About the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

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The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) promotes a culture of excellence and an inclusive environment for learning, research, innovation and growth. We are proud to be one of the fastest growing colleges at the University of Guelph, one of Canada's top comprehensive postsecondary institutions. Our diverse faculty and student population spans traditional and emerging themes in engineering, computing, mathematical sciences and physical sciences.

Our key priorities

Education Excellence

To be recognized nationally and globally as a leader in learning with a focus on fostering exceptional student outcomes and satisfaction

Global Impact

To enhance research intensity and progress towards major scientific discoveries, growing the commercialization of our applied research

Celebrating Community

To be a community that cultivates an environment where students, faculty and staff feel valued, and embraces diversity in people and ideas


Quick facts about the College


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The College provides a comprehensive, unique interdisciplinary research and learning environment that encourages and promotes excellence among faculty, staff and students. It is composed of five primary academic units:

which offer a range of respected undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare students for dynamic careers. The College is also home to world-class research institutes, facilities and centres that convene leading scientists from Guelph and internationally to advance solutions to key issues facing our world.

*Maclean's 2022 University Rankings for Canada's top comprehensive schools