Canada Masters in Mechanical Engineering
What is a Masters in Mechanical Engineering?
A masters in mechanical engineering prepares students to design, develop and produce various mechanical devices including tools, engines and machines. Earning a masters in mechanical engineering prepares graduates to enter the field as innovative, effective and highly skilled engineers. As such, individuals with a mechanical engineering graduate degree have an edge over competitors and increased career opportunities.
Masters in Mechanical Engineering Programs and Curriculum
Most mechanical engineering masters programs seek applicants with a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an A.B.E.T. (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited program. However, some programs also accept applicants from a science or mathematical background. In addition, previous coursework in chemistry, physics, linear algebra, differential equations are typically requirements. Also, extensive coursework in calculus is often required.
Most masters programs in mechanical engineering have coursework unique to that particular program. However, several fundamental courses can generally be seen across most programs:
- Gas dynamics
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Mechanical design
- Structural acoustics
- Alternative energy systems and energy conservation
Most mechanical engineering graduate programs culminate in the completion of a project and a thesis. Upon graduating, most engineers will need to obtain licensure in order to being working.
Mechanical Engineering Career Paths
Mechanical engineers with master’s degrees can enter directly into the field, sometimes even assuming a supervision role. With experience, engineers earn increasingly complex responsibilities. Therefore, they may advance to technical specialist positions, supervisor positions and finally managing engineer positions.
Engineers can find work in a variety of industries including manufacturing, scientific and technical services. Some are self-employed and others find work with government agencies.
Mechanical Engineering Salary and Job Outlook
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects jobs for mechanical engineers will grow by 5% between 2012 and 2022. Job growth will be fueled by advancements in technology and product improvement endeavors.
The BLS reported median annual salary for mechanical engineers in 2012 was $80,580. The top 10% of earners made more than $121,530, while the bottom 10% of earners made less than $52,030. The graph below provides 2012 median salary information for mechanical engineers employed in select industries.
- Halifax, NSHalifax, NS
- Oshawa, ONOshawa, ON
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
The MASc and MEng programs allow students to study the broad areas within mechanical engineering, or specifically focus in one of the following fields: 1) Design, 2) Energy and Thermofluids Engineering, or 3) Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering.
- Kingston, NSKingston, NS
Royal Military College of Canada
A 'university with a significant difference", the Royal Military College of Canada's uniformed students are educated and trained for careers as commis...
- Montreal, QCMontreal, QC
There are three options in the M.Eng. programme: Thesis, Project, and Aerospace. The Project option is a course-based programme, while the Aerospace option is offered jointly with four other Quebec universities and includes a mandatory "Industrial Stage...
- Hamilton, ONHamilton, ON
- Calgary, ABCalgary, AB
University of Calgary
- Fredericton, NBFredericton, NB
University of New Brunswick - Fredericton
- Winnipeg, MBWinnipeg, MB
University of Manitoba
The graduate program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manitoba is well recognized amongst Mechanical Engineering Departments across and outside Canada. The department offers programs of study and research toward the Ma...
- Ottawa, ONOttawa, ON
University of Ottawa
- Waterloo, QCWaterloo, QC
University of Waterloo
- Windsor, ONWindsor, ON
University of Windsor
- Montreal, QCMontreal, QC
- Toronto, PEToronto, PE
The MASc and MEng programs offered through the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Industrial Engineering provide the...
- Moncton, NBMoncton, NB
Université de Moncton
- Toronto, ONToronto, ON
University of Toronto
Our department is home to a bright and diverse student body and exceptional teaching facilities that emphasize hands-on, continuous learning.
- Vancouver, BCVancouver, BC
University of British Columbia
UBC Mechanical Engineering offers MSC, MENG and PHD degrees.
- Quebec, QCQuebec, QC
- St. John's, NFSt. John's, NF
Memorial University of Newfoundland
- London, ONLondon, ON
University of Western Ontario
- Saskatoon, SKSaskatoon, SK
University of Saskatchewan