Undergraduate program

Standard academic schedule

Technical elective courses

Complementary studies elective courses

Curriculum for Biomedical Engineering Degree

First year program

Please refer to the Engineering and Computer Science website 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, 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 schedule

Year 1 - Fall 1A

  • CSC 111 - Fundamentals of Programming with Engineering Applications
  • ENGR 110 - Design and Communication I
  • ENGR 130 - Introduction to Professional Practice
  • MATH 100 - Calculus I
  • MATH 110 - Matrix Algebra for Engineers
  • PHYS 110 - Introductory Physics I

Year 1 - Spring 1B

Second year - Fall 2A

  • CSC 1163 - Fundamentals of Programming with Engineering Applications II
  • ECE 250 - Linear Circuits 1
  • MATH 200 - Calculus III
  • MECH 240 - Thermodynamics 
  • MECH 200 - Engineering Drawing
  • STAT 254 - Probability and Statistics for Engineers

Second year - Summer 2B 

Third year - Spring 3A

Third year - Fall 3B

  • ECE 365 - Applied Electronics and Electrical Machines
  • ECON 180 or ENGR 280 - Introduction to Principles of Microeconomics and Financial Project Evaluation / Engineering Economics
  • MECH 330 - Introduction to Mechanical Vibrations 
  • MECH 360 - Design of Mechanical Elements 
  • MECH 380 - Automatic Control Engineering 
  • MECH 395 - Heat Transfer

Fourth year - 4A

Fourth year - Spring 4B

  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.

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.  Note that some courses appear under more than one category and can be used for more than one specialization, with a maximum of 3.0 units shared between specializations. Up to two specializations will be acknowledged by the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

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 472 Introduction to Electron Microscopy
  • MECH 473 Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals
  • MECH 481 Bio Materials & Tissue Engineering
  • MECH 450, 498 and 499 Topic, thesis or project courses*

Biomedical Engineering

  • MECH 448 - Introduction to Musculoskeletal Biomechanics 
  • MECH 452 - Microfluidics for Biomedical and Energy Applications 
  • MECH 472 - Introduction to Electron Microscopy
  • MECH 481 Bio Materials & Tissue Engineering
  • MECH 483 Mechanics and Energy Conversion for Living Cells
  • MECH 450, 498 and 499 Topic, thesis or project courses*

Computer Aided Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing

  • MECH 410 Computer Aided Design
  • MECH 420 Finite Element Methods
  • MECH 460 Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • MECH 495 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • MECH 497 Green Vehicle Technology project
  • MECH 450, 498 and 499 Topic, thesis or project courses*

Energy Systems

  • MECH 443 Advanced Thermodynamics
  • MECH 444 Wind Power Systems
  • MECH 445 Cryogenic Engineering
  • MECH 446 Introduction to Ocean Engineering
  • MECH 447 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, 498 and 499 Topic, thesis or project courses*

Thermo-fluids and Aerodynamics

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

Mechatronics

  • MECH 421 Mechanical Vibrations
  • MECH 430 Robotics
  • MECH 455 Instrumentation
  • MECH 458 Mechatronics
  • MECH 459 Fundamentals of Hybrid Vehicles
  • MECH 450, 498 and 499 Topic, thesis or project courses*

Topics, Thesis or Projects Courses

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

Descriptions and outlines of MECH courses

 

Summer 2021 - Special Topics Courses

Course # Course Name Prereqs
MECH 450A Dynamics II

Complete all of:

  • MECH 242
  • MECH 330
  • MECH 335
MECH 450B 3D Printing

Complete all of:

  • MECH 350
  • MECH 360
MECH 450C Product Design Engineering

Complete all of:

Prerequisites:

  • MECH 350 
  • MECH 200 

Corequisites:

  • MECH 400
MECH 450D Engineering Optimization

Complete all of:

  • MATH 204
MECH 450E Solar Energy Engineering

Complete all of:

  • MECH 395

 

 

Fall 2021 - Special Topics Courses

Course # Course Name Prereqs

MECH 450A

Advanced Control Theory

Complete all of:

Prerequisite:

  • MECH 380

MECH 450B

The Mechanics of Soft Materials

Complete all of:

Prerequisite:

  • MATH 200
  • MECH 285 or BME 320 or CIVE 285
  • MECH 220 or CIVE 220

MECH 450C

Energy Conversion and Storage

Complete all of:

Prerequisites:

  • MECH 390
  • MECH 395

MECH 450D

Digital Twins in Energy Systems

  • None

 

 

Spring 2022 - Special Topics Courses

Course # Course Name Prereqs

MECH 450D

Pulp and Paper Technology

  • None