The objective of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is excellence and innovation throughout all teaching and research responsibilities and endeavours. Both the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering programs are fully vertically integrated with degrees offered at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. levels. A Master’s degree in Materials Engineering is also offered. To support these degree programs the Department maintains extensive activity associated with engineering sciences, design, and research.
We also offer Master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering in the fields of Biomechanics and Biomaterials. This is in partnership with the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering. In 2008 we began to offer two new undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering, in the field of Efficient Energy Generation and Conversion.
The Bachelor’s Mechanical Engineering degree program began in the early 1960s and has formed a foundation for development of other Department programs and activities. From its beginnings, department research has spanned the entire technical scope of mechanical engineering, with Master’s and PhD degrees offered since 1965. From its earliest days substantial aeronautical engineering activity has existed within the Department and in 1988 the undergraduate Aerospace program was introduced – the first fully dedicated Aerospace Engineering Bachelor’s degree program in Canada.