X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng.]

Mechanical Engineering Program (MECH)

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.

Major (Honours Program)

Semester 1
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
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
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
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
Semester 5
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
Semester 6
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
Semester 7
ENGG*3140 [0.50] Mechanical Vibration
ENGG*4000 [0.00] Proposal for Engineering Design IV
2.50 restricted electives
Semester 8
ENGG*4160 [1.00] Mechanical Engineering Design IV
1.75 restricted electives
Restricted Electives (see Program Guide for more information)

The Engineering Program requires Mechanical Engineering students to complete the following combination of elective credits to complete their program:

  • 3.50 credits from the MECH-1 Mechanical Engineering electives

  • 0.75 credits from the MECH-2 Mechanical Engineering design electives

  • 2.00 credits from Complementary Studies electives

Consult the Program Guide for further information on the prerequisite requirements specific to each elective. Students can take a maximum of 1.50 credits at the 1000 level from the above list of electives.

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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1