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Mechanical Systems

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.

Mechanical Systems is open to all students except those in the Mechanical Engineering program.

Quick facts

Program options:
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:


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

Sample courses

  • Finite Element Applications - MECH 420
  • Robotics - MECH 430
  • Solar Energy Engineering - MECH 450E
  • Aircraft Design - MECH 475
  • Ocean Engineering - MECH 446


This program can be added to your primary degree as a minor, enabling you to broaden your studies. You can declare your minor after one or more years of full-time study at UVic.

Your academic advisor can help you plan your courses to ensure you meet the requirements of both your major and minor programs.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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