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Explore Your Passion. Find out more about Mechanical Engineering at Lassonde.

About the Program

Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. You will develop a broad range of technical skills and knowledge to complete diverse engineering tasks for a cleaner and healthier environment.

You will start with learning the fundamental knowledge that serves as the foundation for mechanical engineering. After the first year, you will have the chance to focus on and explore what you are most passionate about – Mechanism Design, Manufacturing Engineering, Instrumentation, Electrical Systems, Fluid Dynamics, Solid Mechanics, CAD (computer-aided design) and Computer Simulation Tools, Control, Mechatronics, Vibrations and Actuators, and System Engineering.

Aside from all the technical know-how, you will pick up some great soft skills – effective communication, project management, law, public policy and leadership.

Find your dream job in a wide spectrum of sectors including automotive, aerospace, biomedical, biomechanics, clean technology, energy, manufacturing, mechatronics, design of medical devices, wind turbines, fuel cells and more.

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Skills You’ll Gain

  • Solid theoretical, practical and applied knowledge in areas including thermofluids, solid mechanics, control and automation, vibrations and actuators, clean energy, manufacturing, instrumentation, data acquisition and analysis
  • Hands-on experiences in solid mechanics and materials, thermofluid, machining, control and instrumentation and mechatronics
  • Macro- and micro-manufacturing, additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping
  • Modelling and design software including SOLIDWORKS, MATLAB, LabVIEW, ANSYS, and Abaqus
  • Design mechanisms, machine elements, mechanical systems, thermal systems, and integrated systems in a multidisciplinary domain

Some of our Co-op Employers

  • General Motors of Canada LTD (GM)
  • Magna International
  • Celestica
  • Siemens
  • Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
  • ABC Group
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Imperial
  • Lincoln Electric
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)
  • L3 Harris (formerly L3 Wescam)
  • Veoneer Canada Inc.

Theresa

'20 Mechanical Engineering & International Development Studies

My Life at Lassonde

Passionate About:
Renewable energy, material science, thermodynamics, environment, political economy, making (and watching) movies, graphic design, fashion

My Lassonde Journey:
• President, Engineers Without Borders
• Editor in Chief, Lassonde Media Group
• Mentor for Helen Carswell STEAM Program
• Research Assistant, AM-SET Lab, PELSER Lab, Cooper Lab
• Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, Technion Institute in Israel
• Medventions Fellow at Sunnybrook

Life Beyond Lassonde:
• Entrepreneur in tech and social impact space
• Film director
• Consulting
• I want to combine my technical degree in areas that create the most social impact, as we are all stewards of the earth

Enhance your Mechanical Engineering experience

Available for all of our Engineering programs

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Co-op

Work a minimum of 12 months up to a maximum of 20 months while on co-op. You can earn up to 1 year of qualified experience towards your PEng.

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Dual Degree

Add a BA in International Development Studies. Available for all of our Engineering programs

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BEST Certificate

Through entrepreneurial, academic and experiential achievements during your time at Lassonde, you can earn the BEST Certificate.

Sample First-Year Schedules

ENGINEERING – YEAR ONE COMMON CORE – FALL TERM

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Applied CalculusRenaissance Engineering IEngineering Mechanics
Applied CalculusApplied Linear AlgebraRenaissance Engineering IApplied Calculus
Applied Linear AlgebraRenaissance Engineering IEngineering MechanicsApplied Linear Algebra
Engineering MechanicsEngineering Mechanics
Computational Thinking Through MechatronicsComputational Thinking Through MechatronicsComputational Thinking Through Mechatronics
Computational Thinking Through MechatronicsEngineering Mechanics
• Class • Lab • Tutorial

ENGINEERING – YEAR ONE COMMON CORE – WINTER TERM

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Materials Science for EngineersRenaissance Engineering IIElectricity, Magnetism & Optics
Applied Calculus IIRenaissance Engineering IIApplied Calculus IIRenaissance Engineering IIApplied Calculus II
Object Oriented ProgrammingObject Oriented ProgrammingMaterials Science for EngineersObject Oriented Programming
Electricity, Magnetism and OpticsMaterials Science for EngineersElectricity, Magnetism & OpticsElectricity, Magnetism & Optics
Discrete Mathematics OR The Earth EnvironmentDiscrete Mathematics OR The Earth EnvironmentDiscrete Mathematics OR The Earth Environment
The Earth EnvironmentObject Oriented ProgrammingMaterials Science for EngineersElectricity, Magnetism & Optics
• Class • Lab • Tutorial

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