Mechanical Engineering

As a mechanical engineer, you'll use your scientific knowledge, problem-solving, design and teamwork skills to find solutions for real-world problems. This exciting field includes innovative design for automotive, marine and aerospace applications; intelligent robotic systems; biomedical devices; new tools; and processes to produce advanced materials, novel micro- and nano-devices, and clean energy systems.

Credential(s) granted:
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery options:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op required
Tuition & finances:
Tuition rates


  • Apply to the Faculty of Engineering as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.
  • If you're a high school student, you will declare Mechanical Engineering as your program after one year of full-time study.
  • If you're a transfer student, select Mechanical Engineering as your preferred program when you submit your application to UVic.

If you have a technology diploma in mechanical engineering (or a related discipline), Camosun College offers a one-year Engineering Bridge program that will enable you to enter third-year engineering studies at UVic. Consult with UVic's Engineering Advisor () for more information.

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Areas of focus

  • Advanced materials
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Computer-aided engineering and advanced manufacturing
  • Energy systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Thermo-fluids and aerodynamics


  • Aeronautical engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Intelligence developer
  • Robotics engineer

Sample courses

See all mechanical engineering courses in the Academic Calendar

Faculties and departments

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