MINORS AND SPECIALIZATIONS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT
Minor in Manufacturing Engineering
A Minor in Manufacturing Engineering will be available for registration in the 2010/2011 academic year.
Manufacturing Degree Change Announcement March 2009
Minor in Mechatronics
Students pursuing a BSc in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering have the opportunity to broaden their skills by taking a Minor in Mechatronics. Entry to the minor will be on a competitive basis using GPA and evidence of design experience and entrepreneurship.
Mechatronics is the synergistic combination of mechanical engineering, electronics and electrical engineering with computer science and control systems engineering; it is a design philosophy for the best use of the most appropriate technology. Mechatronics involves the study of dynamic systems and controlled motions systems. Examples of mechatronics systems include: DVD players, electronic fuel injection systems, and robotic systems.
Modern devices contain mechanical, electrical and computer systems working in harmony to achieve higher levels of functionality than previously imaginable. For example, the automobile has evolved beyond a mechanical system with electrical components to an integrated system of electro-mechanical devices, embedded microprocessors, network communications and intelligent software.
To develop these advanced systems, a new breed of engineer is needed, one who not only has a strong foundation in engineering design but also feels comfortable working across the traditional engineering disciplines of manufacturing, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. Students will be able to work in a modern, state-of-the-art laboratory for hands-on design of mechatronic systems.
|Fourth-Year Program Requirements|
|ENGG 513 Prof. Eng. in Society||Two technical electives from the following list:
ENMF 505 Robotics
ENMF 513 AI in Manufacturing
ENMF 515 Computer Based Control of Manufacturing
ENME 641 Advanced Control Systems
ENME 529 Micro-electro-mechanical systems
|ENMF 533 Elements of Automation|
|ENME 538 / ENMF 512 Design Methodology and Application|
|ENME 560 Mechatronics Design Lab|
|ENME 585 Control Systems|
|ENME 599 Vibrations (mechanical engineering) or ENMF 521 Manufacturing Practicum (manufacturing engineering)|
|Complemetary studies courses|
For more information about the program please contact:
Dr. Jeff Pieper, P.Eng.
Phone: (403) 220-5770
The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering offers a Minor in Petroleum Engineering within the mechanical engineering major program. This minor builds on the fundamentals provided by a basis in mechanical engineering and adds specialized study in reservoir engineering and other technical areas including turbomachinery and gas dynamics, production engineering, materials science, and offshore and geological aspects.
The specialization in petroleum engineering is continually assessed and updated for its relevance to the oil and gas industry. A new area of concentrated expertise is in drilling engineering where an industry funded research chair is being created within the department.
These concentrated studies are complemented by a full-year mechanical engineering design project. Technical elective courses offered within the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering are open to students in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering for their petroleum engineering minor. Further, mechanical engineering students have the option of taking certain courses within the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering to use as part of the degree program.
Minors Open to all Engineering Students
Minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
Minor in Management and Society