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Mechanical Engineering

Overview

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at UOIT offers Master of Applied Science (MASc), Master of Engineering (MEng) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

These graduate programs allow a student to study a wide variety of areas associated with mechanical engineering. Focus areas of research include mechatronics and manufacturing, energy and thermofluids engineering, and automotive systems.

The MASc program is research-oriented and provides excellent preparation for a doctoral degree. The program entails a combination of course-based learning and a thesis that often involves original research.

The MEng program is a professional master’s program for upgrading and expanding technical skills and knowledge. It has an emphasis on course-based learning, sometimes accompanied by a major project.

The PhD program leads to the highest academic degree, for careers such as a researcher in advanced technology development or a university professor. It involves a combination of academic coursework and a dissertation, which requires a significant and detailed body of original research leading to innovative new research outcomes.

Research Areas

Faculty members are involved in various areas of research. These include:
  • Automotive systems
  • Dynamics, vibration and noise
  • Engineering design
  • Energy, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics
  • Manufacturing and materials
  • Mechanics of solids and structures
  • Robotics, automation and controls

Objectives of graduate degree programs

There are several objectives that are common to our graduate programs:
  • Depth — To provide students with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge required for the practice of, or for further advanced study in, their chosen field, including the engineering and scientific principles, analysis techniques and design methodologies. The studies are focused and scholarly, and at an advanced level.
  • Breadth — To provide students with the broad and advanced education necessary for productive careers in the public or private sectors and in academia.
  • Professionalism — To develop skills necessary for clear communication and responsible teamwork and leadership, and to inspire professional attitudes and ethics, so that students are prepared for modern work environments and for lifelong learning.

We strive to provide a learning environment that enables students to pursue their goals through graduate programs that are rigorous, challenging and supportive, that promote scholarship, and that facilitate discovery, application, integration and innovation.

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