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Mechanical Engineering

Energy, manufacturing, mechatronics engineering + Efficient mechanical processes and systems

Apply innovative design and engineering principles to the world around us and improve quality of life.

Designed around a framework of sustainability, Mechanical Engineering empowers you to design and develop processes and systems that improve our environment, technology and quality of life.

Our innovative Mechanical Engineering program has been built to prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career in this versatile field. This program emphasizes the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It involves the production and usage of heat and mechanical power for the design, production, and operation of machines and tools. By emphasizing collaboration and integration, you will experience practical design-based learning and develop the tools to create new and effective solutions to issues in our world.

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Program Information


Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)*
*Available in regular or co-operative education

With elements of:

  • Sustainable Energy
  • Mechatronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Biomechanics

Our students have worked here:

  • Magna
  • Linamar
  • GM, Ford, Toyota
  • Bombardier
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Tigercat Industries Inc.
  • Sleeman Breweries
Portrait of Rafael Saltos
Being a part of the mechanical engineering program here at Guelph has really inspired a new passion in me to explore the ins and outs of the mechanical engineering industry. At Guelph, the professors and TA's do a fantastic job at giving students a hands-on approach to their projects and schoolwork and there is such a collaborative culture present in the program that it makes for a great experience being a part of engineering at Guelph. The way I have been able to apply my coursework to my co-op placements has been extraordinary and I can't talk enough about how great of a decision it was to choose mechanical engineering at the University of Guelph.

Rafael Saltos, Undergraduate Student
Mechanical Engineering

Portrait of Abhilasha Banik
I chose to go to the University of Guelph for engineering because of the design spine. Getting the opportunity to collaborate with other engineering students in different disciplines and working with a professor for upper year design project was something that stood out to me. I also really liked the community at Guelph and the inclusive environment.

Abhilasha Banik, Undergraduate Student
Mechanical Engineering