Mechanical Engineering

Innovation and modernization by applying science and technology toward the development of mechanical systems.

Are you up to the challenge?

Mechanical engineering, a field where concepts of physics are applied to solve real-world problems, is among the broadest of all engineering disciplines in terms of scope.  In fact, practically all devices and objects that surround us in our daily lives are at least partly designed based on mechanical engineering principles (e.g., cars, smartphones, drones, prosthetic limbs, etc.) or are fabricated in an industrial setting using machinery and tools that are products of mechanical engineering.  Even the generation and conversion of the energy used to manufacture such devices and objects relies heavily on the field of mechanical engineering.  A mechanical engineer can be an innovator leading the design, analysis and manufacturing of new products or be responsible for ensuring the continued efficient and safe operation of existing devices.  A mechanical engineer also has excellent problem solving skills that may be applied to numerous areas such as robotics and automation, heating and ventilation, biomechanics, transportation, energy production and conversion, aerodynamics, hydraulics and pneumatics, etc.  The numerous challenges faced by the mechanical engineer in working toward the betterment of society through the development of new products contribute to making the profession both stimulating and rewarding.

Academic Advisor

Dr. Marc Arsenault, P.Eng., Ph.D.

Telephone: 705.675.1151 ext. 2392

Email: marc.arsenault@laurentian.ca

Office: F-217D, Science II Building

How to Apply
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Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

The curriculum within the Mechanical Engineering program within the Bharti School of Engineering begins with a suite of courses in math, physics, chemistry and computer programming.  This provides you with the foundational knowledge required for subsequent engineering courses in the areas of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, dynamics and controls, as well as materials and manufacturing.  The program is structured to allow you to gain broad knowledge in all aspects of mechanical engineering while also providing you the opportunity to tailor your coursework to specific areas of interest.  Finally, with an aim of providing future engineers with a broader view of the world, the technical content of the program is complemented by a selection of courses in the humanities, social sciences, arts, communications, economics, and management.

Program highlights:

  • General option: This program option provides students with general knowledge in all areas of mechanical engineering while allowing flexibility, through additional technical elective courses, to tailor coursework to specific areas of interest.
  • Mechatronics option: Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering involving elements of mechanical engineering, systems engineering, electrical engineering and computer engineering that provides the basis for the design of integrated intelligent systems.  In fact, most devices and machines that in the past were purely mechanical artefacts have now been improved through the use of electronic components and computer algorithms.  The mechatronics option within the Mechanical Engineering program provides students with general knowledge in all areas of mechanical engineering combined with specific knowledge in the areas of digital control, as well as microprocessor design and implementation.
  • CO-OP option: The CO-OP option allows students to spend from 16 to 20 months of their program in paid engineering internships within industrial settings.  This provides students with valuable engineering experience while also improving their prospects of quality employment upon graduation.  The Mechanical Engineering program with the CO-OP option has a 5 year duration.
  • Classroom teaching is complemented with hands-on lab work that demonstrates the real-world implications of engineering principles.
  • Students in the program are regularly brought to work on challenging open-ended design problems that must satisfy requirements and constraints pertaining to functionality, safety, manufacturability, cost, ease of use, and environmental sustainability.  The culmination of these efforts is the fourth year capstone engineering design course where students work as members of a team to design, fabricate and test a device or product according to the needs of a client.  In many cases, clients are local companies or organizations looking to improve their products or services.
  • The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited through the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).  Graduates of our program are eligible to register as Professional Engineers across Canada.

Interesting facts:

  • The Laurentian University Voyageurs Racing Club (LUVRC) is a student-run club that designs and builds a racing buggy to participate in international competitions run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
  • Teams of Laurentian University Mechanical Engineering students have experienced tremendous success in recent years while competing against schools from across Ontario and Canada in annual engineering competitions:
    • First place, Senior Design, Ontario Engineering Competition, 2010.
    • First place, Senior Design, Canadian Engineering Competition, 2010.
    • First place, NASA-sponsored lunabotics competition, 2011.
    • First place, Senior Design, Ontario Engineering Competition, 2014.
    • First place, Junior Design, Ontario Engineering Competition, 2015.
    • Second place, Senior Design, Ontario Engineering Competition, 2015.
    • First place, Junior Design, Canadian Engineering Competition, 2015.
    • First place, Senior Design, Canadian Engineering Competition, 2015.
    • First place, Senior Design, Ontario Engineering Competition, 2016.

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions

1 grade 12 U Chemistry 

1 grade 12 U Physics 

1 addtional grade 12 U/M Math or Science course (Biology, Calculus and Vectors, Earth and Space Science, or analyzing current Economic Issues)

1 other grade 12 U/M courses 

A minimum overall average of 75% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering - General Option

First Year

Fall term:
   CHMI 1006E General Chemistry I or CHMI 1006F Chimie générale I
   ENGR 1007E Engineering Graphics and Design or ENGR 1007F Graphique et dessins techniques
   ENGR 1056E Applied Mechanics I or ENGR 1056F Mécanique appliquée I
   MATH 1036E Calculus I or MATH 1036F Calcul I
   PHYS 1006E Introductory Physics I or PHYS 1006F Introduction à la physique I
   Complementary Studies Elective (3 credits)

Winter term:
   ENGR 1016E Engineering Communications or ENGR 1016F Communication en génie
   ENGR 1017E Computer Aided Design
   ENGR 1057E Applied Mechanics II
   MATH 1037E Calculus II or MATH 1037F Calcul II
   MATH 1057E Linear Algebra I or MATH 1057F Algèbre linéaire I
   PHYS 1007E Introductory Physics II or PHYS 1007F Introduction à la physique II

Second Year
Fall term:
   COSC 1046E Computer Science I
   ENGR 2026E Engineering Materials or ENGR 2026F Matériaux d’ingénierie
   ENGR 2036E Engineering Thermodynamics I
   ENGR 2076E Mechanics and Strength of Materials I or ENGR 2076F Mécanique et résistance des matériaux I
   MATH 2066E Introduction to Differential Equations or MATH 2066F Introduction aux équations différentielles
   Complementary Studies Elective (3 credits)

Winter term:
   COSC 1047E Computer Science II
   ENGR 2097E Fluid Mechanics I or ENGR 2097F Mécanique des fluides I
   ENGR 2506E Dynamics
   ENGR 2537E Engineering Thermodynamics II
   ENGR 2587E Mechanics and Strength of Materials II
   STAT 2246E Statistics for Scientists or STAT 2246F Statistiques pour science et génie

Third Year  
Fall term:
   ENGR 3426E Engineering Economics or ENGR 3426F Économie appliquée à l’industrie
   ENGR 3526E Fluid Mechanics II
   ENGR 3536E Materials and Manufacturing
   ENGR 3546E System Modeling and Simulation
   ENGR 3556E Electromechanical Actuators and Power Electronics
   Technical Elective (3 credits from List A or B – refer to technical elective requirements)

Winter term:
   ENGR 3327E Mine Ventilation
   ENGR 3507E Finite Element Methods
   ENGR 3516E Vibrations and Dynamic Systems
   ENGR 3517E Machine Design
   ENGR 3547E Control Systems
   MATH 3416E Numerical Methods I or MATH 3416F Méthodes numériques

Fourth Year
Fall term:
   ENGR 3446E Heat Transfer
   ENGR 4126E Engineering Seminar or ENGR 4126F Séminaire en génie
   ENGR 4526E Sensors and Instrumentation
   ENGR 4566E Fluid Power Systems
   ENGR 4595E Mechanical Engineering Design Project
   Technical Elective (3 credits from List A or B – refer to technical elective requirements)

Winter term:
   ENGR 3566E Biomechanics
   ENGR 4117E Engineering, Technology and Society or ENGR 4117F   L’ingénierie, la technologie et la société
   ENGR 4547E Robot Manipulation
   ENGR 4595E Mechanical Engineering Design Project
   Technical Elective (3 credits from List A or B – refer to technical elective requirements)
   Complementary Studies Elective (3 credits)

B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics Option

First Year
Fall term:
   CHMI 1006E General Chemistry I or CHMI 1006F Chimie générale I
   ENGR 1007E Engineering Graphics and Design or ENGR 1007F Graphique et dessins techniques
   ENGR 1056E Applied Mechanics I or ENGR 1056F Mécanique appliquée I
   MATH 1036E Calculus I or MATH 1036F Calcul I
   PHYS 1006E Introductory Physics I or PHYS 1006F Introduction à la physique I
   Complementary Studies Elective (3 credits)

Winter term:
   ENGR 1016E Engineering Communications or ENGR 1016F Communication en génie
   ENGR 1017E Computer Aided Design
   ENGR 1057E Applied Mechanics II
   MATH 1037E Calculus II or MATH 1037F Calcul II
   MATH 1057E Linear Algebra I or MATH 1057F Algèbre linéaire I
   PHYS 1007E Introductory Physics II or PHYS 1007F Introduction à la physique II


Second Year
Fall term:
   COSC 1046E Computer Science I
   ENGR 2026E Engineering Materials or ENGR 2026F Matériaux d’ingénierie
   ENGR 2036E Engineering Thermodynamics I
   ENGR 2076E Mechanics and Strength of Materials I or ENGR 2076F Mécanique et résistance des matériaux I
   MATH 2066E Introduction to Differential Equations or MATH 2066F Introduction aux équations différentielles
   Complementary Studies Elective (3 credits)

Winter term:
   COSC 1047E Computer Science II
   ENGR 2097E Fluid Mechanics I or ENGR 2097F Mécanique des fluides I
   ENGR 2506E Dynamics
   ENGR 2537E Engineering Thermodynamics II
   ENGR 2587E Mechanics and Strength of Materials II
   STAT 2246E Statistics for Scientists or STAT 2246F Statistiques pour science et génie

Third Year
Fall term:
   COSC 2006E Data Structures
   ENGR 3426E Engineering Economics or ENGR 3426F Économie appliquée à l’industrie
   ENGR 3526E Fluid Mechanics II
   ENGR 3536E Materials and Manufacturing
   ENGR 3546E System Modeling and Simulation
   ENGR 3556E Electromechanical Actuators and Power Electronics

Winter term:
   ENGR 3507E Finite Element Methods
   ENGR 3516E Vibrations and Dynamic Systems
   ENGR 3517E Machine Design
   ENGR 3547E Control Systems
   ENGR 3577E Microprocessor Systems and Interfacing
   MATH 3416E Numerical Methods I or MATH 3416F Méthodes numériques

Fourth Year
Fall term:
   ENGR 3446E Heat Transfer
   ENGR 4126E Engineering Seminar or ENGR 4126F Séminaire en génie
   ENGR 4526E Sensors and Instrumentation
   ENGR 4546E Digital Control
   ENGR 4576E Digital Logic and Microprocessors
   ENGR 4595E Mechanical Engineering Design Project

Winter term:
   COSC 3807E Applied Networks
   ENGR 4117E Engineering, Technology and Society or ENGR 4117F L’ingénierie, la technologie et la société
   ENGR 4547E Robot Manipulation
   ENGR 4595E Mechanical Engineering Design Project
   Technical Elective (3 credits from List B)
   Complementary Studies Elective (3 credits)

Technical Elective Requirements:
General Option: 6 credits from List A and 3 credits from List B.
Mechatronics Option: 3 credits from List B.

Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives – List A
   COSC 2307E Database Programming
   COSC 2406E Assembly Language Programming
   ENGR 3126E Occupational Health Engineering
   ENGR 3157E Operations Research
   ENGR 3307E Materials Handling
   ENGR 3437E Water and Wastewater Treatment
   ENGR 3466E Environmental Impact of Process Industries
   ENGR 3477E Adsorption and Membrane Processes in Pollution Control
   ENGR 4157E Power Machines
   ENGR 4187E Solid Waste Processing and Recycling in the Minerals Industry
   ENGR 4366E Automation and Reliability of Mining Equipment
   MATH 2037E Advanced Calculus or MATH 2037F Calcul avancé
   MATH 2057E Linear Algebra II or MATH 2057F Algèbre linéaire II
   PHYS 2006E Introduction to Electricity and Electronics
   PHYS 3046E Mechanical Properties of Solids and Fluids


Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives – List B

   BIOL 1000E Canadian Environmental Biology
   BIOL 1506E Biology I or BIOL 1506F Biologie I
   BIOL 2356E Principles of Ecology or BIOL 2356F Principes d’écologie
   CHMI 1007E General Chemistry II or CHMI 1007F Chimie générale II
   ENSC 1406E Earth’s Environmental Systems or ENVI-1406F Environnement I
   ENVI 1507F Environnement II
   GEOL 1006E Introductory Geology I or GEOL 1006F Introduction à la géologie I
   PHYS 2606E Biophysics of Fluids
   PHYS 2616E Physics of Hearing and Vision

Complementary Studies Electives

   ACCT 1001E Using Financial Information or ACCT 1001F Utilisation des données financières
   ANCS 1006E Greek Civilization
   ANCS 1007E Roman Civilization
   ANCS 2016E Classical Mythology
   ANTR 1007E Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
   ARCL 1006E Introduction to Archeology and Physical Anthropology
   ECON 1006E Introduction to Microeconomics or ECON 1006F Introduction à la microéconomie
   ECON 1007E Introduction to Macroeconomics or ECON 1007F Introduction à la macroéconomie
   ENGL 1705E Introduction to Writing and English Studies
   ENGL 2005E Literatures in English
   ENGL 2606E Backgrounds to Western Literature I
   ENGL 2616E The Bible and Literature
   ENGL 2626E Critical Approaches
   ENGL 2676E Popular Literature and Culture I
   ENVI 2506E Cultural Representations of the Environment
   ENVI 2507F Empreinte écologique et développement durable
   ENVI 2516E Ecological Footprints and Demographic Change
   GEOG 1026E Introduction to Physical Geography or GEOG 1026F Introduction à la géographie physique
   GEOG 1027E Introduction to Human Geography or GEOG 1027F Introduction à la géographie humaine
   HIST 1106E Introduction to the 20th Century or HIST 1106F Introduction à l’histoire du XXe siècle
   HIST 1107E Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective or HIST 1107F Perspectives historiques sur les problèmes contemporains
   HIST 1206E Western Civilization: Renaissance to the French Revolution or HIST 1206F civilisation occidentale: depuis la Renaissance jusqu’à la Révolution française
   HIST 1207E Western Civilization: French Revolution to the Present or HIST 1207F La civilisation occidentale: de la Révolution française à nos jours
   HIST 1406E Canadian History: Pre-Confederation or HIST 1406F Histoire canadienne: L’époque de la préconfédération
   HIST 1407E Canadian History: Post-Confederation or HIST 1407F Histoire canadienne : depuis la confederation
   JURI 1006E Introduction to Legal Studies I or JURI 1106F Introduction à l’étude du droit
   JURI 1007E Introduction to Legal Studies II or JURI 1107F Introduction au droit criminal
   JURI 1105E Introduction to Legal Studies
   LBST 1006E Introduction to Labour Studies I
   LBST 1007E Introduction to Labour Studies II
   LBST 2026E The World of Work (cross-listed with SOCI-2026E)
   LBST 2106E Occupational Health and Safety, Level I
   LBST 2246E What Do Unions Do? (cross-listed with SOCI-2246E)
   LBST 3106E Occupational Health and Safety, Level II
   MGMT 1006E Management of Organizations I or MGMT 1306F Gestion des organisations I
   MGMT 1007E Management of Organizations II or MGMT 1307F Gestion des organisations II
   OPER 2006E Introduction to Management Science or OPER 2006F Introduction à la science de la gestion
   OPER 4016E Project Management (eligible as an elective course for Mechanical Engineering students only)
   PHIL 1115E Introduction to Philosophy or PHIL 1105F Introduction à la philosophie
   PHIL 2126E Philosophy of Sexuality or PHIL 2586F Philosophie de la sexualité
   PHIL 2156E Philosophy, Culture and Power
   PHIL 2217E Environmental Ethics or PHIL 2217F Éthique de l’environnement
   PHIL 2256E Philosophy of Education or PHIL 2256F Philosophie de l’éducation
   PHIL 2505E Critical Thinking and Argument or PHIL 2505F Pensée critique et argumentation
   PHIL 2525E Contemporary Moral Issues or PHIL 2525F Problèmes éthiques contemporains
   PHIL 2747E Technology, Freedom and Values or PHIL 2216F Technologie, valeurs et environnement
   PHIL 2876E Business Ethics
   POLI 1005E Introduction to Political Science
   POLI 1006E Political Regimes or POLI 1006F Politique et sociétés
   POLI 1007E Political Ideas and Political Actors or POLI 1007F Problèmes politiques contemporains
   POLI 2306E International Relations or POLI 2306F Relations internationals
   POLI 2426E Individual, Community and the Political Order
   POLI 2526E Approaches to Justice
   POLI 2575E Philosophy of Law
   PSYC 1105E Introduction to Psychology or PSYC 1105F Initiation à la psychologie
   SOCI 1015E Understanding Society or SOCI 1015F Étude de la société
   WOMN 1005E Introduction to Women’s Studies or WOMN 1005F Introduction aux études des femmes

Note:    Please consult with the School Director for other relevant courses.

 

Program Regulations
To be in good academic standing and progress in the B.Eng. program, a student must:
1. Meet all conditions of admission
2. Not fail more than 6 credits in any one year
3. Achieve an overall average of 3.5 GPA (or C letter grade or 60%) in all courses in the previous year (or previous 30 consecutive credits)

A student is subject to a one year probationary period for failure to meet any of the above criteria under academic standing.

A student is required to withdraw from the Bharti School of Engineering if he or she:
1. Does not satisfy all conditions after one probationary year or 30 consecutive credits
2. Fails 42 credits or more
3. Has not achieved good academic standing in two consecutive years or 60 consecutive credits
4. Fails to obtain the minimum academic grade and satisfactory lab performance where appropriate in a course on a third attempt

A student who is required to withdraw may petition the Senate Committee on Academic Regulations and Awards for readmission after one calendar year. Such an appeal should have a recommendation from the director of the school before being considered by the committee.

Students in good academic standing who choose to discontinue their studies at the end of the first or any other year, with successful completion of that year, may apply for readmission with advanced standing. Cases are considered on an individual basis.

***Time limit: The Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree must be completed within seven (7) years of initial registration in the program.

NOTE:

The list below includes all courses that are core to either all options or a particular option of the Mechanical Engineering program (i.e., General Option and/or Mechatronics Option).  Details on which courses must be taken within each option of the program are available under the "Degree Options" tab.  Elective courses are not included in this list.

Year:

CHMI-1006EL - General Chemistry I COSC-1046EL - Computer Science 1 COSC-1047EL - Computer Science II COSC-2006EL - Data Structures COSC-3807EL - Introduction to Computer Networks ENGR-1007EL - Engineering Graphics and Design ENGR-1016EL - Engineering Communications ENGR-1017EL - Computer Aided Design ENGR-1056EL - Applied Mechanics I ENGR-1057EL - Applied Mechanics II ENGR-2026EL - Engineering Materials ENGR-2036EL - Engineering Thermodynamics I ENGR-2076EL - Mechanics and Strength of Materials I ENGR-2097EL - Fluid Mechanics I ENGR-2506EL - Dynamics ENGR-2537EL - Engineering Thermodynamics II ENGR-2587EL - Mechanics and Strength of Materials II ENGR-3327EL - Mine Ventilation ENGR-3426EL - Engineering Economics ENGR-3446EL - Heat Transfer ENGR-3507EL - Finite Element Methods ENGR-3516EL - Vibrations and Dynamic Systems ENGR-3517EL - Machine Design
ENGR-3526EL - Fluid Mechanics II ENGR-3536EL - Materials and Manufacturing ENGR-3546EL - System Modeling and Simulation ENGR-3547EL - Control Systems ENGR-3556EL - Electromechanical Actuators ENGR-3566EL - Biomechanics of Living Tissues ENGR-3577EL - Microprocessor Systems and Interfacing ENGR-4117EL - Engineering,Technology and Society ENGR-4126EL - Engineering Seminar ENGR-4526EL - Sensors and Instrumentation ENGR-4546EL - Digital Control ENGR-4547EL - Robot Manipulation ENGR-4566EL - Fluids Power Systems ENGR-4576EL - Digital Logic and Microprocessors ENGR-4595EL - Mechanical Engineering Design Project MATH-1036EL - Calculus I MATH-1037EL - Calculus II MATH-1057EL - Linear Algebra I MATH-2066EL - Introduction to Differential Equations MATH-3416EL - Numerical Methods I PHYS-1006EL - Introductory Physics I PHYS-1007EL - Introductory Physics II STAT-2246EL - Statistics for Scientists

Sessional Faculty:

  • Dr. Phil Dirige
  • Greg Lakanen
  • Niranjan Mishra
  • Moshood Olanrewaju
  • Maria Pesz
  • Janet Wiebe
  • Susan Wiebe
Marc Arsenault

Marc Arsenault

Bharti School of Engineering
Krishna Challagulla

Krishna Challagulla

Bharti School of Engineering
Brahim Chebbi

Brahim Chebbi

Bharti School of Engineering
Derek Gransden

Derek Gransden

Bharti School of Engineering
Brent Lievers

Brent Lievers

Bharti School of Engineering
Markus Timusk

Markus Timusk

Bharti School of Engineering
Meysar Zeinali-Ghayeshghorshagh

Meysar Zeinali-Ghayeshghorshagh

Bharti School of Engineering
Junfeng Zhang

Junfeng Zhang

Bharti School of Engineering