Mechanical Engineering

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 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.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated Mar. 8, 2019) (disclaimer)

Mechanical Engineering Faculty

Mechanical Engineering Faculty

Chair
Meyer Nahon
Associate Chair (Curriculum Affairs)
David L. Frost
Associate Chair (Undergraduate Affairs)
Srikar T. Vengallatore
Associate Chair (Graduate Affairs)
François Barthelat
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)
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.
Romuald Knystautas; B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.), ing.
John H.S. Lee; B.Eng.(McGill); M.Sc.(MIT), Ph.D.(McGill)
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)
Bantwal R. Baliga; B.Tech.(I.I.T. Kanpur), M.Sc.(Case West.), Ph.D.(Minn.)
François Barthelat; M.Sc.(Roch.), Ph.D.(N'western)
David L. Frost; B.A.Sc.(Br. Col.), M.S., Ph.D.(Calif. Tech.), P.Eng.
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)
Andrew J. Higgins; B.Sc.(Ill.), M.S., Ph.D.(Wash.)
Pascal Hubert; B.Eng., M.A.Sc.(École Poly., Montr.), Ph.D.(Br. Col.), ing. (Warner Graupe Professor)
Jozsef Kövecses; M.Sc.(U. Miskolc), Ph.D.(Hung. Acad. Sci.), ing.
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)
Rosaire Mongrain; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(École Poly., Montr.), ing.
Meyer Nahon; B.Sc.(Qu.), M.Sc.(Tor.), Ph.D.(McG.), ing., A.F.A.I.A.A., F.C.A.S.I.
Damiano Pasini; M.Sc.(Pavia), Ph.D.(Brist.), ing.
Inna Sharf; B.A.Sc., Ph.D.(Tor.)
Associate Professors
Jeffrey M. Bergthorson; B.Sc.(Manit.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Calif. Tech.), P.Eng. (William Dawson Scholar)
James R. Forbes; Ph.D.(Tor), B.Eng.(Wat.) (William Dawson Scholar)
Michael Kokkolaras; Dipl.Ing.(TUM), Ph.D.(Rice)
Tim Lee; M.S.(Portland St.), Ph.D.(Idaho)
Mathias Legrand; M.Sc., Ph.D.(École Centrale, Nantes)
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)
Yaoyao Fiona Zhao; B.Eng.(B.I.T.), M.Eng., Ph.D.(Auck.)
Assistant Professors
Mark Driscoll; B.Eng.(McG.), M.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(École Poly., Montr.), P.Eng.
Emmeline Kao; B.S.E.(Princeton), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Berkeley)
Jianyu Li; B.Eng.(Zhejiang), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Harv.)
Jovan Nedić; M.Eng., Ph.D.(Imperial Coll.)
Outi Supponen; M.Eng.(Imperial Coll), D.Sc.(EPFL)
Mélanie Tétreault-Friend; B.Eng.(McGill), M.Sc., Ph.D.(MIT)
Adjunct Professors
Helmi Attia
Olivier Bertrand
Gilles Bourque
Luca Cortelezzi
Xinyu Liu
Mouhab Meshreki
Course Lecturers
Marwan Kanaan
Richard Klopp
Alexei Morozov
Amar Sabih
Associate Members
Jake Barralet
Renzo Ceccere
Allen Ehrlicher
Dan Nicolau
Abdolhamid Akbarzadeh Shafaroud
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated Mar. 8, 2019) (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).

Faculty of Engineering—2019-2020 (last updated Mar. 8, 2019) (disclaimer)