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Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Mechanical Engineering)

See the description of the Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy requirements in the general section on the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science

Master’s Programs in Mechanical Engineering

The Department offers two 45-credit programs leading to MASc or MEng degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

Requirements for the Degree

The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master’s Programs in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science

Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering)

Students must complete 45 credits as shown below:

  1. Courses. (16 credits) chosen from the Engineering Courses section, approved by the student’s supervisor and either the Graduate Program Director or the Chair of the Department.
  2. Thesis. 29 credits.

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Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Students may specialize in one of the following branches: a. Industrial Control Systems; b. Materials and Composites; c. Mechanical Systems; d. Thermofluid Engineering. Students must complete 45 credits in courses. Courses must be selected as follows:

  1. A minimum of 16 credits chosen from the courses listed in one of the following specialization areas:
    1. Industrial Control Systems: MECH 6021, 6061, 6621, 6631; ENGR 6071, 6301, 6411.
    2. Materials and Composites: MECH 6441, 6501, 6511, 6521, 6541, 6561, 6581.
    3. Mechanical Systems: MECH 6431, 6481, 6751, 6761, 7711; ENGR 6301, 6311.
    4. Thermofluids Engineering: MECH 6111, 6121, 6131, 6171, 6181; ENGR 6201, 6261.
       
  2. A minimum of 20 credits chosen from Topic Areas E01, E03, E04, E05, E06, E10, E11‡, E12, E51, E52, E53, E54, E56, E57, MECH courses in E02, E63 (ENCS 6931 or any of ENGR 6971, ENGR 6981, and ENGR 6991).

  3. The remaining credits may be chosen from:
    1. Graduate seminar in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, ENGR 7011 (1 credit)
    2. Courses chosen from other Topic Areas in the Engineering Courses section. (The student must obtain written approval from the Department that offers the course).

    ‡ Students must obtain approval from the Aerospace Program Director for all the courses listed in topic area E11.

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Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering (Aerospace)

Admission Requirements. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent with high standing. For further details, refer to the section Admission Requirements for Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering in the appropriate pages of the graduate calendar.

Requirements for the Degree

Students must complete a minimum of 45 credits of academic work consisting of: 36 credits of course work in the 6000 or 7000 level (2 courses must be taken outside Concordia), Aerospace Case Study (minimum 3 credits) and an Industrial Stage (6 credits). The selection of courses must be approved by the program director. For course prerequisites, refer to the course descriptions.

Note: Some graduate courses are content equivalent with specified undergraduate courses. These courses are not available for credit to students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent. Refer to the course description where such courses are marked with an (*).

  1. General/Preparatory Core Courses. Normally, 12 credits are required to be completed from the list provided below. Any request for change on this requirement must be approved by the program director. Depending on the background, it may be required for the student to complete certain specified preparatory courses as part of their program.

    ENCS 6021, 6141; INDU 6131, 6211, 6241, 6351; ENGR 6131, 6201, 6421, 6441, 6461, 6501, 7181; MECH 6451, 6481, 6941.

  2. Specialization Courses. 24 credits are to be completed from the specialization courses in one or more of the areas listed below. For other courses available from the participating universities, consult their listings.

    Students should consult the program director at their home university for the selection of courses to suit their area of specialization and need not confine their choice to any one area. A minimum of two courses are to be taken outside of Concordia (minimum 3 credits per course), at least one each from any two of the participating universities. Courses must be chosen from the equivalent Master of Aerospace Engineering program of the participating universities. For courses available from the participating universities, consult their listings and request permission for limited enrolment courses. A second Aerospace Case Study course may be considered as a specialization course.

    1. Aeronautics and Propulsion.

      ENGR 6251, 6261; MECH 6081, 6111, 6121, 6161, 6171, 6191, 6231, 6241.

    2. Avionics and Control.

      COEN 6711; ENCS 6161; ELEC 6121, 6141, 6301, 6351, 6361, 6381, 6601, 6881;
      ENGR 6411, 7181, 7401, 7461; INDU 6411; MECH 6061, 6091, 6621.

      Note: Students may not take both COEN 6711 and MECH 6621.

    3. Structures and Materials.
      ENGR 6311, 6511, 6531, 6541, 7331; MECH 6301, 6321, 6441, 6471, 6481, 6521, 6561, 6581, 7501.

    4. Space Engineering.

      ENGR 6951, 7201; MECH 6251.

    5. Aerospace Case Study. A minimum of three credits (up to a maximum of six credits) must be obtained from the Aerospace Case Study courses. These courses, organized by CIMGAS, are conducted by experts from industry, and are given at one of the participating universities. The material given in a particular case study course might be offered only once. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the student to choose an appropriate course when it is offered. Space in some case study courses may be limited. These courses are:

      MECH 6961 Aerospace Case Study I (3 credits)
      MECH 6971 Aerospace Case Study II (3 credits)


ENGR 7961 Industrial Stage and Training 
(6 credits)

Prerequisite: Completion of at least twelve credits in the composite option and at least twenty-one credits in the aerospace program or permission of program director.
This is an integral component of the aerospace program in the Mechanical Engineering program that is to be completed under the supervision of an experienced engineer in the facilities of a participating company (Canadian work permit is required). The topic is to be decided by a mutual agreement between the student, the participating company and the program director. The course is graded on the basis of the student’s performance during the work period, which includes a technical report.

There may be some restrictions placed on students chosen for the industry sponsored “stage”. For those students who are unable to obtain an industrial stage, it is possible to take ENGR 7961 for a project carried out at the university. Such students must obtain the approval of the program director.

 

Career Prospects. In Montreal, graduates have found work in companies such as Pratt & Whitney Canada, Bell Helicopter, CAE Electronics, Bombardier Aerospace, and others. They hold positions as varied as consulting engineers, aircraft designers, manufacturing plant managers, vice presidents, and chief executive officers. Some have also gone on to form their own companies, while others have taken jobs across Canada and abroad. A number of our graduates hold teaching positions in several universities across North America and in other countries.

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Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Admission Requirements. Applicants to the program must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering with above-average standing. The Faculty Graduate Studies Committee will determine the acceptability of an applicant for admission to the program and may require the applicant to do specific remedial course work to meet the program requirements.

Requirements for Completion

The Graduate Certificate program can be completed in one year. Students with high standing in their Bachelor’s program and whose academic records satisfy the requirements for Good Standing in the Master’s program in Mechanical Engineering (see Engineering Programs section) may apply for transfer to the Master’s program.

  1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 16 credits in one of the fields of concentration listed below.

  2. Courses.
    1. Minimum of 12 credits of core courses, depending on the area of concentration.
    2. Maximum of 4 credits of electives, chosen from the elective courses listed or from core courses of any other areas of concentration.
       
  3. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
    Program Specific Regulations. An Assessment Grade Point Average (AGPA) of at least 2.75 based on a minimum of 8 credits is required.

  4. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulation page for further details regarding the Time Limit requirements.

  5. Graduation. To be eligible to graduate, students must have obtained a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.75.

Courses

All courses are 4-credits. The core courses in the different areas of concentration are:

Aerospace

MECH 6091 Flight Control Systems
MECH 6121 Aerodynamics (*)
MECH 6161 Gas Turbine Design (*)
MECH 6171 Turbomachinery and Propulsion (*)
MECH 6231 Helicopter Flight Dynamics
MECH 6241 Operational Performance of Aircraft
ENGR 6201 Fluid Mechanics
ENGR 6421 Standards, Regulations and Certification
ENGR 6441 Materials Engineering for Aerospace
ENGR 6461 Avionic Navigation System

Composite Materials

MECH 6441 Stress Analysis in Mechanical Design
MECH 6501 Advanced Materials
MECH 6521 Manufacturing of Composites (*)
MECH 6581 Mechanical Behaviour of Polymer Composite Materials (*)
MECH 6601 Testing and Evaluation of Polymer Composite Materials and Structures

Controls and Automation

MECH 6021 Design of Industrial Control Systems (*)
MECH 6061 Analysis and Design of Hydraulic Control Systems (*)
MECH 6081 Fuel Control Systems for Combustion Engines
MECH 6091 Flight Control Systems
MECH 6621 Microprocessors and Applications (*)
ENGR 6411 Robotic Manipulators I: Mechanics (*)
ENGR 6461 Avionic Navigation Systems

Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics

ENGR 6201 Fluid Mechanics
ENGR 6251 The Finite Difference Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics
ENGR 6261 The Finite Element Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics
MECH 6101 Kinetic Theory of Gases
MECH 6111 Gas Dynamics (*)
MECH 6121 Aerodynamics (*)

Manufacturing Systems

INDU 6341 Advanced Concepts in Quality Improvement (*)
INDU 6351 System Reliability
MECH 6421 Metal Machining and Surface Technology
MECH 6431 Introduction to Tribology (Wear, Friction and Lubrication)
MECH 6511 Mechanical Forming of Metals (*)
ENCS 6191 Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic

Elective Courses

ENCS 6141 Probabilistic Methods in Design
INDU 6111 Theory of Operations Research
INDU 6411 Human Factors Engineering (*)
ENCS 6161 Probability and Stochastic Processes
ENCS 6181 Optimization Techniques I (*)
ENGR 6131 Linear Systems (*)
ENGR 6301 Advanced Dynamics
ENGR 6311 Vibrations in Machines and Structures
ENGR 6371 Micromechatronic Systems and Applications
MECH 6051 Process Dynamics and Control (*)
MECH 6181 Heating, Air Conditioning and Ventilation (*)
MECH 6301 Vibration Problems in Rotating Machinery
MECH 6311 Noise and Vibration Control
MECH 6441 Stress Analysis in Mechanical Design
MECH 6451 Computer-Aided Mechanical Design
MECH 6471 Aircraft Structures
MECH 6481 Aeroelasticity (*)
MECH 6531 Casting
MECH 6541 Joining Processes and Nondestructive Testing
MECH 6551 Fracture
MECH 6561 High Strength Materials
MECH 6611 Numerically Controlled Machines
MECH 6631 Industrial Automation
MECH 6641 Engineering Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue
MECH 6651 Structural Composites
MECH 6671 Finite Element Method in Machine Design
MECH 6751 Vehicle Dynamics (*)
MECH 6771 Driverless Ground Vehicles (*)

(*) This course cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent.

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Industrial Engineering

Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Industrial Engineering)

See the description of the Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy requirements in the general section on the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science

Master’s Programs in Industrial Engineering

The Department offers two 45-credit programs leading to MASc or MEng degrees in Industrial Engineering. Applicants lacking the appropriate engineering background will be required to enrol in an extended program of specified courses. These courses are in addition to the regular 45-credit program.

Requirements for the Degree

The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master’s Programs in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science

Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science (Industrial Engineering)

Students must complete 45 credits as shown below:

  1. Courses. A minimum of four courses (16 credits) chosen from the Engineering Courses section, approved by the student’s supervisor and either the Graduate Program Director or the Chair of the Department.

  2. Thesis. 29 credits.

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Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering (Industrial Engineering)

Students must complete 45 credits of course-work as described below:

  1. Specialization Courses: A minimum of nine courses (36 credits) chosen as follows:
    1. Core Courses: The following three INDU courses (12 credits) in topic area E12 must be completed:
      INDU 6111, 6211, 6311.
    2. Area Electives: A minimum of 16 credits must be completed from the courses listed below:
      INDU courses in topic area E12 excluding the core courses;
      ENCS 6191;
      ENGR 7011 (1 credit);
      MECH 6421, 6611, 6631, 6941†.
    3. Department Electives:
      Other INDU 6000, MECH 6000† and MECH 7000† level courses.
       
  2. General Electives
    Up to 9 credits may be chosen from courses listed under the Topic Area E72 or other topic areas in the Engineering Courses section. The student must obtain written approval from the Departments that offer these courses.

  3. Project Courses

    A student may take project courses (ENGR 6971, ENGR 6981, ENGR 6991) or the industrial training (ENCS 6931), replacing courses specified in Department Electives or courses specified in General Electives.

    † Students must obtain approval from the Aerospace Program Director for all the courses listed in Topic Area E11.

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