Programs:

Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.

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Degree Details

Doctorate (Ph.D.)

A Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering extends all of the advantages of a Master’s degree and opens doors to research and development opportunities in industry, government and academia. Ph.D. candidates develop independence, creativity and flexibility; and expand their skills in analysis, critical thinking, creative problem solving, data management, experimental methods and/or analytical models, resourcefulness, responsibility and perseverance. They also develop skills in critical analysis of others’ work, and the ability to present their work to a variety of audiences. All Ph.D. students are supervised by a faculty member from the department. The research areas of the faculty members include: biomechanics; manufacturing; mechanics and design; and thermofluids.

Areas of Research

  • Biomechanics: mechanics of biological tissues and muscles; mechanics of the circulatory and respiratory system; experimental and numerical modeling techniques; and movement and skeletal biomechanics.
  • Manufacturing: additive manufacturing; casting; computer aided manufacturing; electrical discharge machining; formability; grinding; machining of advanced materials; machining processes and systems; manufacturing automation; manufacturing processes and systems; metal forming; metallic and non-metallic coatings for advanced steels; process modelling and simulation; robotics; and steel research.
  • Mechanics and Design: automotive applications; computer aided design; control systems; dynamics and vibrations; finite element analysis; flow induced vibrations and noise; hybrid vehicles including engine testing and fault detection; materials and microstructural engineering; mechatronics; metrology; microelectromechanical devices; product design; robotics; and theoretical mechanics.
  • Thermo-fluid Sciences: aeroacoustics; combustion; computational fluid dynamics; flow control; fluid mechanics and turbulence; heat transfer; micro-fluidics and micro-fabrication; modeling in thermo-fluid systems; multi-phase flow; reactor thermal-hydraulics; and thermal processing of materials.
Length:
4 years
Required Credential:
The following are the minimum academic requirements for entry into graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or in a related discipline. Applicants from foreign institutions, must have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a related discipline. Admission is competitive; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants are accepted only if a faculty member is willing to supervise them.
Program Type:
Thesis
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time
Typical Entry:
September
Typical Deadline:
September Entry – February 28th
January Entry - By Supervisor Request Only
May Entry – By Supervisor Request Only

Degree Options

Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.)Degree Details

Length:
2 years
Required Credential:
The following are the minimum academic requirements for entry into graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or in a related discipline. Applicants from foreign institutions, must have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a related discipline. Admission is competitive; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants are accepted only if a faculty member is willing to supervise them.
Program Type:
Thesis
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time

Doctorate (Ph.D.)Degree Details

Length:
4 years
Required Credential:
The following are the minimum academic requirements for entry into graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or in a related discipline. Applicants from foreign institutions, must have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a related discipline. Admission is competitive; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants are accepted only if a faculty member is willing to supervise them.
Program Type:
Thesis
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time