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Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering program is one of the broadcast engineering disciplines. In this program, students will learn the principles of mechanical engineering—motion, energy, and force—and how these principles are used to design and build the world around us. At Ontario Tech University, our program is designed in consultation with industry to provide graduates with the latest knowledge in design, controls, thermo-fluids and instrumentation.

Within this program, you can choose the Energy Engineering specialization, which focused on the efficient and environmentally responsible use of energy systems, as well as energy security and reliability. You will specialize in all aspects of energy, from its generation to its end use, including energy conversion, storage, transportation, and distribution. The program emphasizes hands-on experiments using conventional as well as advanced energy technologies like fuel cells, solar collectors, and wind turbines.

Consider Mechanical Engineering if you find yourself asking questions such as:

  • How will engineering designs meet customer desires and industry needs, while ensuring safety?
  • How will advances in power-generation systems—including hydrogen, solar electric and nuclear power—impact the environment?
  • What advances have been made in materials, and how will this open the door to new designs and devices?
  • How does the push for improved building energy efficiency impact businesses?
  • How can the development of microfluidic devices help protect people living in developing countries?



Graduates prepared for employment directly within the mechanical engineering field


Option to take the Energy Engineering Specialization


Perform hands-on experiments using modern technology like robots, mechanical structures and machines

After graduating you can...

  • Design mechanical, thermal, and fluid systems and components that are environmentally sustainable.
  • Work in energy systems and simulation management.
  • Materials and manufacturing.
  • Design efficient, effective and competitive energy technologies.
  • Work in power generation.
  • Design and develop robotics and automation solutions.

...and many more!

Sample Courses:

  • Concurrent Engineering and Design
    This course covers the modern integrated product development process. Unlike the traditional product development approach, concurrent (simultaneous) engineering and design reunites technical and nontechnical disciplines and brings forward a philosophy of cross-functional cooperation in order to create products which meet pre-determined objectives, and are better, less expensive, and more quickly brought to market. It is a process in which appropriate disciplines are committed to work interactively to analyze market and customer requirements in order to improve the end-to-end process by which products are conceived, designed, manufactured, assembled, sold to the customer, serviced, and finally disposed of. The concept of design is presented. Brainstorming, creativity methods, design for manufacturing, design for assembly, design for cost, and design for quality, life cycle design, reverse engineering, and rapid prototyping are addressed. Teamwork and communication skills are developed.
  • Fluid Mechanics
    Fundamentals of fluid mechanics, including: properties of fluids and their units; fluid static. Kinematics of fluids, conservation of mass and the continuity equation. Dynamics of fluids; Euler equation; Bernoulli equation. The energy equation; energy grade lines. Flow of viscous fluids; laminar and turbulent flows; flow in pipes and fittings; the Moody diagram. Flows around immersed bodies; lift and drag on bodies. Boundary layers; flow separation. Flow measurement techniques.
  • Mechatronics
    This course provides students with the tools required to design, model, analyze and control mechatronic systems; i.e. smart systems comprising electronic, mechanical, fluid and thermal components. The techniques for modelling various system components will be studied in a unified approach developing tools for the simulation of the performance of these systems. Analysis will also be made of the various components needed to design and control mechatronic systems including sensing, actuating, and I/O interfacing components.
  • Electro-Mechanical Energy Conversion
    This course provides an understanding of the principles of electromechanical energy conversion and introduces some common devices employed in the process. Specific topics covered include the principles of electromechanical energy conversion; ferromagnetic materials and their properties; basic operating concepts and steady state models for transformers, dc machines, and ac machines; electromechanical test and measurement procedures; characteristics and behaviour of machines.
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