MECHANICAL, AUTOMOTIVE, AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Students may take a regular program in Mechanical Engineering, or they may specialize in Engineering Materials or Automotive Engineering as described below.
The baccalaureate degree program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.Mechanical engineers are responsible for the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of machines and systems of machines. They create, plan, research, supervise, analyze, and generally act as the professionals of mechanical technology.
The mechanical engineer's knowledge and skills are needed in many industries, such as: heating, ventilating, and air conditioning; transportation; power generation and distribution; metal production and processing; manufacturing; and chemical and electrical equipment. Mechanical engineers commonly go beyond the limits of purely mechanical work. They are found at all levels of management in private industry and the public sector.
Students in the regular program specialize by selecting six elective courses. These courses may be selected from those offered in the areas of: air conditioning; dynamics and stress analysis; vibrations and noise; and gas dynamics and turbomachinery.
Students interested in the Automotive Option begin their specialization in the Summer term of their third year. The Option includes four required courses and two technical electives.
Students interested in the Environmental Option begin their specialization in the Summer term of their third year. The Option includes five required courses and one technical elective.
Students interested in the Engineering Materials Option begin their specialized studies in the Summer term of their third year. The Option includes a series of four required and two elective courses. Engineering Materials courses include modern developments in such areas as steels, casting, polymers, environmental degradation and novel processing techniques.