The interdisciplinary nature of mechanical engineering makes it a very challenging and diverse field. Because of the very broad nature of the discipline there is a high demand for mechanical engineers within industry. Mechanical engineers are employed in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of mechanical and industrial processes. An education in mechanical engineering can prepare you for a career in any number of industries.
|Typical Timeline||Focus||Example Courses|
|Year 1||Engineering One: math, science, English, introduction to Engineering||Engineering Design and Graphics, Fundamentals of Engineering Practice, Statics, Computer Programming|
|Year 2-3||Enter Mechanical or Mecatronics department, Mechanical / Mechatronics engineering science||Dynamics, Mechanisms and Machines, Thermodynamics, Fluids, Production Technology, Solid Mechanics|
|Year 4-5||Increasing practical application of engineering science, combining concepts from multiple courses to solve more complex problems||Vibrations, Machine Design, Controls, Heat Transfer, Computer Aided Engineering|
|Choose a Technical Stream to align your program with your interests||Biomedical, Mechanics and Materials, Mechatronics, Petroleum, Thermo-Fluids|
|Year 5||Final design experience and technical stream electives. More specialized and applied courses.||Engineering in Medicine, Composites, Modeling and Simulation, Robotics, Drilling Engineering, Gas Dynamics, Sustainable Energy Systems|
Please visit the university calendar for more information on specific courses and technical streams.
Mechatronics is a truly inter-disciplinary field. Mechatronics engineers work in diverse fields that include automation and control of mechanical systems. This includes, but is not limited to, advanced manufacturing systems, robotics, autonomous driving, navigation, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), intelligent systems, remote diagnostic and telesurgery, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV), machine vision, advanced sensing and instrumentation, and communications.
Fall 2022: Engineering One students during the 2022/23 academic year will be the first students who can apply for entry into Mechatronics Engineering Term 3 in Fall 2023.
Fall 2023: First Term 3 Mechatronics class.
Students who are currently enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Program will not be able to transfer directly into the Mechatronics program, without delaying graduation.
The following figure is the anticipated program map for Mechatronics Engineering. Please contact the Department with questions. We look forward to launching this exciting new program, graduates of which will be in high demand by the local and international tech sectors!