Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Location

Location

  • Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 270
  • 817 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal QC H3A 0C3
  • Telephone: 514-398-6296
  • Fax: 514-398-7365
  • Email: ugrad.mecheng [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/mecheng

About the Department of Mechanical Engineering

About the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are involved in the conception, design, implementation, and operation of mechanical systems. Typical application areas include aerospace, energy, manufacturing, machinery, and transportation. Because of the very broad nature of the discipline, there is a high demand for mechanical engineers.

Many mechanical engineers follow other career paths. Graduate studies are useful for the specialists working in research establishments, consulting firms, or in corporate research and development.

To prepare the mechanical engineer for a wide range of career possibilities, there is a heavy emphasis in our curriculum on the fundamental analytical disciplines. This is balanced by a sequence of experimental and design engineering courses, which include practice in design, manufacturing, and experimentation. In these courses, students learn how to apply their analytical groundwork to the solution of practical problems.

Concentrations in Aeronautical Engineering, Mechatronics*, and Design are available for students in either the regular or Honours program who wish to specialize in these areas.

While the program is demanding, there is time for many extracurricular activities. Students are active in such professional societies as CASI (Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute), SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), and ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), and in various campus organizations.

Relations between faculty and students are extremely close. Social functions, at which students and professors meet to exchange views and get to know each other, are organized frequently.

Note: * The Mechatronics Concentration will not be offered until further notice.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 17, 2016) (disclaimer)

Mechanical Engineering Faculty

Mechanical Engineering Faculty

Chair
Luc Mongeau
Associate Chair (Curriculum Affairs)
David L. Frost
Associate Chair (Undergraduate Affairs)
Tim Lee
Associate Chair (Graduate Affairs)
Meyer Nahon
Director, M.Eng. Aerospace Program
Mathias Legrand
Emeritus Professors
Abdul M. Ahmed; B.Sc.(Dhaka), Ph.D.(McG.), ing. (Thomas Workman Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering)
Romuald Knystautas; B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.), ing.
Dan F. Mateescu; M.Eng.(Poli. U. Buch.), Ph.D.(Rom. Acad. Sci.), Doctor Honoris Causa(Poli. U. Buch.), A.F.A.I.A.A., F.C.A.S.I.
Michael P. Païdoussis; B.Eng.(McG.), Ph.D.(Camb.), ing., F.I. Mech.E., F.A.S.M.E., F.A.A.M., F.C.S.M.E., F.R.S.C., F.C.A.E. (Thomas Workman Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering)
Stuart J. Price; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Brist.), P.Eng.
Associate Professors (Post-Retirement)
Vince Thomson; B.Sc.(Windsor), Ph.D.(McM.)
Paul J. Zsombor-Murray; B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.), ing., F.C.S.M.E.
Professors
Marco Amabili; M.Sc.(Ancona), Ph.D.(Bologna), F.A.S.M.E. (Canada Research Chair)
Jorge Angeles; B.Sc., M.Sc.(UNAM Mexico), Ph.D.(Stan.), Eng., F.A.S.M.E., F.C.S.M.E., F.C.A.E., F.R.S.C. (James McGill Professor)
Bantwal R. Baliga; B.Tech.(I.I.T. Kanpur), M.Sc.(Case West.), Ph.D.(Minn.)
Wagdi G. Habashi; B.Eng., M.Eng.(McG.), Ph.D.(Cornell), ing., F.A.S.M.E., F.A.I.A.A., F.C.A.E., F.R.S.C. (NSERC; Lockheed Martin; Bell Helicopter Industrial Research Chair)
Pascal Hubert; B.Eng., M.A.Sc.(École Poly., Montr.), Ph.D.(Br. Col.), ing. (Warner Graupe Professor)
John H.S. Lee; B.Eng.(McG.), M.Sc.(MIT), Ph.D.(McG.), ing., F.R.S.C., F.C.A.E.
Larry B. Lessard; B.Eng.(McG.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Stan.), ing.
Arun K. Misra; B.Tech.(I.I.T., Kgp.), Ph.D.(Br. Col.), P.Eng., F.A.A.S., F.A.I.A.A., F.C.A.E. (Thomas Workman Professor of Mechanical Engineering)
Luc Mongeau; B.Sc., M.Sc.(École Poly., Montr.), Ph.D.(Penn St.), ing. (Canada Research Chair)
Meyer Nahon; B.Sc.(Qu.), M.Sc.(Tor.), Ph.D.(McG.), ing., A.F.A.I.A.A.
Damiano Pasini; M.Sc.(Pavia), Ph.D.(Brist.), ing.
Inna Sharf; B.A.Sc., Ph.D.(Tor.)
Associate Professors
Francois Barthelat; M.Sc.(Roch.), Ph.D.(N'western)
Jeffrey M. Bergthorson; B.Sc.(Manit.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Calif. Tech.), P.Eng.
David L. Frost; B.A.Sc.(Br. Col.), M.S., Ph.D.(Calif. Tech.), P.Eng.
Andrew J. Higgins; B.Sc.(Ill.), M.S., Ph.D.(Wash.)
Michael Kokkolaras; Dipl.Ing.(TUM), Ph.D.(Rice)
Jozsef Kövecses; M.Sc.(U. Miskolc), Ph.D.(Hung. Acad. Sci.), ing.
Tim Lee; M.S.(Portland St.), Ph.D.(Idaho)
Rosaire Mongrain; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(École Poly., Montr.), ing. (William Dawson Scholar)
Laurent Mydlarski; B.Sc.(Wat.), Ph.D.(Cornell)
Siva Nadarajah; B.Sc.(Kansas), M.S., Ph.D.(Stan.)
Evgeny V. Timofeev; M.Sc., Ph.D.(S.T.U. St. Petersburg), Eng., A.F.A.I.A.A.
Srikar T. Vengallatore; B.Tech.(B.H.U), Ph.D.(MIT) (Canada Research Chair)
Assistant Professors
Mark Driscoll; B.Eng.(McG.), M.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(École Poly., Montr.), P.Eng.
James R. Forbes; Ph.D.(Tor), B.Eng.(Wat.)
Mathias Legrand; M.Sc., Ph.D.(École Centrale, Nantes)
Xinyu Liu; B.Eng., M.Eng.(Harbin), Ph.D.(Tor.)
Jovan Nedić; M.Eng., Ph.D.(Imperial Coll.)
Yaoyao Fiona Zhao; B.Eng.(B.I.T.), M.Eng., Ph.D.(Auck.)
Adjunct Professors
Farbod Alijani
Helmi Attia
Olivier Bertrand
Gilles Bourque
Luca Cortelezzi
Farhang Daneshmand
Mouhab Meshreki
Alireza Najafi-Yazdi
Aditya Paranjape
Peter Radziszewski
Gilles Soulez
Course Lecturers
Marwan Kanaan
Richard Klopp
Sudarshan Martins
Alexei Morozov
Amar Sabih
Josef Slanik
Associate Members
Renzo Ceccere
Allen Ehrlicher
Dan Nicolau
Abdolhamid Akbarzadeh Shafaroud
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Jul. 14, 2016) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Mechanical Engineering (142 credits)

Program credit weight: 142-148 credits ...

For more information, see Mechanical Engineering (142 credits).

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Honours Mechanical Engineering (142 credits)

Program credit weight: 142-148 credits ...

For more information, see Honours Mechanical Engineering (142 credits).

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Mechanical Engineering - Aeronautical Engineering (15 credits)

Students in this concentration take five courses in the area of Aeronautical Engineering. All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. ...

For more information, see Mechanical Engineering - Aeronautical Engineering (15 credits).

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Honours Mechanical Engineering - Aeronautical Engineering (15 credits)

Students in this concentration take five courses in the area of aeronautical engineering. All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. ...

For more information, see Honours Mechanical Engineering - Aeronautical Engineering (15 credits).

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Mechanical Engineering - Design (15 credits)

Students in this concentration take five courses in the area of design, including the completion of an interdisciplinary project. ...

For more information, see Mechanical Engineering - Design (15 credits).

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Honours Mechanical Engineering - Design (15 credits)

Students in this concentration take five courses in the area of design, including the completion of an interdisciplinary project. ...

For more information, see Honours Mechanical Engineering - Design (15 credits).

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics (18 credits)

**Not offered until further notice.** ...

For more information, see Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics (18 credits).

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Honours Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics (18 credits)

**Not offered until further notice**

Students in this concentration take six courses in the area of control, robotics, and/or CAD/CAM.

Students should complete a Course Authorization Form, available from the Student Affairs Office (Engineering Student Centre) or from the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, indicating their intention to take the concentration.

Required Courses

12 credits

MECH 513 (3) Control Systems
MECH 554 (3) Microprocessors for Mechanical Systems
MECH 557 (3) Mechatronic Design
MECH 572 (3) Introduction to Robotics

Complementary Courses

6 credits from the following:

MECH 528 (3) Product Design
MECH 541 (3) Kinematic Synthesis
MECH 573 (3) Mechanics of Robotic Systems
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 12, 2016) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Engineering—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 17, 2016) (disclaimer)