Mechanical Engineering Model Programs

These models lists all courses required for a Mechanical Engineering degree, which term courses are offered, and the pre/corequisites.

The model program that is applicable to a student is determined by the year they were admitted into Mechanical Engineering. Curriculum changes in subsequent years may not affect a student’s model program.

Mechanical Engineering Timetable

The Mechanical Engineering timetable can be found on Aurora and lists all courses being offered.  It includes days offered, time of offering, prerequisites, instructors and any reserve or restriction information.

Use the model program and the Mechanical timetable to plan your schedule. Please try and follow the model program as closely as possible as timetables and course offerings are based on these models, but decide how many courses you want to take per term based on your personal schedule (part-time job, sports, outside commitments). 

Final Examinations

Find your Final Exam schedule, view your exam location and learn how to follow university rules when writing exams.

Other information


UMES tutoring service is a course-specific tutoring service providing support in course material at your convenience. Every peer tutor has been through an approval process, which includes a verification that they have achieved a final grade of A or higher in the courses that they would like to teach, as well as a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

Please visit UMES' website for full details.

Prerequisite Special Permission Policy

Undergraduate Students Prerequisite / Special Permission Policy

  1. Students must have a DGPA of 3.50 or higher to be considered.
  2. No prerequisite overrides for 2nd and 3rd year students.
  3. All 1st and 2nd year courses must be completed.

Please do NOT approach the professor for prerequisite permission.  The Undergraduate Office will approach the professor on your behalf and advise you of the outcome.

If the above criteria are met, students must:

  • a. Complete the NEW Online Special Permission form and submit it to the Mechanical Department via web found here under “Forms and documents”.
  • b. Attach a brief letter explaining your situation, including why you did not take the prerequisite previously and why you need to take it now.
  • c. Include with your letter a copy of your full Aurora Student web transcript.

The prerequisite request is subject to the final approval of the instructors and Department Head(s). With the Dept. Head(s) having the final say.

Timetable Conflict Policy

Undergraduate Students Timetable Conflict Policy

Course conflicts are considered only for students in their graduating year

  1. Graduating Year Students: A student with a degree DGPA below 3.0 will not be approved to take courses that have a timetable conflict. A student with a degree DGPA of 3.0 and above will be considered eligible for a lecture-tutorial or tutorial- tutorial timetable conflicts waiver. The waiver approval is subject to the final approval of the instructors and the Department Head. A student with a degree DGPA of 3.5 and above will be considered eligible for lecture-lecture timetable conflict waiver. The waiver approval is subject to the final approval of the instructors and the Department Head.
  2. No timetable conflicts will be approved if a student can choose other non-conflicting courses.
  3. 3. No three-way timetable conflicts will be approved.
  4. At most a single timetable conflict may be allowed in a term subject to # 1 above.
  5. Step 1:  All timetable conflicts will be resolved in the undergraduate office. Students are to submit a Special Permission form found here under “Documents and forms”.

Step 2: If you are approved to proceed with your request you will be notified. You must then obtain instructor approval from both professors before a final decision is made.   Permission from the professors should contain a contingency plan for the term.

If granted your case will be considered based on graduation date and registration date/time.

      6.   Your request is considered based on steps 1-5 only if graduation has been declared.

Indigenous Knowledge course

Starting Fall 2021, Mechanical students are required to take at least one of the courses from the list of Indigenous Knowledge courses. Students admitted to Mechanical Engineering in Fall 2021 who have completed two complementary studies electives (or 6 credit hours) prior to admission to the program, may use one of those courses in place of the Indigenous Knowledge course. ENG 4100* may be used to meet this requirement when the course content satisfies the requirement for the Indigenous Knowledge course.

Indigenous Knowledge Course List - Prerequisites must be met for all courses.

ENG 4100* Contemporary Topics in Eng. Practice (4) (see note above)
INDG 1200 Indigenous Peoples in Canada (6)
INDG 1220 Indigenous Peoples in Canada Part 1 (3)
INDG 1240 Indigenous Peoples in Canada Part 2 (3)
INDG 2012/
HIST 2010
Indigenous History in Canada (3)
INDG 2020/
HIST 2020
The Métis in Canada (3)
POLS 2802 Introduction to Indigenous Politics (3)
POLS 3870 Politics of Indigenous-Settler Relations (3)


Minors available to Mechanical Engineering Students

Consult the General Calendar for specific requirements for Engineering minors. 

Minors include:

  • Arts
  • Computer Sciences
  • Geology
  • Management 
  • Math
  • Music
  • Recreational Studies

Complementary electives

Students are required to take a total of 6 credit hours from the Faculties of Arts or Management (Asper School of Business) at the 1000 level or higher, in addition to the first year Written Requirement. Students usually take a 3 credit hour course in first year, and a 3 credit hour course thereafter. However, students may take a 6 credit hour course to satisfy both requirements. Please view the Complementary Electives document for full details on what courses you can take. 

Technical electives

Students are required to take has 5 Technical Elective (TE) slots to be filled with non-core courses of your choice from the list of technical electives offered each year. Students wishing to pursue a variety of Mechanical topics have the chance here to do so by choosing courses in a variety of subject/research areas. Please view the Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives document for details on what courses are available to you.

Questions? Contact your student advisor

Jenifer Romaniuk
Undergraduate Program Advisor
Room E2-327M EITC