Mechanical Engineering

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Program Details

Virtually anything one builds that moves or converts energy has a mechanical component.

The Faculty of Engineering and Design’s Mechanical Engineering program in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering emphasizes the development of analytical, computational and hands-on skills in design, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, materials, control systems and robotics.

The Mechanical Engineering program is fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, allowing graduates to meet the educational requirements for registering as a professional engineer.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Engineering students have access to state-of-the-art machine shops to help bring their projects to life. Our lab techs are passionate about supporting their students' learning endeavours.

Work Experience

A Co-op option is available. Co-op is the opportunity to get a head start on a career. Co-op work terms allow for the development of key employability skills, exploration of career options and graduation with tangible, workplace experience.

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Student project at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Capstone Project Fair.

Career Outcomes

Explore your passions, refine new skills and discover the career that’s right for you.

Mechanical engineering is among the most versatile of all disciplines, giving students many career opportunities.

Student project at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Capstone Project Fair.

Sample Courses

ECOR 1044 - Mechatronics

Mechatronics applications. Analog to digital signal conversion. Control systems and PID controllers. Input devices, including sensors. Data collection and processing. Output devices, including displays, actuators, and motors. Project design and economics. Environmental Impact of mechatronics engineering. System failures and failsafe design.

MAAE 2300 - Fluid Mechanics I

Fluid properties. Units. Kinematics, dynamics of fluid motion: concepts of streamline, control volume, steady and one-dimensional flows; continuity, Euler, Bernoulli, steady flow energy, momentum, moment of momentum equations; applications. Fluid statics; pressure distribution in fluid at rest; hydrostatic forces on plane and curved surfaces; buoyancy.

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