Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

Program description

Mechanical engineering is the use of principles of mechanics, materials and energy to design machines and processes. The Mechanical Engineering program allows great flexibility and choice with an Aerospace Option and Manufacturing Option, and specialties in energy systems, advanced materials and solid mechanics.

Program options

Degree options

B.Sc. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - 4 years
B.Sc. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace Option) - 4 years
B.Sc. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing Option) - 4 years

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Interesting courses

  • Computer aided design
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics of machines
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Engineering materials
  • Vibrations and acoustics
  • Stress analysis
  • Heat transfer
  • Machine and engineering design

Co-op options
The Mechanical Engineering program at The University of Manitoba was the first in Canada to introduce a co-op education option to enhance the formal education by incorporating two paid work terms of industry experience in the last half of the program.

Exchange options
Mechanical Engineering students are eligible for international exchange opportunities.

Professional opportunities

  • Bio-medical designer
  • Air quality controller
  • Aerospace designer
  • Alternate fuel and hybrid automotive designer

Admission Requirements

Visit the Engineering Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply. 

What is unique about this program at the U of M?

Accreditation of this program is recognized as equivalent in seven countries outside Canada. The Faculty of Engineering is housed in a new state of the art teaching and research facility. Most teaching laboratories have been ungraded with new equipment with completion of the renovation expected in 2011. We have new design and manufacturing, controls, robotics, and fluid dynamics teaching laboratories. Students are provided with hands-on experience using state of the art computer design packages and simulation tools. A virtual reality lab gives our students unique opportunities to test their work. There are a number of student technical society events each year: SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), CASI (Canadian Aerospace Students Institute) and CSME (Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers) which design and build vehicles for international competitions.

Important links

Faculty of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Studies