Department of Mechanical Engineering

The department, founded in 1967, offers undergraduate as well as research and graduate programs in mechanical engineering and biomedical mechanical engineering.

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Discover this department

Mechanical engineering is a very broad field. It encompasses machines, materials, energy, manufacturing, automation, biomedical engineering, aerospace and more. The department’s expertise and programs fully cover this breadth, offering students a broadly based education and a wide range of career choices.

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Innovative solutions in climate and sustainable research

Sustainable and resilient infrastructure has been one of the Faculty of Engineering’s core areas of research for several years.
Catherine Mavriplis

Professor Catherine Mavriplis wins Educator's Award from WEPAN

We are delighted to announce that Professor Catherine Mavriplis has been awarded the 2022 Educator’s Award for Collegiate Programs by the Women in Eng…
Charles Blouin and Dominic Robillard

Two uOttawa Faculty of Engineering alumni have been awarded a regional prize fo…

Charles Blouin (BASc 2013, MASc 2016) and Dominic Robillard (BASc 2011), who cofounded Tyto Robotics, have won the Outaouais’ regional innovation priz…


Undergraduate programs

Graduate programs


The Department of Mechanical Engineering accepts around 200 new undergraduate students and 100 graduate students a year.

It currently has 21 full-time professors and four emeritus professors, who are actively pursuing research in cutting edge laboratories and supervising graduate students in six strong research programs: advanced materials and manufacturing engineering, biomedical engineering, solid mechanics and design engineering, dynamics, controls, automation and robotics, aeronautical engineering, thermal and fluids engineering.

Department research areas

Research chairs

Isabelle Catelas
Canada Research Chair in Bioengineering and Orthopaedics for the Study of Musculoskeletal Diseases

Catherine Mavriplis
NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering and Professor

Stavros Tavoularis
Endowed and Sponsored Research Chairs HPCVL - Sun Microsystems Chair in Computational Science and Engineering