniques and practical examples of how to utilize data to contribute to the effective implementation of policy. The course of study provides a multi-disciplinary approach to policy analysis with focused study on how to utilize economic tools (including economic modeling, econometrics, cost-benefit analysis, and forecasting) in the analysis of policy issues. Students will not only acquire solid training in economics but will also gain experience in applying economic theories to policy making, thereby preparing them for positions in industry, government, international organizations, think tanks, banks, consulting firms, and other private companies in Canada and around the world.
Windsor Law’s Master’s program (LL.M) stresses rigorous scholarship, centred on our institutional themes of Access to Justice and Transnational Law. A key feature of the Windsor LL.M is that our students, while enrolled, will make concrete contributions to legal scholarship.
Windsor Law’s LL.M program offers two streams: a one-year regular LL.M and a two-year LL.M with teaching option. Regardless of whether a student is enrolled in the regular LL.M program or the LL.M program with teaching option, the central requirement is the completion of original publishable research submitted as one single document or as a set of related publishable papers addressing a single research question. Students in our unique and innovative LL.M with teaching option stream will complete the University of Windsor’s internationally recognized University Teaching Certificate program as part of their course of study, and will have the opportunity to engage in law teaching, as Teaching Fellows. Teaching Fellows will be carefully selected based on their qualifications and potential to succeed in teaching activities at the Law Faculty.
In addition to students contemplating an academic career, the LL.M. is suitable for legal practitioners interested in developing expertise in a specialized area of law.
The Master of Applied Computing is a professional program that will provide students with a solid foundation and knowledge of industry-oriented practical aspects of Computer Science, which will enable them to take up positions in the growing software industry in Canada and around the world. As part of the program, studentscomplete an approved software development project with an industry partner or a faculty supervisor.
Second and additional language education is an important area of scholarship and practice—locally, nationally, and internationally. As such, this concentration in Language Acquisition, Culture and Society, with a focus on Second or Additional Language Acquisition and Instruction, advances the development of critical scholarly knowledge and pedagogical skills that will enhance teaching practices in second or additional language acquisition and promote a deeper understanding of language learners in linguistically and culturally diverse Canada as well as in the globalized and interdependent world.
The new concentration aims to prepare teachers to teach in linguistically and culturally diverse schools that recognize the need for a more robust sense of cultural and linguistic responsiveness. It also aims to encourage international and interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching and research.
The International Master’s degree program in Automotive Engineering provides students with suitable training and education to give them the opportunity to enter into the professional world with a full and international background in automotive engineering. This dual credential program includes the exchange of students who will achieve two degrees from two prestigious universities, each of which has established partnerships with leading automakers in North America and Europe. The two degrees which will be issued by the concerned universities are respectively the “Laurea Magistrale in Automotive Engineering” issued by Politecnico di Torino and the International Masters of Applied Science in Automotive Engineering issued by the University of Windsor.
The MAcSc program in Master of Actuarial Science will give international students an opportunity to focus on actuarial studies for careers in insurance, pensions and healthcare. As extra benefits, there will be improvements in their English language skills and familiarity with Canada and Canadian culture and values. It is anticipated that international students will return to their home countries upon graduation and apply the information they have learned.
This program provides courses aimed directly at covering the material required by the Society of Actuaries and their professional exams. This material includes courses in probability, theory of interest, financial derivatives, finance, economics, regression and time series, risk and loss functions.
The MMB program will provide students with a solid foundation and understanding of key biochemical and biotechnological concepts. Topics that will be covered include protein and nucleic acid chemistry, molecular and cell biology, molecular basis of diseases, biological mass spectrometry, lipid biochemistry, drug design and diagnostics. This will be reinforced and enhanced through complementary practical hands-on experimentation using industrially applicable biotechnology laboratory techniques in combination with state-of-the-art equipment as used in medical-related biotechnology industries.
Students will also receive business training and development experience thus gaining a deeper understanding of the overall discovery, development and commercialization process. Consequently, this program will address the need for highly trained personnel with a broad range of knowledge and skills of particular importance and relevance to biotechnology industries that will enable them to pursue successful careers in this field.