MECHANICAL, AUTOMOTIVE, AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Students may take a regular program in Mechanical Engineering or in Industrial Engineering. They may also specialize in Engineering Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Automotive Engineering, or Industrial Engineering with Minor in Business Administration 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 courses 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 courses from within Engineering, selected from the approved list.
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 course from within Engineering, selected from the approved list.
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 courses from within Engineering, selected from the approved list. Engineering Materials courses include modern developments in such areas as steels, casting, polymers, environmental degradation and novel processing techniques.
INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
The Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering program is unique and innovative. It provides students with a broad based curriculum of practical real world material that develops engineering skill for which demand exceeds supply in industry, manufacturing and business organizations world wide. Examples of manufacturing assignments held by our alumni include the areas of Product Engineering, Process Engineering, Plant/Facility Engineering, Tool Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Human Factors. Business organizations such as banks, railroads, petroleum, airlines, insurance companies, and hospitals are also employing our graduates to manage and improve performance of their operations. Our graduates are employed all over the world, in all levels of management and responsibilities. The department has a tradition of highly successful co-op internship education programs with local business and industry in Canada, the United States and the European Union. These activities expose students to applied aspects of their research programs and help them establish strong contacts with potential employers in relevant fields that include design and manufacturing at several local corporate headquarters such as Ford, General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Toyota, Honda, VW Audi. The combination of real industry experience, cutting edge research and a curriculum that delivers the skill needed by employers provides exceptional value and our degree is valued by others. Enrolment in the programs is competitive and the department welcomes new student applicants who have a drive to succeed and are prepared to be challenged to top performance.
Students may enrol in a general Industrial Engineering program or a Minor in Business Administration. The first and second years are common for all students registered in the Industrial Engineering program. The baccalaureate degree program in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.