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Mechanical Engineering (BEng)

Duration
4 to 5 years
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Experiential learning
Co-op
Start term
Fall, Winter

Special funding for out-of-province students

Up to $4000 for undergraduate programs.

Undergraduate applicants

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 make things run.

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 Engineers Canada and you'll graduate eligible to become a registered professional engineer.

Program highlights

  • Concordia’s branch of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineers (CSME) focuses on getting students hands-on opportunities with 3D printing.

Program structure

A Bachelor of Engineering degree takes a minimum of four years (120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.

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Course sequences

Sample projects

  • Convert an electronic fuel-injected gasoline engine to run on methanol
  • Design a solar heating system
  • Develop an off-road four-wheel drive, hydrostatic vehicle
  • Design a flight or car simulator

Co-op program

The 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

Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements

  • Quebec CEGEP: 25 overall, 23 math, 22 physics
    • Admission is based on applicants’ overall, math and physics CRC indicated above and completion of the following classes as part of their DEC: General Chemistry 1; Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 and Linear Algebra; Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism.
    • Students completing a three-year technical DEC may also be eligible for admission
      Eligible technical DECs include 241.A0, 244.A0, 280.B0, 280.C0, 280.D0
      • Advanced standing may be possible
      • Overall R score of 25 and if taken, 23 in math, 22 in physics
    • Additional information for CEGEP applicants
  • High school: B overall, B in math, B in physics
  • Indigenous Bridging Program: First Nations, Inuit and Métis students who do not meet Concordia’s conventional admission requirements may be eligible for admission through the Kaié:ri Nikawerà:ke Indigenous Bridging Program
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 29 overall, 4 HL or 5 SL math, 5 HL or SL physics
    • Accepted math: Applications and Interpretations HL, Analysis and Approaches SL or HL
    • Math or physics course must be HL
  • Baccalauréat français: 13 overall, 13 in math, 13 in science
  • British system of education (GCE):
    • A-levels: At least two A-level exams BB, B in math, B in physics or
    • AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
    • BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
    • Students without math or physics A-levels may be admissible based on AS-level or iGCSE/GCSE/O-Level exam results. Students should include all their exam results from iGCSE (or equivalent) onwards to support their application.
    • Additional information for British System of Education (GCE) applicants
  • University transfer (internal): 2.5 overall, 2.5 in math/physics, 2.0 in courses offered by the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
    • At least two of the following (or equivalent): MATH 203, 204, 205
    • PHYS 204 or 205 (or equivalent)
  • University transfer (external): B overall, B in math, B in physics
    • Courses in the disciplines of Calculus, Chemistry and Physics

Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

Application deadlines

We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.

Fall term

FALL TERM

March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

Winter term

WINTER

November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

Funding note

Quebec residents who enroll in this program and meet the eligibility criteria may apply for funding of $2,500 per term through the Quebec Perspective Bursary (Bourse Perspective Quebec).

United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

After your degree

Mechanical engineering alumni have established careers in a range of fields. Many take project management positions in manufacturing, machinery, automotive design, transportation, power generation and management, or robotics and biomechanics. Some have been hired by:

  • GE Healthcare
  • Dassault
  • Phosco Lighting
  • CMC Electronics
  • Kiewit
  • Ford Motor Company

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