Department of Mechanical Engineering

About the Department

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of many departments belonging to the Faculty of Engineering in McMaster University. As a student-centred, research-intensive department, we are creating tomorrow's leaders and developing knowledge and engineering solutions that address many of society's challenges and opportunities. Please explore our website for more information.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to the mission of the Faculty of Engineering and of the University.

What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanics is a branch of physics that deals with the interaction of forces on a physical body and its environment. Many scholars consider the field to be a precursor to modern physics. The laws of mechanics apply to many different microscopic and macroscopic objects—ranging from the motion of electrons to the orbital patterns of galaxies.

Mechanical Engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. More information on Mechanical Engineering may be found here.

News & Events

For additional information about these and other events visit our departmental calendar.

2014-Apr-08 @ 12:30 PM
The Phoenix

Department Meeting

2014-May-16 @ 8:30 - 4:30
Location TBA
Graduate Attributes Workshop

2014-May-20
Location TBA
Top Graduands Reception

2014-Jun-07 @ 12noon
Front of JHE (tent)
Engineering Alumni Reunion Day BBQ
More info

2014-Jun-10
Paletta Mansion, Burlington
Department Retreat

HOLIDAY DEPARTMENT CLOSURES:
Fri Apr 18 - Good Friday
Mon May 19 - Victoria Day
Tue Jul 1 - Canada Day
Mon Aug 4 - Civic Holiday
Mon Sep 1 - Labour Day
Mon Oct 13 - Thanksgiving
Tue Dec 16 - closed at 12:00 PM
Thu Dec 25 - Thu Jan 1/15
(inclusive)
Mon Feb 16 - Family Day

 

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In Memory of Tyler Johnson

Kipling Gift 2014 - In Memory of Tyler Johnson

Mech Eng Award Winners

 

Charitable Donations to Mechanical Engineering

Laboratory Fund

This laboratory fund will provide the capital support to the Department enabling it to create new learning opportunities or to upgrade existing labs. Donations may be made to the fund through the normal channels such as University Advancement or Alumni donation programs. Donations are are eligible for tax receipt purposes.

Please quote E830A Mechanical Engineering equipment fund when making donations.

General Fund

This fund will provide the support to the Department's general fund. Donations may be made to the fund through the normal channels such as University Advancement or Alumni donation programs. Donations are are eligible for tax receipt purposes.

Please quote A110A Mechanical Engineering general fund when making donations.