Why study Mechanical Engineering?
From tiny life-saving devices to the engines, machines, and plants that power our world, the influence that mechanical engineering has on our society is profound.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta offers a broad-based program that prepares graduates for immediate employment in a wide variety of industries ranging from transportation to medicine. You will gain a thorough understanding of mechanical engineering by taking courses in five major areas: solid mechanics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and design. The emphasis is on providing opportunities for you to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical, hands-on application and design.
Why study Engineering at the University of Alberta?
The Faculty of Engineering is widely recognized as one of the top Engineering schools in Canada, with globally renowned professors, state-of-the-art labs and teaching spaces, and highly specialized facilities and areas of research.
Throughout your degree, you'll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, participate in research, and contribute to team projects both inside and out of the classroom.
We are centrally located within the heart of western Canada's energy and resources industries, with strong connections to industry and unmatched work placement opportunities.
Please note: If you are applying directly from high school, you must apply to the qualifying first year of Engineering. After you complete your first year you will have the opportunity to choose a specific degree program.
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This program does not allow admission directly from high school.
Preprofessional Study Time: 1 year
Qualifying Year: All students in the Qualifying Year in the Faculty of Engineering follow a common curriculum in their first year. At the end of the first year, students choose among the various specialized Engineering programs offered and between the traditional and cooperative education streams.
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