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Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

Explore clean energy systems and renewable technologies. Study automotive, aerospace, marine and robotic systems. Investigate the manufacturing processes we use to produce advanced materials and micro-devices. Work in teams and solve real-world problems.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op required


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.

Areas of focus

  • Advanced materials
  • Advanced transportation Vehicles
  • Aerodynamics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Computer-aided engineering and advanced manufacturing
  • Energy systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Thermofluids


  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Energy systems engineer
  • Product design engineer
  • Robotics engineer

Sample courses

  • Mechanics of Solids I - MECH 220
  • Thermodynamics - MECH 240
  • Fluid Mechanics - MECH 345
  • Engineering Design - MECH 350
  • Energy Conversion - MECH 390
  • Robotics - MECH 430
  • Aircraft Design - MECH 475
  • Ocean Engineering - MECH 446
  • Solar Energy Engineering - MECH 450E

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate that you are competent in the English language to attend UVic. If you’ve studied for at least four years at the high school or post-secondary level, and all of your instruction was in English, your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency. Learn about UVic’s English language requirements.

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Program planning

Not sure if this program is the right fit? Our program worksheet might help. It tells you what courses you’ll need to take to complete the program.

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