Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc in Eng)

Why choose Mechanical Engineering?


Mechanical engineers ask questions such as: How can you determine the mechanical strength of a titanium alloy? Can wind turbines be redesigned to improve efficiency? Are passive pipeline leak detection systems reliable?

Mechanical engineers research, design, test, develop and construct various mechanical devices. The work of mechanical engineers surrounds us in our everyday lives, which means the techniques and skills you’ll gain will be directly applicable to a wide range of professional environments. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur in class, during tutorials, and through designing a complete industrial process for a specific product.

This fully accredited program features a common first year, which consists of 10 courses in mathematics, sciences, computing, engineering principles, communications and design. These courses will provide you with a solid foundation for your engineering training and introduce you to a variety of engineering disciplines. You'll apply for admission to a specific engineering program at the end of your first year. 

Career opportunities

​Mechanical engineers enjoy stable career prospects because the items they manufacture are in constant demand. You’ll have global opportunities to work in areas such as manufacturing, transportation, and more. A degree in engineering can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or a professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or architecture.

Program highlights

Collaborative team work - Interact with your peers while learning to collaborate on projects.

Engineering Career Centre – Access engineering career advisors and gain valuable full-time paid work experience through a 12-16 month placement.

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.


Courses in this program

Computing for Engineers, Computing Tools for Engineering Design, Engineering Design and Communication, General Chemistry for Engineers, ​Calculus for Engineers and Scientists


Mechanical engineering really appeals to those people who like hands-on work and who like to see tangible results. We get to take some courses that were really interesting because they were a bit of all sorts of engineering disciplines. The good thing about mechanical engineering is it’s so versatile. It applies to so many different industries.​

– Omar T, BSc (Eng)’05


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