Mechanical Engineering Program Profile

Last Updated : Oct 24, 2018

Bachelor of Engineering 
+ Co-op (Optional) 
+ Dual Degree: BA Int'l Development Studies 

Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. You will develop a broad range of technical skills and knowledge to complete diverse engineering tasks for a cleaner and healthier environment.

You will start with learning the fundamental knowledge that serves as the foundation for mechanical engineering. After first year, you will have the chance to focus in and explore what you are most passionate about – Mechanism Design, Manufacturing Engineering, Instrumentation, Electrical Systems, Fluid Dynamics, Solid Mechanics, CAD (computer-aided design) and Computer Simulation Tools, Control, Vibrations and Actuators, and System Engineering.

Aside from all the technical know-how, you will pick up some great soft skills – effective communication, project management, law, public policy and leadership.

After second year you can also take part in the co-op program. It will be an early start when it comes to finding your dream job in a wide spectrum of sectors including automotive, aerospace, biomedical, biomechanics, clean technology, energy, manufacturing, mechatronics, design of medical devices, wind turbines, fuel cells and more.

• Solid theoretical, practical and applied knowledge in areas including thermofluids, solid
  mechanics, control and automation, vibrations and actuators, clean energy, manufacturing,
  instrumentation, data acquisition and analysis

• Hands-on experiences in solid mechanics and materials, thermofluid, machining, control and
• Macro- and micro-manufacturing, additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping 
• Modelling and design software including SolidWorks, MATLAB, Labview, ANSYS, and Abaqus 
• Design mechanisms, machine elements, mechanical systems, thermal systems, and integrated
  systems in a multidisciplinary domain 
• Engineering design, prototyping and assembly skills through mini-design project courses to       
  capstone project, with intro to business case plan development 
Opportunities to participate in courses offered by Osgoode Hall Law School (Intellectual Property
  and Patent Law) and Schulich School of Business (Business Leadership and Entrepreneurship)  


• Social and communication skills gained through club membership and leadership opportunities
  (Lassonde Design Club, Lassonde Motorsports, Lassonde Engineering Society, Mechanical

• Engineering Club and more)
• Teamwork acumen gained through multiple group and team activities, culminating in a capstone

Appreciation of societal and environmental implications of engineering practices, awareness of
  ethics, legal matters (e.g., intellectual property), and a sense of community service 


First Year: 
• Chemistry & Material Science 
• Object-Oriented Programming 
• Engineering - Ethics, Communication & Problem-Solving 
• Engineering - Design Principles 
• Calculus 
• Algebra 
• Physics 
• Earth Environment 

Upper Year: 

• Engineering Graphics and CAD Modelling
• Engineering Projects: Management, Economics and Safety
• Machine Elements Design
• Heat and Flow Engineering Principles
• Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques

 Mechanics of Materials
 Engineering Thermodynamics
 Fluid Mechanics
 Thermofluid Laboratory
 Transport Phenomenon
 Application of Simulation Tools for Design and Analysis
 Solid Mechanics and Materials Lab
 Macro and Micro Manufacturing Methods
 Electrical Systems for Mechanical Engineers
 Introduction to Advanced and Unusual Mechanical Technology 


• Aerospace Engineer
• Automotive Engineer
• Mechanical Engineer
• Manufacturing Engineer
• Industrial Engineer
• HVAC Engineer
• Material Engineer
• BioMechanical Engineer
• Stress and Structural Engineer
• Control and Artificial Intelligence Engineer
• Automation and Instrumentation Engineer
• Robotic Engineer
• Design Engineer
• Testing and Diagnostic Engineer
• System Engineer


• GE Canada
• Magna
• Celestica
• Siemens
• Teledyne 

• ABC Group
• Dishon


Check out a sample first-year Engineering schedule

For more information on course descriptions and degree completion requirements, check out the Academic Calendar.

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