X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng.]

Mechanical Engineering Program Regular and Co-op (MECH/MECH:C)

School of Engineering, College of Physical and Engineering Science

Mechanical Engineering is the most general of all engineering disciplines. Graduates in mechanical engineering are able to apply mathematical, scientific and engineering principles to a wide variety of fields and find employment across the private and public sectors. The program provides students with a common base of knowledge essential to mechanical engineering, and then allows them to select from a menu of electives to attain a degree of specialization in one of five areas, or to choose electives which broaden their general knowledge base. Elective concentrations are available in the areas of wind and solar energy, food and beverage engineering, mechatronics, manufacturing system design and biomechanics. The program is built around concepts of sustainability and sustainable design to equip graduates to tackle these issues in the workplace.

Major (Honours Program)

Semester 1 - Regular or Co-op
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
ENGG*1100 [0.75] Engineering and Design I
MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I
One of:
ENGG*1210 [0.50] Engineering Mechanics I
HIST*1250 [0.50] Science and Society Since 1500
Note: One of ENGG*1210 and HIST*1250 must be taken in semester 1; the remaining course must be taken in semester 2.
Semester 2 - Regular or Co-op
ENGG*1500 [0.50] Engineering Analysis
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
PHYS*1010 [0.50] Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS*1130 [0.50] Physics with Applications
One of:
ENGG*1210 [0.50] Engineering Mechanics I
HIST*1250 [0.50] Science and Society Since 1500
Semester 3 - Regular or Co-op
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
ENGG*2100 [0.75] Engineering and Design II
ENGG*2120 [0.50] Material Science
ENGG*2160 [0.50] Engineering Mechanics II
ENGG*2400 [0.50] Engineering Systems Analysis
ENGG*3240 [0.50] Engineering Economics
MATH*2270 [0.50] Applied Differential Equations
Semester 4 - Regular or Co-op
ENGG*2230 [0.50] Fluid Mechanics
ENGG*2340 [0.50] Kinematics and Dynamics
ENGG*2450 [0.50] Electric Circuits
MATH*2130 [0.50] Numerical Methods
STAT*2120 [0.50] Probability and Statistics for Engineers
0.50 restricted electives
Semester 5 - Regular or Co-op
ENGG*2410 [0.50] Digital Systems Design Using Descriptive Languages
ENGG*3260 [0.50] Thermodynamics
ENGG*3280 [0.75] Machine Design
ENGG*3450 [0.50] Electrical Devices
ENGG*3510 [0.50] Electromechanical Devices
0.50 restricted electives
Semester 6 - Regular / Semester 7 - Co-op
ENGG*1070 [0.25] Occupational Health and Safety
ENGG*3100 [0.75] Engineering and Design III
ENGG*3370 [0.50] Applied Fluids and Thermodynamics
ENGG*3410 [0.50] Systems and Control Theory
ENGG*3430 [0.50] Heat and Mass Transfer
0.50 restricted electives
Semester 7 - Regular / Semester 6 - Co-op
2.50 restricted electives
Semester 8 - Regular or Co-op
ENGG*4160 [1.00] Mechanical Engineering Design IV
2.25 restricted electives
Restricted Electives (see Program Guide for more information)

A maximum of 1.50 credits at the 1000 level is allowed for elective requirements.

  • 2.00 credits in Complementary Studies (Students need to take 0.50 credits from each of the three sub-lists noted in the Program Guide. The remaining 0.50 credits can be taken from any Complementary Studies sub-lit.)

  • 0.75 credits in Mechanical Engineering Design electives.

  • A minimum of 3.50 credits in Mechanical Engineering electives. Specific credit requirements vary by the mechanical engineering design elective chosen. Please consult the Program Guide for further information on the prerequisite requirements specific to each mechanical engineering design elective.

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1