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Mechanical Engineering

Degree Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Location UOIT, North Oshawa
Start dates September
Length Four or five years
Program load Full-time
OUAC code DEC
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Mechanical engineering overlaps with other engineering disciplines – electrical, chemical, civil, computer and software, to name a few. It is interdisciplinary and one of the broadest engineering disciplines.

General information

The Mechanical Engineering program is one of the broadcast engineering disciplines. In this program, students will learn the principles of mechanical engineering – motion, energy, and force – and how these principles are used to design and build the world around us. Within this program, you can choose the Energy Engineering specialization or follow the comprehensive program. 

Energy Engineering 

Energy engineering is increasingly focused on the efficient and environmentally responsible use of energy systems, as well as energy security and reliability. You will specialize in all aspects of energy, from its generation to its end use, including energy conversion, storage, transportation and distribution. 

Foundation Year

All Engineering students begin with a common foundation year, regardless of program of study. During the foundation year you will learn about the various Engineering programs available.

Experiential Learning

Optional internship and co-op placements provide you with the opportunity to gain meaningful hands-on experience.

Engineering and Management

There is a need for engineers with management skills. Complement the technical studies of your Engineering program with business and management courses by pursuing the five-year Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours) program.

Women in Engineering

A multi-year support program to help female Engineering students explore opportunities and careers, gain experience in the workforce, make a successful transition to a career in engineering and find lifelong success in a professional engineering career. View more information about our Women in Engineering program.

Learning Environment

Students have access to new, modern buildings, libraries and innovative labs, including:

  • ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel
  • Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL)
  • Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC)
  • Electric Machines, Microwave and Communication Systems Lab 
  • Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Engineering Building
  • Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) laboratories

Additional information

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science website

Admission requirements

Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U) with a minimum average of 60 per cent, Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) and Physics (SPH4U). In addition, a combined minimum 70 per cent average in prerequisite math and science courses is required, with no grade below 60 per cent.

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.     


Last year's cut-off 77 per cent
Expected cut-off High 70s

How to apply

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our admissions website:
Ontario secondary school applicants
Ontario secondary school graduates
Canadian out-of-province high school applicants
international applicants
mature applicants (over 21 and never attended post-secondary)
transfer applicants
General Arts and Science (GAS) applicants 
home-schooled applicants

Program curriculum

Sample courses: 

  • Calculus 
  • Chemistry for Engineers 
  • Engineering Graphics and Design 
  • Environmental Science 
  • Impact of Science and Technology on Society 
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers 
  • Linear Algebra for Engineers 
  • Physics 
  • Technical Communications 

A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic CalendarCourses are subject to change without notice.

Experiential learning

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science offers optional engineering internship and co-op work terms to provide students with the opportunity of gaining meaningful engineering experience and exploring possible careers.

Career opportunities

  • control systems
  • energy systems simulation and management
  • HVAC projects 
  • materials and manufacturing systems
  • mechanical systems 
  • power generation
  • quality control and management 
  • research and development of new technologies 
  • robotics and automation solutions 
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