Mechanical Engineering Program Profile

Last Updated : Dec 22, 2016

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

Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. 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 and CAD (computer-aided design).

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 vibrations, instrumentation and, data acquisition and analysis 
• Hands-on experiences in solid mechanics and materials, thermofluid, and instrumentation 
• Macro- and micro-manufacturing and rapid prototyping 
• Modelling and design software including SolidWorks, Labview, MATLAB and Simulink 
• Design mechanisms, machine elements, mechanical systems, and integrated systems in a
  multidisciplinary domain 
• Engineering design, prototyping and assembly skills through 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
 Medical Device Development
• Automobiles

 Component Design and Fabrication
 Energy and Clean Technology
 Materials Evaluation
 Research and Development
 Power and Energy Industries
 Renewable Energy Systems 

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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