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Mechanical Engineering Major

Mechanical Engineering

Admission Requirements

Improving Quality of Life Through Engineering

 Design, Implement and Develop Solutions

Designed around a framework of sustainability, Mechanical Engineering empowers you to learn and apply the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems involved in quality of life.

 Explore an Interdisciplinary Degree

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, with unique courses such as Kinematics and Dynamics, Machine Design, Electric Circuits, and Electromechanical Devices

 Enjoy a Challenging, Rewarding Career

Graduates of Mechanical Engineering are involved in the development of machines and equipment ranging from mega marine ships to minute instruments used in medicine and surgery, and many more industries related to improving quality of life, the environment, and more.

Why Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineering is the backbone of making things move in our society. You’ll use design skills to develop processes and systems that improve our environment, technology and quality of life, acting to apply mathematical, scientific and engineering principles to a wide variety of fields.

Students in the Mechanical Engineering (MECH) major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Biological Engineering, Computer Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, or other majors.

What You Will Learn

Semester 1
  • General Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Engineering and Design I
  • Calculus I
  • Physics with Applications
Semester 2
  • Engineering Mechanics I
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Calculus II
  • Introductory Electricity and Magnetism

Semester 3
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Engineering and Design II
  • Material Science
  • Engineering Mechanics II
  • Engineering Systems Analysis
  • Applied Differential Equations
Semester 4
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Kinematics and Dynamics
  • Electric Circuits
  • Numerical Methods
  • Probability and Statistics for Engineers

Semester 5
  • Engineering Economics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Machine Design
  • Electromechanical Devices
  • Science and Technology in a Global Context
Semester 6
  • Engineering and Design III
  • Applied Fluids and Thermodynamics
  • Systems and Control Theory
  • Heat and Mass Transfer

Semester 7
  • Mechanical Vibration
  • Proposal for Engineering Design IV
Semester 8
  • Mechanical Engineering Design IV

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Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

Our Mechanical Engineering co-op is a five-year program, with five work terms, designed to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career improving students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, and boosting resume experience.

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In 2021, more than $42.7 million in scholarships was awarded to U of G students. Learn more about applications, requirements and available Scholarships.

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