Mechanical Engineering

Innovation and modernization by applying science and technology toward the development of mechanical systems.

Are you up to the challenge?

Mechanical engineering, a field where concepts of physics are applied to solve real-world problems, is among the broadest of all engineering disciplines in terms of scope.  In fact, practically all devices and objects that surround us in our daily lives are at least partly designed based on mechanical engineering principles (e.g., cars, smartphones, drones, prosthetic limbs, etc.) or are fabricated in an industrial setting using machinery and tools that are products of mechanical engineering.  Even the generation and conversion of the energy used to manufacture such devices and objects relies heavily on the field of mechanical engineering.  A mechanical engineer can be an innovator leading the design, analysis and manufacturing of new products or be responsible for ensuring the continued efficient and safe operation of existing devices.  A mechanical engineer also has excellent problem solving skills that may be applied to numerous areas such as robotics and automation, heating and ventilation, biomechanics, transportation, energy production and conversion, aerodynamics, hydraulics and pneumatics, etc.  The numerous challenges faced by the mechanical engineer in working toward the betterment of society through the development of new products contribute to making the profession both stimulating and rewarding.

Conseiller aux études

Dr. Marc Arsenault, P.Eng., Ph.D.

Téléphone : 705.675.1151 ext. 2392

Courriel : marc.arsenault@laurentian.ca

Bureau : F-217D, Science II Building

Comment faire une demande
Vue aérienne de l'Université Laurentienne
Le Grand Sudbury est la plus vaste ville en Ontario par superficie terrestre, où les activités de plein air ne manquent pas grâce aux lacs et cours d’eau, terrains variés, forêts et réseaux complets de pistes et de sentiers.
Méthode de livraison : Sur campus
Langue du programme : Anglais

The curriculum within the Mechanical Engineering program within the Bharti School of Engineering begins with a suite of courses in math, physics, chemistry and computer programming.  This provides you with the foundational knowledge required for subsequent engineering courses in the areas of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, dynamics and controls, as well as materials and manufacturing.  The program is structured to allow you to gain broad knowledge in all aspects of mechanical engineering while also providing you the opportunity to tailor your coursework to specific areas of interest.  Finally, with an aim of providing future engineers with a broader view of the world, the technical content of the program is complemented by a selection of courses in the humanities, social sciences, arts, communications, economics, and management.

Program highlights:

  • General option: This program option provides students with general knowledge in all areas of mechanical engineering while allowing flexibility, through additional technical elective courses, to tailor coursework to specific areas of interest.
  • Mechatronics option: Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering involving elements of mechanical engineering, systems engineering, electrical engineering and computer engineering that provides the basis for the design of integrated intelligent systems.  In fact, most devices and machines that in the past were purely mechanical artefacts have now been improved through the use of electronic components and computer algorithms.  The mechatronics option within the Mechanical Engineering program provides students with general knowledge in all areas of mechanical engineering combined with specific knowledge in the areas of digital control, as well as microprocessor design and implementation.
  • CO-OP option: The CO-OP option allows students to spend from 16 to 20 months of their program in paid engineering internships within industrial settings.  This provides students with valuable engineering experience while also improving their prospects of quality employment upon graduation.  The Mechanical Engineering program with the CO-OP option has a 5 year duration.
  • Classroom teaching is complemented with hands-on lab work that demonstrates the real-world implications of engineering principles.
  • Students in the program are regularly brought to work on challenging open-ended design problems that must satisfy requirements and constraints pertaining to functionality, safety, manufacturability, cost, ease of use, and environmental sustainability.  The culmination of these efforts is the fourth year capstone engineering design course where students work as members of a team to design, fabricate and test a device or product according to the needs of a client.  In many cases, clients are local companies or organizations looking to improve their products or services.
  • The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited through the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).  Graduates of our program are eligible to register as Professional Engineers across Canada.

Interesting facts:

  • The Laurentian University Voyageurs Racing Club (LUVRC) is a student-run club that designs and builds a racing buggy to participate in international competitions run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
  • Teams of Laurentian University Mechanical Engineering students have experienced tremendous success in recent years while competing against schools from across Ontario and Canada in annual engineering competitions:
    • First place, Senior Design, Ontario Engineering Competition, 2010.
    • First place, Senior Design, Canadian Engineering Competition, 2010.
    • First place, NASA-sponsored lunabotics competition, 2011.
    • First place, Senior Design, Ontario Engineering Competition, 2014.
    • First place, Junior Design, Ontario Engineering Competition, 2015.
    • Second place, Senior Design, Ontario Engineering Competition, 2015.
    • First place, Junior Design, Canadian Engineering Competition, 2015.
    • First place, Senior Design, Canadian Engineering Competition, 2015.
    • First place, Senior Design, Ontario Engineering Competition, 2016.

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions

1 grade 12 U Chemistry 

1 grade 12 U Physics 

1 addtional grade 12 U/M Math or Science course (Biology, Calculus and Vectors, Earth and Space Science, or analyzing current Economic Issues)

1 other grade 12 U/M courses 

A minimum overall average of 75% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

Note pour les étudiants actuels

Les options de grade ci-dessous seront offertes lors de la prochaine année universitaire et ne le sont pas cette année. Si vous cherchez les cours à suivre afin de compléter les options d'un programme d'une année universitaire antérieure, svp consultez avec un conseiller académique.


B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering - General Option

First Year

Fall term:
CHMI 1006E     General Chemistry I

     OR   CHMI 1006F     Chimie générale I
ENGR 1007E     Engineering Graphics and Design

     OR   ENGR 1007F     Graphique et dessins techniques
ENGR 1056E     Applied Mechanics I

     OR   ENGR 1056F     Mécanique appliquée I
MATH 1036E     Calculus I

     OR   MATH 1036F     Calcul I
PHYS 1006E     Introductory Physics I

     OR   PHYS 1006F     Introduction à la physique I
Complementary Studies Elective (3 credits)

Winter term:
ENGR 1016E     Engineering Communications

     OR   ENGR 1016F     Communication en génie
ENGR 1017E     Computer Aided Design
ENGR 1057E     Applied Mechanics II
MATH 1037E     Calculus II

     OR   MATH 1037F     Calcul II
MATH 1057E     Linear Algebra I

     OR   MATH 1057F     Algèbre linéaire I
PHYS 1007E     Introductory Physics II

     OR   PHYS 1007F     Introduction à la physique II

Second Year
Fall term:
COSC 1046E     Computer Science I
ENGR 2026E     Engineering Materials

     OR   ENGR 2026F     Matériaux d’ingénierie
ENGR 2036E     Engineering Thermodynamics I
ENGR 2076E     Mechanics and Strength of Materials I

     OR   ENGR 2076F     Mécanique et résistance des matériaux I
MATH 2066E     Introduction to Differential Equations

     OR   MATH 2066F     Introduction aux équations différentielles
Complementary Studies Elective (3 credits)

Winter term:
COSC 1047E     Computer Science II
ENGR 2097E     Fluid Mechanics I

     OR   ENGR 2097F     Mécanique des fluides I
ENGR 2506E     Dynamics
ENGR 2537E     Engineering Thermodynamics II
ENGR 2587E     Mechanics and Strength of Materials II
STAT 2246E     Statistics for Scientists

     OR   STAT 2246F     Statistiques pour science et génie

Third Year  
Fall term:
ENGR 3426E     Engineering Economics

     OR   ENGR 3426F     Économie appliquée à l’industrie
ENGR 3526E     Fluid Mechanics II
ENGR 3536E     Materials and Manufacturing
ENGR 3546E     System Modeling and Simulation
ENGR 3556E     Electromechanical Actuators and Power Electronics
Technical Elective (3 credits from List A or B – refer to technical elective requirements)

Winter term:
ENGR 3327E     Mine Ventilation
ENGR 3507E     Finite Element Methods
ENGR 3516E     Vibrations and Dynamic Systems
ENGR 3517E     Machine Design
ENGR 3547E     Control Systems
MATH 3416E     Numerical Methods I

     OR   MATH 3416F     Méthodes numériques

Fourth Year
Fall term:
ENGR 3446E     Heat Transfer
ENGR 4126E     Engineering Seminar

     OR   ENGR 4126F     Séminaire en génie
ENGR 4526E     Sensors and Instrumentation
ENGR 4566E     Fluid Power Systems
ENGR 4595E     Mechanical Engineering Design Project
Technical Elective (3 credits from List A or B – refer to technical elective requirements)

Winter term:
ENGR 3566E     Biomechanics
ENGR 4117E     Engineering, Technology and Society

     OR   ENGR 4117F     L’ingénierie, la technologie et la société
ENGR 4547E     Robot Manipulation
ENGR 4595E     Mechanical Engineering Design Project
Technical Elective (3 credits from List A or B – refer to technical elective requirements)
Complementary Studies Elective (3 credits)

B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics Option

First Year
Fall term:
CHMI 1006E     General Chemistry I

     OR   CHMI 1006F     Chimie générale I
ENGR 1007E     Engineering Graphics and Design

     OR   ENGR 1007F     Graphique et dessins techniques
ENGR 1056E     Applied Mechanics I

     OR   ENGR 1056F     Mécanique appliquée I
MATH 1036E     Calculus I

     OR   MATH 1036F     Calcul I
PHYS 1006E     Introductory Physics I

     OR   PHYS 1006F   Introduction à la physique I
Complementary Studies Elective (3 credits)

Winter term:
ENGR 1016E     Engineering Communications

     OR   ENGR 1016F     Communication en génie
ENGR 1017E     Computer Aided Design
ENGR 1057E     Applied Mechanics II
MATH 1037E     Calculus II

     OR   MATH 1037F     Calcul II
MATH 1057E     Linear Algebra I

     OR   MATH 1057F     Algèbre linéaire I
PHYS 1007E     Introductory Physics II

     OR   PHYS 1007F     Introduction à la physique II

Second Year
Fall term:
COSC 1046E     Computer Science I
ENGR 2026E     Engineering Materials

     OR   ENGR 2026F     Matériaux d’ingénierie
ENGR 2036E     Engineering Thermodynamics I
ENGR 2076E     Mechanics and Strength of Materials I

     OR   ENGR 2076F     Mécanique et résistance des matériaux I
MATH 2066E     Introduction to Differential Equations

     OR   MATH 2066F     Introduction aux équations différentielles
Complementary Studies Elective (3 credits)

Winter term:
COSC 1047E     Computer Science II
ENGR 2097E     Fluid Mechanics I

     OR   ENGR 2097F     Mécanique des fluides I
ENGR 2506E     Dynamics
ENGR 2537E     Engineering Thermodynamics II
ENGR 2587E     Mechanics and Strength of Materials II
STAT 2246E     Statistics for Scientists

     OR   STAT 2246F     Statistiques pour science et génie

Third Year
Fall term:
COSC 2006E     Data Structures
ENGR 3426E     Engineering Economics

     OR   ENGR 3426F     Économie appliquée à l’industrie
ENGR 3526E     Fluid Mechanics II
ENGR 3536E     Materials and Manufacturing
ENGR 3546E     System Modeling and Simulation
ENGR 3556E     Electromechanical Actuators and Power Electronics

Winter term:
ENGR 3507E     Finite Element Methods
ENGR 3516E     Vibrations and Dynamic Systems
ENGR 3517E     Machine Design
ENGR 3547E     Control Systems
ENGR 3577E     Microprocessor Systems and Interfacing
MATH 3416E     Numerical Methods I

     OR   MATH 3416F     Méthodes numériques

Fourth Year
Fall term:
ENGR 3446E     Heat Transfer
ENGR 4126E     Engineering Seminar

     OR   ENGR 4126F     Séminaire en génie
ENGR 4526E     Sensors and Instrumentation
ENGR 4546E     Digital Control
ENGR 4576E     Digital Logic and Microprocessors
ENGR 4595E     Mechanical Engineering Design Project

Winter term:
COSC 3807E     Applied Networks
ENGR 4117E     Engineering, Technology and Society

     OR   ENGR 4117F     L’ingénierie, la technologie et la société
ENGR 4547E     Robot Manipulation
ENGR 4595E     Mechanical Engineering Design Project
Technical Elective (3 credits from List B)
Complementary Studies Elective (3 credits)

Technical Elective Requirements:
General Option: 6 credits from List A and 3 credits from List B.
Mechatronics Option: 3 credits from List B.

Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives – List A
COSC 2307E     Database Programming
COSC 2406E     Assembly Language Programming
ENGR 3126E     Occupational Health Engineering
ENGR 3157E     Operations Research
ENGR 3307E     Materials Handling
ENGR 3437E     Water and Wastewater Treatment
ENGR 3466E     Environmental Impact of Process Industries
ENGR 3477E     Adsorption and Membrane Processes in Pollution Control
ENGR 4157E     Power Machines
ENGR 4187E     Solid Waste Processing and Recycling in the Minerals Industry
ENGR 4366E     Automation and Reliability of Mining Equipment
MATH 2037E     Advanced Calculus

     OR   MATH 2037F     Calcul avancé
MATH 2057E     Linear Algebra II

     OR   MATH 2057F     Algèbre linéaire II
PHYS 2006E     Introduction to Electricity and Electronics
PHYS 3046E     Mechanical Properties of Solids and Fluids


Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives – List B

BIOL 1000E     Canadian Environmental Biology
BIOL 1506E     Biology I

     OR   BIOL 1506F     Biologie I
BIOL 2356E     Principles of Ecology

     OR   BIOL 2356F     Principes d’écologie
CHMI 1007E     General Chemistry II

     OR   CHMI 1007F     Chimie générale II
ENSC 1406E     Earth’s Environmental Systems

     OR   ENVI-1406F     Environnement I
ENVI 1507F     Environnement II
GEOL 1006E     Introductory Geology I

     OR   GEOL 1006F     Introduction à la géologie I
PHYS 2606E     Biophysics of Fluids
PHYS 2616E     Physics of Hearing and Vision

Complementary Studies Electives

ACCT 1001E     Using Financial Information

     OR   ACCT 1001F     Utilisation des données financières
ANCS 1006E     Greek Civilization
ANCS 1007E     Roman Civilization
ANCS 2016E     Classical Mythology
ANTR 1007E     Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
ARCL 1006E     Introduction to Archeology and Physical Anthropology
ECON 1006E     Introduction to Microeconomics

     OR   ECON 1006F     Introduction à la microéconomie
ECON 1007E     Introduction to Macroeconomics

     OR   ECON 1007F     Introduction à la macroéconomie
ENGL 1705E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies

     OR   ENGL 1706E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies I  +  (one of ENGL 1707E or ENGL 1717E)
ENGL 2005E     Literatures in English
ENGL 2606E     Backgrounds to Western Literature I
ENGL 2616E     The Bible and Literature
ENGL 2626E     Critical Approaches
ENGL 2676E     Popular Literature and Culture I
ENVI 2506E     Cultural Representations of the Environment
ENVI 2507F     Empreinte écologique et développement durable
ENVI 2516E     Ecological Footprints and Demographic Change
GEOG 1026E     Introduction to Physical Geography

     OR   GEOG 1026F     Introduction à la géographie physique
GEOG 1027E     Introduction to Human Geography

     OR   GEOG 1027F     Introduction à la géographie humaine
HIST 1106E     Introduction to the 20th Century

     OR   HIST 1106F     Introduction à l’histoire du XXe siècle
HIST 1107E     Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective

     OR   HIST 1107F      Perspectives historiques sur les problèmes contemporains
HIST 1206E     Western Civilization: Renaissance to the French Revolution

     OR   HIST 1206F     Civilisation occidentale: depuis la Renaissance jusqu’à la Révolution française
HIST 1207E     Western Civilization: French Revolution to the Present

     OR   HIST 1207F     La civilisation occidentale: de la Révolution française à nos jours
HIST 1406E     Canadian History: Pre-Confederation

     OR   HIST 1406F     Histoire canadienne: L’époque de la préconfédération
HIST 1407E     Canadian History: Post-Confederation

     OR   HIST 1407F     Histoire canadienne : depuis la confederation
JURI 1006E     Introduction to Legal Studies I

     OR   JURI 1106F      Introduction à l’étude du droit
JURI 1007E     Introduction to Legal Studies II

     OR   JURI 1107F     Introduction au droit criminal
JURI 1105E     Introduction to Legal Studies
LBST 1006E     Introduction to Labour Studies I
LBST 1007E     Introduction to Labour Studies II
LBST 2026E     The World of Work (cross-listed with SOCI-2026E)
LBST 2106E     Occupational Health and Safety, Level I
LBST 2246E     What Do Unions Do? (cross-listed with SOCI-2246E)
LBST 3106E     Occupational Health and Safety, Level II
MGMT 1006E     Management of Organizations I

     OR   MGMT 1306F     Gestion des organisations I
MGMT 1007E     Management of Organizations II

     OR   MGMT 1307F     Gestion des organisations II
OPER 2006E     Introduction to Management Science

     OR   OPER 2006F     Introduction à la science de la gestion
OPER 4016E     Project Management (eligible as an elective course for Mechanical Engineering students only)
PHIL 1115E     Introduction to Philosophy

     OR   PHIL 1115F     Introduction à la philosophie
PHIL 2126E     Philosophy of Sexuality

     OR   PHIL 2586F     Philosophie de la sexualité
PHIL 2156E     Philosophy, Culture and Power
PHIL 2217E     Environmental Ethics

     OR   PHIL 2217F     Éthique de l’environnement
PHIL 2256E     Philosophy of Education

     OR   PHIL 2256F     Philosophie de l’éducation
PHIL 2506E     Critical Thinking 

     OR   PHIL 2506F     Pensée critique
PHIL 2525E     Contemporary Moral Issues  

     OR   PHIL 2525F   Problèmes éthiques contemporains
PHIL 2747E     Technology, Freedom and Values

     OR   PHIL 2216F     Technologie, valeurs et environnement
PHIL 2876E     Business Ethics
POLI 1005E     Introduction to Political Science
POLI 1006E     Political Regimes

     OR   POLI 1006F     Politique et sociétés
POLI 1007E     Political Ideas and Political Actors

     OR   POLI 1007F     Problèmes politiques contemporains
POLI 2306E     International Relations

     OR   POLI 2306F     Relations internationals
POLI 2426E     Individual, Community and the Political Order
POLI 2526E     Approaches to Justice
POLI 2575E     Philosophy of Law
PSYC 1105E     Introduction to Psychology

     OR   PSYC 1105F     Initiation à la psychologie
SOCI 1015E     Understanding Society

     OR   SOCI 1015F     Étude de la société
WGSX 1005E     Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies

     OR   WGSX 1005F     Introduction aux études féministes

Note:    Please consult with the School Director for other relevant courses.

 

Program Regulations
To be in good academic standing and progress in the B.Eng. program, a student must:
1. Meet all conditions of admission
2. Not fail more than 6 credits in any one year
3. Achieve an overall average of 3.5 GPA (or C letter grade or 60%) in all courses in the previous year (or previous 30 consecutive credits)

A student is subject to a one year probationary period for failure to meet any of the above criteria under academic standing.

A student is required to withdraw from the Bharti School of Engineering if he or she:
1. Does not satisfy all conditions after one probationary year or 30 consecutive credits
2. Fails 42 credits or more
3. Has not achieved good academic standing in two consecutive years or 60 consecutive credits
4. Fails to obtain the minimum academic grade and satisfactory lab performance where appropriate in a course on a third attempt

A student who is required to withdraw may petition the Senate Committee on Academic Regulations and Awards for readmission after one calendar year. Such an appeal should have a recommendation from the director of the school before being considered by the committee.

Students in good academic standing who choose to discontinue their studies at the end of the first or any other year, with successful completion of that year, may apply for readmission with advanced standing. Cases are considered on an individual basis.

***Time limit: The Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree must be completed within seven (7) years of initial registration in the program.

NOTE:

The list below includes all courses that are core to either all options or a particular option of the Mechanical Engineering program (i.e., General Option and/or Mechatronics Option).  Details on which courses must be taken within each option of the program are available under the "Degree Options" tab.  Elective courses are not included in this list.

Année :

CHMI-1006EL - General Chemistry I COSC-1046EL - Computer Science 1 COSC-1047EL - Computer Science II COSC-2006EL - Data Structures COSC-3807EL - Introduction to Computer Networks ENGR-1007EL - Engineering Graphics and Design ENGR-1016EL - Engineering Communications ENGR-1017EL - Computer Aided Design ENGR-1056EL - Applied Mechanics I ENGR-1057EL - Applied Mechanics II ENGR-2026EL - Engineering Materials ENGR-2036EL - Engineering Thermodynamics I ENGR-2076EL - Mechanics and Strength of Materials I ENGR-2097EL - Fluid Mechanics I ENGR-2506EL - Dynamics ENGR-2537EL - Engineering Thermodynamics II ENGR-2587EL - Mechanics and Strength of Materials II ENGR-3327EL - Mine Ventilation ENGR-3426EL - Engineering Economics ENGR-3446EL - Heat Transfer ENGR-3507EL - Finite Element Methods ENGR-3516EL - Vibrations and Dynamic Systems ENGR-3517EL - Machine Design
ENGR-3526EL - Fluid Mechanics II ENGR-3536EL - Materials and Manufacturing ENGR-3546EL - System Modeling and Simulation ENGR-3547EL - Control Systems ENGR-3556EL - Electromechanical Actuators ENGR-3566EL - Biomechanics of Living Tissues ENGR-3577EL - Microprocessor Systems and Interfacing ENGR-4117EL - Engineering,Technology and Society ENGR-4126EL - Engineering Seminar ENGR-4526EL - Sensors and Instrumentation ENGR-4546EL - Digital Control ENGR-4547EL - Robot Manipulation ENGR-4566EL - Fluids Power Systems ENGR-4576EL - Digital Logic and Microprocessors ENGR-4595EL - Mechanical Engineering Design Project MATH-1036EL - Calculus I MATH-1037EL - Calculus II MATH-1057EL - Linear Algebra I MATH-2066EL - Introduction to Differential Equations MATH-3416EL - Numerical Methods I PHYS-1006EL - Introductory Physics I PHYS-1007EL - Introductory Physics II STAT-2246EL - Statistics for Scientists

Sessional Faculty:

  • Dr. Phil Dirige
  • Greg Lakanen
  • Niranjan Mishra
  • Moshood Olanrewaju
  • Maria Pesz
  • Janet Wiebe
  • Susan Wiebe
Marc Arsenault

Marc Arsenault

Bharti School of Engineering
Krishna Challagulla

Krishna Challagulla

Bharti School of Engineering
Brahim Chebbi

Brahim Chebbi

Bharti School of Engineering
Derek Gransden

Derek Gransden

Bharti School of Engineering
Brent Lievers

Brent Lievers

Bharti School of Engineering
Markus Timusk

Markus Timusk

Bharti School of Engineering
Meysar Zeinali-Ghayeshghorshagh

Meysar Zeinali-Ghayeshghorshagh

Bharti School of Engineering
Junfeng Zhang

Junfeng Zhang

Bharti School of Engineering