Mechanical Engineering - Design (15 credits)

Offered by: Mechanical Engineering     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

Students in this concentration take five courses in the area of design, including the completion of an interdisciplinary project.

Students should complete a Course Authorization Form, available from the McGill Engineering Student Centre (Student Affairs Office) (Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 22) or from the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, indicating their intention to take the concentration.

Total concentration credit weight: 15-16 credits

Required Courses

6 credits

Complementary Courses

9-10 credits from the following:

  • ARCH 515 Sustainable Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : This course will address sustainable design theory and applications in the built environment with students from a variety of fields (architecture, urban planning, engineering, sociology, environmental studies, economics, international studies). Architecture will provide the focus for environmental, socio-cultural and economic issues.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: ARCH 377 or permission of instructor.

  • CHEE 453 Process Design (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : The role of the chemical engineer. Steps in the preparation of a process design. Detailed information about most common chemical engineering equipment. Materials of construction. Analysis of process control and application to large systems. Structure of process design systems. Safety, environmental control in plant design. Process design costing and return on investment. Computer-aided process and plant design programs.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Peters, Norman; Salama, Philippe (Fall)

  • MECH 497 Value Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Value Engineering is an in-depth analysis of an industrial product or process with a view to improving its design and/or performance to increase its worth. This is a workshop type of course. Projects will be supplied by industrial firms and students will work in teams with industrial personnel.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Zsombor-Murray, Paul Joseph; Thomson, Vincent (Winter)

    • (0-8-1)

    • Prerequisites: MECH 393 and completion of 45 credits

  • MECH 528 Product Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : A study of the design issues present in product life cycle demands. Computer-aided systems. Rapid prototyping. Design for manufacturability. Integration of mechanics, electronics and software in products. Effect on design of product cost, maintainability, recycling, marketability.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Permission of the instructor

    • **This course will be held on July 14-26, 31, August 1, 2 and there will be an exam due on August 16, 2020.

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the first lecture day and withdrawal is the second lecture day.

  • MECH 530 Mechanics of Composite Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Fiber-reinforced composites. Stress, strain, and strength of composite laminates and honeycomb structures. Failure modes and failure criteria. Environmental effects. Manufacturing processes. Design of composite structures. Computer modelling of composites. Computer techniques are utilized throughout the course.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Corequisite: MECH 321 or equivalent/instructor's permission.

  • MECH 543 Design with Composite Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Material systems/selection process. Cost vs. performance. Laminate layup procedures. Theory and application of filament winding of composite cylinders. Regular oven and autoclave oven curing, analysis of resulting material performance. Practical design considerations and tooling. Analysis of environmental considerations. Joining techniques. Analysis of test methods. Theory of repair techniques.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • MECH 565 Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Equipment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Pipes and piping systems, pumps, and valves. Fans and building air distribution systems. Basic thermal design methods for fins and heat exchangers. Thermal design of shell-and-tube and compact heat exchangers.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Baliga, Bantwal (Winter)

  • MECH 579 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : A comprehensive introduction to important algorithms in sensitivity analysis and multidisciplinary design optimization of large systems. Topics include: unconstrained and constrained optimization, sensitivity analysis, gradient-free optimization, multi-objective optimization, and various multidisciplinary algorithms and approaches for design optimization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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