You've reached this page because you're either an engineering student looking for information or a prospective student looking to find information about specific engineering programs. The main purpose of this page is to try and give you as much information as we can about the discipline known as mechanical engineering so you can be as prepared as possible to go out and learn about the core mechanical engineering principles so you can use them when it comes to such things as working with a metal to make an awesome robot machine. Hopefully not a killing robot machine though. Leave that for the future.

The mechanical engineering department at the University of Alberta was established by Dr. George Ford in 1958 and has been around for over 50 years, making it one of the most prestigious engineering programs in Canada. There are currently over 700 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students who study under 40 professors. As a prospective undergraduate student, you are looking at a first year work load of basic courses in english, math, chemistry, physics and engineering. And as you progress as a student, the further along you continue to study, you will be taking more advanced courses related strictly to mechanical engineering such as a class dedicated to thermo-fluids system design and a class about computational fluid dynamics. The University of Alberta offers you a great place to learn and study and it also gives you an environment to perform some leading-edge research. And who knows, maybe one day you'll be seeing the industrial slurry mixer you read about up close in a production plant you might be working at or running because of the degree you earned at the University of Alberta.

If Alberta is too far from your home and you want something closer to home, then the University of Waterloo might be for you. The University of Waterloo has a mechanical engineering program that provides students with a basic foundation in all mechanical design aspects. If you decide to go to Waterloo, you will be learning about such fundamentals of mechanical engineering as manufacturing, power, control and mechanics. Not only do you have the ability to learn about mechanical engineering at Waterloo but you also have the opportunity to work up close and personal with professors on their research teams. The mechanical engineering program at Waterloo is also a co-operative education program, which means that not only will you be studying but you will also be doing hands on work that will prepare you for when you get your first job after you graduate. Waterloo's mechanical engineering program also offers students opportunities to obtain specialized degrees such as a Master of Engineering, Master of Applied Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Each of these degrees can be obtained once you've finished your undergraduate program and are looking for more of a challenge. A doctorate, however, can't be obtained without a Master of Applied Science degree.

Another school you might want to check into is the University of British Columbia. Not only would you have the opportunity to study under Killiam teaching award winning professors but you would also get to live in the beautiful city of Vancouver, B.C. Being able to walk around in shorts in the month of April without having to worry about snow sure does beat living in those townhouses in Toronto. Of course scenery is only one tempting aspect of the University of British Columbia. You're probably more interested in their mechanical engineering program. The university is fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, which allows students the opportunity to register as an Engineer-in-Training upon graduation. Once you've completed your first year of general engineering studies you will then move on to obtaining your Bachelor's of Applied Science where you will be studying your discipline of mechanical engineering. Once you're done with that you can continue your studies and obtain a Master of Engineering, Master of Applied Science or a Doctor of Philosophy degree. The University currently has 350 undergraduate students and 180 graduate students learning from 40 professors.

These are only a few of the universities that give you the opportunity to learn about mechanical engineering but there are many others out there and as you keep coming back to this website, you will find it updated with information about those schools as well. If your goal in life is to become a mechanical engineer so you can figure how those on demand hot water heater contraptions really work, hopefully you've found enough information to get you started on determining which school is right for you to learn at. Funding for our site is made possible through The HVAC Warehouse - to learn more about what they do and as well as uses for metal benders, click here to learn more

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