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University Of Calgary Mechanical Engineering Faculty

Last Updated on February 24, 2023 by Fola Shade

Mechanical engineers play an important role in designing and manufacturing everything from autonomous vehicles and supersonic aircraft to microdevices that are smaller than a human hair. Their impact can be seen in the development of new materials, processes and systems all around us.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers students the opportunity to pursue an exceptional, high quality education in Canada’s largest mechanical engineering department.

Our 1,450 students (1000 undergraduate and 450 graduate) learn in a thriving and dynamic environment emphasizing solid academics and sound hands-on skills. We offer traditional and co-op undergraduate programs (including a biomedical co-op option), as well as Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and PhD graduate programs.

Our students have exciting research and extracurricular opportunities; from the Undergraduate Research Program to the many student club groups focusing on robotics, autonomous flight, F-1 racing, rocketry, biomechanics, satelites, permaculture, hydrogen powered vehicles, and many others there is something for every student to be passionate about.

Our department is home to world-class research, with many of our researchers internationally renowned experts. Owing to the very high quality of our programs, the majority of our students experience excellent employment opportunities following graduation. We have many alumni who have gone on to change the world in amazing ways. Indeed, the sky’s the limit for our students, staff, and alumni!

What mechanical engineers do

Traditional roles

Mechanical engineers design and oversee the manufacturing of products ranging from medical devices to batteries. They design power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines, as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, elevators, escalators, conveyor systems and automated transfer stations. Mechanical engineers use computers extensively to integrate sensors, controllers and machinery. They create and analyze designs, run simulations and test how machines will interact with connected systems.

Today’s emerging roles

Mechanical engineers often work on the newest industrial pursuits, particularly in biomedical engineering, automation and robotics. These engineers play key roles in improving the range and performance of hybrid and electric cars, advancing alternative energies, and creating solutions in bioengineering and nanotechnology.

Program overview

The MEng in mechanical and manufacturing engineering gives you a competitive advantage, whether you are focusing your career in a specific area or expanding your opportunities across sectors. This program is often completed in one to two years of full-time study, and part-time options are available. Taking your education beyond your four-year bachelor’s degree, you will enhance your knowledge with 10 technical courses. This will enable you to expand or focus your career, depending on your goals, in a variety of sectors.  

Completing this program

  • Core courses: 10 courses are required to complete this degree. Students can combine courses around the following themes within the field:
    • Mechatronics
    • Aerospace and Energy Systems
    • Advance Manufacturing and Product Design



Upon successful completion of the professional MEng program in mechanical and manufacturing engineering, graduates will have a balance of the fundamental knowledge and practical skills required to work in a wide variety of industries in Canada, and worldwide. This includes, but isn’t limited to, work in robotics and autonomous systems, oil and gas, renewable energy, clean technology, aerospace, biomedical engineering and nanotechnology.    

A course-based master’s degree in mechanical engineering is usually considered a final degree.

Course-based program

10 courses

Learn more about program requirements in the Academic Calendar

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

1-2 years full-time; 6 years maximum; part-time available


No supervisor is required

Fees and funding

MEng programs are self-funded.

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.

Admission Requirements


A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

Minimum education

A four-year baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering, or an equivalent degree, from a recognized institution. Consideration is also given to applicants with a four-year science degree in mathematics, physics or kinesiology, or an equivalent degree, from a recognized institution.

Work samples



One official copy of your final transcript (and degree certificate if degree is not clearly stated on transcript) in a signed, sealed envelope from the institution attended. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the online application for initial evaluation purposes. Admission offers, however, are conditional upon receipt of official transcripts.  

  • Official transcripts can be mailed to us directly from the institution, or they can be mailed to you directly and you can send them to us yourself
  • We will not accept unsealed official transcripts as official



Test scores


English language proficiency (ELP)

An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:


We make offers to qualified applicants on a rolling basis – as they come in. That means our high-demand programs can fill up well in advance of the application deadline.

Don’t wait to apply. If you are interested in this program, apply early.

For admission on September 1:

  • March 1 application deadline

Engineering Faculty

Department Chair

  • Dziedzic, MauricioPhD University of Toronto, MASc Universidade Federal do Parana, BASc Universidade Federal do Parana, M.ASCE., P.Eng.ChairEmail: [email protected]Office: 10-2514Supervises in: MEng ; MSc Interdisciplinary Studies ; PhDMaurício Dziedzic, Ph.D., Prof., M. ASCE, P.Eng. Civil Engineering at Universidade Federal do Paraná (1986). M.A.Sc. in Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering at Universidade Federal do Paraná (1988). Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics – University of Toronto (1994)….Full profile


  • Ali, Dr. FaranPhD (University of Saskatchewan), MSc (IHE, Delft), BSc (UET, Lahore)Assistant Professor, Geography and EngineeringPhone: 250-960-6355Email: [email protected]Office: 8-408Website: in: MSc NRES Geography ; MSc NRES Environmental ScienceFull profile
  • Garcia-Becerra, Dr. Flor (June)PhD, Masters in Biotech (University of Toronto), BEng (Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City)Assistant ProfessorEmail: june.garcia-b[email protected]Leader and collaborator in multiple Mexican and internationally funded interdisciplinary research projects related to sustainable and resilient urban development, as well as technology-based eco-preneurship.Full profile
  • Gehloff, MaikDipl.-Ing. (FH), MAScSenior Lab InstructorPhone: 250-960-6703Email: [email protected]Maik Gehloff is a Senior Lab Instructor in the Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design program right here at UNBC. He is also the founder and owner of Gehloff Consulting Inc. Since he was a young boy trying to design and build the perfect tree house, Maik has always been a passionate…Full profile
  • Helle, Dr. StevePhD (Chemical Engineering – University of British Columbia), BEng, MEng (Chemical Engineering – McGill University)Associate ProfessorCo-Director, Environmental EngineeringPhone: 250-960-5206Email: [email protected]Office: 10-2542Supervises in: MSc NRES ; MA NRESFull profile
  • Iorhemen, Dr. OliverPhD (University of Calgary), MSc (University of Leeds), BEng (Ahmadu Bello University), EITAssistant Professor, Environmental EngineeringPhone: 250-960-5647Email: [email protected]Office: 10-2526Website: in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES ; MEngEducation Ph.D in Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation); University of Calgary, 2019 MSc(Eng) in Environmental Engineering and Project Management; University of Leeds, UK., 2011 B.Eng Water Resources and Environmental Engineering; Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria, 2008…Full profile
  • Iqbal, Dr. AsifPhD, PEngAssociate ProfessorPhone: 250-960-6708Email: [email protected]Office: WIDC-364Supervises in: MSc ; PhD Civil and Structural EngineeringAsif Iqbal is an Assistant Professor in the Integrated Wood Design program. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. His primary research focus is on protection of built environment against natural disasters such as earthquakes. His work…Full profile
  • Kang, Dr. ChaoPhD University of Alberta, MA Lanzhou UniversitySenior Lab InstructorPhone: 250-960-5699Email: [email protected]Office: 10-2559Full profile
  • Li, Dr. Jianbing (Jason)PhD, University of ReginaProfessorPhone: 250-960-6397Email: [email protected]Office: 8-408Website: in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRESDr. Jianbing Li is a professor and professional engineer in the Environmental Engineering program. He received his PhD degree in environmental systems engineering from University of Regina. He has research interests in environmental pollution control, petroleum waste management, contaminated soil…Full profile
  • Linklater, Dr. NatalieMITACS Canadian Science Policy Fellow (Post-Doc.), PhD Carleton University, MASc Carleton UniversitySenior Lab InstructorPhone: 250-960-5421Email: [email protected]Office: 10-2534Dr. Linklater has a PhD in wastewater disinfection specializing in alternative disinfection methods such as potassium ferrate, peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide and ultraviolet light irradiation. For her dissertation, she examined the prevalence of viable but non-culturable (VBNC) following…Full profile
  • Qureshi, Dr. RamlaPhD University at Buffalo, NYAssistant ProfessorEmail: [email protected]Supervises in: PhD Civil and Structural Engineering ; MSc Civil and Structural Engineering ; MA Civil and Structural EngineeringDr. Ramla Qureshi received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA. Her research focus lies in structural resilience against extreme hazards; such as earthquakes, fires, and blasts, and includes implementation of advanced computational and…Full profile
  • Roberts, Dr. DeborahPh. D. University of Alberta, Eng. L. EGBCDean, Faculty of Science and EngineeringCell: 250-859-3858Email: [email protected]Supervises in: MSc ; PhDMy research combines my training as a classical microbiologist with 30 years experience in engineering research developing new methods for the application of microbial processes to treat contaminated water, soil and sediments. I train students in classical and modern microbiological techniques,…Full profile
  • Sui, Dr. JueyiDr -Ing., Technical University of Kaiserslautern (Germany); MSc. Hefei University of Technology (China)ProfessorPhone: 250-960-6399Email: [email protected]Office: 10-2524Website: in: PhD NRES ; MA NRES Environmental Studies ; MA NRES Geography ; MSc NRES Environmental Science ; MSc NRES GeographyJueyi has expertise in cold region hydraulics and hydrology (river ice hydraulics and snow hydrology) and fluvial hydraulics.Full profile
  • Tannert, Dr. ThomasPhD, PEngProfessorPhone: 250-960-6710Email: [email protected]Office: 2-6710Website: in: MSc NRESThomas Tannert joined the University of Northern British Columbia in 2016 as BC Leadership Chair in Tall Wood and Hybrid Structures Engineering. Thomas received his PhD from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, a Master’s degree in Wood Science and Technology from the University of Bio-…Full profile
  • Thring, Dr. RonPhD, MSc, MASc, BScProfessorPhone: 250-960-5804Email: [email protected]Office: 10-2544Website: in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES ; MSc NRES ForestryPhD (1990) Chemical Engineering, University of Sherbrooke MSc (1984) Chemical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan MASc (1980) Chemical Engineering, University of Bradford (UK) BSc (1978) Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry, University of Botswana and SwazilandFull profile