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Mechanical Engineering Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering with above-average standing. The GCS 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 the Certificate

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 2.70 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 2.70.


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


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 Systems

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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