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Mechanical Engineering

Build the future

Mechanical engineering is an ever-evolving engineering discipline essential to our modern world.  Mechanical Engineers focus on designing, analyzing, manufacturing, instrumentation, and maintaining mechanical systems. Mechanical systems can range from simple machines like bicycles or wheelbarrows to complex systems like aircraft engines, robots, 3D printers, or the human body. Mechanical engineers apply principles of physics (statics and dynamics), mathematics, thermofluids, and material science to develop and improve mechanical systems and devices. 

Mechanical engineers have various career opportunities across multiple industries due to their adaptable skill sets and problem-solving abilities. Examples include design engineer, manufacturing engineering, research and development, project engineering/management, quality control, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), solar energy, nuclear power, and consulting. Mechanical engineering is a field that offers a wide array of opportunities and the chance to make a meaningful impact on the world through innovative solutions and technological advancements. 

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    BEng, MASc, PhD, Direct PhD

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    28.8 million

    Funds raised to date

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    792 papers

    Scholarly Output

Featured Course

Mechanical Engineering: Instrumentation Course

Mechanical Engineering Professor, Nima Tabatabaei, introduces us to the Instrumentation course at York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering, shedding light on its unique features and benefits for students.

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Daphene Solis

PhD candidate, Mechanical Engineering Department

u0022I always have been passionate about mechanics, knowing how things work and are produced has kept my attention since I was a kid. When I thought about a future career, becoming an engineer felt natural – it was me following my passion. nnIn a world so moved by technologies and systems, engineering is an agent of improvement that allows us to come up with creative solutions to challenges. nnMy PhD research is focused on tissue engineering in the artificial production of biological substitutes that restore, maintain or improve tissue function. This area has a huge impact on society since its results can directly impact people’s lives, including reducing transplant waiting lists and improving people’s quality of life.u0022