McGill University

Mechanical Engineering

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Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Faculty of Engineering
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Mechanical Engineering
Description:Mechanical engineers are involved in the conception, design, implementation and operation of mechanical systems in many aspects of life, from bicycles and space shuttles to espresso machines. Their broad range of expertise, from thermodynamics and fluid flow to solid-state physics and fundamental electronics are highly valued in aerospace, energy, manufacturing, machinery and transportation.

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

The Department offers an Honours program which is particularly suitable for those with a high aptitude in mathematics and physics and which gives a thorough grounding in the basic engineering sciences. The complementary courses in this program can be utilized to take courses with applied engineering orientation, such as those offered in the regular program, or if preferred, to obtain an even more advanced education in engineering science.
URL:Mechanical Engineering at McGill University
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Facility Operation and Maintenance ManagersMechanical Engineers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*95
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Fran├žais 
Applicants must have Chemistry - NYA, NYB (OOUL, OOUM), Mathematics - NYA, NYB, NYC (OOUN, OOUP, OOUQ), and Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (OOUR, OOUS, OOUT).
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 18, 2021