Mechanical Engineering

In the third year and fourth years, students will follow a program in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.

  Third Year Mechanical Engineering Credits
ENGR 303 Engineering Project Management 3
ENGR 305 Engineering Economic Analysis 3
ENGR 310 Fluid Mechanics II 3
ENGR 315 Systems and Control 3
ENGR 320 Electromechanical Devices 3
ENGR 375 Energy System Design 3
ENGR 376 Materials Science II 3
ENGR 377 Manufacturing Processes 3
ENGR 380 Design of Machine Elements 3
ENGR 381 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery 3
ENGR 385 Heat Transfer Applications 3
ENGR 387 Vibration of Mechanical Systems 3
Total Credits 36

  Fourth Year Mechanical Engineering Credits
ENGR 413 Law and Ethics for Engineers 3
ENGR 476 Mechanics of Materials II 3
ENGR 499 Engineering Capstone Design Project 6
Design Electives1,3 12
Technical Electives2,3 12
Total Credits 36
1 To be chosen from a list of Mechanical Engineering design elective courses provided by the School of Engineering.
2 To be chosen from a list of technical elective courses provided by the School of Engineering. Up to two third- or fourth-year courses offered outside the School of Engineering may qualify as technical electives with permission from the Mechanical Program Coordinator.
3 To meet graduation requirements, students must take at least one of ENGR 491: Computational Fluid Dynamics and ENGR 492: Finite Element Methods as part of the 4th year elective requirements.

Biomedical Option

Available to Mechanical and Electrical students, the Biomedical Option allows students interested in biomedical Engineering and wearable technology to have courses focused in these areas.

Application to the Biomedical Option is open to students in year 2 and above in the Bachelor of Applied Science program specializing in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

Applications for admission must be submitted to the Engineering Advising Office by May 31st. Enrolment in this option is limited and admission will be competitive based on GPA.

The Biomedical Option under Mechanical Engineering requires the following courses:

  • APSC 193 Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
  • Required 4th year courses (as listed above) and:
    • ENGR 351 Microelectronics I
    • ENGR 401 Bioinstrumentation
    • ENGR 402 Biotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications
    • ENGR 406 Microelectromechanical Systems
    • ENGR 423 Wearables
    • ENGR 450 Clinical Engineering
    • ENGR 482 Biomedical Engineering I
    • ENGR 499 Engineering Capstone Project – Biomedical Project

Note that it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the electives chosen meet the program graduation requirements for design and technical electives.

The option consists of typical years one to three, followed by a set of prescribed fourth year courses with one additional required course (APSC 193) beyond the Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Students may encounter difficulty fitting these courses into their schedule. Careful planning is essential and completion of the Option may require a summer session or an additional term of study.

Entry into and continuation in the Option require that the student remain in Good Standing. Upon successful completion of the option, the notation “Biomedical Option” will be added to the student’s transcript.

Mechatronics Option

Available to Mechanical and Electrical students, the Mechatronics Option allows students interested in electromechanical systems integrated with embedded electronics, sensors, actuators, and related systems to have a course focus in these areas.

Application to the Mechatronics Option is open to students who have completed the first year of the Bachelor of Applied Science program and are starting year 2 in the next academic year specializing in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

Applications for admission must be made through the Engineering Advising Office by May 31st. Admission will be competitive based on GPA and enrolment in this option is limited.

The Mechatronics Option under Mechanical Engineering requires the following courses:

  • COSC 121 and COSC 222
  • Required 4th year courses (as listed above) and Elective requirements:
    • 9 credits of Design Electives and 12 credits of Technical Electives from a list of Mechatronics Elective choices, including mandatory courses ENGR 359, ENGR 480, ENGR 481.3

Note that it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the electives chosen meet the program requirements for design and technical elective graduation requirements.

The option consists of a typical third year, followed by a set of prescribed fourth year courses with 2 additional required Computer Science courses beyond the Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Students may encounter difficulty fitting these 2 Computer Science (COSC) courses into their schedule. Careful planning is essential and completion of the Option may require a summer session or additional term of study beyond that required to complete the Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree alone.

Entry into and continuation in the Option requires that the student remains in Good Standing. Upon successful completion of the option, the notation “Mechatronics Option” will be added on the student’s transcript.

3Electives to be chosen from a list of approved Mechatronics Option courses provided by the School of Engineering.

Page last updated: May 9, 2019

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