Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2020/2021)
11.5 Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering courses are identified by a four-digit numbering system, the first two digits signifying the following:

The first digit denotes the academic term during which the course is normally offered.

  • The second digit denotes the primary areas of study, namely:
  • 1: Materials Science
  • 2: Mechatronics
  • 3: Dynamics
  • 4: Thermal Science
  • 5: Fluid Mechanics
  • 6: Solid Mechanics
  • 7: Design/Project courses
  • 8: Other regular courses
  • 9: Special Topics

Non-departmental Engineering courses are designated by ENGI.

Mechanical Engineering courses are designated by ME.

3101

Chemistry and Physics of Engineering Materials I

(same as the former ENGI 3911) is an introduction to the structure and properties of engineering materials, in particular materials, semiconductors, ceramics, glasses and polymers. Topics include a review of atomic bonding, discussion of basic crystalline and amorphous structures, point and line defects, and the role these structural features play in elastic and plastic deformations, yield, fracture, glass transition, thermal conductivity, thermal expansion, specific heat and electrical conductivity.

CR: the former ENGI 2205, the former ENGI 3911

LH: at least four 3-hour sessions per semester

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: Chemistry 1050

3102

Production Technology

(same as the former ENGI 3941) includes an overview of production: production strategies; dimensioning and tolerancing; basic material removal process; forming and shaping process; casting; molding, extrusion and joining processes; computer aided machining; new technologies; design for manufacture.

CR: the former ENGI 3941

LH: at least eight 3-hour sessions per semester

3301

Dynamics

(same as the former ENGI 3934) includes kinematics and kinetics of particles using rectangular, normal/tangential and polar coordinates; relative motion using rotating axes; two-dimensional kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies; force-acceleration, work-energy and impulse-momentum methods.

CR: the former ENGI 2313, the former ENGI 3934

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: ENGI 1010, Mathematics 1001

3401

Thermodynamics I

(same as the former ENGI 3901) is a macroscopic approach to heat, work, and energy; properties of pure substances; conservation of mass, energy for open and closed systems; thermal efficiency and coefficient of performance; second law of thermodynamics; and its corollaries; entropy; second law analysis of thermodynamic systems; second law efficiency; and an introduction to simple thermodynamic cycles.

CR: the former ENGI 3901

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: Mathematics 1001

4302

Mechanisms and Machines

(same as the former ENGI 4932) includes an overview of mechanisms within machines; analytical and computer-aided methods for position, velocity, and acceleration analysis of moving mechanisms; power transmission; kinematics and kinetics of planar mechanisms; static and dynamic loads on mechanisms and an introduction to mechanism synthesis. Students will complete an analysis project.

CR: the former ENGI 3933, the former ENGI 4932

LH: two or three 2-hour computer simulation laboratory sessions per semester

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: ME 3301 or the former ENGI 3934

4402

Thermodynamics II

(same as the former ENGI 4901) examines thermodynamic cycles: power and refrigeration applications; human comfort and air conditioning: mixture of gases and vapours, humidity, psychrometrics; chemically reacting mixtures and combustion; exergy analysis.

CR: the former ENGI 4901

LH: at least three 1.5-hour sessions per semester

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: ME 3401 or the former ENGI 3901

4501

Fluid Mechanics I

(same as the former ENGI 4961, the former ENGI 5961) examines fluid statics; fluid flow phenomena; control volume analysis; conservation of mass, momentum, and energy; Bernoulli equation; head losses, applications of conservation laws: flow measurement devices; pipe networks; momentum devices, dimensional analysis, boundary layer phenomena, lift and drag.

CR: the former ENGI 4661, the former ENGI 4913, the former ENGI 4961, the former ENGI 5961

LH: five 1-hour sessions per semester

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: ME 3301 or the former ENGI 3934, ME 3401 or the former ENGI 3901

4601

Mechanics of Solids I

(same as the former ENGI 4934) examines stress and strain analysis applied to bars and beams in axial, torsion and bending; beam deflection, plane stress and strain, stress and strain transformations in two dimensions and Mohr’s circle.

CR: the former ENGI 4312, the former ENGI 4934

LH: at least four 1-hour sessions per semester

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: ENGI 1010

5103

Chemistry and Physics of Engineering Materials II

(same as the former ENGI 5911) examines aspects of chemical and physical processes and microscopic structure relevant to the production and use of engineering materials, focussing on metals, alloys, silicates, Portland cement, plastics and adhesives, composites, and wood. Topics include solid-state solutions and compounds, alloy structures, phase diagrams, reaction rates, solid-state transformations, polymerization, oxidation and corrosion, hardness, creep, fatigue, fracture toughness and visco-elastic deformation.

CR: the former ENGI 3205, the former ENGI 5911

LH: at least four 3-hour sessions per semester

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: ME 3101 or the former ENGI 3911

5201

Mechatronics I

(same as the former ENGI 5952) involves modelling of electro-mechanical systems and introduction to basic analog and digital electronic devices. Topics covered include lumped-parameter modelling of electro-mechanical systems, basic electronic components and semiconductors, introduction to op amps, digital logic and number systems, microcontroller technology and interfacing (switches, LEDs, steppers, solenoids, A/D and D/A conversion).

CR: the former ENGI 4951, the former ENGI 5952

LH: five 3-hour sessions per semester

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: ENGI 1040, ENGI 3424

5502

Fluid Mechanics II

(same as the former ENGI 5962) examines differential analysis of fluid motion; conservation of mass: continuity equation; conservation of momentum: Navier-Stokes equations; conservation of energy; basic film lubrication theory, boundary layer flows; compressible flows.

CR: the former ENGI 5913, the former ENGI 5962, the former ENGI 6661, the former ENGI 6961

LH: at least three 1-hour sessions per semester

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: ME 4501 or the former ENGI 4961 or the former ENGI 5961

5602

Mechanics of Solids II

(same as the former ENGI 5931) examines stresses due to combined loads, asymmetric bending, transformation of stresses and strains, principal stresses and strains (in two and three dimensions), static failure theories, stress concentration, energy methods, method of superposition, buckling of columns, thin- and thick-walled pressure vessels and contact stresses.

CR: the former ENGI 5312, the former ENGI 5931

LH: at least four 1-hour sessions per semester

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: ME 4601 or the former ENGI 4934

6202

Control Systems I

(same as the former ENGI 6951) examines modeling, analysis and design of feedback control systems using classical controller design methods. Topics covered include linear system modelling using Laplace transforms, control system stability, time domain analysis - root locus design, frequency domain analysis - bode diagram and Nyquist design, PID Control.

CR: the former ENGI 6925, the former ENGI 6951

LH: at least three 1-hour sessions per semester

OR: 1-hour tutorial per week

PR: ME 5201 or the former ENGI 5951 or the former ENGI 5952

6303

Mechanical Vibrations

(same as the former ENGI 6933) examines single degree of freedom systems: free vibration, energy methods, response to harmonic excitation, response to arbitrary inputs, rotating unbalance, vibration isolation; two degree of freedom systems: natural frequencies and mode shapes, vibration absorption.

CR: the former ENGI 5932, the former ENGI 6933

LH: at least four 2-hour sessions per semester

PR: ME 3301 or the former ENGI 3934

6403

Heat Transfer I

(same as the former ENGI 6901) examines modes of heat transfer; conduction: steady 1-D conduction, thermal resistance, extended surfaces (fins), lumped capacitance analysis, 1-D transient conduction; convection: Newton’s law of cooling, convection heat transfer coefficient, external boundary layer flows, internal flows; radiation: principles, properties, exchange factors, black body radiation, and enclosures, radiation shields.

CR: the former ENGI 5602, the former ENGI 6901

LH: at least one 3-hour session per semester

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: ME 4402 or the former ENGI 4901, ME 5502 or the former ENGI 5962

6701

Computer Aided Engineering Applications

(same as the former ENGI 6928, the former ENGI 7928) introduces a variety of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) applications based on advanced 3D CAD modelling. The fundamentals of 3D modelling are covered. CAE include assembly modelling, mechanism animation and finite element analysis. Applications include Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM); model based inspection; reverse engineering; document/drawing production; data exchange; and data management. Lab exercises provide exposure to solid modelling and CAE applications using CAD/CAM/CAE tools.

CR: the former ENGI 6928, the former ENGI 7928, the former ENGI 7962

LH: at least ten 2-hour computer laboratory sessions per semester

PR: ENGI 1030, ME 3102 or the former ENGI 3941

6702

Mechanical Component Design I

(same as the former ENGI 5927, the former ENGI 6929) examines adequacy assessment and synthesis of machine elements with a focus on failure prevention, safety factors, and strength; static failure and fatigue analysis of components. Topics include the design of power screws, bolted connections, welds, and shafts.

CR: the former ENGI 5926, the former ENGI 5927, the former ENGI 6929

LH: at least four 3-hour computer laboratory sessions per semester

PR: ME 5602 or the former ENGI 5931

7104

Industrial Materials

(same as the former ENGI 7911) includes metals and alloy systems, strengthening mechanisms of metals, iron-carbon alloys, corrosion resistant alloys, light metals and their alloys, copper and nickel base alloys, super alloys, the function of alloying elements in metals, heat treatments, surface hardening, and surface modification.

CR: the former ENGI 6972, the former ENGI 7911

LH: at least five 3-hour laboratory sessions per semester

PR: ME 5103 or the former ENGI 5911

7105

Welding and Joining Processes

(same as the former ENGI 8971) introduces modern welding and joining processes for metallic materials, polymers, and ceramics. Fundamentals of materials joining processes and the impact of the process parameters on the weld geometry, mechanical properties, and quality are discussed. Laboratory exercises will provide hands-on experience with some industrially significant welding processes.

CR: the former ENGI 8971

LH: seven 3-hour sessions per semester

PR: ME 4601 or the former ENGI 4934, ME 5103 or the former ENGI 5911

7203

Instrumentation and Experimental Design

(same as the former ENGI 7930) involves analysis and design of mechanical measurement systems and multi factor experiments. Topics covered include static and dynamic characteristics of sensors, Fourier transforms, sampling theorem and signal conditioning, uncertainty analysis of sensors, sensors for motion control, load sensing and process control, one factor vs multi factor experiments, factorial design and analysis, partial factorial design and blocking, response surface methodology (RSM).

CR: the former ENGI 7930

LH: at least four 3-hour sessions per semester

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: ENGI 4421 or Statistics 2550, ME 6202 or the former ENGI 6951

7204

Robotics and Automation

(same as the former ENGI 7952) provides the fundamentals in robotic manipulators and arms. The course provides basic understanding in coordinate transformations for spatial description, both kinematical and kinetic analysis, forces and dynamics and finally trajectory generations and path planning.

CR: the former ENGI 7944, the former ENGI 7952

LH: at least three 3-hour sessions per semester

PR: ENGI 4430

7205

Mechatronics II

(same as the former ENGI 7953) emphasizes the integration of the core technologies on which contemporary, mechatronic designs are based. Topics covered include combinational logic circuit design, sequential logic circuit design, modelling and control of servo motors, selection, sizing, and modelling of servo valves and hydraulic actuators, microcontroller technology and interfacing (relays, timers, PWM control, interrupts, digital communication).

CR: the former ENGI 5951, the former ENGI 7953

LH: five 3-hour sessions per semester

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: ME 6202 or the former ENGI 6951

7404

Heat Transfer II

(same as the former ENGI 7901) examines advanced topics in heat transfer; multidimensional heat conduction: shape factors, numerical methods, moving heat sources; phase change heat transfer: melting, solidification, condensation, and boiling; natural convection: external flows, internal flows; multimode heat transfer; and environmental radiation.

CR: the former ENGI 7901

LH: at least three 2-hour computer laboratory sessions per semester

PR: ME 6403 or the former ENGI 6901

7405

Mechanical Equipment

(same as the former ENGI 7903) examines performance characteristics of mechanical equipment; fluid power devices: pipes; valves; turbomachinery: pumps; fans; blowers; compressors; heat transfer devices: heat exchangers; boilers, and cooling towers.

CR: the former ENGI 7903

LH: at least four 1.5-hour sessions per semester

PR: ME 6403 or Process Engineering 5002 or the former ENGI 5602 or the former ENGI 6901

7503

Gas Dynamics

(same as the former ENGI 8970) begins with an introduction to compressible gas flows, then considers fundamental laws of compressible fluid flow; wave propagation in compressible fluids; isentropic flow of a perfect gas; normal and oblique shock waves; Prandtl-Meyer flows; external compressible flows; flow in ducts, flow with friction (Fanno) and heat transfer (Rayleigh); imperfect gas effects; and measurement of compressible flows.

CR: the former ENGI 8970

PR: ME 5502 or the former ENGI 5962

7603

Finite Element Analysis

(same as the former ENGI 7934) includes a review of basic concepts required for FEA, basics of stiffness formulation, direct stiffness method, displacement method, one dimensional elements, trusses and frames. Topics include 1D fluid and heat transfer elements, automated analysis and modelling concepts, higher order elements, two dimensional elements - plane stress and plane strain, introduction to 3D elements, introduction to advanced topics and isoparametric formulation.

CR: the former ENGI 7934

LH: 2

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: ENGI 4430, ME 5602 or the former ENGI 5931

7703

Mechanical Component Design II

(same as the former ENGI 6927, the former ENGI 7929) is a continuation of the ME 6702 course in analysis and synthesis of machinery, including advanced analysis of machine elements such as clutches, brakes, couplings, journal bearings and gears. Advanced machine design concepts are examined, such as reliability, optimization and techniques for stimulating innovative design. A synthesis project involving the machine elements studied is usually included.

CR: the former ENGI 6926, the former ENGI 6927, the former ENGI 7929

LH: at least five 3-hour computer laboratory sessions per semester

PR: ME 6702 or the former ENGI 5927 or the former ENGI 6929

7704

Mechanical Design Project I

(same as the former ENGI 7926) is the first of two capstone design courses in Mechanical Engineering. In this course mechanical students are organized into small groups or teams, which must complete a design challenge. The project is presented as an open-ended problem statement with specific performance objectives. The system must be designed, prototyped and tested during the semester. Each team is a small consulting firm and is required to document its object planning as well as its design.

CR: the former ENGI 7926, the former ENGI 7936

LC: minimum of 2 lecture hours per week

LH: at least three 2-hour sessions per semester

PR: ENGI 4102, completion of Term 6 of the Mechanical Engineering Program

8106

Corrosion and Corrosion Control

(same as the former ENGI 8911) examines forms of corrosion; the electrochemical nature of the corrosion process; the mixed potential theory, Purbaix diagrams and Evan diagrams; corrosion testing, control use by use of materials, selection, cathodic protection, inhibitors, and coatings. There are case studies of selected corrosion problems.

CR: the former ENGI 8962, the former ENGI 8911

LH: at least four 3-hour sessions per semester

PR: ME 5103 or Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering 4007 or the former ENGI 4007 or the former ENGI 5911

8304

Machine Dynamics

(same as the former ENGI 8937) reviews mechanism kinematics and inverse dynamics (prediction of unknown forces and torques required to create a known motion) and continues with forward dynamic analysis of mechanisms (predicting unknown motion due to applied forces and torques) using student-generated computer code and commercial software. Practical applications of dynamics are explored, such as engine shaking forces, balancing of machinery, shaft vibration, design of flywheels, and gyroscopic effects.

CR: the former ENGI 7945, the former ENGI 8937

PR: ME 4302 or the former ENGI 4932, ME 6303 or the former ENGI 6933

8305

Modelling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems

(same as the former ENGI 8946) emphasizes interdisciplinary system models, equation formulation and structure, and model complexity. The bond graph modelling language will be introduced to simulate systems containing mechanical, electrical, thermal, hydraulic, and magnetic components.

CR: the former ENGI 8946

PR: ME 5201 or the former ENGI 5952, ME 6303 or the former ENGI 6933

8406

Design of Thermal Systems

(same as the former ENGI 8903) examines thermal system design; modeling of thermal systems; steady and transient system simulation; single and multi-variable optimization; overall system performance; thermodynamic optimization; selected design case studies.

CR: the former ENGI 8903

PR: ME 7404 or the former ENGI 7901, ME 7405 or the former ENGI 7903

8407

Sustainable Energy Systems

(same as the former ENGI 8984) examines thermo-fluid features of energy conversion and storage technologies. Topics include nuclear power, wind power, biorenewable and nonconventional fuels, fuel cells, carbon capture and sequestration, photovoltaics, solar thermal, energy storage, and hydroelectric power systems.

CR: the former ENGI 8984

PR: ME 4402 or the former ENGI 4901, ME 7404 or the former ENGI 7901

8504

Computational Fluid Dynamics

(same as the former ENGI 8947) begins with a review of the equations governing viscous fluid flows and heat transfer. The course includes heat conduction, convection-diffusion, and fluid flow equations; gridding, dependent variable interpolation, discretized equations, solution of the discretized equations, transients and nonlinearities; testing and validation of CFD codes, standard test problems.

CR: the former ENGI 8947

PR: ME 5502 or the former ENGI 5962 or the former ENGI 6961, ME 7404 or the former ENGI 7901

8505

Fluid Structure Interactions

(same as the former ENGI 8964) examines structural vibrations generated by fluid flow. These vibrations can be transient or they can take the form of instability or resonance. The course deals with the following fluid structure interactions: (1) Flow induced vibration of structures (2) Unsteady flow in pipe networks (3) Water wave interactions with structures.

CR: the former ENGI 8904, the former ENGI 8964

LH: at least three 3-hour sessions per semester

PR: ME 5502 or the former ENGI 5962 or the former ENGI 6961, ME 6303 or the former ENGI 6933

8506

Advanced Fluid Dynamics

(same as the former ENGI 8965) includes fluid kinematics; equations of fluid dynamics: Navier-Stokes equations, Euler's equations, Stokes' equations, vorticity transport; advanced topics in: low Reynolds flows, unsteady viscous flows, boundary layer analysis, potential flows; introduction to turbulent flow; free shear flows.

CR: the former ENGI 8965

PR: ME 5502 or the former ENGI 5962 or the former ENGI 6961

8604

Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics

(same as the former ENGI 8933) is an introduction to fatigue and fracture analysis of metallic components, failure mechanisms, fracture mechanisms, effects of cracks, notches, collapse; linear elastic fracture mechanic analysis; design of components to avoid fracture; fatigue crack propagation, fracture initiation, crack arrest; and fracture toughness measurements.

CR: the former ENGI 8933

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: ME 5602 or the former ENGI 5931

8605

Pressure Component Design

(same as the former ENGI 8935) includes pressure vessel design philosophy; membrane theory of shells; stress categories; discontinuous stresses; design of pressure vessel components according to ASME Boiler and pressure vessel and piping codes. There is a design project involving pressure vessel components.

CR: the former ENGI 8935

OR: at least 1 tutorial hour per week

PR: ME 5602 or the former ENGI 5931, ME 6702 or the former ENGI 6929

8606

Mechanical Behaviour of Composites

(same as the former ENGI 8982) includes stress-strain behaviour of composites, properties of matrix and reinforcing materials, mechanics of fibre-reinforced composites, lamina and laminate analysis, and an introduction to manufacturing methods.

CR: the former ENGI 8982

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: ME 5602 or the former ENGI 5931

8705

Mechanical Design Project II

(same as the former ENGI 8926) is the Mechanical Engineering capstone project, building on skills acquired in ME 7704. Student teams choose a unique design challenge and proceed to generate a solution. Problems are often drawn from industry and, where possible, interdisciplinary interaction is encouraged. The problem proponent will act as the “client” and the team is expected to generate a solution. Emphasis is placed on oral and written communication and technical aspects. Wherever possible, elements should be prototyped and tested.

CR: the former ENGI 8926, the former ENGI 8936

LC: scheduled as required

LH: scheduled as required

PR: ME 7704 or the former ENGI 7926

8801

Production & Operations Management

(same as the former ENGI 8945) is an overview of production and operations management, and an examination of decision making and operations strategy; process design and improvement, process flow analysis/simulation, capacity planning; design of value chains, lean systems, plant layout and process planning; operating value chains, MIS systems, inventory and resource management; Relevant computer laboratory exercises are conducted.

CR: the former ENGI 7943, the former ENGI 8945

PR: ME 6403 or the former ENGI 6901

8900-8999

Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).