Mechanical engineering

Campus: St. John's Faculty: Engineering and Applied Science
Degree: Bachelor of engineering Practical experience: up to two years of real engineering work experience
Length: Five years (Engineering One + four years in mechanical engineering major)
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Mechanical engineering is a broad field that involves the application of physical principles for analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. Mechanical engineering encompasses the design and manufacturing of products that are used in every facet of society; analysis and prevention of mechanical system failures; and improving the efficiency and reliability of renewable energy systems.

Mechanical engineering at Memorial

Memorial’s mechanical engineering program is unique in that it is a co-operative education program; students will acquire up to two full years of industry experience prior to graduation. You will choose from technical streams of mechatronics; petroleum/offshore oil and gas; thermo fluids and energy; or materials and mechanics. You will complete courses in dynamics, strength of materials, vibration, automatic controls, machine design, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, mathematics, materials, mechatronics, and robotics.

Admission requirements

To apply for admission into the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, indicate bachelor of engineering in the appropriate place on the undergraduate application for admission. In addition to meeting the general admission requirements, you will also need to meet the admission requirements set out by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Sample first year

Wondering what courses you would take in your first year? Check out a sample program of suggested courses for Engineering One.

Sample courses beyond first year

ME 4302 - Mechanisms and Machines
ME 6702 - Mechanical Component Design I
ME 7204 - Robotics and Automation 

Career opportunities

A bachelor of engineering degree, with a major in mechanical engineering, prepares students for a variety of careers including:

  • machine design
  • manufacturing plant management
  • robotics design
  • renewable energy systems
  • heating, ventilation, & air conditioning (HVAC)

Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.