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Mechanical Engineering, B.A.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) Waterloo, Canada
If you love things that move, this is your program. At the Mechanical Engineering program offered by the University of Waterloo, you’ll develop the skills you need to design everything from switches to spacecraft.
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Overview

You’ll get a broad foundation in all aspects of mechanical design: mechanics, power, control, and manufacturing. You’ll also learn to lead large, multidisciplinary teams, solve problems, come up with high-impact innovations, and have the chance to apply it all to real work experiences in co-op.

Where you use those skills is up to you. Mechanical Engineering graduates from the University of Waterloo work in all kinds of fields, constantly looking for ways to make machinery faster, lighter, cleaner, and more reliable.

And with two years of career-relevant experience on your résumé by the time you graduate, you’ll definitely impress potential employers.

Sample co-op job titles

  • Assistant design / production engineering
  • Mechanical designer
  • Project engineering
  • Quality assurance
  • Machine operator
  • Manufacturing student
  • Maintenance & Facilities assistant
  • Product developer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Practice 
  • Chemistry for Engineers
  • Linear Algebra for Engineering
  • Calculus for Engineering
  • Mechanics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Complete the Admission Information Form once you've applied. (online)

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including:

  • Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Calculus and Vectors (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Chemistry (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Physics (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • English (ENG4U) (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54600 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54600 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    16120 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16120 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Waterloo

  • 810 - 1450 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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