Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Mechanical and Materials Engineering, B.A.Sc. (Class of 2023)

Second Year Common Core - 2020-2021

MECH 202Mathematical and Computational Tools for Mechanical Engineers I3.50
MECH 211Manufacturing Methods3.50
MECH 212Machine Tool Laboratory1.00
MECH 217Measurement in Mechatronics4.25
MECH 221Solid Mechanics I4.00
MECH 230Applied Thermodynamics I3.50
MECH 270Materials Science and Engineering3.50
APSC 200Engineering Design & Practice II4.00
APSC 293Engineering Communications1.00
MECH 203Mathematical and Computational Tools for Mechanical Engineers II3.50
MECH 210Electronic Circuits and Motors for Mechatronics4.50
MECH 228Kinematics And Dynamics3.50
MECH 241Fluid Mechanics I3.50
MECH 273Materials Science and Engineering Lab1.00
Total Units44.25

Students take either MECH 211 and MECH 212, or MECH 213. MECH 213 combines the content of 211 and 212 in a single course.

Note: Students should be aware that a transfer or a change in option choice may result in their program requirements taking more than the typical 4 years because of course availability and conflicts in their core timetable. The department cannot guarantee that courses will not conflict when a student changes options or transfers, especially after 2nd year.

MME students normally take APSC 200 Engineering Design & Practice II/APSC 293 Engineering Communications in the winter term.

Third Year Common Core - 2021-2022

MECH 302Mathematical and Computational Tools for Mechanical Engineers III3.50
MECH 310Digital Systems for Mechatronics4.50
MECH 321Solid Mechanics II3.50
MECH 328Dynamics And Vibration3.50
APSC 221Economic And Business Practice3.00
MECH 323Machine Design I4.50
MECH 346Heat Transfer3.50
MECH 350Automatic Control3.50
Total Units29.50

General Sub-Plan (ME1)

Note: MECH 396 Mechanical and Materials Engineering Laboratory I and MECH 397 Mech And Material Eng Lab II require MECH 370 Prin Of Materials Processing and MECH 371 Fracture Mech & Dislocation as co-requisites which would be additional courses in the third year for students in the ME1 or ME3 options.

Third Year Common Core29.50
MECH 330Applied Thermo II3.50
MECH 398Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I2.00
or MECH 396 Mechanical and Materials Engineering Laboratory I
MECH 341Fluid Mechanics II3.50
MECH 399Mechanical Eng Lab II2.00
or MECH 397 Mech And Material Eng Lab II
Total Units40.50

Materials Sub-Plan (ME2)

Third Year Common Core29.50
MECH 370Prin Of Materials Processing3.50
MECH 396Mechanical and Materials Engineering Laboratory I2.00
MECH 371Fracture Mech & Dislocation3.50
MECH 397Mech And Material Eng Lab II2.00
Total Units40.50

Biomechanical Sub-Plan (ME3)

Note: MECH 396 Mechanical and Materials Engineering Laboratory I and MECH 397 Mech And Material Eng Lab II require MECH 370 Prin Of Materials Processing and MECH 371 Fracture Mech & Dislocation as co-requisites which would be additional courses in the third year for students in the ME1 or ME3 options.

Third Year Common Core29.50
MECH 394Frontiers in Biomechanical Engineering3.50
MECH 393Biomechanical Product Developm3.50
MECH 397Mech And Material Eng Lab II2.00
or MECH 399 Mechanical Eng Lab II
MECH 398Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I2.00
or MECH 396 Mechanical and Materials Engineering Laboratory I
MECH 399Mechanical Eng Lab II2.00
or MECH 397 Mech And Material Eng Lab II
Total Units42.50

Fourth Year Common Core - 2022-2023

Complementary Studies, List A, F or W3.00
Complementary Studies, List A or B, F or W6.00
ME1 and ME2 Technical Electives (See Technical Elective List) F and W 20.50
ME3 Technical Electives (See Technical Elective List) F and W17.00
Total Units46.50

Important to Note: The above list is for a typical fourth year program and may vary depending on choices in previous years. Students must have a minimum total of 9 credits of Complementary Studies electives and a minimum of 23.5 credits of Technical Electives in the ME1 and ME2 options, and a minimum total of 20.0 credits of Technical Electives in the ME3 option, as detailed below. This count includes any electives taken in a student's 2nd, 3rd and 4th years from the specific lists required for their option which are outlined in the Technical Elective description.

General Sub-Plan (ME1) Core

MECH 460Team Project-Conceive & Design4.00
MECH 464Communications & Project Management1.50
Total Units5.50

Minimum Total Credits: 35

Materials Sub-Plan (ME2) Core

MECH 460Team Project-Conceive & Design4.00
MECH 464Communications & Project Management1.50
Total Units5.50

Minimum Total Credits: 35

Biomechanical Sub-Plan (ME3) Core

MECH 460Team Project-Conceive & Design4.00
MECH 464Communications & Project Management1.50
MECH 462Team Project - Implement and Operate3.50
Total Units9.00

Minimum Total Credits: 35

All students must take a final year capstone design course in their program. For the ME1 and ME2 option students this course would normally be MECH 460 Team Project-Conceive & Design (4 credits, Fall) coupled with MECH 464 Communications & Project Management (1.5 credits, Fall). ME3 students will normally take MECH 460 Team Project-Conceive & Design (4 credits, Fall) coupled with MECH 464 Communications & Project Management (1.5 credits, Fall) in addition to MECH 462 Team Project - Implement and Operate (3.5 credits, Winter).

However, students in the ME1 and ME2 options may choose to take APSC 480 Multi-disciplinary Industry (9 credits, Fall and Winter), Multi-disciplinary Industry Engineering Design Project as a substitute for MECH 460 Team Project-Conceive & Design and MECH 464 Communications & Project Management, and if the case will receive 3.5 credits of List 1 technical electives that will count towards their required minimum technical elective credit count.

ME3 students may choose to take APSC 480 Multi-disciplinary Industry (9 credits, FW) as a substitute for MECH 460 Team Project-Conceive & Design, MECH 464 Communications & Project Management, and MECH 462 Team Project - Implement and Operate.

Important Note: All students who want to take APSC 480 Multi-disciplinary Industry must make sure they drop MECH 460 Team Project-Conceive & Design, MECH 464 Communications & Project Management, and MECH 462 Team Project - Implement and Operate from their pre-loaded courses on SOLUS, and add APSC 480 Multi-disciplinary Industry. All students are limited to taking only one final year capstone project course, either MECH 460 Team Project-Conceive & Design or APSC 480 Multi-disciplinary Industry.

Complementary Studies

Refer to the Complementary Studies section of this calendar for details regarding the requirements for all Engineering plans. For the Mechanical Program, the Engineering Economics core course is APSC 221 Economic And Business Practice, and the Communications core courses are APSC 293 Engineering Communications and MECH 464 Communications & Project Management.

Technical Electives

Students are required to complete technical electives dependent on their option, as listed below:

ME1 Option

A minimum of 17.0 credits from any combination of courses on Lists 1, 2 or 3

A minimum of 3.5 additional credits from any combination of courses on Lists 1, 2, 3 or 4

For a minimum total requirement of technical electives of 20.5 credits

ME2 Option

A minimum of 10.0 credits from courses on List 2

A minimum of 7.0 additional credits from any combination of courses on Lists 1, 2 or 3

A minimum of 3.5 additional credits from any combination of courses on Lists 1, 2, 3 or 4

For a minimum total requirement of technical electives of 20.5 credits

ME3 Option

A minimum of 10.0 credits from courses on List 3

A minimum of 3.5 additional credits from any combination of courses on Lists 1, 2 or 3

A minimum of 3.5 additional credits from any combination of courses on Lists 1, 2, 3 or 4

For a minimum total requirement of technical electives of 17.0 credits


(Note that ME3 students are required to take MECH 462 Team Project - Implement and Operate as core, but it is an optional List 1 technical elective for ME1 and ME2 students. Students take the same total load in all three options.)

(As an example, 17.5 from List 1, 2 or 3; 3.0 from List 4; 6.5 from any Queen's undergraduate course(s) would also satisfy the ME1 requirement.)

For all courses, students must meet the prerequisite requirements and no exclusion courses are allowed. Any exception to the requirements above must be approved by the Undergraduate Chair. It is the sole responsibility of the student to ensure that elective weights are sufficient to meet the total technical elective requirement.

All course availabilities and the term in which a course is held can change from one academic year to the next. This can occur due to curriculum changes, instructor availability or a change in departmental resources. Please refer to the individual course descriptions in the current calendar for further details.

Mechanical and Materials Engineering: Technical Elective Lists