Mechanical engineers play an essential role in industries ranging from manufacturing to health care to the renewable energy, designing everything from medical devices to engines.

In our programs, our expert faculty teach how parts, machines and systems work and how to design and analyze them. Our students understand and apply concepts in solid mechanics, control and thermofluids.

In addition to building a strong theoretical foundation in engineering, you'll work with new technology and apply your knowledge in hands-on design projects.

Undergraduate programs

All first-year students will complete the core engineering program before applying to their desired discipline in the second year. Learn more about the core engineering program.

Mechanical Engineering offers two options:

More details can be found on the academic calendar.


*Students who have completed the degree requirements for a Diploma of Engineering or a Certificate of Applied Science through the Associated University program are admissible to the Upper Division in the Faculty of Engineering.

Graduate programs

Dalhousie offers research/thesis (MASc) and project-based (MEng) master's degrees, as well as doctoral (PhD) degrees. Graduate studies are concentrated in the areas of stress analysis, heat transfer, multi-phase flow, fluid and thermal power, robotics and design and manufacturing.

Programs offered at the graduate level include: