Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
The Division of Manufacturing Engineering was established within the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1990. In 1998 the Department was renamed the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, incorporating the Division of Manufacturing Engineering.
Numerous Chairs have been housed in the department over the years and currently the Westaim Nucryst / NSERC Biofilm Research Chair, the Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering, the Canada Research Chair in Interfacial Phenomena, and the Canada Research Chair in Pipeline Engineering reside in the department.
|1965||Faculty of Engineering status granted at the University of Calgary.|
|1966||Department of Mechanical Engineering established.|
|1968||First fourth-year class - 20 students.
CIL Explosives and High Pressure Research Laboratory established.
|1969||First BSc graduating class in Mechanical Engineering – 18 BSc.
Photoelasticity laboratory equipped.
|1972||Completion of the Boundary Layer / Environmental Wind Tunnel.
Installation of a Universal Engine Test Bed, Gas Turbine and Rotary Compression Rigs.
|1976||Rubber Lugger Design Competition introduced. Challenge was to design a single rubber-band powered machine for maximum travel distance.
|1982||Alumnus Dr. Robert B. Thirsk selected as one of the first six Canadian astronauts.
|1983||Opening of the CAD/CAG/CAM graphics facility and the CNC Matsuura Machining Centre.|
|1989||Minor in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) introduced.
Faculty’s Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machining Centre transferred to the Department.
|1990||First BSc graduates from CIM minor.
Division of Manufacturing Engineering established within the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
|1991||Mechanical Engineering Department relocates to a leased Petro Canada building in Research Park, north of the main campus.|
|1998||Department renamed Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, incorporating the Division of Manufacturing Engineering.
First graduates of BSc in Manufacturing Engineering.
First graduates of Petroleum Minor.
Introduction of a full-year design course for all fourth-year students.
|2002||Minor in Mechatronics introduced.|
|2005||Department Graduate totals: BSc 143, MSc 15, MEng 4, PhD 4.|