Mechanical Engineering – Faculty of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Involve yourself in the design, development, and construction of diverse physical devices and systems as part of mechanical engineering.

4 years
Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op Available)

Diverse Electives

Choose from over 24 Mechanical Engineering courses plus 18 cross-disciplinary options.

Practical Design & Lab Experience

Engage in an iterative design process with 3D printing, and hands-on labs with milling machines and CNC lathes throughout the program.

When we invented our award-winning capstone project, we wanted to make sure we were creating something that would have an impact on people’s day-to-day-lives”

Afeef Khan, Mechanical Engineering

Admission requirements

Academic Prerequisites

This is an above level 1 specialization that requires successful completion of the Engineering 1 general first year.

Use the Future Students admissions tool for entry requirements.

Co-op and experiential learning

Experiential learning provides students with hands-on opportunities beyond the traditional lecture-style format to gain valuable experience.

The Engineering Co-op Program is an optional program which provides you with the opportunity to work in real engineering positions before you graduate. The Undergraduate Co-op Program is administered by the Engineering Co-op and Career Services Department (ECCS).

Example employers:

  • Magna International
  • Stackpole International
  • Loblaw
  • Ontario Power Generation

Learn more about co-op.

McMaster Engineering has many engineering clubs, teams and societies you can join to enhance your practical knowledge and soft skills, provide support, or give you the chance to explore new activities. Clubs are an enjoyable way to enrich your student life and contribute to your social development and academic success.

  • EcoCAR
  • Formula Electric
  • Baja Racing
  • Solar Car Project

Browse opportunities to get involved and gain experience.

Engineering programs have been enriched with interdisciplinary design courses, enabling students to work in teams on real-world problems. This practical experience builds their portfolios and hones skills vital for managing complex projects and utilizing emerging technologies. It prepares them for co-ops and future careers, fostering critical thinking, collaboration, and an understanding of societal issues.

Four project-based design courses that all students take include:

  • ENGINEER 1P13: Integrated Cornerstone Design Projects in Engineering
  • ENGINEER 2PX3: Engineering Design 2: Communications and Societal Impact
  • ENGINEER 3PX3: Engineering Design 2: Engineering Economics

Find out more

Example career paths:

  • Biomechanics
  • Renewable energy
  • Advanced manufacturing in automotive and aerospace industries
  • Mechanics and design
  • Thermal fluid science

Research areas:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Biomechanics
  • Mechanics and Design
  • Thermo Fluid Sciences

How to apply

Understand every step, from applying, to accepting your offer and joining us on campus!

Department of Mechanical Engineering

We’re applying principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.