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

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UVic FSAE headed to Michigan

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

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UVic Submarine Racing Club finishes 4th in international competition

UVic Submarine Racing Club finishes 4th in international competition

UVic Submarine Racing Club team members

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

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

UVic AERO Team Members

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Alumni Successfully Get Electron Rocket to Low Earth Orbit

Alumni Successfully Get 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.

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The Mercer Report visits the Victoria Hand Project

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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

Research

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

Our department includes 23 regular faculty members including three Canada Research Chairs. We have over 100 graduate students and a large number of adjunct faculty members, research personnel and visiting researchers.