Mechanical Engineering

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The Faculty of Engineering at Lakehead University - Thunder Bay offers a uniquely designed four-year Bachelor of Engineering Degree program in Mechanical Engineering, with a Co-op/Internship option available. The BEng (Mechanical) degree at Lakehead University is accredited through the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

Lakehead University - Thunder Bay has the only Faculty of Engineering in Canada where, after completing high school, you can earn a Bachelor of Engineering Degree and an Engineering Technology Diploma in four years.

The Faculty of Engineering- Thunder Bay campus also offers a post-diploma engineering degree program in Mechanical Engineering designed specifically for graduate engineering technologists.

We are very proud of our programs and our graduates. When you choose Mechanical Engineering at Lakehead, you are assured of a quality education.

Mechanical Engineering at Lakehead University

The unique structure of Lakehead’s programs at the Thunder Bay campus enables students to earn a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering in four years while also completing the requirements of a Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma by the end of the second year of their BEng degree program.

Studying engineering at Lakehead gives you an unconventional opportunity to gain the skills required by employers. The unique combination of BEng degree with a Diploma in Engineering Technology from Lakehead University produces graduates with hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge critical to success.

The special design of the 4-year Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Lakehead University Thunder Bay campus enables qualified engineering technology graduates from accredited Canadian technology programs to enter the BEng program after completing post-diploma transition courses offered in the summer session prior to third year. The Summer Transition program, offered in July and August, is designed to assist qualified engineering technologists make the transition to university studies. See the College Transfer Program for more information about our engineering post-diploma programs.

Integrate your academic study with work experience, apply your learning to practice, gain relevant experience, support your education and open doors to future employment through our Co-op/Internship Option.

Mechanical Engineering - A Career for You

Our programs attract students from Victoria to St. John’s, as well as many international students. Lakehead graduates are well-equipped for a wide range of career opportunities and you’ll find our well-rounded graduates as recognized professionals in many engineering sectors.
As a mechanical engineer you design, simulate, manufacture, assemble and test various systems such as engines, turbines, industrial production equipment, material handling systems, robots, machines and mechanisms of many types. Mechanical engineers are versatile; they are employed in many sectors of the economy such as power generation, manufacturing, transportation, mining, and renewable energy. They employ thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, and other engineering sciences to solve complex problems that face our civilization.


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