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Mechanical Engineering (BEng)

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

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 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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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 requirements

Minimum cut-off averages

  • Quebec CEGEP: 25 overall, 23 math, 22 phys.
  • High School: B overall, B math, B phys.
  • University Transfers (internal/external): B overall, B math, B phys.
  • Bacc. français: 13 overall, 13 math, 13 phys.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 29 overall, 4 math, 5 phys.  

Course requirements for admission

CEGEP students
Admission is based on applicants’ overall Math and Physics (if applicable) CRC indicated above and completion of the following classes as part of their DEC.

  • For all BEng programs:
    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

Students completing a three-year technical DEC in a related field may also be eligible for admission without the specified profile provided they achieve a minimum overall CRC as indicated above and preferably a minimum of 24 in math and physics course(s) required for their CEGEP program. Students may be eligible for exemptions/transfer credits based on course equivalencies.

IB applicants
Math HL preferred but SL is acceptable. SL grade requirement may vary. Science HL or SL acceptable.

University transfers and mature students
Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements are encouraged to apply and may still be considered for admission, provided they have completed the majority of the prerequisite courses. Transfer credits may be considered on a course-by-course basis.

Prerequisites for university transfer applicants
The following courses are required in addition to the program and may be completed at another post-secondary institution prior to admission or at Concordia.

  • For all BEng programs:
    Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra, Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, General Chemistry I


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.

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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