Close Search Button

Welcome to the new Engineering site! Looking for the original information for current students, faculty and staff members? Have a look here.

Explore Programs

Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering prides itself on being a leader in project based, team oriented and hands-on learning. Students can choose to remain in the general Mechanical Engineering Option (ME1) or select a more focused path in the Materials Option (ME2) or the Biomechanical Option (ME3).  All students that successfully complete the program will graduate with a highly respected Mechanical Engineering degree.

 

 The Queen’s Mechanical Engineering curriculum provides a solid foundation in the basic engineering sciences of solid mechanics and dynamics, materials engineering, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer.  Building on this foundation are courses key to the discipline of mechanical engineering including machine design, manufacturing methods, and instrumentation and control.

 

Many students are attracted to the mechanical engineering program because it is the most broadly based of the engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers can be found working in analysis, consulting, design and development, maintenance, management, manufacturing, research and sales. The mechanical engineer’s knowledge and skills are needed in a remarkable range of industries.

 

 

careers

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Consulting Firms
  • Hospitals Biomedical
  • Automotive and Aerospace

Specializations

  • Materials
  • Biomechanical
  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Fluid Systems

Facts

  • Students - 676
  • Masters - 89
  • PhD - 57
  • Faculty - 29
  • Awarded Degrees - 349

 

Learn more about the undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering by exploring the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering website.

 

Mechanical Engineering Major Map

Need help finding your way through Queen’s and beyond? Get major-specific advice on academics, extra-curriculars, networking, international opportunities and career development all in one place. This map provides suggestions - you don’t have to follow all the recommendations. Use it to plan ahead, and find your own way at Queen’s!

 

 

Career Opportunities

In recent years our students have gone to work for companies like these:

 

  • 3Com
  • 3M
  • ABB Inc
  • Abbott Laboratories Ltd
  • Abitibi Consolidated
  • AbitibiBowater Inc
  • Accenture
  • AECL
  • AECOM
  • Aecon Industrial
  • Agrium
  • Air Canada
  • Air Liquide Canada
  • Airbus Germany
  • Albian Sands Energy Inc
  • Alcan Australia Ltd
  • Alcan Automotive
  • Alcan Inc
  • Alcan International
  • Alcan Packaging
  • Alcan Rolled Products
  • Alcatel Canada Inc
  • Algoma Steel
  • Alliedsignal Aerospace
  • AMD
  • AMEC
  • American Express International
  • Andersen Consulting
  • AOL Canada
  • Apotex Inc
  • Arcelor Mittal Dofasco
  • Assante
  • Astrazeneca
  • AT Kearney
  • ATCO Gas
  • ATEQ Canada Inc
  • Atlas Specialty Steels
  • Atomic Energy Canada
  • ATS
  • Auto Systems Manufacturing Inc.
  • B C Ministry of Energy
  • Babcock and Wilcox Inc
  • Baker Engineering & Risk Consultants Inc
  • Baker Hughes Logging Service
  • Baker Materials Engineering Ltd
  • Baker Tire Analysis Inc
  • Ballard Power Systems Ltd
  • Bank of Canada
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Bantrel Co
  • Barbados Light & Power Co Ltd
  • Barrick Gold Corp
  • BC Hydro
  • BE Capital
  • Beachvilime Ltd
  • Beaufort Solutions
  • Bechtel Inc
  • Bell Canada
  • Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd
  • Bell-Northern Research Ltd
  • BHP Steel Coated Prods Div
  • Biovail Corporation
  • Black & Decker
  • Black & McDonald
  • BMO Financial Group
  • BMW Group Canada Inc
  • Boart Longyear Inc
  • Boeing Aerospace Co
  • Boeing Canada de Havilland Div
  • Boeing Canada Technology
  • Bombardier
  • Bombardier Aerospace
  • Bombardier Business Aircraft
  • Bombardier Canada Air Group
  • Bombardier Transport
  • Bristol-Myers Pharmaceutical Group
  • British Airways
  • Bruce Power
  • CAE Electronics Ltd
  • Cameco Corp
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Canada Wire & Cable Ltd
  • Canadian Air Force
  • Canadian Dental Association
  • Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
  • Canadian Liquid Air Ltd
  • Canadian Manufacturers Association
  • Canadian National Railways
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • Canadian Salt Co Ltd
  • Canadian Space Agency
  • Canadian Tire Corporation
  • Care Canada
  • Caterpillar Inc
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • CE Canada Inc
  • Celestica
  • CGI Group Inc
  • Chrysler
  • CIBC
  • Cisco Systems Canada Company
  • City of Kingston
  • City of Mississauga
  • City of Ottawa
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Co
  • Colt Canada
  • Consumers Gas
  • Corning Glass Works
  • Cosmetica Laboratories
  • Courtyard Group
  • Crown Metal Packaging Canada
  • Daimler Chrysler
  • de Havilland Inc
  • Decoma International
  • Defasco
  • Deloitte
  • Department of National Defense
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Direct Energy
  • DMI
  • Dofasco Inc
  • Domtar
  • Dow Oil & Gas
  • Dresser Canada Inc
  • Dresser-Rand
  • Dupont
  • DuPont Electronics & Displays Technologies
  • Dupont of Canada Inc
  • DuPont Sabanci Polyester Europe
  • Eastman Chemical Co
  • EDS
  • Ehveret Engineering
  • Ellis-Con Construction Ltd
  • EMS Technologies
  • Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
  • Enbridge Inc
  • Encana Corporation
  • Environment Canada
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Esso
  • Eurocopter Canada Ltd
  • Eveready
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Films Canada Ltd
  • ExxonMolbil Devel Co
  • Falconbridge Limited
  • Federal Express
  • Fluor Canada Inc
  • Fluor Daniel
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Foster Wheeler
  • Fuel Cell Technologies Ltd
  • GE Canada
  • GE Healthcare
  • GE Power Systems A-C Compressor
  • GE Water & Process Technologies
  • General Dynamics
  • General Motors
  • GlaxoSmithKline Inc
  • Goodrich
  • Goodyear Canada Inc
  • Government of Alberta
  • Government of Canada
  • Government of Prince Edward Island
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Gulfstream Engineering
  • Haliburton International Corp
  • Halla Climate Control
  • Hatch & Associates
  • Hatch Energy
  • Hatch Renewable Energy
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • HH Angus & Associates Ltd
  • Highliner Foods
  • Holcim Group Support (Canada) Ltd
  • Honda Canada Inc
  • Honeywell
  • Hudson Resources Inc
  • Husky Energy
  • Husky Injection Molding Systems
  • IBM
  • ICI Canada Inc
  • Imperial Oil
  • Inco Ltd
  • Innovative Automation Inc
  • Innovative Steam Technologies
  • INVISTA Canada Co
  • Jacques Whitford
  • JDS Uniphase
  • John Deere Limited
  • Johnson Controls Inc
  • Kellogg Salada Canada
  • Kimberley Clark
  • KPMG
  • Kraft
  • Lafarge Canada
  • Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  • Lucent Technologies Asia/Pacific Ltd
  • Magna International
  • Manulife
  • Maple Leaf Environmental Equipment Ltd
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Mars Canada Inc
  • Marsh Canada Ltd
  • Mastercraft Development Corporation
  • McCain Foods Ltd
  • Michelin North America
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Energy of Ontario
  • Ministry of Environment
  • Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Ministry of Transportation
  • Molson Coors Brewing Company
  • Monitor Group
  • NASA
  • National Research Council of Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • NAV Canada
  • Nestle
  • Nexen Inc
  • Nissan Canada
  • Nortel
  • Novelis
  • Ontario Hydro
  • Ontario Ministry of Labour
  • Ontario Ministry of the Environment
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • OpenText
  • Oracle Corp
  • Orenda Aerospace
  • Palm Inc
  • PCL Construction Services Inc
  • PCL Constructors Canada Inc
  • PCL Plastics
  • Penske Racing Shocks
  • Petro Canada
  • Philips Medical Systems
  • PPG Canada Inc
  • Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Canada
  • Presidents Choice Financial
  • Procter & Gamble Co
  • Quaker Oates Co of Canada
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Red-Path McIntosh
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Sayers & Associates Ltd
  • Schlumberger
  • Scott Paper Ltd
  • Seagate Technology
  • ShawCor
  • Shell Canada Ltd
  • Siemens
  • Siemens AG
  • Siemens Building Technologies Ltd
  • Siemens Canada Limited
  • Siemens Milltronics
  • Siemens Power Generation
  • Siemens Resting House
  • Siemens VDO
  • Skyjack Inc
  • SNC Lavalin
  • St Lawrence Cement
  • St Lawrence Seaway Management Corp
  • Stelco
  • Suncor Inc
  • Syncrude Canada Ltd
  • Talisman Energy Inc
  • Tech Cominco Ltd
  • Technical Standards & Safety Authority
  • Teknion Furniture Systems
  • TELUS
  • Texas Instruments
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • The Home Depot
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • Toronto Transit Commission
  • Torys LLP
  • Toshiba International Corp
  • TransAlta Corp
  • TransAlta Energy Marketing
  • TransCanada
  • TransCanada Pipe Lines Limited
  • Transport Canada
  • TRW Automotive
  • United Aircraft of Canada Ltd
  • United Parcel Service
  • University Health Network
  • Vale Inco
  • Ventures West Capital Ltd
  • Via Rail Canada Inc
  • Victaulic Company
  • Wardrop Engineering
  • Wescast Indusries Inc
  • Whirlpool Corp
  • Xerox Canada Inc
  • Xstrata Copper
  • Xstrata Technology
Graduate Schools

Some of the grad school destinations for our graduates
in the past 10 years:

 

  • Australian National University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure
  • Harvard University
  • Imperial College London
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Queen's Engineering
  • Queen's Art Conservation
  • Texas A&M
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Yale University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Princeton University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Tokyo
  • University of Toronto: Aerospace, Mech Eng.
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Western Ontario