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The department of Mechanical Engineering has a long history of excellence in research and teaching. We have outstanding academic faculty who have earned world-wide recognition and fame as well as exceptional group of graduate and undergraduate students. For more than a century, we have been committed to train the next generation of innovators, industrial leaders and academics. McGill Engineering has been ranked 18th among the world’s top Engineering Schools in a 2009 listing published by U.S. News and World Report.

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Department Statistics

  • #1 Mechanical Engineering Dept in Canada, QS World University Rankings
  • #1 in Canada, Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Manufacturing Engineering category, US News and World Report
  • 4 Canada Research Chairs within the Department
  • 1 NSERC-Bombardier-Bell-CAE Industrial Chair
  • 1 James McGill Chair
  • 1 William Dawson Research Scholar
  • 4 Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
  • 1 Faculty of Engineering Distinguished Professor
  • 1 Thomas Workman Professors
  • 2 Thomas Workman Emeritus Professors

University Statistics






  • Guaranteed funding for all accepted PhD students
  • Competitive top-up funding for external graduate scholarship recipients (NSERC and FQRNT)
  • Direct PhD program (Masters to PhD fast track)
  • Attractive scholarships (GEF, MEDA, and MEITA )
  • grad [dot] mecheng [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Ask) about our recruitment travel award!

Research Themes

The research in the department is separated into seven main groups:

Information about how to apply can be found at McGill Admissions

Useful Downloads and Research Areas

Mechanical Engineering Factsheet

Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering[.pdf]

This document contains information about research areas, graduate programs, admission, policies and procedures. It also includes information on tuition fees and the approximate cost of living in Montreal. 

Research Project Overviews[.pdf]

This document includes an overview of the research projects in Mechanical Engineering in 2012-2013.

Orientation 2012.pptx

This document consists of the PowerPoint slides presented at the Graduate Orientation on August 29, 2011.  It includes important information for newly admitted students, such as registration, fellowships, library resources and graduate student associations.

Research Areas