|Degree Awarded:||Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)|
|Administered by:||Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering|
|Program Format:||Full-time, four-year program.
Full-time, five-year co-op program.
O.S.S.D. with six Grade 12 U/M courses including Grade 12 U courses in: English, Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Physics (SPH4U) and Chemistry (SCH4U).
- ENG4U/EAE4U is the preferred English.
- The grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 70 percent range) will be determined subject to competition.
- Subject to competition, candidates may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum.
The Mechanical Engineering BEng degree program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.
A blend of theory and practice is found throughout the Mechanical Engineering program. Lectures are reinforced with comprehensive experiments and demonstrations in many laboratories.
Starting in fifth semester, students have the option of specializing in mechatronics. The Mechatronics Option concentrates on the integration of electronics with mechanical systems in applications such as robotics and system controls. Students not taking the Mechatronics Option can choose a wide variety of technical electives in the seventh and eighth semesters to provide a wider spectrum of exposure to technology and management.
First Year: The objective of the first year transition program (opens in new window) is to provide students, who may need more time to adapt to the demanding university curriculum, with an immediate opportunity to upgrade their Academic Standing. In the second semester, Phase I of the transition program offers all first semester core courses: CHY 102, MTH 140, MTH 141, and PCS 211 in parallel with the second semester regular program courses. Students who have failed and/or are missing any one of these courses at the end of the first semester are required to upgrade their Academic Standing through enrolling in the transition program. During the condensed Spring semester (May-July) Phase II of the transition program offers all second semester core courses: AER 222, BME 100, CHE 200, CHY 211, CPS 125, CPS 188, CVL 207, ELE 202, MEC 222, MTH 240, MTL 200, and PCS 125. These courses represent a repeat of the second semester regular program courses that were not taken by students enrolled in Phase I of the transition program. These courses will be offered subject to adequate enrolment.
Second Year: The second year transition program is intended to help students who have failed or dropped the second year Fall courses MTH 425, MEC 323, and/or the second year Winter course MEC 311, to stay in-phase with their classmates and still have a chance to be promoted the third year in the following academic year. This is accomplished by allowing such students to enrol in MTH 425, MEC 323, and/or MEC 311 in the condensed Spring/Summer semester (May-July).
Early Intervention Program
Highly innovative and proactive retention strategies play an important role in helping students build the skills for success in a demanding engineering curriculum. Through the First-Year Engineering Office (opens in new window) , the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science has incorporated the Early Intervention Program into the first-year engineering experience. At the semester's mid-point, students who are failing courses in their core curriculum are identified and encouraged to attend an interview with a member of our academic support team (Program Director/Academic Advisor and/or the Student Counsellor). Together, they discuss options to help reduce the chances of academic failure.
Writing Skills Resource Path
All new engineering students are automatically enrolled in CEN 199: Writing Skills.
CEN 199 is graded on a Pass/Fail basis, and is used to track the results of the Writing Skills Test (WST).
All students admitted into engineering are required to write the mandatory Writing Skills Test (WST) during Orientation Week. Students who pass the WST (by achieving a grade of ‘B' or higher) will receive a PASS in CEN 199 and therefore may enrol in the lower level liberal studies course of their choice (subject to availability).
Students who do not pass the WST will receive an INP (In Progress Grade) in CEN 199 and will be required to enrol in one of LNG 111, LNG 112, LNG 113, or LNG 121 as their first-year lower level liberal studies course. These courses, which count toward lower level liberal studies requirements, are writing-intensive humanities and social science courses designed to give students the opportunity to strengthen their foundations in communication. These students will then have three additional opportunities to write and pass the WST:
- In May, following 2nd Semester.
- During Orientation Week before 3rd Semester.
- In May, following 4th Semester.
A PASS in CEN 199: Writing Skills is required to enrol in all third-year engineering courses. Students with a grade of INP in CEN 199 will not be allowed to enrol in any third-year engineering course.
Detailed information is available from the First-Year Engineering Office (opens in new window) . Room ENG 377 Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 4261.
Optional Co-operative Internship Program
For students admitted before Fall 2020
Third year students with CLEAR Academic Standing may opt to enrol in the Optional Co-operative Internship Program. If they are selected by one of the partner corporations, they spend a period of 12-16 months, from May to September of the following year, as engineering interns at the corresponding corporations. After the completion of the Co-operative Internship, students return to the academic program to complete their final year of studies. Enrolment in the Co-operative Internship extends the program length to five years.
Co-operative Internship students will be enrolled by the Department in the course WKT 88A/B Co-operative Internship Program during the academic year in which they work as interns. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Completion of the Co-operative Internship will be identified on the student's transcript as WKT 88A/B Co-operative Internship Program.
For students admitted Fall 2020 and after
After completing the first three years of the regular curriculum, a student in the Mechanical Engineering Program with CLEAR academic standing has options of continuing with the regular program or enrolling in the Mechanical Engineering Co-operative program after obtaining a 12 to 16-month Co-op job offer. After completing their co-operative job placement, a student in the Mechanical Engineering Co-operative program will return to the program to complete their degree requirements. The length of the Mechanical Engineering Co-operative Program is five years.
Optional Internship Program
For students admitted Fall 2020 and after
After completing the first three years of the regular curriculum, students in the Mechanical Engineering Program with CLEAR Academic Standing may be eligible to enrol in the Optional Internship Program. If they are selected by one of the partner corporations, they spend a period of 8 months as engineering interns at the corresponding corporations. After the completion of the Internship, students return to the academic program to complete their final year of studies. Enrolment in the Internship Program extends the program length to five years.
Optional Specialization in Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OS EIE)
This option provides students with a solid foundation in innovation and entrepreneurship theory as well as the immersive experience of advancing and shaping an idea into a business. The lecture courses cover principles of engineering economics, entrepreneurship and innovation management, and technology based new venture creation. The practicum will guide students through the process of identifying a new business concept, developing their technology, and preparing their business for market readiness. For eligibility, registration and course information see Optional Specialization in Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OS EIE).
Optional Specialization in Management Sciences (OS MS)
Students can enrich their studies and hone their management skills with the Optional Specialization in Management Sciences. Courses within the optional specialization cover four major areas in management sciences: Strategic Engineering Management, Operations Management/Operations Research, Finance, and Organizational Behaviour. For eligibility, registration, and course information see Optional Specialization in Management Sciences (OS MS).
Engineering Transfer Credits
Applicants approved into an Engineering program cannot expect to receive any transfer credits in Engineering discipline or Engineering-related discipline courses if their applicable post-secondary education was not completed at a program accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (external link, opens in new window) (CEAB). Refer to Engineers Canada (external link, opens in new window) for a listing of CEAB accredited institutions.
Core and professional engineering course transfer credits will ONLY be granted at the time of admission. An Offer of Admission will notify the applicant of transfer credit decision(s) subject to acceptance of their Offer.
Liberal studies discipline courses taken at CEAB accredited or non-accredited schools will be considered for either lower- or upper-level liberal studies transfer credit. College courses, in general, are not eligible for transfer credit except in the case of lower-level liberal studies courses.
Please refer to the liberal studies chapter of this calendar for more information on the Liberal Studies Policy. Further information on liberal studies can also be found at the Faculty of Arts' Liberal Studies website (opens in new window) .
Table A - Lower Level Restrictions
Table B - Upper Level Restrictions
Students may pursue any Minor offered by Toronto Met (with some exceptions). Please refer to the Minors chapter of this calendar for further information on individual Minor requirements and exclusions.
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education Certificates
Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible program exclusions. Please refer to the Certificate Registration section of the Curriculum Advising website (opens in new window) for complete details.
Accelerated Master of Applied Science (MASc) Pathway
The Accelerated Master of Applied Science (MASc) Pathway is open to undergraduate engineering students who have demonstrated academic excellence and/or research potential by the end of the third year of their undergraduate program. Students can enrol in a maximum of two graduate level courses in addition to their regular undergraduate course requirements in the final year of their undergraduate program and commence their Master’s research such that the MASc program can be completed in approximately one year. The Accelerated MASc Pathway does not change the degree requirements for the existing BEng or MASc programs. For more information about and application to this pathway, please contact the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science.
First 2 (two) years common to Industrial, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering programs.
1st & 2nd Semester
Common to Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, and Mechatronics Engineering programs.
* This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.
Common to Industrial, Mechanical, and Mechatronics Engineering programs.
3rd & 4th Semester
Common to Industrial and Mechanical Engineering programs.
5th & 6th Semester
NOTE: All required courses in 1st and 2nd semester are prerequisites to all required courses in 5th and 6th semester.
Students who have a CLEAR Academic Standing after the 6th semester may opt to enrol in the Co-operative Internship Program. Eligible students should select WKT 88A/B during the Course Intention process.
7th & 8th Semester
Two of the following:
- MEC 431 Advanced Manufacturing
- MEC 531 Solid Mechanics II
- MEC 617 Manufacturing System Control
- MEC 626 Applied Finite Elements
- MEC 713 Project Management
- MEC 740 Environmental Control in Buildings
- MEC 751 Measurements, Sensors and Instruments
- MEC 813 Flexible Manufacturing Systems
- MEC 817 Combustion Engineering
- MTL 700 Materials Selection for Engineering Design
¶ Not every Core Elective course will be offered every semester. Contact the program department for further information.
NOTE: All required courses in 1st through 4th semester are prerequisites to all required courses in 7th and 8th semester.
The Mechatronics Option concentrates on the integration of electronics with mechanical systems in applications such as robotics and system controls.
5th & 6th Semester
Last offered 2024-2025 for students admitted Fall 2022.
Note: Students after the 6th semester have options of continuing with the regular program (including, if eligible, enrolling in the Optional Internship Program) or, if eligible, enrolling in the Mechanical Engineering Co-operative Program - Mechatronics option
7th & 8th Semester
Last offered 2025-2026 for students admitted Fall 2022.
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.
CORE ELECTIVE ¶: One course from the following:
¶ Not all Core Electives will be offered in every semester.
NOTE: All required courses in 1st through 4th semester are prerequisites to all required courses in 7th semester.
Co-operative Work Terms
For students admitted Fall 2020 and after
In addition to the regular Mechanical Engineering curriculum, students can choose to pursue the Mechanical Engineering Co-operative Program. The following table shows the sequence of academic and work terms for this program. Students are expected to follow the sequence prescribed for their program. Graduation with the co-op designation requires successful completion of a minimum of three work terms.
|Year 1||1st Semester||2nd Semester||--|
|Year 2||3rd Semester||4th Semester||--|
|Year 3||5th Semester||6th Semester||Work Term I – WKT 1|
|Year 4||Work Term I or II
WKT 127 or WKT 227
|Work Term II or III
WKT 227 or WKT 327
|Work Term III or IV
WKT 327 or WKT 427
|Year 5||7th Semester||8th Semester||--|
In addition to the general criteria used to determine Academic Standing, students in this
program must also meet the following conditions:
All students in undergraduate Engineering programs have an additional condition for Clear
academic standing. In addition to students needing a cumulative grade point average
(CGPA) of 1.67 or higher, students also need to have a term grade point average (TGPA)
of 1.33 or higher, based on at least two reported grades for that term (not including Pass,
DEF, INP or AEG grades). Students who have a TGPA less than 1.33 will be given
PROBATIONARY Academic Standing. Students with only one reported grade for that
term will be evaluated based on CGPA only.
Students with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) less than 1.67 will be assigned a
Probationary or Required to Withdraw (RTW) standing. See Academic Standings (opens in new window) for
information about the process and consequences.
A Program Advisory Council (PAC) is a group of volunteers that provides expert advice to a school or department on program related matters such as curriculum, program review, technology and trends in the industry, discipline or profession. For more information, see Senate Policy #158 (Program Advisory Councils).
W. Chiu, PEng
N. Duarte, PEng
S. Gasparetto, PEng
Ontario Ministry of the Environment
Custom Metal Limited
Manager, Combustion Aerodynamics
Pratt & Whitney Canada
S. Magirias, PEng
Director of Operations
Curtis-Wright Indal Technologies
V. Ojala, PEng
J. Pearson, PEng
Managing Director of Engineering