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Mechanical Engineering (Grad. Cert.)

Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
1 year
18 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter, Summer

Program overview

The Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Engineering is a one-year program for engineering graduates who wish to obtain further expertise in the fields of Aerospace, Composite Materials, Control and Automation, Manufacturing Systems and Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics. Our internationally renowned faculty members will mentor you through world-class research programs at the forefront of their field. You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and established research centres, working alongside Canadian and international students from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Program structure

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 16 credits.

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 the General Requirements for all Programs section) may apply for transfer to the Master’s program.

Please see the Engineering Courses page for course descriptions and prerequisites.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Certificate (18 credits)


credits chosen from the following courses:


ENGR 6131 Linear Systems (4.00)
ENGR 6151 Continuum Mechanics (4.00)
ENGR 6161 Sensors and Actuators (4.00)
ENGR 6201 Fluid Mechanics (4.00)
ENGR 6251 The Finite Difference Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics (4.00)
ENGR 6261 The Finite Element Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics (4.00)
ENGR 6311 Vibrations in Machines and Structures (4.00)
ENGR 6371 Micromechatronic Systems and Applications (4.00)
ENGR 6411 Robotic Manipulators I: Mechanics (4.00)
ENGR 6421 Standards, Regulations and Certification (4.00)
ENGR 6461 Avionic Navigation Systems (4.00)
ENGR 7331 Random Vibrations (4.00)
ENGR 7401 Robotic Manipulators II: Control (4.00)
ENGR 7461 Avionic Systems Design (4.00)
MECH 6021 Design of Industrial Control Systems (4.00)
MECH 6051 Process Dynamics and Control (4.00)
MECH 6061 Analysis and Design of Hydraulic Control Systems (4.00)
MECH 6091 Flight Control Systems (4.00)
MECH 6101 Kinetic Theory of Gases (4.00)
MECH 6111 Gas Dynamics (4.00)
MECH 6121 Aerodynamics (4.00)
MECH 6161 Gas Turbine Design (4.00)
MECH 6171 Turbomachinery and Propulsion (4.00)
MECH 6181 Heating, Air Conditioning and Ventilation (4.00)
MECH 6191 Combustion (4.00)
MECH 6231 Helicopter Flight Dynamics (4.00)
MECH 6241 Operational Performance of Aircraft (4.00)
MECH 6251 Space Flight Mechanics and Propulsion Systems (4.00)
MECH 6321 Optimum Design of Mechanical Systems (4.00)
MECH 6341 Engineering Analysis of Smart Materials and Structures (4.00)
MECH 6421 Metal Machining and Surface Technology (4.00)
MECH 6431 Introduction to Tribology (Wear, Friction and Lubrication) (4.00)
MECH 6441 Stress Analysis in Mechanical Design (4.00)
MECH 6451 Computer-Aided Mechanical Design (4.00)
MECH 6471 Aircraft Structures (4.00)
MECH 6481 Aeroelasticity (4.00)
MECH 6491 Engineering Metrology and Measurement Systems (4.00)
MECH 6501 Advanced Materials (4.00)
MECH 6511 Mechanical Forming of Metals (4.00)
MECH 6521 Manufacturing of Composites (4.00)
MECH 6541 Joining Processes and Nondestructive Testing (4.00)
MECH 6561 High Strength Materials (4.00)
MECH 6581 Mechanical Behaviour of Polymer Composite Materials (4.00)
MECH 6601 Testing and Evaluation of Polymer Composite Materials and Structures (4.00)
MECH 6611 Numerically Controlled Machines (4.00)
MECH 6621 Microprocessors and Applications (4.00)
MECH 6631 Industrial Automation (4.00)
MECH 6641 Engineering Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue (4.00)
MECH 6691 Optical Microsystems (4.00)
MECH 6741 Mechatronics (4.00)
MECH 6751 Vehicle Dynamics (4.00)
MECH 6761 Vehicular Internal Combustion Engines (4.00)
MECH 6791 Aircraft Hydro-Mechanical and Fuel Systems (4.00)
MECH 6941 Concurrent Engineering in Aerospace Systems (4.00)
MECH 7501 Design Using Composite Materials (4.00)

The following courses cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent:

MECH 6021MECH 6061MECH 6111MECH 6121MECH 6161MECH 6171MECH 6241MECH 6511MECH 6621 


credits chosen from:

ENGR 7011 Graduate Seminar in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (1.00)

1-credit courses listed in Topic Area E09 - Professional Leadership Skills or one of the GSPD 600-level  Professional Development Courses  


Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering with above-average standing.

Proficiency in English

Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process

Application deadlines

All applicants: Canadian / International / Permanent Resident


February 1 (all applicants)


July 1 (all applicants)


January 30 (all applicants)

Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.

Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students may be eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.

Out-of-province students

Get $1,000 in special funding for graduate certificate programs. Learn more

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