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Submitted by nnreimer.local on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:04am

Mechanical engineering involves the design and operation of any kind of machine whether it’s a wind turbine or a car. It’s one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines and is used in virtually every type of industry.

Mechanical engineers use math, physics and material science principles to design products, processes and systems. As a mechanical engineer, you could use your imagination and creativity to design and build anything from a robot that explores the surface of Mars to a biomedical device like an artificial joint.

The revolution in computation technology is changing the face of mechanical engineering. With advancements in computer modelling and rapid prototyping (3D printing), ideas can go from concept to prototype faster than ever before.

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What degree programs, minors and specializations are offered?

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Minors

Minor in Manufacturing Engineering 
This program involves the study of product design and manufacturing facility design, taking into account environmental concerns. It also integrates scheduling, inventory control, development of automated processes (robotics) and implementation of information systems. Students gain a clear understanding of wider business issues such as the management of finance, people, organizations and information.

Minor in Mechatronics Engineering
This program involves the study of dynamic systems and controlled motions systems. Students learn the skills required to work in a modern laboratory for hands-on design of mechatronics systems.

Minor in Petroleum Engineering
This program builds on mechanical engineering fundamentals and adds specialized study in reservoir engineering, turbo machinery and gas dynamics, production engineering, materials science, and offshore and geological aspects of petroleum engineering.

Minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (MEED)
This joint program with the Haskayne School of Business helps students build entrepreneurial skills. They learn the principles and practices of developing new ventures and managing small and medium-sized companies.

View the program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Minor in Management and Society
This program teaches students about the role of management in our institutions and society. Engineering students learn how to practice managerial skills in a business environment.

Interdisciplinary specializations

Biomedical Engineering Specialization (BMES)
This unique, faculty-wide program integrates the study of complex living systems with engineering principles. Students learn how to apply these traditional principles and analysis to human health and medicine.

Visit the Biomedical Engineering website.
View program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Energy and Environment Specialization (ENEE)
This program is the first of its kind in Canada. Students learn about the direct and indirect impact energy-related activities have on the environment and how to understand, avoid, reduce and solve potential problems.

Visit the Energy and Environment website.
View program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

What are the admission requirements?

Admission averages vary, but in recent years students required an average of about 86 percent.

All applicants must present grades for the following five high-school subjects (or their equivalents):

  • ELA 30-1
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • Pure Math 30
  • Math 31 (Calculus)

View admission equivalents for Canadian high-school and international students.

For high-school admission requirements, visit our high-school students page.
For international admission requirements, visit the international students page.

You can find general information on our main admissions page.

What is the program of study like?

All first-year students take the same core program in mathematics, sciences, computing, communications, engineering principles, and design. Learn more about first-year common core

After completing the first year, they choose a program of study, e.g., mechanical engineering.

In the mechanical engineering program, students study the following:

  • controls
  • thermodynamics
  • fluid mechanics
  • solid mechanics
  • materials science
  • design
  • heat transfer

In their final year, students may also choose a mechatronics minor, which is a combination of mechanical engineering, computer and control systems technology , a petroleum engineering minor, which deals with fuel science, drilling and offshore applications of mechanical engineering, or a manufacturing minor, which involves computer-aided design and manufacturing, project engineering, and production planning and control.

What are the career opportunities?

There are many diverse career paths for mechanical engineers. In Alberta, many graduates will work in oil and gas, but you can work in virtually any industry from aerospace to renewable energy. Mechanical engineers have great job mobility because they study broad areas of engineering and their skills can transfer easily from one industry to another.

For more information

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Telephone: (403) 220-5771

Student Enquiries

Engineering Student Centre

SB 149
Phone: 403-220-5732 
Email:  engginfo@ucalgary.ca

Visit the Department of Mechanical Engineering page.

For more information about joint degree programs

For students in the Faculty of Arts

Arts Program Information Centre

102 Social Sciences Building
Phone: 403-220-3580
Email: artsads@ucalgary.ca
Web: arts.ucalgary.ca/advising

For students in the Faculty of Science

Undergraduate Science Centre

445 Energy Environment Experiential Learning Building
Phone: 403-220-8600
Email: usc@ucalgary.ca
Web: ucalgary.ca/science/undergraduate/usc

Additional resources

View course listings in the University of Calgary Calendar
See how to apply.
Learn more about tuition and fees.

Learn more about what it’s like to be an engineer by visiting Discover Engineering Online.

What degree programs, minors and specializations are offered?

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Minors

Minor in Manufacturing Engineering 
This program involves the study of product design and manufacturing facility design, taking into account environmental concerns. It also integrates scheduling, inventory control, development of automated processes (robotics) and implementation of information systems. Students gain a clear understanding of wider business issues such as the management of finance, people, organizations and information.

Minor in Mechatronics Engineering
This program involves the study of dynamic systems and controlled motions systems. Students learn the skills required to work in a modern laboratory for hands-on design of mechatronics systems.

Minor in Petroleum Engineering
This program builds on mechanical engineering fundamentals and adds specialized study in reservoir engineering, turbo machinery and gas dynamics, production engineering, materials science, and offshore and geological aspects of petroleum engineering.

Minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (MEED)
This joint program with the Haskayne School of Business helps students build entrepreneurial skills. They learn the principles and practices of developing new ventures and managing small and medium-sized companies.

View the program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Minor in Management and Society
This program teaches students about the role of management in our institutions and society. Engineering students learn how to practice managerial skills in a business environment.

Interdisciplinary specializations

Biomedical Engineering Specialization (BMES)
This unique, faculty-wide program integrates the study of complex living systems with engineering principles. Students learn how to apply these traditional principles and analysis to human health and medicine.

Visit the Biomedical Engineering website.
View program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Energy and Environment Specialization (ENEE)
This program is the first of its kind in Canada. Students learn about the direct and indirect impact energy-related activities have on the environment and how to understand, avoid, reduce and solve potential problems.

Visit the Energy and Environment website.
View program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

What are the admission requirements?

Admission averages vary, but in recent years students required an average of about 86 percent.

All applicants must present grades for the following five high-school subjects (or their equivalents):

  • ELA 30-1
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • Pure Math 30
  • Math 31 (Calculus)

View admission equivalents for Canadian high-school and international students.

For high-school admission requirements, visit our high-school students page.
For international admission requirements, visit the international students page.

You can find general information on our main admissions page.

What is the program of study like?

All first-year students take the same core program in mathematics, sciences, computing, communications, engineering principles, and design. Learn more about first-year common core

After completing the first year, they choose a program of study, e.g., mechanical engineering.

In the mechanical engineering program, students study the following:

  • controls
  • thermodynamics
  • fluid mechanics
  • solid mechanics
  • materials science
  • design
  • heat transfer

In their final year, students may also choose a mechatronics minor, which is a combination of mechanical engineering, computer and control systems technology , a petroleum engineering minor, which deals with fuel science, drilling and offshore applications of mechanical engineering, or a manufacturing minor, which involves computer-aided design and manufacturing, project engineering, and production planning and control.

What are the career opportunities?

There are many diverse career paths for mechanical engineers. In Alberta, many graduates will work in oil and gas, but you can work in virtually any industry from aerospace to renewable energy. Mechanical engineers have great job mobility because they study broad areas of engineering and their skills can transfer easily from one industry to another.

For more information

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Telephone: (403) 220-5771

Student Enquiries

Engineering Student Centre

SB 149
Phone: 403-220-5732 
Email:  engginfo@ucalgary.ca

Visit the Department of Mechanical Engineering page.

For more information about joint degree programs

For students in the Faculty of Arts

Arts Program Information Centre

102 Social Sciences Building
Phone: 403-220-3580
Email: artsads@ucalgary.ca
Web: arts.ucalgary.ca/advising

For students in the Faculty of Science

Undergraduate Science Centre

445 Energy Environment Experiential Learning Building
Phone: 403-220-8600
Email: usc@ucalgary.ca
Web: ucalgary.ca/science/undergraduate/usc

Additional resources

View course listings in the University of Calgary Calendar
See how to apply.
Learn more about tuition and fees.

Learn more about what it’s like to be an engineer by visiting Discover Engineering Online.