X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng.]

Mechanical Engineering Program Co-op (MECH:C)

School of Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Mechanical Engineering at Guelph is built around concepts of sustainability and sustainable design to equip graduates to tackle issues associated with emerging technologies. 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.

Program Requirements

The Co-op program in Mechanical Engineering s a five year program, including five work terms. Students must complete a Fall, Winter and Summer work term and must follow the academic work schedule as outlined below (also found on the Co-operative Education website: https://www.recruitguelph.ca/cecs/). Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to adjusting this schedule.

Mechanical Engineering Academic and Co-op Work Term Schedule
Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Academic Semester 1 Academic Semester 2 Off
2 Academic Semester 3


Academic Semester 4 COOP*1000 Work Term I
3 Academic Semester 5 COOP*2000 Work Term II COOP*3000 Work Term III
4 Academic Semester 6 Academic Semester 7 COOP*4000 Work Term IV
5 COOP*5000 Work Term V Academic Semester 8 N/A

To be eligible to continue in the Co-op program, students must meet a minimum 70% cumulative average requirement after second semester, as well as meet all work term requirements. Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to work term performance grading, work term report grading and program completion requirements.

For additional program information students should consult with their Co-op Co-ordinator and Co-op Faculty Advisor, listed on the Co-operative Education web site.

Credit Summary (25.50 Total Credits)*

17.25 - Required Core Courses

3.50 – MECH-1 Mechanical Engineering Electives

0.75 – MECH-2 Mechanical Engineering Design Electives

2.00 – Complementary Studies Electives

2.00 - Co-op Work Terms

Note: A minimum of four Co-op work terms including a Summer, Fall, and Winter are necessary to complete the Co-op requirement. *A fifth Co-op work term is optional and if completed, the total number of credits will equal 26.00.

See Program Guide for more information on restricted electives and their prerequisite requirements. Students can take a maximum of 1.50 credits at the 1000 level from the above list of electives.

The recommended program sequence is outlined below.

Major (Honours Program)

Semester 1 - Fall
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
PHYS*1130 [0.50] Physics with Applications
Semester 2 - Winter
ENGG*1210 [0.50] Engineering Mechanics I
ENGG*1500 [0.50] Engineering Analysis
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
PHYS*1010 [0.50] Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
0.50 restricted electives
Semester 3 - Fall
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
ENGG*1070 [0.25] Occupational Health and Safety
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
MATH*2270 [0.50] Applied Differential Equations
Semester 4 - Winter
ENGG*2180 [0.50] Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
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
Summer Semester
COOP*1000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term I
Semester 5 - Fall
ENGG*3240 [0.50] Engineering Economics
ENGG*3260 [0.50] Thermodynamics
ENGG*3280 [0.75] Machine Design
ENGG*3510 [0.50] Electromechanical Devices
HIST*1250 [0.50] Science and Technology in a Global Context
0.50 restricted electives
Winter Semester
COOP*2000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term II
Summer Semester
COOP*3000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term III
Semester 6 - Fall
ENGG*3140 [0.50] Mechanical Vibration
2.50 restricted electives
Semester 7 - Winter
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
1.00 restricted electives
Summer Semester
COOP*4000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term IV
Fall Semester
COOP*5000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term V
ENGG*4000 [0.00] Proposal for Engineering Design IV
Semester 8 - Winter
ENGG*4160 [1.00] Mechanical Engineering Design IV
1.75 restricted electives
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