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Mechanical Engineering

Program description

UOIT’s four-year honours Mechanical Engineering program offers three education streams including a comprehensive Mechanical Engineering program, as well as specialization options in Energy Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering. These unique areas of specialization are in high demand by employers.

The first two years are almost entirely common for all routes through the Mechanical Engineering program. In the last two years of study, students focus on their area of specialization.

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program receive an honours degree of Bachelor of Engineering (BEng).

Program options in Mechanical Engineering

Careers in Mechanical Engineering

Graduates of these programs will be in high demand among employers in Ontario and beyond.

Graduates will work in a variety of areas, including:

  • research and development
  • design
  • operations
  • maintenance
  • quality assurance.

Mechanical engineers work in a variety of industries. Some of these are:

  • transportation (especially automotive and aerospace)
  • heavy and precision machinery
  • robotics
  • mechatronics and electronics
  • energy
  • heating, ventilating, refrigeration and air conditioning
  • environment
  • information and telecommunications
  • computer
  • chemical
  • construction.

Beyond working for private enterprise, some graduates may work in government and non-government organizations.

Graduates may also choose to pursue graduate studies or start their own business.

Graduates of the mechanical engineering program will have the expertise not only to work productively as engineers, but also to manage the work of others.

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