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Mechanical Engineering (Grad. Cert.)

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Saturday, October 21
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Program type
Course-based
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
1 year
Credits
18 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter

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)

12

credits chosen from one of the following concentrations:

 Mechanical Engineering Graduate Certificate Aerospace Courses  

 Mechanical Engineering Graduate Certificate Composite Materials Courses  

 Mechanical Engineering Graduate Certificate Controls and Automation Courses  

 Mechanical Engineering Graduate Certificate Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics Courses  

 Mechanical Engineering Graduate Certificate Manufacturing Systems Courses  

             
4credits chosen from the  Mechanical Engineering Graduate Certificate Elective Courses                
2

credits chosen from:

ENGR 7011 Graduate Seminar in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (1.00)
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1-credit courses listed in Topic Area E09 - Professional Leadership Skills or a GSPD 600-level course.

           

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Certificate Aerospace Courses (12 credits)

MECH 6091 Flight Control Systems (4.00)
MECH 6121 Aerodynamics (4.00)
MECH 6161 Gas Turbine Design (4.00)
MECH 6171 Turbomachinery and Propulsion (4.00)
MECH 6231 Helicopter Flight Dynamics (4.00)
MECH 6241 Operational Performance of Aircraft (4.00)
ENGR 6201 Fluid Mechanics (4.00)
ENGR 6421 Standards, Regulations and Certification (4.00)
ENGR 6441 Materials Engineering for Aerospace (4.00)
ENGR 6461 Avionic Navigation Systems (4.00)

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

MECH 6121 Aerodynamics (4.00)
MECH 6161 Gas Turbine Design (4.00)
MECH 6171 Turbomachinery and Propulsion (4.00)

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Certificate Composite Materials Courses (12 credits)

MECH 6441 Stress Analysis in Mechanical Design (4.00)
MECH 6501 Advanced Materials (4.00)
MECH 6521 Manufacturing of Composites (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)

The following courses cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent: MECH 6521 , MECH 6581

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Certificate Controls and Automation Courses (12 credits)

MECH 6021 Design of Industrial Control Systems (4.00)
MECH 6061 Analysis and Design of Hydraulic Control Systems (4.00)
MECH 6081 Fuel Control Systems for Combustion Engines (4.00)
MECH 6091 Flight Control Systems (4.00)
MECH 6621 Microprocessors and Applications (4.00)
ENGR 6411 Robotic Manipulators I: Mechanics (4.00)
ENGR 6461 Avionic Navigation Systems (4.00)

The following courses cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent: MECH 6021, MECH 6061, MECH 6621, ENGR 6411.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Certificate Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics Courses (12 credits)

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)
MECH 6101 Kinetic Theory of Gases (4.00)
MECH 6111 Gas Dynamics (4.00)
MECH 6121 Aerodynamics (4.00)

The following courses cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent: MECH 6111, MECH 6121.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Certificate Manufacturing Systems Courses (12 credits)

INDU 6341 Advanced Concepts in Quality Improvement (4.00)
INDU 6351 System Reliability (4.00)
MECH 6421 Metal Machining and Surface Technology (4.00)
MECH 6431 Introduction to Tribology (Wear, Friction and Lubrication) (4.00)
MECH 6511 Mechanical Forming of Metals (4.00)
MECH 6191 Combustion (4.00)

The following courses cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent: MECH 6341, MECH 6511.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Certificate Elective Courses (4 credits)

4

credits chosen from the courses listed or from core courses of any other areas of concentration:

ELEC 6141 Wireless Communications (4.00)
INDU 6111 Theory of Operations Research (4.00)
INDU 6411 Human Factors Engineering (4.00)
ENCS 6161 Probability and Stochastic Processes (4.00)
ENCS 6181 Optimization Techniques I (4.00)
ENGR 6131 Linear Systems (4.00)
ENGR 6301 Advanced Dynamics (4.00)
ENGR 6311 Vibrations in Machines and Structures (4.00)
ENGR 6371 Micromechatronic Systems and Applications (4.00)
MECH 6051 Process Dynamics and Control (4.00)
MECH 6181 Heating, Air Conditioning and Ventilation (4.00)
MECH 6301 Vibration Problems in Rotating Machinery (4.00)
MECH 6311 Noise and Vibration Control (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 6531 Casting (4.00)
MECH 6541 Joining Processes and Nondestructive Testing (4.00)
MECH 6551 Fracture (4.00)
MECH 6561 High Strength Materials (4.00)
MECH 6611 Numerically Controlled Machines (4.00)
MECH 6631 Industrial Automation (4.00)
MECH 6641 Engineering Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue (4.00)
MECH 6651 Structural Composites (4.00)
MECH 6671 Finite Element Method in Machine Design (4.00)
MECH 6751 Vehicle Dynamics (4.00)
MECH 6771 Driverless Ground Vehicles (4.00)

The following courses cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent: INDU 6411, ENCS 6181, ENGR 6131, ENGR 6311, ENGR 6371, MECH 6051, MECH 6181, MECH 6481, MECH 6751, MECH 6771.

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

FALL

February 1 (all applicants)

WINTER

July 1 (all applicants)

SUMMER

n/a

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.

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Mechanical Engineering (MEng)

Develop your skills in a course-based program for practicing engineers to further your training in the field of mechanical engineering. Subfields include computer-aided vehicle engineering, composites and computational fluid dynamics.

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