Undergraduate Students

Welcome to Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manitoba!

Mechanical engineering is a broad and diversified engineering discipline. It is concerned with the application of the fundamental principles and laws of nature to the conception, design, manufacturing and operation of all kinds of mechanical devices and systems. Mechanical engineers are required to understand the laws of mechanics and energy, the effects of forces on solids and liquids, the flow of heat through substances, the properties of engineering materials, the manufacturing processes and the design approaches.

The work of mechanical engineers can be seen in everything that makes human life more comfortable. This includes designing and building transportation vehicle such as aircrafts and cars, air conditioning and ventilation for human comfort, and saving lives by contributing significantly to improving the medical technology. In reality, it would be almost impossible to find an object, device or a system in everyday life that is in some way has not involved a mechanical engineer.

Graduates of mechanical engineering can look for employment in many types of industry. Typical industries include aerospace, automotive, energy production and conversion, manufacturing of heavy equipments and machine tools, metal forming industry, and emerging industries involved in composite materials.

While the mechanical engineering program is demanding, many extracurricular activities exist, in which students can get involved, such as: SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Engineers), CASI (Canadian Aerospace Students Institute) and CSME (Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers). Students design and build cars and gliders for competing in international competitions organized by SAE and CASI. Students from University of Manitoba have won many international awards in these competitions.

Discover more about our Mechanical Engineering program and special opportunities by exploring the pages within this section.

Dr. Madjid Birouk
Associate Head, Undergraduate Studies