Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science - Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering
Why study Mechanical Engineering?
Build engines. Design robots. Control explosions. As a mechanical engineer, you will create, construct and control machines. Whether it’s a vehicle, an aircraft engine or an assembly line, mechanical engineers know how to fit that square peg into a round hole, and do it with a little finesse.
Choose to specialize in Aerospace and Propulsion, Design and Manufacturing or Systems and Mechatronics. Our state-of-the-art labs – such as the Engineering Design and Manufacturing and Flight Control lab – will give you experience with the tools you’ll use in the field. Through labs, lectures and projects, you’ll also:
- Study the fundamentals of mechanics and materials, vibration analysis, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics
- Design, integrate and analyze mechanical, control and feedback systems and processes
- Design and build a wind turbine or particle accelerator
Our program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board and you’ll graduate eligible to become a registered professional engineer.
A Bachelor of Engineering degree takes a minimum of four years (120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.
After the successful completion of first year core courses, students may choose to take one of three specialization options:
- Aerospace and Propulsion
- Design and Manufacturing
- Systems and Mechatronics
- Cegep Students including Three-Year Technical DEC:
- CHEM-101 or 202-NYA;
- MATH-103 or 201-NYA and 203 or 201-NYB and 105 or 201-NYC
- PHYS-101 or 203-NYA and 201 or 203-NYB
- Non-Cegep Students:
- Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra, Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, General Chemistry I
Particular attention is paid to grades in mathematics, sciences and courses applicable to the intended program of study. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will be reviewed holistically.
- Students will be required to take and complete all prerequisite program requirements during their first year of study.
- Any missing prerequisites will be added onto the program at Concordia.
- Applicants from a three-year technical DEC may be eligible for transfer credits based on course equivalencies.
- Minimum of 65% for exemptions for Math and Physics. Students with grades of less than 65% in prerequisite courses will be asked to repeat those courses in addition to the program.
Minimum Cut-off Averages
(Minimum Cut-Off Averages: Should be used as indicators. Data may change depending on the quality of the application pool )
- Cegep: Overall CRC 24.00
- Canadian/U.S. High Schools & International Secondary Schools: 80% or B- equivalent
- External Transfers: Minimum 2.5 GPA (Transfer credits may be considered on a course-by-course basis or by challenge exams.)
- International Bacc. (IB): A minimum total of 27 points and completion of mathematics and sciences at the Higher Level
- Bacc. Français: Overall 11/20 – Completion of Série S (Sciences)
Make sure you also meet Concordia's minimum admission requirements.
- Convert an electronic fuel-injected gasoline engine to methanol
- Design a solar heating system
- Develop an off-road 4-wheel drive, hydrostatic vehicle
- Design a flight or car simulator
Applying to the Engineering co-op program gives you the chance to complete paid work terms that last 12 to 16 weeks. As a co-op student, you will work for engineering firms where you may:
- Develop a pre-heating chamber for galvanization processes
- Create and review mechanical and technical drawings
- Design mechanical parts
- Research composite materials used in aircraft
Read more about our co-op programs
Mechanical engineering alumni have established careers in a range of fields. Many take project management positions in aerospace, manufacturing, machinery, automotive design, transportation, power generation and management, or robotics and biomechanics. Some have been hired by:
- Canadian Space Agency