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Mechanical Engineering (with optional Co-op)

  • Provides the opportunity to design, produce and operate the mechanical systems that move us, comfort us and make our lives better 
  • Includes studies in the two major fields of our program—solid mechanics and thermofluids—that form the basis of aerodynamics, heating and ventilation, energy production, manufacturing and much more 
  • Includes the option of the general Mechanical Engineering program or one of four option streams: 

Mechanical Engineering with an Aerospace Option;

  • Teaches the manufacturing, maintenance and logistics that serve the aerospace industry
  • Involves the application of aerospace-related skills toward developing the next generation of aerospace materials, production methods and components, and toward improving aerospace operational challenges

Mechanical Engineering with an Automotive Engineering Option;

  • Explores the exciting automotive industry in one of Canada’s original and most diverse programs in automotive engineering education
  • Includes the study and application of the core technologies, practices and concepts behind the design, manufacturing and business of the automotive sector

Mechanical Engineering with an Environmental Engineering Option;

  • Includes the application of mechanical know-how to solve the sustainability challenges that face our world
  • Combines mechanical engineering with courses in air pollution control, water/wastewater treatment, noise, environmental assessment and waste management

Mechanical Engineering with a Materials Option.

  • Explores the structure and properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites
  • Offers specialization in processing operations such as casting, welding and metal forming

Course Descriptions - Mechanical Engineering


Minimum Admissions Average: 
Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering
Second Average: 
(plus 74% secondary average)
Mean Admissions Average: 
  • All programs take a common first year.
  • ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U and SPH4U required. MCV4U is strongly recommended.

Engineering second average is the average of all math and science courses except biology.

Career Tracks: 
  • State-of-the-art manufacturing and production
  • Business
  • Government
  • Systems design/operation/building/maintenance
  • Consulting
  • Transportation
  • Pollution control and prevention
  • Advanced computing and communications
  • Medicine and medical technology
  • Bio-based engineering
  • Research and development
  • Structural design
  • Failure analysis
  • Construction and infrastructure renewal
  • Scheduling and optimization
  • Automotive industry
  • Environmental protection
  • Project, process and systems management
  • Robotics and advanced electronics
  • Power generation and distribution