Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Location

Location

  • Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 270
  • 817 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal QC H3A 0C3
  • Telephone: 514-398-6296
  • Fax: 514-398-7365
  • Email: ugrad.mecheng [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: mcgill.ca/mecheng

About the Department of Mechanical Engineering

About the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are involved in the conception, design, implementation, and operation of mechanical systems. Typical application areas include aerospace, energy, manufacturing, machinery, and transportation. Because of the very broad nature of the discipline, there is a high demand for mechanical engineers.

Many mechanical engineers follow other career paths, including sales, finance, and management. Graduate studies are useful for the specialists working in research establishments, consulting firms, or in corporate research and development.

To prepare the mechanical engineer for a wide range of career possibilities, there is a heavy emphasis in our curriculum on the fundamental analytical disciplines. This is balanced by a sequence of experimental and design engineering courses, which include practice in design, manufacturing, and experimentation. In these courses, students learn how to apply their analytical groundwork to the solution of practical problems.

The Honours program has a greater emphasis on research and prepares students for future graduate studies. A Minor in Aerospace Engineering and a Concentration in Design are available for students in either the regular or Honours program who wish to specialize in these areas.

While the program is demanding, there is time for many extracurricular activities. Many students participate in extra-curriucular design teams, such as Aerospace Design, Formula Electric, Racing, Rocketry, and Robotics. Student associations, including the McGill Association of Mechanical Engineers (MAME) and the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS), allow students to shape their community.

Relations between faculty and students are extremely close. Social functions, at which students and professors meet to exchange views and get to know each other, are organized frequently.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2022-2023 (last updated Feb. 7, 2022) (disclaimer)

Mechanical Engineering Faculty

Mechanical Engineering Faculty

Chair
Rosaire Mongrain
Associate Chair (Curriculum Affairs)
Arun Misra
Associate Chair (Undergraduate Affairs)
Mathias Legrand
Associate Chair (Graduate Affairs)
TBD
Director, M.Eng. Aerospace Program
Tim Lee
Emeritus Professors
Abdul M. Ahmed; Jorge Angeles; Romuald Knystautas; John H.S. Lee; Dan F. Mateescu; Michael P. Païdoussis; Stuart J. Price.
Associate Professors (Post-Retirement)
Vince Thomson; Paul J. Zsombor-Murray.
Professors
Marco Amabili; Bantwal R. Baliga; Jeffrey M. Bergthorson; David L. Frost; Wagdi G. Habashi; Andrew J. Higgins; Pascal Hubert; Michael Kokkolaras; Jozsef Kovecses; Larry B. Lessard; Arun K. Misra; Luc Mongeau; Rosaire Mongrain; Meyer Nahon; Siva Nadarajah, Damiano Pasini; Inna Sharf.
Associate Professors
James R. Forbes; Tim Lee; Mathias Legrand; Laurent Mydlarski; Evgeny V. Timofeev; Yaoyao Fiona Zhao.
Assistant Professors
Changhong Cao; Mark Driscoll; Jianyu Li; Jovan Nedic; Audrey A. Sedal; Mélanie Tétreault-Friend.
Adjunct Professors
Helmi Attia; François Barthelat; Gilles Bourque; Mouhab Meshreki; Alireza Najafi-Yazdi.
Senior Academic Associate
Amar Sabih
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2022-2023 (last updated Aug. 23, 2022) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Mechanical Engineering (142 credits)

Program credit weight: 142 credits ...

For more information, see Mechanical Engineering (142 credits).

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Honours Mechanical Engineering (142 credits)

Program credit weight: 142 credits ...

For more information, see Honours Mechanical Engineering (142 credits).

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Mechanical Engineering - Design (15 credits)

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

For more information, see Mechanical Engineering - Design (15 credits).

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Honours Mechanical Engineering - Design (15 credits)

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

For more information, see Honours Mechanical Engineering - Design (15 credits).

Faculty of Engineering—2022-2023 (last updated Feb. 7, 2022) (disclaimer)
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