Program Information

School: University of Alberta
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Description: 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.

This degree can be taken as a Co-op (co-operative education) program. Through the Co-op program, you will have the opportunity to complete paid, supervised work terms throughout your degree. Co-op programs are great way to challenge yourself, gain relevant work experience, and make connections to industry before you graduate! Most co-op programs include five work terms lasting four months each, in addition to the usual eight terms (four years) of full-time study. Therefore, co-op programs require five years to complete.

URL: Mechanical Engineering at University of Alberta
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This estimate is based on one year of full-time study, and represents only the tuition cost.

Careers: Mechanical Engineers

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:

    This program does not allow admission directly from high school. Preprofessional Study Time: 1 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. Students with transferable post-secondary coursework taken outside of the Faculty of Engineering are considered for admission based on GPA and relevant transfer credit.