Western Engineering SmartStart Course

Recommended summer prep course(s) prepared with engineers, for future engineers. Bringing you from where you are to where you want to be..

Western Engineering SmartStart I – designed for incoming students

We are proud to introduce WE SmartStart I course; a one-stop shop prep course to set up our future engineers for success!

This is a self-study course designed for incoming students to reinforce key high school concepts to help prepare for first year engineering. This course will also explore learning skills and strategies for success at the university level while also connecting students with their fellow classmates in their program.

WE SmartStart is brought to you by Undergraduate Services Office in collaboration with Learning Development & Success from Western Student Experience and Western Engineering's first year instructors. It has been prepared with engineers, for future engineers.

You will be automatically enrolled, please navigate via the link below to the course OWL page:

https://owl.uwo.ca/portal/site/e9a8537d-2a3d-40dd-8e76-4e32dbe684ea  

WE SmartStart consists of (6) sections:

Available June 30, 2022

1. Soft Skills - focusing on learning skills and strategies i.e. time management, notetaking strategies, preparing for exams etc.

10 short modules designed to set you up to thrive in University

2. Success at Western

a) Western Engineering Resources (your support network)
b) Western Engineering Set Up (tech, fit, apps etc.)
c) Western Engineering Wellness & Mental Health *new
d) International Students
e) Equity, Diversity & Inclusion *new
f) Peer Advice from Upper Years & Alumni

Available August 3, 2022

3. Hard Skills - learning series focusing on subjects taught in first year at Western Engineering

As you move through the lessons, you will find the learning outcomes for each, reflection questions to guide you and an assessment at the end of each module.

4. Office 365 Essentials - student advantage, set up and links to tutorials on the most used functions in Excel, PowerPoint etc.

5. Looking Ahead

a) Choosing your discipline
b) Progression
c) Experiential Learning
d) Graduation

6. Career Success - brought to you by Career Services (available August 12)

If you have not been added to the course, please contact Abby Al-Takriti aaltakr@uwo.ca to be added to the OWL page so that you can start your journey at Western Engineering.

Western Engineering SmartStart II – designed for 2nd year students

We are proud to introduce WE SmartStart II course; a one-stop shop prep course to set up our 2nd year engineer students for success!

This self-study course is designed for Western Engineering students who have completed their first year and are transitioning into their specific Engineering programs. This course will reinforce key concepts of first year engineering knowledge while connecting students with their fellow classmates in their specific programs (discussion groups/forums/upper year student engagement). This course will also explore progression requirements and strategies for success at the university level.

This course is brought to you by Undergraduate Services Office in collaboration with Learning Development & Success from Western Student Experience and Western Engineering's first year instructors. It has been prepared with engineers, for future engineers.

You will be automatically enrolled, please navigate via the link below to the course OWL page:

https://owl.uwo.ca/portal/site/e566ec22-7c45-437a-bb96-44db72e4ece1  

WE SmartStart consists of (6) sections:

Available August 3, 2022

1. Soft Skills - focusing on learning skills and strategies i.e. time management, notetaking strategies, preparing for exams etc.

10 short modules designed to set you up to thrive in University

2. Success at Western Engineering

a) Program Resources (your support network)
b) Western Engineering Wellness & Mental Health
c) International Students
d) Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Available Mid-August 2022

3. Hard Skills - review series focusing on subjects taught in first year at Western Engineering

As you move through the lessons, you will find the learning outcomes for each, reflection questions to guide you and an assessment at the end of each module.

4. Looking Ahead

a) Progression
b) Experiential Learning
c) Graduation

5. Career Success - brought to you by Career Services

If you have not been added to the course, please contact Abby Al-Takriti aaltakr@uwo.ca to be added to the OWL page so that you can start your journey at Western Engineering