Undergraduate courses

Standard academic schedule

MENG Curriculum and Course Offering Change Fall 2016

New Curriculum and Course Schedule

ENGR 446: Technical Report

Technical elective courses

Curriculum for Biomedical Engineering Degree

First year courses

Please refer to the UVic Calendar for more information about the first year engineering standard and immersion year schedules.

Important: Some required first-year courses are only offered one time per year. You must successfully complete them before moving into the second year of your program. These courses are: ENGR 110 (traditionally offered in the fall), ENGR 120 (traditionally offered in the spring) and ENGR 141 (K2016 Course Outline), traditionally offered in Spring.  See note 1 and 2 concerning ENGR 110 and ENGR 130.

Disclaimer: You are responsible for ensuring that all degree requirements have been satisfied as outlined in the University of Victoria Calendar. Any errors or omissions on this site do not absolve you from having to complete all of the program requirements.

Standard academic and co-op schedule

Second year - Fall 2A

Second year - Summer 2B

Third year - Spring 3A

Third year - Fall 3B

Fourth year - 4A

Fourth year - Spring 4B

Fifth year - Fall 4C

  • MECH410/520 Computer Aided Design and Engineering (offered in: F, K)
  • MECH458/580 Mechatronics (offered in: F, S)
  • MECH450/531 Advanced Fluid Dynamics (offered in: F)
  • MECH499 Technical Project (offered in: F, K, S)
  • MECH498 Honor Thesis (offered in: F, K, S)
  • CSC349A Numerical Analysis (offered in: F, S)
  • ENGR280/ECON180 Engineering Economics (offered in: F, K)
  • (Possible offering: MECH498 Engineering Law) (offered in: F, S)
  1. ENGR 130 (Introduction to Professional Practice) should be completed during the first term upon admission into the program (normally 1A, 2A or 3A). Students normally must complete ENGR 130 before undertaking their first work term.
  2. Students must complete the Academic Writing Requirement, normally achieved by taking ENGR 110, before enrolling in the second work term, ENGR 002.
  3. Students following the immersion year schedule will take CSC 115 in the term 1C.
  4. Bridge students must take ENGR 297 in place of one technical elective.
  5. Students normally register in this course in the term preceding the final term of their program (academic or work term).
  6. A Complementary Studies Elective course dealing with central issues in humanities or social sciences, as required by CEAB guidelines for complementary studies, and as approved by the Faculty of Engineering’s BEng/BSEng Student Programs Committee. A current list of acceptable courses may be obtained from the BEng Office.
  7. Students normally register in this course in the term preceding the final term of their academic program (academic or work term).
  8. ENGR 446 is a major technical report demonstrating written communication and analytical skills.  Serving as a core component of the Mechanical Engineering program, the course is administered by the Co-op office. There are no scheduled classes and the course can be completed during a work or academic term without special permission. Students must register in ENGR 446 as they register in all other courses. The report topic must be approved by the ENGR 446 instructor at least two months prior to submission, and the report must be prepared following the style and format defined in the Report Guidelines.  University of Victoria awards credits for work terms, thus ENGR 446, as a separate credit course, cannot be satisfied with the submission of previous work used towards work term credit.

Six Representative Possible Paths:

Streams

Technical electives and pathways

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a large number of Technical Electives (around 22 per year). Students in the MENG BEng program need to complete eight technical electives (12.0 units) to be chosen from the lists below.

If you complete six units in one of the listed topic areas you can request a Pathway Certificate from our departmental office.  Credits from MECH497, 498 and 499 can only be used for one Pathway. Topic areas will not be shown on your transcript.

Some courses may appear under more than one category. Many of these technical electives are also offered in parallel with corresponding graduate courses.

Advanced Materials

  • MECH 423 Engineering Ceramics
  • MECH 472 Introduction to Electron Microscopy
  • MECH 473 Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals
  • MECH 450/481 Special Topics: Bio Materials & Tissue Engineering
  • MECH 450/580 Additive Manufacturing and Machining of Advanced Materials
  • MECH 450, 497, 498 and 499 Topic, thesis or project courses*

Biomedical Engineering

  • MECH 450/481 Special Topics: Bio Materials & Tissue Engineering
  • MECH 483 Mechanics and Energy Conversion for Living Cells
  • ELEC 434 Biophotonics
  • ELEC 435 Medical Image Processing
  • MECH 450 Special Topics: Biomechanics
  • MECH 450 Special Topics: Neural Control
  • MECH 497, 498 and 499 Topic, thesis or project courses*

Computer Aided Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing

  • MECH 410 Computer Aided Design
  • MECH 411 Planning and Control of Production Systems
  • MECH 420 Finite Element Methods
  • MECH 460 Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • MECH 459 Fundamentals of Hybrid Vehicles
  • MECH 466 Microelectromechanical Systems
  • MECH 495 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • MECH 450 Special Topics: Pulp and Paper Technology
  • MECH 450 Special Topics: Advanced Dynamics
  • MECH 450 Special Topics: Additive Manufacturing and Machining of Advanced Materials
  • MECH 450 Special Topics: Biomechanics
  • MECH 462 Small Business Organization
  • MECH 450, 497, 498 and 499 Topic, thesis or project courses*

Energy Systems

  • ENGR 400 Sustainable Energy Systems Design Project
  • MECH 443 Advanced Thermodynamics
  • MECH 450/444 Wind Power Systems
  • MECH 445 Cryogenic Engineering
  • MECH 450/446 Introduction to Ocean Engineering
  • MECH 447/450E Energy Systems
  • MECH 449 Fuel Cell Technology
  • MECH 459 Fundamentals of Hybrid Vehicles
  • MECH 493 Design of Thermo-Fluid Systems
  • MECH 494 Thermofluids and Introduction to Mass Transfer
  • MECH 497 Green Vehicle Technology Project
  • MECH 450, 497, 498 and 499 Topic, thesis or project courses*

Fluids and Aerodynamics

  • MECH 443 Advanced Thermodynamics
  • MECH 450/444 Wind Power & Renewable Energy Systems
  • MECH 450/446 Introduction to Ocean Engineering
  • MECH 447/450E Energy Systems
  • MECH 475 Aircraft Design
  • MECH 492 Transport Phenomena
  • MECH 493 Design of Thermo-Fluid Systems
  • MECH 494 Thermofluids and Introduction to Mass Transfer
  • MECH 495 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • MECH 450, 497, 498 and 499 Topic, thesis or project courses *

Mechatronics and Robotics

  • MECH 421 Mechanical Vibrations
  • MECH 430 Robotics
  • MECH 450 Special Topics: Neural Control
  • MECH 450 Special Topics: Advanced Dynamics
  • MECH 458 Mechatronics
  • MECH 459 Fundamentals of Hybrid Vehicles
  • MECH 464 Mechatronics Design Project
  • MECH 466 Microelectromechanical Systems
  • MECH 485 Mechanisms and Manipulator Synthesis
  • MECH 450, 497, 498 and 499 Topic, thesis or project courses*

*Can be used for certificate, when related to certificate topic

  • MECH 450 Special Topic Courses (1.5 units, newly introduced courses)
  • MECH 497 Green Vehicle Technology Project (3.0 units)
  • MECH 498 Honours Thesis (3.0 units)
  • MECH 499 Technical Project (1.5 units)

Technical elective courses

Courses

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K 16

F 16

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MECH 410/520 - Computer Aided Design - Course intro

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MECH 420/563 - Finite Element Applications - Course intro

 

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MECH 421/504 - Mechanical Vibrations

 

 

 

 

MECH 430/580 - Robotics

 

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MECH 443/541 - Advanced Thermodynamics - Course intro

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MECH 444/580 - Wind Power Systems - Course intro

 

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MECH 445 - Cryogenic Engineering

 

 

 

 

MECH 446/580 - Introduction to Ocean Engineering - Course intro

 

 

 

MECH 447/542 - Energy Systems - Course intro

 

 

 

MECH 449/549 - Fuel Cell Technology

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MECH 450 A – Additive Manufacturing and Machining of Advanced Materials

 

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MECH 450 C – S. Topics - Product Design - Course intro

 

 

 

 

MECH 450 D – S. Topics - Pulp and Paper Technology - Course intro

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MECH 450  – S. Topics - Advanced Dynamics

 

 

 

MECH 450  – S. Topics - Bio Mechanics

 

 

 

MECH 450  – S. Topics - Neural Control

 

 

 

 

MECH 450  – S. Topics - Advanced Fluid Mechanics

 

 

 

MECH 458/554 - Mechatronics - Course intro

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MECH 459/558 - Fundamentals of Hybrid Vehicles - Course intro

 

 

 

 

MECH 460/521 - Computer Aided Manufacture - Course intro

 

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MECH 462 Small Business Organization -http://www.uvic.ca/engineering/mechanical/assets/docs/course-descriptions/MECH 460 -Computer Aided Manufacture.pdf

 

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MECH 466/555 - Microelectromechanical Systems

 

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MECH 472/580 - Electron Microscopy - Course intro

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MECH 473/573 - Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals - Course intro

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MECH 475/580 - Aircraft Design - Course intro

 

 

MECH 481/580 - Bio Materials & Tissue Engineering - Course outline

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MECH 483/510 - Mechanics & Energy Conversion for Living Cells - Course intro

 

 

 

MECH 485/580 - Mechanism and Manipulator Synthesis

 

 

 

 

MECH 492/540 - Transport Phenomena

 

 

 

 

MECH 493 - Design of Thermo-Fluid Systems - Course intro

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MECH 494 - Thermofluids & Introduction to Mass Transfer

 

 

 

 

MECH 495/535 - Computational Fluid Dynamics & Heat Transfer - Course intro

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MECH 497 - Green VehicleTechnical Project - Course intro

MECH 498 - Honours Thesis

MECH 499 - Technical Project

 The above list is subject to change

Technical Electives are offered depending on student interest and faculty availability.

Check UVic Timetables and Course Listing for actual course offerings.