Department of Mechanical Engineering

UVic Formula Hybrid

UVic Formula Hybrid

UVic Formula Hybrid team featured in Times Colonist for first place finish in Design at International SAE Formula Hybrid Competition

UVic FSAE headed to Michigan

FSAE 2019 Competition is from May 8th - 11th at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.

UVic Submarine Racing Club finishes 4th in international competition

UVic Submarine Racing Club finishes 4th

UVic Submarine Racing Club team members

How UVic’s aeronautical engineering team won a nation-wide competition

UVic aeronautical engineering team wins nationals

UVic AERO Team Members

Alumni Successfully Get Electron Rocket to Low Earth Orbit

Alumni electron rocket to low earth orbit

Michael Pearson, Leo McKee-Reid (Camosun), Shane Sagar, Cass Hussmann, Graeme Ramsey, and Simon Moffatt in front of Rocket Lab headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Mercer Report visits the Victoria Hand Project

Mechanical engineering programs

Mechanical Engineering at University of Victoria is known for its innovative research and excellent academic programs. We offer Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Master of Engineering (MEng), Master of Applied Science (MASc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs. Co-operative education is integrated into our undergraduate program.

As a mechanical engineer, you'll use your problem-solving and teamwork skills to work on real-world problems. You will see the results of your efforts and have a chance to make an impact on society.

Get involved in the design and study of physical and mechanical systems including:
  • power generation
  • transportation vehicles (ground, aircraft, watercraft)
  • fluid dynamics
  • machine design
  • biomedical-mechanical systems
  • mechatronics and robotics
  • clean energy systems
  • material property, testing and production
  • heating and air-conditioning


We are very active in research with first-rate laboratories and diverse research funding. Our focus is on research in leading-edge technologies such as:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advanced Materials
  • Aeronautics and Aerospace
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computational and Continuum Mechanics
  • Computational Design and Computer Aided Engineering
  • Alternate Energy Technologies and Systems
  • Industrial Sensing and Optics
  • Mechatronics and Controls
  • Micro-Electromechanical Systems
  • Ocean Engineering and Ocean Energy
  • Robotics and Mechanisms
  • Thermofluids Science and Transport Phenomena

Learn more about our research areas.

About us

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria offers Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. degree programs. The Department is known for its strong, vibrant and well-funded research programs at the forefront of technology. We have research excellence in Clean Energy Systems, Advanced Vehicles, Aerospace, Biomedical Systems, Mechatronics and Robotics. We have 26 faculty members, including two Canada Research Chairs, over 550 Undergraduate students, and 150 Graduate students. Industrial collaboration enriches our teaching and research activities, along with encouragement of our undergraduates to participate in various competition teams for experiential learning activities. With an excellent collegial atmosphere, the Department attracts outstanding faculty and staff, as well as superb graduate and undergraduate students.