Mechanical engineers understand the world as parts in motion: from cars to medical devices, all design uses mechanical engineering principles.
Our program is renowned for its applied approach, where you’ll put theory to practice through unique experiential opportunities both in the lab and in the field. You’ll take courses in physics, risk assessment, thermodynamics, biomechanics and sustainable energy. You’ll also learn about the physical principles of design: how individual components come together, and how to manufacture objects to make them safe, economical and easy to use.
Areas of Focus
- Energy & Environment
- Solid Mechanics & Design
Sample PEY Co-op Employers
Defence Research and Development Canada
General Motors Canada
IBI Group (U.S.)
Sample Career Trajectories
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ALUMNI PROFILE
Katie worked for Synaptive Medical, a company that creates medical devices.
She led the Space Systems division of the U of T Aerospace Team. In this role, Katie was instrumental in raising nearly half a million dollars to fund the launch of U of T’s first amateur microsatellite.
In 2017, Katie delivered a TEDx Talk titled Youth as Today’s Technical Project Powerhouses.
Having completed her Master of Applied Science degree at the U of T Institute for Aerospace Studies, Katie is a Senior Spacecraft Systems Engineer at Rocket Lab.
“Both my UTAT and co-op experiences showed me that having a meaningful team to learn from and work with is as important as whatever product or industry I find myself in. The skills I've learned during my time at U of T Engineering will enable me to contribute to expanding humanity's reach beyond our planet.”
Mechanical Engineering First-year Courses
(common to all Core 8 programs)
- Orientation to Engineering
- Engineering Strategies & Practice I
- Engineering Chemistry & Materials Science
- Linear Algebra
- Calculus I
- Engineering Strategies & Practice II
- Fundamentals of Computer Programming
- Calculus II
- Electrical Fundamentals
- Intro to Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Did you know?
Our M-Space rapid prototyping lab allows students to 3D print mechanical parts and build entire mechatronics systems, complete with embedded controllers and custom-made printed circuit boards.