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Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Master of Engineering (MEng)
Master of Applied Science (MASc)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie University are designed to help students develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of Mechanical Engineering through lecture, tutorial, and laboratory activities. Modern, well-instrumented laboratories in thermofluids, energy conversion, stress analysis, vibrations, and control systems provide experience in measurements and applications to ensure a thorough understanding and appreciation of the subject matter. The department consists of thirteen full-time faculty members, forty postgraduate students, and one hundred and twenty undergraduate students. Several research centres are affiliated with the Department.

Length of Program

  • MEng - typical time to complete is 2 years
  • MASc - typical time to complete is 2 years
  • PhD - typical time to complete is 3-4 years

Research Areas

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Solid mechanics
  • Combustion & environment
  • Energy and heat transfer
  • Energy modelling
  • Mechanical design
  • Micro-machines/MEMS
  • Manufacturing
  • Grinding
  • Control systems and robotics
  • Finite element modeling of advanced materials for manufacturing processes

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Contact Information


Subject Code: MECH
Tel: 902-494-1288
Email: gsr@dal.ca
Address: Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University
5248 Morris Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2
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Current Students  

Graduate Coordinator: Dominic Groulx
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-8835
Graduate Coordinator Email: dominic.groulx@dal.ca